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Serving Columbia and Greene Counties of New York State


Latest News

Congratulations to Christian Sweningsen, KD2LIN, our new Secretary !!

Christian was elected at the March club meeting. He also serves as the club Newsletter editor and is active on the Bylaws committee.

Dick Stewart, AC2MH, will be joining the the repeater committee as a new member. Dick brings several years of experience to this new position.

The annual Auction meeting saw another sucessful year with several sales and also profits for the club.




Dear SKYWARN ECs and others,

The spring 2017 SKYWARN Spotter Training Sessions have been scheduled and posted to the web for sign up. Please get the word out and have people sign up. We have a minimum requirement of having at least 10 people sign up to hold a session.

Here is the link to register: Register



A Call for Assistance with Upcoming Twin Rivers Council Spring Camporee

Chris Carlsen, N2PBN, will be joining several boy scouts from around the area on the weekend of May 19-21 at the Chatham Fairgrounds. Ham radio will be one of the activities which revolve mainly around scouting programs. Chris estimates that there will be several hundred scouts at this annual event.

Chris is looking for members of the ham community to assist in setting up the HF antenna and other equipment. Assistance will also be needed with helping the scouts work the HF radios to make contacts. He will also need to borrow an antenna from the club or from a fellow ham.

Anyone joining Chris at this event is advised to bring their own food and refreshment. Please contact Chris if you can assist with this event in any manner.

For info or offers of assistance, please email: Chris Carlsen





Upcoming Special Event Station at Columbia County Fairgrounds !!

Event: Columbia County Fair

Call sign: K2F

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: Wayne Gearing




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 - Christian Sweningsen, KD2LIN
csweningsen@berk.com

Treasurer - Stan Engel, WA2UET
wa2uet@taconic.net

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

RVWARS Committees

Education

Wayne Gearing, K2WG, Chair
wayneg1231@fairpoint.net

Repeater

Tom Gutierrez, N2NZD
n2nzd@taconic.net
Jules Madey, K2KGJ
hillfox@taconic.net
Barry Thompson, WA2KLP
barry@nsdata.com
Dick Stewart, AC2MH
rd1stewart@aol.com
Marty Miller, N2LDR
n2ldr@verizon.net

Historian

Jules Madey, K2KGJ
hillfox@taconic.net

RVWARS Repeaters

Station Call: K2RVW
Special Event Call: WD2K

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

- PL is not required for Digital Mode!

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

Rip's Report - RVWARS Newsletter

Editor - Christian Sweningsen, KD2LIN




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