December 2013: Holiday Party

December 2013: Holiday Party

Check back for details and the date. Thanks to Dave and Henry for coordinating the annual holiday for the past few years. It alwys ends up a major work projuct for them each year and this year the Cost of the room has almost double the previous years.

This year we are tentatively going to hold it at the Wappingers Buffet, with an all inclusive price of approximetyly $13 /Adult and less for kids. You pay at the door when you enter.  I am assuming the club will cover the waitstaff tip.

Details will follow later in the year.

SK – Donald Stein W2PTF

SK – Donald Stein W2PTF

sk-w2ptf-Don SteinDon Stein was a member of QSY since 1998. He was instrumental in obtaining our Field Day site at Carnwarth Farms 2003-2005, and enjoyed yearly visits to Field Day, and meetings. He will be missed.

The following is from the Poughkeepsie Journal:

WAPPINGERS FALLS – Donald Francis Stein, 85, of Wappingers Falls since 1968 and formerly of Adams, MA died on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

Born on July 14, 1927 in Rochester, he was the son of Francis H. and Cecilia Kircher Stein. After high school, he was a disc jockey and worked for Philco from 1951-1954 in Korea, Japan, Germany and France supporting radio and radar stations. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Iona College and was employed as a test engineer for Perkin-Elmer in Danbury, CT for 20 years until his retirement. He had worked on the Hubble Space Telescope and was a Ham Radio Operator. Donald was a parishioner of St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction.

On August 6, 1955 at St. John’s Church in the Bronx, Donald married Mary W. Glennon who predeceased him on October 28, 2009. He is survived by his sons and their wives, William and Marguerite Stein of East Fishkill and Joseph and Susan Stein of Yorktown; his granddaughters, Margaret, Rachel and Joan Stein of East Fishkill; and his brothers, Francis and George Stein.

Calling hours will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:30am at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction followed by interment in St. Denis Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Texting vs. CW Competition Video

Hello Fellow QSY members.  During my presentation on CW at today’s meeting, we lost connectivity to the web and I was unable to play the short video of a texting vs. CW competition that had aired on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno a couple of years ago.

Here it is.  Just click to view:

P.S.  – Somewhere in this video the youngster states that he once sent a text message of 160 characters in 57 seconds.  That’s only about 31.5 wpm in CW!  Child’s play!!

73, Stan WB2LQF

Meeting Refreshments – Bring Your Own

Fred and Stan will no longer be providing coffee service at our Meeting effective January 2013. We handled it for the past three years. If someone would like to take over for us we will transfer the pots, etc to you just let us know at the next meeting. Thanks means you store the bin at home, provide coffee, supplies, water, and clean it after each meeting.

Be sure to bring your own if you want some at the meeting. The library has a pot inside for a fee if you forget.

73 de Fred, WY2E

ZS2/N2DE QRV from South Africa Friday 01/25 and Saturday 01/26

Ulrich will be on 14.031 and listening for QSY members every hour on the hour beginning at 1800Z today (Friday, 01/25) and tomorrow (Saturday, 01/26).

He’s running 12 watts into a PAR EndFEDZ dipole so listen carefully.

Happy Hunting!