Peconic Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 113 Peconic, NY 11958   -   PECONICRADIOCLUB@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......

CLUB MEETINGS

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 next meeting is scheduled for Friday May 3 when our guest speaker will be JIM MEZEY W2KFV, our ARRL NLI Secion Manager, who will update us on the latest ARRL activities and issues.

MINUTES OF APRIL 22, 2019 BOD MTG


* EXTENDED HOURS AT MATTITUCK LIBRARY FOR MEETINGS UNDER CONCERN - LIBRARY DIRECTOR TO RESPOND TO NY2NY BEFORE MAY MEETING. IF EXTENDED HOURS UNTIL 9PM IS REQUIRED FOR A SPECIFIC MEETING AND THE LIBRARY CANNOT ACCOMODATE US, CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO HOLDING THAT MEETING AT CUSTER INSTITUTE.
* NEXT FCC VE SESSION SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY 4/26; W2NSF, K2GLP, NY2HF TO SUPPORT. ONE CANDIDATE EXPECTED.
* SOME VINTAGE HAM GEAR HAS BEEN DONATED TO CLUB BY KC2RWT NOW STORED AT CUSTER. NY2NY WILL INVENTORY ON 4/23; EQUIPMENT MAY BE OFFERED TO CLUB MEMBERS AT FUTURE DATE.
* FIELD DAY LOCATION - MATTITUCK PARK NOT AVAILABLE; BOD HAS DECIDED TO RETURN TO HORTON POINT THIS YEAR; SHELTER OPTIONS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED (TENTS, MOTORHOME, OFFICE TRAILER).
* UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS: MAY-JIM MEZEY W2KFV ARRL SM & SLATE OF OFFICERS PRESENTED & CONSTITUTION REVISION PRESENTED TO MEMBERSHIP; JUNE-ANNUAL MEETING - ELECTION OF OFFICERS & FIELD DAY PLANNING; FIELD DAY - JUNE 22-23, NO JULY MEETING; AUGUST-TOM WB2EUJ SPKR; SEPTEMBER - TBD; OCTOBER-TOM WB2EUJ SPKR; NOVEMBER-TBD; DECEMBER-HOLIDAY PARTY, NO MEETING.
*PARC CONSTITUTION - ACTION ON CURRENT REVISION ON HOLD.
* PARC INSURANCE - EXPIRES JUNE 6, MUST BE RENEWED BEFORE FIELD DAY. ARRL CLUB INSURANCE AVAILABLE AT REDUCED RATE. NY2NY TO PURCHASE NEW INSURANCE BEFORE JUNE 6.
* NY2NY NEEDS ASSISTANCE IN UPDATING THE PARC WEBSITE WITH PHOTOS FROM PAST EVENTS. ANYONE ?
* THE DONATED SDR RADIO AUCTION FROM KD2HLD WAS WON BY FRANK KC2MBV FOR $80. RADIO DELIVERED AND FUNDS SENT TO PARC PAYPAL ACCOUNT.
* NEW MEMBER APPLICATION RECEIVED FROM JEFF AA2AB; BOD APPROVAL WAS GRANTED VIA EMAIL; JEFF VISITED THE CUSTER STATION LAST WEEK AND WILL BE ON THE AIR SOON.
* CURRENT PARC CHECKING ACCOUNT IS $1381.96 ; PAYPAL ACCOUNT IS $379.36. EXPECTED EXPEDITURES NEXT FEW MONTHS: $350 INSURANCE; $500-700 FOR FIELD DAY EXPENSES; $23/MO FOR WEBSITE FEES.
* CONSIDERED POSSIBLE PARC FIELD TRIPS TO CT CASINO, BELMONT PARK, OTHERS ??
* NY2NY UPDATED MEMBERSHIP LIST - CURRENT 43 MEMBERS TOTAL; 38 PAID, 5 COMPS. WILL SEND OUT 2019-2020 DUES REMINDER IN EARLY JUNE - DUE AT FIELD DAY JUNE 22.
* PARC REQUIRES AN INVENTORY OF PARC-OWNED EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES. SHOULD INCLUDE THE CUSTER STATION AND ITEMS LOCATED AT K2GLP QTH. INVENTORY LIST SHOULD CONTAIN DESCRIPTION OF ITEM, MODEL/PART NUMBER, SERIAL NUMBER IF APPLICABLE AND ONE-WORD CONDITION (NEW, WORKING, NEEDS REPAIR, ETC.) NY2NY AND W2WGK WILL INVENTORY THE CUSTER EQUIPMENT; K2GLP REQUESTED TO DO SAME AT HIS QTH.

 

             PARC ANNUAL DUES

PARC annual dues are payable on June 22 for the 2019-2020 year...You can pay at any meeting DIRECTLY to our Treasurer W2WGK OR send a check to: PARC- PO Box 113 Peconic, NY 11958 OR pay with PAYPAL -

PAY to: PECONICRADIOCLUB@GMAIL.COM

Please use the "send money" option, not "pay for goods or services"

 

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 next opportunity is:

TUESDAY APRIL 23 --10:00-2:00PM

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..