NYU Amateur Radio Club News,
After 35 long years, NYU
once again has a School of Engineering. The merger with Polytechnic University
in Brooklyn has been completed. It is now the Polytechnic Institute of New
The NYU ARC now has 43
living/breathing members. Who would have thought? Since the June 2008
newsletter, we've located and added five new members. Welcome to -
WA6TLA, Elliott Lawrence, '60E,
K2IRS, Stan Teich, '63A
W4JMJ, Joan Jones, '88W
AE3A, Colin Phoon, NYU Med faculty
W2GW, John Reiser, (78-82)W
You can read their comments
in the Alumni Notes section of the “virtual museum.”
As we mentioned in the June
newsletter, a useful source of information about the history of the club and its
members has been various annual Yearbooks. We visited the University Archives
on the 10th floor of the Bobst Library in August to skim through old
Heights Yearbooks and found some interesting photographs. We now have pictures
of every Heights Radio Club group from 1935 through 1939 in the museum. We are
hoping to go back in the spring for more research into club history.
Earlier this year we
thought we had located the announcement of the founding of the first NYU ARC at
University Heights in the June 1932 QST. However, we now know that an earlier
NYU Radio Club existed at the Washington Square campus in the roaring twenties.
We found a picture of a QSL card from 2CCL which was offered for sale on ebay as
part of a collection. However, the final bid was just too high. A search of US
Government callbooks shows the earliest listing for 2CCL at Washington Square
was in 1924. The last listing was in 1930. For more details and a picture of
the card, see
New member Colin Phoon AE3A
is a Professor of Pediatrics at the NYU Medical School and reports that there
are at least 5 hams on the faculty there. We may look into the possibility of
establishing a NYU Radio Club ham shack at that campus.
Congratulations to club
member Merv MacMedan N6NO who worked W2DSC while operating on a DXpedition from
CEŘY. Looking forward to seeing the QSL card.
Bob WB2NVR continues to do
a great job of managing the QSL chores for W2DSC. He keeps the Logbook of The
World up to date as club members work new ones. As of December 12, W2DSC has
134 countries confirmed for DXCC.
For those of you who
haven't seen the NYU ARC home page on the world-wide-web recently, please visit
http://nyuarc.home.att.net There have been quite a few updates and new
pages added since last year.
Once again, we want
everyone to know that we are still seeking additional pictures or commentary to
be added to the site. 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
Have a great Holiday
Season, and keep in touch. Thanks and 73.
Dan Ostroy K2UL, '71E
c/o Daniel Ostroy
8 Golden Crest Court
Hamilton NJ 08691-3313