JULY 2020 NYC-LI Section Newsletter
This is the July 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 August 2020 issue prior to
the end of the first week in August.
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 everyone is doing well…As you know NYC has started Phase 3 and Nassau /Suffolk have started Phase 4. in the COVID recovery plan. Some clubs are able to open with social distancing and masks. Others are still waiting for a go ahead.
For the best Corona information see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Great local information on COVID can be found on the following nets:
The COVID 19 Information Net K2T, is operational on the NY4Z/R, 440.600 MHz + 141.3 PL, after the Big Apple Traffic net approximately 8:00PM. Echolink via KD2TND-L (465324). They get people from all over the country checking in and giving updates. They are always looking for more information. Please stop by……
LIMARC has an COVID informational net every evening at 8PM on their 146.850 MHz repeater….
The Suffolk County Radio Club with Brookhaven National Lab Radio Club also runs their “Health Net” at 7PM on their 145.210 MHz repeater….
Please check in and give the nets your support. A big shout out to all the clubs for keeping the amateur radio community informed……
Many clubs are using Zoom or Skype to stay in touch with their members and conduct necessary business. I have a Zoom account if any club would like to use it. Please contact me for more information. W2KFV@arrl.org ……
VE Exams are pretty much on hold until we get back to normal. During this time the ARRL has been looking into remote testing as well as drive up testing. Some clubs have done field testing on limited basis complete with social distancing, masking and sanitizing. Others have tried remote testing via zoom or other platforms. For specifics on video exam testing, Please contact Maria Somma, AB1FM, ARRL VEC Manager at email@example.com.
Field Day 2020 is over and was interesting to say the least. With the modification for class ID stations to work other 1D station for points and then being able to aggregate those scores with their club made the day more enjoyable. Even with heavy rain I was able to stop by both NLI clubs that held Field Day under the social distancing requirements. Both stations only set up for Saturday. Thank you to both the Nassau Amateur Radio Club and the Suffolk County Amateur Radio Club for their hospitality. I was honored and privileged to present SCRC Scholarship Awards to Alexander DeVita, KD2TZN and Logan DeMeo, KD2TZJ along with President Richie Geraci, KD2NJA. These two young men are very passionate with ham radio and have a very bright future….
Congratulations to newly appointed DEC for NYC Martin Grillo, W1EMR and Town of Brookhaven EC, Vincent Cigna, KC2WPP……
Here is an Interesting perspective on our hobby. Many quotes from well know hams.
(NOTE: This is not my position or the ARRL’s)
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…..
73, Jim Mezey, W2KFV
Section Manager – NYC/ Long Island
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™
SILENT KEYS: ~
The Long Island Mobile Radio Club reports the passing of former member:
Richard Tashner, N2EO…
Please keep him in your thoughts.
Upcoming Special Events:
The first QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Saturday and Sunday, August 8 – 9
See below for more information
NEAR-Fest XXVIII scheduled for October 16th and 17th has been cancelled. However the good news is that NEAR-Fest XXIX is already scheduled for Friday April 30th and Saturday May 1st 2021 and NEAR-Fest XXX for October 12th and 13th 2021.
From the ARRL:
Russian-Ukrainian “Radio War” Remains at a High Level
“The Russian-Ukrainian radio war remained on a high escalation level also in June,” IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator Peter Jost, HB9CET, said. “Almost every day, we heard the massive spiteful and provocative broadcasts. In June, they used more frequencies than before, affecting our bands very hard. It is a great annoyance and a big shame!”
Jost points out that the IARU Monitoring System has little opportunity to stop the on-the-air conflict.
“Only national authorities can hopefully do something against international complaints,” Jost said. “It is very important and very helpful that many other [IARU] member-societies also observe these frequencies and make complaints to their regulators. We have to coordinate this well within IARU and act together. This is the only way we have a certain power.”
In May, Jost reported that the radio war has raged “for years” at 7055 kHz LSB (as well as on 7050 or 7060 kHz).
Jost also reported continued daily transmissions from the Russian over-the-horizon radar known as “Contayner” in the 40- and 20-meter amateur bands and elsewhere. The Chinese “V” has been reported on 20 meters, from 14,246 to 14,256 kHz.
Introducing The ARRL Current
ARRL has a new way to let members know when the digital editions of QST and other publications are available. Distributed via email, The ARRL Current offers a monthly overview of ARRL publications and member benefits. The inaugural edition launched in June.
Subscribe now to receive each issue going forward. Manage your email preferences from your ARRL account (members must first be registered on the ARRL website).
Go to the Edit Email Subscriptions page, select The ARRL Current, and then click Save. The next issue should show up in your in box on Friday, July 10.
ARRL Seeks Awards and Programs Assistant
ARRL has invited applications for the position of Awards and Programs Assistant at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. This is a full-time, non-exempt opening in the Radiosport and Field Services Department. The pay range is from $16.08 to 19.30 per hour.
The Awards and Programs Assistant assists with all Radiosport and Field Services Department activities, with an initial priority on Logbook of The World (LoTW) support. Other duties may involve supporting DXCC and other awards programs, W1AW operations, and contest program and field service support. This individual also may be assigned special projects and would represent ARRL in public forums worldwide.
The successful candidate should have a well-rounded knowledge of amateur radio, an Amateur Extra-class license, and 2 years of operating experience; the ability to quickly understand and explain software functionality, and proficiency in keyboarding and data entry. This individual should have attained DXCC, regularly submit contest logs to sponsors, use LoTW, and be able to resolve issues efficiently.
A bachelor’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, telephone, and listening skills and be proficient in public presentations. Some overnight travel may be required.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume via mail, email, or fax to ARRL, c/o Monique Levesque, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111 (fax 860-594 -0298). For complete position information, visit ARRL Employment Opportunities and scroll down to “Awards and Programs Assistant.”
ARRL is an equal opportunity employer.
Annual KPH “Night of Nights” Has Been Canceled
The Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) and the National Park Service have announced that the annual KPH Night of Nights has been canceled due to COVID-19 precautions. This would have been the 21st such event, which commemorates what is believed to be the last commercial Morse transmission in the US.
While KPH, KFS, and K6KPH will not be on the air for Night of Nights XXI, MRHS members will be active from home. Members will use their own call signs on the usual K6KPH frequencies of 3550, 7050, and 14,050 kHz starting at 0001 UTC on July 13 (the evening of July 12 in North American time zones) and will send the Night of Nights opening message traditionally transmitted via KPH. They will then stand by for calls or will call “CQ NON” or “CQ Night of Nights.” Listen for WB6OVV, N6BBF, WB6UZX, AA6IF, N6AD, W6AWO, W6DHM, and possibly others.
|Not a speaker? Please share this invitation with your favorite ham radio presenters!|
|Call for Speakers: ARRL Learning Network|
|Presentations should be short; 30 minutes plus a 15 minute Q&A. Presenters will use live video to share their knowledge, advice, smiling faces, PowerPoint slides, screen-sharing, or other demonstration items. If you’ve given a forum, you already know what to do! Presentations will also be recorded, so members can view these any time afterwards.|
|Selected presenters will be contacted and invited to schedule their webinar from a list of upcoming available date/time slots. An ARRL staff member will help coordinate the details with you, so you’ll be ready for your presentation day!|
|Thank you. Together we’re advancing the art, science, and enjoyment of amateur radio!
Maritime Mobile Service Network Comes to the Aid of Vessel in Distress
The Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz came to the assistance of a sailing vessel on June 25. MMSN control operator Steven Carpenter, K9UA, took a call on 20 meters from Ian Cummings, KB4SG, the skipper of the Mystic Lady, then some 40 miles east of Florida. Cummings reported that his engine had failed as he was attempting to return to his home port of Stuart, Florida. He not only had insufficient wind, but a strong current was carrying the vessel out to sea.
Cummings had been unable to reach any station via his VHF marine radio, since he was too far from the coast. Assisting in the call was Robert Wynhoff, K5HUT, also an MMSN net control operator. Cummings said his vessel, with one passenger on board, was drifting northwest toward the South Carolina coast.
“A major concern was that the vessel was heading directly towards a lee shore,” the MMSN reported. “Lee shores are shallow, dangerous areas which are a hazard to watercraft. Vessels could be pushed into the shallow area by the wind, possibly running aground and breaking up.”
Carpenter contacted Cummings’ family, who had already called the Sea Tow marine towing service. Sea Tow advised Carpenter to tell the captain to head closer to shore by sailing west, if possible. Carpenter told Cummings that if he was unable to get nearer to shore, he would notify the US Coast Guard, which was already monitoring the situation.
As the MMSN reported, “The Mystic Lady was able to make some headway, but it was very slow. Members of the MMSN made additional calls via landline to the captain’s family as to the ongoing status of those on board. The family was concerned but relieved that communication was established and that all were well.”
Several hours later, the captain advised that the wind had picked up, allowing him to head close enough to shore for Sea Tow to reach the vessel and take it back to port.
The Pacific Seafarers’ Net, which monitors 14.300 MHz from the West Coast after the MMSN secures at 0200 UTC, kept in touch with the Mystic Lady into the night while it was under tow.
The tired, grateful captain later messaged the net, “A million thanks to everyone last night who helped rescue us on 14.300. Everyone chipped in as we drifted north in the Gulf Stream 60 miles headed to a lee shore. The MMSN net control and several others stayed with us for hours, phoned people, and were immensely helpful. The situation on board was dangerous. We are now safely under tow home. You folks are amazing!”
In operation since 1968, the MMSN monitors 14.300 MHz 70 hours a week to assist vessels and others in need of assistance. — Thanks to MMSN Net Manager Jeff Savasta, KB4JKL
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Announces Full Lineup of Speakers
The first QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Saturday and Sunday, August 8 – 9, has confirmed what it’s calling “a packed lineup of over 70 great speakers” for the ARRL-sanctioned event. Attendance is free and registration is open.
Presentations will cover a range of topics, with two tracks focused on providing hands-on, practical advice for those just getting started in amateur radio. Steve Johnston, WD8DAS, will demonstrate basic soldering techniques for repairing equipment and building projects. Marcel Stieber, AI6MS, will offer an overview of common battery types, discussing the pros and cons of each — including battery chemistry, common uses and misuses, and everyday application tips.
For experienced operators, topics will cover new techniques, equipment upgrading, 3D printing, and more. Glenn Johnson, WØGJ, will attempt to answer the question, “Is 3 dB Worth a Divorce?” and cover a wide range of antenna topics. Jim Veatch, WA2EUJ, will explain how to build a QRP radio. In his presentation, “The Slot Antenna — Undiscovered Country for Most Hams,” John Portune, W6NBC, will demonstrate how a satellite TV dish can be “slotted” to make an effective outdoor 2-meter or UHF antenna for use in antenna-restricted neighborhoods.
Prominent youth educator Carole Perry, WB2MGP, will moderate a lineup featuring amateur radio’s future leaders. Audrey McElroy, KM4BUN, will speak on, “Getting Girls Involved in STEM, Specifically Amateur Radio!” while hot-air ballooning will be the focus of a talk by Jack McElroy, KM4ZIA, “Highly Flying Kids with HAB.”
QSO Today’s Eric Guth, 4Z1UG, says that one challenge to any ham radio convention, whether in person or virtual, is keeping the content of presentations from becoming overly complicated and overwhelming. “For our inaugural virtual Expo, we’ve made sure that there are great speakers for both beginners and experienced hams,” Guth said. “We’ve asked all of our speakers to be laser focused on their topics while providing hands-on, practical advice.” Each presentation will wrap up with a live question-and-answer session.
For more information or to register, visit the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo website. Attendance is free, and there are early bird prize incentives for registering by July 24.
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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DL0SOP will
be QRV from July 1 to 31 to commemorate the 62nd edition of the Sea
Of Peace Award. QSL direct to DL4SVA.
BALEARIC ISLANDS, EA6. Andy, DK5ON will be QRV as EA6/DK5ON from
Mallorca Island, IOTA EU-004, from July 1 to 11. Activity will be
holiday style on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, FT8 and
FT4 using QRP power, with some possible EAFF and SOTA/GMA activities
as well. QSL to home call.
UK Various. Members of the Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society will
be QRV with special event call GB100RS from June 28 to the end of
October to mark the society’s 100th anniversary. QSL via bureau.
WALES, GW. Members of the North Wales Amateur Radio Group are QRV
with special event call GB0WMZ until July 17 to support the work of
the Welsh Mountain Zoo. QSL via MW0JWP.
SVALBARD, JW. Peter, LA7QIA will be QRV as JW7QIA from Spitsbergen,
IOTA EU-026, from June 27 to July 4. Activity will be on 4 and 6
meters. QSL to home call.
DENMARK, OZ. Carsten, OZ4CG will be QRV as OZ4SOP from Bornholm
Island, IOTA EU-030, from July 1 to 31 for the Sea Of Peace Award.
Activity will be on the HF bands using only CW. QSL via LoTW.
ANTARCTICA. Alexander, RX3ABI is QRV as RI1ANM from the Mirny
Antarctica Base Station, IOTA AN-016, and is here until early 2021.
Activity is limited to his spare time on various HF bands, most
likely on 40 and 20 meters using FT8 between 0200 to 1530z.
INDIA, VU. Operator VU2TUO is QRV with special call AT2ARA until
September 23 during the COVID-19 pandemic. QSL via operator’s
INDONESIA, YB. Special event station 8A343CJR is active to draw
attention to the 343rd anniversary of the Cianjur District on Java.
VANUATU, YJ. Operators Colin, YJ8CW, Estelle, YJ8ED and Rod, YJ8RN
will be QRV as YJ40IND from July 1 to 30 to celebrate the 40th
anniversary of the Independence of Vanuatu. Activity will be mainly
on 40, 20 and 15 meters using CW, SSB and FT8, mostly during their
weekends. QSL via operators’ instructions.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. ARRL Field Day, QRP 20-Meter CW Fox
Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, RSGB Hope RTTY QSO Party,
UFT CW QRP Contest, Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest, His Majesty King of
Spain SSB Contest, RTTYOPS Weekend Sprint and the 10-10
International Spirit of 76 QSO Party will certainly keep contesters
busy this upcoming weekend.
The QCX CW Challenge is scheduled for June 29.
The Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and RTTYOPS Weeksprint are
scheduled for June 30.
The RAC Canada Day Contest, VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, CWops
Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for July 1.
Please see June 2020 QST, page 69, July 2020 QST, page 69, and the
ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.
Reported NLI ARES ACTIVITY:
ARRL Section: New York / Long Island
Month: June 2020
Total number of ARES members: 78
Number of DECs/ECs reporting this month: 4
Number of ARES nets active: 27 Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison: 3
Calls of DECs/ECs reporting: KD2GXL, K2FH, N2UJG and KD2LPM for Skywarn
Number of exercises and training sessions this month: 11 Person hours: 144
Number of Public Service events this month: 0 Person hours : 0
Number of emergency operations this month: 0 Person hours 0
Number of Skywarn operations this month: 26 Person Hours: 98.8
Total number of ARES operations this month: 37 Total Person Hours: 242.8
Nassau County reported training meeting conducted online June 11 and 25th.
SET Drill part 2 June 7th . .
JUNE 2020 NLI NTS STATS:
NYPON SESSIONS 0 QNI 0 QTC 0 QSP 0 QTR 0
ESS SESSIONS 30 QNI 378 QTC n/a QSP 55 QTR n/a
NYS/E SESSIONS 30 QNI 148 QTC 102 QSP 89 QTR 335
BA SESSIONS 30 QNI 579 QTC 28 QSP 28 QTR 795
NLISTN SESSIONS 9 QNI 66 QTC 4 QSP 4 QTR 145
NCVHFTN SESSIONS 29 QNI 165 QTC 62 QSP 62 QTR 436
K2TV REC/ 6 SENT/ 24 TOTAL / 30
N2WGF REC/ 5 SENT / 16 TOTAL / 21
KD2MEN REC/ 1 SENT / 8 TOTAL / 9
K2TV ORIG / 12 REC / 18 SENT / 46 DEL / 0 TOTAL / 76
N2WGF ORIG / 0 REC / 18 SENT / 18 DEL / 0 TOTAL / 36
W2CTG ORIG / 4 REC / 14 SENT / 9 DEL / 9 TOTAL / 36
KD2MEN ORIG / 0 REC / 4 SENT / 9 DEL / 0 TOTAL / 13
KD2LPM ORIG / 0 REC / 4 SENT / 4 DEL / 3 TOTAL / 11
JUNE 2020 – PSHR
|KD2LPM/ 291, N2WGF/ 156, K2TV/ 110, KD2GXL/ 102, W2GTC/ 102, KD2GRS/ 75, K2KNB/ 70.|
Gerard Pilate STM NLI/NYC
” You can’t change, what you can’t measure”
NYS/M*/ 10am local time daily /*NYS/E*/ 7pm local time daily /*NYS/L*/
10pm local time daily –
As of now the frequency for all things NTS in NY is 3576. The alternate
freq. is usually 7042 kHz Â± but 80 is starting to go long again, so if
you can get on top band, the alternate of 1807 kHz.
INDEPENDENT CW NETS which maintain close association with the NTS.
Empire Slow Speed Net (ESS) 6pm daily on 3566 kHz . Alt. 7044 kHz ±
Hit and Bounce Slow Speed Traffic Net (HBSN) 7112 kHz at 7:30 am daily.
Hit and Bounce Net (HBN) 8:30 am daily on 7112 kHz
NTS SECTION LEVEL HF/phone nets:
New York Public Operations Net (NYPON) 5pm daily on 3925 kHz ± QRM,
alternate freq. 3913 kHz
The NTS local nets are:
Big Apple Traffic Net
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 Mike Croce, N2PPI, President at firstname.lastname@example.org
New York City Repeater Association (NYCRA)
Meets the second Thursday of the month (except for July and August)
Meetings are held at the South Beach Psych Center, 777 Seaview Ave.
Off Father Cappodano Blvd., in Building 10. The meeting will start
promptly at 8 pm.
Staten Island ARES meets at the same location starting at 7pm.
Talk in frequency is 447.375 minus shift pl. 141.3
All are welcome, members and non-members.
Peconic Amateur Radio Club (PARC)
PARC’s regular meeting night is the first Friday of each month at
6:30 PM. Meetings are held at the Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road
in Mattituck. PARC also sponsors quarterly VE testing sessions, on the
fourth Friday of the months of January, April, July and October. Jay
Buscemi, NY2NY, is the clubs Awards Manager and is able to check
cards for the ARRL VUCC and WAS awards.
See the PARC website at www.peconic-arc.net for all our current club
activities and contact information.
Radio Central Amateur Radio Club
RCAC meets the last Wednesday
of most months from 6:30-9PM at the Middle Country Public Library;
101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach, NY 11720
Each month, meeting details are on our web site: http://www.rcarc.org
Radio Club of Junior High School 22 NYC
PO Box 1052
New York NY 10002
Telephone 516-674-4072 Mobile/Text 516-658-6947
*** Meet us on THE CLASSROOM NET, 7.238 MHz, 7:00-8:30 am, Monday thru Friday.
Staten Island Amateur Radio Association (SIARA)
President Neal “Rich” Balas, W2RB
We have our regularly scheduled meeting the third Friday of every
month. Time: 8 PM. We also have a registered ARRL VEC test session at
Walk-ins are OK but please call and let us know you’re planning on
IMPORTANT, if you’re taking your first Amateur radio exam you will
need two forms of identification, at least one with a picture, $15 cash
(no checks or credit cards will be excepted). If you are upgrading your
license you will need your ORIGINAL license and a COPY of your license
(you also need two forms of ID, one with a picture and $15 cash).
The Address is:
Eger Nursing Home
140 Meisner Ave
Staten Island, NY
ALL LICENSE CANDIDATES are welcome.
Anyone needing additional information can contact Mike Siegel W2RT at
917-412-1580 or W2RT@arrl.net
Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)
Monthly meeting is the third Tuesday of the month at 8 PM ,
Grace Lutheran Church 240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, NY. 11951…
Contact Richie Geraci, KD2NJA, at email@example.com
Or go to their NEW website, http://www.suffolkcountyradioclub.net
The Suffolk County Radio Club holds weekly nets on the W2DQ repeater.All are welcome to check-in. The repeater is located in Yaphank, NY on 145.210 MHz / negative ( – ) 600 kHz shift / PL 136.5
SCRC Information & Rag chew Net
Round table discussions, Club news and information, technical topics and for sale items. Wednesday 8:00 PM
Wantagh Amateur Radio Club
Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 PM at the
Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793. Entrance to
the meeting room is at the rear of the library, adjacent to the
parking-lot. For more information, see the club’s website at
http://www.qsl.net/w2va or contact Frank Porcaro, N2RSO, President, via
e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club
The Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club is dedicated to serving the
amateur radio community and the general public on Long Island, New
York. The club operates under the vanity call sign of W2SBL. Meets
second Tuesday of each month at Motorola’s Holtsville campus, Exit 62
(I-495) An ARRL affiliated club with membership open to all Motorolans
and Associate membership open to all. Email:
W2SBL@motorolasolutions.com for more details
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
SEC: Joe Cutrone, K2OL, email@example.com
ASEC: Russ Logar, KC2LSB, firstname.lastname@example.org
New York City:
DEC: Martin Grillo, W1EMR, email@example.com
EC Queens: L. Sugai, N2UJG, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC : John Wilson, KD2AKX, email@example.com
ADEC’s: Robert Jagde, KD2GRS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL, email@example.com
Nassau County ARES meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the American Red Cross 195 Willis Ave. Mineola , NY
For more information about local ARES groups, contact the
following Emergency Coordinators:
Town of Hempstead: Bob Yenis, KC2ILP, firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of North Hempstead: Robert Jagde, KD2GRS, email@example.com
Town of Oyster Bay: Ceil Gomez, W2CTG, firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR, email@example.com
City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC , firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC: Bill Scheibel, N2NFI email@example.com
Town of Smithtown: Rich Johnston, KC2TON, firstname.lastname@example.org
Smithtown meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Smithtown EOC – 7:30PM.
We also hold weekly Nets on Monday’s at 7:30 pm, (W2LRC/145.43, PL 136.5 Larkfield Repeater)
Town of Brookhaven: Vincent Cigna, KC2WPP, email@example.com
2nd Monday of the month at the Middle Country Library,
101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY at 7:30 pm
Town of Riverhead: Steve Casko, W2SFC, firstname.lastname@example.org Monthly meeting TBD
Town of Southampton: Vacant
Town of Southold: Don Fisher, N2QHV, email@example.com
ARES announcements and business conducted during the Peconic ARC
1st Friday of the month at 6:30 pm. Mattituck Public Library on the Main Road
(route 25) in Mattituck.
Town of East Hampton: Eddie Schnell,WZ2Y, firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Town of Shelter Island: Vacant
Town of Islip: Phil Jacobs, W2UV, email@example.com
Other Stuff :
John Reiser, W2GW is the section DXCC card checker and is available for
field checking of QSL cards for your DXCC Award. John is available by
appointment at his home in West Hempstead for card checking, and at all
LIDXA meetings. If some lives far from him, John is willing to meet them
half way at a diner or someplace. Contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Broges, WC2C and Tom Carrubba, KA2D are also DXCC card checkers. Aaron and Tom are also members of the LIDXA and is usually available for DXCC QSL checking at the monthly LIDXA meetings (along with W2GW).
Approved DXCC card checkers can also check cards for WAS and VUCC
awards as well.
NLI DX Spotting Clusters:
AA2MF Staten Island-NY, dxc.aa2mf.net
K2LS Greensboro- NC. dxc.k2ls.com
K2LS is still a popular spot for many NLI DXers.
ARRL Additional :
Finding ham radio classes a mouse click away! A new user-friendly
feature on the ARRL Web site-the ARRL Amateur Licensing Class Search
Page-lets prospective hams search for a licensing class in their area.
It also allows ARRL registered instructors to list their classes on the
Web. Visitors can search for classes by ZIP code, ARRL Section or
ARES E-Letter, sign up now!
The ARES E-Letter is an e-mail digest of news and information of
interest to active members of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service
(ARES) and to hams concerned with public service and emergency
communications. ARRL members may subscribe to The ARES E-Letter by
going to the Member Data Page at:
Check the box for ARES E-Letter (monthly public service and
emergency communications news) and you’re all set. Past issues of
The ARES E-Letter are available at: http://www.arrl.org/ares-el/ Issues
are posted to this page after publication.
MetroCor is coordinating body for the New York metro area. MetroCor is
the established coordinating body for the New York Metro area,
inclusive of New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and the
majority of Northern New Jersey. You must apply for coordination
through MetroCor if you wish to establish a new system on Amateur Radio
Spectrum above 29.5 MHz. These and any other matters related to repeater
systems coordination are welcomed by MetroCor. They invite you to
visit their website at: http://www.metrocor.net. You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at email@example.com.
The Section Website contains LOTS of great information on section
happenings, VE session, Education, Clubs, section staff, and much
Please continue to help make this newsletter even more interesting and
informative by sending me news about YOUR club and events.
NLI Staff :
SEC Joe Cutrone, K2OL, firstname.lastname@example.org
ASEC Russ Logar, KC2LSB, email@example.com
DEC New York City: Martin Grillo, W1EMR, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC Nassau County: John Wilson, KD2AKX, email@example.com
DEC Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI, firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB, email@example.com
Technical Coordinator: Steve Barreres K2CX, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Information Coordinator : Mel Granick, KS2G, email@example.com
State Government Liaison: George Tranos N2GA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Traffic Manager : Jerry Pilate, N2WGF, email@example.com
Skywarn: John Hale, KD2LPM, firstname.lastname@example.org