NYU Amateur Radio Club News, September 2005
This email is being sent to alumni members of W2DSC, the
NYU Amateur Radio Club, and other interested persons. It's been quite a while
since we've corresponded with some of you, so we wanted to try to bring you
all up to speed.
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 some general information about the
club status, plus a "virtual museum" page that we started about a year ago.
There are quite a few items from the 1930s and 1950s on display. 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 below.
We are sad to report the passing of Abba Messe W2DRG, one
of our oldest known alumni, on August 17. He was listed as Chief Op of W2DSA
in the 1935 Violet Yearbook. There is a 1937 picture of him on the museum
page. We thank his son Mark WB2HQH for the information and the picture.
So far, we have been unsuccessful at finding any interest in starting up a
Radio Club at Washington Square. However, in this post-9/11 world, NYU has
created a Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response at http://www.nyu.edu/ccpr
and it may be possible to interest those folks in the public service and
emergency aspects of amateur radio operations. Also, there is a new NYU web
site for alumni at
where you can register to obtain a password,
and then search the site for info on other alums.
Finally, after several years of trying unsuccessfully to get the club's
leadership together, we actually did it. And we have pictures to prove it.
Our first meeting in over thirty years was held at the home of K2UL in
Hamilton Square, New Jersey, on August 27. As some of you may know, K2UL
suffered a serious leg injury back in March and has been hobbling around on
crutches ever since. The other club officers used that as a good excuse to
travel down the New Jersey Turnpike for a long overdue reunion and a bit of
lunch. It was great getting together and reminiscing about the club and
days gone by with a bunch of old ham friends .
If you have any news or information about other radio club
alumni, please let us know, (before you forget!). There must be a lot of
stories out there. Let's record them for posterity !!
Thanks and 73,
Dan Ostroy K2UL, E '71
NYU Radio Club
c/o Dan Ostroy
8 Golden Crest Ct
Hamilton NJ 08691-3313