December 2019 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the December 2019 edition of the New York City-Long Island
Section e-Happenings newsletter.

This newsletter is here to serve the Amateur Radio community in our
area. We welcome and encourage all submissions. Help make this your
newsletter. We especially encourage NLI  radio clubs and organizations
to submit their meeting announcements, guest speakers and any special
events. Please submit any information for the January 2020 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

* Silent Keys

* Upcoming Special Events:

* Hamfests:

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello Everyone …..

Here we are in the Holiday Season…

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. I also wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Please mark your calendar  for the NLI Section Convention  better known as Ham Radio University. January 4th 2020 at LIU/ CW Post College Old Brookville. Doors open at 7:30 AM

Please check the HRU web Page at or the HRU Facebook page



ARES….we will be moving in a different direction with the NYC District and I would like to thank Donni, W2BRU for his efforts and tenure as DEC.  Some of the new updates will be available at HRU, EMCOMM  Forum. ARES personnel, please try to attend.

Congratulations to ADEC Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL and the Nassau County ARES group for running a fine SET Drill last week. The operated a simulated a major rain and snow storm lasting 48 hours. Which brought in extremely cold air into the region, creating major icing , power outages, disabled communications infrastructure and impassable roads. Using simplex , DMR and winlink they assisted OEM, Red Cross and the Fire Service.

Clubs… If you are having elections, please make sure you make your new updates on the ARRL Big Club web page and copy Affiliated Club Coordinator, Richie, K2KNB at with any updates and new phone numbers.

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.  Enjoy the Holiday festivities and I’ll see you at HRU.

Please drive safely..

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

C:  516-315-8608

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Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club sadly announces that Rick Darnell KC2RIL became a Silent Key. Rick will be dearly missed he was always a huge help at all our events over the years. Every field day he was there to help and was always happy to lend a hand for whatever we needed…..

I received a phone call from the family of  Lew M. Morris, WX2F, of Merrick who passed away suddenly. He always had a big signal out of Merrick….

Please think of them and their families during the Holidays…………….




Upcoming Special Events:


12 Days of Christmas Special Event


2nd Annual 12 Days of Christmas – 2019

W2P – Partridge,  W2T – 2 Turtle Doves,  W2F – 3 French Hens,  W2C – 4 Calling Birds,

W2R – 5 Golden Rings,  W2G – 6 Geese A-Laying,  W2S – 7 Swans A-Swimming,

W2M – 8 Maids A-Milking,  W2L – 9 Ladies Dancing,  K2L – 10 Lords A-Leaping,

K2P – 11 Pipers Pipng,  and W2D – 12 Drummers Drumming.


We are looking to top last year’s 12,200 contacts.

Link to the 12 Days Certificate is here:



K2B – Christmas Birthday Special 2019 !!

We are trying to best last year’s 200 contacts. It is a fun event.

The operators were all born on Christmas!

Link to the Birthday Certificate is here:





W2HRU special event station listing is on-line and accepted for December edition of QST:


Dec 29-Jan 5, 0000Z-0300Z, W2HRU, Lindenhurst, NY. Ham Radio University. 14.273 7.273 7.074 3.923. Certificate & QSL. Phil Lewis, N2MUN, 2 Belle Terre West, Lindenhurst, NY 11757. Operating at various times on SSB and FT8. Electronic QSL via eQSL and LoTW. Paper QSL via W2 QSL Bureau or direct w/SASE to Phil Lewis, N2MUN, 22 Belle Terre West, Lindenhurst, NY 11757. On-Line printable QSL Certificate available at:





Mark your calendar for Ham Radio University 2020 — to be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at LIU/Post in Brookville, Long Island.

Information always being updated see

We look forward to seeing you at HRU 2020!





Orlando Hamcation February 7th -9th 2020 Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park ; Information at:

LIMARC Hamfest, February 23, 2020….more to follow




From the ARRL:


Year-Long German Special Event to Honor Beethoven


German special event station DL250BTHVN will be active between December 16, 2019, and December 17, 2020, to honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of famed composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The Beethoven anniversary year will take place under the auspices of Germany’s Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Beethoven was born in December 1770 in Bonn, Germany, and lived there for the first 22 years of his life. The anniversary event is aimed in part at highlighting Beethoven’s extensive oeuvre as a composer and to boost Bonn’s reputation as a “Beethoven city.” QSL via direct or by the bureau.





NOAA/NASA Panel Concurs that Solar Cycle 25 will Peak in July 2025


The NOAA/NASA-co-chaired international Solar Cycle Prediction Panel has released its latest forecast for to forecast Solar Cycle 25. The panel’s consensus calls for a peak in July 2025 (±8 months), with a smoothed sunspot number of 115. The panel agreed that Cycle 25 will be of average intensity and similar to Cycle 24. The panel additionally concurred that the solar minimum between Cycles 24 and 25 will occur in April 2020 (±6 months). If the solar minimum prediction is correct, this would make Solar Cycle 24 the seventh longest on record at 11.4 years. In its preliminary forecast released last April, the scientists on the panel forecast that Solar Cycle 25 would likely be weak, much like the current Cycle 24.

“Solar Cycle 25 may have a slow start, but is anticipated to peak with solar maximum occurring between 2023 and 2026, and a sunspot range of 95 to 130. This is well below the average number of sunspots,” the panel said last spring, adding with “high confidence” that Cycle 25 “should break the trend of weakening solar activity seen over the past four cycles.” The panel said the expectation that Cycle 25 would be comparable in size to Cycle 24 suggests that the steady decline in solar cycle amplitude seen from Cycle 21 through Cycle 24 has ended and that there is no indication of an approaching “Maunder-type” minimum. Cycle 24 peaked in April 2014 with an average sunspot number of 82.

The Solar Cycle Prediction Panel forecasts the number of sunspots expected for solar maximum, along with the timing of the peak and minimum solar activity levels for the cycle. It is comprised of scientists representing NOAA, NASA, the International Space Environment Services, and other US and international scientists.




Next Kids Day is Saturday, January 4


The first Saturday in January is Kids Day — the time to get youngsters on the air to share in the joy and fun that Amateur Radio can provide. Kids Day gets under way on Saturday, January 4, at 1800 UTC and concludes at 2359 UTC.

Sponsored by the Boring (Oregon) Amateur Radio Club, this event has a simple exchange, suitable for younger operators: First name, age, location, and favorite color. After that, the contact can be as long or as short as each participant prefers. Kids Day is the perfect opportunity to open your shack door and invite kids over to see what Amateur Radio has to offer.

Details are on the ARRL website.


Amateur Radio News from Antarctica


In Antarctica, Chris Cianflone, W2RTO, is on the air from KC4USV at McMurdo Station, mostly operating FT8 on 14.075 MHz. The station has a tribander for 20, 15, and 10 meters and a Kenwood TS-480 feeding a 500 W amplifier, which, he said “sounds like it’s on its last legs.” Given the 24 hours of daylight this time of year and the challenging terrain, the lower bands are unusable in Antarctica, but a dipole may be in the offing for 40 meters later in the season. Cianflone is in Antarctica getting research sites up and running with their communications needs. He heads home on February 21. QSL via K7MT.

Operators at KC4USV log on paper, and these logs are keystroked into an ADIF file. Cianflone said the station is in a poor location and endures local noise from generators and other transmitters. He will try to be on the air at 0000 UTC for about 30 minutes a day, Monday through Saturday, and at 0600 UTC.

Marco de Pas, DK5SXQ (ex-IK5SQX), will arrive in Antarctica on December 20, remaining into February, operating as IA0/DK5SXQ from the Italian-French base Concordia. He’s in Antarctica to install a LIDAR (light detection and ranging) system but expects to have some spare time to operate.

Seba Gleich, SQ1SGB, plans to be on the air from VP8HAL at the Halley VI Research Station until February 8. If he is successful in erecting an antenna, he’ll operate on FT8, JT65, and SSB on 40 and 20 meters. QSL through EB7DX. — Thanks to The Daily DX



December is Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month


The IARU Region 1 (Europe, Africa, and the Mideast) Youth Working Group has announced that its December YOTA Month take place again this year.

“We would like to invite you to take part with a call sign with ‘YOTA’ in the suffix,” the YOTA announcement said. “The idea for this is to show Amateur Radio to young people and to encourage youngsters to be active on the amateur bands.”

YOTA said December YOTA Month offers an opportunity to demonstrate ham radio to the world and to invite newcomers. Participants earn certificates by working the various YOTA-suffix stations on the air throughout December. Not a contest, the event is aimed at getting as many youngsters on air from as many countries as possible. The event will take place from 0000 UTC on December 1 until 2359 UTC on December 31. — Thanks to YOTA



ARRL Self-Guided Emergency Communication Course EC-001-S is Now Available On Demand


ARRL’s EC-001-S online “Introduction to Emergency Communication” course is now available to students in an on-demand format, allowing students to register for the course and begin work at any time. This course is designed to provide basic knowledge and tools for any emergency communications volunteer.

In response to the great course demand and to expand access to EC-001, ARRL developed a self-guided version of the course, EC-001-S, which launched in June. This version of the course is designed for those who prefer to work independently and who do not need guidance from an online mentor. EC-001-S was previously offered only during specific sessions along with the traditional mentored version. The course opened for general enrollment on November 6.

Visit the ARRL Online Course Registration page for more information and to register.






The Doctor Will See You Now!

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

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

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


The latest ARRL Letter is at:  

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ARRL  DX news bulletin:




ARLD049 DX news


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

W3UR, W9JJ, 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.


ROTUMA ISLAND, 3D2.  3D2AG/p will be QRV beginning December 17.

Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters.  QSL via 3D2AG.


GEORGIA, 4L.  Tev, TA1HZ will be QRV as 4L/TA1HZ from December 13 to

  1. Activity will be mostly on the low bands using FT8 and FT4.

QSL direct to home call.


SENEGAL, 6W.  A group of operators are QRV as 6V1A from Goree

Island, IOTA AF-045, until December 15.  Activity is on the HF bands

using CW and SSB.  QSL via 6W1QL.


BHUTAN, A5.  Zorro, JH1AJT, Franz, DJ9ZB, Adrian, KO8SCA, Max, ON5UR

and Champ, E21EIC are QRV as A50BOC, A50BPC, and A5B until December

20 as part of a trip here in order to support Bhutan’s Olympic and

Paralympic Committees with regard to the 2020 Olympic Games in

Tokyo.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 and

FT4.  QSL via JH1AJT.


CUBA, CO.  Amed, CO2AME plans to be active in the ARRL 10 Meter

contest from Havana.  QSL to home call.


ANTARCTICA.  Roman, HB9HCF will be QRV as DP0GVN from the Neumayer

III station from December 15 to February 29, 2020.  Activity will be

on 160 to 10 meters.  QSL via DL5EBE.


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

Hierro, IOTA AF-004, until the end of March 2020.  Activity is on

the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  This includes

various SOTA and IOTA activations.  QSL to home call.


ETHIOPIA, ET.  Members of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society are

QRV as ET3YOTA during December.  QSL direct to N2OO.


NEW CALEDONIA, FK.  Rudi, DB1RUL is QRV as FK/DB1RUL until December

27 from various IOTAs.  Activity is on the HF bands using mainly

FT8.  QSL to home call.


HONDURAS, HR.  Tom, N9EAW is QRV as N9EAW/HR9 from Roatan Island,

IOTA NA-057, until December 22.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL

to home call.


THAILAND, HS.  Brad, VK2BY will be QRV as HS0ZNR from Nam Yuen from

December 14 to January 8, 2020.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters

using SSB and FT8.  QSL via LoTW.


DENMARK, OZ.  Volker, DJ8VW is QRV as 5P8VW from Romo, IOTA EU-125,

until December 21.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and

FT8.  QSL to home call.



Providenciales Island, IOTA NA-002, until December 21.  Activity is

on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.


ANTARCTICA.  Seba, SQ1SGB is QRV as VP8HAL from the Halley VI

Research Station until February 8, 2020.  Activity is in his spare

time on 40 and 20 meters using JT65 and FT8.  QSL via EB7DX.


CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Vicky, AE9YL and Carl, K9LA are QRV as ZF2YL

and ZF2LA, respectively, from Grand Cayman, IOTA NA-016, until

December 16.  Activity is on the HF bands.  This includes being

active in the ARRL 10 Meter contest.  QSL to home calls.


OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT.  The following operation is

approved for DXCC credit:  Lakshadweep Island, VU7RI, 2019




Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club

Triple Play Low Band Sprint, TRC Digi Contest and the CQC Great

Colorado 20-Meter CW Snowshoe Run are all on tap for this upcoming



The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for December 16.


The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray, NAQCC CW Sprint and QRP

40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for December 18.


The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs

for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from

Canada’s parks and historic sites.


During December look for a number of stations active with the YOTA

suffix for Youngsters On The Air.  QSL via LoTW or direct to M0SDV.


Please see December QST, page 63, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest

Web Sites for details.



ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  November 2019

Total  number of ARES members:  161

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   2/0

Number of ARES nets active: 0  Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  20

Calls of DECs/ECs reporting:     W2BRU/ KD2GXL , KD2LPM for Skywarn

Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month: 9   Person hours:   24

Number of Public Service events this month:    1         Person hours :   26.5

Number of emergency operations this month:    0        Person hours     0

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      8       Person Hours:    11.6 ,  de kd2lpm

Total number of ARES operations this month:   18     Total Person Hours:   62.1



9B – NASSAU COUNTY (Combined general and training meeting 11/14






NOVEMBER  2019  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          



NYPON             SESSIONS           QNI             QTC              QSP           QTR

ESS                    SESSIONS  30     QNI  348      QTC  n/a      QSP   51    QTR  n/a

NYS/E               SESSIONS  30    QNI  134       QTC  58         QSP  56    QTR  261

BA                      SESSIONS  30     QNI  532     QTC  27        QSP  27    QTR   778

NLISTN              SESSIONS  7      QNI  54        QTC 1            QSP  1      QTR   119

NCVHFTN         SESSIONS  26    QNI  143     QTC  11          QSP  11     QTR  306



KD2MDV   REC/ 18    SENT / 7      TOTAL / 25

K2TV          REC / 2     SENT / 9         TOTAL / 11

KD2MEN   REC/ 0      SENT / 7         TOTAL / 7

N2WGF      REC/2       SENT /2        TOTAL / 4



KD2MDV   ORIG / 0  REC / 20 SENT / 25  DEL / 2    TOTAL /  47

K2TV         ORIG / 0  REC / 10  SENT / 26  DEL / 0     TOTAL /  36

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0 REC / 4  SENT / 7   DEL / 0     TOTAL /  11

KD2LPM   ORIG / 0  REC / 3   SENT / 1     DEL / 7   TOTAL /  11

W2CTG     ORIG / 3  REC / 4   SENT / 1   DEL / 1       TOTAL /  9

N2WGF      ORIG / 0  REC / 3  SENT / 3    DEL / 0   TOTAL /  6



KD2LPM/ 242, N2WGF/ 147, K2TV/ 106, KD2MDV/ 100,

KD2GRS/ 80, KD2MEN/ 71.

Gerard Pilate  STM NLI/NYC

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



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

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

INDEPENDENT CW NETS which maintain close association with the NTS.

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

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

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


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

The NTS local nets are:

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

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

 NLI Student Traffic Net.  


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


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

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


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


Digital Traffic:

K2TV, K9NYS, KD2MEN and N2WGF are now operational as a Digital Relay Stations on HF winlink representing the New York City/Long Island Section.



Club Meetings and Information:

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

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

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


The ARCECS meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM.

American Red Cross on Long Island

195 Willis Avenue

Mineola, NY 11501

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


BONAC Amateur Radio Club (BARC)

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

Or contact President Steven Akkala, KD2CJW at



Brookhaven National Labs Amateur Radio Club (BNLARC)

President ; Nick Franco – KF2P

Contact Person : Bill Eisele – KD2FFL

For more information please go to the club website at


Camp Pouch Amateur Radio Association (WA2CP)

Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. 1 PM. At the William H. Pouch Scout Camp, 1465 Manor Road, Staten Island. Club E Mail,

Contact: Gary Litner, KB2BSL at


Grumman ARC (GARC)

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Haypath Road Park in Old Bethpage, starting at 5:30 PM.

GARC VE sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month in the meeting rooms at the Bethpage Community Park in Bethpage, starting at 5:00 PM.
Contact: Ed Gellender at


Great South Bay ARC

GSBARC Monthly meetings are the last Thursday of the month, 8PM.
Babylon Town Hall EOC, 200 East Sunrise Hwy, North Lindenhurst. GSBARC
Monthly VE are the 4th Saturday starting 10:00 am. For more
information, Contact AB2ZI Kevin Morgan at
Please see the club website for directions



The NY Hall of Science ARC has general membership meetings on the
second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 PM, with the exception of July and August.
The meetings are a time to take care of club business, listen to a
great speaker regarding an interesting topic related to ham radio, and
to make new friends and catch up with old friends. The club has its
meetings at the NY Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens,

Please check the clubs website at for more detailed

Kings County Radio Club (KC2RC)

Club Meeting Info:

New York – Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

1st Wednesday Of Each Month

7:30 Pm – 506 Sixth Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11215 

The Carruthers Conference Room of the New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, located between the Gift Shop and the Cafeteria.

More info and Map

Our 2 Meter Nets Tuesdays At 9:00 Pm , 146.730 Pl 88.5 -600hz Encode / Decode

Our 2 Meter Tech Net Is Second And Fourth Wednesday Of Every Month At 9:00 P.M. 146.730 Pl 88.5 – 600hz Encode / Decode

Our 10 Meter Net Kcrc Sunday 10 Meter Net 28.380.0 USB Every Sunday 11:00 Am Est

Our Fusion Net Is Thursdays At 9:00pm 146.730 Yaesu Fusion Digital Set You Radio To DN Mode. or Our Wires X Room search -KC2RC – Node #40821

To listen to the Fusion and 2 meter Club Net Stream us when you are away from your radios

Kings County Radio Club Facebook Page


Larkfield Amateur Radio Club

The Larkfield Amateur Radio Club meets on the second Thursday of the
month from September through June, inclusive. Any exceptions (for
holidays, etc.) are noted on the calendar on its web page at:

Meetings start at 7:30 PM at the Huntington Senior Citizens Center
cafeteria (423 Park Avenue) located at the southwest corner of the
intersection of Rte 25A and Park Avenue. Entrance is on Park Avenue.

Contact is:

LARC Repeater System

WR2ABA Huntington

147.210 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Hauppauge

145.430 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Huntington APRS

144.390 MHz out/in

WA2PNU EastNet FlexNet Network

(0-15) Nodes, 145.070 MHz

(-4) Node, 145.070 MHz BBs



Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club

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


Long Island CW Club:

“The Long Island CW Club is teaching CW weekly on Beginner and Intermediate levels. Monthly there are presentations on a variety of ham radio topics of interest for all, including the advanced members.  All of this is done by internet video conference. The club is very active with monthly portable outings, museum visits, QRP outings and luncheons.  The club has quickly grown to over 200 members including hams from out of the state, country and has a very unique website dedicated to all aspects of CW:


Long Island DX Association (LIDXA)

Regular meetings are at 8pm on the third Tuesday of the month at The
Town of Oyster Bay-Ice Skating Center, 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage
(Community Room 1). For club details, see our Web site, or contact Ed
Whitman, K2MFY, LIDXA Secretary at for further

LIDXA President, John, W2GW, and Aaron Broges, WC2C are ARRL DXCC
card checkers. Bring your new DXCC cards and paperwork to these
meetings for official verification and credit.


Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC)

LIMARC meets the second Wednesday each month, 8PM at Levittown Hall,
201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY. All are welcome. Bring a
Webpage is:

Club Contact: President, Richie Cetron,



Long Island Transmitter Hunters (LITHARC)

Seeking new participants A group of Long Island transmitter hunting
enthusiasts has been conducting hunts on Friday nights with an
occasional Sunday event  and we are seeking new participants to join in
the fun. Anyone interested in learning more about the activity of radio
direction finding and radio fox hunting is invited to come out as
a hunter or rider. A LITHARC discussion group (Long Island Transmitter
Hunters ARC) has been established on Yahoo Groups as a central
information and communications site.

You are welcome to sign up to keep informed about upcoming events. If
you would like our group to conduct a hunt in your area that would
include members of your radio club, please let us know. For more
information, contact Larry, WA2SUH at


Nassau Amateur Radio Club (NARC)

Meetings every Monday night at 7:30 PM in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
at the Lannin House, Field #6 / 6A. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Contact Kevin Corrigan, KC2KC, President at


New York City Repeater Association (NYCRA)

Meets the second Thursday of the month (except for July and August)
Meetings are held at the South Beach Psych Center, 777 Seaview Ave.
Off  Father Cappodano Blvd., in Building 10. The meeting will start
promptly at 8 pm.

Staten Island ARES meets at the same location starting at 7pm.

Talk in frequency is 447.375 minus shift pl. 141.3
All are welcome, members and non-members.


Peconic Amateur Radio Club (PARC)

PARC’s regular meeting night is the first Friday of each month at
6:30 PM. Meetings are held at the Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road
in Mattituck. PARC also sponsors quarterly VE testing sessions, on the
fourth Friday of the months of January, April, July and October. Jay
Buscemi, NY2NY, is the clubs Awards Manager and is able to check
cards for the ARRL VUCC and WAS awards.

See the PARC website at for all our current club
activities and contact information.


Radio Central Amateur Radio Club

RCAC meets the last Wednesday
of most months from 6:30-9PM at the Middle Country Public Library;
101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach, NY 11720
+40.8654, -73.0800
Each month, meeting details are on our web site:


Radio Club of Junior High School 22 NYC

Joe Fairclough-WB2JKJ
PO Box 1052
New York NY 10002
Telephone 516-674-4072  Mobile/Text 516-658-6947

*** Meet us on THE CLASSROOM NET, 7.238 MHz, 7:00-8:30 am, Monday thru Friday.


Staten Island Amateur Radio Association (SIARA)

President Neal “Rich” Balas, W2RB

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

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

The Address is:

Eger Nursing Home
140 Meisner Ave
Staten Island, NY

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


Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)

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

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

Contact Richie Geraci, KD2NJA, at

Or go to their NEW website,

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

SCRC Information & Rag chew Net

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


Wantagh Amateur Radio Club

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


Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club

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



Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)


SEC:  Joe Cutrone, K2OL,

ASEC:  Russ Logar, KC2LSB,


New York City:


ADEC’s: Jose Sanles, N2DDD,

Simon Wurster, K2FH,


EC ‘s: Jason Vasquez, WF2N,

Evan Bauer, KC2YAY,


Nassau County:

DEC :      John Wilson, KD2AKX,

ADEC’s:  Joe Gomez, W2BMP,

Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL,

Nassau County ARES meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the American Red Cross 195 Willis Ave. Mineola , NY

For more information about local ARES groups, contact the
following Emergency Coordinators:

Town of Hempstead: Bob Yenis, KC2ILP,

Town of North Hempstead:  Robert Jagde, KD2GRS,

Town of Oyster Bay: Ceil Gomez, W2CTG,

City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR,

City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC ,


Suffolk County:

DEC:  Bill Scheibel, N2NFI


Town of Smithtown:  Rich Johnston, KC2TON,
Smithtown meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Smithtown EOC – 7:30PM.

We also hold weekly Nets on Monday’s at 7:30 pm, (W2LRC/145.43, PL 136.5 Larkfield Repeater)

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

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

Town of Southampton:    Vacant

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

Town of East Hampton:    Eddie Schnell,WZ2Y,
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Library, Amagansett

Town of Shelter Island:     Vacant

Town of Islip:                     Phil Jacobs, W2UV,


Other Stuff :

John Reiser, W2GW is the section DXCC card checker and is available for
field checking of QSL cards for your DXCC Award. John is available by
appointment at his home in West Hempstead for card checking, and at all
LIDXA meetings. If some lives far from him, John is willing to meet them
half way at a diner or someplace. Contact John at

Aaron Broges, WC2C and Tom Carrubba, KA2D are also DXCC card checkers.  Aaron and Tom are also members of the LIDXA and is usually available for DXCC QSL checking at the monthly LIDXA meetings (along with W2GW).

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

NLI DX Spotting Clusters:

AA2MF Staten Island-NY,
K2LS Greensboro- NC.
K2LS is still a popular spot for many NLI DXers.


ARRL Additional :

Finding ham radio classes a mouse click away! A new user-friendly
feature on the ARRL Web site-the ARRL Amateur Licensing Class Search
Page-lets prospective hams search for a licensing class in their area.
It also allows ARRL registered instructors to list their classes on the
Web. Visitors can search for classes by ZIP code, ARRL Section or


ARES E-Letter, sign up now!

The ARES E-Letter is an e-mail digest of news and information of
interest to active members of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service
(ARES) and to hams concerned with public service and emergency
communications. ARRL members may subscribe to The ARES E-Letter by
going to the Member Data Page at:

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



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


NLI Webpage:

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

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


NLI Staff :

SEC  Joe Cutrone, K2OL,

ASEC  Russ Logar, KC2LSB,

DEC  New York City:

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,