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.

OUR REGULAR APRIL MEETING WAS CANCELED....THE ANNUAL "APRIL FOOL" RAFFLE WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED IN THE SPRING. STAY SAFE OUT THERE !!

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 DEC 4 - "Town Meeting" style - sign in and say hello ! With the sudden jump in solar flex, a lot of us must be having fun on the HF bands !! Unfortunately, our annual Holiday Party is canceled :(. Maybe make up for it with a picnic in the Spring ??

       ANNOUNCEMENTS - NOV 8, 2020

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* PARC  MEETINGS:

October: Our Emergency Coordinators N2QHV and K2GLP conducted a successful SET with stations from Shelter Is to Nassau Cty checking in. Thanks Guys !! The SET report has been issued and distributed to the membership.

November: "TOWN-HALL" ZOOM meeting - 8 members attended.

December: ZOOM meeting -"Town Hall" style - please join us !

* FCC VE EXAMS:

The FCC VE exam session previously scheduled for October 23 was cancelled. Reservations will be required from now on 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. A special VE session was conducted on Oct 27 at the Mattituck Library and 2 applicants sucessfully passed their first exams and have received their call letters:

Matt Williamson - from SI - General - now KD2VAG

Marc Chiffert - from Hampton Bays - Technician - now KD2VAF

CONGRATS TO BOTH !!

The next PARC VE session is currently scheduled for January 22 at the Mattuituck Library.


*MEMBERSHIP: An updated  PARC MEMBERSHIP/DUES LIST dated 11/30/20 will be distributed to the membership this month. Please contact NY2NY If you did not receive one or you have corrections or additions to the list. There are currently 55 active PARC members.

*PARC CUSTER STATION: Rich K2FAA has been active at the Custer station recently. If you would like to visit/operate please contact Rich : ny410a(at)optonline(dot)net for more info.

ANTENNAS, ANTENNAS ! --- NY2NY has  a large collection of HF and VHF antennas available at cost to PARC members...Please contact Jay : Jay(at)NY2NY(dot)us for more info !

 

            PARC ANNUAL DUES

PARC annual dues WERE 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.

Contact K2FAA if you would like to visit/operate the station.

COVID rules apply !!

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 !

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..