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 International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend
Saturday August 20, 2022 and Sunday August 21, 2022
W2RC/LH Will Be On the Air Both Days from the Old Field Point Lighthouse (US0148)
From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

QSL Information:

Radio Central ARC

PO Box 396

Centereach, NY 11720

 Radio Central's August Meeting will be a Virtual Zoom Meeting.
Wednesday August 31, 2022 6:30 PM

K7K - The Kiska Island DX-Pedition

Guest Speaker Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA

Our August meeting will be a special presentation about the recent K7K Kiska Island DXpedition with guest speaker Adrian Ciupperca, KO8SCA. As one of the operators at K7K, Adrian will be able give a unique perspective of the event, including the planning and logistics and the challenges involved just to get to the island with all of the equipment. Since the event was taking place during the Islands On The Air (IOTA) weekend, K7K was a particularly sought-after station to work. This is a presentation you will not want to miss.

In accordance with the continuing Social Distancing guidelines that we have to observe to keep the Covid-19 threat in retreat, our monthly membership meetings will be held on line using ZOOM until further notice.

Check Out Five New Presentations Added to Our Presentations Library:

1.) FT8: The Newest, Most Popular Mode on MF/HF/VHF by Bob, WB2NFL   View with Adobe Acrobat...

2.) Six Meter Propagation Modes by Ken, WB2AMU   View with Adobe Acrobat...

3.) RFI in the Ham Shack - Tips and Traps by Rick, KC2FD   View with Adobe Acrobat...

4.) LC Bandpass Filters for 20M, 30M, 40M by Stephen E. Sussman-Fort, Ph.D, AB2EW   View with Adobe Acrobat...

5.) Software Defined Radios: One Ham's Perspective by Jon Longtin, KB8LFP   View with Adobe Acrobat...

  Ham Radio and Distracted Driving

In light of increasingly strict "Distracted Driving" laws, our ARRL Hudson Division Director contacted the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to get their position on operation of mobile Amateur Radio equipment with respect to Distracted Driving laws. The DMV responded with a letter of opinion that appears to be very favorable to Amateur Radio. Basically is says that talking via ham radio does not constitute a violation of the Distracted Driving laws. It should be noted that though the DMV's letter (which can be downloaded from the Hudson Division web page here, of or from the RCARC web page here) is pro-Amateur Radio, it's an opinion from the DMV, not a binding agreement, so it's still possible to get pulled over, cited, and required to appear in court. More importantly, you should always give the road and traffic absolute priority over operating your radio while driving. In Mike Lisenco's own words: "Feel free to print out this opinion, but understand that it is not a license to be stupid! Letís hope that you never need to use it."

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