Despite the weather, the August 11th “All Clubs Picnic” had a terrific turnout yesterday! Thanks to SMARA for hosting.
One of the aspects of attending an event like this is getting to know new hams, talking to hams I have not previously met, and of catching up with old friends. And of course the good food! It makes the summer months lively.
Our ENY Section Emergency Coordinator David Galletly KM2O set up an ARES Connect sign up booth (YES we are now LIVE!). Snap the QR code with your smart phone and BAM you are taken right to the sign up page!
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays the Hudson Division Director, Mike Lisenco N2YBB from the swift completion of his appointed rounds (like attending a picnic). We tried to convince him it was just a bit of dew 😉
Everyone knows Tony Pazzola W2BEJ!
An awesome time was had by all.
July 7th 2018 – ENY Section Staff Meeting
ENY Field Day 2018!
Linda (K2QYL) and I drove around the entire ENY Section for Field Day 2018. We left Delmar about 10AM on Saturday driving down through Albany to Orange County on the West side of the Hudson, crossing over to the East side and visiting Yonkers and points North to East Greenbush arrivng home at 2am Sunday morning. Sunday we were back on the road by 8am and visited Schenectady heading North to Prospect Mtn then East to Hoosick, and South to Cropseyville and arriving back in Delmar by 3pm. That was a total of about 700 miles! We tried to visit as many FD sites as possible. What we saw was NOT a dying hobby but hundreds of people having a fabulous time (despite the not so perfect weather and band conditions). We saw many sites where non hams were warmly welcomed. We saw newly minted hams having fun, getting on the air, making contacts, putting up antennas and learning new things. I saw more smiles than I have in a long time! At every site, we were warmly welcomed, offered all kinds of food and much needed coffee including tours of each site. While Linda and I did not get to sit down behind a mic this year, we both felt so blessed to meet so many new and old friends alike! Here are a few pictures I wanted to share. Each and every club was thrilled and thanked us for showing ARRL support for their Field Day effort. It was the BEST Field Day ever……until next year! 73 de,
It was a rainy and cold morning today at the EGARA hamfest, but warm friendships made it a terrific event. Thanks for your hospitality, 73!
It was my pleasure this week to award several Public Service Honor Roll awards!
Mike Shanahan WO2H (left), Mark Copeletti WM2C (right), Robert Dillon KT2D, Ed Rubin N2JBA and Keith Tilley K2UNI. Congrats to all the winners and thank you for your service.
Just a few friends at the ARRL table during the Middletown Flea Market on April 30th. Thanks for taking the photo Lee (K2HAT)!