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Established April, 1998
by Bert Bruins, N2FPJ, SK; and Chris Linck, N2NEH

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Our next Regular Monthly Meeting:

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

East Greenbush Masonic Hall

VE Sessions

Our next VE Session:

October , 2018

East Greenbush Community Library

See our Newsletter page for photos of our periodic display at the East Greenbush library along with news of our various activities.

Our Sixteenth Annual Hamfest

Saturday, May 11th, 2019.

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Organized in 1998, the East Greenbush Amateur Radio Association, an ARRL affiliate, is committed to providing emergency services, educational programs, and operating resources to the amateur radio operators and residents of the Capital Region of New York State. The club station is W2EGB; the club also has several VHF and UHF repeaters open to club members or the public. Monthly meetings are held, along with VE sessions, an annual Hamfest, and a Field Day site; the club also provides radio support for a number of local events (see for schedules).

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Despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — cell phones, the internet — amateur radio has been called upon repeatedly to provide communications in crises when these systems have failed, failed perhaps because they are so complex. Amateur radio operators (also called "hams") are well known for our communications support in disaster and post-disaster situations.

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