February 2021 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the February 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 March 2021 issue prior to
the end of the first week in March.

Section News is available ONLY on the world-wide-web. See the NLI site
at:   http://nli.arrl.org


* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager

* Upcoming Special Events:

* Hamfests:

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello Everyone …..

Old man winter didn’t mess around this year. We got a bunch of snow and ice as well as temps that stayed below freezing for a few days. I hope everyone is ready for spring which is only about a month away, I know I can’t wait. In the meantime I have enjoyed some virtual programs from some of our clubs as well as the Ratpac and Hamcation. The bands are getting better and the contest season is in full swing. The bands are also busy as many people having to stay home are on the radio. If you don’t hear anything try calling CQ…many are just lurking and are waiting to talk. Give it a try, you may be surprised.

I am looking forward to LIMARC’S virtual hamfest on February 28th starting at 9AM. This time they have breakout rooms with a few local vendors to work with as well as auction type sales. See more information under hamfests.

Another hamfest you may want to look at is the Vermont Ham Radio Convention on February 27th, very much like our Ham Radio University, with a full day of forums and auctions. Pre -Registration is required. http://ham-con.org/.

School Club Roundup just finished with many schools and individuals participating. I made a few contacts to support the clubs. I hope everyone did as the youth of today are the hams of tomorrow. We need to encourage and “Elmer” all of them, listen to what interests them and help them achieve that goal.

KA6LMS Special Event is taking place next month see more information below. As most of you know, the TV show Last Man Standing featured amateur radio and will finish production after 9 years. Please support Last Man Standing Amateur Radio Club, GSBARC, 12 Days of Christmas, K2Heroes and all the others in making this a great event.


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.

My Zoom account is available for clubs or group meetings. Please contact me at w2kfv@arrl.org 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…..

Stay safe….

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

C:  516-315-8608

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Upcoming Special Events:



KA6LMS – Special Radio Event

The Last Man Standing Amateur Radio Club is joining with a team of seasoned special-event operators across several states to present a multi-band, multi-mode special event celebrating the prime-time network TV show for its positive and accurate portrayal of amateur radio.

During its nine seasons, the Last Man Standing ARC operated as KA6LMS from real radios on the set during production breaks, making thousands of contacts with the show’s amateur radio fans.

The special-event team includes the Long Island, N.Y.-based Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club, the 12 Days of Christmas and the K2Heroes teams.

The intent is to operate on as many bands and modes as possible. Satellite and repeater operation is also encouraged.  DMR operation and DSTAR on REF012A will be courtesy of the Los Angeles based PAPA Repeater system.  DSTAR on REF030B will be courtesy of Georgia DSTAR.

A number of Bonus Stations with special 1-by-1 call signs and KA6LMS /(Call Area) guest operators will be positioned around the country to increase access to the event.  When the actual “on-set” radios are in operation, the Bonus Stations may act as relays to assist in contacting KA6LMS.

Qualifying stations will be able to download a very special “Clean Sweep” certificate.

KA6LMS and a number of affiliated stations will livestream their operations.  At times, the AmateurLogic.TV team will pick up video feeds from active stations to provide commentary and context.

The event will start at 00:00 UTC on March 24, 2021 and end at 23:59 UTC on March 30, 2021, the last day of shooting for the show, which is concluding its long, successful run.

Operations will always be spotted online.


Contact: Lou Maggio NO2C at lou_maggio@hotmail.com






Vermont’s ham radio convention

is on line this year on February 27th, 2021.  Lots of good forums and any ham in the US or world is invited.  All you need is the latest version of Zoom.

See ham-con.org

Sign up now, see the speakers, and the Vermont online convention has vendors.



Info https://limarc.org/limarc-virtual-hamfest


On February 28th, LIMARC will hold another virtual hamfest; Included will be auction-style sales, direct sales, product information, and oh yes, door prizes.
From 9 AM to 9:30, certain vendors will; be available in breakout rooms where you will be able to talk to them and make purchases. We will also have this available after 12 PM. There will be a presentation by RT Systems at 12 (Approx.) on the use of their programming systems.
There is no charge to attend but we ask that you consider a donation. Hamfests are an important part of LIMARC’s income and this will be the third one that we have not been able to hold.



You are invited to a virtual LIMARC Hamvention on Zoom!
When:  Feb. 28, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time

You must register in advance  if you want to be eligible for a door prize.  You must be on-line and answer via chat or by voice if your name is called for a door prize.

Otherwise you can register on February 28th



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join us on Feb. 28th.

Agenda:  The first half hour will provide you with an opportunity to meet with our sponsoring vendors in Zoom breakout rooms.  The auctions and door prizes will start promptly at 9:30 AM.  Similarly, the vendors will be available to take orders and answer questions in their breakout rooms from 12 Noon onwards.



QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo         March 13 – 14

See below…



From the ARRL:

ARRL on the Purpose of Amateur Radio

For over 100 years amateur radio and ARRL — the National Association for Amateur Radio® — have stood for the development of the science and art of communications, public service, and the enhancement of international goodwill. Amateur Radio’s long history and service to the public has solidified the well-earned reputation that “Amateur Radio saves lives.”

Amateur Radio Operators, due to their history of public service, their training, and the requirement that they be licensed by the FCC have earned their status as a component of critical communications infrastructure and as a reliable resource “when all else fails.”

Amateur Radio is about development of communications and responsible public service. Its misuse is inconsistent with its history of service and its statutory charter. ARRL does not support its misuse for purposes inconsistent with these values and purposes.


A “Perfect Coronal Mass Ejection” Could Be a Nightmare


A new study in the research journal Space Weather considers what might happen if a worst-case coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth — a “perfect solar storm,” if you will.

In 2014, Bruce Tsurutani of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Gurbax Lakhina of the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism introduced the “perfect CME.” It could create a magnetic storm with intensity up to the saturation limit, a value greater than the Carrington Event of 1859, the researchers said. Many other spaceweather effects would not be limited by saturation effects, however. The interplanetary shock would arrive at Earth within about 12 hours, the shock impingement onto the magnetosphere would create a sudden impulse of around 234 nanoteslas (nT), and the magnetic pulse duration in the magnetosphere would be about 22 seconds. Orbiting satellites would be exposed to “extreme levels of flare and interplanetary CME (ICME) shock-accelerated particle radiation,” they said. The event would follow an initial CME that would “clear the path in front of it, allowing the storm cloud to hit Earth with maximum force.”

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has observed CMEs leaving the sun at speeds of up to 3,000 kilometers per second, and many instances of one CME clearing the way for another have been recorded.

The CME’s 12-hour travel time would allow little margin for preparation. The CME would hit Earth’s magnetosphere at 45 times the local speed of sound, and the resulting geomagnetic storm could be as much as twice as strong as the Carrington Event. Power grids, GPS, and other services could experience significant outages.

More recent research led by physicist Dan Welling of the University of Texas at Arlington took a fresh look at Tsurutani and Lakhina’s “perfect CME,” and given improvements in spaceweather modeling, he was able to reach new conclusions.

Welling’s team found that geomagnetic disturbances in response to a perfect CME could be 10 times stronger than Tsurutani and Lakhina had calculated, especially at latitudes above 45 to 50 °. “[Our results] exceed values observed during many past extreme events, including the March 1989 storm that brought down the Hydro-Québec power grid in eastern Canada, the May 1921 railroad storm, and the Carrington Event itself,” Welling summarized.

A key result of the new study is how the CME would distort and compress Earth’s magnetosphere. The strike would push the magnetopause down until it’s only 2 Earth-radii above Earth’s surface. Satellites in Earth orbit would suddenly find themselves exposed to a hail of energetic, and potentially damaging, charged particles.

Other research has indicated that phenomena such as the Carrington Event may not be as rare as once thought. A much weaker magnetic storm brought down the Canadian Hydro‐Québec system in 1989.

Scientists believe a perfect CME will happen someday. As Welling et al conclude, “Further exploring and preparing for such extreme activity is important to mitigate spaceweather-related catastrophes.”

In July 2012, NASA and European spacecraft watched an extreme solar storm erupt from the sun and narrowly miss Earth. “If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,” said Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado at a NOAA Space Weather Workshop 2 years later. “It might have been stronger than the Carrington Event itself.”


 Ham Radio Forms a Planet-Sized Space Weather Sensor Network


The article “Ham Radio Forms a Planet-Sized Space Weather Sensor Network,” appeared on February 9 in Eos, Earth & Space Science News — an American Geophysical Union (AGU) publication. It sprang from a project by the Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI), founded by Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, of the University of Scranton, one of the paper’s authors. The others are David Kazdan, AD8Y, and Kristina Collins, both of Case Western Reserve University (W8EDU). The article says that with their experience dealing with ionosphere-influenced propagation, amateur radio operators have an empirical knowledge of space weather and offer a ready-made volunteer science community.

The article covers the method and research being used to monitor the effects of solar activity on Earth’s atmosphere, telecommunications, and electrical utilities — and the valuable data being crowdsourced from amateur radio signals.

“To fully understand variability on small spatial scales and short timescales, the scientific community will require vastly larger and denser sensing networks that collect data on continental and global scales,” the article asserts. “With open-source instrumentation cheaper and more plentiful than ever before, the time is ripe for amateur scientists to take distributed measurements of the ionosphere — and the amateur radio community is up for the challenge.”

“The reach of these crowdsourced systems, and the support of the amateur community, offers tremendous opportunities for scientific measurements,” the article notes.

The research acknowledges a handful of HamSCI collaborators — from organizations and universities — and is supported by National Science Foundation grants. HamSCI’s Personal Space Weather Station initiative aims to develop a network of specially equipped amateur stations that will allow amateurs to collect useful data for space science researchers. As the article explains, ham radio operators and researchers, through HamSCI, are designing hardware for a distributed network of personal space weather stations.

November and December 2021 mark the 100th anniversary of the successful ARRL Transatlantic Tests, which took advantage of data gathered via university and individual amateur stations — an early example of citizen scientists leveraging amateur radio.

The 2021 HamSCI virtual workshop will take place March 19 – 20.







ARLX002 MARS Announces Schedule of Dates for 60-Meter



The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) has announced dates in

2021 during which MARS members will operate on 60 meters for

interoperability with the amateur radio community. Some dates

coincide with quarterly Department of Defense Communications

Exercises (COMEX).


All exercises will begin on channel 1 as the initial calling channel

and move to other 60-meter working channels as may be appropriate.


“In addition to voice calls, I want to introduce passing ICS 213

messages in both voice and digital modes to enhance the overall

interop experience,” said US Army MARS Chief Paul English, WD8DBY.


English continues, “Our exercises will yield the frequencies to

other scheduled exercises or mission activations, which may be

called by other agencies for interop support (e.g., hurricane,

wildfire, etc).  We regularly instruct MARS members to work

cooperatively with the amateur radio community during the use of the

60-meter interop channels. We will continue to track our 60-meter

usage and activities.”


English said he plans to provide a quarterly usage report of

60-meter interoperability activities.


The interoperability schedule is as follows:


February 23 – 27

Exercise: DOD COMEX 21-1

Location: CONUS


March 1 – 7

Exercise: Interop Outreach

Location CONUS


April 3 – 10

Exercise: Interop Outreach

Location CONUS


April 30 – May 6

Exercise: DOD COMEX 21-2


May 7 – 8

Exercise: Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Test

Location: CONUS


June 1 – 6

Exercise: Interop Outreach

Location CONUS


July 5 – 10

Exercise: Interop Outreach

Location CONUS


July 20 – 22

Exercise: DOD COMEX 21-3

Location: CONUS


August 2 – 8

Exercise: Interop Outreach

Location CONUS


September 1 – 6

Exercise: Interop Outreach

Location CONUS


October 1 – 31

Exercise: DOD COMEX 21-4

Location: CONUS






ARISS is Seeking Hosts for Ham Radio Contacts with the Space Station


Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is seeking formal and informal educational institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host amateur radio contacts with an International Space Station (ISS) crew member. Contacts would likely be scheduled between January 1 and June 30, 2022.

These voice radio contacts are approximately 10 minutes long and in a question-and-answer format. ARISS contacts afford participants the opportunity to learn firsthand what it’s like to live and work in space, and about space research conducted on the ISS. Students will also have an opportunity to learn about satellite communication, wireless technology, and radio science.

Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine the exact dates.

ARISS is looking for organizations that can draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan. Organizations must demonstrate flexibility to accommodate changes in dates and times of the radio contact. The deadline for proposals is March 31, 2021.

Visit the ARISS website for more details and a proposal form. An ARISS introductory webinar will be held on February 25, 2021 at 8 PM EST (0100 UTC on February 26). Participants must registerEmail with any questions.






QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Returning in March


The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will return March 13 – 14 for a full 48 hours, QSO Today host Eric Guth, 4Z1UG/WA6IGR, announced this week. ARRL is a QSO Today Expo Partner. Guth said the inaugural QSO Today Expo last August attracted more than 16,000 attendees, and he anticipates that the March 2021 event will be even more successful.

The upcoming QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will feature new speakers and presenters, panel discussions, and kit-building workshops among other activities. Guth pointed out that attendees can log in from anywhere. While he anticipates a good turnout by those who typically attend such ham radio events, the virtual Expo also offers an opportunity for those concerned about pandemic travel restrictions as well as for those who don’t typically attend in-person events.

“At our last Expo, we found that 60% of attendees don’t go to in-person national conferences, and 40% don’t attend state or local events,” Guth said, noting that distance and the high cost of travel and lodging were the most oft-cited reasons.

Registration is required, and to help cover the costs of staging this event, there will be a charge to attend. Advance tickets are $10 ($12.50 at the “door”) and include entry for the live, 2-day show as well to the 30-day on-demand period. At the Expo, visitors can:

Learn from a line-up of such well-known ham radio personalities as Bob Allphin, K4UEE, on “My Favorite DXpeditions to DXCC Top 10 Most Wanted;” Michael Foerster, W0IH, on “Using the Arduino in Your Shack,” and Ron Jones, K7RJ, on “3D Printer Basics.”

Take part in live virtual kit-building workshops. (Kits will be available for purchase and delivered to attendees in time for the Expo.)

Walk through the virtual exhibit hall to visit an array of amateur radio vendors and see live demonstrations of the latest equipment. This show will leverage newer video technology to provide a better experience for attendees to engage with exhibitors.

Those planning to attend the Expo may take advantage of new speaker calendar technology to create their own calendar of presentations in their time zones, which can be saved to a Google or Outlook calendar.

Registrants may return over the 30 days following the live event to catch speakers and presentations missed during the live period, as well as to explore and re-engage exhibitor offerings.

“The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo has all of the familiar hallmarks of an in-person hamfest, including opportunities to connect and learn,” ARRL Product Development Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, said. “Expect to bump into friends and well-known experts and personalities from throughout our worldwide ham radio community!” He explained that attendees visiting an exhibit or virtual lounge will be able to interact with other attendees in those settings.

FlexRadio is the Expo’s Platinum Sponsor. Gold sponsors as of this time include Elecraft, RFinder, and CSI.TwitterLinkedInRedditMore



ARRL Current

Now Online! Digital editions of March 2021 QST, Jan/Feb 2021 OTAQEX, and NCJ



 The latest ARRL Letter is at:


The latest ARES-Letter is at:


The latest ARRL Contest Update Newsletter is at:



ARRL  DX news bulletin:


ARLD006 DX news


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

F8DVD, 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.


TUNISIA, 3V.  Ash, KF5EYY plans to be QRV as 3V8SS during the CQ

World Wide RTTY WPX contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry.

QSL via LX1NO.


VIET NAM, 3W.  Sebastian, SP5FAR is QRV as 3W9FAR from Da Nang until

March 21.  Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using SSB

and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.


LIBYA, 5A.  Elham, 5A0YL has been QRV on 17 meters using FT8 around

1700z.  She has also been active on 20 meters using FT8 around

1350z.  QSL to home call.


TOGO, 5V.  Daniel, HB9EHD is QRV as 5VDE until February 20.

Activity is on 40 and 20 meters using FT8.  This includes being

active on Satellte QO-100.  QSL direct to home call.


MALDIVES, 8Q.  Sergei, RU3AN is now QRV as 8Q7SZ and is here until

February 15.  QSL via bureau.


MOZAMBIQUE, C9.  Bruno, CS7AMN will be QRV as C91BVA from Maputo

beginning February 18.  Activity will be on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10

meters using SSB and various digitial modes.  QSL via LoTW.


SPAIN, EA.  Members of the Radio Club Henares will be QRV as EH4WRD

on February 13 as part of World Radio Day.  QSL via EA4RCH.


FRANCE, F.  Francois, F8DVD will be QRV as TM18AAW from Macon from

February 14 to 28 in celebration of the 18th Antarctic Activity

Week.  QSL to home call.


MARTINIQUE, FM.  Romaric, W7ROM is QRV as FM4WDM from Le Morne-Vert.

Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL to home call.


ITALY, I.  Special event station IQ3DD is QRV until February 28 to

recognize the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship being held in

Cortina.  Activity is on 160 meters to 23 centimeters, using CW,

SSB, and various digital modes.  This includes some activity on

Satellite QO-100.  QSL via bureau.


JAN MAYEN, JX.  Erik, JX2US has been QRV on 20 meters using CW

around 0930 to 1100z.  QSL via LA2US.


WAKE ISLAND, KH9.  Tom, NL7RR plans to be QRV as KH9/NL7RR beginning

February 15 and will be here for 90 days.  Activity will be in his

spare time on 40 and 20 meters using SSB.  Time permitting, he hopes

to operate as KH9/NL7RR on 40 and 20 meters using SSB.  QSL via

AL7JX (d/B).



Asia-Pacific Spring CW Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, KCJ

Topband CW Contest, Dutch PACC Contest, YLRL YL-OM Contest, OMISS

SSB QSO Party, HamCation QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint, RSGB 1.8 MHz

CW Contest, AWA Amplitude Modulation QSO Party, PODXS 070 Club

Valentine PSK31 Sprint and Balkan HF Contest will certainly keep

contesters busy this upcoming weekend.


The RSGB FT4 Contest Series, 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday

Sprint, OK1WC Memorial, K1USN Slow Speed Test and CQC Winter CW QSO

Party are scheduled for February 15.


The Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and RTTYOPS Weeksprint are

scheduled for February 16.


The AGCW Semi-Automatic Key Evening, Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT

Test are scheduled for February 17.


Please see February 2021 QST, page 73, and the ARRL and WA7BNM

contest web sites for details.




ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  January 2021

Total number of ARES members:  55

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   3

Number of ARES nets active: 15 Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  2

Calls of DECs/ECs reporting:     KD2GXL, K2FH, and KD2LPM for Skywarn

Number of exercises and training sessions this month: 5   Person hours:  88

Number of Public Service events this month:   0         Person hours :  4

Number of emergency operations this month:    0        Person hours     0

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      15    Person Hours: 38

Total number of ARES operations this month:  20    Total Person Hours:   130



Nassau County reported training meeting conducted online Jan 14th and 28th.



JANUARY  2021  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          



NYPON             SESSIONS  n/a

ESS                    SESSIONS 31  QNI  429  QTC  n/a    QSP  52   QTR  n/a

NYS/E               SESSIONS  31   QNI 161    QTC 81     QSP 79    QTR   297

BA                     SESSIONS  31  QNI  482    QTC  20   QSP 20    QTR  563

NLISTN            SESSIONS  7    QNI  53      QTC  7      QSP  7     QTR  135         11 schools

NCVHFTN       SESSIONS 28    QNI 151    QTC  32    QSP 29    QTR  403



KD2MDV   REC/ 29  SENT/ 3   TOTAL / 32

K2TV          REC/ 9     SENT/ 10   TOTAL / 19

N2WGF      REC/ 3     SENT / 4   TOTAL / 7

KD2MEN    REC/ 0     SENT/  7    TOTAL / 7



K2TV         ORIG / 0  REC / 51   SENT / 60   DEL / 2    TOTAL / 113

N2WGF      ORIG / 0  REC / 22  SENT / 13  DEL / 0    TOTAL /  35

KD2LPM   ORIG / 0  REC / 4   SENT / 7    DEL / 1      TOTAL / 12

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0  REC / 2   SENT / 7  DEL / 1    TOTAL /  10




KD2LPM/ 142, KD2GRS/ 133, K2TV/ 120, N2WGF/ 105, KD2GXL/ 74.

Gerard Pilate  STM NLI/NYC



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 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)


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:

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 w2kfv@arrl.org


The Club listing is always being updated. Please submit your meeting
information to w2kfv@arrl.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

195 Willis Avenue

Mineola, NY 11501

For more information go to their website: http://www.arcecs.org
Please contact Leonard Smith (PIO) at: n2ldv@arrl.net 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 http://www.bonacarc.org

Or contact President Steven Akkala, KD2CJW at   kd2cjw@arrl.net



Brookhaven National Labs Amateur Radio Club (BNLARC)

President ; Nick Franco – KF2P

Contact Person : Bill Eisele – KD2FFL   weisele@bnl.gov

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, info@wa2cp.org

Contact: Gary Litner, KB2BSL at kb2bsl@wa2cp.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 wb2eav@yahoo.com


Great South Bay ARC

GSBARC Monthly meetings are the last Thursday of the month, 8PM.
Babylon Town Hall EOC, 200 East Sunrise Hwy, North Lindenhurst. GSBARC
Monthly VE are the 4th Saturday starting 10:00 am. For more
information, Contact AB2ZI Kevin Morgan at kmorgan6@optonline.net.
Please see the club website for directions http://www.gsbarc.org/



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: larkfieldarc@gmail.com

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:
www.lisimplex.org  Contact: Tim MoDavis, KA2VZX at ka2vzx@arrl.net


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:    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 jackp05@aol.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, k2knb@limarc.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 wa2suh@aol.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 n2ppi.mike@gmail.com


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
+40.8654, -73.0800
Each month, meeting details are on our web site: http://www.rcarc.org


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 kd2nja@gmail.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: n2rso@arrl.net


Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club

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



Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)


SEC:  Joe Cutrone, K2OL, k2ol@arrl.net

ASEC:  Russ Logar, KC2LSB,  kc2lsb@arrl.net


New York City:

DEC:   Martin Grillo, W1EMR, w1emr@arrl.net

ADEC:  Jose Sanless, N2DDD, n2ddd@arrl.net


EC  Kings: Simon Wurster, KF2N, kf2n@arrl.net

EC  Queens:  L. Sugai, N2UJG, n2ujg@arrl.net



Nassau County:

DEC :      John Wilson, KD2AKX, kd2akx@ncaresmail.net

ADEC’s:  Robert Jagde, KD2GRS,   kd2grs@ncaresmail.net

Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL, kd2gxl@ncaresmail.net

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,   kc2ilp@ncaresmail.net

Town of North Hempstead:  Robert Jagde, KD2GRS,   kd2grs@ncaresmail.net

Town of Oyster Bay: Ceil Gomez, W2CTG,  w2ctg@ncaresmail.net

City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR,  w2osr@ncaresmail.net

City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC ,  wb2gtc@ncaresmail.net


Suffolk County:

DEC:  Bill Scheibel, N2NFI n2nfi@yahoo.com


Town of Smithtown:  Rich Johnston, KC2TON, kc2ton@arrl.net
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, kc2wpp@arrl.net

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, w2sfc@arrl.net                                                     Monthly meeting TBD

Town of Southampton:    Vacant

Town of Southold:     Don Fisher, N2QHV, n2qhv@arrl.net
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,  wz2y@arrl.net
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Library, Amagansett

Town of Shelter Island:     Vacant

Town of Islip:                     Phil Jacobs, W2UV, w2uv@arrl.net


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 w2gw@arrl.net

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 metrocor@metrocor.net.


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, k2ol@arrl.net

ASEC  Russ Logar, KC2LSB, kc2lsb@arrl.net

DEC  New York City: Martin Grillo, W1EMR, w1emr@arrl.net

DEC  Nassau County: John Wilson, KD2AKX, kd2akx@aol.com

DEC  Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI,  n2nfi@arrl.net

Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB, k2knb@arrl.net
Technical Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX, k2cx@arrl.net
Public Information Coordinator :  Mel Granick, KS2G, ks2g@arrl.net
State Government Liaison:   George Tranos N2GA, n2ga@arrl.net
Section Traffic Manager :  Jerry Pilate, N2WGF, n2wgf@arrl.net

Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster:  Mitch Cohen N2RGA, n2rga@arrl.net
Digital Communications : Bob Myers, K2TV, k2tv@arrl.net

Skywarn: John Hale, KD2LPM, kd2lpm@arrl.net