January 2020 NYC-LI Section Newsletter
This is the January 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 February 2020 issue prior to
the end of the first week in February..
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 …..
I hope your New Year started off in a good way and you haven’t broken any of those New Year’s resolutions yet…Ham Radio University was a huge success with about 300 people present. I would like to thank everyone for your support in making this a great event. I know we are talking about new ideas for next year thanks to your comments on the survey. I would also like to thank the HRU Committee for a great job. See you next year….
On a sadder note we lost a lot of hams and members of ham families already this year. It
Clubs… If you are having elections, please make sure you make your new updates on the ARRL Big Club web page and copy Affiliated Club Coordinator, Richie, K2KNB at firstname.lastname@example.org with any updates and new phone numbers.
That’s all for now but don’t forget to get on the air, have fun, and enjoy our great hobby and by all means…. keep those batteries charged. .
73, Jim Mezey, W2KFV
Section Manager – NYC/ Long Island
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™
SILENT KEYS: ~
Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club sadly announces that Walter Wenzel, KA2RGI is now a silent key.
It is my unfortunate task to bring you the news that Gerry Muesella, KB2DPD
has passed away.
ARESCS reports the untimely death of Mike Hoeft, K2MPH
Please keep them in your thoughts.
Upcoming Special Events:
International Marconi Day
Commemorating the birthday of wireless pioneer Marconi.
Babylon Long Island, New York
April 25, 2020
0000Z to 2359Z
Great South Bay ARC
7.240 & 14.240 SSB
Long Island CW Club
7.040 & 14.040
Certificate available for download at GSBARC.ORG
Orlando Hamcation February 7th -9th 2020 Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park ; Information at: https://www.hamcation.com/
LIMARC Hamfest, February 23, 2020
February 23, 2020
201 Levittown Parkway
Hicksville, New York 11801
Opens at 7AM for vendors – 9AM for Buyers
Amateur Radio Equipment * VE SESSION * CB Equipment * Computers * Ham Equipment Dealers
Television * ARRL Information * Tune-up Clinic (Get your rig checked)
Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club Information * DXCC Card Checking * WAS Card Checking * Equipment Tune-up
$22.00 per table ($6.00 per vendor attendee)
Bring your own table $15.00 – Must notify LIMARC by February 10, 2020
General Admission: $6.00 per person
Food and Refreshments available. Door Prizes!
HAVE A FEW ITEMS TO SELL?
LIMARC will have a table set up to sell items for others. There is no charge
to LIMARC members. Non-members will pay 10% of the sale price.
Please make sure to mark your desired price clearly on the item.
Advance Registration Taken! Vendors must comply with NY State Sales Tax Laws
The sale of guns, ammunition, and pornographic material is prohibited.
Send your check to LIMARC, P.O. Box 392, Levittown, NY 11756-0392
Limited selling space is available – Reserve your space now!
Talk-in on W2VL, 146.85 repeater (136.5 PL)
For more information E-mail: email@example.com
Richie, K2KNB, 516-694-4937
From the ARRL:
ARRL On the Air Podcast Premieres on January 16
ARRL’s new On the Air podcast for those just getting started on their amateur radio journey, will debut this Thursday, January 16, with a new podcast posted each month. The podcast is a companion to the new bimonthly On the Air magazine, which is already on its way to member subscribers. On the Air magazine editor Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, will be the host of the new podcast. Both the podcast and the magazine are aimed at offering new and beginner-to-intermediate-level radio amateurs a fresh approach to exploring radio communication.
Listeners can find the On the Air podcast at Blubrry, Apple iTunes (or by using your iPhone or iPad podcast app (search for On the Air), and Stitcher (or through the free Stitcher app for iOS, Kindle, or Android devices). Episodes will be archived on the ARRL website.
Each On the Air podcast will take a deeper dive into the articles and issues raised in the magazine, including advice and insight on topics covering the range of amateur radio interests and activities: radio technology, operating, equipment, project building, and emergency communication.
Supplementing On the Air will be a new Facebook page for those who share a love of radio communication and are looking to learn and explore more about their interests.
The biweekly Eclectic Tech podcast for experienced radio amateurs will launch on February 13. Hosted by QST Editor Steve Ford, WB8IMY, Eclectic Tech will highlight topics involving amateur and non-amateur technology, offer brief interviews with individuals involved in projects of interest to amateurs, and include practical information of immediate benefit to today’s hams. Eclectic Tech will be available via iTunes and Stitcher.
The ARRL Mags apps including QST and On the Air are now live on Apple iTunes and Google Play. The digital edition of On the Air magazine is now live and linked from the On the Air page on the ARRL website.
Leadership Elections to Highlight January 17 – 18 ARRL Annual Board Meeting
The ARRL Board of Directors will elect League officers when it meets for its 2020 annual meeting on January 17 – 18 in Windsor, Connecticut. The Board will hear nominations and then vote, as necessary, for ARRL president, first and second vice presidents, international affairs vice president, secretary, treasurer, chief executive officer, and chief financial officer. The Board will also choose members to serve on the Executive Committee and on the ARRL Foundation Board. Successful candidates will take office after the Board meeting adjourns.
Some new faces will be around the table. The ARRL Southeastern Division has entirely new leadership. In last year’s elections, Mickey Baker, N4MB, defeated Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, to become the new Southeastern Division Director, while James Schilling, KG4JSZ, won a three-way race for Vice Director. In the Southwest Division, new Vice Director Mark Weiss, K6FG, was the sole candidate to succeed Ned Stearns, AA7A, who decided not to stand for another term.
The Board will hear officers’ reports and receive financial reports. Members will also hear reports from ARRL’s Washington Counsel, David Siddall, K3ZJ, and from its Connecticut Counsel. The Board will also receive and consider reports and recommendations from committees and coordinators.
The Board will also consider recommendations of the Standing Committees, including the Executive Committee, the Administration and Finance Committee, and the Programs and Services Committee and consider additional recommendations as contained in reports.
The meeting will hear any motions that the 15 individual Directors may offer for Board consideration.
Puerto Rico Volunteers Deployed to Red Cross, ARRL Sending Equipment
Puerto Rico Section Manager Oscar Resto, KP4RF, reports that several Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers have been deployed to earthquake-ravaged regions of the island at the request of the American Red Cross. Initial operations got under way in the town of Yauco, where the Red Cross has a central warehouse for the earthquake relief effort. Operations are on VHF and UHF, although commercial telecommunication services remain in operation for the most part. A station has also been activated at the Red Cross Headquarters in the capital of San Juan, which is not in the earthquake zone. Aftershocks continue on the island. A magnitude 5.9 tremor struck over the weekend.
“The stations are operating as a backbone, in case a new or stronger earthquake hits the region,” Resto explained. “HF equipment is stored in Pelican Cases for protection from a larger catastrophic event, if communications fail.” Power has been re-established over more than 90% of Puerto Rico, and water service is operational in most places, Resto added.
ARRL is shipping six VHF/UHF base/repeater antennas and six 50-foot rolls of LMR-400 coax, through the Ham Aid Fund.
Since January 12, the ARES Zone 5 amateur radio volunteers have been handling health-and-welfare traffic from the earthquake zone, reports Yauco ARES District Emergency Coordinator Heriberto Perez, WP4ZZ, who said internet service has been slow. He said the Red Cross has been providing food and drinks for the volunteers. Operations are running from 9 AM until 5 PM each day.
“Today was a bit of a rough day,” Perez said on Saturday. “Many quakes during the day. It feels like you’re in a simulator.” He said the three-person team is using UHF for direct contact with San Juan, with a backup support frequency on VHF, and communication has been solid.
“During the course of the day, we began to handle health-and-welfare traffic from nearby victims,” he said. “We are now reaching out to affected communities asking for tents for the community [as well as] diapers or medicine, and many other requests. We also initiated food collection in our community.”
Perez said an HF radio was to be on site for backup on 20 and 40 meters. Power to the distribution center is 40% from the power utility and 60% from generators.
Resto said over the weekend that he’d been told that the Red Cross was relocating the disaster relief operation to Mayagüez, which is a much closer site to the initial impact area, and ARES will provide communication support at the new site.
“A personal comment,” Resto added. “[It] is very difficult to sleep with so many earthquakes — more than 3,000 from December 28 — shaking your house. I hope that my house survives these intense seismic events.”
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern part of Puerto Rico on January 7, fast on the heels of a magnitude 5.8 tremor the day before. The worst-impacted cities were Guayanilla, Peñuelas, Yauco, and Guánica, where, Resto said, engineers have determined that 80% of the houses in the earthquake’s impact zone are uninhabitable.
Resto told ARRL last week that the earthquake disaster has definitely been a setback for the US territory as it continues its long recovery from severe hurricane damage in 2017.
China Telecoms Regulator Proposing to Delete Some Current Amateur Allocations
China’s telecommunications regulator has proposed amending the Measures for the Administration of Amateur Radio Stations, and some amateur bands are in danger of being eliminated. Lide Zhang, BI8CKU, told ARRL that the proposal would prohibit amateur operation on the 2200-meter band as well as on 146 – 148 MHz, 1260 – 1300 MHz, 3400 – 3500 MHz, 5650 – 5725 MHz, and all bands above 10 GHz.
Radio communications engineer and Chinese Amateur Satellite Group (CAMSAT) CEO Alan Kung, BA1DU, told ARRL that government efforts to eliminate some amateur bands are nothing new, but proposals that have been aired for a while now are on the regulatory agency’s schedule. Kung said he does not anticipate that all of the bands proposed will be taken away, but he conceded that the climate will “undoubtedly” become increasingly more dangerous for China’s amateur radio community.
“The attempt to crowd out the amateur radio bands has a long history throughout the world,” he said, “but it may never have become so urgent for the amateur radio community as it is today. We all understand that radio spectrum resources have become a bottleneck for further development.” He said today’s radio communication industry “is working hard to share spectrum resources.” Kung characterized spectrum as “the soil on which amateur radio depends.”
ARRL’s New On the Air Magazine on its Way to Members!
The premiere issue of ARRL’s On the Air magazine has left the printer and is on its way to member subscribers! The magazine should be in mailboxes within the next 10 days. On the Air is the newest ARRL member benefit to help new licensees and beginner-to-intermediate radio communicators navigate the world of amateur radio.
Eligible US-based members can elect to receive On the Air or QST magazine in print when they join or when they renew their ARRL membership. All members will be able to access digital editions of On the Air magazine.
The first digital issue of On the Air will be available beginning January 14, supported by a new version of ARRL’s digital magazine app. With one app, members will be able to access On the Air and QST.
CAMSAT Says CAS-6 Activation for Amateur Use has been Delayed
Chinese Amateur Satellite Group (CAMSAT) CEO Alan Kung, BA1DU, tells ARRL that some problems with the precise attitude determination of the newly launched CAS-6 amateur radio satellite have delayed deployment of the antennas. The satellite was to have been put into service within 3 days.
“If the V/UHF antennas are deployed now, additional torque may affect determination of the satellite attitude,” Kung said. “Engineers need to modify and upload the software, which will take some time.” He said that taking into consideration the upcoming long Chinese New Year holiday, the test work is planned to be completed sometime in late February or early March. At that time, VHF/UHF antennas will be deployed, and the amateur radio payload will be available for use.
Kung points out that the satellite’s CW beacon has been turned on, although the antenna has not yet been deployed. “If you have a ‘big ear,’ you may be able to receive weak signal leaked from an undeployed antenna on 145.910 MHz,” he said. “A polyimide cover on the antenna chassis can help to leak some RF signal.”
CAS-6 launched successfully on December 20, piggybacked on a TIANQIN-1 technology test satellite. The microsatellite will be known as CAS-6/TIANQIN-1, and the call sign is BJ1SO. The primary launch payload was the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite, CBERS-4A.
CAS-6 is in a sun-synchronous orbit with an apogee of 390 miles. It carries a U/V linear transponder, with a downlink of 145.925, 20 kHz passband (inverted) and an uplink of 435.28 MHz. The CW telemetry beacon is on 145.910 MHz, while 4k9 baud GMSK telemetry will be transmitted on 145.890 MHz.
ARLB024 FCC Formally Adopts Proposals to Remove Amateur 3-GHz Band,
At its December 12 meeting, the FCC formally adopted a Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in WT Docket 19-348 and invited comments
on its plan to remove “existing non-federal secondary radiolocation
and amateur allocations” in the 3.3 – 3.55 GHz band and relocate
incumbent non-federal operations. The FCC said it’s seeking comment
on appropriate “transition mechanisms” to make that happen. ARRL has
indicated that it will file comments in opposition to the proposal.
The amateur 9-centimeter allocation is 3.3 – 3.5 GHz. The NPRM comes
in response to the MOBILE NOW [Making Opportunities for Broadband
Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to
Wireless] Act, approved by the 115th Congress to make available new
spectrum for mobile and fixed wireless broadband use.
The NPRM can be found online in PDF format at,
“By proposing to delete the existing non-federal secondary
allocations from the 3.3 – 3.55 GHz band, we are taking an important
initial step towards satisfying Congress’s directives and making as
much as 250 megahertz of spectrum potentially available for advanced
wireless services, including 5G,” the FCC said in the Introduction
to its NPRM.
Currently, the entire 3.1 – 3.55 GHz band is allocated for both
federal and non-federal radiolocation services, with non-federal
users operating on a secondary basis to federal radiolocation
services, which have a primary allocation, the NPRM explains.
The FCC said it is seeking comment on relocating non-federal
licensees to another band. With respect to amateur operations, the
FCC invited comments on whether sufficient amateur spectrum exists
in other bands that can support the operations currently conducted
at 3.3 – 3.5 GHz. The 3.40 – 3.41 GHz segment is earmarked for
amateur satellite communication. “We seek comment on the extent to
which the band is used for this purpose, whether existing satellites
can operate on other amateur satellite bands, and on an appropriate
timeframe for terminating these operations in this band,” the FCC
said. If non-federal licensees are relocated to 3.1 – 3.3 GHz band,
the FCC proposes that they continue to operate on a secondary basis
to federal operations, consistent with current band allocations.
Some comments began to arrive before the FCC formally adopted the
NPRM, as it points out in a footnote. Kevin Milner, KD0MA, the
secretary/treasurer of the Ski Country Amateur Radio Club in
Colorado, has argued that the club’s equipment cannot be
re-channeled below 3.4 GHz, and the club is seeking relocation
costs. Devin Ulibarri, W7ND, told the FCC that amateur networks in
the current band cannot move easily into other amateur allocations
because there is no readily available commercial equipment to
support the bandwidth, the FCC recounted.
In the event the proposed amendments are adopted, the FCC “seeks
comment on relocation options and on transition and protection
mechanisms for incumbent non-federal operations.”
Also at its December 12 meeting, the FCC considered another NPRM in
WT Docket 19-138 that would “take a fresh and comprehensive look” at
the rules for the 5.9 GHz band and propose, among other things, to
make the lower 45 MHz of the band available for unlicensed
operations and to permit “cellular vehicle-to-everything” (C-V2X)
operations in the upper 20 MHz of the band. The FCC is not proposing
to delete or otherwise amend the amateur allocation, which would
continue as a secondary allocation.
This NPRM can also be found online in PDF format at,
The Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) has offered its
voice in challenging the FCC proposals on the two bands, saying
their adoption would “eliminate our use of the most-effective
resource hams have to build its networks.”
“The AREDN Project is able to leverage low-cost commercial devices
solely because they are designed to operate on adjacent
allocations,” AREDN said on its website. “Moving to other
allocations would be difficult if not impossible without a complete
redesign, manufacture, purchase, and installation of new custom
amateur hardware and software…, raising the price out of reach for
the typical ham.”
Interested parties may file short comments on WT Docket 19-348 via
the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing Service (Express). Visit the FCC
“How to Comment on FCC Proceedings” page for information on filing
extended comments at,
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ARLD002 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
CO3JK, W4GKR, 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.
VIET NAM, 3W. Wolfgang, DL5MAE is QRV as 3W2MAE from Phan Thiet.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
CUBA, CO. Special event station CO0CW is QRV during January to
celebrate the 5th anniversary of Group CW of Cuba. Activity is on
40 and 20 meters. QSL via CO3JK.
ENGLAND, G. John, M0XIG is QRV with special call sign GB200FN until
February 3 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of
Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. QSL direct to
ECUADOR, HC. Jon, EA1VE is QRV as HC2JKT from Puna Island, IOTA
SA-034, until January 30. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using SSB.
QSL to home call.
JAPAN, JA. Members of the JARL Okinawa Branch are QRV with special
event station 8N6SHURI during 2020 while supporting the
reconstruction of Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage building
that burned down on October 2019. QSL via bureau.
BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are
QRV with special call sign LZ1908IK during January to honor the
memory of Bulgarian saints. QSL via bureau.
BRAZIL, PY. A group of operators will be QRV as ZW6C from Tinhare
Island, IOTA SA-080, from January 16 to 19. Activity will be on 40,
20 and 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to PY6TV.
PALAU, T8. Operators JI3DNN, JH3LSS, JA3HJI, JA3IVU, JA3ARJ and
JA3AVO are QRV as T88CZ, T88DK, T88DN, T88ED, T88EF and T88MB,
respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from January 15 to 23.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters. QSL to home calls.
COSTA RICA, TI. Rich, W4GKR will be QRV as TI5/W4GKR beginning
January 14 to February 4. Activity will be holiday style on 160 to
6 meters using mostly digital modes and possibly slow CW. QSL to
NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Janusz, SP9FIH will be QRV as VK9NK from
January 12 to April 12. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.
MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Duane, WV2B is QRV as VP2MDT until January 15.
Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL
direct to home call.
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. David, KM3T is QRV as VP5/KM3T from
Providenciales Island, IOTA NA-002, until January 14. Activity is
holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW and possibly FT8. This
includes being an entry in the North American CW QSO Party. QSL to
INDIA, VU. Members of the West Bengal Radio Club are QRV as 8T2G
from Sagar Island, IOTA AS-153, until January 17 during the annual
pilgrimage of people to the Ganges Delta. QSL via VU2NRO.
SERBIA, YU. Members of the Serbian CW Club are QRV with special
call YT50SCWC during 2020 to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary.
QSL via YU1MM.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Pete, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from Grand
Cayman, IOTA NA-016, from January 11 to 19. Activity will be on the
HF bands. This includes being an entry in the upcoming North
American SSB QSO Party. QSL direct to home call.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The North American CW QSO Party, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, YB DX SSB
Contest, Old New Year Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, UBA
PSK63 Prefix Contest, NRAU-Baltic Contest, DARC 10-Meter Contest,
The IQRP Quarterly Marathon and the RSGB AFS Data Contest are all on
tap for this upcoming weekend.
The Classic CW Exchange runs from January 12 to 15.
The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for January 13.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 15.
Please see January 2020 QST, page 81, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
Reported NLI ARES ACTIVITY:
ARRL Section: New York / Long Island
Month: December 2019
Total number of ARES members: 79
Number of DECs/ECs reporting this month: 1/1
Number of ARES nets active: 21 Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison: 1
Calls of DECs/ECs reporting: / KD2GXL , W2UV and KD2LPM for Skywarn
Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month: 3 Person hours: 94.5
Number of Public Service events this month: 1 Person hours : 50
Number of emergency operations this month: 0 Person hours 11.6
Number of Skywarn operations this month: 10 Person Hours: 22
Total number of ARES operations this month: 18 Total Person Hours: 178.1
Islip ARES reports their Set Drill 12/29
Nassau County Set Drill 12/8, Combined General and Training meeting Dec 12th
NYC District Member audit came to 42 total which matches with ARES Connect
DECEMBER 2019 NLI NTS STATS:
NYPON SESSIONS 31 QNI 173 QTC 78 QSP 73 QTR 371
ESS SESSIONS 31 QNI 362 QTC n/a QSP 45 QTR n/a
NYS/E SESSIONS 31 QNI 148 QTC 56 QSP 50 QTR 292
BA SESSIONS n/a QNI n/a QTC n/a QSP n/a QTR n/a
NLISTN SESSIONS 9 QNI 57 QTC 3 QSP 3 QTR 126
NCVHFTN SESSIONS 30 QNI 159 QTC 26 QSP 26 QTR 363
KD2MDV REC/ 39 SENT / 7 TOTAL / 46
KD2MEN REC/ 3 SENT / 7 TOTAL / 10
K2TV REC / 2 SENT / 7 TOTAL / 9
N2WGF REC/ 3 SENT / 5 TOTAL / 8
KD2MDV ORIG / 0 REC / 43 SENT / 45 DEL / 4 TOTAL / 92
K2TV ORIG / 0 REC / 8 SENT / 21 DEL / 1 TOTAL / 30
N2WGF ORIG / 2 REC / 17 SENT / 5 DEL / 6 TOTAL / 30
W2CTG ORIG / 3 REC / 12 SENT / 7 DEL / 5 TOTAL / 27
KD2LPM ORIG / 3 REC / 11 SENT / 4 DEL / 7 TOTAL / 25
KD2MEN ORIG / 0 REC / 5 SENT / 9 DEL / 1 TOTAL / 15
DECEMBER 2019 – PSHR
|KD2LPM/ 229, N2WGF/ 130, N2RQ/ 124, K2TV/ 105, KD2MDV/ 100,
W2GTC/ 92, KD2GXL/ 84, KD2MEN/ 75.
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 3576 kHz . Alt. 7044 kHz ±
Hit and Bounce Slow Speed Traffic Net (HBSN) 7112 kHz at 7:30 am daily.
Hit and Bounce Net (HBN) 8:30 am daily on 7112 kHz
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
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 Thursday from 15:30 to end of the net (no later than 16:30)
W2ABC – 147.270 MHz (+) 141.3 PL (West Side Manhattan)
A2DCI – 446.325 MHz (-) 127.3 PL (Farmingville, Suffolk)
Here is a link to the NLI Student Traffic Net Website (https://sites.google.com/jrhaleteacher.me/nlistn/home)
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 Ed
Whitman, K2MFY, 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 Yahoo Groups as a central
information and communications site.
You are welcome to sign up to keep informed about upcoming events. If
you would like our group to conduct a hunt in your area that would
include members of your radio club, please let us know. For more
information, contact Larry, WA2SUH at 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 Kevin Corrigan, KC2KC, 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:
ADEC’s: Jose Sanles, N2DDD, email@example.com
Simon Wurster, K2FH, firstname.lastname@example.org
EC ‘s: Jason Vasquez, WF2N, email@example.com
Evan Bauer, KC2YAY, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC : John Wilson, KD2AKX, email@example.com
ADEC’s: Joe Gomez, W2BMP, 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: Ted Debowy, AC2IR, 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:
DEC Nassau County: John Wilson, KD2AKX, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI, email@example.com
Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB, firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Coordinator: Steve Barreres K2CX, email@example.com
Public Information Coordinator : Mel Granick, KS2G, firstname.lastname@example.org
State Government Liaison: George Tranos N2GA, email@example.com
Section Traffic Manager : Jerry Pilate, N2WGF, firstname.lastname@example.org
Skywarn: John Hale, KD2LPM, email@example.com