Peconic Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 113 Peconic, NY 11958   - EMAIL: PARC.W2AMC@GMAIL.COM

  


 

The Peconic Amateur Radio Club is devoted to the hobby of Amateur Radio

  and serves Eastern Long Island's North Fork and beyond......

NOTE: PARC EMAIL ADDRESS IS :

               PARC.W2AMC@GMAIL.COM

CLUB MEETINGS

Our Regular meetings are on the first Friday of each month (except July and Dec), at 6:30 PM at the Mattituck - Laurel Library, 13900 Main Road {NY Route 25}, Mattituck, NY 11952.

Meetings at the Library have been suspended due to the COVID-19 but.....

MEANTIME WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE ZOOM ON-LINE MEETINGS AT 7:00PM ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH. Our next ZOOM meeting is JUNE 4 === Program : TBD.. We are planning to resume in-person meetings at the Mattituck Library in September 2021 depending on COVID conditions and Library requirements.

       ANNOUNCEMENTS - APRIL 25 ,2021

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* PARC  MEETINGS:

 

March: ARRL Section Manager Jim Mezey W2KFV updated us on ARRL news and events !

April: 9 members participated in a town-hall style meeting. Introduced Ian - KC3RHN, new Tech and Parc member.

May: 8 members participated in a town-hall style meeting. Introduced Pete - KD2WHB - New General and PARC member.

* FCC VE EXAMS:

Congrats to Pete Rutlin (Tech + General, NOW KD2WHB) and Spencer Fink KD2UIX (General) for passing their FCC Exams at the PARC VE session on April 23. See u on the air !!

3 DAY ADVANCE Reservations will be required from now on for FCC exams as special arrangements must be made to get access to an exam location. The Mattituck Library is open only limited hours at this time and specific approval is required for use of that facility. 

The next VE session is now scheduled for: July 23, 2021 time TBD at the Mattituck Library. Please contact Jim W2NSF at - opajim (at) optonline (dot) net & see additional information on the "License Exams" page if you would like to attend the July 23 VE session.....


*MEMBERSHIP: An updated  PARC MEMBERSHIP/DUES LIST dated 04/25/21 has been distributed to the membership.  Please contact NY2NY If you did not receive one or you have corrections or additions to the list. There are currently 57 active PARC members.

*PARC CUSTER STATION: The PARC Custer Station is now re-opened !! Every Tuesday from 10:30am to 2:00pm- members and guests are invited to join us at the Custer Institute in Southold. All attendees must have had at least ONE COVID vaccine shot or a recent Negative COVID test, and only a maximum of 6 people will be admitted to the station area at one time. Thanks for your cooperation..been a long time since any of us have gotten together on Tuesdays !!

*ANTENNAS, ANTENNAS ! --- NY2NY has  a large collection of HF and VHF antennas available at little or no cost to PARC members...Please contact Jay : Jay(at)NY2NY(dot)us for more info !

* A draft of the PARC CONSTITUTION has been distributed to the membership for comments and review. An on-line vote for its acceptance will be initiated at the June meeting after review of the comments received.

* The 2021-2022 ELECTION SLATE for PARC officers has now been established:

PRESIDENT: Roberta N2RBU

VICE PRESIDENT: Rich K2FAA

SECRETARY/TREASURER: Jay NY2NY

Elections will be conducted at the June 4 - ZOOM meeting.

* 2021 FIELD DAY: No in-person Field Day is planned for 2021. As we did last year, members are encouraged to operate their home, portable or mobile stations independently and submit their logs to the ARRL as part of the PARC club score. Check the ARRL waiver issued this year for class 1D stations and log submission details.

* NEW FCC RADIATION MEASUREMENT REQUIREMENTS: The FCC has issued a revised set of radiation measurement requirements which NOW apply to Amateur Radio Stations. Please go to: http://www.arrl.org/news/updated-radio-frequency-exposure-rules-become-effective-on-may-3 for details. Essentially, all Amateur Radio stations are now required to calculate the radiation levels caused by their transmissions and record them for presentation to the FCC as requested. This is an FCC MANDATE for all services including commercial, GMRS and the Amateur service.

* A members-only auction was conducted in May with the following results: TS440s radio - KD2TOD; 40m QRP kits-W2ZRA; Lafayette SWR meter-KD2TOD; NY2NY power supply - N2YFD; NY2NY coax switches: KD2TOD & KD2UIX; NY2NY dummy load - N2YFD. Congrats to all !

 

                 PARC ANNUAL DUES

PARC annual dues are due on JULY 1, 2021- for the 2021-2022 year...You can pay at any (REAL) meeting  DIRECTLY to our Treasurer PETE KREPPEIN SR

OR

Send a paper check or money order to: PARC- PO Box 113 Peconic, NY 11958. If you wish to pay by paper check - please make the check out to Roberta Keis or James Buscemi with a memo note that it's for PARC dues. Please DO NOT make the check out to the Peconic Amateur Radio Club as it can't be cashed that way.

OR

PAY WITH PAYPAL.

FOR PAYPAL PAY to: JAY(AT)NY2NY(DOT)US 

Please use the "send money to friends and family" option, not "pay for goods or services". Please do not send Paypal $$ to the PARC email address - we do not have a Paypal account with that address.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS $30, FAMILY MEMBERSHIP $35.

 

PARC CLUB STATION 

  The club station is located at the Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Bayview Ave., Southold, NY 11971 and is now open again from 10am to 2pm on Tuesdays starting March 30.

The following restrictions apply:

**Only members and guests who have received at least ONE COVID vaccination or a recent negative COVID test will be admitted to the station.

** A maximum of 6 members/guests will be permitted inside at any time.

We are QRV on all bands 160m thru 70 cm with 5 antennas of various configurations. Also can operate CW, SSB, FM, JT65, FSK and FT8 modes.

We have a DATA radio installed (FT-100) so stop by and try out the FT8 mode on HF - lots of fun !

CLUB REPEATERS:

VHF (Middle Island) W2OQI/R, 146.82/146.22, PL 136.5

UHF (Greenport) W2AMC/R, 440.050/445.050, PL 107.2

Thanx to Charlie K2GLP, the PARC UHF repeater has now been linked to other repeaters down the east coast from 9am to 7pm daily so don't be surprised if you find yourself talking to a mobile in Orlando some afternoon. Just please don't call "CQDX" on the repeater-- hihi..