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 CHANGED !

              NOW: 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.

OUR REGULAR APRIL MEETING HAS BEEN  CANCELLED....THE ANNUAL "APRIL FOOL" RAFFLE WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR LATER IN THE YEAR. STAY SAFE OUT THERE !!


 ANNOUNCEMENTS - MAY 1, 2020

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* FIELD DAY PLANSTHE PARC BOD HAS DECIDED TO CANCEL OUR FIELD DAY ACTIVITY AT THE BAILIE BEACH MATTITUCK LOCATION. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT MANY MORE FORMAL FIELD DAYS WILL BE CANCELLED BY OTHER CLUBS AND CLUB MEMBERS WILL BE ASKED TO OPERATE THEIR HOME STATIONS FOR THE FIELD DAY WEEKEND USING THEIR OWN STATION CALLS. ONE MEMBER STATION MAY BE ASSIGNED TO USE W2AMC DURING FD. SCORES WILL BE LISTED SEPARATELY IN QST - THE ARRL WILL NOT BE COMBINING INDIVIDUAL STATION SCORES.

*CURRENT BALANCE IN THE PARC CHECKING ACCOUNT IS $1678.78 ACCOUNT - N2RBU WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE ACCOUNT ONLINE. WE PLAN TO CHANGE BANKS IN THE NEAR FUTURE AFTER SETTLEMENT OF OUR BANKING FEE DISPUTE WITH PEOPLE'S NATIONAL BANK.


* PARC  MEETINGS:
MAY: WE CONDUCTED AN ON-LINE MEMBERSHIP MEETING WITH 2 GUESTS: ARRL HUDSON DIVISION DIRECTOR RIA N2RJ AND OUR NYCLI SECTION MANAGER JIM W2KFV WHO UPDATED US ON RECENT ARRL ACTIVITIES AND ISSUES.
JUNE: TOM WB2EUJ WILL PRESENT AN ON-LINE ZOOM PROGRAM ON ANTENNA PHYSICS...BRUSH UP ON MAXWELL'S EQUATIONS TO BE BETTER PREPARED..HIHI..

WE ARE CURRENTLY CONSIDERING FUTURE ON-LINE PARC MEETINGS AND WE ARE REVIEWING POSSIBLE PROGRAMS. MORE TO FOLLOW.


* PARC ELECTION OF OFFICERS OUR ONLINE ELECTION WAS COMPLETED ON APRIL 1 WITH THE FOLLOWING RESULTS:

PRESIDENT - ROBERTA N2RBU

VICE-PRESIDENT - NEIL N2YFD

SECRETARY- JAY NY2NY

TREASURER- PETE KREPPEIN, SR

* THE NEXT VE LICENSE EXAM SESSION, SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 24, HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE ARE INVESTIGATING THE POSSIBILITY OF ON-LINE VE EXAMS WHICH HAS BEEN SUCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATED BY SEVERAL CLUBS. PRIOR COORDINATION WITH THE ARRL VE DESK IS REQUIRED BEFORE ANY CHANGES IN THE STANDARD VE SESSION ARE MADE.
* K2RIW, SK - A LONG-TERM VHF EXPERT AND QST AUTHOR PASSED AWAY LAST WEEK. SEE HIS OBIT ON THE ARRL WEBSITE. HE WILL BE MISSED BY THE HAM COMMUNITY.

* WE WELCOME 2 NEW PARC MEMBERS : STEVE KD2TOD AND MARY KO4CZQ.

* AN UPDATED PARC MEMBERSHIP/DUES LIST HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO THE MEMBERSHIP. PLEASE CONTACT NY2NY IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE ONE.             

             

              PARC ANNUAL DUES

PARC annual dues ARE payable on JULY 1, 2020- for the 2020-2021 year...You can pay at any (REAL) meeting  DIRECTLY to our Treasurer PETE KREPPEIN SR OR send a check to: PARC- PO Box 113 Peconic, NY 11958 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 usually opens on Tuesdays or Wednesdays around 10:30AM.

THE PARC CUSTER STATION IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. WE WILL REOPEN WHEN CONDITIONS ARE SAFE FOR EVERYONE.

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

 Please contact NY2NY OR W2WGK if you would like the station opened at another time for dems, skeds, etc.

CLUB REPEATERS:

VHF (Middle Island) W2OQI/R, 146.22/146.82, 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 rom 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..