August 2020 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the August 2020 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 2020 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

* Silent Keys

* Upcoming Special Events:

* Hamfests:

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello Everyone …..

I hope everyone is doing well as we cope with COVID. Some clubs are able to open with social distancing and masks. Others are still waiting for a go ahead.

The best Corona information is still at

Many clubs are using Zoom or Skype to stay in touch with their members and conduct necessary business. I have a Zoom account if any club would like to use it. Please contact me for more information. ……

If anyone is interested in Air Force MARS they are looking for new members to assist. Please contact Bob at  for more information.


This summer has been full of surprises not to mention Tropical Storm Isaias who created major havoc throughout the eastern seaboard and especially Long Island with power outages, downed trees and wires not to mention rain and strong winds. I would like to thank all ARES operators along with Skywarn spotters and Club information nets for getting storm information out to our members through various nets. It was also very satisfying to listen to hams helping hams who needed assistance on various repeaters. That’s one facet that makes this hobby the greatest in the world…..


As the hurricane season continues it would make sense to check your equipment, antennas, batteries, and any other hurricane supplies so you would be prepared if we get hit with another devastating storm. More information is available at


HRU 2021 will take place on January 9, 2021. It will be dedicated to Founder Phil Lewis, N2MUN (SK). It will be a virtual format. More information will follow as it becomes available.


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 and keep washing your hands…..

Stay safe….

73, Jim Mezey, W2KFV
Section Manager – NYC/ Long Island
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™

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LIMARC is sadden to report the passing of two long time members Harry Schrader, WB2H and Bill Capitman, WB2CUK

Please keep them in your thoughts……


Upcoming Special Events:


Ham Radio University ~ January 9, 2021, more to follow








 From the ARRL:

IARU Announces HF Digital Mode Band Plan Review


An International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) working group has been formed to develop solutions to reduce congestion within very popular mode segments while preventing mutual interference between “incompatible modes” as much as possible. The working group includes representatives of the three regional band-planning committees, marking the first time the IARU three regions have joined together to directly coordinate band planning efforts.

“Because frequency allocations and amateur radio operating interests vary in different parts of the world, the development of band plans — voluntary guidelines on the use of the spectrum that is available to radio amateurs — is a responsibility of the three IARU regional organizations,” the IARU explained in announcing the working group. “Each of the three regions has a band-planning committee to focus on this work.”

The IARU says this approach to band planning has generally kept pace with the evolution of amateur radio operating, but the explosive growth in HF digital modes, particularly FT8, has led to perceived overcrowding of HF digital-mode band segments.

The new working group has already had fruitful discussions with the WSJT Development Group led by Joe Taylor, K1JT. Additional discussions, including with other HF stakeholders, will be held as part of a fundamental review of the different HF digital modes, and how they can be best categorized and arranged to share the limited spectrum available.

In recent years, moves have been made to bring the regional band plans into alignment wherever possible. Final approval of any band plan revisions typically occurs during regional conferences of IARU member-societies, held every 3 years on a rotating basis.

While the proposed band plan revisions will have to be approved by member-societies in each region, recent administrative changes mean that revisions can be implemented without having to wait for the regional conferences.

Amateurs can follow the working group’s progress through their IARU member-societies and their respective IARU websites (all are accessible via the main IARU page).




Arecibo Observatory Reflector Dish Damaged after Cable Snaps


An auxiliary cable that helps to support a metal platform above the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope’s reflector dish in Puerto Rico snapped in the early morning hours of August 10, causing a 100-foot gash in the reflector dish. Operations at the world-famous observatory, managed by the University of Central Florida (UCF) have been halted until repairs can be made. When the 3-inch cable fell, it also damaged about a half-dozen panels in the Gregorian Dome above the dish and twisted the platform used to access the dome. The cause of the cable break is not yet clear.

“We have a team of experts assessing the situation,” observatory director Francisco Cordova said. “Our focus is assuring the safety of our staff, protecting the facilities and equipment, and restoring the facility to full operations as soon as possible, so it can continue to assist scientists around the world.”

UCF manages the National Science Foundation (NSF) facility under a cooperative agreement with Universidad Ana G. Méndez and Yang Enterprises Inc. Home to one of the most powerful telescopes on the planet, the facility is used by scientists around the world to conduct research in the areas of atmospheric sciences, planetary sciences, radio astronomy, and radar astronomy. Arecibo is also home to a team that runs the Planetary Radar Project supported by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations Program in NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, through a grant awarded to UCF.

The facility has endured many hurricanes, tropical storms, and earthquakes since it was built 50 years ago. Repairs from Hurricane Maria in 2017 are ongoing. Through it all, the facility has continued to contribute to significant breakthroughs in space research in the area of gravitational waves, asteroid characterization, planetary exploration, and more.

The largest single-dish radio telescope in the world for decades, Arecibo was bumped into second place in 2016 by the Five hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in China.

The Arecibo Observatory Radio Club operates KP4AO at the site, mostly on special occasions. — Thanks to UCF and other sources




ARRL Hires Paul Z. Gilbert, KE5ZW, as Director of Emergency Management

As another step in ARRL’s increased focus on strengthening its emergency communications capabilities and long-standing working relationships with federal and state agencies and private emergency response organizations, ARRL has hired Paul Z. Gilbert, KE5ZW, of Cedar Park, Texas, as its first Director of Emergency Management.

Gilbert brings more than 30 years of experience in public service in both his professional and amateur radio endeavors. Beginning with his appointment as Emergency Coordinator in 1987, he has held multiple positions in the ARRL Field Organization. Currently in his second term as South Texas Section Manager, he has also served for more than a decade as the West Gulf Division’s Assistant Director for Public Service, acting as liaison between Division leadership and local, state, and federal emergency management organizations.

Professionally, Gilbert most recently was Radio Officer, HQ Staff, for the Texas State Guard, where for the past 6 years he has been responsible for planning and implementation of the organization’s communications capabilities. Previously he was a Public Safety Radio Coordinator for a Texas agency, charged with overseeing that organization’s large-scale disaster communications response and identifying and eliminating in-state interoperability issues.

Gilbert, who has an Amateur Extra-class license, is a member of Army MARS, and holds numerous DHS certifications, including COML, COMT, COMT Instructor, and AUXCOM Communicator. He is a member of the FEMA Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group (RECCWG), a graduate of the FEMA Emergency Management Institute’s Exercise Design Course, and was a founding member of the Texas Division of Emergency Management Communications Coordination Group.

In his new role, Gilbert will manage a team responsible for supporting ARRL Emergency Communications (EmComm) programs and services, including the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) and National Traffic System (NTS), as well as lead the continued modernization of those programs in consonance with the future emergency communications needs of the public and ARRL’s key partners.






Because you are a QST print subscriber, we wanted to alert you to a printing error in the forthcoming September 2020 issue.

The Table of Contents states that the QST columns “100, 50, and 25 Years Ago” and “Silent Keys” will appear on pages 96 and 97, respectively. However, due to a printing error, these pages do not appear in the print edition of the magazine.

The digital edition of the September issue does contain all the content listed in the Table of Contents. You can access the digital issue at

The missing September columns will also be printed, along with their October counterparts, in the October 2020 print edition of QST.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of ARRL.

Barry Shelley, N1VXY
Interim CEO




Traffic-Handling Webinar Launches Ham Radio Learning Series


A live presentation from ARRL North Texas Section Traffic Manager Aaron Hulett, K8AMH, inaugurated the new ARRL Learning Network on Tuesday, July 28. The webinar series features 30-minute presentations from experienced members covering a variety of amateur radio topics and interests. Hulett’s webinar, “Relay Stations and the Art of Traffic Handling,” introduced techniques and skills practiced by radio amateurs like himself who relay messages during emergencies, disasters, and other incidents that interrupt conventional telecommunications, including the internet. Through an overview of the ARRL National Traffic System, Hulett shared examples of preparing a radiogram and resources for finding traffic nets and other volunteers.

“Aaron hit a home run,” said Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, ARRL Product Development Manager and moderator for Hulett’s webinar. “His presentation was the perfect balance of knowledge-sharing and enthusiasm that will surely motivate other members to try their hand at traffic handling.” A recording of the webinar is available for members to view.

The webinars are hosted using GoToWebinar. Members are invited to ask questions during each webinar, and a 15-minute Q&A period follows each presentation for those who can participate longer. A running list of upcoming live presentations is available; and prospective attendees may register on the same page. ARRL members must first log into the ARRL website.

Fun with Digital Signal Modes FT4 and FT8

Anthony Luscre, K8ZT

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 12:30 PM PDT / 3:30 PM EDT (1930 UTC)

HF Wire Antennas 

George Cooley, NG7A, ARRL Life Member

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 12:30 PM PDT / 3:30 PM EDT (1930 UTC)

Introduction to Digital FM Modes

Korey Chandler, Sr., WA5RR

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 5 PM PDT / 8 PM EDT (0000 UTC on Wednesday, August 12)

Introduction to Computer Logging

Steven Lott Smith, KG5VK

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 12:30 PM PDT / 3:30 PM EDT (1930 UTC)

Capture the Magic of 6 Meters 

Jim Wilson, K5ND

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT (1700 UTC)

The Sport of Finding Hidden Transmitters on Foot

Robert Frey, WA6EZV, ARRL Amateur Radio Direction Finding Committee

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:30 PM PDT / 3:30 PM EDT (1930 UTC)

Inderbitzen encourages other members to be considered for future ARRL Learning Network webinars by inviting them to complete a Call for Speakers form. “It’s all about members helping members. What better way to grow greater participation in amateur radio!”




Action Would Help Emergency Personnel Communicate During Disasters

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission today proposed to modernize and improve its rules for programs that help first responders and other emergency personnel communicate during disasters. The proposed updates would help ensure that these programs meet the needs of emergency personnel now and in the future, as technology advances.

The Department of Homeland Security manages a suite of three priority services programs that help national security and emergency preparedness personnel communicate during emergencies: the Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System, which requires service providers to prioritize the provisioning and restoration of wired communications facilities;  Wireless Priority Service (WPS), a voluntary program that involves service providers prioritizing voice calls on wireless networks; and the Government Emergency
Telecommunications Service (GETS), a voluntary program that involves service providers prioritizing voice calls on landline networks.

While the Department of Homeland Security manages these programs through contracts with participating communications providers, the Commission also has a long-standing regulatory role with respect to TSP and WPS. The Commission’s rules for these programs, however, were adopted when communications networks were primarily based on legacy technology and have not been updated in at least two decades.

In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted today, the Commission proposed to modernize its priority services rules to cover priority treatment of voice, data, and video services for emergency personnel. The Commission also proposed to streamline these rules by removing outdated requirements that may impede the use of Internet Protocol (IP)-based technologies. In addition, the Commission proposed to amend the rules to reflect current administrative responsibilities for the priority services programs while eliminating burdensome and unnecessary administrative requirements.

Today’s action also responds to petitions for rulemaking filed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, on behalf of the Department of  Homeland Security, requesting that the Commission update its priority services rules.

Action by the Commission July 16, 2020 by Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 20-97).
Chairman Pai, Commissioners O’Rielly, Carr, Rosenworcel, and Starks approving. Chairman Pai, Commissioners O’Rielly, Carr, and Rosenworcel issuing separate statements.

PS Docket No. 20-187
Media Relations: (202) 418-0500 / ASL: (844) 432-2275 / Twitter: @FCC /





Digital editions of September 2020 QST, July/Aug 2020 OTAQEX, and NCJ


 The latest ARRL Letter is at:  

The latest ARRL E-Letter is at:

The latest ARRL Contest Update Newsletter is at:



ARRL  DX news bulletin:


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.


MEXICO, 6E.  Ramon, XE1KK will be using special call sign 6E6E until

December 31.  He plans to use it in the CQWW DX SSB Contest in

October and possibly in other contests.  Most of his activity

outside of the contests will be on FT8/FT4 on 160 to 6 meters.  QSL

via LoTW only.


GHANA, 9G.  Matteo, IZ4YGS will be active as 9G5GS from Sanzule,

until September 15.  Activity will be limited to his spare time on

160 to 10 meters using mostly FT8 (F/H) and SSB.  He will also be

active through the QO-100 geostationary satellite, USB mode.  He

will update daily to ClubLog.  QSL via LoTW, IZ4YGS direct or eQSL.


CHILE, CB33.  Members of the Radio Club Eternautas (CE3ETR) are now

active as CB33M until October 13.  Activity is to commemorate the

10th anniversary of the August 2010 landslide in a mine in the north

part of Chile where 33 miners were trapped for 3 months until their

rescue was carried out.  Operations will be on 80 meters through 70

cm using CW, SSB and digital modes FT8/FT4, JS8, RTTY, PSK31 and

SSTV.  QSL via PO BOX 12096, Santiago, Chile.


OGASAWARA, JD1.  Makoto, JI5RPT will be active as JD1BLY from

Chichijima Island (AS-031) from October 3 to 6.  The schedule may

change depending on the status of COVID-19.  Activity will be on 630

to 6 meters using CW, SSB and the digital modes (No 6 meter EME).

He will focus on the 630 meter band, 160 meter SSB, the RS-44

satellite and FT8 on the HF bands.  630 meter activity will be

mainly on JT9.  QSL via his home call sign.


UNITED STATES, N7.  Look for special event station N7C to be active

until August 15 for the 16th annual celebration of the Navajo Code

Talkers.  QSL to Herb, N7HG or N7C, at the address.


TURKEY, TC3.  Look for special event stations TC3GP and TC3GS to be

active until August 23, to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the

Battle of Gallipoli.  QSL via YM3KCN.


FRANCE, TM.  Operators Christian, F5OHH and Didier, F4ELJ will be

active as TM2LW from the Kerprigent Lighthouse (ILLW FR-031, ARLHS

FRA-769, DFCF 22-036, DMF 22-011, WW Locator IN88GS) near Lannion

during the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW), August

22 and 23.  Activity will be on various HF and VHF bands using CW,

SSB and the digital modes.  QSL via F4ELJ.


FRANCE, TM76. Members of the Radio Club du Val d’issole (F8KGH) will

use the special call sign TM76DP until August 22 to commemorate the

76th anniversary of the Provence Beach Landings (DRAGOON operation)

in August 1944.  Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB

and the digital modes.  QSL via F4GPB.


HONG KONG, VR.  Members of Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting

Society (HARTS) will be active with special call sign VR2HK9O in

celebration of the 90th anniversary of their Society.  Operations

have been on 20 meter SSB.  QSL via VR2HK direct or by the Bureau.


CAMBODIA, XU7.  Tad, JA1DFK will be active as XU7AKU and XU7AKV from

Phnom Penh.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using mostly CW and

SSB.  QSL via JA1DXA or ClubLog’s OQRS.


DENMARK, OZ.  OZ200EM is on the air until the end of the year,

honoring the memory of Hans Christian Orsted, who discovered the

principle of electromagnetism 200 years ago.  QSL via OZ1ACB.


CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7.  Stuart, ZL3STU has moved to Canterbury on the

Chatham Islands (OC-038) and now uses the call sign ZL7STU on 80 to

6 meter using SSB and FT8.  QSL for both calls via M0OXO.


SARDINIA, IS0.  Gil, IZ2DLV will be active holiday style until

August 28 signing IS0/IZ2DLV on 60 to 15 meters using SSB, CW and

FT8.  QSL via IZ2DLV (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW.


FINLAND, OH. Operators Vesa, OH5MNH, Orvo, OH5NE and SWL Aki plan to

operate OH5B during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend

(ILLW), August 22 and 23 from the Luovukkaluoto lighthouse in

Southern Carelia.  QSL via OH5AB.


INDIA, VU.  In celebration of the 74th anniversary of India’s

Independence Day, August 15th, special event station AT5AUG will be

QRV by members of the West Bengal Radio Club from August 14 to 16.

QSL via eQSL to VU2NRO.


BALEARIC ISLANDS, EA6.  Rolf, DL8AZ will be operating holiday style

as EA6/DL8AZ until August 17.  He will use SSB on 40 through 10

meters.  QSL via DL8AZ either direct or to the DARC QSL bureau.


BONAIRE, PJ4.  PJ4TEN is a special event station during October for

the 10th anniversary of 10-10-10, the date the Netherlands Antilles

was dissolved and Bonaire became a special municipality of the

Netherlands and a new DXCC entity.  QSL via M0URX direct, OQRS, or



GREECE, SV.  SV1AHH and SV1GGF will be QRV as SX1AFM from September

1 to 30, celebrating the 70 years of the Hellenic Air Force History

Museum.  They will be on 80 to 6 using all modes.  QSL via




Up Contest, Russian District Award Contest, Keyman’s Club of Japan

Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, North American QSO Party, CVA DX Contest,

SARL HF Digital Contest, NJQRP Skeeter Hunt, ARRL Rookie Roundup and

the Run for the Bacon QRP Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

Please see August 2020 QST, page 69 and ARRL Contest Calendar and

WA7BNM Contest websites for details.



ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  July 2020

Total number of ARES members:  78

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   5

Number of ARES nets active: 19 Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  0

Calls of DECs/ECs reporting:     KD2GXL, K2FH, N2UJG, W1EMR and KD2LPM for Skywarn

Number of exercises and training sessions this month: 8   Person hours:  61

Number of Public Service events this month:    0         Person hours :  0

Number of emergency operations this month:    0        Person hours     0

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      20    Person Hours: 92.1

Total number of ARES operations this month:  28     Total Person Hours:   153.1



Nassau County reported training meeting conducted online July 9.





JULY 2020  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          



NYPON             SESSIONS  n/a

ESS                    SESSIONS 31   QNI  378   QTC  n/a    QSP   55   QTR  n/a

NYS/E               SESSIONS  30   QNI  145   QTC 122    QSP  120   QTR  368

BA                     SESSIONS  n/a

NLISTN            SESSIONS  9      QNI  51     QTC 3       QSP  3       QTR  165

NCVHFTN       SESSIONS 31     QNI  175   QTC  33    QSP  33     QTR  400



K2TV          REC/ 7   SENT/ 11      TOTAL / 18

N2WGF      REC/ 3   SENT / 15     TOTAL / 18

KD2MEN   REC/ 1   SENT / 7        TOTAL / 8



K2TV         ORIG / 0  REC / 29   SENT / 42   DEL / 1    TOTAL / 72

N2WGF      ORIG / 0  REC / 13  SENT / 17    DEL / 2   TOTAL /  32

W2CTG      ORIG / 3  REC / 6   SENT / 2   DEL / 2     TOTAL / 12

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0  REC / 3   SENT / 8  DEL / 0    TOTAL /  11

KD2LPM   ORIG / 0  REC / 6   SENT / 3    DEL / 2    TOTAL / 11


JULY 2020 – PSHR

KD2LPM/ 296, N2WGF/ 232, K2TV/ 110.

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 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


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

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 200 members including hams from out of the state, country 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 Mike Croce, N2PPI, 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:  Joe Cutrone, K2OL,

ASEC:  Russ Logar, KC2LSB,


New York City:

DEC:   Martin Grillo, W1EMR,

EC Queens:  L. Sugai, N2UJG,



Nassau County:

DEC :      John Wilson, KD2AKX,

ADEC’s:  Robert Jagde, KD2GRS,

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:   Vincent Cigna, KC2WPP,

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  Joe Cutrone, K2OL,

ASEC  Russ Logar, KC2LSB,

DEC  New York City: Martin Grillo, W1EMR,

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,

Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster:  Mitch Cohen N2RGA,
Digital Communications : Bob Myers, K2TV,

Skywarn: John Hale, KD2LPM,