NCRC Meeting is TUESDAY October 10th

Our next regular NCRC meeting will be held on TUESDAY October 10th at 7:30 PM at KVH.  NOTE:  It is on TUESDAY because of the Columbus Day holiday.

The meeting will begin with a live teleconference with Bob Naumann, W5OV, about the K3LR super contest station.  Following the teleconference we will have our regular business meeting which will include the second reading of bylaws changes plus a vote on them, as well as our final chance to discuss the upcoming JOTA event (October 20/21/22).

Hope to see you on TUESDAY October 10

Maker Faire Fall River October 1st

NCRC will be participating in a Maker Faire at the YMCA in Fall River on Sunday October 1st from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Our booth is entitled “Making Amateur Radio Real” and will include a Pixie to Pixie wireless demo as well as a full HF station.  In addition, it is anticipated that we will be helping with soldering demos at other locations.

While the literature might say “mini” these events are HUGE.  The last one drew about 4000 people and there is great interest in Amateur Radio as it speaks to many “Maker” themes (electronics, home brew, wireless, etc.).

If you can help, please contact Paul K1YBE who is organizing the event

More details can be found here:

Passing of Steve Hodell, KA1RCI

The following was received from our Paul N1PSX, our Section Emergency Coordinator:

It is with a sad heart I bring you all news that after a long hard fight,
Steve Hodell KA1RCI has passed. He entered hospice about a week ago, and
passed yesterday evening [ed: Aug 19, 2017]. I will be calling a special net on his network tonight at 8pm for a last call, no round of condolences, just a last call to honor a ham who contributed more than most to the RI amateur radio community.

If you can check in, please do.

If you can get the word out to others that would be great.

Steve will be missed, and of course this will raise the issue to a priority
as to what the RI community can do to keep the repeater network operating,
but that is a question for another day.


Paul Silverzweig

Steve Hodell, KA1RCI, SK