Peconic Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 113 Peconic, NY 11958   - EMAIL: PARC(dot)W2AMC(at)GMAIL(dot)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(dot)W2AMC(at)GMAIL(dot)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 next meeting will be via ZOOM on Friday January 7 - Tom WB2EUJ will discuss the new FCC required RF Exposure Calculations as they apply to the Ham shack !! Don't miss it !

       ANNOUNCEMENTS - NOVEMBER 30,2021

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* PARC  MEETINGS:

SEPTEMBER: 13 attendees - ARRL Division Director N2RJ was guest speaker.

OCTOBER: 14 ATTENDEES - N2QHV conducted our annual Simulated Emergency Test (SET).

NOVEMBER: 18 ATTENDEES - Our first in-person post Covid meeting...Mystery auction !

* FCC VE EXAMS:

An FCC VE session was held on October 22 - Chuck Kissel   passed his Technician exam AND IS NOW KD2YFA !!...attended by W2NSF, K2GLP, WA8BIT and NY2NY. 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. We are scheduled to conduct our next in-person exam session at the Mattituck Library on January 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm.

Please contact Jim W2NSF at - opajim (at) optonline (dot) net & see additional information on the "License Exams" page for further info.

HOLIDAY PARTY: We are planning a PARC Holiday late lunch at the “On the Docks” restaurant – 177 Meeting House Creek Rd, Aquebogue, NY 11931 – at 2:00pm on Friday December 17. Order off the menu – separate checks for all. Please let us know if you are planning to attend and if you will be bringing a guest so we can give the restaurant a heads-up on the party size.
Thanks – Jay NY2NY

*MEMBERSHIP: An updated  PARC MEMBERSHIP/DUES LIST dated 11/05/21 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 63 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 !

* The May 1, 2021 revision of the  PARC CONSTITUTION has been approved by both the BOD and the general membership at the June 2021 meeting. Please contact NY2NY if you need another copy.

* The 2021-2022 ELECTION of  PARC officers was conducted at the June meeting:

PRESIDENT: Roberta N2RBU

VICE PRESIDENT: Rich K2FAA

SECRETARY/TREASURER: Jay NY2NY

* 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.

 

      PARC ANNUAL DUES

PARC annual dues are due on JULY 1, 2021- for the 2021-2022 year...You can pay at any (REAL or CUSTER) meeting DIRECTLY to our Treasurer JAY NY2NY

OR:

Send a paper check or money order to: PARC- PO Box 113 Peconic, NY 11958 OR Jay Buscemi NY2NY PO Box 397 Laurel NY 11948.

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..