Serving Columbia and Greene Counties of New York State
Next RVWARS Meeting is Monday, July 17, at the Churchtown Firehouse
Posted on June 20, 2017
At the June 19th meeting, the group made final plans for the upcoming Field Day on
the the weekend of June 24-25. Field Day chairman Pete Franklin, NX2X, voiced concern
about the lack of members who have committed to assist at this years event. Please
see appeal from Pete, below.
Vice President Joe Sacco, KC2JMS, who presided over the meeting, advised the
attendees that that the Constitution and Bylaws proposed revisions will be
discussed at the July meeting.
Club meetings are at 7 pm, at the Churchtown Firehouse, 2219 County Route 27
in the hamlet of Churchtown.
Club Documents will soon be available on website
Posted on June 19, 2017
RVWARS documents, including 501c3, contract with Insite Towers,
Agreement with Village of Philmont and Articles of Incorporation will soon be
available on this website.
Field Day Chairman Pete Franklin, NX2X, appeals to members for assistance
Posted on May 25, 2017
Claverack--Members of Rip Van Winkle ARS are needed for assisting with several
tasks involved with the upcoming Field Day event scheduled for weekend of June 24-25.
"I would like to get a core group of folks together sometime in the next few
days to assess
If there is any interest, and
what resources we have available."
"We currently have no I.S.or network support as of this writing."
"My Email is email@example.com and
my cell is 518-755-0974. The responses will determine how/if we will proceed,"
Please let Pete know as soon as possible how you can assist with this year's event
to ensure another succussful year with the RVWARS Field Day.
This year's Field Day is at Claverack Town Park, on Church Street, off Route 217,
RVWARS Members Participate in Scouting Event
Posted on May 21, 2017
CHATHAM--Members of Rip Van Winkle ARS participated in the Twin Rivers Council
Spring Camporee on Saturday, May 20th, demonstating amateur radio for several
scouts. Several contacts were made on voice and PSK-31, including first contacts
by scouts. The event was held at the Chatham Fairgrounds.
Chris Carlsen, N2PBN, a long time participant with scouting, was joined by Barry
Thompson, WA2KLP, Sean Madey, KD2GRA, Vincent "Otter" Vispo, KD2LIO and Marty Miller,
Several scouts look on as Sean Madey, KD2GRA makes a PSK-31 digital
Who said CW is dead...?
Constitution and Bylaws proposed revisions discussed at May 15th RVWARS Meeting
Posted on May 16, 2017
CHURCHTOWN--Secretary Christian Sweningsen gave the group a presentation about the thinking
that went into the proposed changes to the club's Constitution and Bylaws. The
Constitution and Bylaws Revisions Committee, comprised of Christian, Vice President
Joe Sacco, KC2JMS, Shelly Evans, AA2Y and Sean Madey, KD2GRA, have met several
times over the last few months to work out the proposed changes.
The membership will soon be emailed a Draft of the new Constitution and
Bylaws Revisions, for comments. The membership will vote on them at the upcoming
June 19th meeting.
Also, the June meeting is the last meeting before field day, so be sure to
attend to get the latest info on this yearly event. The field day committee, headed
by Pete Franklin, NX2X, will be meeting in the next two weeks to work out the details
for field day which is scheduled to be held on June 24 and 25 at Claverack Town Park,
on Church Street in Mellenville.
Secretary Christian Sweningsen, KD2LIN, President Wayne Gearing, K2WG and
Treasurer Jack Griffin, AA2JM (from left) presiding over the May 15th RVWARS meeting.
Upcoming Special Event Station at Columbia County Fairgrounds !!
Event:Columbia County Fair
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: