Our first quarterly meeting of the 2017 activity year will be held January 18th, 5pm, at the ABC News HQ, 47 West 66th Street in Manhattan (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue).
The meeting will take place in the multimedia room at the rear of the cafeteria on the mezzanine level.
In our 5p-6p hour, we’ve invited Jose Lugo/KD2CJP, New York & Bronx Counties Emergency Coordinator from NYC ARES, to present on the important work this group does to train volunteers and sustain communications in emergencies. And from 6p-7p, as promised, we’re pleased to have Bryan Boyle/WB0YLE in the house from the skunkworks team that is perfecting an all-mode digital/analog repeater system that will allow any radio operating in any ham flavor (analog, DMR, Fusion or D-Star) to talk with any other radio on that repeater. It’s truly the holy grail of universal accessibility we hams have been clamoring for. Bryan will demo the system and explain not only how it works, but how soon we may be see it in regular use.
Please RSVP to Howard Price/KA2QPJ, our Club president, so that he can put you on the clearance list for building security. Use the subject line BEARS RSVP.
Our first VE session of 2017 will take place immediately following the Club meeting at 7pm. Walk-ins are welcomed, but please let Bill Kirkpatrick/WK2O know in advance if you plan to sit for an exam.