VE Session Today, Sunday June 18, 2017
12 Noon, please arrive a few minutes early. Rear of the building,
Shaker Road Fire Department
550 Albany Shaker Rd
Loudonville NY 12211-2100
Sponsor: Capital Area Radio Enthusiasts
Date: Jun 18 2017
Time: 12:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
Twice a year, ARRL offers an event designed to promote Amateur Radio to our youth. Share the excitement with your kids or grandkids, a Scout troop, a church or the general public!
Kids Day is designed to give on-the-air experience to young people and hopefully foster interest in getting a license of their own. It is also intended to give older hams a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio with their children.
Kids Day always runs from 1800 UTC (2:00PM EDT) through 2359 (7:59 PM EDT) UTC. Operate as much or as little as you like.
For more information visit the ARRL website at http://www.arrl.org/kids-day
Field Day 2017 is coming up this weekend! We will be holding a joint event with the Schenectady Amateur Radio Association (SARA) at the Niskayuna Soccer Park on Zenner Road (see map). This year, SARA’s (K2AE) will be the main call sign will be the main call sign, while SMARA’s (W2IR) will be used for the GOTA station.
Field Day Set Up will be on Friday June 23 at 12:00pm. Please come down and lend a hand as there is so much to do! Any help is greatly appreciated.
Field Day starts at 2 PM EST on Saturday, June 24th and continues for 24 hours, ending June 25th at 2PM EST. At that time we will need help breaking down and paacking up.
Field Day is open to the public and guests. Operators are needed and encouraged! Take the opportunity to gain invaluable experience on HF bands, CW and digital modes under the guidance of highly experienced Hams. Bring family! Bring a friend!
ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.
Field Day is a picnic, a camp out, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities.
It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.
The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.
We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walk-a-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums —these are all large, pre-planned,non-emergency activities.
But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems —or maybe because they ARE so complex—ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations
The JCC Maccabi Games® is the largest Jewish youth event in the world. From August 6–August 11, 2017, the Capital Region will welcome more than 700 visiting teens from across the globe that will compete in Olympic style competition. The games will also include 300 host families, 800 volunteers and 75 local teen athletes competing.
Click here http://acaces.org/The%20JCC%20Maccabi%20Games.pdf for more info or contact Dave Galletly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration forms can be found at http://acaces.org/Registration%20for%202017%20Maccabi%20Games%20Communications%20Unit.pdf
Pre-registration is required.
Volunteers are needed for the following public service events:
July 4, 2017: Alplaus Parade, Duannesburg, NY.
July 15, 2017: Maple Ski Ridge Mud Run.
Please contact James MacMurry for more information at N2UZQ@arrl.net.
August 6-11, 2017: The JCC Maccabi Games.
More information coming soon or contact Dave Galletly at email@example.com.
For those of you who participate in the weekly nets, you may remember AA2CW was always the first to sign in until about a year ago. Also Ken was involved (often coordinating) in many of the public service events our club participated in.
He will be missed.
May 7 – Schenectady Crop Walk
May 20 – Niskaday
May 24 – Scotia Parade
Please contact James MacMurray, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more details.
John Fritze, K2QY is in need of volunteers for the Delmar Duathalon on April 30th.
Please contact John at email@example.com for more details.
Hosted by James MacMurray on May 6 from 2:00PM – 4:00 PM at miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Hts Schenectady, NY.
Pre-registration is required so please visit the website at http://cstar.cestm.albany.edu/skywarn/Talks.htm