AUGUST 2021 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the August 2021 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 2021 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:

* VE Sessions

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info



Hello Everyone …..

I hope everyone is doing well this summer. A lot of things are going on as we recover from Covid 19. The new variants may cause an issue down the road. Let’s hope not…… a good idea for clubs is a “Wellness Check”, to check on members you haven’t heard from in a long time. I am sure they will be happy to hear from you. Let them know they are missed. Maybe they need an assist to get back on the air. Most clubs should have members that could help with that.

Keep our fellow hams and the people of Haiti in your thoughts after the ravage of last week’s earthquake. Our Traffic nets are ready for Health and Welfare messages coming out of the country. Emergency Frequencies are 3750 kHz, 7150 kHz and 14330 kHz. Please keep them clear

A big NLI shout out to ARMY Mars and Ron Tomo, KE2UK, “On July 6, an evening Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) HF practice net in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 2 (New York and New Jersey) was interrupted by several “mayday” distress calls on the channel, which is shared with the maritime service. Net control station Ron Tomo, KE2UK, immediately halted training and attempted (without success) to establish radio communication with the station in distress. Tomo then directed two other net members who heard the distress call —John Hoover, K2XU, and Wayne Gearing, K2WG — to attempt to establish communication and offer assistance.

While the other net members were attempting to contact the vessel by radio, Tomo contacted the US Coast Guard (USCG) station at Jones Beach Island in New York, which alerted the USCG Sector Command at Long Island Sound to join the MARS operators on frequency. MARS operators remained on frequency to assist the USCG in listening for the distress call. MARS volunteers alerted the USCG to the vessel in distress several hours before the Falling Star was identified and confirmed as missing. While 10 of those aboard Falling Star were rescued, five others didn’t make it home after this tragic event. Several hours later, the fishing vessel Falling Star was identified as missing with 15 individuals on board, all from Honduras. Ten days later, the USCG confirmed that 10 of the passengers survived in a skiff and were rescued by a passing commercial oil tanker ”….de..KE2UK..


Hurricane season is very active now and will continue into November. Make sure you are checking your equipment, antennas, generators. We should also check our go bags and our family plans in case evacuation is needed. Review your basic survival kit. Don’t get caught short. As hams we should always have at least an HT, programmed and extra batteries in our go bag. Review the following for some good information.

You may also find the following useful:

National Hurricane Center

The Hurricane Watch Net

VoIP Hurricane Net      



Remember, webinars and training are available at the ARRL Learning Network and through RATPAC Presentations:

My Zoom account is available for clubs or group meetings. Please contact me at for more information.

Enjoy the rest of the 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 and keep washing your hands…..

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

C:  516-315-8608

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Silent Keys:


The Long Island CW Club reports the passing of member Ray Burlingame-Goff G4FON. Ray was instrumental and the founder of the G4FON CW trainer program.


Upcoming Special Events:





Emergency Management’s Expectations & Utilization from Amateur Radio

RATPAC will have a special series of Zoom presentations on the effective use of Amateur Radio in Emergency Communication as seen from state and federal disaster agencies.
Click on the link below for details.…/RATPAC-EMER-SERVICE.pdf…

Several state and federal disaster agencies will be presenting presentations on how they utilize volunteer resources for emergency communications and what their expectations are from those who agree to serve.

This series will be from Thursday, August 19 through to September 30, possibly carrying over into October.








The Suffolk County Marathon is on 










Ham Radio University  ~ January 8, 2022




HamXposition September 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2021 at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough, MA


LIMARC November 14th, Levittown Hall, Hicksville





Upcoming VE Sessions: 


 (Note if you have a VE Session you want to list, please send it to




All test sessions are held at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY 11801

2021 Schedule

September 11th- 9 AM
November 13th-  9 AM

Session begins promptly at 9am (unless otherwise indicated)

There will also be VE Sessions at the LIMARC indoor hamfest, also held at Levittown Hall.

For further information Contact:




Suffolk County Radio Club:


VE Sessions are usually scheduled at the United Church of Christ 335, Horseblock Road, Farmingville, NY 11738. Tests begin at 7pm. Bob N2OCH is the main point of contact. There is a limit of 20 people in the testing room at a time and we expect a crowd so please coordinate with us if you wish to attend!    Contact:  for next test date.

Suffolk VHF/UHF Association:



To get info via email please contact our vice president Carmel P.Kenny/KF2KF to confirm dates and times. She will also pre register you for the exam you need. This will help us know in advance how many will need what exams.  N9LAB@AOL.COM 


From the ARRL:

RF Exposure Calculator  ~

Note:  There are other RF Calculators out there, some designed by our Section Members. Contact me for more information.


FCC Application Fees Unlikely to Go into Effect Until 2022


The schedule of FCC amateur radio application fees likely will not go into effect before 2022. FCC staff confirmed during a recent virtual meeting with Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs) that the agency is still working on the necessary changes to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) software and other processes and procedures that must be in place before it starts collecting fees from amateur applicants. Earlier this year, the FCC said it would not start collecting fees from amateur applicants before this summer. The new estimate is that the fees won’t go into effect until early next year.

Once it’s effective, the $35 application fee will apply to new, modification (upgrade and sequential call sign change), renewal, and vanity call sign applications. All fees will be per application. Administrative update applications, such as those to change a licensee’s name, mailing, or email address, will be exempt from fees. ARRL VEC manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, said Volunteer Examiner (VE) teams will not face the burden of collecting the $35 fee.

“Once the FCC application fee takes effect, new and upgrade applicants will pay the exam session fee to the VE team as usual, but they’ll pay the $35 application fee directly to the FCC using the FCC Pay Fees system,” she explained. When the FCC receives the examination information from the VEC, it will email a link with payment instructions to each successful candidate who then will have 10 days from the date of the email to pay.

After the fee is paid and the FCC has processed an application, examinees will receive a second email from the FCC with a link to their official license. The link will be good for 30 days. Licensees also will be able to view, download, and print official license copies by logging into their FCC ULS account. The FCC no longer provides printed licenses.

Licensees can log into the ULS with their 10-digit FRN (FCC Registration Number) and password at any time to view and manage their license and application, print their license, and update anything in their FCC license record, including adding an email address.



$35 FEE: New, modification (upgrade and sequential call sign change), renewal, and vanity call sign applications. All fees will be per application.

NO FEE: Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, or license cancellation.


$35 FEE: New, renewal, trustee change, and vanity call sign applications. All fees will be per application.

NO FEE: Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, or license cancellation.


Following Earthquake in Haiti, Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep Frequencies Clear 

August 14, 2021 | ARRL

In a statement received by ARRL on August 14, 2021, Region 2 of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU-R2) has requested that radio amateurs in the Americas keep the following frequencies clear to support emergency communications in Haiti following an earthquake this morning: 3750 kHz, 7150 kHz and 14330 kHz. The statement came from IARU-R2 Emergency Coordinator (EMCOR) Carlos Alberto Santamaría González, CO2JC.

According to preliminary information from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, 2021 at 1229 UTC, about 12 kilometers northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud and 33 kilometers to the east-northeast of Les Cayes, Haiti; 18.352 degrees north and 73.4801 degrees west at a depth of 10 km.

Mr. Jean-Robert Gaillard, HH2JR, President of the Radio Club of Haiti, reported significant structural damage.

International news reports fear high casualties.


Intrepid-DX Group Takes Itself Out of the Running to Activate Bouvet Island



In a brief statement this week, Intrepid-DX Group President Paul Ewing, N6PSE, said his team is pulling out of the race to activate Bouvet Island and looking elsewhere.

“We now find ourselves the number three team in line to go to Bouvet,” the announcement said. “This recent development is not comfortable for us, so we are now re-examining the top 10 most-wanted DXCC entities, with a plan to redirect our efforts to an activation that will be most beneficial for everyone… We plan to activate a different rare and much-needed entity in January/February 2023. That is now our focus. Watch for more updates on this exciting new project. We wish our former 3Y0J teammates a safe and productive journey to Bouvet.” — Thanks to The Daily DX



July Volunteer Monitor Program Report Released



The July 2021 activity report of the Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program has been released. This program is a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service.

  • Technician-class licensees in Spring Valley, Smith River, and Nipomo, California; Oneonta, New York; Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Center, Texas, received Advisory Notices concerning FT8 operation on frequencies not authorized to Technician licensees.
  • General-class licensees in Marco Island and Arcadia, Florida, as well as in Maryland, received Advisory Notices for operation in the Amateur Extra-class portion of the 20-meter band.
  • A licensee in Parks, Arizona, received an Advisory Noticeconcerning failure to abide by a request to stay off a repeater. The matter will be referred to the FCC for enforcement action.
  • A General-class licensee in Acworth, Georgia, received an Advisory Noticeconcerning failure to identify properly and for repeated communications with unlicensed stations on 3.895 MHz.
  • An Amateur Extra-class licensee in Keansburg, New Jersey, received an Advisory Noticeconcerning on-the-air threats directed at another operator on 3.844 MHz.
  • The final totals for VM monitoring in July were 1,736 hours on HF frequencies and 2,185 hours on VHF and UHF frequencies.

The IT staff at ARRL Headquarters has begun work on the automated system for Volunteer Monitors to report monthly monitoring hours and Incident Reports— Thanks to Volunteer Monitor Program Administrator Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH






Bouvet Island DXpeditions Are in Planning Stages for 2021, 2022, and 2023


Parallel planning is under way by three entities for DXpeditions to Bouvet Island in 2021, 2022, and 2023. The remote volcanic, glacial sub-Antarctic island in the South Atlantic is the second-most-wanted DXCC entity, according to Club Log. In June, the Intrepid-DX Group canceled its 3Y0J DXpedition, planned for 2023, after the RV Bravehart was put up for sale. Not long after, the Intrepid-DX Group revived its plans and was seeking a suitable vessel.

On August 8, a DXpedition using the 3Y0J call sign announced the signing of a contract with the expedition vessel Marama, a 101-foot sailing ketch with “a proven track record and experienced polar crew.” Co-leaders for the November 2022 effort are Ken Opskar, LA7GIA; Rune Øye, LA7THA, and Erwann Merrien, LB1QI. Opskar, who holds the 3Y0J license, split from the Intrepid-DX Group DXpedition effort he headed with co-leader Paul Ewing, N6PSE.

In a brief announcement on August 3, Ewing had said that a Bouvet DXpedition team under “revised leadership” had found “a suitable/affordable vessel willing to take us to Bouvet,” and was negotiating the terms of that charter contract. Ewing’s co-leaders would be David Jorgensen, WD5COV, and Kevin Rowett, K6TD. The Intrepid-DX Group now must secure a new license and landing permission from the Norwegian Polar Institute.

Meanwhile, Polish radio amateur Dom Grzyb, 3Z9DX, says planning continues for a second expedition on Bouvet Island in late 2021, using the call sign 3Y0I. “As you probably know, our first attempt to reach the island of Bouvet in March 2019 failed,” Grzyb says on the DXpedition’s website. “We were so close — just 63 nautical miles off the shore of Bouvet Island!”

The reconstituted 3Y0J group under the LA7GIA/LA7THA/LB1QI triumvirate said in its August 8 announcement that it planned to begin fundraising “immediately.” It would field a team of 12 operators for a 20-day stay “around Bouvet.” They would set up at Cape Fie at the southeastern part of the island, which is called “the only feasible part where a DXpedition can safely set up camp on rocky ground; we will not set [up] camp on the glacier.”

The Intrepid-DX Group’s Paul Ewing, N6PSE, had no comment regarding the 3Y0J release of August 8.





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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.


UGANDA, 5X.  Elvira, IV3FSG will sign 5X3R from August 13 to

September 2.  She will have 100 watts to a dipole, doing SSB,

digital and CW.  QSL via IK2DUW or via the bureau.


SPAIN, AM.  Members of the URE Burgos are active until August 18

with the special call sign AM1CCB to mark the 800th anniversary of

the Burgos Cathedral.  In 1984, the Cathedral was declared a UNESCO

World Heritage Site.  Operators include EA1FE, EA1BHB, EA1GLY,


the Bureau, eQSL or direct to: UREBU, P.O. Box: 444, 09080 Burgos,



TAIWAN, BX30.  Ken, JP1RIW will be active as BX30ARL from New Taipei

City until the end of the year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of

the Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League.  Activity will be on 40 to

6 meters.  Ken operates mainly on the digital modes on weekends.



CAPE VERDE, D4.  Paco, EA7KNT will be active as EA7KNT/D4 or D4ASL

from Sal Island (AF-086) from August 23 to September 5.


KYRGYZSTAN, EX.  Andrea, HB9DUR is active as EX0DX from Bishkek.

The length of his stay is unknown.  Activity will be as time permits

on various HF bands.  QSL via his home call sign, LoTW, ClubLog’s



SAN ANDREAS ISLAND, HK0.  Pedro, HK3JJH is currently active as

HK0/HK3X.  His length of stay is unknown.  Activity has been mainly

on 20 meters using FT8 (F/H).  QSL via JH1AJT.


SOUTH KOREA, HL.  Members of the Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL)

Chungbuk HQ have activated special event station HL76V to celebrate

76th anniversary of South Korea’s Liberation.  Activity will

continue until August 31.  QSL via the Bureau.


PERU, OA7.  Arno, DL1CW will be active as OA7/DL1CW until September

  1. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters.  QSL via his home call

sign, via the Bureau or LoTW.


ARUBA, P4.  John, W2GD will be QRV as P40W from October 18 to 31.

Activity will be on the various HF bands, with some focus on the 30,

17 and 12 meters and 160 meters using mostly CW.  His activity will

also include an entry in the upcoming CQWW DX SSB Contest as a

Single Op/All Band entry.  QSL via LoTW or N2MM.  No bureau cards.


DODECANESE, SV5.  Mort, G2JL is QRV as SV5/G2JL from Lipsi Island

for the next three months.  Activity will be on all bands and modes,

propagation permitting.  Current operations have been on 20 meters

  1. QSL via his home call sign, direct or via the Bureau.  Also,

Reiner, DL2AAZ will be active as SV5/DL2AAZ from Rhodes (EU-001)

from September 5 to 19.  Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10

meters and the QO-100 satellite, using CW and SSB.  QSL via DL2AAZ,

direct or via the Bureau.


TURKEY, TA.  Rene, DL2JRM will be signing TA2/DL2JRM from August 13

to 16.  Activity will be mainly on CW on various HF bands, and will

include an entry in the Worked All Europe DX CW Contest, August 14

and 15.  QSL via DL2JRM.


CORSICA, TK.  Frans, DJ0TP is now active as TK/DJ0TP from

Linguizetta until September 14.  QSL via LoTW or via the Bureau.


ALBANIA, ZA.  Janos, HA7NB will be active as ZA/HA7NB/P until August

  1. Activity is on 40, 20 and 15 meters using SSB, FT4/FT8 and

RTTY, as well as on the QO-100 satellite.  QSL only via eQSL and



ALAND ISLANDS, OH0.  The SP1KRF Team will activate OH0KRF from

August 23 to 29.  They plan to be on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, CW,

FT8/4 and RTTY.  Ops include SP1EG, SP1F, SP1IVL, SP1VAX, SP1Z and



CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Pete, K8PGJ will be active as ZF2PG from August

15 to 21.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters.  This includes

being an entry in the upcoming North American SSB QSO Party.  QSL

via LoTW.


CANADA, VE.  The Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club celebrates its 85th

anniversary with the call sign VE9M85A until the end of August.  QSL

via bureau or eQSL.


RWANDA, 9X.  Members of the Holy Land DX Group (HDXG) will sign 9X4X

from November 24 to December 1.  Operators include Mark, 4Z4KX,

Hilik, 4X6YA, Ruben, 4Z5FI, Ruslan, 4Z5LA, Hanan, 4Z1DZ, Slava,

4Z5MU and Jan, 4X1VF.  They will run three stations on 160 to 10

meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8, and maybe satellites also.  They

will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest.  QSL via Ruben,




European Sprint, SARL Youth Sprint, Kentucky State Parks on the Air,

Maryland-DC QSO Party, 50 MHz Fall Sprint, SARL HF Digital Contest,

NJQRP Skeeter Hunt, FISTS Sunday Sprint and the Run for the Bacon

QRP Contest are all on tap for this weekend.  Please see August QST,

page 71 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.



ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  July 2021

Total number of ARES members: 47

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   4

Number of ARES nets active: 13 Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  3

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

Number of exercises and training sessions this month: 3   Person hours: 5

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

Number of Community Service events this month:   1         Person hours :  20

Number of Emergency operations this month:    0        Person hours     0

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      21    Person Hours: 208.10


Total number of ARES operations this month:   25   Total Person Hours: 233.10


ARC notified section ,early in the week, to prepare for callup if Hurricane Elsa required so. No activation ensued and the section stood down Friday evening.




JULY  2021  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          



ESS                    SESSIONS 31   QNI  317  QTC  n/a    QSP 51   QTR  n/a

NYS/E               SESSIONS  31   QNI 127   QTC  97  QSP 95   QTR  338

BA                     SESSIONS  31  QNI  500   QTC  4     QSP 4     QTR  552

NLISTN            SESSIONS  5    QNI  22    QTC  0      QSP  0     QTR  75         5 schools

NCVHFTN        SESSIONS  n/a QNI 141  QTC  35   QSP  27   QTR  337   151 23 23 369





KD2MDV   REC/ 31  SENT/ 2    TOTAL / 33

N2WGF      REC/ 13   SENT / 10   TOTAL / 23

KD2MEN    REC/ 0   SENT/ 6       TOTAL/ 6




N2WGF      ORIG / 0  REC / 29  SENT / 19  DEL / 7   TOTAL /  55

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0  REC / 2   SENT / 6  DEL / 0    TOTAL / 8

KD2LPM    ORIG / 0  REC / 2  SENT / 3  DEL / 2    TOTAL / 7



JULY  2021 – PSHR


 KD2LPM/ 186, N2WGF/ 120, KD2GXL/ 71,

Gerard Pilate  STM NLI/NYC



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 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 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)

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


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:

Important Note:

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


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 well over 1,000 members worldwide 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 Jack
Phelan, NU2Q, 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 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


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)

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)

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:  Russ Logar, KC2LSB,


New York City:

DEC:   Martin Grillo, W1EMR,


EC:      Kings: Simon Wurster, KF2N,

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:


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 Staff :

SEC   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,