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Serving Columbia and Greene Counties of New York State


Latest News

Congratulations to Wayne Gearing, K2WG, our new president and Joe Sacco, KC2JMS, our new vice-president!!




Next meeting is February 20th at 7:00 pm

at the Churchtown Firehouse, 2219 Cty. Rte. 27, Hudson, NY

(Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of Every Month, except August)

The elections will continue at the February meeting. Members will be voting for Secretary and Treasurer. Please plan on attending.

Contact Wayne, K2WG or Marty, N2LDR if you have any questions.

All are welcome.




The Tech Class results are in - another successful course with K2WG

Wayne Gearing, K2WG, gave this overview of the class:

  • All eight members of the licensing class were successful with testing: 6 Technicians and 2 generals.
  • Baofeng UV-5R radios were given to Andrew Madey, Ashley Pirrone and Nate Spangler for the 3 highest grades on the Technician exam. Thanks to Tony, KD2LIL, for the donation of the radios.
  • Tony, KD2LIL upgraded to general and Andrew Madey went from no license to General. There were 10 others who came to the VE session (including 2 from Vermont.
  • All together, (class members and walk-ins) there were 13 new licencees and three upgrades.
  • Six VEs were present to assist with testing: Stan WA2UET, Jim KC2OGK, Chris N2PEN, Ben N2ROQ, Pete KD2JKV and Wayne K2WG.
  • Special thanks to Jules K2KGJ, Barry WA2KLP and Sean KD2GRA for their assistance with the class.
  • Great Job, everyone!!




Field Day 2016

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2016 was another successful year for the Rippers at field day. Here are some of the moments.




Columbia County ARES ARES Logo

ARES Emergency Services Net on Tuesdays at 7pm
on the 147.210 K2RVW/R repeater

All ARES members are encouraged to join this weekly net to
practice running a formal net and learning to pass messages.

Meetings and training are held at the Columbia County EOC.

If you are interested, contact Columbia County Emergency Coordinator Barry Thompson , WA2KLP, for details.




RVWARS Officers

President - Wayne Gearing, K2WG
wayneg1231@fairpoint.net

Vice President - Joe Sacco, KC2JMS
jmsacco@gmail.com

Secretary - vacant

Treasurer - Marty Miller, N2LDR
n2ldr@verizon.net

Safety Officer - Todd Brackett, KC2YKM
kc2ykm@gmail.com

RVWARS Committees

Education

Wayne Gearing, K2WG, Chair
wayneg1231@fairpoint.net

Repeater

Tom Gutierrez, N2NZD, Chair
n2nzd@taconic.net
Jules Madey, K2KGJ
hillfox@taconic.net
Barry Thompson, WA2KLP
barry@nsdata.com

Historian

currently vacant

RVWARS Repeaters

Station Call: K2RVW
Special Event Call: WD2K

147.015/147.615
147.210/147.810
224.280/222.680
449.925/444.925

147.210 animation   224.280 animation  
449.925 animation

All repeaters are working great...

- We now have a digital repeater on 449.925 with a required PL of 110.9 Hz

- a second Fusion digital repeater on 147.015 - no PL

- PL is not required for Digital Mode!

- There is also an encoded tone of 110.9 Hz on both digital repeaters
so you can squelch out the digital noise

Rip's Report - RVWARS Newsletter

Editor - Christian Sweningsen, KD2LIN




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