Club Announcements

New Hams

Someone is available before every regular meeting (around 7 PM) to answer questions from newer hams. We look forward to seeing some of the new hams if for no other reason than to meet you. Need help with your current handheld transceiver (HT)?  Bring it in with the manual and we'll try to help you out.

Sunshine Report

A warm welcome to new member Bob, N4XAT! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Skip, N2EI; Jim, KD2ARU; Tom, W2TAW; and Frank, K2SQS. Keep in your prayers and thoughts Bob, K2QPN’s xyl Marie recovering from carpal tunnel surgery; Bob Paglee, KB2ITO continued treatments; and Bonnie, WB2ALQ who had ankle surgery on July 13 and will be non-weight bearing for several months!

Summer Sizzler Brunch

The club’s summer brunch was Saturday July 15th at the Golden Dawn Diner on Route 130 in Edgewater Park. The Diamond Diner was closed so we had to quickly come up with a substitute. A good sized group showed up to enjoy a leisurely brunch and some good old fashioned family chatter. If you missed this event try to attend the Fall Pizzafest on Nov. 11th!

Skeeter Hunt

This will be our sixth foray into the wilds hunting dem notorious Jersey Skeeters! Another in-the-field QRP event, this one will have 2 stations. Join us on August 20th! Contact Bob, K2QPN for info.

The Great Eclipse

There is a move afoot in the scientific community to study HF propagation during the Great Eclipse on August 21, 2017. That community has asked amateur radio operators around the country to get on the air from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (local) to make as many contacts as possible before, during and after the eclipse period. You have the opportunity to participate in one of the largest HF propagation studies in history. Remember that one of the purposes of amateur radio is to advance the state of the art in radio. This is your chance to be on the bleeding edge. They are particularly interested in CW, RTTY and PSK as preferred modes but other modes are acceptable such as phone and other digital modes. If you would like to COMMIT to operate at least some time during the event from your home station, please contact Don, AK2S. Don is also willing to make himself available to anyone who wants to operate a digital mode and needs help setting up. That's what an "Elmer" does!