“Amateur Radio: A Historical Perspective”
Speaker: Bill Hudzik W2UDT, Hudson Division Vice Director
6:45-7:15 p.m. Refreshments*
7:15-8:15 p.m. General Meeting
Abstract: Bill’s talk will focus on the history of Amateur Radio, including how amateur radio came about, and how “Ham” and “Q” signals and traffic handling were developed, among other topics. He will also have some hand-outs for attendees to bring home.
Bill Hudzik, W2UDT has been continuously licensed since 1961. He has operated from KP2, KR6, C6A and V2 over the years. Bill has served as Northern New Jersey section manager for 4 terms, Assistant Director for 3 years, and is on his third elected term as Vice Director for the Hudson Division. He has been active with the North Jersey DX Association (NJDXA) for over 28 years, serving as Secretary, Vice President and President of the organization and continues to serve as a volunteer letter manager. He is also a member of the New Providence Radio Club, the Raritan Valley Radio Club, and the Frankford Radio Club. Bill is an ARRL Life Member as well as a Diamond Club Member. He is an active contester and DXer.
* Coffee (decaf & high-test), tea, and donuts will be available at 6:45 p.m. to get things rolling. Members are invited to bring goodies to share as well.
Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church
603 State Street, Schenectady
Directions to First United Methodist Church:
Parking lot address is 610 (Google shows it as 650) Chapel Street Schenectady NY 12305.
Chapel St is a One Way street from Nott Terrace to Lafayette Street. If this lot is full, park across the street. Enter the building through double doors, take an immediate right, go through another set of double doors, turn right then left and the Fellowship Hall is on your right (follow signs).
From the East (Colonie, State St Rt 5):
Turn Right onto Nott Terrace then take your first Left onto Chapel Street. Parking lot is on Left.
From the West (Scotia, Glenville, Eire Blvd):
*THERE IS NO LEFT TURN FROM STATE STREET TO NOTT TERRACE*
Take State St (Rt 5) to Lafayette St and turn right then immediately turn Left to continue up State St. At Veeder Ave (Traffic Light) turn Left. Cross over State St (Rt 5) then take the first Left onto Chapel St. Parking lot is on Left.
From the South (I-890 Exit 5, Broadway, Rotterdam):
Take Broadway North to Millard St and turn Right, First Traffic Light. Millard St becomes Veeder Ave at Hamilton St (Schenectady FD on Left). Continue over Veeder take first left after State St onto Chapel St. Parking is on left.
From the North (Union Collage, Niskayuna, Union St):
From Union St, take Nott Terrace South and turn Right onto Chapel St. Parking lot is on Left.