In a show of appreciation for service to the community during the COVID19 pandemic, the Radio Central Amateur Radio Club (RCARC) has presented a $1,000 donation to St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, New York. RCARC president Neil Heft, KC2KY, explained that the 40-member club wanted to recognize the countless hours put in by not only St. Charles doctors and nurses, but also by all of the medical support staff, facility personnel, security officers and the multitude of people needed to keep the hospital running smoothly. "But," he said,“we wanted to do something more than just putting up a thank you sign, so we took up a collection from our members who live in the community.” A photo of the presentation ceremony by RCARC board member Frank Mazovek, KC2ZOR, shows (left to right) RCARC vice-president Richie Fisher, KB2KPB, and St. Charles Hospital Director of Public and Community Relations Marilyn Fabbricante looking on as radio club president Neil Heft, KC2Y, presented the $1,000 donation to Lisa Mulvey, Executive Director of the St. Charles Hospital Foundation. The Radio Central Amateur Radio Club (www.rcarc.org) was formed in 1977 by a group of Amateur Radio operators to commemorate the enormous contributions to communications made by RCA’s Radio Central transmitting facility established in Rocky Point, NY. In 1921 as the world’s largest, most powerful transmitting facility, sending messages to land stations and ships at sea around the globe.