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Events on July 1, 2015
NET - Hudson Valley NET
Starts: 7:30 pm
Location: 146.97 KC2DAA Repeater
Events on July 1, 2015
NET - 2 Meter SSB Net
Starts: 8:15 pm
Location: 144.225 mhz
Events on July 2, 2015
NET - Hudson Valley NET
Starts: 7:30 pm
Location: 146.97 KC2DAA Repeater
Events on July 3, 2015
NET - Hudson Valley NET
Starts: 7:30 pm
Location: 146.97 KC2DAA Repeater
Events on July 4, 2015
NET - Hudson Valley NET
Starts: 7:30 pm
Location: 146.97 KC2DAA Repeater
Events on July 5, 2015
NET - Hudson Valley NET
Starts: 7:30 pm
Location: 146.97 KC2DAA Repeater
Events on July 6, 2015
NET - Hudson Valley NET
Starts: 7:30 pm
Location: 146.97 KC2DAA Repeater
Events on July 6, 2015
NET - Weekly On The Air Club Meeting
Starts: 8:00 pm
Location: 146.97 KC2DAA Repeater
Events on July 7, 2015
MEETING - In Person MBARC Meeting
Starts: 7:00 pm
Location: Poughkeepsie Galleria Community Room, second floor near food court, 2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie NY 12601
Events on July 7, 2015
NET - Hudson Valley NET
Starts: 7:30 pm
Location: 146.97 KC2DAA Repeater
Events on July 7, 2015
NET - QCWA Net
Starts: 8:15 pm
Location: 146.97 KC2DAA Repeater

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MBARC Hamfest – Sunday, May 31st 2015!!!

All members:

In the event of rain on Sunday May 31, 2015 those participating (sellers) will be allowed to setup in the building at NO additional cost.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015 08:42

AR Newsline June 15, 2015

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AR Newsline June 1, 2015

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE HAM RADIO COMMUNITY 5/25/15

    From Producer Skeeter Nash N5ASH: this is a Facebook post from Sunday, 5/24/15 by the Amateur Radio Newsline Facebook page administrator, James Pastorfield KB7TBT:

    Hi folks, got some bad news to report:
    A few days ago Bill Pasternak WA6ITF was admitted into the hospital. He is currently in ICU and stable. I have not directly talked to bill but i am in constant contact with Dave Booth KC6WFS who has been with him every day. Bill has said that "it was ok to mention his situation to you and to understand if the reports are a delayed". 

    Bill is still listed under critical condition, please put him in your thoughts and prayers. 
    I will keep everyone updated...

    73
    James-KB7TBT

    Bill's health is the most important thing right now. However, I know that he is also very concerned about the ongoing production of the weekly Newsline reports. During Bill's previous extended hospital stay earlier this year, he reached out for help with producing the newscast. I stepped forward, and we got it back up and going. At the time, it was not a problem for me to do, time-wise. I was doing the Morning Drive show on KTPK-FM (Country Legends 106.9) here in Topeka, and had time in the afternoon to devote a few hours to editing and producing the audio. Bill was able to write the scripts; first from the rehab facility, then from home once he was released.

    However, in mid-March, I was promoted to Program Director of KTPK, in addition to still holding down Morning Drive. This has resulted in many 12+ hour days (as we are in a ratings period), which has severely limited the time I have available to produce Newsline. Now, with Bill in ICU for an indefinite amount of time, there is no way I would have time to write the script, assign the reports, etc., let alone edit and produce the finished newscast. Therefore, at least for now, Amateur Radio Newsline will be on hiatus.

    With all that said, I am sending out an appeal for help. Bill has--over 37-plus years of production--set the bar very high in terms of quality, both in the writing and production of Newsline. The attempt has always been to produce a newscast that is on-par with any national radio network newscast, and this has been accomplished over 37 years by an all-volunteer staff. These volunteer hams include many, such as myself, who have worked as broadcast radio/TV professionals. We have looked upon Newsline as not only a service to the hobby we enjoy, but also as a "labor of love." It certainly has been for Bill, ever since its early days as the "Westlink Radio Report."

    IN ORDER FOR NEWSLINE TO RESUME PRODUCTION, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

    1. WRITER/ASSIGNMENT EDITOR: This requires a time commitment to gather amateur radio-related news stories from our various sources, and re-write them for broadcast. You must be fluent in "ham-speak." This person would also network with our anchors and reporters all over the globe, assigning them as they are available to record the anchor track and "actuality" reports for each week's newscast. A background in broadcast news writing/production and a passion for amateur radio are must-haves. An ideal candidate might be a retired broadcasting pro who is a licensed, active radio amateur.
    2. PRODUCER/EDITOR: In this position, you would be responsible for gathering audio from our volunteer anchors and reporters, and edit together a seamless, network-style newscast that can run up to approximately 27 minutes in length. Audio files will be retrieved from a Dropbox folder. A background in broadcast audio production and digital editing, the ability to edit for time, and an ear for audio quality are required. Access to digital editing software (i.e., Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Gold Wave, Audacity, etc.) is required. Time commitment would be approximately 2-4 hours per week, on average.
    3. ANCHOR/REPORTER: We would like to add a few voices to our current roster of volunteer anchors/reporters. As you can imagine, these positions require a clear, pleasant speaking voice, with the ability to deliver a natural-sounding, authoritative read. There is a rotating roster, which means you might be called upon once every few weeks to help. Anchors are sent the full script (usually by Wednesday each week), and record an approximate 20 minute (+/-) anchor track. A good quality microphone is needed for both anchors and reporters, as you may be asked to handle either task. Audio should preferably be recorded monaurally, and saved as a good-quality MP3 file.

    Again, I must emphasize these are VOLUNTEER positions (no pay). In keeping with Bill's high standards for the quality of this production, I am asking for any amateur operators interested in joining the Newsline team to please submit a resume`, so that I can get an idea of your background/experience. Also, for those interested in the Producer/Editor position, a brief sample of audio you've edited would be helpful. For the Anchor/Reporter positions, I am also asking for a resume` and audio sample. If you would simply like to take a story from a previous Newsline report and read it as if you were anchoring or reporting, that would be fine. Scripts can be found in previous posts on this website. A minute or so of audio will suffice.

    If you would like to be considered, please email your submissions to: N5ASH@arrl.net, with "NEWSLINE HELP" in the subject line.

    I realize that I'm asking a lot for unpaid, volunteer positions. I am treating this (somewhat) as if you were applying for a position at my radio station; the reason being, Amateur Radio Newsline has a tradition of being as close to a professional-sounding production as possible. Many hams have expressed how important Newsline is to them each week, so I am committed to maintaining the standards set by Bill Pasternak over these many years. Thanks for understanding that I am looking for serious inquiries, only. Please also understand that unless someone steps up to fill these positions, the Amateur Radio Newsline will cease production...possibly permanently. I know that's NOT what Bill, or any of the rest of us involved in it, would like to see happen...but that's just the reality of the situation. Thanks, and ~73~ from N5ASH.

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AR Newsline May 25, 2015

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1966 May 22 2015

     

    • BULLETIN: FCC drops Amateur Radio vanity call sign fee
    • Post quake Nepal emcomm cutback announced
    • India putting plans into place for better Emcomm alerting
    • The United States Navy Marine Corps MARS program to stand down
    • New south Africa 2 meter propagation beacon announced.

    THIS WEEK'S NEWSCAST

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2015 05:32

AR Newsline May 18, 2015

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1965 May 15 2015

     

    • Amateur radio responds as another killer earthquake hits Nepal
    • Radio France International heard splattering on 40 meters
    • Thailand's military to keep 50 to 54 MHz
    • Ham radio numbers fall and rise in Germany
    • And a look back at the history of the Dayton Hamvention.

     THIS WEEK'S NEWSCAST

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Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 05:36

AR Newsline May 11, 2015

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1964 - May 8 2015
    • Amateur radio continues its work in earthquake ravaged Nepal  
    • DL hams get 4 Meter acces for sporadic E season
    • Digital Ham TV comes alive from the ISS 
    • Congress continues pressing the FCC on proposed Field Bureau closures
    • Radio back on the farm
    THIS WEEK'S NEWSCAST

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Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 05:45

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  • OCARC Hamfest
    When: Sun Apr 19, 2015 8am to 2pm  EDT Where: Town of Wallkill Community Center, 2 Wes Warren Road, Middletown, NY Event Status: confirmed Event Description: http://www.ocarc-ny.org/
  • Registration deadline Tech license class
    When: Thu Mar 12, 2015 Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is March 10. To register, or to get more information, contact Keith Tilley, (845) 687-9951, ktilley@hvc.rr.com. www.omarcclub.org
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    Recurring Event First start: 2015-03-14 08:30:00 EDT Duration: 32400 Where: Woodstock Rescue Squad Headquarters 226 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY Event Status: confirmed Event Description: HAM RADIO LICENSE CLASS Everything you need, including the exam, in one weekend INSTRUCTION AND EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE OVERLOOK MOUNTAIN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB www.omarcclub.org Woodstock Rescue Squad Headquarters 226 Tinker […]
  • Registration deadline for OMARC General license prep classes
    When: Fri May 15, 2015 Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is May 15. To register or to get more information, contact Keith Tilley, (845) 687-9951, ktilley@hvc.rr.com Classes begin 5/19. See www.omarcclub.org for info
  • OMARC General Class license training begins
    When: Tue May 19, 2015 Event Status: confirmed Event Description: AMATEUR RADIO GENERAL CLASS LICENSE UPGRADE TRAINING - register by 5/15 FREE training – pay only for materials and the test fee INSTRUCTION AND EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE OVERLOOK MOUNTAIN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB www.omarcclub.org Woodstock Rescue Squad Headquarters 226 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY Pre-registration is […]
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