December 2017 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the December 2017 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 January 2018 issue prior to
the end of the first week in January.

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


* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager

* Upcoming Special Events:

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


 Hello Everyone …..


ARL 61…..and Happy Holidays to everyone…..

HAM RADIO UNIVERSITY, the New York City / Long Island Convention , January 6, 2018, yes it’s a Saturday and yes it’s a new location.

LIU/Post College, Hillwood Commons Student Center, 720 Northern Boulevard Greenvale, NY 11548.

Keynote speaker this year is our own Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB ,

Doors open at 7:30 AM with the first forum starting at 8:30 AM… Their cafeteria will be open Check the HRU web page at …………….

ARES:            Dave Akins, AK1NS has decided to step down as Nassau County DEC, since business pressures have taken up most of his time. I would like to thank Dave for all the work he has done for ARES in Nassau. In the meantime ADEC John Wilson, KD2AKX will run the con……

If anyone is interested in the DEC position, please write me or SEC Bob Jordan, KD2BQM, a note listing your qualifications……….

We also have a new DEC in NYC, Jose Lugo, KD2CJP who has taken over the reigns from Joe Cutrone, WK9K.  Joe did a “ Fine Business “ job as DEC and we wish him well. Good luck to Jose in his new appointment………..


I am sorry to report that we lost a few Ham friends that I heard about this month and I hope you keep their families in your thoughts during this Holiday Season………….

Neil Raymond, N2QZA (SK), EC of Shelter Island this past August

Gail Capitman, KA2RYE (SK), wife of Bill Capitman, WB2CUK.

Josephine (Jo) Musella KB2DOT (SK), the wife of Jerry KB2DPD…………….



I want to remind all the Clubs to please update their contact information on the ARRL website

If you are having a club event, special event by all means list it on the NLI Webpage. This page was set up for club events and information that you may want other clubs to know about. If you have VE Sessions, hamfests, maybe your club has equipment or coax they are interested in sharing, moving, selling whatever, please ad to webpage. It will work only if clubs participate.                                         …………….

The Jamming repeaters and malicious interference is still a very big problem in the Section with that said if you are experiencing any issues, please go to either the following websites and fill out a short report or

In closing, I want to wish everyone and their families a very Happy and Joyous Holiday with promises of health and prosperity for the coming New Year .. See you at HRU.

Don’t forget to get on the air, have fun, and enjoy our great hobby and by all means…. keep those batteries charged!

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

C:  516-315-8608





HRU 2018, the New York City / Long Island Convention, Saturday, January 6, 2018,  at LIU/Post College, Hillwood Commons Student Center, 720 Northern Boulevard Greenvale, NY 11548. Cafeteria and doors open 7:30 AM , First Forum at 8:30 AM.


LIMARC Hamfest :  February 25, 2018 at Levittown Hall




From the ARRL:

Winter Field Day is Just Ahead

Field Day is not just for summertime anymore. Winter Field Day, sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), will take place over the January 27-28 weekend, and it can be a terrific time to prep for ARRL Field Day in June. The annual event’s stated purpose is to encourage emergency operating preparedness in the winter, but it’s also an excuse to get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors. According to the WFDA, getting ready for emergency communication in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that take place each June during ARRL Field Day, and — let’s face it — it’s not cold and snowy everywhere during the winter months. Your local climate could be quite the opposite.

“Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house,” the WFDA says. “Get out and play some radio!” The WFDA said it believes that maintaining operating skills should not be limited to fair-weather scenarios.

The event, which got its start in 2007, is not restricted to North America. All Amateur Radio operators around the world are invited to participate, and there are three entry categories — indoor, outdoor, and home. The rules are similar to those for ARRL Field Day. Operation will take place on all HF bands except 12, 17, 30, and 60 meters, as well as on VHF, UHF, and satellite. The event runs 24 hours. US and Canadian stations exchange call sign, operating category, and ARRL or RAC section.

The WFDA encourages both group and solo operation, and if you’re not up for an outdoor winter adventure involving Amateur Radio, you can operate from the comfort of your shack. As the WFDA says on its Facebook page, “The object is winter fun!”

ARLS015 RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched Successfully, Designated AO-91

The latest CubeSat in the Fox series – RadFxSat (Fox-1B) – launched
November 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Delta
II vehicle lifted off at 0948 UTC.

“Following a picture-perfect launch, RadFxSat was deployed at 1109
UTC,” AMSAT reported. “Then the wait began. At 1212 UTC, the AMSAT
Engineering team, watching ZR6AIC’s WebSDR waterfall, saw the
characteristic ‘Fox Tail’ of the Fox-1 series FM transmitter,
confirming that the satellite was alive and transmitting over South
Africa. Shortly after 1234 UTC, the first telemetry was received and
uploaded to AMSAT servers by Maurizio Balducci, IV3RYQ, in Italy.
Initial telemetry confirmed that the satellite was healthy.”

In the wake of the successful launch, deployment, and reception,
OSCAR Number Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO, designated the new
satellite as AMSAT-OSCAR 91 (AO-91).

AMSAT Engineering reminds stations that the satellite will not be
available for general use until the on-orbit checkouts are complete.
AMSAT asks listeners to submit telemetry from RadFxSat (Fox-1B) to
assist the Engineering team in completing the commissioning process.
Experiment telemetry is downlinked via the DUV sub-audible telemetry
stream, which can be decoded using FoxTelem software, available
online at, .


FCC Proposes $25,000 Fine for Breaking Now-Voluntary Labeling Rules


The FCC has proposed fining Acuity Brands Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, $25,000 for apparently marketing radio frequency devices that were not labeled in accordance with Commission Part 18 rules at the time. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) on November 21. Compliance with the particular rule at issue now is voluntary.

“Specifically, Acuity marketed three models of consumer-grade electronic fluorescent lighting ballasts — two since 2006 and one since 2009 — that did not have the FCC logo affixed to them,” the FCC said in the NAL. Application of the FCC logo, which the FCC no longer requires, was to inform purchasers that a device had undergone compliance testing. The FCC also said Acuity continued to market two models of the ballasts at issue for approximately 6 months after being notified, causing the Commission to up the penalty.

“We take this action today as part of our duty to ensure that radio frequency devices are marketed in accordance with the Commission’s rules,” the FCC said. “Consistent with this goal, we find it necessary to enforce the rules requiring that devices subject to equipment authorization are properly labeled to inform a consumer that such devices have been tested for compliance under the Commission’s technical rules, because those devices could easily cause interference if they do not conform to those rules.

In January 2016, the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) conducted tests on Acuity’s AccuPro Model AP-RC-432IP-120-1 fluorescent lighting ballast after receiving complaints of interference said to have been caused by the ballasts. The matter was referred to the FCC Enforcement Bureau, to determine whether Acuity marketed the model at issue before receiving equipment authorization. In a Letter of Inquiry, the Bureau directed Acuity to submit a sworn written response to questions regarding its “marketing of potentially non-compliant fluorescent lighting ballasts.”

A footnote in the NAL points out that the use of the FCC logo became voluntary on November 2, but Accuity’s alleged violations occurred before that. The FCC adopted a rule that allows the FCC logo to be physically placed on a device at the discretion of the responsible party consistent with §18.209, but “only if [the] device complies with the applicable equipment authorization rules.” Presence of the logo “will not obviate the need to provide required compliance information or maintain pertinent records related to device testing,” the FCC said in adopting the change.

Acuity submitted test reports showing that the two types of fluorescent lighting ballasts it markets did comply with relevant technical requirements, but the company conceded that three models of its consumer-grade lighting ballasts did not have an FCC logo affixed for nearly 10 years.

After receiving the LOI, the FCC said, Acuity “took preliminary steps to bring the labeling of the subject ballasts into compliance.”

ARRL has in the past — and without response — complained to the FCC regarding the marketing and sale of interference-causing lighting ballasts, as well as about a lack of required compliance notifications.


Logbook of the World to Add Support for CQ WAZ Award

Participants in CQ magazine’s Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program will soon be able to use the Logbook of the World (LoTW) system of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, to apply for the WAZ award and its endorsements, both ARRL and CQ announced on December 14.

Amateur Radio operators will be able to use LoTW logs to generate lists of confirmed contacts to be submitted for WAZ credit. Standard LoTW credit fees and separate CQ award fees will apply.

Implementation, documentation, and internal testing of the link between LoTW and WAZ is complete. ARRL and CQ are now assembling a team of external “beta testers” to assure that the link is ready for widespread use. A separate announcement will be made when LOTW’s support for CQ WAZ is available to everyone.

Logbook of the World is ARRL’s electronic confirmation system for Amateur Radio contacts. It provides a confirmation when both stations in a contact submit their logs to the system and a match between the logs is confirmed. LoTW has supported the CQ WPX Award program since 2012.

“I am very pleased that participants in the CQ Worked All Zones award program will finally be able to use Logbook of the World confirmations in their applications for WAZ awards and endorsements,” said CQ magazine Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, adding that “WPX program participants have made excellent use of this service for the past five years and we look forward to providing it to WAZ program participants as well.”

“We are excited about the prospect of supporting CQ magazine’s WAZ program through Logbook of the World, as it is something that many ham radio operators have been asking for,” said Greg Widin, K0GW, ARRL First Vice President and chair of the Logbook Study Committee. “We believe this partnership will enhance the amateur radio experience for many practitioners.”

CQ Communications, Inc. is the publisher of CQ Amateur Radio magazine and is the world’s largest independent publisher of Amateur Radio magazines, books and videos. Worked All Zones is the second-oldest active Amateur Radio award program, behind the International Amateur Radio Union’s Worked All Continents (WAC) award.


Radio Anniversaries Abound in December


December is the month in which three notable events in radio history occurred — the first radio transmission heard across the Atlantic Ocean in 1901, the first broadcast of the human voice and music in 1906, and the first successful transatlantic Amateur Radio HF transmissions in 1921.

Marconi’s 1901 Transatlantic Transmission

On December 12, 1901, Italian wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeded in receiving the first transatlantic radio signal, transmitted from Poldhu, in Cornwall, England, to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Marconi’s team in Cornwall transmitted the letter “S” in Morse code, and this was heard by Marconi and his assistant George Kemp at a facility set up in Cabot Tower on Signal Hill in St. John’s. On the Cornwall side, Marconi had erected a powerful spark-gap transmitter feeding a massive antenna. The receiving team used a kite antenna. The experiment proved that radio signals could be transmitted beyond the line of sight, opening the door to global wireless communication.

An article in the December 2007 issue of QST suggested that absorption may have been less in 1901 than in the 21st century, perhaps contributing to the success of the feat, which occurred during daylight on the Canadian end.

Fessenden’s 1906 Broadcast from Brant Rock

On Christmas Eve 1906, experimenter Reginald Fessenden made what may have been the first radio broadcast to include speech and music. The transmission originated at Brant Rock, Massachusetts, about 30 miles from Boston.

As he’s done in year’s past, Brian Justin, WA1ZMS, of Forest, Virginia, will commemorate that first audio broadcast by operating WI2XLQ on 486 kHz this month, marking the 111th anniversary of the Fessenden’s accomplishment. Historic accounts say Fessenden played the violin — or a recording of violin music — and read a brief Bible verse, astounding radio experimenters and shipboard operators who heard the broadcast.

“Since we now have a ham band on 630 meters, I will have a shorter transmission period this year that will only cover the Christmas holiday,” Justin told ARRL. That’s because he hopes to be active on the new band himself.

Justin will begin his transmission on December 24 at 1700 UTC and continue until December 26 at 1659 UTC. For his transmitter in 1906, Fessenden used an ac alternator modulated by placing carbon microphones in series with the antenna feed line. Justin’s homebuilt station is slightly more modern, based on a 1921 vacuum tube master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) design, using a UV-202 tube. The transmitter employs Heising AM modulation, developed by Raymond Heising during World War I.

Send listener reports directly to Brian Justin, WA1ZMS.

The ARRL Transatlantic Tests Revisited

In 1921, ARRL sponsored two series of transatlantic tests to see if signals from previously qualified Amateur Radio stations could be heard at a receiving station in Ardrossan, Scotland. The second series succeeded, with several ham stations heard on the receiving end, using equipment far superior to what had been available to Marconi just 20 years earlier. “The Story of the Transatlantics” chronicled the events in the February 1922 issue of QST, to great fanfare. As Mike Marinaro, WN1M, recounted in “The Transatlantic Tests,” in May 2014 QST, the first signal “unofficially” heard in Scotland was actually that of a pirate, identifying as 1AW and not using the prearranged transmission format.

The “rough listening post” in Scotland, staffed by receiver designer Paul Godley and D.E. Pearson of the Marconi Company, was equipped with a superheterodyne and regenerative receiver connected to a 1,300-foot Beverage antenna, 12 feet above ground.

On December 10, the CW signals of official entry 1BCG, owned by Minton Cronkhite, “were solidly heard on 230 to 235 meters,” Marinaro wrote in 2014. “This signal derived from the specially designed and constructed station of the Radio Club of America at Greenwich, Connecticut — the only station heard that morning.”

Connecticut radio amateur and radio history buff Clark Burgard, N1BCG, will be among those celebrating the 96th anniversary of the first transatlantic shortwave transmission in Greenwich, Connecticut. Several other stations will take part by establishing contacts between the US and Europe, including GM7VSB in Ardrossan, Scotland.

No specific bands and frequencies were set in advance, in order to “permit flexibility due to propagation.” Burgard has posted additional information on his profile page.

Chris Codella, W2PA, provides additional radio history on his “Ham Radio History” website.


Goldfarb Scholarship Winner Accepts “Amazing Opportunity” to Intern for NASA

The 2015 recipient of the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship, Jacob Nunez-Kearney, KF7DSY, of Mesa, Arizona, will interrupt his matriculation at Purdue University to accept an internship this spring at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

“This is an amazing opportunity that has been many years in the making that I have decided to accept,” Nunez-Kearney told ARRL. He will return to Purdue the following fall, and, because he already had college credits when he started his freshman year, he should still be able to graduate in 4 years — in 2019. He remains a full-time student during his internship.

A graduate of Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, Nunez-Kearny is pursuing a career in aerospace engineering.

The ARRL Foundation administers the Goldfarb Scholarship, which is the result of a generous endowment from William Goldfarb, N2ITP (SK). Before his death in 1997, Goldfarb set up a scholarship endowment of close to $1 million in memory of his parents, Albert and Dorothy Goldfarb. It is awarded to one high school senior each year.



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ARLD050 DX news


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

the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and

the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.


VIET NAM, 3W.  Dirk, DF2XG is QRV as 3W9XG from Hai Phong while here

on work assignment.  Activity is in his spare time on 40 to 10

meters using CW.  His length of stay is unknown.  QSL via operator’s



GEORGIA, 4L.  Vlad, UA4WHX will soon be QRV as 4L/UA4WHX.  Activity

will be on 40 to 17 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  His length of

stay is unknown.  QSL to home call.


CYPRUS, 5B.  Alex, 5B4ALX is QRV as special event station 5B4XMAS

until December 31.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB

and various digital modes.  QSL via IZ4AMS.


SENEGAL, 6V.  Members of the Amateur Radio Association of Senegal

are QRV as 6V1A from Goree Island, IOTA AF-045, until December 17.

Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB.  QSL via 6W7JX.


BARBADOS, 8P.  Ernest, J69Z is QRV as 8P9JB until January 2, 2018.

Activity is on 80 to 10 meters.  QSL direct to home call.


PALESTINE, E4.  Elvira, IV3FSG is QRV as E44YL from Bethlehem until

December 18.  Activity is on the various HF bands using SSB and

possibly digital modes.  QSL via IK3GES.


SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Mauri, AG1LE is QRV as E51DXX from

Rarotonga, IOTA OC-013, until December 29.  Activity is holiday

style on the HF bands using SSB, PSK31 and FT8.  QSL to home call.


CANARY ISLANDS, EA8.  Rieder, HB9FIH is QRV as EA8/HB9FIH from El

Hierro Island, IOTA AF-004, until the end of March 2018.  Activity

is on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using CW, RTTY, PSK,

and some SSB.  QSL to home call.


SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.  Shane, VK4KHZ is QRV as H44DA from Busone,

Malaita Province until early January 2018.  Activity is on 80 to 10

meters, and satellite SO-50, but with a primary emphasis on 6

meters.  QSL direct to home call.


REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  Special event call DT23WOP is QRV until

February 28, 2018 during the Winter Olympic Games that will be held

here.  QSL via HL1IWD.


DJIBOUTI, J2.  Dane, S53T is QRV as J28ND until December 17.

Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using CW, SSB and

RTTY.  QSL via S57DX.


SVALBARD, JW.  Morten, LA4JSA is QRV as JW4JSA from Bear Island,

IOTA EU-027, until June 1, 2018 while on work assignment.  Activity

is in his spare time on the various HF bands.  QSL to home call.


BELGIUM, ON.  Members of the Club Radio Durnal will be QRV as

OT100BCA on December 17 from the Royal Castle of Laeken.  QSL via



POLAND, SP.  Special event station SN20WHL is QRV until December 20

to draw attention to the city of Torun that was put on the UNESCO

World Heritage List 20 years ago. QSL via SP2TMT.


CORSICA, TK.  Georg, NZ1C will be QRV as TK/NZ1C from December 16 to

  1. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using mainly

CW, with some SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8.  QSL via DD5ZZ.


UKRAINE, UR.  Members of the amateur radio club Band are QRV as

EM25IWW until the end of the year to celebrate the club’s 25th

anniversary.  QSL via UR7IWW.


INDIA, VU.  Members of the Manipal Institute of Technology radio

club are QRV as AT6MIT until January 7, 2018 to celebrate the

institution’s 60th anniversary.  QSL via VU3BUN.


ROMANIA, YO.  Special event station YP2018HNY will be QRV from

December 15 to January 15, 2018 to celebrate Christmas and the New

Year 2018.  Activity will be on the HF bands.  QSL via YO3KPA.



Sprint, 80-Meter QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, UN DIGI Contest,

AGB-Party Contest, Russian 160-Meter Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, OK

DX RTTY Contest, Padang DX Contest and the Croatian CW Contest are

all on tap for this upcoming weekend.


The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for December 18.


The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and 40-Meter QRP CW Fox Hunt

are scheduled for December 20.


Please see December QST, page 73, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest

Web Sites for details.







ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  November  Year:  2017

Total  number of ARES members:  168

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   1/10

Number of ARES nets active:  40    Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  21


Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month:  18  Person hours:    159

Number of Public Service events this month:    10      Person hours         675

Number of emergency operations this month:    0         Person hours        0

Total number of ARES operations this month:   28        Total Person Hours   834.


Kings County: 1. Supported the Prospect Park Turkey Trot New York County: 1. Bronx County ARES counts are included with New York County. 2. Supported the New York City Marathon (Citywide) 3. Supported the Queens Half Marathon (Queens County) 4. José Lugo, KD2CJP, assumed role of DEC on 22 November 2017 5. José Lugo, KD2CJP, assumed the role of New York City Communications Coordinator for the Greater New York American Red Cross. The role will entail the recommendation and implementation of communication strategies, including the incorporation of ARES and other Amateur Radio support resources.

Babylon Community event was the Hope for the Warrior run Call signs of amateur radio operators and gmrs operators who were major participants: W2HCB, WB2QGZ, KD2GFO, KA2D, W2YBZ, KC2TMB, , AB2ZI, W2SJP, K2TV, W2JGH, N2YAV, AC2TF, KA2CAQ, N02C, N2UJC, N2GVD,W2REZ, KD2NSB, N20EP, N2PIK, KD2NOU,K2B8Q, N20CH, KD2ADC, KC2TON, W2JV, KC2UZK, KD2CYO, KD2HGI, N2PPN, N2I0N, W2GAM, KB2NQN, KC2OLA, W2SFC, KC2WPP, KA2UZO, W2YW, W1GO, KC2SYF, KD4EXN, KC2MOX, W2KFV, KC2UJA, KC2TTT, KD2LYW, KD2GUT, KD2BAH, K2KAK, WB2CAV, KC2SPN, N2DDD, WQHK497, WQFX321, KD2KXC, WQSX632, WQWU708, WOTD895, KD2KOE, KC2KHT,N2JZW, AA2MC, AA2AB, KB2USL, K2ZMB, KD2ONF, K9NYS, W2BET, KD2JPL, KD2BBE, W2DCP, KD2HWE, KD2ONO, KD2CYQ, W2CTG, W2BMP, WB2COO,WB2OQQ, KC2RIL, K2BBQ, W2PW, W2QDS, K2IZ.  Every Monday we have our ares net on 146.685 w2gsb repeater then we move to 147.535 simplex then to 144.970 digital we then move to 28.070 usb for hf dlgital then to 28.340 for phone drills we also upgraded our emcomm club trailer it now has 2 icom IC-7100 radios and 2 lcom IC-5100 radios. The trailer Is GSBARC owned and used for community events as well as emergency use every day we have hf nets with NYPON and every Sunday we all check into the NY STATE RACES net

  1. Suffolk county participated in a SET in which a simulated blizzard disrupted the power grid, along with cellphone/internet traffic.
  2. Queens county provided communications for the annual Fort Totten Trot
  3. Many of our members participated in the Northeast “Shakeout” drill as well as the Suffolk county Marathon




NOVEMBER  2017  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          


TRAFFIC NETS           

NYPON             SESSIONS  30        QNI  197         QTC  76         QSP 68        QTR  354

ESS                    SESSIONS  30        QNI  330         QTC  n/a       QSP  77        QTR  n/a

NYS/E                SESSIONS  30       QNI  144         QTC   80        QSP  63       QTR  275

BA                      SESSIONS  30        QNI  701         QTC  76        QSP  76       QTR  934

NCVHFTN         SESSIONS  30        QNI  208         QTC  58        QSP  58       QTR  480





N2WGF      REC / 55      SENT / 22     TOTAL / 77

KD2MEN   REC /  22      SENT / 32    TOTAL / 54

K9NYS       REC / 10      SENT / 8       TOTAL / 18

K2TV          REC /  4       SENT /  8     TOTAL /  12

KD2MDV   REC/  5        SENT /  0      TOTAL / 5



N2WGF     ORIG / 0  REC / 87  SENT / 63   DEL / 12  TOTAL /  162

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0  REC / 66  SENT / 60   DEL /  8  TOTAL /  134

KD2MDV   ORIG / 0  REC / 44  SENT / 47   DEL / 24  TOTAL /  115

K9NYS     ORIG / 2   REC / 20  SENT / 10  DEL / 20   TOTAL /  42

K2TV        ORIG / 1  REC / 10  SENT / 26   DEL /  3    TOTAL /  40

W2CTG     ORIG / 0  REC / 5    SENT / 3     DEL /  3     TOTAL /  11

KD2LPM   ORIG / 0  REC / 4    SENT / 2     DEL / 0    TOTAL /    6



N2WGF / 220, K9NYS / 210, K2TV / 165, KD2LPM / 136, N2PQJ / 111

KD2MEN / 100, W2CTG / 88.

Gerard Pilate  STM NLI/NYC

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



NYS/M*/ 10am local time daily /*NYS/E*/ 7pm local time daily /*NYS/L*/
10pm local time daily –

As of now the frequency for all things NTS in NY is 3576. The alternate
freq. is usually  7042 kHz ± but 80 is starting to go long again, so if
you can get on top band, the alternate of 1807 kHz.

INDEPENDENT CW NETS which maintain close association with the NTS.

Empire Slow Speed Net (ESS) 6pm daily on 3576 kHz . Alt. 7044 kHz ±

Hit and Bounce Slow Speed Traffic Net (HBSN) 7112 kHz at 7:30 am daily.

Hit and Bounce Net (HBN) 8:30 am daily on 7112 kHz


New York Public Operations Net (NYPON) 5pm daily on 3925 kHz ± QRM,
alternate freq. 3913 kHz

The NTS local nets are:

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

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

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 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 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 – 501 Sixth Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11215 “Wesley House” In Room 6b, On The Sixth Floor!

Take The Elevator to The 6th Floor And Follow The Signs To Room 6b!

If The Front Door Is Locked, Please Wait There While We Get It Opened.

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 9:00p.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

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:


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 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 Senior Citizens Center, Field #8. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Contact Rich Collins, K2UPS, 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

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:


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 ,

32 Seeley St. Brookhaven N.Y. 11719..

Contact Renee Totaro KD2FEL @
Or go to their NEW website,

The Suffolk County Radio Club holds weekly nets on the W2DQ repeater.All are welcome to check-in.  The repeater is located in Yaphank, NY on 145.210 MHz / negative ( – ) 600 kHz shift / PL 136.5

SCRC Information & Rag chew Net

Round table discussions, Club news and information, technical topics and for sale items. Wednesday 8:00 PM


Wantagh Amateur Radio Club

Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 PM at the
Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793. Entrance to
the meeting room is at the rear of the library, adjacent to the
parking-lot. For more information, see the club’s website at or contact Frank Porcaro, N2RSO, President, via
e-mail at:


Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club

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



Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

SEC:    Bob Jordan, KD2BQM,

New York City:

DEC:    Jose Lugo, KD2CJP,

Bronx & Manhattan:      

Emergency Coordinator
No meeting listed at this time



Emergency Coordinator:  Simon Wurster, KD2LQE,

January, March, May, July, September and November.

2nd Wednesday of each of the above months

Time: 7;00pm

Place: 250 Baltic Street (Cobble Hill Brooklyn)



Emergency Coordinator:        Jose Sanles, N2DDD,
3rd Sunday of month, 2pm, Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, Rm. A1-15

Staten Island:

Emergency Coordinator:        Vinny Mattera, KC2PSI,

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:

or, category Richmond


Nassau County:

District Emergency Coordinator:

Assistant DEC:           John Wilson, KD2AKX,

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: Tianyi Xie, KD2AVU

Town of Oyster Bay: Ceil Gomez, W2CTG

City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR

City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC


Suffolk County:

District Emergency Coordinator Bill Scheibel, N2NFI

Emergency Coordinators:

Town of Babylon:      John Melfi,W2HCB,

Town of Huntington:    Steve Hines, N2PQJ,

Town of Islip:             John Blowsky, KB2SCS,    Our meetings are held on every even numbered month. Our VE session is held on every odd numbered month.

Third Thursday of each even numbered month,
February(2),April(4),June(6),August(8),October(10) and December(12)
VE Sessions:
Third Thursday of each odd numbered month,
January(1),March(3),May(5),July(7),September(9) and November(11)

The meetings and the VE sessions are held in the same place the American Legion Hall
in East Islip. Corner of Bayview Ave and Montauk Hwy.  Both start at 8:00 pm as always.

Town of Smithtown:  Rich Johnston, KC2TON,
Smithtown meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Smithtown EOC – 7:30PM.We also hold weekly Nets on Monday’s at 7:30 pm, (W2LRC/145.43, PL 136.5 Larkfield Repeater)

Town of Brookhaven: Ted Debowy, AC2IR,
2nd Monday of the month at the Middle Country Library,
101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY at 7:30 pm

Town of Riverhead:   Steve Casko, W2SFC,                                                     Monthly meeting TBD

Town of Southampton:    Vacant

Town of Southold:     Don Fisher, N2QHV,
ARES announcements and business conducted during the Peconic ARC
1st Friday of the month at 6:30 pm. Mattituck Public Library on the Main Road
(route 25) in Mattituck.

Town of East Hampton:    Eddie Schnell,
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


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, is also a DXCC card checker.  Aaron is also a member 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.


From the 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

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 advance word
of registration opportunities via e-mail. To take advantage, send an
e-mail to 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 and the C-CE Links found there. For
more information, contact Emergency Communications Course Manager Dan
Miller, K3UFG, 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:

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


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


NLI Webpage:

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

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


NLI Staff :

SEC:  Bob Jordan, KD2BQM,

DEC  New York City: Joe Cutrone, WK9K,

DEC  Nassau County:

DEC  Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI,

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

ARRL New York City-Long Island Section

Section Manager:   Jim Mezey W2KFV,