Serving Columbia and Greene Counties of New York State
RVWARS Members Participate in Scouting Event
Posted on May 21, 2017
CHATHAM--Members of Rip Van Winkle ARS participated in the Twin Rivers Council
Spring Camporee on Saturday, May 20th, demonstating amateur radio for several
scouts. Several contacts were made on voice and PSK-31, including first contacts
by scouts. The event was held at the Chatham Fairgrounds.
Chris Carlsen, N2PBN, a long time participant with scouting, was joined by Barry
Thompson, WA2KLP, Sean Madey, KD2GRA, Vincent "Otter" Vispo, KD2LIO and Marty Miller,
Several scouts look on as Sean Madey, KD2GRA makes a PSK-31 digital
Who said CW is dead...?
Constitution and Bylaws proposed revisions discussed at May 15th RVWARS Meeting
Posted on May 16, 2017
CHURCHTOWN--Secretary Christian Sweningsen gave the group a presentation about the thinking
that went into the proposed changes to the club's Constitution and Bylaws. The
Constitution and Bylaws Revisions Committee, comprised of Christian, Vice President
Joe Sacco, KC2JMS, Shelly Evans, AA2Y and Sean Madey, KD2GRA, have met several
times over the last few months to work out the proposed changes.
The membership will soon be emailed a Draft of the new Constitution and
Bylaws Revisions, for comments. The membership will vote on them at the upcoming
June 19th meeting.
Also, the June meeting is the last meeting before field day, so be sure to
attend to get the latest info on this yearly event. The field day committee, headed
by Pete Franklin, NX2X, will be meeting in the next two weeks to work out the details
for field day which is scheduled to be held on June 24 and 25 at Claverack Town Park,
on Church Street in Mellenville.
Secretary Christian Sweningsen, KD2LIN, President Wayne Gearing, K2WG and
Treasurer Jack Griffin, AA2JM (from left) presiding over the May 15th RVWARS meeting.
Upcoming Special Event Station at Columbia County Fairgrounds !!
Event:Columbia County Fair
Dates/Times:Starting August 30, 2017 at 10:00 hours,
ending September 4, 2017 at 20:00 hours.
Location:Chatham, NY 12037
Frequencies:3.850 MHz, 7.250 MHz, 14.245 MHz, 21.300 MHz
and local VHF/UHF repeaters
Certificate/QSL Contact:Wayne F. Gearing - K2WG,
11 Real View Drive, East Chatham, NY 12060
If you are interested in operating at the event, please email: