June 2017 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the June 2017 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 June 2017 issue prior to
the end of the first week in July.

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

* From the ARRL

* Upcoming Special Events:

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello Everyone …..

I would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all Dads.

The Dayton Hamvention at the new venue, the Greene County Fair Grounds in Xenia Ohio, was interesting to say the least. If anything could happen it did from plane cancellations to major thunderstorms with heavy rain which brought the mud. Temperatures were in the high 80’s with not enough air handling taking place inside the buildings. Some of the tents leaked and the lighting inside them left a lot to be desired. Traffic on Friday was horrific but was addressed for Saturday with less problems. The flea market area had some muddy spots. A lot of these issues have already been addressed for next year. All and all it was a fun event and I am looking forward to next year.

Once again, June is the time for Field Day. This year’s Emergency Preparedness Exercise is being held on June 24th and 25th. The purpose of this exercise is to prepare radio amateurs for their duties during a national emergency or disaster. Hundreds of amateurs in the United States and Canada participate in this event operating under simulated emergency conditions including generating their own power. You can get all the information plus at http://www.arrl.org/field-day

If you need Field Day Supplies check;  http://www.arrl.org/shop/Field-Day-Supplies/

I will be making the rounds to as many of the clubs as I can to say Hello. Make sure your club is on the Field Day locator. I wish everyone the best of luck and have fun.

I want to Congratulate Robert Jordan, KD2BQM who has been appointed as Section Emergency Coordinator. Bob has been DEC of the New York City District and is very capable and well credentialed. Along with his appointment, I have appointed Joe Cutrone, WK9K former ADEC of New York City to the position of District Emergency Coordinator. I have also appointed to the Assistant DEC position, Jose Lugo KD2CJP who has been handling the Bronx and Manhattan DEC positions and will continue in that role for the near future. All these men are very well qualified and have come highly recommended by their peers. Please give them your support.


Talking about ARES, I want thank and congratulate all members who partook in the Red Cross Drill on June 10th. All three District DEC’s and EC’s and their groups did a fine job along with Eastern New York Section. Messages got through via linked systems as well as digital modes. Greater New York Red Cross is still in their growing pains and makes things difficult at times but ARES shined as it always does thanks to “you” the dedicated operators


The Jamming repeaters and malicious interference is still a very big problem in the Section with that said if you are experiencing any issues, please go to either the following websites and fill out a short report   http://nli.arrl.org/end-hudson-jamming.html or http://hudson.arrl.org/end-hudson-jamming/

Don’t forget to get on the air, have fun, and enjoy our great hobby and by all means….be safe, and keep those batteries charged! See you on Field Day.

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

C:  516-315-8608
F:   516-997-2164


From the ARRL:

Amateur Radio Mesh Network Brought into Mix as Volunteers Assist in South African Fire Disaster  


An intense winter storm and severe drought in South Africa’s Western Cape region earlier this month resulted in devastating fires that ravaged parts of the Southern Cape Area, with the city of Knysna being the worst affected. Some fires were reported still burning, but contained, this week, after winds subsided over the weekend.

John Terblanche, ZS1I, in Mossel Bay, who administers the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) Mossel Bay Mesh Network, said the call for volunteers went out on June 8, after cellphone, Internet and landline telephone service was disrupted in many areas. A half-dozen volunteers reported, an emergency net was activated, and message traffic was handled via the AREDN as well as on HF, VHF, and UHF.

Disaster communication links remained active until normal telecommunication service was restored on June 11, but the AREDN remained on high alert, Terblanche said.

The fire disaster resulted in several fatalities, the destruction of more than 430 dwellings, and thousands of evacuees remain displaced. Disaster relief efforts continue. — Thanks to Johan Terblanche, ZS1I via Southgate Amateur Radio News


Vermont Radio Amateurs Putting Green Mountain State’s Parks on the Air


The Vermont Department of Parks and Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont (RANV) are sponsoring “Vermont State Parks on the Air” until June 1, 2019. The activity is dedicated to Amateur Radio operation in Vermont’s parks. Operation is open to all modes and all bands, although most recent operation has been on 40 and 20 meters. The event uses World Wide Flora and Fauna in Amateur Radio (WWFF) calling/operating frequencies: Phone: 3.744, 7.144, 14.244, 18.144, 21.244, 24.944, and 28.444 MHz; CW: 3.544, 7.024, 10.124, 14.044, 18.084, 21.044, 24.894, and 28.044 MHz.

“This program is a follow-up to the ARRL National Parks on the Air event,” Bob Henneberger, KB1WXM, told ARRL. “We are hoping it catches on with Vermont hams and can be a regular ongoing event each summer. We encourage the backpackers working QRP as well as those setting up 500 W stations with dipoles 70 feet up some tall trees.”

State parks encompassing mountain peaks can be simultaneously activated for Summits on the Air (SOTA) awards. Parks on the Air identifiers are on the WWFF website. Activators can list future park activations on the WWFF website or on the Vermont Parks on the Air Facebook page. Participants are encouraged to also submit logs to the Logbook of the World.

Contact Henneberger for more information.



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ARRL  DX news bulletin:

ARLD021 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

KUWAIT, 9K.  Abdallah, 9K2GS will be QRV as 9K2K in the CQ World
Wide WPX CW contest as an All Band entry.  QSL direct to home call.

MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT3.  Serge, R7KW and Oleg, YL3JM are QRV as
CT9/home calls from Madeira Island, IOTA AF-014, until May 28.  They
will be QRV as CT9/R7KW in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest.  QSL
both calls via K2PF.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8.  Jack, R2AA will be QRV as EG8AA from AF-004 in
the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest.  QSL via RW3RN.

FRANCE, F.  Special event station TM500LH is QRV until May 31 to
celebrate the 500th anniversary of Le Havre.  QSL via F6KOH.

ENGLAND, G.  Paul, M0XDX and Mark, M0NCG are QRV as GB1HMB until
June 2 to provide points for the Beaches on the Air award program.
Activity is mainly on 40 and 20 meters, and possibly 10 and 6 meters
if conditions permit.  QSL via operators’ instructions.

MARKET REEF, OJ0.  Pasi, OH3WS will be QRV as OJ0W from May 27 to
June 3.  Activity will be in his spare time mostly on 30 and 60
meters using CW.  QSL direct to home call.

ARUBA, P4.  Operators DJ4MZ, DL5KUT, DL5RMH and DL6RAI are QRV as
P4/home calls until May 28.  They will be QRV as P44X in the CQ
World Wide WPX CW contest as a Multi Operator entry.  QSL P44X via
DO4MX and all others to home calls.

NETHERLANDS, PA.  A group of operators are QRV with special event
call sign PA150LIM until June 10 to mark the 150th anniversary of
the province Limburg.  Activity is on the HF and V/UHF bands.  This
includes an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest.  QSL via

GREECE, SV.  Members of the Radio Amateur Union of North Aegean are
QRV as J48GEO from the Geo Park on Lesvos, IOTA EU-049, until June
23.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various
digital modes.  During the Geopark weekend they will be located at
the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest.  QSL
direct to SZ8LSV.

PALAU, T8.  Naoki, JS3LSQ is QRV as T88WJ until May 29.  Activity is
on 80 to 6 meters using mostly RTTY.  QSL to home call.

Brazzaville until June 4.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters, and
possibly 6 meters.  QSL via M0OXO.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0.  Vlad, UA0FAM will be QRV as UA0FAM/p from
Kunashir Island, IOTA AS-025, for one week beginning on May 29.
Activity will be on the HF bands.  QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE.  Bob, VE1RSM is QRV with special call sign XM1150CAN and
will be active in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest on all bands.
QSL via bureau.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M.  George, K2DM is QRV as VP2MDG until May 29.  This
includes being active as a Single Op/All Band entry in the CQ World
Wide WPX CW contest.  QSL direct to home call.

VP2V/K6TOP from May 28 to June 5.  Activity will be holiday style on
the HF bands.  QSL via NR6M.

May 31.  He will be active as VQ5D in the CQ World Wide WPX CW
contest.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

MEXICO, XE.  A group of operators will be QRV as XF2L from Isla de
Lobos, IOTA NA-221, in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest.  QSL via
operators’ instructions.

ZIMBABWE, Z2.  Tom, KC0W is QRV as Z25DX until June 18.  Activity is
on 80 to 6 meters using CW.  QSL direct to home call.

ALBANIA, ZA.  Henning, OZ1BII is QRV as ZA/OU2I from Golem until May
29.  Activity is on the HF bands with a focus on 30, 17 and 12
meters.  This includes being a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry in
the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest.  QSL via OU2I.

ST. HELENA, ZD7.  Peter, ZD7FT has been active on 17 and 15 meters
at various times.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, SARL Digital Contest and QRP ARCI
Hootowl CW Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming

The Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for May 31.

Please see May QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web
sites for details.



Field Day:  June 24th through June 25th . Check the ARRL Field Day locator for a club near you. http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator



ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  May   Year:  2017

Total  number of ARES members:  121

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   1/3

Number of ARES nets active:  21    Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  8

Calls of DECs/ECs reporting:     AK1NS / N2PQJ, KB2SCS, KC2TON,

Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month:  10  Person hours:    117.75

Number of Public Service events this month:    3         Person hours         249

Number of emergency operations this month:     0          Person hours        0

Total number of ARES operations this month:   13         Total Person Hours   366.75


Nassau County DEC, AK1NS – reports they provided communications support for the Long Island marathon and the MS Walk.

Town of Huntington EC, N2PQJ– reports – Getting ready for Field Day

Town of Islip EC, KB2SCS- reports Islip ARES provided communication support for the Elizabeth T. McNamee Run. KD2HGI ran the event and did a great job.

Town of Smithtown EC, KC2TON- reports – quiet month


MAY  2017  NLI   NTS  STATS:



NYPON             SESSIONS  31        QNI  186         QTC 39         QSP  33        QTR  361

ESS                   SESSIONS  31        QNI  350         QTC  n/a       QSP  55         QTR  n/a

NYS/E                SESSIONS  31        QNI  155         QTC  72        QSP  62        QTR  256

NYS/L                SESSIONS  nr         QNI  nr            QTC  nr         QSP  nr         QTR  nr

BA                      SESSIONS  31        QNI  620         QTC  71       QSP  71         QTR  922

NCVHFTN          SESSIONS  185      QNI  185        QTC  40        QSP  40         QTR  247

NLI Section Net  SESSIONS  3          QNI  18           QTC  0         QSP   0         QTR  30





K2TV        REC /  4      SENT / 23  TOTAL / 27

KD2MEN  REC /  12     SENT / 14    TOTAL / 26

N2WGF    REC / 12      SENT / 6   TOTAL / 18

K9NYS     REC / 3      SENT / 5     TOTAL / 8






KD2MEN  ORIG /1   REC /28  SENT / 35   DEL / 3    TOTAL / 67

K2TV        ORIG / 0  REC / 19  SENT / 39  DEL /  0   TOTAL / 58

K9NYS     ORIG / 0  REC / 31  SENT / 6  DEL /  2   TOTAL / 40

N2WGF     ORIG / 0  REC / 20  SENT / 14 DEL /  5  TOTAL / 39

KD2MDV  ORIG / 0  REC / 14   SENT / 8   DEL / 8  TOTAL / 30

W2CTG  ORIG / 0  REC / 1  SENT / 6   DEL / 0  TOTAL / 7












N2RQ 156, K2TV 125, N2PQJ 124, W2CTG 121, K9NYS 120, KD2GXL 120, N2WGF 119, KD2MEN 100, KC2SYL 97, KD2CYQ 95, w2BMP 85, KA2EJD 81, KD2MDV 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 ± 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


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 Section Traffic Net Every Sunday at 7:00 PM.

W2GSB 146.685 – PL 110.9, K2LI 445.725 – PL 91.5, K2BAR 446.725– PL 110.9 and the K2ATT repeater 449.300 –PL 192.8 .

You can also access the net from any repeater with IRLP on node 9053. Please remember to leave a drop and wait for the repeater tail to drop as the
net will be on a linked repeater system.(Note for stations
coming in from Suffolk please try W2GSB or K2ATT repeater
first.) (for stations from NYC try the K2ATT Repeater

Digital Traffic:

K2TV, K9NYS and N2WGF are now operational as a Digital Relay Stations on HF winlink
representing the New York City/Long Island Section.


Meetings and Club 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 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 third Wednesday of each month at the Allen
Ellsworth Park in Farmingdale, 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:


506 6th STREET


1st Wednesday of each Month

7:30 PM – Executive Board Dining Room

Next to the Cafeteria.




For the June 7th and July 5th monthly Club meetings and our May 21st and July 16th VE Sessions we will be holding them ACROSS THE STREET from New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital at 501 Sixth Street, “Wesley House” in room 6B, on the sixth floor! Take the elevator to the 6th floor and follow the signs to Room 6B! If the front door is locked, please wait there while we get it opened.


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 9:00P.M. 146.730 PL 88.5 – 600hz ENCODE / DECODE








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:

Scott Conover, AC2FV President of LARC
E-Mail: ac2fv@arrl.net


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 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 edwhit@optonline.net 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 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 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 Senior Citizens Center, Field #8. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Contact Rich Collins, K2UPS, President at RichK2UPS@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

Radio Central Amateur Radio Club holds it regular meetings on the last
Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Middle Country Public Library
in Centereach. All are welcome. For directions and other club
information, please check out the club web page:



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)

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
every meeting.
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

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 ,

32 Seeley St. Brookhaven N.Y. 11719..

Contact Renee Totaro KD2FEL @  asl723l@yahoo.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

Discussion of DX contacts made during the week via radio, upcoming events and contests and other topics/discussion relating to DX.

Tuesday 8:00 PM *Due to scheduled SCRC General Meetings, the DX Net may not occur on the third Tuesday of the month.


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 8:00PM 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:    Bob Jordan, KD2BQM, kd2bqm@arrl.net

New York City:

DEC:   Joe Cutrone, WK9K, wk9k@arrl.net

Assistant  DEC:   James Gallo, KB2FMH,  KB2FMH@arrl.net

Assistant  DEC:   Jose Lugo, KD2CJP,  kd2cjp@arrl.net



Bronx & Manhattan:      

Emergency Coordinator:    Jose Lugo, KD2CJP,  kd2cjp@arrl.net
No meeting listed at this time



Emergency Coordinator:  Gary Rives, N2WGR, n2wgr@arrl.net

January, March, May, July, September and November.

2nd Wednesday of each of the above months

Time: 7;00pm

Place: 250 Baltic Street (Cobble Hill Brooklyn)



Emergency Coordinator:        Jose Sanles, N2DDD, n2ddd@arrl.net
3rd Sunday of month, 2pm, Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, Rm. A1-15

Staten Island:

Emergency Coordinator:        Vinny Mattera, KC2PSI, kc2psi@arrl.net

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month
at 7:00 PM at the South Beach Psychiatric Center, 777 Seaview Ave,
Building 10, Staten Island, NY 10305. Emergency preparedness and
communications are discussed. For more information e-mail:

or http://www.aresnyc.org/contact, category Richmond


Nassau County:

District Emergency Coordinator:      Dave Akins, AK1NS, ak1ns@arrl.net

Assistant DEC:           John Wilson, KD2AKX, kd2akx@arrl.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 Dave, AK1NS or the
following Emergency Coordinators:

Town of Hempstead: Bob Yenis, KC2ILP  kc2ilp@arrl.net

Town of North Hempstead: Tianyi Xie, KD2AVU kd2avu@arrl.net

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

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

City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC georgegeeg@aol.com


Suffolk County:

District Emergency Coordinator Bill Scheibel, N2NFI n2nfi@yahoo.com

Emergency Coordinators:

Town of Babylon:      John Melfi,W2HCB,  radiorights@yahoo.com

Town of Huntington:    Steve Hines, N2PQJ, www.huntingtonnyaresraces.org

Town of Islip:             John Blowsky, KB2SCS,  kb2scs@arrl.net    Our meetings are held on every even numbered month. Our VE session is held on every odd numbered month.

Third Thursday of each even numbered month,
February(2),April(4),June(6),August(8),October(10) and December(12)
VE Sessions:
Third Thursday of each odd numbered month,
January(1),March(3),May(5),July(7),September(9) and November(11)

The meetings and the VE sessions are held in the same place the American Legion Hall
in East Islip. Corner of Bayview Ave and Montauk Hwy.  Both start at 8:00 pm as always.

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: Ted Debowy, AC2IR, tdebowyac2ir@gmail.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, 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, wy2z@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:     Neal Raymond, N2QZA, panda80@optonline.net
No monthly meeting.

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, is also a DXCC card checker.  Aaron is also a member 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.


From the ARRL:

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


ARRL C-CE course advance registration opportunities via e-mail. A
service now allows those interested in taking an ARRL Certification and
Continuing Education (C-CE) course in the future to receive advance word
of registration opportunities via e-mail. To take advantage, send an
e-mail to lprereg@arrl.org. On the subject line, include the course
name or number (eg, 00#). In the message body, include your name,
callsign, e-mail address, and the month you want to start the course.

To learn more, visit the ARRL Certification and Continuing Education
Web page http://www.arrl.org/cce/ and the C-CE Links found there. For
more information, contact Emergency Communications Course Manager Dan
Miller, K3UFG, dmiller@arrl.org 860-594-0340.

ARES E-Letter, sign up now!

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


Check the box for ARES E-Letter (monthly public service and
emergency communications news) and you’re all set. Past issues of
The ARES E-Letter are available at: http://www.arrl.org/ares-el/ Issues
are posted to this page after publication.


MetroCor is coordinating body for the New York metro area. MetroCor is
the established coordinating body for the New York Metro area,
inclusive of New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and the
majority  of Northern New Jersey. You must apply for coordination
through  MetroCor if you wish to establish a new system on Amateur Radio
Spectrum above 29.5 MHz. These and any other matters related to repeater
systems coordination are welcomed by MetroCor. They invite you to
visit their website at: http://www.metrocor.net. You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at metrocor@metrocor.net.


NLI Webpage:

The Section Website contains LOTS of great information on section
happenings, VE session, Education, Clubs, section staff, and much


Please continue to help make this newsletter even more interesting and
informative by sending me news about YOUR club and events.


NLI Staff :

SEC:  Bob Jordan, KD2BQM, kd2bqm@arrl.net

DEC  New York City: Joe Cutrone, WK9K, wk9k@arrl.net

DEC  Nassau County: Dave Akins, AK1NS, ak1ns@arrl.net

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

Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB, k2knb@arrl.net
Technical Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX, k2cx@arrl.net
Public Information Coordinator :  Vacant
State Government Liaison:   George Tranos N2GA, n2ga@arrl.net
Section Traffic Manager :  Jerry Pilate, N2WGF, n2wgf@arrl.net
Official Observer Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX, k2cx@arrl.net
Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster:  Mitch Cohen N2RGA, n2rga@arrl.net
Digital Communications : Bob Meyers K2TV, k2tv@arrl.net

ARRL New York City-Long Island Section

Section Manager:   Jim Mezey W2KFV, w2kfv@arrl.org