December 2020 NYC-LI Section Newsletter
This is the December 2020 edition of the New York City-Long Island
Section e-Happenings newsletter.
This newsletter is here to serve the Amateur Radio community in our
area. We welcome and encourage all submissions. Help make this your
newsletter. We especially encourage NLI radio clubs and organizations
to submit their meeting announcements, guest speakers and any special
events. Please submit any information for the January 2021 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
INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE:
* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager
* Silent Keys
* Upcoming Special Events:
* From the ARRL
* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR
* National Traffic System
* Club Info
Hello Everyone …..
Here‘s wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Prosperous New Year. It will be very different and difficult to enjoy the Season this year as we have done in the past but the future appears to be bright with a COVID Vaccine coming this new year.
I realize clubs are having difficulty as their meetings for the most part are restricted. Section Managers across the country are trying to come up with some ideas to help clubs get their members involved and increase their membership. Remember my Zoom account is still available for those clubs that want to have meetings. Please contact me for more information W2KFV@arrl.org and we can set something up. There are about 6 clubs that are using my zoom.
LIMARC had their virtual hamfest Sunday November 15th. It went well and they did a great job. They are planning on an improved version in February. Stay tuned…
Ham Radio University will also be virtual, January 9th 2021 is the date so put it on your calendar. Dedicated to Phil Lewis, N2MUN <SK>, founder of HRU, the committee is working very hard to bring you as many forums as possible for the time allotted. Please check http://hamradiouniversity.org/ for continual updates. You have to register for all the forums you want to attend. Registration should start around December 15th.
Winter Field Day this year is January 30 and 31, 2021 This is a great event clubs can participate in or done individually. This is a 24 hour event that takes place every January. See information below.
Please have a look at the ARRL Learning Network where different webinars are available for your pleasure. If you have an interesting topic you want to share? Submit your presentation idea through www.arrl.org/arrl-learning-network. Our own Howard Bernstein, WB2UZE, Co founder of the Long Island CW Club has a presentation scheduled on December 17th titled “Learn To Have Fun With Morse Code”. He will be assisted by Jim Crites, W6JIM.
COVID still with us. We still have to be on guard and continue social distancing, mask wearing, hand and face washing. The best COVID information is still at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Please drive carefully and don’t over exert yourself if you are shoveling snow.
That’s all for now but don’t forget to get on the air, have fun, and enjoy our great hobby and by all means…. keep those batteries charged and keep washing your hands…..
Stay safe….and Happy Holidays !
73, Jim Mezey, W2KFV
Section Manager – NYC/ Long Island
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™
SILENT KEYS: ~
LIMARC reports the passing of long time member Leland “Lee” Willett, N2EMG. Lee was a member of many local clubs and will be sorely missed.
Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club reports the passing of longtime member Paul Clifford, WA2AXO…
Please keep them in your thoughts…..
Upcoming Special Events:
Ham Radio University
Save The Date – January 9, 2021
With Covid19 restrictions precluding an in-person gathering, the 22nd
annual Ham Radio University (HRU) educational conference will be held as
a virtual event on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm as
a GoToWebinar on-line video conference.
HRU 2021 will feature 14 informational presentations by local experts in
a broad range of Amateur Radio activities including: Amateur Radio
Emergency Communications; Basics of HF Operating; Communicating Through
Amateur Radio Earth Satellites; Remote Station Operating Over the
Internet; Software Defined Radios; HF and UHF Digital Communications;
and Using RaspberryPi Computers in Amateur Radio.
In addition to viewing the presentations, on-line attendees will have
the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.
Presented in memory of Ham Radio University’s founder, Phil Lewis,
N2MUN, who passed away in March, HRU 2021 also will be the on-line
convention of the ARRL’s NYC-Long Island Section.
As in years past, participation in HRU 2021 will be free of charge, with
an optional suggested donation of $5.00, but advance registration –
that starts December 15, 2020– will be required for each presentation.
Further information, including the schedule of forums and advance
registration starting December 15, 2020, is on line at:
Winter Field Day ~ January 30- 31st , 2021
For more information see: https://www.winterfieldday.com/
HAMFESTS: ~ LIMARC Virtual Hamfest possibly February 2021
From the ARRL:
Transatlantic Tests Mark 99th Anniversary
On December 11, 1921, radio history was made when the signal from amateur station 1BCG in Greenwich, Connecticut, was heard in Ardrossan, Scotland, marking the first successful transatlantic radio transmission using shortwave frequencies. Between 1921 and 1924, radio amateurs experimented with transmitting across the Atlantic. Sponsored by ARRL, these Transatlantic Tests aimed to prove that shorter wavelength frequencies could propagate long distances using transmitters running less than 1 kW. The initial run of the Transatlantic Tests was a failure. For the second Transatlantic Tests, ARRL dispatched receiver designer Paul Godley, 2ZE, considered one of the best of operators the day, to Europe to listen for participating stations. His nine-tube receiver employed the latest superheterodyne technology, which he modified for the frequencies used.
In one of those historical coincidences, during his voyage to England, Godley met Harold Beverage, who convinced him to use a specially designed, highly sensitive, and directional 1,300-foot antenna, referred to as the Beverage Antenna.
During a pre-event dinner arranged by his British hosts, Godley also met wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, who asked him to remind US amateurs that “I, too, am but an amateur.”
Over the course of the test period, more than two dozen stations were heard between 230 and 235 meters, roughly 1.3 MHz in what is now the AM broadcast band. Some utilized spark-gap transmitters, others employed vacuum-tube CW transmitters. The one heard most consistently was a CW transmitter operated by six members of the Radio Club Of America — Ernest Amy, 2VK; Edwin Armstrong; George Burghard, 2SS; Minton Cronkhite, 1BCG; John Grinan, NJ2PZ, and Walker Inman, 2BGM. From 1BCG, they transmitted their message at 2152 UTC (then GMT) on December 11, 1921:
“No.1 de 1BCG. W-12 [Words 12], New York, Date 11/12-21, To Paul Godley, Ardrossan, Scotland, Hearty Congratulations, Burghard, Inman, Grinan, Armstrong, Amy, Cronkhite”
Reporting on the accomplishment, ARRL Secretary Kenneth B. Warner, 1EH, declared, “Excelsior!” The designation “test” evolved to “contest.” Inaugural contests include Field Day in 1934, the International Test in 1927, Sweepstakes in 1930, and the ARRL DX contest in 1932. — Thanks to Clark Burgard, N1BCG, and Mike Marinaro, WN1M
Low-Noise H-Mode Receiver Mixer Developer Colin Horrabin, G3SBI, SK
Prominent British radio amateur Colin Horrabin, G3SBI, died over the last weekend in November, a month after a cancer diagnosis. Horrabin invented a type of low-noise receive mixer called the H-Mode mixer, which has been incorporated into many modern radios and was featured in The ARRL Handbook for a number of years.
“It is some very significant work with regard to mixer design,” said former ARRL Technical Editor Larry Wolfgang, WR1B, who maintained a correspondence with Horrabin. “When I became Managing Editor, then Editor, of QEX, our correspondence became more frequent, with him submitting a number of articles,” Wolfgang recounted. “It was always a joy to hear from him!” Horrabin’s other amateur radio interests included antennas. He developed a novel, very compact, flat spiral multiband HF antenna that he often used when operating portable.
Australian Radio Amateurs Denied Access to 60 Meters
After considering several options for a 5 MHz amateur allocation, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has come down in favor of national government interests. Following a formal consultation (a “proceeding” in FCC parlance), ACMA has decided not to permit ham operation on the 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz band. The 15 kHz-wide band was allocated to the amateur service on a secondary basis in 2017, but as ACMA explained, “unresolved sharing issues” prevented ham radio use of the band, operated on by more than 500 other licensed services (mostly land mobile and aeronautical services), as well as by the Australian military.
Options ranged from Australia-wide access to the whole band or part of the band, to a segmented or channelized amateur allocation, to no amateur access. ACMA decided that national defense and security use of the allocation were “of high importance” in determining maximum public benefit and decided on the last option.
“In balancing Defence’s existing use of the 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz band against the impacts of introducing use by the amateur service, the ACMA has decided not to support amateur use in the band,” the agency said. “Public and non-public submissions from the Department of Defence showed that expanding the use of the 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz band to potentially several thousand amateur operators could impact important radiocommunications operations. The ACMA recognizes the high level of interest shown by the amateur community in adding this band and understands there will be disappointment. However, we are confident the decision is appropriate and consistent with the objects of the Radiocommunications Act. In particular, this includes supporting defence and national interest objectives.”
Australia’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society, the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), argued for amateur access to 5351.5 – 5365 kHz as a compromise. A WIA survey showed most Australian radio amateurs preferred that choice. WIA noted that because the band was agreed upon at World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 on a shared secondary basis, as well as allowing low-power, such as 15 W EIRP (effective isotropic radiated power) operation, “amateur radio operators in over 80 countries around the world have been granted access to the band, including many of our near Pacific neighbors, New Zealand and Indonesia.”
“Australian amateur operators therefore have a strong desire to be able to commence communications on this band with these countries,” WIA concluded. Two spot 5 MHz frequencies are allocated to the Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network (WICEN) “to provide emergency and safety communications.”
Radio amateurs in New Zealand lost access to 60 meters in late October. Use of this band by radio amateurs was provisional, allowing hams to use two frequencies in the band — 5353.0 kHz and 5362.0 kHz — as part of a trial.
In the US, ARRL proposed amateur access to the band in a 2017 Petition for Rule Making, seeking a new, contiguous secondary band at 5 MHz to the Amateur Radio Service. ARRL also asked the Commission to retain shared access to four of the current five 60-meter channels (one would be within the new band) as well as the current operating rules, including the 100 W PEP (peak envelope power) effective radiated power (ERP) limit. The federal government is the primary user of the 5 MHz spectrum. So-called “interoperability” frequencies in the band have been shared by amateur and federal government entities such as Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) during exercises and actual emergencies.
Information on US amateur access to 60 meters is available on the ARRL website. — Thanks to The 5 MHz Newsletter Editor Paul Gaskell, G4MWO
First Solar Image from Hawaii Observatory Shows Close-Up of a Sunspot
The world’s largest solar observatory, National Science Foundation (NSF) Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope in Hawaii, has released its first image of a sunspot, capturing the phenomenon in striking detail. The image, taken last January, is among the first solar images of the new Solar Cycle 25. The telescope’s 4-meter primary mirror will give the best views of the sun from Earth throughout the next solar cycle. The image was released along with the first of a series of Inouye-related articles featured in the Solar Physics journal. As radio amateurs know, sunspots and other solar activity can affect HF radio propagation, among other things, and they are where coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and solar flares originate. The Inouye telescope is in its final stages of construction.
“While the start of telescope operations has been slightly delayed due to the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic, this image represents an early preview of the unprecedented capabilities that the facility will bring to bear on our understanding of the sun,” said David Boboltz, NSF Inouye Solar Telescope Program Director. Solar Cycle 25 is predicted to peak in mid-2025.
“With this solar cycle just beginning, we also enter the era of the Inouye Solar Telescope,” said Matt Mountain, President of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), the organization that manages the National Solar Observatory and the Inouye Solar Telescope. “We can now point the world’s most advanced solar telescope at the sun to capture and share incredibly detailed images and add to our scientific insights about the sun’s activity.”
During the peak of Solar Cycle 24, 120 sunspots were tracked. Some 115 sunspots are predicted for the peak of Solar Cycle 25.
The new image encompasses an area on the sun’s surface of some 10,000 miles across — just a tiny part of the sun, but large enough to fit Earth inside, the Inouye Solar Telescope said in its statement.
The telescope is located on the island of Maui in Hawaii and is the largest optical solar telescope in the world. Construction began in 2013 and is slated to be fully completed in 2021. — Thanks to the National Solar Observatory and news media reports
Lee Finkel, KY7M, Announced as New Editor of National Contest Journal
Lee Finkel, KY7M, of Phoenix, Arizona, will begin his tenure as Editor of National Contest Journal (NCJ) with the magazine’s January/February issue. Now an ARRL publication, NCJ is in its 48th year. Finkel, the 17th Editor, takes over the reins from Scott Wright, KØMD, a noted and regular amateur radio contester, who has helmed NCJ since January 2017.
“My hope is that I will be able to build on Scott Wright’s hard work and that of my other predecessors, the very supportive ARRL staff, and the impressive cadre of columnists and other writers, to continue making NCJ a valuable resource for the contesting community,” Finkel said. Most contesters will recognize his call sign from his regular contest activity. He’s also been a contributing writer for NCJ and other publications. A retired lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, and educator, he and his family have lived in Arizona since 1981.
Licensed as WN9EBT in 1962 in Chicago, Finkel said it wasn’t long before he discovered contesting. His participation in the now-defunct ARRL Communications Department (CD) Parties whetted his appetite for contesting. He also discovered DX contests and his “still-favorite CW Sweepstakes.”
But it wasn’t until after law school and a move to Phoenix, that he got serious about contesting. “After joining the Central Arizona DX Association (CADXA), I was rubbing shoulders with some serious contesters,” he said. That eventually led to operating as DX, initially at KP2A as part of a multi-multi contest operation, and later as a part of the Voodoo Contest Group, when he operated from more exotic locales in West Africa, such as Togo, Mali, Niger, and Liberia. He has also operated on teams from the Galapagos, Curacao, Cyprus, and Suriname.
“I love being on the other side of the US pileups, especially when our station is the only active station in a country,” he said. This year he had his first opportunity to operate from the DX side in the ARRL DX CW and Phone Contest at TI7W and KH7M, respectively.
Finkel is a member of the First-Class CW Operators’ Club (FOC) and CWops, past CADXA President, and a member of the Arizona Outlaws Contest Club (AOCC). He serves on the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) Board of Directors. Finkel frequently operates the Top Band Club of Arizona remote station, NA7TB, originally built by Milt Jensen, N5IA (SK).
Nathan Simington Confirmed as Newest FCC Member
On a 49 – 46 vote, the US Senate on December 9 confirmed Nathan Simington to be a Commissioner at the FCC. Simington previously served as a senior advisor at the US Department of Commerce. Earlier, he was a legal associate at various law firms, often specializing in finance.
Upon being sworn in, he will take the seat of Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, whose renomination was pulled by President Donald Trump last summer, shortly before it was to go to the Senate floor.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced last week that he will depart on January 20, opening a seat for incoming President Joe Biden to appoint a new commissioner to form a new 3 – 2 Democratic majority. Biden then could either designate that new commissioner as chairman, or select one of the two sitting Democrats already on the Commission, Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks. Biden also could designate one of the two sitting Democrats as Acting Chairman to manage the FCC until his new pick has been confirmed by the Senate and sworn in. Until that happens, the FCC will have a 2 – 2 party split.
NOW ONLINE! Digital editions of January 2021 QST, Nov/Dec 2020 OTA, QEX, and NCJ http://www.arrl.org/arrl-magazines
The latest ARRL Letter is at:
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ARRL DX news bulletin:
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ARLD050 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks
ROTUMA, 3D2. Tony, 3D2AG is QRV as 3D2AG/p until mid-January 2021.
Activity is on 160 to 6 meters, including 60 meters, using CW, SSB,
RTTY and FT8. QSL direct to home call.
MAURITANIA, 5T. Tom, DL7BO is QRV as 5T7OO from Nouakchott and is
here for the next few days. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters, and
possibly 160 and 80 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL direct
SENEGAL, 6W. Look for a group of operators to be QRV as 6V1A from
Goree Island, IOTA AF-045, from December 18 to 20. Activity will be
on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW.
ZAMBIA, 9J. Rob, IK2LON is QRV as 9J2RD while living in Ndola.
Activity is on the HF, VHF and UHF bands using SSB, RTTY and FT8.
QSL via IZ8CCW.
SPAIN, EA. Special event station AO50UPC will be QRV from December
15 to 30 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Polytechnic
University of Catalonia. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via
ETHIOPIA, ET. Operators Ken, K4ZW and Bob, W9XY are QRV as ET3AA
from the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society club station until December
- Activity is in their spare time as they perform maintenance on
the club station. QSL via N2OO.
ITALY, I. Members of the ARI Club of Grosseto are QRV with special
event station IO5CNPP until December 20 in remembrance of the Heroes
of Chernobyl. QSL via IZ5RHU.
OGASAWARA, JD1. Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from Chichijima
Island, IOTA AS-031, from December 14 to January 9, 2021. Activity
will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to
JAN MAYEN, JX. Erik, JX2US has been active on 20 meters CW between
1300 and 1500z. QSL via LA2US.
LITHUANIA, LY. Valerijus, LY2QT is QRV as LY20XMAS during December
for the Christmas holiday. QSL to home call.
PERU, OA. Members of the Radio Club Peruano are QRV with special
event call OA90O until the end of 2020 to celebrates the club’s 90th
anniversary. QSL via OA4O.
FINLAND, OH. Special event station OH9SCL is QRV from Lapland
during the month of December. QSL via LoTW.
GREECE, SV. Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Greece are
QRV with special event call SX2500S during December to commemorate
the Battle of Salamis. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB
and various digital modes. QSL via bureau.
AFGHANISTAN, T6. Robert, S53R is QRV as T6AA from Kabul until
December 15. Activity is in his spare time. QSL to home call.
MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7. Neil, WD8CRT is QRV as V73NS from Kwajalein
Atoll, IOTA OC-028. Activity is on 20, 17 and 15 meters using CW.
His length of stay is unknown. QSL via W3HNK.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 10-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club
Triple Play Low Band Sprint, TRC Digi Contest, SKCC Weekend CW
Sprintathon, ARI 40/80 Contest, International Naval Contest, RTTYOPS
Weekend Sprint, QRP ARCI Holiday Spirits Homebrew CW Sprint, CQC
Great Colorado 20-Meter CW Snowshoe Run,
The OK1WC Memorial, MWC, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test and 4 States QRP
Group Second Sunday Sprint are scheduled for December 14.
The RTTYOPS Weeksprint and Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest are
scheduled for December 15.
The NAQCC CW Sprint, CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for December 16.
Please see December QST, page 63, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest
web sites for details.
Reported NLI ARES ACTIVITY:
ARRL Section: New York / Long Island
Month: November 2020
Total number of ARES members: 76
Number of DECs/ECs reporting this month: 5
Number of ARES nets active: 19 Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison: 0
Calls of DECs/ECs reporting: KD2GXL, K2FH, N2UJG, W1EMR and KD2LPM for Skywarn
Number of exercises and training sessions this month: 5 Person hours: 52
Number of Public Service events this month: 2 Person hours : 40
Number of emergency operations this month: 0 Person hours 0
Number of Skywarn operations this month: 15 Person Hours: 34.6
Total number of ARES operations this month: 22 Total Person Hours: 127.6
Nassau County reported training meeting conducted online Nov 12th.
Red Cross Drill Nov. 14th.
Kings County ARC SET Drill with 4 stations. Kings County reports a reduction of 3 stations
from last month.
NOVEMBER 2020 NLI NTS STATS:
NYPON SESSIONS n/a
ESS SESSIONS 30 QNI 377 QTC n/a QSP 56 QTR n/a
NYS/E SESSIONS 30 QNI 127 QTC 90 QSP 77 QTR 328
BA SESSIONS 30 QNI 462 QTC 30 QSP 30 QTR 567
NLISTN SESSIONS 6 QNI 33 QTC 3 QSP 3 QTR 85 7 schools
NCVHFTN SESSIONS 30 QNI 124 QTC 26 QSP 23 QTR 345
KD2MDV REC/ 52 SENT/ 30 TOTAL / 82
K2TV REC/ 16 SENT/ 9 TOTAL / 25
N2WGF REC/ 3 SENT / 12 TOTAL / 15
KD2MEN REC/ 3 SENT/ 10 TOTAL / 13
K2TV ORIG / 0 REC / 53 SENT / 62 DEL / 1 TOTAL / 116
KD2MEN ORIG / 0 REC / 7 SENT / 12 DEL / 10 TOTAL / 61
N2WGF ORIG / 0 REC / 16 SENT / 14 DEL / 6 TOTAL / 36
KD2LPM ORIG / 0 REC / 7 SENT / 6 DEL / 5 TOTAL / 18
NOVEMBER 2020 – PSHR
|N2WGF/ 236, KD2LPM/ 223, KD2GRS/ 127, K2TV/ 120, KD2GXL/ 77.|
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 Â± but 80 is starting to go long again, so if
you can get on top band, the alternate of 1807 kHz.
INDEPENDENT CW NETS which maintain close association with the NTS.
Empire Slow Speed Net (ESS) 6pm daily on 3566 kHz . Alt. 7044 kHz ±
Hit and Bounce Slow Speed Traffic Net (HBSN) 7112 kHz at 7:30 am daily.
Hit and Bounce Net (HBN) 8:30 am daily on 7112 kHz
NTS SECTION LEVEL HF/phone nets:
New York Public Operations Net (NYPON) 5pm daily on 3925 kHz ± QRM,
alternate freq. 3913 kHz
The NTS local nets are:
Big Apple Traffic Net meets @ 8:00 PM on 440.600 +5 141.3 PL
Check www.BigAppleTrafficNet.org 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: : http://www.nassautraffic.net
NLI Student Traffic Net
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 15:30 to end of the net (no later than 16:30)
Here is a link to the NLI Student Traffic Net Website
W2ABC – 147.270 MHz (+) 141.3 PL (West Side Manhattan)
A2DCI – 446.325 MHz (-) 127.3 PL (Farmingville, Suffolk)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Or contact President Steven Akkala, KD2CJW at email@example.com
Brookhaven National Labs Amateur Radio Club (BNLARC)
President ; Nick Franco – KF2P
Contact Person : Bill Eisele – KD2FFL firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please go to the club website at http://www.arc.bnl.gov/BNLARC/Home.html
Camp Pouch Amateur Radio Association (WA2CP) http://www.wa2cp.org
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, email@example.com
Contact: Gary Litner, KB2BSL at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grumman ARC (GARC) http://www.qsl.net/wa2lqo/
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the club website for directions http://www.gsbarc.org/
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 www.hosarc.org 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 https://www.kingscountyradioclub.com/club-meeting/
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: email@example.com
WA2PNU EastNet FlexNet Network
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.longislandcwclub.org ”
Long Island DX Association (LIDXA)
Regular meetings are at 8pm on the third Tuesday of the month at The
Town of Oyster Bay-Ice Skating Center, 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage
(Community Room 1). For club details, see our Web site, or contact Jack
Phelan, NU2Q, LIDXA Secretary at email@example.com 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: http://www.limarc.org
Club Contact: President, Richie Cetron, firstname.lastname@example.org
Long Island Transmitter Hunters (LITHARC)
Seeking new participants A group of Long Island transmitter hunting
enthusiasts has been conducting hunts on Friday nights with an
occasional Sunday event and we are seeking new participants to join in
the fun. Anyone interested in learning more about the activity of radio
direction finding and radio fox hunting is invited to come out as
a hunter or rider. A LITHARC discussion group (Long Island Transmitter
Hunters ARC) has been established on Groups IO as a central
information and communications site.
You are welcome to sign up to keep informed about upcoming events. If
you would like our group to conduct a hunt in your area that would
include members of your radio club, please let us know. For more
information, contact Larry, WA2SUH at email@example.com
Nassau Amateur Radio Club (NARC) http://www.k2vn.org/
Meetings every Monday night at 7:30 PM in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
at the Lannin House, Field #6 / 6A. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Contact Mike Croce, N2PPI, President at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.peconic-arc.net 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
Each month, meeting details are on our web site: http://www.rcarc.org
Radio Club of Junior High School 22 NYC
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
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
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 at 8 PM ,
Grace Lutheran Church 240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, NY. 11951…
Contact Richie Geraci, KD2NJA, at email@example.com
Or go to their NEW website, http://www.suffolkcountyradioclub.net
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
http://www.qsl.net/w2va or contact Frank Porcaro, N2RSO, President, via
e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
SEC: Joe Cutrone, K2OL, email@example.com
ASEC: Russ Logar, KC2LSB, firstname.lastname@example.org
New York City:
DEC: Martin Grillo, W1EMR, email@example.com
ADEC: Jose Sanless, N2DDD, firstname.lastname@example.org
EC Kings: Simon Wurster, KF2N, email@example.com
EC Queens: L. Sugai, N2UJG, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC : John Wilson, KD2AKX, email@example.com
ADEC’s: Robert Jagde, KD2GRS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of North Hempstead: Robert Jagde, KD2GRS, email@example.com
Town of Oyster Bay: Ceil Gomez, W2CTG, firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR, email@example.com
City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC , firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC: Bill Scheibel, N2NFI email@example.com
Town of Smithtown: Rich Johnston, KC2TON, firstname.lastname@example.org
Smithtown meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Smithtown EOC – 7:30PM.
We also hold weekly Nets on Monday’s at 7:30 pm, (W2LRC/145.43, PL 136.5 Larkfield Repeater)
Town of Brookhaven: Vincent Cigna, KC2WPP, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Monthly meeting TBD
Town of Southampton: Vacant
Town of Southold: Don Fisher, N2QHV, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Town of Shelter Island: Vacant
Town of Islip: Phil Jacobs, W2UV, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, dxc.aa2mf.net
K2LS Greensboro- NC. dxc.k2ls.com
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: http://www.arrl.org/ares-el/ 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: http://www.metrocor.net. You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
ASEC Russ Logar, KC2LSB, email@example.com
DEC New York City: Martin Grillo, W1EMR, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC Nassau County: John Wilson, KD2AKX, email@example.com
DEC Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI, firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB, email@example.com
Technical Coordinator: Steve Barreres K2CX, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Information Coordinator : Mel Granick, KS2G, email@example.com
State Government Liaison: George Tranos N2GA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Traffic Manager : Jerry Pilate, N2WGF, email@example.com
Skywarn: John Hale, KD2LPM, firstname.lastname@example.org