DECEMBER 2021 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the December 2021 edition of the New York City-Long Island
Section e-Happenings newsletter.

This newsletter is here to serve the Amateur Radio community in our
area. We welcome and encourage all submissions. Help make this your
newsletter. We especially encourage NLI radio clubs and organizations
to submit their meeting announcements, guest speakers and any special
events. Please submit any information for the January 2022 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:

* VE Sessions

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info



Hello Everyone …..

The Holiday Season is upon us and everyone is starting to make their lists of radios and other items they would like to find under the tree. The ARRL has some great items in their store. Something for everybody, take a look at I hope everyone gets the gifts they are looking for and will be able to spend some special time with their families.

Make sure you have marked your calendar on January 8, 2022 for Ham Radio University. This year will also be virtual and have some new forums. Its also the NLI Section Convention. More information at


I wish to congratulate the following members who have taken the following roles in the Section National Traffic System. First of all taking the STM role we have Todd Walerstein, KD2CBV. He will be assisted by Eugene Boychenko, KD2MDV. For the Big Apple Traffic Net, our new Net Manager is Andrew Johnson, KD2TDG. I again want to thank Jerry, N2WGF for his many years as Section Traffic Manager. I look forward to working with you.

Attention all Club Presidents

Please update your new officers and contact information club information on the ARRL Club Webpage. Also ad the ARRL to your newsletter mailing list. Look for the ARRL Club E-Letter coming out soon.

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

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

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….. Season’s Greetings everyone….

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

C:  516-315-8608







Silent Keys:


The Larkfield ARC reports the passing of longtime Larkfield Officer and Club Member Chuck Hartley, N2JIY, may he rest in peace.







Upcoming Special Events:


12 Days of Christmas_ Cancelled this year…..Back in 2022


Ham Radio University  ~ January 8, 2022

“A day of education to share ideas, experiences,
knowledge and fellowship among Amateur Radio operators”


2022 ARRL National Convention and Orlando HamCation® | February 10-13

Further details will be shared via these official websites:







  • Sunday, January 30, 2022 ~Virtual Hamfest~
  • Sunday, February 27, 2022, Indoor Hamfest





Upcoming VE Sessions: 


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




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

2022 Schedule

January 15th –  1 PM!


Sessions begin promptly at 9am (unless otherwise indicated)

There will also be a VE Session at the LIMARC indoor hamfest,

For further information Contact:




Suffolk County Radio Club:


VE Sessions are the 1st Thursday of the month at the Grace Lutheran Church 240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach NY  11951. Tests begin at 7pm.The room is limited to a total of 20 persons            Bob N2OCH is the main point of contact. Contact:  to reserve a space.



Suffolk VHF/UHF Association:



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





From the ARRL:

World’s Smallest Moon Lander from Japan will Put Ham Radio Transmitter on the Moon


Japan’s OMOTENASHI, the world’s smallest moon lander, will have an X-band and UHF communication system, although it will not carry an amateur band transponder. OMOTENASHI is a 6U CubeSat set for launch via a NASA SLS rocket as early as February 2022. It will have a mission period of from 4 to 5 days. The name is an acronym for Outstanding Moon Exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor. Wataru Torii of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Ham Radio Club, JQ1ZVI, said radio amateurs can play a role in gathering data from the spacecraft.

The spacecraft is made up of two separable components, both having independent communication systems — an orbiting module and a surface probe. The orbiting module will take the surface probe to the moon. It will transmit beacon or digital telemetry data on UHF (437.31 MHz). The surface probe — the moon lander — will transmit digital telemetry or three-axis acceleration analog-wave with FM modulation on UHF (437.41 MHz). Transmitter power will be 1 W in both cases.

“If we succeed in receiving the UHF signal from the surface probe, we could know the acceleration data on the impact on the moon and the success of the landing sequence,” Torii explained.

“We already have a station for uplink and downlink at Wakayama in Japan — used as an EME [moonbounce] station. However, if the satellite is invisible from Japan, we cannot receive the downlink signal. So, we need a lot of help from ham radio stations worldwide.” Torii noted that the RF system on the lander only operates on UHF.

The orbiting module beacon will transmit on 437.31 MHz using PSK31. The surface probe beacon will transmit on 437.41 MHz using FM, PSK31, and PCM-PSK/PM.

Contact Torii for more information.


ARDC Grant Will Expand RMHAM’s 5 GHz Microwave Network in Rockies


A grant of $374,233 from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) to Rocky Mountain Ham Radio (RMHAM) will go toward expanding a multistate 5 GHz microwave network and help to outfit communications trailers.

The microwave network enables partnering amateur radio clubs and groups to access, enable, or expand their repeater and other FCC Part 97-appropriate applications. The network provides 50 – 100+ Mbps of bandwidth and is managed and monitored by a dedicated network operations team.

“Amateur radio organizations across Colorado and New Mexico leverage this infrastructure to enable their own repeater and IP capabilities that would otherwise be difficult or prohibitively expensive to achieve,” RMHAM said.

In Colorado, RMHAM will be able to grow its microwave network by 23 new microwave sites and 20 new point-to-point spans to expand IP connectivity and future repeater coverage across the western slope of Colorado and along the I-70 and I-76 corridors in eastern Colorado.

In New Mexico, RMHAM will grow its microwave network by 16 sites and 15 new point-to-point spans to expand IP connectivity and future repeater coverage south from Albuquerque to El Paso, Texas; along US Route 550 to Durango, Colorado, and across the Rio Grande Valley to Alamogordo, New Mexico. The club will also expand RMHAM digital repeater coverage (DMR or D-STAR, depending on coverage gaps) across New Mexico through the addition of seven repeaters co-located at their proposed new microwave sites.

As a result of the grant, RMHAM will also be able to upgrade its Colorado communications trailer, which offers both RF and IP connectivity, and to outfit a new trailer for service in New Mexico.



November 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report



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

  • Operators in Ardmore, Tennessee; Lithonia, Georgia; Coconut Creek and Miramar, Florida, and East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, were issued Advisory Notices regarding excessive bandwidth, contrary to FCC rules. The operators were transmitting on SSB with bandwidths of 8 to 9 kHz.
  • Advisory Notices were issued to operators in Northridge (Los Angeles) and Hemet, California, for interference to repeaters. Both operators had been requested by the repeater trustees to cease using the repeaters. The Advisory Noticeissued to the Northridge operator cited broadcasting and failure to identify, and it informed them that the FCC was requested not to grant their upcoming renewal application unless the case was resolved.
  • An Advisory Noticewas issued to an operator in Powell, Wyoming, for transmitting overdriven FT8 signals that resulted in spurious emissions. The operator has since corrected the problem.
  • General-class operators in Bartonville, Illinois, and St. Clair, Michigan, were issued Advisory Notices for operation in the Amateur Extra-class portion of 40 meters. A Technician-class licensee in Windber, Pennsylvania, was issued an Advisory Noticefor operating in the General-class portion of 75 meters.
  • One case was referred to the FCC for enforcement action and review of a license renewal application. The FCC referred two cases to the VM Program.

Totals for VM monitoring during October were 2,939 hours on HF frequencies, and 3,282 hours on VHF frequencies and above, for a total of 6,221 hours. That is the highest number of hours monitoring since the inception of the VM Program. — Thanks to Volunteer Monitor Program Administrator Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH



Transmissions Set to Mark Transatlantic Test Success


ARRL and the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) have assembled a list of stations and groups that are organizing events and activities to celebrate 100 years of amateur radio transatlantic communication. Visit and The sites also include links to many previously published articles and presentations covering the historic tests.

replica 1BCG transmitter will operate as W2AN/1BCG on ±1.820 MHz on CW, from The Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut. “We’re using type 204-A tubes,” said Mark Erdle, AE2EA, of the Antique Wireless Association. “The original transmitter used type 204 tubes. The primary difference is that the 204-A tubes had a thoriated filament that reduced the filament current. Transmissions from W2AN/1BCG will be one way, just like the original transatlantic tests in 1921. An SWL certificate is available by emailing a copy of the transmitted message. Transmissions start on December 11 at 2300 UTC continuing every 15 minutes until December 12 at 0400 UTC.

In a separate event on December 12 at 0252 UTC, The Radio Club of America’s W2RCA will make a one-way transmission on 1825 kHz at 12 WPM CW, from Connecticut. RCA members constructed the original transmitter and “shack” used in Connecticut for the successful transatlantic transmissions. In addition to the original 1921 message, a new message will be transmitted that looks ahead to the next 100 years. Those who copy the message qualify for a certificate. — Thanks to Mark Erdle, AE2EA, Antique Wireless Association, and the Radio Club of America




ARRL Executive Committee Meets



The ARRL Executive Committee met on October 25 in virtual session, with President Rick Roderick, K5UR, presiding.

In his report, CEO David Minster, NA2AA, noted that the revised ARRL Articles of Incorporation approved during the July 2021 Board meeting had been filed with the State of Connecticut. He also discussed the delayed timing of the delivery of the December issue of QST. He advised that Members should expect to receive their December issue about a week late. Minster also said ARRL is expecting an increase in the price it pays for paper, effective in February 2022. He said it’s not yet clear whether the impact of the increase in paper costs would be short- or long-term.


CEO Minster reported he had met with ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters, W8ZY, on October 22 at Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Connecticut, to observe ARRL participation in an emergency management exercise that concluded on October 23. Walters, on behalf of ARRL, participated in all 3 days of the exercise.

ARRL FCC Counsel David Siddall, K3ZJ, discussed recent efforts at the FCC and on Capitol Hill advocating FCC action on long-pending proceedings that address Amateur Radio concerns. Siddall also addressed new legislation pending before Congress that would set deadlines for the allocation of additional spectrum below 3.45 GHz to commercial 5G providers. He described ARRL’s efforts to obtain support for allowing continued sharing below 3.45 GHz on a non-interference basis.


FCC Counsel Siddall noted an FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (PS Docket 21-346) looking into ways of improving communications resiliency and recovery during hurricanes and other disasters. He said ARRL had submitted reports to FCC staff during and immediately following Hurricane Ida.

Siddall further noted the progress of the ARRL RF Safety Committee in addressing and clarifying issues concerning amateur compliance with FCC RF exposure rules and appropriate updates to the related FCC bulletin. He concluded that the work of the Committee, under the leadership of Greg Lapin, N9GL, will benefit every amateur in the future to more readily assess RF exposure compliance and to make any adjustments needed.


West Gulf Division Director, EC member, and Chairman of the Legislative Advocacy Committee, John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, updated the EC on the status of a resolution introduced in Congress by US Representative Debbie Lesko of Arizona to declare April 18, 2022 as National Amateur Radio Operators Day.

Director Stratton also advised the EC that the Legal Structure Review Committee was reviewing the Articles of AssociationBy-Laws, and Standing Orders with an eye toward  recommending any needed changes at the January 2022 Board meeting.




The Executive Committee meets again on December 13.



ARISS Named Amateur Radio Newsline Newsmaker of the Year


Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has been named Amateur Radio Newsline Newsmaker of the Year.

“This group, based across 15 countries around the world, has been supporting amateur radio from the space station and performing school links around the world to astronauts for over 20 years,” the announcement pointed out. “As well as enthusing youngsters in the magic of space and radio, they have also generated publicity for amateur radio in the mainstream media channels of radio, TV, and newspapers.”




Senate Confirms FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel for a New Term


On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, the US Senate confirmed FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel for a new term at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on a vote of 68-31. President Joe Biden appointed Rosenworcel as Chair of the FCC in late October. The FCC will continue with two Democrats and two Republicans led by Chairwoman Rosenworcel.

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® previously reported that Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) had expressed his support and recognition for radio amateurs during Rosenworcel’s renomination hearing. ARRL is hopeful that multiple proceedings will be addressed soon to update or change the FCC’s amateur Part 97 rules to account for changes in technology and operating practices.

The Chairwoman said in a statement after the Senate confirmed her nomination, “People across the country count on the FCC to support the connections they need for work, learning, healthcare, and access to the information we require to make decisions about our lives, our communities, and our country. I look forward to working with the Administration, my colleagues on the Commission and FCC staff, members of Congress, and the public to make the promise of modern communications a reality for everyone, everywhere.”

The nomination of a third Democratic Commissioner remains pending before the Senate. Last week the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee conducted a hearing on President Biden’s nominee, Gigi Sohn, for the remaining Democratic seat. Committee and full Senate votes on her nomination have not yet been scheduled.


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ARRL Author, QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR, SK



Retired QST Technical Editor Joel R. Hallas, W1ZR, of Westport, Connecticut, died on November 25. An ARRL member, he was 79. Hallas retired in 2013 but remained active as a contributing editor, handling the popular “The Doctor is In” column in QST and the podcast of the same name. He had been a radio amateur since 1955.

“Joel was not only brilliant, he shared that brilliance with the ham radio community in a way that taught innumerable hams things they needed to know in order to experience success and enjoyment,” said ARRL Publications and Editorial Department Manager Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY. “He was a fine mind, a generous mentor and colleague, and a consummate gentleman. He will be missed.”

Retired ARRL Publications Manager Steve Ford, WB8IMY, recalled Hallas as “an iconic figure in amateur radio media as a prolific author of QST articles and ARRL books, and even in the audio podcast community. I greatly enjoyed being Joel’s sidekick for the popular ‘Doctor is In’ podcasts. He had a wry sense of humor both on and off the microphone and a remarkably stoic attitude toward the illness that would eventually claim his life.”

Hallas authored six books about communications technology, published by ARRL. His titles include Basic Radio; Basic Antennas; The ARRL Guide to Antenna Tuners; Hamspeak; The Care and Feeding of Transmission Lines; Understanding Your Antenna Analyzer, and The Radio Amateur’s Workshop.

Hallas earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MSEE from Northeastern University. He previously had worked for Raytheon as a radar systems engineer and for GTE as a nuclear weapons effects (electromagnetic pulse) analyst and as a satellite and terrestrial communications systems engineer, as well as for IBM and AT&T. He also taught at the college level.

He enjoyed sailing, as described in the July 2009 issue of QST. He and his 24-foot sloop Windfall — fully equipped with a ham station that used the insulated backstay as an HF antenna — graced the front cover.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Nancy, W1NCY.




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ARRL  DX news bulletin:



ARLD049 DX news




DX Bulletin 49  ARLD049

From ARRL Headquarters

Newington CT  December 9, 2021

To all radio amateurs



ARLD049 DX news


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

OH0NC, 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.


SENEGAL, 6W.  Dani, EA4ATI is QRV as 6W1TG from Dakar.  Activity is

on 80 to 10 meters using mainly SSB.  QSL via LoTW.


MALDIVES, 8Q.  Tor, DG7RO will be QRV as 8Q7RO from Fihalhohi

Island, IOTA AS-013, from December 11 to 27.  Activity will be

mainly on Satellite QO-100.  QSL to home call.


ZAMBIA, 9J.  Mario, IK1MYT is QRV as 9J2MYT from Lusaka until June

  1. Activity is on 40, 20, 17, 15, and 10 meters.  QSL direct to



QATAR, A7.  Special event stations A721FAC and A721FCA are QRV until

December 18 during the FIFA Arab Cup 2021.  QSL via bureau.


SPAIN, EA.  Pascual, EA5WO is QRV with special event callsign AN5OKW

from Torrent until December 20 to commemorate the 80th anniversary

of the Battle of Moscow.  Activity is on the HF bands using various

digital modes.  QSL via LoTW.


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

district from December 12 to January 21.  Activity will be on 160 to

10 meters.  QSL direct to home call.


SAUDI ARABIA, HZ.  Some members of the Saudi Association of Radio

Amateurs are QRV with special event station HZ19SAT until December

28 as part of a Saudi Satellite Event.  QSL via operators’



FINLAND, OH.  Finnish amateur radio operators are allowed to use the

prefix OF until December 23 to celebrate the 100th jubilee of the

Finnish Radio Amateur Society, SRAL.  QSL via bureau.


WESTERN SAHARA, S0.  The Sahrawi Amateur Radio Union special event

callsign S0S is QRV from Tifariti.  Activity is on 40, 17, and 10

meters using SSB.  The length of activity is unknown.  QSL direct to



BANGLADESH, S2.  Station S21DX is QRV from Manpura Island, IOTA

AS-140, until December 16.  Activity is on the HF bands using SSB

and FT8, and on Satellite QO-100.  QSL via EB7DX.


SLOVENIA, S5.  Special event station S522PMC is QRV until January 2

to promote the PMC Contest.  QSL via bureau.


EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA.  Special event station R200NN is QRV until

December 12 to mark the 200th birthday anniversary of poet Nikolay

Nekrasov.  QSL via RC3M.


KAZAKHSTAN, UN.  Special event stations UN30RK, UP30RK, UO30RK, and

UQ30RK will be QRV from December 11 to 19 to commemorate the 30th

anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence.  QSL via LoTW.


BURKINA FASO, XT.  Harald, DF2WO is QRV as XT2AW from Ouagadougou

until December 20.  Activity is holiday style on 160 to 6 meters

using CW, SSB, and various digital modes.  QSL via M0OXO.



ZC4RH until December 12.  He is active on the HF bands using CW,

SSB, and FT8, and plans to work on Satellite QO-100.  QSL to home




QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test,

PODXS 070 Club Triple Play Low Band Sprint, TRC Digi Contest, SKCC

Weekend CW Sprintathon, ARI 40/80 Contest, International Naval

Contest, QRP ARCI Holiday Spirits Homebrew Sprint, and CQC Great

Colorado CW Snowshoe Run are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.


The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint, OK1WC Memorial,

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, RTTYOPS Weeksprint, NAQCC CW

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

are scheduled for December 13 to 15.


Please see December QST, page 62, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest

web sites for details.





ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  November 2021

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   4

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

Number of exercises and training sessions this month: 12   Person hours: 61.3

Number of Public Service events this month:   3         Person hours :  35

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

Number of Emergency operations this month:    0       Person hours     0

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      0      Person Hours: 0





NLI   NTS  STATS:                          

TRAFFIC NETS:   Oct 2021

ESS                  SESSIONS 31  QNI  345   QTC  n/a    QSP  68   QTR  n/a

NYS/E             SESSIONS 31  QNI  146   QTC  74     QSP  72    QTR  278

BA                   SESSIONS       QNI           QTC           QSP          QTR

NLISTN          SESSIONS  0    QNI   0    QTC   0      QSP  0      QTR  0      schools 0  repeater off line

NCVHFTN     SESSIONS  31 QNI   85  QTC   26    QSP  16    QTR  297



KD2GXL/ 182,

KD2GRS/ 117,

WB2ZEX/ 116,

KD2LPM/ 100,

K2KNB/ 93



ESS                    SESSIONS 30   QNI  367  QTC  n/a    QSP 55   QTR  n/a

NYS/E               SESSIONS  30   QNI 159   QTC  107   QSP 104   QTR  377

BA                     SESSIONS  30  QNI  529   QTC  17     QSP 17   QTR 629

NLISTN            SESSIONS  2    QNI  8      QTC  0      QSP  0     QTR  5         4 schools

NCVHFTN       SESSIONS  29  QNI 124   QTC  20    QSP  20    QTR  351 151 23 23 369



R         S          T

KD2MDV       33        10        43

KD2MEN        0          9          9

W2ITT                        0          8          8

WB2JNQ        2          4          6



O         R         S          D         T

W2ITT                        1          14        22        1          38

KD2MEN        0          4          9          0          13

KD2LPM        0          2          0          0          2




     KD2LPM/ 186, KD2GRS/ 130, WB2ZEX/ 84










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

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

INDEPENDENT CW NETS which maintain close association with the NTS.

Empire Slow Speed Net (ESS) 6pm daily on 3566  kHz . Alt. 7044 kHz ±

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

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


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

The NTS local nets are:

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

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

 NLI Student Traffic Net 


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

Here is a link to the NLI Student Traffic Net Website


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

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


Digital Traffic:

KD2MDV, K9NYS, KD2MEN and N2WGF are now operational as a Digital Relay Stations on HF winlink representing the New York City/Long Island Section.



Club Meetings and Information:

Important Note:

Many club meetings and /or VE sessions have been suspended due to the current COVID crisis and will resume when allowed. In the mean time, some clubs are having virtual meetings. If your club would like to due a virtual meeting via Zoom, please contact me at


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

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


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

American Red Cross on Long Island

195 Willis Avenue

Mineola, NY 11501

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


BONAC Amateur Radio Club (BARC)

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

Or contact President Steven Akkala, KD2CJW at



Brookhaven National Labs Amateur Radio Club (BNLARC)

President ; Nick Franco – KF2P

Contact Person : Bill Eisele – KD2FFL

For more information please go to the club website at


Camp Pouch Amateur Radio Association (WA2CP)

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

Contact: Gary Litner, KB2BSL at


Grumman ARC (GARC)

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

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


Great South Bay ARC

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



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

Please check the clubs website at for more detailed

Kings County Radio Club (KC2RC)

Club Meeting Info:

New York – Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

1st Wednesday Of Each Month

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

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

More info and Map

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

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

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

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

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

Kings County Radio Club Facebook Page


Larkfield Amateur Radio Club

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

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

Contact is:

LARC Repeater System

WR2ABA Huntington

147.210 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Hauppauge

145.430 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Huntington APRS

144.390 MHz out/in

WA2PNU EastNet FlexNet Network

(0-15) Nodes, 145.070 MHz

(-4) Node, 145.070 MHz BBs



Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club

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


Long Island CW Club:

“The Long Island CW Club is teaching CW weekly on Beginner and Intermediate levels. Monthly there are presentations on a variety of ham radio topics of interest for all, including the advanced members.  All of this is done by internet video conference. The club is very active with monthly portable outings, museum visits, QRP outings and luncheons.  The club has quickly grown to well over 1,000 members worldwide and has a very unique website dedicated to all aspects of CW:


Long Island DX Association (LIDXA)

Regular meetings are at 8pm on the third Tuesday of the month at The
Town of Oyster Bay-Ice Skating Center, 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage
(Community Room 1). For club details, see our Web site, or contact Jack
Phelan, NU2Q, LIDXA Secretary at for further

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


Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC)

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

Club Contact: President, Richie Cetron,



Long Island Transmitter Hunters (LITHARC)

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

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


Nassau Amateur Radio Club (NARC)

Meetings every Monday night at 7:30 PM in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
at the Lannin House, Field #6 / 6A. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Contact Mike Croce, N2PPI, President at


New York City Repeater Association (NYCRA)

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

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

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


Peconic Amateur Radio Club (PARC)

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

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


Radio Central Amateur Radio Club

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


Radio Club of Junior High School 22 NYC

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

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


Staten Island Amateur Radio Association (SIARA)

From President Neal “Rich” Balas, W2RB:

Due to the current COVID pandemic, all meetings and VE Sessions have been

suspended until further notice


Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)

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

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

Contact Richie Geraci, KD2NJA, at

Or go to their NEW website,

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

SCRC Information & Rag chew Net

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


Wantagh Amateur Radio Club

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


Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club

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



Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)


SEC:  Russ Logar, KC2LSB,


New York City:

DEC:   Martin Grillo, W1EMR,


EC:      Kings: Simon Wurster, KF2N,

EC:      Queens:  L. Sugai, N2UJG,



Nassau County:

DEC :      John Wilson, KD2AKX,

ADEC’s:  Robert Jagde, KD2GRS,

Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL,

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

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

Town of Hempstead: Bob Yenis, KC2ILP,

Town of North Hempstead:  Robert Jagde, KD2GRS,

Town of Oyster Bay:


City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR,

City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC ,


Suffolk County:

DEC:  Bill Scheibel, N2NFI


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

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

Town of Brookhaven:   Vincent Cigna, KC2WPP,

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

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

Town of Southampton:    Vacant

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

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

Town of Shelter Island:     Vacant

Town of Islip:                     Phil Jacobs, W2UV,


Other Stuff :

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

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

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

NLI DX Spotting Clusters:

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


ARRL Additional :

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


ARES E-Letter, sign up now!

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

Check the box for ARES E-Letter (monthly public service and
emergency communications news) and you’re all set. Past issues of
The ARES E-Letter are available at: Issues
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MetroCor is coordinating body for the New York metro area. MetroCor is
the established coordinating body for the New York Metro area,
inclusive of New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and the
majority  of Northern New Jersey. You must apply for coordination
through  MetroCor if you wish to establish a new system on Amateur Radio
Spectrum above 29.5 MHz. These and any other matters related to repeater
systems coordination are welcomed by MetroCor. They invite you to
visit their website at: You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at



NLI Staff :

SEC   Russ Logar, KC2LSB,

DEC  New York City: Martin Grillo, W1EMR,

DEC  Nassau County: John Wilson, KD2AKX,

DEC  Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI,

Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB,
Technical Coordinator:           Steve Barreres K2CX,
Public Information Coordinator :  Mel Granick, KS2G,
State Government Liaison:   George Tranos N2GA,
Section Traffic Manager :  Todd Walerstein, KD2CBV,

Assistant Section Traffic Manager:  Eugene Boychenko, KD2MDV,

Assistant Section Managers:

Webmaster:  Mitch Cohen N2RGA,

Skywarn: John Hale, KD2LPM,