MAY 2022 NYC-LI Section Newsletter
This is the May 2022 edition of the New York City-Long Island
Section e-Happenings newsletter.
This newsletter is here to serve the Amateur Radio community in our
area. We welcome and encourage all submissions. Help make this your
newsletter. We especially encourage NLI radio clubs and organizations
to submit their meeting announcements, guest speakers and any special
events. Please submit any information for the June 2022 issue prior to
the end of the first week in June.
Section News is available ONLY on the world-wide-web. See the NLI site
INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE:
* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager
* Upcoming Special Events:
* License Training Sessions:
* VE Sessions
* From the ARRL
* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR
* National Traffic System
* Club Info
Hello Everyone …..
Spring chores are taking over so there is not a lot going on in the Section. I hope everyone is enjoying the weather as before you know it we will Summer. Many hams are also getting ready for the Dayton Hamfest next week. The largest in the USA. If you have never been there, put it in your bucket list, it’s a hamfest you should not miss.
Nassau ARES held a successful Simulated Emergency Test exercise to test emergency communications between different areas of Nassau County. ARES members led by DEC Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL and ADEC Rob Jagde, KD2GRS, used analog, winlink and other digital communication modes. Nice job everyone.
LIMARC has their Special Event Station, K2CAM, commemorating Lindberg’s “Spirit of St. Louis “ flight 95 years ago. This will take place from the Cradle of Aviation at the old Mitchell Field AFB site in Garden City. It will take place this Friday. More information below.
Hurricane Season starts June 1st, but tropical storms can happen at anytime. It would behoove us to be prepared, have a family plan. We need to check our base stations, antennas, HT’s, batteries for condition. We should also be checking our “Go Boxes”, replace what we need to and be ready in case we get called. If you have a generator, you should service it, make sure its operational and ready to go. The National Weather Service has Skywarn Spotter Training if you are interested. You have to register at their website. Check their website https://www.weather.gov/okx/SkywarnTraining
Field Day is on the horizon so be sure your gears in shape and ready to go. Check your antennas before hand. Clubs, please list your Field Day site on the ARRL Locator Map at https://www.arrl.org/field-day-. I plan to visit everyone again this year.
There are some new rules in effect for this year. See http://www.arrl.org/news/some-new-rules-going-into-effect-this-year-for-arrl-field-day . Also check the ARRL Store for your Field Day supplies. It should be another great year.
Make sure you have checked your stations RF Exposure at your QTH. Suggest to keep a copy of your results on your computer or print it out and put it with your FCC license. Remember, you always have to redo your calculations if you have made any modifications to your station.
Attention all Club Presidents
Please update your new officers and contact information club information on the ARRL Club Webpage. Also please ad the ARRL to your newsletter mailing list.
My Zoom account is available for clubs or group meetings. Please contact me at email@example.com for more information.
That’s all for now but don’t forget to get on the air, have fun, and enjoy our great hobby and by all means…. keep those batteries charged …..
73, Jim Mezey, W2KFV
Section Manager – NYC/ Long Island
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™
Upcoming Special Events:
Lindbergh Special Event Station
When: Fri, May 20, 9am – 4pm
Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530, USA
Description: Special Event Station, K2CAM operated by LIMARC- Celebrating the 95th Anniversary of Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic. Operating on 15, 20, and 40 meters. Check our website, www.limarc.org
more detail? Contact Richie, K2KNB@LIMARC.org for more info.
LIMARC~ June 5th Outdoor Hamfest
1055 Stewart Ave
Bethpage, NY 11714
Site of the former Briarcliffe College
Doors open 9 AM – Buyers Vendors at 7 AM
Amateur Radio Equipment CB Equipment Computers Ham Equipment Dealers
Television ARRL Information Tune-up Clinic (Get your rig checked)
Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club Information DXCC Card Checking WAS Card Checking Equipment Tune-up
/ $10.00 per space- 3 spaces $25.00- Admission Fee Separate
General Admission: $6.00 per person
Free parking for buyers! Food and Refreshments available. Door Prizes!
HAVE A FEW ITEMS TO SELL?
LIMARC will have a table set up to sell items for others. There is no charge
to LIMARC members. Non-members will pay 10% of the sale price.
Please make sure to mark your desired price clearly on the item.
Gates open 7 AM for vendors.
Advance Registration Taken! Vendors must comply with NY State Sales Tax Laws
The sale of guns, ammunition, and pornographic material is prohibited.
Send your check to LIMARC, P.O. Box 392, Levittown, NY 11756-0392
Limited selling space is available – only some have electric – Reserve your space now!
Talk-in on W2VL, 146.85 repeater (136.5 PL)
For more information, see the LIMARC web page at
Hamfest Chairmen: Richie, K2KNB, 516-694-4937
Suffolk VHF/UHF Association:
Saturday, July 9th, 2022
Vendor Set-Up: 7am Gates Open: 8am
WHERE The Elks Lodge Field 120 Edgewood Ave. Smithtown, NY 11787 (Will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather) FEATURING • Snacks • Drinks • VE Testing • Fun Presentations • Radio Equipment • ARRL Information • Club Info
ALL AGES IN-PERSON OUTDOOR EVENT TICKETS $5 General Admission (LIMITED PARKING: FREE!) $10 Vendor Table/Space* CONTACT Scott Miller, NQ2F NQ2F@optonline.net 516-658-5120
The Sussex County Amateur Radio Club will be hosting our 43rd Hamfest on July 17th this year.
We are still at our usual location:
The Sussex County Fair Grounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ 07822
Fees for 2022:
Tailgaters $25.00 Includes one admission, each additional person $8.00
Indoors $25.00 per table
NOTE: Fairgrounds Overnight Camping Fee – RV type vehicles $50, all others $20
There will be VE Testing, DXCC card checking, and various Door Prizes
Food and beverages all day
For more information, Email : Hamfest@scarcnj.org OR Telephone 973-862-8197
Upcoming VE Sessions:
(Note if you have a VE Session you want to list, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
All test sessions are held at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY 11801
July 9th – 9 AM
September 10th – 9 AM
November 13th – 10 AM at the hamfest
Sessions begin promptly at 9am (unless otherwise indicated)
For further information Contact: VE@limarc.org
TBD, 9AM in the rear parking lot of Huntington Town Hall,
Suffolk County Radio Club:
VE Sessions are the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 PM on the FIRST Thursday of each month at the:
Longwood Youth / LYSA Sports Complex
210 Meadows Blvd E
Yaphank, NY 11980-9999
Please contact Bob N2OCH to confirm your attendance or to get additional assistance.
Prior to arriving for your exam, please have $15 in EXACT CASH.
Checks ARE NOT accepted and change is NOT available.
Suffolk VHF/UHF Association:
OUR TEST 2022 SCHEDULE WILL BE EVERY SECOND SATURDAY AT 10 AM.
Location: Smithtown Elks Lodge
124 Edgewood Ave
just off Landing Ave
Smithtown NY 11787-2737
You can pre-register or walk ins are always welcome.
To get info please contact Scott NQ2F
From the ARRL:
ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program
The ARRL has long recognized that it is in the best interests of Amateur Radio to encourage and support amateur radio clubs. Clubs historically have recruited, licensed and trained new radio amateurs and have provided the community setting for radio amateurs to continue their education and training. The ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program, funded by a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), will make $500,000 available to clubs, enabling them to more easily provide and expand these important services. The program will provide up to $25,000 for worthy club projects, while requests for more than that will be referred back to ARDC.
An informational webinar about the ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program was held on May 4, 2022. Slides from that presentation can be viewed here (PDF).
ARRL Club Grant Program at a glance:
- Clubs do not need to be ARRL-affiliated clubs to submit proposals
- Looking to fund projects that create significant impact beyond the applying club: transformative impact on Amateur Radio; create public awareness and support for Amateur Radio; educational and training impact
- Examples of projects include, but are not limited to: get on the air projects; ham training and skills development through mentoring; STEM and STEAM learning through Amateur Radio; station resources for use by the ham community; emergency communications and public service projects that emphasize training; club revitalization projects
- Grant funds may not be used for commercial or for-profit projects
Follow the links below for Club Grant application templates:
- Project narrative
- Grant milestones
- Grant project budget
- Club revitalization plan (revitalization grants only)
The ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program is now accepting grant proposals.
Follow this link to submit a Club Grant proposal.
Clubs are also welcome to apply directly to ARDC for a grant by visiting www.ampr.org/apply/. Grant applications of all amounts, including over $25,000, are eligible.
Questions about the ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program can be sent to email@example.com.
Listen to ARRL Audio News for May 13, 2022
The latest edition of ARRL Audio News podcast for May 13, 2022 is available for listening now. This week’s edition includes an update for the upcoming Dayton Hamvention®, an announcement for the Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Exercise which be held on May 14, and much more.
ARRL Audio News is a summary of the week’s top news stories in the world of amateur radio, along with interviews and other features. Enjoy ARRL Audio News anywhere: on your smart phone or tablet, your local repeater, or stream it on the go! Audio News is produced for ARRL by John E. Ross, KD8IDJ, ARRL News Editor.
ARRL Audio News is distributed through the podcast host Blubrry.com and the ARRL website at www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news. You can subscribe to the podcast via your IOS or Android mobile device using your favorite podcast app, or listen and download episodes direct from the Audio News page at Blubrry.
ARES® Activated in Oklahoma for Tornado Clean-Up Communications
To help with emergency communications support following an outbreak of tornadoes that hit this past week, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency of Management and Homeland Security requested support from the Oklahoma Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®).
During the first week of May, 12 tornadoes touched down in the central and eastern parts of Oklahoma. The tornado that struck Seminole, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, May 4, left EF2 damage, according to the National Weather Service. That tornado was a mile wide, and its path totaled 31 miles.
The request for amateur radio emergency communications support from the Oklahoma ARES was made on Thursday, May 5, 2022. ARES was activated on Saturday May 7, 2022. Seven amateur radio operators were active, providing voice communications between chainsaw and debris removal teams from their base at Seminole State College’s volunteer center.
ARRL Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator Mark Conklin, N7XYO, said the clean-up crews worked quickly, and ARES was needed for 8 hours until cellular and wired communications were restored.
There were no deaths or injuries during the tornado outbreak, but clean up continues.
FCC Has Resolved Technical Issues and Resumes Processing Amateur Radio License Applications
The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) reports that the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) electronic batch filing (EBF) system is back online and functioning normally. A message sent by the FCC ULS EBF Team to VECs explains that the technical issues with ULS EBF filing are resolved, and that VECs may resume submitting files containing amateur radio license applications. ARRL VEC has submitted most of the backlog of its files for applications processed on, or after, April 27, and expects to have all of the backlog submitted by the end of the day (May 9).
On Wednesday, April 27, in a notice to all VECs, the FCC again asked them to refrain from submitting any amateur radio exam session or license application files while the Commission works to resolve an issue with the Universal Licensing System (ULS) application filing system.
The ULS application filing system was not functioning properly last week and then the FCC indicated the problem was resolved, as previously reported by ARRL.
However, this was not the case, as no new amateur radio call signs and licenses have been issued since Monday, April 18, 2022.
Tuesday, April 19 is the day the FCC application fees became effective for amateur radio.
ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, reports that new call signs are not being assigned by the FCC even if the applicant has paid the FCC application fee.
The FCC was processing upgrade applications through the system without an issue because there are no fees required for those applications.
In addition to new call signs not being issued even if the applicant has paid the FCC fee, some applicants are also having issues paying and logging into the system.
Other types of license application transactions may also be experiencing problems. Applicants should expect delays with license, call sign, and application processing associated with individuals and amateur radio clubs.
Amateur radio license filings are currently on hold until further notice and FCC did not estimate how long the system would be down.
We will update the public as information from the FCC becomes available.
Updated 4/22/2022 (PM)
The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) reports that the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) electronic batch filing (EBF) system is back online and functioning normally. VECs may resume transmitting sessions and applications. The backlog of files will be processed through the system.
FCC Not Processing License Applications and Exam Session Files
The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) reports that the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) electronic batch filing (EBF) system has been down since midday Tuesday, April 19, 2022, which is the day the FCC application fees became effective for amateur radio.
On Wednesday, in a notice to all VECs, the FCC asked them to refrain from submitting any session or application files while they work to resolve the issue.
ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, said the FCC did not estimate how long the system would be down. Some applications were processed through the system before the FCC notice was released to the VECs.
Applicants should expect delays with license and application processing.
ARRL VEC will provide an update when the FCC communicates that the filing system is back online.
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ARRL Current ~ MAY
Now Online! Digital editions of June 2022 QST, May/June On the Air, QEX and NCJ
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RODRIGUES ISLAND, 3B9. Robert, 3B9FR has been active using CW on 17
meters around 1500z. QSL via M0OXO.
MONTENEGRO, 4O. Special event call 4O2IPA is QRV from Podgorica
during all of May to commemorate the Second IPA Games 2022. QSL via
UGANDA, 5X. Anders, SM0HPL is QRV as 5X7W from Kampala. Activity
is in his spare time on 20 to 10 meters using CW, JT65, FT8, and
FT4. QSL to home call.
OMAN, A4. Mohammad, A41NN is QRV using SSB and FT8 from Grid Square
LL93fl. QSL direct to A61BK.
BAHRAIN, A9. Members of the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society are QRV
as A91WTIS until May 17 as part of World Telecom Day. QSL via
MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Kiyo, JA7NQQ is QRV as C83YT from Macuti. Activity
of late has been on 17 to 10 meters using FT8. QSL to home call.
CUBA, CO. Several members of the Federacion de Radioaficionados de
Cuba’s La Habana branch will be QRV as T42ITU from May 14 to 17.
Their activity is to commemorate the 157th anniversary of the
signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the
creation of the International Telecommunication Union. Activity is
on all bands and modes. QSL via LoTW.
CAPE VERDE, D4. Freddy, F5IRO is QRV as D44RO from Praia, Santiago
Island, IOTA AF-005, until May 19. Activity is in his spare time
and his evenings on 40, 30, and 20 meters using CW, FT8, and FT4
with QRP power. QSL to home call.
PHILIPPINES, DU. Irek, SP3SUX will be QRV as DV8/KH7EA from
Mindanao Island, IOTA OC-130, from May 14 to 27. Activity will be
during his daytime hours on 80 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to
IRAN, EP. Members of the Alborz DX Club will be QRV as EP2C on May
17 to celebrate World Telecommunication Day. Activity will be on
various HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via
HAITI, HH. Members of the Radio Club D’Haiti will be QRV with
special call sign HH18MAI from Port-au-Prince from May 18 to 23.
Their activity is to commemorate Haiti’s Flag Day, and Catherine
Flon, who was a Haitian seamstress, patriot, and national heroine
who sewed Haiti’s first flag of the independence as a republic. QSL
THAILAND, HS. Werner, DH7OT is QRV as HS0ZMO from Phuket Island.
Activity is on 40 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.
SAUDI ARABIA, HZ. Special event station HZ1WTIS is QRV until May 17
to commemorate World Telecommunications and Information Society Day.
ITALY, I. Members of the 4U1GSC group from the UN Global Service
Center in Brindisi are QRV with special call 4U9MAY and 4U1GSC until
May 31 to commemorate International Day of UN Peacekeepers.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters. QSL via 9A2AA.
JAPAN, JA. Members of the Voice of Toyoake Amateur Radio Club are
QRV with special callsign 8N2TY from Toyoake City, Aichi, Honshu
Island, IOTA AS-007, until November 30 to commemorate the 50th
anniversary of the Toyoake City. Activity is on 160 meters to 1.2
GHz using various modes. QSL via LoTW.
MONGOLIA, JT. Andrey, R9YU and Gennady, R5QA are QRV as JV0YU from
the Bayan-Olgii Province until June 10. Activity is on 160 to 2
meters, and on 70 centimeters, using CW, SSB, and FT8 in DX-pedition
mode. QSL via RW6HS.
PALAU, T8. Yoshi, JR3QFB is QRV as T88JH from Koror Island, IOTA
OC-009, until May 17. QSL to home call.
- KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Dick, K2KA is QRV as V4/K2KA from Calypso
Bay on St. Kitts, IOTA NA-104, until May 18. Activity is holiday
style on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW.
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS, VU4. Yuris, YL2GM is QRV as VU4W from
Andaman Island, IOTA AS-001, until May 16. Activity is on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8 in DX-pedition mode. QSL to
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, Portuguese Navy Day Contest, VOLTA World
Wide RTTY Contest, CQ-M International DX Contest, Canadian Prairies
QSO Party, 50 MHz Spring Sprint and the Run for the Bacon QRP CW
Contest are all scheduled for this upcoming weekend.
The ICWC Medium Speed CW Test, OK1WC Memorial, ICWC Medium Speed CW
Test, Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Phone
Weekly Test, A1Club AWT, CWops Test, VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest,
Mini-Test CW 40, Mini-Test CW 80 and the RSGB 80-Meter Club Data
Championship are all on tap from May 16 to 18.
Please see May QST, page 71, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web
sites for details.
Reported NLI ARES ACTIVITY:
MAY 2022 NYC-LI Section NewsletterAPRIL 2022
Total number of ARES members: 46
DECs/ECs reporting this month: 3
ARES net sessions held: 15
ARES net sessions held with NTS liaison: 4
Exercises and Training Events this month: 4 40
Public service events this month: 0 0
Emergency events this month: 0 0
SKYWARN events this month: 9 28.8
Totals: 13 68.8
Comments: Nassau County Gen. Mtg. April 28th,
NLI NTS STATS:
NYS/M*/ 10am local time daily /*NYS/E*/ 7pm local time daily /*NYS/L*/
10pm local time daily –
As of now the frequency for all things NTS in NY is 3576. The alternate
freq. is usually 7042 kHz Â± but 80 is starting to go long again, so if
you can get on top band, the alternate of 1807 kHz.
INDEPENDENT CW NETS which maintain close association with the NTS.
Empire Slow Speed Net (ESS) 6pm daily on 3566 kHz . Alt. 7044 kHz ±
Hit and Bounce Slow Speed Traffic Net (HBSN) 7112 kHz at 7:30 am daily.
Hit and Bounce Net (HBN) 8:30 am daily on 7112 kHz
NTS SECTION LEVEL HF/phone nets:
New York Public Operations Net (NYPON) 5pm daily on 3925 kHz ± QRM,
alternate freq. 3913 kHz
The NTS local nets are:
Big Apple Traffic Net meets @ 8:00 PM on 440.600 +5 141.3 PL
Check www.BigAppleTrafficNet.org for our schedule.
Nassau Co. VHF Net Nightly at 7:30pm. Pri: 146.805/R (136.5pl)Alt.1:
147.135/R (136.5pl) Alt.2: 443.525/R (114.8)
NCVHFTN Website: : http://www.nassautraffic.net
NLI Student Traffic Net
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 15:30 to end of the net (no later than 16:30)
Here is a link to the NLI Student Traffic Net Website
W2ABC – 147.270 MHz (+) 141.3 PL (West Side Manhattan)
WA2DCI – 446.325 MHz (-) 127.3 PL (Farmingville, Suffolk)
KD2MDV, K9NYS, KD2MEN, W2ITT and N2WGF are now operational as a Digital Relay Stations on HF winlink representing the New York City/Long Island Section.
Club Meetings and Information:
Many club meetings and /or VE sessions have been suspended due to the current COVID crisis and will resume when allowed. In the mean time, some clubs are having virtual meetings. If your club would like to due a virtual meeting via Zoom, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club listing is always being updated. Please submit your meeting
information to email@example.com
NOTE: Always check with the club to verify the date, time and
location of the events/meetings listed here.
The ARCECS meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM.
American Red Cross on Long Island
BONAC Amateur Radio Club (BARC)
BARC meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Amagansett
Library (except November, which is on the 3rd Thursday). For more
information please go to the club website at http://www.bonacarc.org
Or contact President Steven Akkala, KD2CJW at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brookhaven National Labs Amateur Radio Club (BNLARC)
President ; Nick Franco – KF2P
Contact Person : Bill Eisele – KD2FFL email@example.com
For more information please go to the club website at http://www.arc.bnl.gov/BNLARC/Home.html
Camp Pouch Amateur Radio Association (WA2CP) http://www.wa2cp.org
Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. 1 PM. At the William H. Pouch Scout Camp, 1465 Manor Road, Staten Island. Club E Mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Gary Lindtner, KB2BSL at email@example.com
Grumman ARC (GARC) http://www.qsl.net/wa2lqo/
Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Haypath Road Park in Old Bethpage, starting at 5:30 PM.
GARC VE sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month in the meeting rooms at the Bethpage Community Park in Bethpage, starting at 5:00 PM.
Contact: Ed Gellender at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great South Bay ARC
GSBARC Monthly meetings are the last Thursday of the month, 8PM.
Babylon Town Hall EOC, 200 East Sunrise Hwy, North Lindenhurst. GSBARC
Monthly VE are the 4th Saturday starting 10:00 am. For more
information, Contact AB2ZI Kevin Morgan at email@example.com.
Please see the club website for directions http://www.gsbarc.org/
The NY Hall of Science ARC has general membership meetings on the
second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 PM, with the exception of July and August.
The meetings are a time to take care of club business, listen to a
great speaker regarding an interesting topic related to ham radio, and
to make new friends and catch up with old friends. The club has its
meetings at the NY Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens,
Please check the clubs website at www.hosarc.org for more detailed
Kings County Radio Club (KC2RC)
Club Meeting Info:
New York – Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
1st Wednesday Of Each Month
7:30 Pm – 506 Sixth Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11215
The Carruthers Conference Room of the New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, located between the Gift Shop and the Cafeteria.
More info and Map https://www.kingscountyradioclub.com/club-meeting/
Our 2 Meter Nets Tuesdays At 9:00 Pm , 146.730 Pl 88.5 -600hz Encode / Decode
Our 2 Meter Tech Net Is Second And Fourth Wednesday Of Every Month At 9:00 P.M. 146.730 Pl 88.5 – 600hz Encode / Decode
Our 10 Meter Net Kcrc Sunday 10 Meter Net 28.380.0 USB Every Sunday 11:00 Am Est
Our Fusion Net Is Thursdays At 9:00pm 146.730 Yaesu Fusion Digital Set You Radio To DN Mode. or Our Wires X Room search -KC2RC – Node #40821
To listen to the Fusion and 2 meter Club Net Stream us when you are away from your radios
Kings County Radio Club Facebook Page
Larkfield Amateur Radio Club
The Larkfield Amateur Radio Club meets on the second Thursday of the
month from September through June, inclusive. Any exceptions (for
holidays, etc.) are noted on the calendar on its web page at:
Meetings start at 7:30 PM at the Huntington Senior Citizens Center
cafeteria (423 Park Avenue) located at the southwest corner of the
intersection of Rte 25A and Park Avenue. Entrance is on Park Avenue.
Contact is: firstname.lastname@example.org
WA2PNU EastNet FlexNet Network
Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club
The LIARS Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Newfield High
School in Selden, NY at 7:30PM. All are welcome. Our web site is:
www.lisimplex.org Contact: Tim MoDavis, KA2VZX at email@example.com
Long Island CW Club:
“The Long Island CW Club is teaching CW weekly on Beginner and Intermediate levels. Monthly there are presentations on a variety of ham radio topics of interest for all, including the advanced members. All of this is done by internet video conference. The club is very active with monthly portable outings, museum visits, QRP outings and luncheons. The club has quickly grown to well over 1,000 members worldwide and has a very unique website dedicated to all aspects of CW: www.longislandcwclub.org ”
Long Island DX Association (LIDXA)
Regular meetings are at 8pm on the third Tuesday of the month at The
Town of Oyster Bay-Ice Skating Center, 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage
(Community Room 1). For club details, see our Web site, or contact Jack
Phelan, NU2Q, LIDXA Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org for further
LIDXA President, John, W2GW, Aaron, WC2C and Tom KA2D are ARRL DXCC
card checkers. Bring your new DXCC cards and paperwork to these
meetings for official verification and credit.
Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC)
LIMARC meets the second Wednesday each month, 8PM at Levittown Hall,
201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY. All are welcome. Bring a
Webpage is: http://www.limarc.org
Club Contact: President, Richie Cetron, email@example.com
Long Island Transmitter Hunters (LITHARC)
Seeking new participants A group of Long Island transmitter hunting
enthusiasts has been conducting hunts on Friday nights with an
occasional Sunday event and we are seeking new participants to join in
the fun. Anyone interested in learning more about the activity of radio
direction finding and radio fox hunting is invited to come out as
a hunter or rider. A LITHARC discussion group (Long Island Transmitter
Hunters ARC) has been established on Groups IO as a central
information and communications site.
You are welcome to sign up to keep informed about upcoming events. If
you would like our group to conduct a hunt in your area that would
include members of your radio club, please let us know. For more
information, contact Larry, WA2SUH at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nassau Amateur Radio Club (NARC) http://www.k2vn.org/
Meetings every Monday night at 7:30 PM in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
at the Lannin House, Field #6 / 6A. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Contact Mike Croce, N2PPI, President at email@example.com
New York City Repeater Association (NYCRA)
Meets the second Thursday of the month (except for July and August)
Meetings are held at the South Beach Psych Center, 777 Seaview Ave.
Off Father Cappodano Blvd., in Building 10. The meeting will start
promptly at 8 pm.
Staten Island ARES meets at the same location starting at 7pm.
Talk in frequency is 447.375 minus shift pl. 141.3
All are welcome, members and non-members.
Peconic Amateur Radio Club (PARC)
PARC’s regular meeting night is the first Friday of each month at
6:30 PM. Meetings are held at the Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road
in Mattituck. PARC also sponsors quarterly VE testing sessions, on the
fourth Friday of the months of January, April, July and October. Jay
Buscemi, NY2NY, is the clubs Awards Manager and is able to check
cards for the ARRL VUCC and WAS awards.
See the PARC website at www.peconic-arc.net for all our current club
activities and contact information.
Radio Central Amateur Radio Club
RCAC meets the last Wednesday
of most months from 6:30-9PM at the Middle Country Public Library;
101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach, NY 11720
Each month, meeting details are on our web site: http://www.rcarc.org
Radio Club of Junior High School 22 NYC
PO Box 1052
New York NY 10002
Telephone 516-674-4072 Mobile/Text 516-658-6947
*** Meet us on THE CLASSROOM NET, 7.238 MHz, 7:00-8:30 am, Monday thru Friday.
Staten Island Amateur Radio Association (SIARA)
From President Neal “Rich” Balas, W2RB:
Due to the current COVID pandemic, all meetings and VE Sessions have been
suspended until further notice
Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)
Please be advised that the SCRC meeting dates will now be held on the last Monday of the month, Beginning on April 25,2002. The board meeting will begin at 7pm and the general meeting will start at 8:00 pm .Our new meeting will now be held at :
Longwood Youth / LYSA Sports Complex
210 Meadows Blvd E
Yaphank, NY 11980
Contact Richie Geraci, KD2NJA, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or go to their NEW website, http://www.suffolkcountyradioclub.net
The Suffolk County Radio Club holds weekly nets on the W2DQ repeater.All are welcome to check-in. The repeater is located in Yaphank, NY on 145.210 MHz / negative ( – ) 600 kHz shift / PL 136.5
SCRC Information & Rag chew Net
Round table discussions, Club news and information, technical topics and for sale items. Wednesday 8:00 PM
Wantagh Amateur Radio Club
Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 PM at the
Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793. Entrance to
the meeting room is at the rear of the library, adjacent to the
parking-lot. For more information, see the club’s website at
http://www.qsl.net/w2va or contact Frank Porcaro, N2RSO, President, via
e-mail at: email@example.com
Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club
The Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club is dedicated to serving the
amateur radio community and the general public on Long Island, New
York. The club operates under the vanity call sign of W2SBL. Meets
second Tuesday of each month at Motorola’s Holtsville campus, Exit 62
(I-495) An ARRL affiliated club with membership open to all Motorolans
and Associate membership open to all. Email:
W2SBL@motorolasolutions.com for more details
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
New York City:
DEC: Martin Grillo, W1EMR, firstname.lastname@example.org
ADEC: Russ Logar, KC2LSB, email@example.com
EC: Kings / Queens: Simon Wurster, KF2N, firstname.lastname@example.org
AEC: L. Sugai, N2UJG, email@example.com
DEC : Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL, firstname.lastname@example.org
ADEC : Robert Jagde, KD2GRS, email@example.com
Nassau County ARES meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the American Red Cross 195 Willis Ave. Mineola , NY
For more information about local ARES groups, contact the
following Emergency Coordinators:
Town of Hempstead: Bob Yenis, KC2ILP, firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of North Hempstead: Robert Jagde, KD2GRS, email@example.com
Town of Oyster Bay:
City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR, firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC , email@example.com
DEC: Bill Scheibel, N2NFI firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of Smithtown: Rich Johnston, KC2TON, email@example.com
Smithtown meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Smithtown EOC – 7:30PM.
We also hold weekly Nets on Monday’s at 7:30 pm, (W2LRC/145.43, PL 136.5 Larkfield Repeater)
Town of Brookhaven: Vincent Cigna, KC2WPP, firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Monday of the month at the Middle Country Library,
101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY at 7:30 pm
Town of Riverhead: Steve Casko, W2SFC, email@example.com Monthly meeting TBD
Town of Southampton: Vacant
Town of Southold: Don Fisher, N2QHV, firstname.lastname@example.org
ARES announcements and business conducted during the Peconic ARC
1st Friday of the month at 6:30 pm. Mattituck Public Library on the Main Road
(route 25) in Mattituck.
Town of East Hampton: Eddie Schnell,WZ2Y, email@example.com
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Town of Shelter Island: Vacant
Town of Islip: Phil Jacobs, W2UV, firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Stuff :
John Reiser, W2GW is the section DXCC card checker and is available for
field checking of QSL cards for your DXCC Award. John is available by
appointment at his home in West Hempstead for card checking, and at all
LIDXA meetings. If some lives far from him, John is willing to meet them
half way at a diner or someplace. Contact John at email@example.com
Aaron Broges, WC2C and Tom Carrubba, KA2D are also DXCC card checkers. Aaron and Tom are also members of the LIDXA and is usually available for DXCC QSL checking at the monthly LIDXA meetings (along with W2GW).
Approved DXCC card checkers can also check cards for WAS and VUCC
awards as well.
NLI DX Spotting Clusters:
AA2MF Staten Island-NY, dxc.aa2mf.net
K2LS Greensboro- NC. dxc.k2ls.com
K2LS is still a popular spot for many NLI DXers.
ARRL Additional :
Finding ham radio classes a mouse click away! A new user-friendly
feature on the ARRL Web site-the ARRL Amateur Licensing Class Search
Page-lets prospective hams search for a licensing class in their area.
It also allows ARRL registered instructors to list their classes on the
Web. Visitors can search for classes by ZIP code, ARRL Section or
ARES E-Letter, sign up now!
The ARES E-Letter is an e-mail digest of news and information of
interest to active members of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service
(ARES) and to hams concerned with public service and emergency
communications. ARRL members may subscribe to The ARES E-Letter by
going to the Member Data Page at:
Check the box for ARES E-Letter (monthly public service and
emergency communications news) and you’re all set. Past issues of
The ARES E-Letter are available at: http://www.arrl.org/ares-el/ Issues
are posted to this page after publication.
MetroCor is coordinating body for the New York metro area. MetroCor is
the established coordinating body for the New York Metro area,
inclusive of New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and the
majority of Northern New Jersey. You must apply for coordination
through MetroCor if you wish to establish a new system on Amateur Radio
Spectrum above 29.5 MHz. These and any other matters related to repeater
systems coordination are welcomed by MetroCor. They invite you to
visit their website at: http://www.metrocor.net. You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NLI Staff :
DEC New York City: Martin Grillo, W1EMR, email@example.com
DEC Nassau County: Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI, email@example.com
Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB, firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Coordinator: Steve Barreres K2CX, email@example.com
Public Information Coordinator : Mel Granick, KS2G, firstname.lastname@example.org
State Government Liaison: George Tranos N2GA, email@example.com
Section Traffic Manager : Todd Walerstein, KD2CBV,
Assistant Section Traffic Manager: Eugene Boychenko, KD2MDV, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster: Mitch Cohen N2RGA, email@example.com
Skywarn: John Hale, KD2LPM, firstname.lastname@example.org