NYU Amateur Radio Club News,
This email is sent to alumni members of the NYU
Amateur Radio Club W2DSC, and other interested persons. It's been a
year since our last newsletter and we wanted to bring you
all up to date.
We've located and added several more alumni members in the
past 12 months. Welcome to Paul Hunter '71E, Dan Swerdlow
'75E, Marty Hellman '66E, Paul Moskowitz '66E, Don
DiGalbo '69E, Jim Neiger '62E, Walter Bonazza '48E, and Yuval Zeira .
That brings us to twenty seven alumni members. We also heard from
Dino Paschetto '48E. Their "alumni memories" are
available on our alumni notes page
We are sorry to report that Dave Rosen '58A, Steve
Lipsky '53E, and Roy Udolf '50E have
passed away recently.
The big news this fall is that NYU is merging with
Polytechnic University. Thirty four years after NYU closed its School of
Engineering in the Bronx and sent our engineers packing off to Brooklyn, we will
soon have an engineering college again. NYU has announced plans to merge
with Polytechnic U (formerly Brooklyn Poly).
read the news story published in "newyorkbusiness.com"
to read NYU President John Sexton's statement on the proposed merger.
Several new items have been added in our virtual museum.
Dan K2UL visited the Heights campus in August. Photographs were taken and
can be seen at
http://nyuarc.home.att.net/campus2007.htm despite being told by the
kampus kops that photography is prohibited on campus since 9/11. The
campus condition was better than expected. On a Sunday afternoon, it is still a
calm and quiet place to spend a few moments amidst the turmoil of the city. The
trees were green and the squirrels were having fun.
Club members activated W2DSC in the Collegiate QSO Party
last fall, and in the School Club Roundup this past February. We have
received several nice QSL cards for these contacts. They are on display in the
museum and can be viewed at
The NYU ARC received ARRL Club Affiliation. We hope
this will give us wider exposure and make it easier for alumni and students to
find us. We also tried contacting Louis Pataki K2PRB, a NYU
professor emeritus and brother of ex-Governor George Pataki, for possible help
getting us reconnected with the University, but received no response.
For those of you who haven't seen the club's home page on
the world-wide-web, please visit
http://nyuarc.home.att.net We have added and updated some
general information about the club status, plus the "virtual museum"
page that we started three years ago. There are quite a few new items
from the club's history on display, including a picture of the NYU Radio Club
from the 1948 yearbook at
http://nyuarc.home.att.net/48yearbook.htm thanks to Walter Bonazza.
We are still trying to identify some of the members in the photo..
Once again, we want everyone to know that we are still
seeking additional pictures or commentary to be added to the page. If
you come across anything in your archives, let us know. If you would
like to send us any papers or photos, we can scan them electronically and
return them in good condition. The postal mailing address is
Thanks and 73,
Dan Ostroy K2UL, 71E
c/o Daniel Ostroy
8 Golden Crest Court
Hamilton NJ 08691-3313