Welcome to the Nassau Amateur Radio Club.

My name is Rich Collins, K2UPS and I have the honor of being elected by the members to serve as President for 2017. I would like to welcome Mike, N2PPI who will be serving as Vice President as well as John, AC2KZ and Kevin, KC2KC who are directors. Also Jim, W2KFV and Rob, K2RRM who are returning as secretary and treasurer respectively.

This year I plan on continuing with educational and training classes. We will have more morse code classes and more antenna theory and design. We already have several more day trips in the planning stages – Bear Mountain NY, Overlook Mountain NY and Highpoint Park NJ. Then there is the USS Slater, the last Destroyer Escort still floating, in Albany NY. We may also return to Camden NJ for a second visit to the Battleship and hopefully see more of the original radio spaces that were not accessible when we were there last.

Many members of the club enjoy QRP and portable operations and when the weather is decent we gather at Jones Beach or one of several parks in the area and operate with wire antennas and battery power. Several members have built magnetic loop antennas so you may see one of those as well.

It is the members of this club that make it what it is. Leading a group like this is not something I take lightly. While this will be a new experience for me, I know I have the support of the other officers as well as all the members. I want your input for what you would like to have done at the meetings, what topics you would like to learn more about, and what club projects you might like to participate in. This is your club. I want it to be utilized and enjoyed by all the members.

73 – Rich K2UPS