August 2019 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the August 2019 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 September 2019 issue prior to
the end of the first week in September.

Section News is available ONLY on the world-wide-web. See the NLI site


* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager

* Upcoming Special Events:

* Hamfests:

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello Everyone …..


“Asking for help and Goodwill here”……..

A German ham reached out to me as he is visiting New York City during the first week of December. He would like to operate at a few club stations or a hams personal station for a hour or two. He prefers SSB, PSK1 and FT8. Transport by train is no problem. If any person or club would be interested to help him make his first US QSO’s please advise me so we can make arrangements… ………


Not much going on in the section as many are on vacation. I hope everyone is having a good summer and enjoying our wonderful hobby. I wish the band conditions were better but there are sporadic openings especially on 6 and 10 meters.

I was privileged to take an active part in both the K2M event and K2CAM events. Both were fantastic and I want to commend Lou, NO2C, Salli, K2RYD and Leon, KD2ONC from GSBARC as well as the rest of the club for taking on this historic event and their hospitality.

LIMARC’s event was held at the Cradle of Aviation in Uniondale. Their station was across from LM 13 in the space exposition area. They did a fine job making contacts under some tough conditions. Thank you to the members who participated.

Please remember we are in Hurricane Season and we should not be to complacent. A good amateur radio website to checkout is The Hurricane Watch Net  at

It would also be a good time to check or update your preparations in case we have gear up. Check your supplies, radios, proper frequencies, antennas and test generators before hand so you don’t come up short.

Enjoy the dog days summer…. 

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™

C:  516-315-8608

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From LIMARC…..It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Ed Ebert, KC2E. Ed was a fixture at our LIMARC VE sessions, as well as serving as Nominations Chairman for our elections for many years. He was also a former president of the Larkfield Amateur Radio Club.

Upcoming Special Events:


NEW YORK’s 30th CENTURY BIKE TOUR – Sunday Sept 8th, 2019:


Emergency Medical Rescue of New York City is requesting Mutual Aid for the T.A.‘s premier bike tour is a choose-your-own adventure on New York City streets. With a 15 mile controlled ride and, 35, 55, 75 and 100 mile routes, and epic sights on every one, there’s the perfect ride for you on the NYC Century Bike Tour.

The 30th and final NYC Century Bike Tour will be a celebratory ride for all we have accomplished to make New York City streets better for biking over the last three decades. Join us for this final “victory lap” on Sept. 8!

Tentative Locations and times are:

Prospect Park 6:00AM-12:00 Noon
Marine Park 7:30 AM-2:00 PM
Forest Park 9:00AM-3:30 PM
Astoria Park 9:00AM-4:30 PM
Van Cortland Park 12:00 Noon-5:30PM

Prospect Park to Central Park Controlled Ride -TBD

We will be meeting at Central Park at 5:30 am

If you are available or have any questions please contact Martin Grillo via email with your availability at: INFO@EMRNYC.COM(or RSVP either via email or on the website)

To learn more, visit





Hope for the Warriors Run


New Location


Sat, November 9, 5:30 am – 12 pm


go to or contact John Melfi, W2HCB at



 Suffolk County Marathon


When: Sunday, 27 October 2019

View Event

Organizer: W2HCB 5163755045

Description: Suffolk Count Marathon
October 19th 2019

30 operators needed for the event (new location)






80th Anniversary USCG Auxiliary SES Radio Day

USCG Jones Beach will be hosting on the October 18th through the 20th.

Guests are welcome Saturday, October 19th 0900 – 1600 local time and Sunday the 20th 0900 – 1200 Local.

Proper Identification is required to enter the USCG Base.

Inquiries can be made to myself (W2ANQ) via email at






Boxboro ~ Sept 6,7, 8th Boxboro Ma.

The forum schedule for The Northeast HamXposition @Boxboro! 2019 is now available

on our website.  On it you will find a wide variety of topics – everything from antique radio

to the newest technology.  There are technical presentations and speakers that will tell

you about all sorts of ham activities.

All new for this year is “Ham Bootcamp”.  Just got your license, or know someone who

just got theirs and doesn’t know what to do with it?  Join the bootcamp and join the fun.

Another new addition this year is Sunday morning music band and brunch.  The

Millis Berfield Band will be playing in the hotel atrium Sunday from 10AM to Noon.

Bring your own brunch or buy some at the hotel restaurant breakfast buffet – then

enjoy the music.


LIMARC  ~ October 27, 2019 Levittown Hall


From the ARRL:


ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program Application Window Opens on September 1


Applications for the 2020 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted between September 1 and December 31, 2019. All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs, and many scholarships have other specific requirements, such as intended area of study, residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section or state, and license class. Applicants should review the scholarships and check off the ones for which they are eligible.

If you complete an online application, you must also email a PDF of academic transcripts from your most-recently completed school year by January 13, 2020.Applications not accompanied by transcripts will not be considered.  The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Committee will review all applicants for eligibility and award decisions. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2020 via USPS mail and email.

For more information, visit the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program page.


Young Radio Amateurs from around the World Gather for YOTA Summer Camp


The 9th annual Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp opened over the weekend with pomp, circumstance, and celebratory dancing. This year’s Summer Camp is taking place in Bankya, Bulgaria, under the sponsorship of the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA), Bulgaria’s International Amateur Radio Union member-society. After welcoming words from BFRA and IARU Region 1 representatives, the YOTA participants joined local residents and a performing troupe in dancing to traditional Bulgarian folk music. Approximately 80 young radio amateurs from 28 countries arrived in Bankya — near Bulgaria’s capital of Sofia — on August 11. They’ll be engaging in a range of activities, from operating the camp station LZ19YOTA, to building kits and antennas, sightseeing, and getting acquainted.

“There is, unfortunately, no team from Region 2 (the Americas) taking part this year,” IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group Chair Lisa Leenders, PA2LS, told ARRL. “Most [participants] are from Europe, but also South Africa, Algeria, Tunisia, and New Zealand.” Participants all are under the age of 26.

Given the international nature of Amateur Radio, cultural exchange won’t be in short supply. The typical YOTA intercultural evening, group work, and the Train The Trainer program — instituted at last year’s Summer Camp — will also take place.

Youth teams are attending from Albania, Algeria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

The YOTA Summer Camp in Bulgaria continues through August 17. Last year’s YOTA camp was held in South Africa.




FCC Fines North Carolina Man for Unauthorized and Misleading Public Safety Transmissions


The FCC this week issued a $39,278 Forfeiture Order against Ocean Hinson of Surry County, North Carolina, for intentional misuse of a local public safety radio communications network, in violation of §301 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

“Mr. Hinson impersonated first responders in unauthorized radio communications on Surry County’s licensed public safety frequency,” the FCC said. “On October 17, 2017, Surry County officials, responding to a fire alarm triggered at a local residence, transmitted a request for a unit from the Westfield Volunteer Fire Department. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Hinson, posing as ‘Westfield VFD Unit 7331,’ responded, using the mobile radio in his personal vehicle and stated that he was en route to the scene of the alarm. Approximately 4 minutes later, Mr. Hinson…cancelled the call. As a result of these two transmissions, no real first responder investigated the triggered residential fire alarm. Fortunately, no fire actually occurred at the scene of the alarm.”




World Scout Jamboree Ham Radio Balloon Crosses Atlantic:


An APRS Amateur Radio balloon, call sign NA1WJ-5, launched from the recent World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, has floated across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Scouting Magazine blog reports: “You can reach practically any corner of the globe via Amateur Radio. That’s the message K2BSA wanted to show Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree. Those in the Amateur Radio association launched four Mylar balloons from the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, in hopes that one would catch the jet stream and end up on the other side of the world. One did.”

Each balloon, approximately 3 feet in diameter, was equipped with GPS and a ham radio transmitter and solar panels. The combination of devices could relay weather, movement, and location information. Each helium-filled balloon was capable of attaining an altitude of between 28,000 and 32,000 feet — nearly as high as most commercial planes fly.



So Now What? Podcast:


SATERN’S involvement in the hurricane season using Amateur Radio” is the focus of the new (August 8) episode of the So Now What? podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers.

If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! So Now What? offers insights from those who’ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alternating new-episode weeks with the ARRL The Doctor is In podcast.

So Now What? is sponsored by LDG Electronics, a family owned and operated business with laboratories in southern Maryland that offers a wide array of antenna tuners and other Amateur Radio products.

ARRL Communications Content Producer Michelle Patnode, W3MVP, and ARRL Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, co-host the podcast. Presented as a lively conversation, with Patnode representing newer hams and Carcia the veteran operators, the podcast will explore questions that newer hams may have and the issues that keep participants from staying active in the hobby. Some episodes will feature guests to answer questions on specific topic areas.

Listeners can find So Now What? on Apple iTunesBlubrryStitcher (free registration required, or browse the site as a guest) and through the free Stitcher app for iOS, Kindle, or Android devices. Episodes will be archived on the ARRL website.




The Doctor Will See You Now!

“The Legendary G5RV Antenna”  is the topic of the latest episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn! “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smart phone — whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, will discuss a broad range of technical topics. You can also e-mail your questions to, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast.

Enjoy “ARRL The Doctor is In” on Apple iTunes, or by using your iPhone or iPad podcast app (just search for “ARRL The Doctor is In”). You can also listen online at Blubrry, or at Stitcher (free registration required, or browse the site as a guest) and through the free Stitcher app for iOS, Kindle, or Android devices. If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, download our beginner’s guide.


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ARLD031 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by

The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral

from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks

to all.


MALDIVES, 8Q.  Gil, IZ2DLV is active as 8Q7GB from Nika Island until

August 18.  Activity is holiday style on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15

meters using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL via LoTW or ClubLog.


LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L.  Rick, AI5P is active as VK9APX until August

  1. Activity is on 40 to 17 meters using CW and FT8.  QSL via AI5P,

direct or by the Bureau only.  Also, look for Michael, DF8AN, to be

active as VK9LQ from November 21 to 27.  Activity will be on 160 to

6 meters using CW, RTTY, FT8 and other Digital modes.  QSL via home

call, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL.


GHANA, 9G.  Chip, KB1QU will be active as 9G5QU from September 8 to

  1. Activity will be on 40, 30 and 20 meters using CW, FT8 and FT4.

QSL via N4GNR direct.


WESTERN KIRIBATI, T30.  Operators Yuris, YL2GM, Jack, YL2KA,

Kaspars, YL1ZF and Kristers, YL3JA will be active as T30L from

September 6 to 15.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters, and

possibly 60 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via YL2GN

direct or via ClubLog.


NAURU, C21.  Operators Yuris, YL2GM, Jack, YL2KA, Kaspars, YL1ZF and

Kristers, YL3JA will be active as C21W from September 16 to 25,

after their Western Kiribati operation.  Activity will be on 160 to

6 meters, and possibly 60 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL

via YL2GN direct or via ClubLog.


MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT9.  Operators Gerd, DF9TS, Detlef, DK3QZ,

Michael, DK6QW, Marcus, DL1EKC, Kai, DL3HAH and Andreas, DL3YM will

be active as CR3W from Santana during the Worked All Europe DX CW

Contest, August 10 and 11 as a Multi-Single entry.  QSL CR3W via

DL5AXX, OQRS or LoTW.  Look for operators to be active outside of

the contest as CT9/home call usually on 160 to 10 meters using CW,

SSB and RTTY.  QSL via their home call signs.


SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.  Operators Michael, DL2GMI and Bernhard, DL2GAC

will be QRV as H44MI and H44MS, respectively, from August 23 to

September 2.  Activity will be on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters

using SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via their home call sign, by the

Bureau, direct or LoTW.


THE NETHERLANDS, PA75.  Look for special event station PA75OMG to be

active September 12 to 22 to celebrate the anniversary of freedom

and Operation Market Garden during World War II.  QSL via the info



CUBA, T45.  Members of the DX Punta Maya Group will be active as

T45FM from the Punta Maya Lighthouse (NA-105, ILLW CU-032, ARLHS

CU-005) from August 15 to 19.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters

using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.  An emphasis will be on the

International Light-house/Lightship Weekend (ILLW).  QSL via RW6HS.


LIBERIA, A8.  The Italian DXpedition Team of 11 operators will be

active from September 28 to October 11.  They plan to use two call

signs: A82X for CW, SSB and RTTY and A82Z for FT8 only.  Activity

will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.  They are

planning to use 5 stations with maximum flexibility.  QSL via OQRS,

I2YSB direct only or LoTW after the operation.


ANTIGUA, V2.  Bud, AA3B will be active as V26K from September 8 to

  1. Activity will be sporadic because he is doing maintenance on

the station but will be primarily CW on various HF bands.  QSL via

LoTW or via AA3B, direct or by the Bureau.  An OQRS will be

available via ClubLog.


MICRONESIA, V6.  Al, K7AR will be active as V63AR from November 18

to 26.  Activity will be on various HF bands with a focus on 160 and

80 meters, including an effort in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November

23 and 24).  QSL via home call.



European Sprint, SKCC Weekend Sprintathon, Maryland-DC QSO Party and

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint are all on tap for this

weekend.  Please see August QST, page 84 and the ARRL and WA7BNM

contest web sites for details.




ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  June  2019   No Report


JULY  2019  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          



NYPON             SESSIONS  31     QNI  106      QTC  53       QSP  42     QTR  238

ESS                    SESSIONS  31     QNI  346      QTC  n/a        QSP  42     QTR  n/a

NYS/E               SESSIONS  31     QNI  153      QTC  93        QSP  84    QTR  302

BA                      SESSIONS  31     QNI  541      QTC  31        QSP  31     QTR  648

NLISTN              SESSIONS  4      QNI  25        QTC  1          QSP  1      QTR   61

NCVHFTN         SESSIONS  29    QNI  155     QTC  32         QSP  32     QTR  339





KD2MDV   REC/ 45    SENT / 14       TOTAL / 59

K2TV          REC / 4     SENT / 12     TOTAL / 16

KD2MEN   REC/ 0      SENT / 7      TOTAL / 7

N2WGF      REC / 0     SENT / 2       TOTAL / 2





KD2MDV   ORIG / 1  REC / 69  SENT / 53  DEL / 23    TOTAL /  145

K2TV         ORIG / 2  REC / 13  SENT / 31  DEL / 2    TOTAL /  48

W2CTG     ORIG / 1  REC / 9   SENT / 7   DEL / 6   TOTAL /  23

KD2LPM   ORIG / 0  REC / 7   SENT / 7     DEL / 5   TOTAL /  19

N2WGF      ORIG / 0  REC / 5 SENT / 3     DEL / 1   TOTAL /  9

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0 REC / 0    SENT / 7   DEL / 0     TOTAL /  7




JULY  2019 – PSHR

K2TV/ 150, KD2LPM/ 139, K2KNB/ 133, KD2GXL/ 121, KD2MDV/ 100,

N2WGF/ 79, KD2MEN/ 77, W2CTG/ 74

Gerard Pilate  STM NLI/NYC

” You can’t change, what you can’t measure”



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 ± 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 3576 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


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
Big Apple Traffic Net meets @ 8:00 PM on 440.600 +5 141.3 PL
Check 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: :

 NLI Student Traffic Net.  


Every Thursday from 15:30 to end of the net (no later than 16:30)


W2ABC – 147.270 MHz (+) 141.3 PL (West Side Manhattan)

A2DCI – 446.325 MHz (-) 127.3 PL (Farmingville, Suffolk)


Here is a link to the NLI Student Traffic Net Website (


Digital Traffic:

K2TV, K9NYS, KD2MEN 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:

Club events are being kept up to date on the Event Calendar.
These events, with contact information, can be found using the NLI
Events link at the top of the homepage. If you would like your club
event publicized and listed on the calendar, please send me an email
with the pertinent information. Be sure to include the date(s) and
contact information for the club/responsible party. Also be certain to
include a link to the information on your website. I will not cull the
information from your club newsletters as I will not assume that you
want the event publicized. You must email me with a specific request to
include the event on the Section calendar.

The Club listing is always being updated. Please submit your meeting
information to

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

195 Willis Avenue

Mineola, NY 11501

For more information go to their website:
Please contact Leonard Smith (PIO) at: for information.


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

Or contact President Steven Akkala, KD2CJW at



Brookhaven National Labs Amateur Radio Club (BNLARC)

President ; Nick Franco – KF2P

Contact Person : Bill Eisele – KD2FFL

For more information please go to the club website at


Camp Pouch Amateur Radio Association (WA2CP)

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,

Contact: Gary Litner, KB2BSL at


Grumman ARC (GARC)

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


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
Please see the club website for directions



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 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

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

On Fridays at 9:00 P.M. is the N2RGA’s Swap and Shop Net 146.730 Yaesu Fusion Digital Set You Radio To DN Mode. or Our Wires X Room search -KC2RC – Node #40821. You can also Stream it at and anyone not by a radio Log into the website and go to chat. Net control can list your items

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:

LARC Repeater System

WR2ABA Huntington

147.210 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Hauppauge

145.430 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Huntington APRS

144.390 MHz out/in

WA2PNU EastNet FlexNet Network

(0-15) Nodes, 145.070 MHz

(-4) Node, 145.070 MHz BBs



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:  Contact: Tim MoDavis, KA2VZX at


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 over 80 members including hams from out of state and has a very unique website dedicated to all aspects of CW:


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 Ed
Whitman, K2MFY, LIDXA Secretary at for further

LIDXA President, John, W2GW, and Aaron Broges, WC2C 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:

Club Contact: President, Richie Cetron,



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 Yahoo Groups 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


Nassau Amateur Radio Club (NARC)

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 Kevin Corrigan, KC2KC, President at


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 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
+40.8654, -73.0800
Each month, meeting details are on our web site:


Radio Club of Junior High School 22 NYC

Joe Fairclough-WB2JKJ
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)

President Neal “Rich” Balas, W2RB

We have our regularly scheduled meeting the third Friday of every
month. Time: 8 PM.  We also have a registered ARRL VEC test session at
every meeting.
Walk-ins are OK but please call and let us know you’re planning on

IMPORTANT, if you’re taking your first Amateur radio exam you will
need two forms of identification, at least one with a picture, $15 cash
(no checks or credit cards will be excepted). If you are upgrading your
license you will need your ORIGINAL license and a COPY of your license
(you also need two forms of ID, one with a picture and $15 cash).

The Address is:

Eger Nursing Home
140 Meisner Ave
Staten Island, NY

Anyone needing additional information can contact Mike Siegel W2RT at
917-412-1580 or


Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)

Monthly meeting is the third Tuesday of the month at 8 PM ,

Grace Lutheran Church  240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, NY. 11951…

Contact Richie Geraci, KD2NJA, at

Or go to their NEW website,

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 or contact Frank Porcaro, N2RSO, President, via
e-mail at:


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:  for more details



Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

SEC:    Bob Jordan, KD2BQM,

New York City:

DEC:   Daniel Katzovicz, W2BRU,

ADEC’s: Jose Sanles, N2DDD,

Simon Wurster, K2FH,


EC ‘s: Jason Vasquez, WF2N,

Evan Bauer, KC2YAY,


Nassau County:

DEC :      John Wilson, KD2AKX,

ADEC’s:  Joe Gomez, W2BMP,

Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL,

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,

Town of North Hempstead:  Robert Jagde, KD2GRS,

Town of Oyster Bay: Ceil Gomez, W2CTG,

City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR,

City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC ,


Suffolk County:

DEC:  Bill Scheibel, N2NFI


Town of Smithtown:  Rich Johnston, KC2TON,
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: Ted Debowy, AC2IR,
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,                                                     Monthly meeting TBD

Town of Southampton:    Vacant

Town of Southold:     Don Fisher, N2QHV,
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,
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Library, Amagansett

Town of Shelter Island:     Vacant

Town of Islip:                     Phil Jacobs, W2UV,


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

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,
K2LS Greensboro- NC.
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: 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: You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at


NLI Webpage:

The Section Website contains LOTS of great information on section
happenings, VE session, Education, Clubs, section staff, and much

Please continue to help make this newsletter even more interesting and
informative by sending me news about YOUR club and events.


NLI Staff :

SEC:  Bob Jordan, KD2BQM,

DEC  New York City: Donni Katzovicz ,W2BRU,

DEC  Nassau County: John Wilson, KD2AKX,

DEC  Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI,

Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB,
Technical Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX,
Public Information Coordinator :  Mel Granick, KS2G,
State Government Liaison:   George Tranos N2GA,
Section Traffic Manager :  Jerry Pilate, N2WGF,
Official Observer Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX,
Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster:  Mitch Cohen N2RGA,
Digital Communications : Bob Myers K2TV,