This will be my last Newsletter to you as Section Manager.  Come
January 1, 2013, I will take on the duties of Hudson Division
Director.

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the NLI
membership.  You have all been extremely supportive and so very kind to
me during my tenure as Section Manager.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the
past four years, and I look forward to working with you, as well as the
entire Division, in my new role.

The position of Director is very different than that of Section
Manager.  Your input will be crucial to me as I sit on the ARRL Board
of Directors helping to determine League policy.  I need to hear from
you, and I welcome your comments whatever they may be.  The ARRL is OUR
organization – we are all equal members, and we need to work together to
insure amateur radio’s future.  As always, my contact information is:
n2ybb@arrl.org and/or 917-865-3538.

I look forward to seeing you at club meetings, events, cabinet
meetings, and the general membership meetings that we will be having in
the upcoming months, something that, to my knowledge, we have never had
before.

I am pleased to announce that Jim Mezey W2KFV will succeed me as the
new Section Manager for NLI.  Jim has been my number 1 for the past
four years, serving as the NLI ARES Section Emergency Coordinator.
Prior to that, he was the Nassau County ARES District Emergency
Coordinator.  Jim has always shown himself to be a great leader who
puts everything in its proper perspective and makes decisions with
great clarity.  He will be a great Section Manager and will continue to
be a tremendous asset to the Section.  I wish him the best of luck in
his new position and ask that you extend to him the same courtesy you
have consistently shown to me.

In closing, may I wish you all the very best of the Season, and for a
happy and healthy New Year.

See you at HRU!

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Speaking of HRU, Ham Radio University is just around the corner.  HRU
2013 will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2013.  The keynote speaker is
Bill Cross W3TN of the FCC’s Mobility Division of the Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau.

Once again, HRU will be held at Briarcliff College in Bethpage.  This
year will see 25 Forums with new forums including Tips, Tricks and
Techniques of the best operators, Echolink, Advanced Scanner Forum,
Azores Nine Island Hunt – the other side of the pileup, Advanced
D-STAR rasberry pi, Workshop – Connectors how to use and where do
they go, Workshop – Digital Interfacing and more!

Day-of-Event Handouts, Special Event Station W2V and demos, Amateur
Radio License Exam Session, Amateur Radio Club tables, Door Prizes
including a handheld transceiver giveaway!

Anyone who makes a donation will be entered in our main door prize
raffle that includes all major prizes.  All major door prizes will be
drawn after the Keynote Speaker in Room E at approximately 12:30 PM.

There will be a special raffle for another handheld transceiver just
for HRU volunteers.  Food and Refreshments available.

Don’t miss this very special event!  For more information go to the
HRU website at www.hamradiouniversity.org

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I’ve been asked to make two announcements regarding HRU:

First, I received this request from Phil Lewis N2MUN, NLI ACC and HRU
Committee Member.  He has asked me to inform you that each
club/organization that would like to support an information table at
HRU2013 will be required to bring a rectangular table this year
(maximum two tables per club).

In order to support this activity you MUST e-mail Phil by December 31st
to n2mun@arrl.net  The committee will be putting together a floor
matrixfor all organizations this year.

Please report to him the day of the event for your table location.

– – – – – – – – – –

Second, Lew Malchik N2RQ has once again been asked to reprise the youth
forum at HRU 2013, on January 6, 2013.  The format of the forum is
fashioned after the very successful program that Carole Perry has been
doing at the Dayton Hamvention.

Lew is looking for young operators in our area to make brief
presentations about their interests and activity in ham radio.

Recommendations and contact info should be sent to him at
n2rq@arrl.net.

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The Hudson Division Awards Luncheon that was to be held on Sunday,
November 11th was cancelled due to the aftermath of Sandy.  All monies
have been refunded.

The 2012 award winners will be celebrated at the 2013 awards fete.
Date to be determined.

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Special Event Station W2T — The Nikola Tesla Memorial Event – is
scheduled for the weekend of January 11-13 of 2013 to mark the January
7, 1943 passing of Nikola Tesla.

Control operators will be physically positioned at various sites having
to do with Tesla’s life and using Ham Radio Deluxe to “wirelessly”
remote control the main station(s) located on Long Island, NY and
Manhattan. The event organizers are hoping for venues such as Tesla’s
room in The New Yorker Hotel as well as being somewhere onsite at his
labs at Wardenclyffe Towers and perhaps a few other Tesla-related areas
as well. This will be a very unique event.

Certificates will be issued for contacts on 80-10M with endorsements
for each of the sites. They are in the design process now, but they
will be frame-able, approximately 9 X 12 certificates. The organizers
hope that they will be able to garner enough publicity to turn this
into a truly international event. The stations thus far planned for
being remote-controlled from the Tesla Memorial sites have all earned
DXCC in the past and should be well capable of reaching all areas of
the world if propagation and the gods of the troposphere smile upon
us.

To honor Tesla’s penchant and passion for wireless operations this will
be one of the very few ham radio events that will also have special
endorsements for contacts via Echolink, IRLP and D-STAR. (Obviously
such contacts cannot count for unassisted radio-only awards from third
parties).

The event organizers are hoping that this event will prove to be worthy
of Nikola Tesla’s vision and a nice tribute to his memory and his
too-often overlooked contributions to Radio and so many, many other
fields. They are presently assembling a team of control operators as
well as choosing the stations which will be under wireless — Ham Radio
Deluxe — control. They are also contacting various venues and trying to
arrange enough PR in time for this event that the word will get out.

Neil Shapiro is running the event and he may be contacted at
W2NLS@arrrl.net.  He would love to hear from anyone interested and any
who might have ideas to contribute.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON IN THE SECTION THAT NEVER GETS THE PUBLICITY
IT NEEDS. DO YOU HAVE A CLUB EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUBLICIZE?

PLEASE BE SURE TO EMAIL ME WITH ALL THE PARTICULARS AND I’LL PLACE IT
IN THE E-NEWSLETTER AND/OR SEND AN EMAIL OUT TO THE SECTION.

Again, contact me at n2ybb@arrl.org with the particulars.

——————–

That’s it for me. CU down the log!

73,
Mike N2YBB
n2ybb@arrl.org

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November 2012 Monthly Section Emergency Coordinator Report NLI
Section:

Total number of ARES members:     81

# of DEC’s / EC’s reporting this month:     6

# of ARES Nets active:        19

# with NTS Liaison:          1

Calls of DEC’s / EC’s reporting:  NY2K (KB2KAB, KC2NBE, KB2WUS K2FTC,
N1JSP), KB2SCS.

Number of Public Service Events this month: 1   Person Hours:  21

Number of Emergency Operations this month: 3   Person Hours:    362

Number of drills, tests, training sessions this month:  15   Person
Hours: 128

Total number of ARES operations this month:  19  Person Hours:   511

Comments:

NYC District DEC , NY2K, reports

Things have been very busy here in NYC District ARES. November started
off with the wrapping up of Sandy activation the the ARC/GNY EOC.
After
nearly a week of operation, we were finally able to stand down on
Friday
evening.

The following weekend, November 10, 11 and 12, brought a request from
the ARC to assist in providing comms to ERVs being dispatched into the
hardest hit areas of south Queens and Brooklyn to provide feeding for
victims of Sandy. As Kings County EC Jojo Gonzalez, KC2NBE stated:
Kings County was re-activated by the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy
Disaster Relief Operations. Members were deployed to several
locations,
Red Cross EOC, Floyd Bennett Field and the Aqueduct. Kings County ARES
members also assisted in unloading water from delivery trailers to ERV
loading areas as well as providing back up communications between the
ERVs and the ARC ERV Coordinator during their delivery runs into Far
Rockaway. KC ARES Operators who responded to the activation include:
NY2K, WA2JNF, K2ARN, KD2BQN, KC2YAY, W2/8R1B and KC2NBE. KC2YAY went
above and beyond the call staying till his ERV finished its delivery
run well after Red Cross Operations at the Aqueduct had shut down for
the night. KC2YAY was also responsible for being able to divert the
ERV
convoy away from a fire incident that led to a street closure which
resulted in a near flawless run of a time sensitive food delivery run.
In this activation, Kings County ARES members used $30,000 worth of
equipment. Members from all counties participated in this long
duration
activation and all performed above and beyond.

The month finished up with the annual Turkey Trot in Brooklyn’s
Prospect Park on Thanksgiving morning. A spectacular day for a
wonderful event.

There were no other reports for the month….

Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday Season…..

73,
Jim Mezey, W2KFV
Section Emergency Coordinator
New York City/ Long Island
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
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This is the SECTION TRAFFIC MANAGER’S report for November 2012

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NTS SECTION LEVEL and INDEPENDENT CW nets:

STATEWIDE CW NETS:

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 topband, 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 ±

Hit and Bounce Net (HBN) 8:30am daily on 3576 kHz .

Hit and Bounce Slow Net (HBSN) Please note the frequency change for the
Hit & Bounce Slow Speed Traffic Net to 3574 KHz at 7:30 AM EST. Seven
days a week. Bob K2TV

NTS SECTION LEVEL HF/phone nets:

New York Phone*/ (NYP). CEASES OPERATION 12/18/2011
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 440.550 +5 141.3 PL
Check www.BigAppleTrafficNet.org for our schedule.

Jim, KC2LEB – Net Manager

Nassau Co. VHF Net Nightly at 7:30pm. Pri: 146.805/R (136.5pl)Alt.1:
147.135/R (136.5pl) Alt.2: 443.525/R (114.8)
NCVHFTN Website: : http://www.nassautraffic.net

Suffolk Co. VHF Net

K2TV is now operational as a Digital Relay Station on HF winlink
representing the New York City/Long Island section.
I will be receiving NLI traffic via the W2SFD Pactor MBO. Hopefully
this will expedite traffic in and out of NLI.

WB2FTX is putting me in for a Digital Relay Station appointment.
We are still in the process of organizing the Suffolk County VHF
traffic net and will be running the W2EAG Trafic Handling Course on the
air once it starts. N2NFI/R on 145.370 (136.5 PL) and the W2GSB/R ON
223.860 (156.7 pl) will be used connected via IRLP.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:15 PM are the tentative beginning
times and frequencies.  Anyone interested please contact K2TV at
k2tv@arrl.net

Section Net Reports:

Net    Abbreviation    Sessions    QNI    QTC    QSP    QTR    Net Manager
Big Apple Traffic Net    BATN    6    37    3    3    70    KC2LEB
NYS Early    NYS/E    30    160    53    49    211    K2TD
NYS Late    NYS/L    30    148    65    50    209    K2TD
NYS Morning    NYS/M                             WA2IAX
Empire Slow Speed    ESS    30    436         74         WI2G
Nassau County Traffic Net    NCVHF    18    89    17    17    171    N2WGF
NY Public Operator’s Net    NYPON    30    288    99    92    396    AA2Y

SAR:

Call    Originated    Received    Sent    Delivered    Total
K2TV    1    62    66    15    144
N2WGF    0    12    20    8    40

PSHR:

Call    1    2    3    4    5    6    Total
K2TV    40    40    30    10    100    10    230
N2WGF    40    40    20    0    0    0    100

Digital Report:

Call    Received    Sent    Total
K2TV    40    11    54

73,
Mike Patino, N2BMU
NLI STM

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UPCOMING Club Events/Meetings

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 n2ybb@arrl.org

NOTE – Always check with the club to verify the date, time and
location of the events/meetings listed here.

_____

575 Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club

The LIARS Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Newfield High
School in Selden, NY at 7:30PM. All are welcome. Our web site is:
www.lisimplex.org  Contact: Tim MoDavis, KA2VZX at ka2vzx@arrl.net


ARC – ECS

The ARCECS meets monthly on the first Tuesday at:

Bellerose Rescue Company
235-01 Braddock Avenue
Queens Village, NY 11428
For more information go to their website: http://www.arcecs.org
Please contact Leonard Smith (PIO) at: n2ldv@arrl.net for information.

Grumman ARC

Grumman ARC (GARC) http://www.qsl.net/wa2lqo/
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Allen
Ellsworth Park in Farmingdale, starting at 5:30 PM. GARC VE sessions
are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Briarcliffe College in
Bethpage.
Room: Long Beach #5, starting at 5:00 PM.
Contact: Robert Wexelbaum at w2ilp.radio@gmail.com


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 kmorgan6@optonline.net.
Please see the club website for directions http://www.gsbarc.org/

HOSARC

The NY Hall of Science ARC has general membership meetings on the
second Tuesday of each month, 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,
NY.

Please check the club’s website at www.hosarc.org for more detailed
information.

Town of Huntington ARES/RACES Meetings

Meetings are now held at the Harborfields Library in Greenlawn. NY. For
more information, see: http://www.wb2lua.com or contact John A. Allocca,
WB2LUA at 631-261-3726 or via e-mail at: john@allocca.com

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:

http://www.larkfield.org

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:

Gary M McDowell, K2TVN, President of LARC
E-Mail: gmcdowell2000@aol.com

Long Island DX Association (LIDXA)

http://www.qsl.net/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 edwhit@optonline.net for further
information.

LIDXA President, John, W2GW, and Mike Lisenco, N2YBB are ARRL DXCC
card checkers. Bring your new DXCC cards and paperwork to these
meetings for official verification and credit.

Long Island Mobile ARC

LIMARC meets the second Wednesday each month, 8PM at Levittown Hall,
201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY. All are welcome. Bring a
friend!
Webpage is: http://www.limarc.orgClub Contact: President, Rich Cetron,
K2KNB@limarc.org
Club PIO: Rich Levow, WA2NLL wa2nll@arrl.net

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 wa2suh@aol.com

Nassau ARC (NARC) http://www.nassuarc.org/

Meetings every Monday night at 8 PM in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
at the Senior Citizen’s Center. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 8 PM. All are welcome. Contact Rob Martens,
K2RRM, President at k2rrm@arrl.net

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.

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Peconic ARC (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 club’s Awards Manager and is able to check
cards for the ARRL VUCC and WAS awards.

See the PARC website at www.peconic-arc.net for all our current club
activities and contact information.

Radio Central ARC

Radio Central Amateur Radio Club holds it regular meetings on the last
Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Middle Country Public Library
in Centereach. All are welcome. For directions and other club
information, please check out the club web page:

http://www.rcarc.org

Staten Island Amateur Radio Association (SIARA)

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
coming.

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
ALL LICENSE CANDIDATES are welcome.

Anyone needing additional information can contact Mike Siegel W2RT at
917-412-1580 or W2RT@arrl.net

Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)

Monthly meeting is the third Tuesday of the month – 8 PM at the Grace
Lutheran Church in Mastic. Contact Chris DeSanto, N2ABG at
info@suffolkcountyradioclub.org. Or go to their website,

http://www.suffolkcountyradioclub.org

BONAC Amateur Radio Club (BARC)

BARC meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Amagansett
Library (except November, which is on the 3rd Thursday). For more
information please go to the club website at http://www.bonacarc.org

Wantagh Amateur Radio Club

Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 8:00PM at the
Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793. Entrance to
the meeting room is at the rear of the library, adjacent to the
parking-lot. For more information, see the club’s website at
http://www.qsl.net/w2va or contact Frank Porcaro, N2RSO, President, via
e-mail at: n2rso@arrl.net

Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club

The Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club is dedicated to serving the
amateur radio community and the general public on Long Island, New
York. The club operates under the vanity call sign of W2SBL. Meets
second Tuesday of each month at Motorola’s Holtsville campus, Exit 62
(I-495) An ARRL affiliated club with membership open to all Motorolans
and Associate membership open to all. Email:
W2SBL@motorolasolutions.com  for more details
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Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

Section Emergency Coordinator – Jim Mezey, W2KFV, w2kfv@arrl.net
Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator – Russ Logar, KC2LSB
kc2lsb@arrl.net

New York City:
District Emergency Coordinator Adam Fine, NY2K ny2k@arrl.net

Manhattan: Emergency Coordinator. Josh Gaffin, K2FTC, k2ftc@arrl.net
No meeting listed at this time

Bronx: Emergency Coordinator Francisco Lopez, KB2WUS, kb2wus@arrl.net
No meeting listed at this time.

Brooklyn: Emergency Coordinator JoJo Gonzalez, KC2NBE, kc2nbe@arrl.net
2nd Monday of the month, 7:30pm in the Community Room of Board 6 at
250 Baltic Street (off of Court St) in Brooklyn.

Queens: Emergency Coordinator Jeff Spiro, N1JSP, n1jsp@arrl.net
3rd Sunday of month, 2pm, Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, Rm. A1-15

Staten Island: Emergency Coordinator David Lefkowitz, KB2KAB,
kb2kab@arrl.net  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month
at 7:00 PM at the South Beach Psychiatric Center, 777 Seaview Ave,
Building 10, Staten Island, NY 10305. Emergency preparedness and
communications are discussed. For more information e-mail: David
Lefkowitz, kb2kab@arrl.net
or http://www.aresnyc.org/contact, category Richmond Nassau County:

District Emergency Coordinator Tim Cregan, N2RDB n2rdb@arrl.net

Nassau County ARES meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the Nassau County Senior Citizens Activities
Center in Eisenhower Park. Contact Tim for directions. There are no
individual city or township meetings in Nassau County.

For more information about local ARES groups, contact Tim N2RDB or the
following Emergency Coordinators:
City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor ,W2OSR w2osr@arrl.net
Town of Oyster Bay: Bruce Gronich K2BRG k2brg@arrl.net
Town of North Hempstead: Dave Kass WA2LKJ Davet36526@aol.com
Town of Hempstead: Frank Porcaro N2RSO n2rso@arrl.net
City of Long Beach: George Geller WB2GTC georgegeeg@aol.com

Suffolk County:
District Emergency Coordinator Bill Scheibel, N2NFI n2nfi@yahoo.com

Emergency Coordinators:

Babylon: John Melfi, W2HCB radiorights@yahoo.com

Huntington: Town of Huntington ARES/RACES Meetings
Meetings are now held at the Harborfields Library in Greenlawn. NY.
For more information, see: http://www.wb2lua.com or contact John A.
Allocca, WB2LUA at 631-261-3726 or via e-mail at: john@allocca.com

Islip: John Blowsky, KB2SCS kb2scs@arrl.net
VE session 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm.
American Legion Hall in East Islip

Smithtown: Joe Albertus, KB2JOE kb2joe@optonline.net
No monthly meeting.

Brookhaven: Ted Debowy, AC2IR tdebowyac2ir@gmail.com
2nd Monday of the month at 8:00 pm
Brookhaven Town Hall, Farmingville.

Riverhead: Don Rollock, W2EUL w2eul@yahoo.com
No monthly meeting.

Southampton: Dennis O’Rourke, KB2ZWW dennis1153@hotmail.com
No monthly meeting.

Southold: Don Fisher, N2QHV n2qhv@arrl.net
ARES announcements and business conducted during the Peconic ARC
meetings.
1st Friday of the month at 6:30 pm.
Southold Free Library, Southold.

East Hampton: Nat Raynor, N2NEI n2nei@arrl.net
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

Shelter Island: Neal Raymond, N2QZA panda80@optonline.net
No monthly meeting.
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* Other “stuff”

[DX]
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 w2gw@arrl.net
Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, is now a DXCC card checker as well, appointed by
the
LIDXA. For those who live in or close to NYC and want to stay local,
Mike is available by appointment. Please contact Mike at
n2ybb@arrl.org.

Approved DXCC card checkers can also check cards for WAS and VUCC
awards as well.

*NLI DX Spotting Clusters
AA2MF Staten Island-NY, dxc.aa2mf.net
K2LS Greensboro- NC. dxc.k2ls.com
*K2LS is still a popular spot for many NLI DXers.

[From ARRL]

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
state.

http://www.arrl.org/FandES/courses/

ARRL C-CE course advance registration opportunities via e-mail. A
service now allows those interested in taking an ARRL Certification and
Continuing Education (C-CE) course in the future to receive advanceword
of registration opportunities via e-mail. To take advantage, send an
e-mail to lprereg@arrl.org. On the subject line, include the course
name or number (eg, 00#). In the message body, include your name,
callsign, e-mail address, and the month you want to start the course.

To learn more, visit the ARRL Certification and Continuing Education
Web page http://www.arrl.org/cce/ and the C-CE Links found there. For
more information, contact Emergency Communications Course Manager Dan
Miller, K3UFG, dmiller@arrl.org 860-594-0340.

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:

http://www.arrl.org/members-only/memdata.html?modify=1

Check the box for “ARES E-Letter (monthly public service and
emergency communications news)” and you’re all set. Past issues of
The ARES E-Letter are available at: http://www.arrl.org/ares-el/ Issues
are posted to this page after publication.

[Repeaters]

MetroCor is coordinating body for the New York metro area. MetroCor is
the established coordinating body for the New York Metro area,
inclusive of New York City – Long Island, Westchester County and the
majority of Northern New Jersey. You must apply for coordination
through MetroCor if you wish to establish a new system on Amateur Radio
Spectrum above 29.5 MHz. These and any other matters related to repeater
systems’ coordination are welcomed by MetroCor. They invite you to
visit their website at: http://www.metrocor.net. You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at metrocor@metrocor.net.


Section VE Sessions
Section VE Sessions -available on the web at:

http://www.hudson.arrl.org/nli/nlive.htm


NLI Webpage:

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

http://nli.arrl.org

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

NLI Staff

NLI ARES:
SEC NLI – Jim Mezey W2KFV w2kfv@arrl.net
ASEC NLI – Russ Logar KC2LSB kc2lsb@arrl.net
ASEC NLI – Charles Alfano WA2GUG wa2gug@arrl.net

DEC New York City – Adam Fine NY2K ny2k@arrl.net
DEC Nassau County – Tim Cregan N2RDB n2rdb@arrl.net
DEC Suffolk County – Bill Scheibel N2NFI n2nfi@arrl.net

Affiliated Club Coordinator – Phil Lewis N2MUN n2mun@optonline.net
Technical Coordinator – Steve Barreres K2CX k2cx@arrl.net
Public Information Coordinator – Vacant
State Government Liason – George Tranos N2GA n2ga@arrl.net
Section Traffic Manager – Mike Patino N2BMU n2bmu@arrl.net
Official Observer Coordinator – Steve Barreres K2CX k2cx@arrl.net
Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster – Mitch Cohen N2RGA n2rga@arrl.net
Suffolk County – Len Battista W2FX w2fx@arrl.net
Digital Communications – John Blowsky KB2SCS kb2scs@arrl.net

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ARRL New York City-Long Island Section
Section Manager: Mike Lisenco, N2YBB
n2ybb@arrl.org
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