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 JUNE 7. THIS IS OUR ANNUAL MEETING; ELECTION OF PARC OFFICERS FOR THE 2019-2020 YEAR AND FIELD DAY PREPARATIONS SO PLEASE TRY AND ATTEND.

                                   

                                                                   MINUTES OF PARC MEETING MAY 3, 2019

* GUEST SPEAKER JIM MEZEY W2KFV - ARRL NLI SECTION MANAGER - BRIEFED US ON THE LATEST ARRL ACTIVITIES AND ISSUES. THANX TO JIM, ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO HAVE HIM AT PARC. HE PROMISED TO VISIT US ON FIELD DAY.
* Congrats to NEW MEMBER Keith Menotti, who took the Tech, General AND Extra exam at our April 26 VE session and PASSED THEM ALL !!! UPDATE ! KEITH'S NEW CALL IS AC2ZB !!!  VE'S K2GLP, W2NSF, NY2NY, N2RBU and W2SFC supported the VE session.
* We have sucessfully inventoried all the equipment owned by PARC and a master list is available from NY2NY.
* PARC Field Day this year will be held at the Horton Point Lighthouse on June 22-23; more details to follow. N2QHV is coordinating this activity with Southold Town.
* EXTENDED HOURS AT MATTITUCK LIBRARY FOR MEETINGS UNDER CONCERN - LIBRARY DIRECTOR TO RESPOND NEXT FEW WEEKS. 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.
* SOME VINTAGE HAM GEAR (INCLUDING A KENWOOD TS-530S) HAS BEEN DONATED TO CLUB BY KC2RWT NOW STORED AT CUSTER. EQUIPMENT MAY BE AUCTIONED AT FIELD DAY, MORE DETAILS LATER.
* UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS: JUNE-ANNUAL MEETING - ELECTION OF OFFICERS & FIELD DAY PLANNING; FIELD DAY - JUNE 22-23, NO JULY MEETING; AUGUST- TBD; SEPTEMBER - TOM WB2EUJ SPKR; OCTOBER-TOM WB2EUJ SPKR; NOVEMBER-TBD; DECEMBER-HOLIDAY PARTY, NO MEETING.
* PARC CONSTITUTION - ACTION ON CURRENT REVISION ON HOLD. MEETING TO BE SCHEDULED TO FINALIZE REVISIONS.
* PARC INSURANCE - NEW CLUB INSURANCE PURCHASED THRU ARRL - $200 A YEAR FOR $2M COVERAGE, CHEAPER THAN PRIVATE INSURANCE.
* THE DONATED SDR RADIO FROM KD2HLD ON-LINE AUCTION WAS WON BY FRANK KC2MBV FOR $80. RADIO DELIVERED AND FUNDS DEPOSITED TO PARC ACCOUNT.
* NEW MEMBER APPLICATION RECEIVED FROM JEFF AA2AB; BOD APPROVAL WAS GRANTED VIA EMAIL; WELCOME TO JEFF !
* CURRENT PARC CHECKING ACCOUNT IS $1560; EXPECTED EXPEDITURES NEXT FEW MONTHS: $500-700 FOR FIELD DAY EXPENSES; $23/MO FOR WEBSITE FEES. THE PARC PAYPAL ACCOUNT HAS BEEN CLOSED DUE TO NEW REGULATIONS IMPOSED BY PAYPAL. MEMBERS WISHING TO PAY DUES VIA PAYPAL SHOULD FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PARC WEBSITE (VIA NY2NY.US)
* NY2NY UPDATED MEMBERSHIP LIST - CURRENT 44 MEMBERS TOTAL; 38 PAID, 6 COMPS. WILL SEND OUT 2019-2020 DUES REMINDER IN EARLY JUNE - DUE AT FIELD DAY JUNE 22.
* 50/50 AUCTION - WON BY TOM WB2EUJ WHO GENEROUSLY DONATED HIS WINNINGS TO THE PARC TREASURY.
* THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE PRESENTED A SLATE OF CANDIDATES FOR 2109-2020: PRESIDENT: N2YFD; VICE-PRESIDENT: N2RBU & W2SFC; SECRETARY: NY2NY; TREASURER: W2WGK. ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE JUNE MEETING.

          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: JAY@NY2NY.US

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 MAY 21-10:00-2:00PM

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..