JUNE 2020 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the June 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 July 2020 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

* Silent Keys

* Upcoming Special Events:

* Hamfests:

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello Everyone …..

June 1st starts the Hurricane season and it’s a good time to go through your “Go Bags” and antennas. You may need to make repairs, update equipment or replace batteries. There is a lot of information out there. You can check with your local ARES group or go to https://www.weather.gov/okx/SkywarnTraining for more information.

The National Weather Service will hold an online Skywarn training class on June 18th. See registration information under special events……..

Its nice to hear that we have entered Phase 2 of getting our lives back to normal here in the NYC/LI Section For the best Corona information see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Staying home, social distancing and washing frequently are still the keys. It’s also a great time to get on the air……..

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. No updated information from the ARRL at this point…….

The ARRL has listened to the membership and updated Field Day rules for this year have been modified. For Field Day 2020 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points. In addition, for 2020 only, an aggregate club score will be published, which will be the sum of all individual entries indicating a specific club (similar to the aggregate score totals used in ARRL affiliated club competitions). See more information below…….

For those clubs having Field Day this year as a club event, please let me know where you will so I can stop by and visit. I will look at the Field Day locator on the ARRL website to confirm….

COVID 19 has really upended our life styles. Hoping everyone is doing well and have kept the virus at bay. Hopefully we can get through this safely. 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 ……

The COVID 19 Information Net  K2T,(new SES call sign) 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). LIMARC has an COVID informational net every evening at 8PM on their 146.850 MHz repeater. The Suffolk County Radio Club also runs their “Health Net” at 7PM on their 145.210 MHz repeater. I understand Brookhaven National Labs ARC occasionally runs a COVID update net.  Please check in and give the nets your support. A big shout out to all the clubs for keeping the amateur radio community informed……

A big shout out and thank you to GSBARC and all those who participated or  ran the Special Event “K2Heroes” during the month of May. Operating as K2H allows us to express our gratitude to all those men and women on the front lines who are taking personal risks every day to tend to the needs of the sick among us as well as the healthy and even those whose lives were taken in this crisis.

Stats supplied by Lou, NO2C.

“Every Contact you make is a Thank-You to a Hero”

We have now passed 71,593 lookups on QRZ.

We have 113 Operators in 50 NY Counties.

45 Counties have turned in logs.

K2H has worked

135 Countries

1682 Counties (US) – More than half the counties in the US!

24,447 QSO’s

7 EME contacts


18 MSK 144 “Rocks” Meteor Scatter

650 Logs Submitted

Outstanding !!…Great job…


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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The Long Island Mobile Radio Club reports the passing of former member Hal Guretsky, K6DPZ.

Please keep him in your thoughts.

Upcoming Special Events:


NWS New York NY has scheduled an Online SKYWARN Spotter Training Class for June 18 2020 (7pm EDT) Sign up at:  https://www.weather.gov/okx/SkywarnTraining


Field Day June 27-28th






The Sussex County Amateur Radio Clubs Hamfest Sunday July 12, 2020, has been cancelled



 From the ARRL:


Long Island CW Club Offers On-Line Morse Code Classes Specifically For YL’s


Manhasset, New York – Following its wildly-successful on-line cw classes for school-agers, the Long Island CW Club (LICWC) has launched  a Morse code remote learning environment specifically for YL’s.

“With 75 youngsters taking advantage of our instructional sessions specifically for elementary, middle and high school-aged learners, it was the next logical step to accommodate the more than 30 YL’s  who’ve joined our club, along with other women who want to master cw, ” said LICW Club co-founder Howard Bernstein, WB2UZE.

“Our aim,” Bernstein explained, “Is to provide a more encouraging atmosphere for YL students who might find it intimidating to be in a class with a small proportion of women.”

The weekly YL instruction, Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. EDT (01:00Z), is conducted in a casual, friendly style led by YL’s Leanne Bulger, W4LEA in North Carolina and Jennifer Moore, KF4INA in Alabama.

“Our intention,” said Bernstein, “Is to reach out to all YL’s nationally and internationally and welcome them to join our club  to do our part in getting more women involved in Amateur Radio, and specifically cw, to sustain the future of our hobby.”

For more information, visit the website at www.longislandcwclub.org

About the Long Island CW Club:

The Long Island CW Club is a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the history and preservation of Morse code communications. Its team of  instructors offers more than 30 on-line ZOOM video conference classes each week at different skill levels, currently serving more than 600 students in all 50  states and 14 countries.


Volunteer Monitor Program Recognizes Good Operators


Volunteer Monitor Program Coordinator Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, said the program has recognized numerous radio amateurs with Good Operator Notices.

“One facet of the ARRL and FCC agreement that set up the Volunteer Monitor Program calls for ARRL to recognize especially good amateur radio behavior, in order to encourage compliance with FCC rules and further the efficiency of the Amateur Radio Service,” Hollingsworth said. “Seventeen operators in 15 states received Good Operator Notices in the first quarter of 2020. The Good Operator Notices went to veteran operators as well as newcomers, including a 13-year-old in North Carolina for CW operation during the Youth on the Air Special Event, and a 14-year-old in Wyoming for SSB operation.”

Hollingsworth also said that a 2-meter repeater operator received a Good Operator Report for establishing and managing a COVID-19 net in Pennsylvania, while other operators of various license classes received notices for everyday SSB and CW operation on the HF bands. Recipients were nominated on the basis of operation observed by Volunteer Monitors.

According to Hollingsworth, Volunteer Monitors reported 2,035 hours monitoring on HF monitoring, and 2,856 hours monitoring on VHF/UHF and other frequencies during May. Two cases were referred to FCC.

After kicking off on January 1, the new Volunteer Monitor Program ramped up to operational status earlier this spring, starting with a “soft rollout” that started on February1, designed to familiarize Volunteer Monitors (VMs) with issues on the bands and to put into practice what to report — and what to ignore, based on their training.

VMs not only look for operating discrepancies, but for examples of good operating. Hollingsworth is using a system called VMTRAC — developed by a VM — to measure the work of VMs and determine instances that qualify for good operator or discrepancy notices, referral to the FCC, or follow-up with FCC requests to the VM program. — Thanks to Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH



The Latest Episode of the On the Air Podcast is Now Available!


Listen to the new episode of ARRL’s On the Air podcast. In Episode 6, we discuss ARRL Field Day and the new rules for 2020 concerning Class D (home) stations. Listen with your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at https://blubrry.com/arrlontheair/.



ARRL Announces Updated Features on Contest Portal


The much-anticipated updated features at the ARRL Contest portal are here! These web-based tools provide an updated interface to contest data for all ARRL-sponsored contest events, including:

  • Contest Score viewer, including a searchable call history and records
  • Submitted logs and raw scores for recent events
  • Downloadable Comma Separated Values (CSV) files of contest results
  • Club Competition scores, including total and individual scores
  • Soapbox page for posting and viewing contest stories, photos, and other media
  • Downloadable, printable certificates suitable for framing
  • Log Checking Reports (LCRs)
  • Access to public logs
  • Contest results articles and line scores

ARRL Contest portal users will notice other minor changes to the site, as some functions have been moved on the page for better functionality and flow. The ARRL Contest portal is now a one-stop shop for all ARRL-sponsored contests. From the site, you can access everything, from the start time of a contest to your post-event certificate of accomplishment. All ARRL contest information is now conveniently located in one centralized location.

Contact the Contest Program Manager for more information on the updated features and on ARRL contests in general.




Temporary Rule Waivers for ARRL Field Day 2020

With a few weeks to go before 2020 ARRL Field Day, June 27-28, the ARRL Programs and Services Committee (PSC) has adopted two temporary rule waivers for the event:

1) For Field Day 2020 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.

Field Day rule 4.6 defines Class D stations as “Home stations,” including stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power. Class D stations ordinarily may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E, and F Field Day stations, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows Class D stations to count contacts with other Class D stations for QSO credit.

2) In addition, for 2020 only, an aggregate club score will be published, which will be the sum of all individual entries indicating a specific club (similar to the aggregate score totals used in ARRL affiliated club competitions).

Ordinarily, club names are only published in the results for Class A and Class F entries, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows participants from any Class to optionally include a single club name with their submitted results following Field Day.

For example, if Podunk Hollow Radio Club members Becky, W1BXY, and Hiram, W1AW, both participate in 2020 Field Day — Hiram from his Class D home station, and Becky from her Class C mobile station — both can include the radio club’s name when reporting their individual results. The published results listing will include individual scores for Hiram and Becky, plus a combined score for all entries identified as Podunk Hollow Radio Club. Stay Safe and Stay On the Air……………

With 2020 ARRL Field Day – one of the biggest events on the Amateur Radio calendar –, ARRL officials are monitoring this situation with the coronavirus very closely and paying close attention to all of the information and guidance being offered by the CDC’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html).

At its core, Field Day is a local event and an opportunity for local amateur radio clubs to showcase the skills, science and technologies that make radio communication such a wonderful hobby and a valuable public service. Since the impact of the coronavirus outbreak has been very different in different parts of the country, we recommend that all amateur radio clubs participating in Field Day be in regular contact with their local or state public health officials for their advice and guidance on hosting Field Day activities. This also offers an opportunity for amateur radio clubs to bolster or re-establish their relationships with local and state public health and emergency management officials.

Because of the unique circumstances presented this year, this can be an opportunity for you, your club and/or group to try something new.  Field Day isn’t about doing things the same way year after year – use this year to develop and employ a new approach that is in line with our current circumstances.

Local club officials are the most appropriate people to be making decisions about their specific Field Day programs. We are all concerned about protecting the health and safety of those participating in or attending Field Day activities, and so we trust local club officials to take the appropriate steps to monitor local conditions and make decisions in the best interest of their communities.

ARRL officials strongly believe that following the guidelines of local, state and national health care professionals will help ensure everyone’s safety in the coming weeks and months.




IARU Submits Paper on Increasing Noise from Digital Devices


International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) specialists Tore Worren, LA9QL, and Martin Sach, G8KDF, have submitted a paper to the International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR) concerning the increasing impact of multiple digital devices on noise levels in the radio spectrum.

The paper was considered at the CISPR Steering Committee in late May, and it was adopted for circulation to the CISPR National Committee for comment as a Committee Draft, with a view toward its becoming a CISPR Report.

“IARU hopes that the result of this will be amendments to the way in which standards are developed to recognize the need to properly consider the cumulative impact of multiple devices,” said IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie, G3BJ, in an IARU news brief. — Thanks to IARU Region 1




Youth Working Group in IARU Region 1 Inaugurates YOTA Online


The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 Youth Working Group inaugurated YOTA (Youngsters on the Air) Online in late May. The program is an opportunity for young radio amateurs from Region 1 (Europe, Africa, and the Mideast) to gather online each month. For each session, a YOTA team will present various topics; the initial session focused on the Youth Contesting Program (YCP) in Region 1, in which young radiosport enthusiasts operate from well-equipped contest stations for various events. The sessions, which are open to all and conducted in English, also offer the opportunity for participants to get answers to questions addressed to the online community. Each session wraps up with a prize raffle.

Region 1 Youth Working Group chair Lisa Leenders, PA2LS, moderated the May 28 gathering. She said the YOTA Online approach evolved because a lot of activities fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond that, she said, YOTA Online provides an interactive venue for those who might be unable to attend even in-person activities. The inaugural YOTA Online session ran about 1 hour. In addition to social media platforms Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitch, Leenders said the session was streamed on Amateur Television via the Es’hail QO-100 geostationary satellite from a location in Belgium, with good reports.

“A huge thanks to everyone watching the first YOTA Online session,” Leenders said. “The successful session gathered more than 600 unique viewers from all continents except Oceania and Antarctica, as far as we could track. Considering this, we can say that the event was indeed taking place worldwide.”

YOTA Online was created by a team of young hams from six European countries. The first event involved dozens of hours of planning, with several team sessions held in advance to make the free YOTA broadcast available around the globe.

Leenders asked all who watched the event or viewed it after the fact for any feedback. The form also gives viewers a chance to suggest topics for future YOTA Online gatherings. The second YOTA Online session is set for Thursday, June 25, at 1800 UTC.





ARRL Digital issues of July 2020 QST, May/June 2020 OTAQEX and NCJ



AO-73 Now in Full-Time Transponder Mode


AMSAT reports that, after some 8 months in continuous sunlight, AO-73 (FUNcube-1) began to encounter some eclipses during each orbit. Telemetry showed that AO-73 continued to function, although maintaining a sufficient battery charge was a concern. After 3 weeks of increasing eclipse periods, however, AMSAT reported that the lithium-ion battery appears to be okay, and the bus voltage has not yet dropped below 8.1 V. The operating mode has been shifted from high-power telemetry educational mode to continuous amateur mode with the transponder on. Telemetry continues to be available, but at low power.  — Thanks to AMSAT News Service




US Air Force MARS Announces Broadcasts from MARS Chief


The 1st US Air Force MARS Special Operations Group (1AFMSOG) Military Support Network Squadron broadcasts a message on alternate weeks (Fridays in US time zones) from the Chief Air Force MARS. The broadcast addresses Air Force MARS members, but all amateur radio stations and shortwave listeners are invited to monitor the transmissions. The next transmissions will be on June 12, starting at 2300 UTC on 11.121. MHz, and 2320 on 7.324 MHz, followed by transmissions on June 13 at 0100 UTC on 7.324 MHz and 11.121 MHz, and at 0120 UTC on 7.324 MHz. Send reception reports via email. These broadcasts occur on alternating Friday evenings, local time in the continental US.



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ARLD024 DX news


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.


CUBA, CO.  Special event station CO200SMP is QRV until June 30 to

celebrate the 200th anniversary of San Miguel del Padron, one of the

fifteen municipalities that make up the city of Havana.  Activity is

on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL direct to CO2AME.


ANGOLA, D2.  Gabriel, D2EB, has 6 meter capabilities and may soon be

active from Grid Square JI61pe.  QSL via IZ3ETU.


ENGLAND, G.  Members of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society will be

QRV with special event station GB100MZX from June 13 to 20 to

commemorate the first official British radio broadcast 100 years

ago.  QSL via operators’ instructions.


WALES, GW.  Members of Dragon Amateur Radio Club are QRV from

special event station GB0MZX until June 21 to commemorate the first

official British radio broadcast 100 years ago.  QSL via operators’



JAPAN, JA.  Katsu, JR7AMZ is QRV from Oshima, IOTA AS-206.  Activity

is on the HF bands using mostly FT8.  QSL via JA7ZRY.


SVALBARD, JW.  Bjorn, LA5NUA and Jurn, LA5LUA are QRV as JW5NUA and

JW5LUA, respectively.  QSL via operators’ instructions.


BRAZIL, PY.  Members of the Clube de Radioamadores de Sao Miguel do

Oeste are QRV with special call ZZ60CRASMO during June to celebrate

the club’s 60th anniversary.  QSL direct to PP5DZ.


SOMALIA, T5.  Ali, 6O1OO has been active on 20 meters using FT4 in

DXpedition mode around 2320z.  QSL direct to home call.


CHAD, TT.  Nicolas, TT8SN has been active on 6 meters using FT8 just

after 1000z.  QSL via DL9USA.


MALI, TZ.  Jeff, TZ4AM has been QRV on 20 meters CW around 0820z.

QSL via W0SA.


EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA.  Special event station R20RUS and RU20RU are

QRV until June 14 to celebrate Russia Day.  QSL via operators’



AUSTRALIA, VK.  Members of the Wireless Institute of Australia are

QRV with special call VI110WIA until the end of 2020 to celebrate

the club’s 110th anniversary.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL via



INDIA, VU.  Verghese, VU3WNI is QRV with special call AU9VV until

August 20 while participating in the STAY-HOME activities.  In

addition, VU2USI is QRV as AT2SAH until August 19.  QSL via

operators’ instructions.


CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Frank, KK5XX is QRV as ZF2FD from Grand Cayman,

IOTA NA-016, until June 17.  Activity is holiday style on 80, 40 and

20 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.



Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, RSGB Hope QSO CW Party, SMIRK 6-Meter

Contest, DRCG World Wide RTTY Contest, Asia-Pacific SSB Sprint, SKCC

Weekend CW Sprintathon, Portugal Day Contest, AGCW VHF/UHF Contest,

GACW WWSA CW DX Contest, REF DDFM 6-Meter Contest and RTTYOPS

Weekend Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming



The RSGB Hope QSO FT4 Party, RSGB FT4 Contest Series and 4 States

QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint are all scheduled for June 15.


The RTTYOPS Weeksprint, SARL Youth 40-Meter SSB Sprint, RSGB Hope

QSO SSB Party and Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest are scheduled

for June 16.


The RSGB Hope QSO CW Party, CWops Mini-CWT Test, NAQCC CW Sprint and

Phone Fray are scheduled for June 17.


The 11th World Castles Weekend runs until June 21.


Please see June 2020 QST, page 69 and the ARRL Contest Calendar and

WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.




ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  May 2020

Total number of ARES members:  78

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   4

Number of ARES nets active: 19 Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  2

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

Number of exercises and training sessions this month: 3   Person hours:   108

Number of Public Service events this month:    1         Person hours :  9

Number of emergency operations this month:    0        Person hours     0

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      25    Person Hours: 43

Total number of ARES operations this month:  29     Total Person Hours:   160



Nassau County reported training meeting conducted online May 14th and 28th. Red Cross Drill/SET Drill part 1 May 30th . .




MAY 2020  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          



NYPON             SESSIONS  0    QNI 0      QTC   0    QSP   0    QTR  0

ESS                    SESSIONS 31   QNI  109     QTC  n/a    QSP   70     QTR  n/a

NYS/E               SESSIONS  31    QNI  156     QTC  76     QSP  73    QTR  298

BA                     SESSIONS  31     QNI 611     QTC  26     QSP  26    QTR  800

NLISTN            SESSIONS  8      QNI  73        QTC 5       QSP  5       QTR  155  (s8)

NCVHFTN       SESSIONS  31     QNI  195     QTC  38    QSP  38     QTR  298



N2WGF      REC/ 10    SENT / 14       TOTAL / 24

K2TV          REC/ 6      SENT/ 13         TOTAL / 19

KD2MEN   REC/ 2      SENT / 10        TOTAL / 12





K2TV         ORIG / 0  REC / 27   SENT / 40   DEL / 0    TOTAL / 67

N2WGF      ORIG / 0  REC / 28  SENT / 25    DEL / 1   TOTAL /  54

W2CTG      ORIG / 3  REC / 10   SENT / 7   DEL / 7     TOTAL / 27

KD2LPM   ORIG / 0  REC / 9   SENT / 4    DEL / 9     TOTAL /  22

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0  REC / 8   SENT / 14  DEL / 0    TOTAL /  22




MAY 2020 – PSHR

N2WGF/ 174, KD2LPM/ 152, K2TV/ 120, KD2GXL/ 94, KD2GRS/ 89, W2GTC/ 87, KD2MEN/ 82, N2RQ/ 78.

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 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
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)


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:

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 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 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 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 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)

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 ,

Grace Lutheran Church  240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, NY. 11951…

Contact Richie Geraci, KD2NJA, at kd2nja@gmail.com

Or go to their NEW website, http://www.suffolkcountyradioclub.net

The Suffolk County Radio Club holds weekly nets on the W2DQ repeater.All are welcome to check-in.  The repeater is located in Yaphank, NY on 145.210 MHz / negative ( – ) 600 kHz shift / PL 136.5

SCRC Information & Rag chew Net

Round table discussions, Club news and information, technical topics and for sale items. Wednesday 8:00 PM


Wantagh Amateur Radio Club

Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 PM at the
Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793. Entrance to
the meeting room is at the rear of the library, adjacent to the
parking-lot. For more information, see the club’s website at
http://www.qsl.net/w2va or contact Frank Porcaro, N2RSO, President, via
e-mail at: n2rso@arrl.net


Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club

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



Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)


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

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


New York City:


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



Nassau County:

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

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

Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL, kd2gxl@ncaresmail.net

Nassau County ARES meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the American Red Cross 195 Willis Ave. Mineola , NY

For more information about local ARES groups, contact the
following Emergency Coordinators:

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

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

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

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

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


Suffolk County:

DEC:  Bill Scheibel, N2NFI n2nfi@yahoo.com


Town of Smithtown:  Rich Johnston, KC2TON, kc2ton@arrl.net
Smithtown meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Smithtown EOC – 7:30PM.

We also hold weekly Nets on Monday’s at 7:30 pm, (W2LRC/145.43, PL 136.5 Larkfield Repeater)

Town of Brookhaven:            Vacant
2nd Monday of the month at the Middle Country Library,
101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY at 7:30 pm

Town of Riverhead:   Steve Casko, W2SFC, w2sfc@arrl.net                                                     Monthly meeting TBD

Town of Southampton:    Vacant

Town of Southold:     Don Fisher, N2QHV, n2qhv@arrl.net
ARES announcements and business conducted during the Peconic ARC
1st Friday of the month at 6:30 pm. Mattituck Public Library on the Main Road
(route 25) in Mattituck.

Town of East Hampton:    Eddie Schnell,WZ2Y,  wz2y@arrl.net
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Library, Amagansett

Town of Shelter Island:     Vacant

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


Other Stuff :

John Reiser, W2GW is the section DXCC card checker and is available for
field checking of QSL cards for your DXCC Award. John is available by
appointment at his home in West Hempstead for card checking, and at all
LIDXA meetings. If some lives far from him, John is willing to meet them
half way at a diner or someplace. Contact John at w2gw@arrl.net

Aaron Broges, WC2C and Tom Carrubba, KA2D are also DXCC card checkers.  Aaron and Tom are also members of the LIDXA and is usually available for DXCC QSL checking at the monthly LIDXA meetings (along with W2GW).

Approved DXCC card checkers can also check cards for WAS and VUCC
awards as well.

NLI DX Spotting Clusters:

AA2MF Staten Island-NY, dxc.aa2mf.net
K2LS Greensboro- NC. dxc.k2ls.com
K2LS is still a popular spot for many NLI DXers.


ARRL Additional :

Finding ham radio classes a mouse click away! A new user-friendly
feature on the ARRL Web site-the ARRL Amateur Licensing Class Search
Page-lets prospective hams search for a licensing class in their area.
It also allows ARRL registered instructors to list their classes on the
Web. Visitors can search for classes by ZIP code, ARRL Section or



ARES E-Letter, sign up now!

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


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



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


NLI Webpage:

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


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


NLI Staff :

SEC  Joe Cutrone, K2OL, k2ol@arrl.net

ASEC  Russ Logar, KC2LSB, kc2lsb@arrl.net

DEC  New York City:

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

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

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

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

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