JULY 2021 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the July 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 August 2021 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
at:   http://nli.arrl.org


* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager

* Upcoming Special Events:

* Hamfests:

* VE Sessions

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info



Hello Everyone …..

Field Day was great. this year Field Day was almost back to normal here on NLI. I made my rounds with SEC Russ Logar, KC2LSB and we saw a lot of happy hams out there glad to be back operating from their sites. Yes, some were scaled down because of some rules of the sites they were operating at but all in all they were having fun.

You all should know that we are in Hurricane season and we should check our go bags and our family plans in case evacuation is needed. Review your basic survival kit. As hams we should always have at least an HT, programmed and extra batteries in our go bag. Review the following for some good information. https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

You may also find the following useful:

National Hurricane Center     https://w4ehw.fiu.edu/

The Hurricane Watch Net      https://www.hwn.org/about-us/who-we-are.html

VoIP Hurricane Net                http://voipwx.net/


At this time I want to spotlight a ham who unfortunately will be moving away for family reasons. He has been a pillar in the amateur radio community, a good elmer, a excellent traffic handler and a good friend. Bob Myers, K2TV.  Bob has been an officer and/or committee member for many years at the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club. He has been a superb traffic handler for many years and hold the position of Assistant Section Manager for Digital Communications since 2013. Bob will be sorely missed as he is off to the Carolinas. Hopefully he will be able to get a wire in the air and continue to enjoy our hobby. We wish him well. GSBARC is holding a luncheon in his honor on July 25th . Contact John Melfi W2HCB before July 18th if interested in attending. Email John at radiorights@gmail.com


Remember, webinars and training are available at the ARRL Learning Network http://www.arrl.org/arrl-learning-network and through RATPAC Presentations:  http://tiny.cc/ratpac-list

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…..

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

C:  516-315-8608

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Upcoming Special Events:



The Suffolk County Marathon is on
The date October 24th
This years race will start right in  Babylon village
we will need operators on the village route the west islip route just east of the causeway
the route leaves from Babylon village the over the bridges
down ocean parkway then back over the bridges.

If you can help , please contact John Melfi , W2HCB at radiorights@gmail.com





Sussex County ARC – July 18, 2021

Location: Sussex County Fair Grounds

37 Plains Road

Augusta, NJ 07822

Website: http://scarcnj.org


                   QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo (online) | Aug 14-15, 2021


For more info :   https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/



HamXposition September 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2021 at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough, MA  https://hamxposition.org/welcome-to-hamxposition


LIMARC November 14th, Levittown Hall, Hicksville






Upcoming VE Sessions: 


 (Note if you have a VE Session you want to list, please send it to w2kfv@arrl.org)


Columbia University ARC  (Remote):


Limited spots, info at website



Suffolk County Radio Club:


VE Sessions are usually scheduled at the United Church of Christ 335, Horseblock Road, Farmingville, NY 11738. Tests begin at 7pm. Bob N2OCH is the main point of contact. There is a limit of 20 people in the testing room at a time and we expect a crowd so please coordinate with us if you wish to attend!    Contact: bobn2och@gmail.com  for next test date.

Suffolk VHF/UHF Association:



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



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

2021 Schedule

July 10th- 9 AM
September 11th- 9 AM
November 13th-  9 AM

Session begins promptly at 9am (unless otherwise indicated)

There will also be VE Sessions at the LIMARC indoor hamfest, also held at Levittown Hall.

For further information Contact:  VE@limarc.org


From the ARRL:

Youth on the Air Campers Activating W8Y, ARISS Contact Set for July 14


The first Youth on the Air (YOTA) camp for young radio amateurs in North, Central, and South America is now under way in West Chester, Ohio. Among other activities, campers are operating special event station W8Y from both the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township and from the camp hotel. The camp will run until Friday, July 16.

The approximately two dozen campers will enjoy an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with ISS crew member Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI, on Wednesday.

“This ARISS contact is intended to inspire these young hams to learn more about communication using amateur satellites and making ARISS radio contacts,” ARISS said this week in announcing the contact date.

ARISS team member John Sygo, ZS6JON, in Paardekraal, South Africa, will serve as the telebridge relay station. The ARISS contact is set for July 14 at 11:03 AM EDT (1503 UTC). The contact will be livestreamed.

“We are very excited to finally bring this program to the Americas,” Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, told ARRL. “Our young people are bringing an incredible lineup of hands-on sessions for their peers. We hope this pilot gives us the information we need to replicate this camp over multiple locations for years to come. We also hope this brings a more robust community of young hams into amateur radio.”

The long-awaited summer camp for up to 30 hams aged 15 through 25 was set for last June but had to be rescheduled until this summer because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns. The camp for young hams in the Americas took its cue from the summer Youngsters on the Air camps held for the past few years in various IARU Region 1 countries.

The Region 2 camp is aimed at helping participants to take their ham radio experience to the next level by exposing them to a variety of activities and providing the opportunity to meet other young hams. Activities include kit building, antenna building, transmitter hunting and direction finding, digital modes, and a high-altitude balloon launch. Amateur satellite operation is one of the workshops provided. Others include effective radio communication, local ham radio history, and using amateur radio during emergencies.

W8Y will be on the air as campers complete projects, between sessions, and during free time. Dedicated operating times on HF will include Tuesday, July 13, 1800 – 2130 UTC. Dedicated satellite station operating times will be Thursday, July 15, 1400 – 1700 UTC, and Friday, July 16, 1500 – 1700 UTC.

The camp’s opening observance on Sunday featured keynote speaker Tim Duffy, K3LR, who told the campers, “Amateur radio is the best hobby in the world!”

An hour-long closing ceremony on Friday, July 16, will get under way at 1700 UTC. The YouTube channel will also feature a daily video highlighting the activities of the previous day.

ARRL and The Yasme Foundation donated project kits for the campers. XTronics provided temperature-controlled soldering stations. The brochure on the Youth on the Air website includes more details about the camp. — Thanks to ARISS for some information



Young Caribbean Nation Formalizing Amateur Radio Guidelines and Standards


With a population just north of 71,000, the Caribbean island country of Dominica (J7) boasts a modest but active ham radio population. Given Dominica’s vulnerability to hurricanes, the ham radio emphasis often focuses on emergency communication support. In 2017, after Hurricane Maria hit the tiny island, ham radio filled a huge telecommunications gap. Now the country’s telecommunications regulator is asking hams to help formulate new amateur radio guidelines and standards. Dominica’s National Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (NTRC) collected comments until July 12 from radio amateurs participating in a “consultation” (what the US FCC would call a “proceeding”) that could lead to a formal and better-documented set of rules and regulations.

“There is limited guidance for those who seek to utilize the telecommunications media for their own personal use, enjoyment, and fulfilment as hobby, as in the case of amateur radio,” the NTRC said in the consultation document. “Generally, [amateur radio] is self-regulating, and so the involvement of the telecommunications regulator is minimized. Though the amateur radio clubs generally do their best to provide some level of guidance and support to existing and prospective operators, there is great need for a formal and comprehensive set of guidelines and standards for the operation of Amateur Radio Services in Dominica.”

Resources used in developing the draft proposals included ARRL, the FCC’s Part 97 amateur radio rules, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

“A primary source for this document was the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 47, Part 97), due to its comprehensiveness and its informal adoption in certain parts by the local amateur radio fraternity,” the NTRC said. Specific ARRL resources included The ARRL FCC Rule BookThe ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs, and The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications. The regulators also looked at Canada’s and Australia’s amateur radio rules. The proposals would provide for three license classes — Novice, General, and Advanced — as well as the licensing procedures for each.


June 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Activity Report Released


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

  • The FCC was requested to review a vanity call sign application filed by a Georgia licensee because of an apparently false answer to the question regarding a felony conviction.
  • A licensee in Massachusetts received an Advisory Noticeconcerning obscenity and harassment on 160 Meters. The FCC will hold for review any renewal application filed by this licensee.
  • A General Class licensee in San Antonio, Texas, received an Advisory Noticefor operation in the Extra Class portion of the 20-meter band.
  • Licensees in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia received Advisory Noticesconcerning failure to identify and other possible violations as part of a general audit of complaints about licensee conduct on 1.938, 3.860, 3.895, and 3.927 MHz.

In May, Volunteer Monitors logged 1,514 hours on HF frequencies and 2,072 hours on VHF frequencies and above.

The Volunteer Monitor coordinator had one meeting with the FCC, and two cases were referred to the FCC for further action. One case involves a taxi company in Alaska operating on 2 meters. — Thanks to Volunteer Monitor Program Coordinator Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH





First X-Class Major Solar Flare of Solar Cycle 25 Blacks Out HF on July 3


A lot of radio amateurs may have been wondering, “Where did the bands go?” as the first X-class solar flare in 4 years blacked out HF propagation for a time on July 3.

“Many American radio amateurs reported sudden HF propagation blackouts on Saturday morning, July 3, when solar active region 12838 produced an X1.5 major solar flare that reached maximum intensity at 1429 UTC, the first X-class solar flare of Solar Cycle 25 and the first since 2017,” Frank Donovan, W3LPL, said. “HF propagation blackouts are caused when x-ray and extreme ultraviolet radiation from X-class solar flares strongly ionizes the absorbing D-region in the Earth’s sun-facing dense lower ionosphere,” he explained.

In this instance, it caused what NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) calls an R3-level or “strong” radio blackout (on a scale of R1 – R5). An R3 incident can cause a “wide-area blackout of HF radio communication [and] loss of radio contact for about an hour on sunlit side of Earth. Low-frequency navigation signals degraded for about an hour.”

Donovan said that X-class major solar flares are necessary consequences of steadily increasing Solar Cycle 25 activity. “95% of all X-class solar flares occur when the solar flux index is 90 or greater. The remaining 5% can occur any time during the solar cycle,” he points out. “X1-class major solar flares typically degrade HF propagation for only an hour or two at mid and high latitudes, only on Earth’s sunlit side.”

X-class major flares are measured on an open-ended scale. The strongest one ever recorded was an X28 flare in 2003, hundreds of times more powerful than the July 3 X1.5 solar flare. X10-class and stronger solar flares typically have effects that last for most of a day and affect the entire sunlit side of the Earth. Fortunately, X10-class solar flares occur only about once every 20 years or more.

“Much more severe and long-lasting HF propagation degradations are often caused by the coronal mass ejections (CMEs) often associated with — but not caused by — major solar flares,” Donovan explained. “HF propagation degradation caused by CMEs typically begins about 2 days after the effects of the associated solar flare, the duration of the delay depending on interactions between the CME and the solar wind.”

The CME associated with the July 3 X1.5 solar flare is likely to have little to no effect on HF propagation going forward, because the active region was very close to the western edge of the visible solar disk when the CME erupted. Region 12838 rotated off the visible disk on Sunday, July 4.

Solar flares have no significant effect on VHF ionospheric propagation but can degrade satellite communications passing through the ionosphere. More frequent, less powerful M-class medium solar flares produce short-duration degradation at high latitudes. Very frequent, much weaker A-, B-, and C-class solar flares do not degrade HF propagation. — Thanks to Frank Donovan, W3LPL


MIR-SAT1 CubeSat Expected to Deploy from the ISS on June 22


MIR-SAT1 (Mauritius Imagery and Radiotelecommunication Satellite 1),

the first amateur radio CubeSat from the Indian Ocean island nation

of Mauritius, is expected to be deployed from the International

Space Station (ISS) on June 22.


MIR-SAT1 will carry an amateur radio V/U digipeater (a downlink of

436.925 MHz has been coordinated). MIR-SAT1 will collect images of

the Republic of Mauritius and its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

using an onboard camera.


The 1U nanosatellite was designed by a team of Mauritian engineers

and radio amateurs and built by the Mauritius Research and

Innovation Council (MRIC). MIR-SAT1 will be available to the amateur

community when the satellite is not in use for other purposes.




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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

to all.


FRANCE, F.  Michel, F8GGZ operates as TM108TDF around the Tour de

France.  See qrz.com for an operating schedule.  He is QRV on 80 to

20 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via F8GGZ (B).


JAPAN, JA.  The Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) takes part in the

IARU Contest from several regions using the call signs 8N2HQ, 8N3HQ,

8N6HQ, 8N8HQ and 8N9HQ.  QSL via bureau.


BRAZIL, PY.  Brazil’s Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Radio Emissao

(LABRE) will be joining the IARU Contest as PX2HQ.  QSL via PY2KP.


RUSSIA, RA.  Special event call sign R100KOMI celebrates the 100th

anniversary of the Komi Republic until the end of September.  QSL

via ClubLog OQRS and R1II.


ARUBA, P4.  John, W2GD is active as P44W until July 13.  He will

operate mainly CW and will participate in the IARU HF World

Championship.  QSL via LoTW, or direct to N2MM.


POLAND, SP.  Special event station SN88LOT commemorates the

transatlantic flight of the Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and

Stasys Girenas 88 years ago.  After crossing the Atlantic, their

flight ended in a crash near the village of Pszczelnik.  QSL via

SP1PMY (d/B).


GUATEMALA, TG.  Steve, K4IM is in Guatemala City until August 15 and

plans to use his TG9AWS call.  He operates CW, SSB and digital modes

on 40 through 6 meters.  QSL via W3HNK or direct to K4IM.


ALASKA, KL7.  Members of the North Pole Contest Group will be QRV as

W1AW/KL7 until July 13.  Activity will be on all bands and modes

with four stations active.  This includes being a HQ Station entry

in the upcoming IARU HF World Championship.  QSL via W1AW.


BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, E7.  E7HQ will be active in the IARU HF

World Championship as the Amateur Radio Association in Bosnia and

Herzegovina (ARABH) headquarters multiplier station.  QSL via LoTW

and E70ARA.



and LA8OM plans to be QRV from Prins Karls Forland (EU-063), from

July 21 to 26.  QSL via M0OXO’s OQRS and LoTW.


INDONESIA, YB.  7A2HQ will be the ORARI HQ station in the IARU HF

World Championship this weekend.  Look for them on CW and SSB on all

six contest bands.  QSL via LoTW.


SPAIN, EA.  ON6ZK will be QRV holiday style as EA7/ON6ZK from San

Juan de Los Terreros from July 15 to 23.  QSL via ON6ZK either

direct or via the bureau.


LUXEMBOURG, LX.  In an effort to promote portable activities in 2021

the Luxembourg Amateur Radio Union (LARU) will activate special call

LX21P during the month of August.  QSL preferably via the bureau.


NEW ZEALAND, ZL.  Jacky, ZL3CW will be operating SOAB CW HP in the

IARU HF World Championship using his special event call sign ZL25NZ.


CHINA, B.  The Chinese college student operator team of BD0DHQ,

BI4MPY, BH5HYB, BG5GDP and BI6LQC are heading to Shengshan Island

for an August 3 to 5 operation.  The BI4MPY/5 team will be active on

40, 20, 17, 15 and 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.


ISRAEL, 4X.  Team 4X100AI will participate in the IOTA Contest on

July 24 and 25 from the Achziv Islands (AS-100).  Outside the

contest they will be QRV on FT8 and the QO-100 satellite.  QSL via

LoTW, or direct to 4X6ZM.


REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  DS3BBC and others will be active as D70EXPO

from Pukkyongnyolbi Island (AS-080) on from July 22 to 25.  They

will be QRV on 80 to 6 meters, and will participate in the IOTA

Contest.  QSL via LoTW, or via DS3BBC.


CAPE VERDE, D4.  Paco, EA7KNT will be operating D4SAL from Sal

Island from August 23 to September 5.



Slow Speed Test, SKCC Weekend Sprintathon and QRP ARCI Summer

Homebrew Sprint are on tap for this weekend.  The 4 States QRP Group

Second Sunday Sprint is on July 12.



ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  June 2021

Total number of ARES members: 50

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   4

Number of ARES nets active: 16 Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  4

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

Number of exercises and training sessions this month: 5   Person hours:  65

Number of Public Service events this month:   1         Person hours :  148

Number of emergency operations this month:    0        Person hours     0

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      6      Person Hours: 12.3


Total number of ARES operations this month:   12   Total Person Hours: 225.3


Section Manger W2KFV and Section Emergency Coordinator KC2LSB toured a number of Field Day sites throughout the section on Field Day weekend.




JUNE  2021  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          



ESS                    SESSIONS 30   QNI  311  QTC  n/a    QSP 49   QTR  n/a

NYS/E               SESSIONS  30   QNI 137   QTC  117  QSP 114   QTR  342

BA                     SESSIONS  30  QNI  438   QTC  1     QSP 1     QTR  482

NLISTN            SESSIONS  8    QNI  61    QTC  6      QSP  6     QTR  145         8 schools

NCVHFTN        SESSIONS  30   QNI  151  QTC  23   QSP  23   QTR  369   151 23 23 369





KD2MDV   REC/ 28  SENT/ 9    TOTAL / 37

KD2MEN    REC/ 0   SENT/ 6       TOTAL/ 6

N2WGF      REC/ 1   SENT / 1   TOTAL / 2



N2WGF      ORIG / 0  REC / 15  SENT / 4  DEL / 6   TOTAL /  25

KD2LPM    ORIG / 0  REC / 8  SENT / 5  DEL / 3    TOTAL / 16

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0  REC / 4   SENT / 6  DEL / 0    TOTAL /  10


JUNE  2021 – PSHR


 KD2LPM/ 326, N2WGF/ 235, K2KNB/ 218, KD2GXL/ 187, KD2GRS/ 123, WB2ZEX/ 123.

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:  Russ Logar, KC2LSB,  kc2lsb@arrl.net


New York City:

DEC:   Martin Grillo, W1EMR, w1emr@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:


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 Staff :

SEC   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:
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