NYU Amateur Radio Club News,  October 2006

This email is being sent to alumni members of  the NYU Amateur Radio Club W2DSC, and other interested persons.  It's been over a year since we've corresponded with you, so we wanted to bring you all up to date.

We've added several new alumni members this year.  Welcome to Dave W2VLX,  Martin N4FA,  and Garry K8XM.  That brings us to the significant milestone of TWENTY alumni members.  Still trying to find out  whatever happened to  K2IRS,  W2VVN, and ex-W2ZDE.   They don't answer e-mail.  Sorry to report that Yardley Beers WJF, a well known amateur and former professor at NYU, has passed away.

The NYU ARC will be applying for ARRL Club Affiliation.  We hope this will give us wider exposure and make it easier for alumni and students to find us.  As part of this effort, we need to know how many of you are ARRL members.  If you would take a moment to send a reply and let us know if you are an ARRL member, it would be appreciated.

Gerry K1NY activated W2DSC in the Collegiate QSO Party last fall, and in the School Club Roundup this past February, making 35 QSOs in about an hour.  W2DSC is listed on page 104 of September QST.   We received about a dozen PSE QSL requests.   We plan to participate in the Fall SCR again next week.

The club has ordered new W2DSC QSL cards.  Bob WB2NVR has worked with a QSL printer on a new design.  We will be happy to send a sample card to any member who wants one.   Draft copies of the front and back images in JPG format are attached to this email.  Bob is also working on handling the QSL chores electronically using a program called DXkeeper.

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 two years 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.

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

c/o Daniel Ostroy
8 Golden Crest Ct
Hamilton  NJ  08691



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