Members are reminded that the annual party will be held December 8, at the Mainstay Inn, 151 Admiral Kalbfus RD, Newport, RI (across the street from Newport Slots). There will be a cash bar at 6PM, followed by dinner at 7PM. The cost for the buffet dinner (featuring a steamship round beef roast) is $30. Don’t forget to bring a gift for the Yankee Swap. Please make reservations with Ed Gosling, W1NQH.
Members of the Newport County Emergency Communication Technician team (NCECTs) will representing our club and Amateur Radio’s roll in emergency preparedness, along with the Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth EMA Directors, National Grid, the American Red Cross, the National Weather Service, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, Rhode Island Department of Health, and others at the Edward King House, on Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for the Aquidneck Island Emergency Preparedness Expo.
The residents of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth are invited to attend this first ever island-wide informational event to speak with public safety representatives about the importance of being prepared in the event of a natural disaster.
Aquidneck Island Emergency Preparedness Expo
Edward King House
35 King Street
Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
For more information call: 401-846-7426
JotA 2014 wrapped up about 10 AM today after a very successful weekend of camping and ham radio activity. NCRC setup VHF and HF stations at Glen Park, and held the Radio Merit Badge class again. The scouts seemed even more interested in ham radio this year, perhaps due to the band openings that were providing excellent DX opportunities, and the ability to chat with other scouts in Mass using the VHF gear.
Rob White, KB1ZZU, did an excellent job pulling together the team, and will be presenting the results during next month’s meeting. Dave Brown was also there so we can look forward to more of his excellent photos.
(Photo Credit to John King and Bob Beatty)
Our October meeting will be held on October 6th, at 7:00 PM. It is a week early because the 2nd Monday is a holiday this month and KVH is closed.
This will be the final meeting before our JOTA event which runs from October 17-19.