BEARS Quarterly Club Meeting & VE Session – January 17th @ ABC News HQ, Manhattan

Our quarterly BEARS meeting and VE session will take place Thursday, January 17th, 2019 in the cafeteria multimedia room at ABC News HQ, 47 West 66th Street in Manhattan.The venue is between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, and is one block east of the 66th Street station on the #1 subway line.PLEASE NOTE: High-Rise construction directly opposite ABC News HQ has severely restricted parking on the block. Two parking garages are available, directly across the street from the ABC campus.Our Club meeting will take place from 5p-7p, with our quarterly VE session taking place immediate afterward, from 7p-9p.

RSVPs are respectfully requested. If you plan to attend this meeting, please contact Howard Price/KA2QPJ, BEARS President, at to put your name on the clearance list. Use the subject line BEARS RSVP

When you arrive, please check in at the lobby security desk, and tell them you’re here for the BEARS meeting in the cafeteria.

As always, we’ve invited members of CERT to join us, and we’re pleased to welcome leaders and members of NYC ARES. There are many changes in the ARES organization and operating structure — and changes, too, in the role BEARS repeaters will play going forward. We look forward to hearing details, and offering ARES an opportunity to recruit new blood into its ranks.

ATTENTION ANY AND ALL VEs: Retirements, job losses and the general unavailability of our usual pool of VEs MAY FORCE CANCELLATION of our VE session. As you are likely aware, we are mandated to have at least THREE VEs in attendance to administer and process the exams. Right now, we are one VE short…and we always like having one extra in case last minute issues result in any other absences. PLEASE…IF YOU AN ARRL VE with VALID CREDENTIALS, please reach out to  Bill Kirkpatrick, our VE chair, if you can assist us at our session on the 17th.

We’ve already set out meeting and VE schedule for the remainder of the year, so mark April 17th, July 23 and October 23 on your calendars; all meetings begin at 5p and all VE sessions commence at 7pm.

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