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 Radio Central's November Meeting:
Wednesday November 18

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"Social Half Hour" starts at 6:30 PM
Meeting starts at 7:00 PM
Middle Country Public Library in Centereach

You are invited to attend Radio Central Amateur Radio Club's November meeting on Wednesday November 18 at 6:30 PM at the Middle Country Library in Centereach.

Our November meeting topic will be PC based test equipment applications that you can get for free - Soundcard Scope, Spectrogram, and Spectrum Lab. All three of these applications are excellent tools for the ham shack and are definitely worth a look.

Radio Central Amateur Radio Club meetings are open to non-members as well as members. Anyone interested in Amateur Radio or wireless history is welcome to attend.

Our 2015 General Meetings will be at the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach. You can get directions to the Middle Country Public Library here.

 W2RC Radio Central Day QSL Information
Saturday November 7

QSL is by Email only. If you worked W2RC on Radio Central Day
(Saturday Nov. 7), and your email address is up to date on QRZ.com,
you will receive the certificate automatically. If you don't have
an up to date email address posted on QRZ.com, you can reach our
Radio Central Day QSL manager at k2rfp@arrl.net with your email address
and we will get a certificate emailed out to you.

  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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