JUNE 2021 NYC-LI Section Newsletter
This is the June 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 July 2021 issue prior to
the end of the first week in June.
Section News is available ONLY on the world-wide-web. See the NLI site
INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE:
* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager
* Silent Keys
* Upcoming Special Events:
* VE Sessions
* From the ARRL
* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR
* National Traffic System
* Club Info
Hello Everyone …..
What’s the word for the month of June???? If you haven’t guessed, it’s “Field Day”.
Field Day is the ARRL Emergency Preparation Exercise that happens on the fourth full weekend in June. This year it is June 26 and June 27th. A lot of clubs will be participating in the field and others will be participating from their homes and aggregating their scores as was done last year.
This year I will be traveling with Section Emergency Coordinator, Russ Logar, KC2LSB. We plan on making stops to the Section Field Day sites on the ARRL Field Day locator. So if your club is participating, please make sure you have put your location on the locator map. All information and this year’s rules can be found at http://www.arrl.org/field-day The most important thing about Field Day is having fun.
From John Hale, KD2LPM:
The Garden School Amateur Radio Club in conjunction with the Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club will be hosting the ARRL Annual Field Day on June 26th & 27th.This year, we are adding a Science Expo to this event that will include Morse Code LED Lights, Free Build Legos, Mini-Rocket Building stations, and much more! Details below.
Want to get involved? Here’s how:
Volunteer to help out with the event
- Are you a science enthusiast and would like to run your own table?
Email Mr. Hale at JHale@gardenschool.org
There was a Section Managers meeting with ARRL CEO Dave Minster, NA2AA, last week.He advised us of some new insights and changes coming to the ARRL. He has put together a field working group and is restructuring the Field Service Division. They will also be selecting a National Club Coordinator shortly, to assist clubs in improving the communications. They are also in process of digital transformation at the ARRL to able to work with the next generation of hams. They have improved the Learning Center and will have engaged You Tube with over 30 episodes. There is a new QST Column coming out , “Ask Dave”, Dave Caster, KE0OG, a very skilled trainer and You Tuber. More to follow…
There are some new changes due to retirements. First we have Norm Fusaro, W3IZ retired after 17 years at the ARRL. Taking Norm’s spot as ARRL Director of Operations is Robert Naumann, W5OV. Dan Henderson, N1ND has also retired after 23 years at the ARRL. Bart Jahnke, W9JJ is now the ARRL Regulatory Information Manager and will continue doing Radiosport. Gary “Mike” Walters, W8ZY, has taken over Bart Jahnke, W9JJ position as ARRL Field Services Manager. We wish Norm and Dan all the best in their retirement and look forward to working with Robert, Mike and Bart as they continue to move ARRL forward.
My Zoom account is available for clubs or group meetings. Please contact me at email@example.com 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…..
See you on Field Day
73, Jim Mezey, W2KFV
Section Manager – NYC/ Long Island
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™
LIMARC is sad to report the passing of Peter Trinche, W2SET.
Peter was affectionately known as “Time-out Pete”, as he was constantly timing out the repeater with very long stories on his end.
Upcoming Special Events:
ARRL Field Day~ June 26, 27th
See http://www.arrl.org/field-day for more information.
Sussex County ARC – July 18, 2021
Location: Sussex County Fair Grounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ 07822
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com for next test date.
Suffolk VHF/UHF Association:
OUR 2021 SCHEDULE WILL BE EVERY SECOND SATURDAY AT 10A.M. SHARP. Pre Registration Required
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
COVID 19 has changed r requirements for meeting. Please check website for updates.
All test sessions are held at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY 11801
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.
From the ARRL:
IARU Attends ITU Wireless Power Transmission Sessions
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) represented the Amateur Service at a recent International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recent virtual meeting on the topic of wireless power transmission (WPT), attended by some 350 delegates. ITU Working Party 1A Working Group WG1A2 was of most relevance to IARU, covering the topic of WPT. The focus is on WPT’s impact on the radio spectrum.
IARU contribution centered on proposing amendments to material submitted by other delegations and a new annex that documents measurements of typical amateur signal levels, comparing these to test data from the US on non-beam WPT emission levels and to suggested limits.
“Most of the discussions on the detail were resolved with a degree of compromise, and the latest drafts will be attached to the chairman’s report for the meeting,” IARU Region 1 reported. Remaining technical issues include:
¨ Whether E-field antennas are as susceptible to WPT-EV (WPT Electric Vehicle) emissions as H-field antennas.
¨ The true noise levels in residential areas, with WPT developers claiming that WPT emissions will not be significantly above the (now-elevated) noise level.
In terms of the E-field sensitivity to WPT emissions, the proposed work plan submitted by IARU to the European Commission, for WPT-EV tests in the Joint Research Centre, included proper E- and H-field measurements.
“IARU member-society DARC [Germany] has made good progress with the rollout of its ENAMS automated noise measurement system, and IARU is now able to draw heavily on that data,” IARU Region 1 said. “The WPT Emissions document has been under discussion for some time. Here, there is no agreement yet on whether this should be a Report or a Recommendation, and the work has been carried forward to the next meeting in November 2021.”
Discussion on so-called “beam” WPT covered a range of issues, including amendments to the proposed frequencies (none are below 800 MHz). “Sadly, many proposed frequencies fall in spectrum which the Amateur Service shares with other services,” IARU said. “However, given the nature of the technology and the directivity of amateur antennas in these frequency ranges, the prospect of coexistence seems quite good.”
IARU has provided extensive input on the potential impact on radio communications resulting from spurious emissions from WPT devices. Given the planned density of WPT systems for electric vehicles operating in the 79 – 90 kHz range, widespread interference could occur to Amateur Service stations in the vicinity of WPT systems.
Separate SATERN Nets Now Operational
The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) launched a new SATERN International SSB Net on June 2 on 14.325 MHz. Net sessions will take place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11 AM Central Daylight Time, in cooperation with the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), which has used 14.325 MHz for many years during its own activations. Just down the band, another net sporting the same SATERN acronym — the Strategic Auxiliary Team Emergency Readiness Net — has established itself on SATERN’s former frequency of 14.265 MHz. The latter net was organized by Lee Glassman, WA5LEE, a former manager of the original SATERN. The Salvation Army made the distinction clear in its announcement launching the new SSB net on 20 meters.
“The new SATERN organization (Strategic Auxiliary Team Emergency Readiness Net) is not associated with The Salvation Army,” SATERN National Committee Chair Michele Heaver told ARRL. “At this time, SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network) is no longer associated with Lee Glassman and does not support his new efforts with the Strategic Auxiliary Team Emergency Readiness Net. This is a breakaway organization.”
The SATERN split will entail a new “updated and revised SATERN website” in the near future, The Salvation Army (TSA) said in its announcement. The new SATERN under Glassman has established its own web presence. Heaver said the TSA SATERN will re-establish a web presence soon.
On his QRZ.com profile, Glassman, an Assistant Emergency Coordinator for South Texas District 14 Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), cites “a conflict of ideals.” Among other things, he said he was put off by a building list of requirements imposed by The Salvation Army that included credentialing and background checks.
Glassman told ARRL that the net retained the SATERN acronym because it was familiar to net users, “plus the fact that TSA pretty much decided to dissolve the daily 20-meter net with no plans to replace it, and we did not wish the regulars to be kept hanging. We changed what the acronym stands for. We also have a pending trademark on the name and logo.”
Glassman said that if TSA had displayed any desire to continue the daily net, “we would have gladly backed off and let it continue under TSA.” He notes that SATERN began as an independent organization that was an adjunct to The Salvation Army.
“We do not disparage TSA, nor do we permit others to do so,” Glassman said. “We wholly encourage everyone to support TSA, ARES, ARC, and any other group that they wish.”
Glassman lists himself as co-manager of the Strategic Auxiliary Team Emergency Readiness Net, along with Ned Griffin, KL7QK. The net says its purpose is to provide backup communication support during disasters for those in need.
The “original” SATERN — the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network — is a fully integrated Salvation Army program within The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS). It was organized in 1988 by Major Patrick McPherson, WW9E (SK).
The Salvation Army said SATERN’s mission is providing effective emergency communications via amateur radio and other communication modes to provide a wide scope of assistance to disaster survivors during a disaster operation. “In carrying out its mission, SATERN recruits skilled volunteer radio amateurs who have been trained in disaster communications and other emergency disaster response practices,” TSA said in its announcement.
WSJT-X version 2.4.0 Now Generally Available, Version 2.5.0 on the Horizon
WSJT-X version 2.4.0 now is available in general release. According to co-developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, WSJT-X version 2.4.0 includes a new digital mode, Q65. This protocol is designed for two-way contacts over especially difficult propagation paths, including ionospheric scatter, troposcatter, rain scatter, TEP, EME, and other types of fast-fading signals.
“On paths with Doppler spread more than a few Hertz, the weak-signal performance of Q65 is the best among all WSJT-X modes,” the Quick Start Guide asserts.
WSJT-X version 2.5.0-rc1 (beta) version has been released. According to the Release Notes, in version 2.5.0 “the Q65 decoder has been enhanced to measure and compensate for linear frequency drift in Q65 signals.”
Q65 uses 65-tone frequency-shift keying and builds on the demonstrated weak-signal strengths of QRA64, a mode introduced to WSJT-X in 2016. Q65 offers user message and sequencing identical to that in FST4, FT4, FT8, and MSK144. It includes a unique tone for time and frequency synchronization. As with JT65, this “sync tone” is readily visible on the waterfall spectral display. In addition, Q65 provides a sensitive “sync curve” near the bottom of the waterfall window.
Testing showed that Q65 will enable stations with a modest Yagi and 100 W or more and to work one another on 6 meters at distances up to ~2000 kilometers on most days of the year, in dead band conditions.
“An excellent example of targeted uses of Q65 is ionospheric scatter on the 6-meter band,” the documentation states. “Extensive tests on the 1,150-kilometer path between K1JT and K9AN have shown that with 300 W power output, nearly every Q65-30A transmission is copied correctly by the other station.” The 30A refers to the transmit-receive period and spacing width.
For the complete announcement and to download the latest version, visit the WSJT-X website.
International Space Station to be in Cross-Band Repeater Mode for Field Day
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) cross-band repeater will be available for ARRL Field Day, June 26 – 27. Contacts will count toward Field Day bonus points as satellite contacts and Field Day contacts.
Field Day rules limit stations to one contact on any single-channel FM satellite. Note that contacts made during Field Day by ISS crew would only count for contact credit, but not for satellite bonus points. ISS cross-band repeater contacts are also valid AMSAT Field Day satellite contacts.
The ARISS cross-band repeater uplink is 145.990 MHz (67 Hz tone), with a downlink of 437.800 MHz.
ARISS suggests that those unfamiliar with the ISS repeater may want to practice with it prior to Field Day. ARISS had planned to switch modes to the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) during the second week of June, but this won’t happen until after the first ARISS school contact following ARRL Field Day.
The ARISS ham station will be off-air during spacewalks on June 16 and June 20. — Thanks to ARISS
Interactive LightCube Satellite Set to Launch in Late 2022
NASA has selected LightCube along with 13 other small research satellites to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets launching between 2022 and 2025. The launch opportunity is provided through NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). Being designed, built, and tested by an interdisciplinary team of students, advisors, and engineers across multiple organizations, LightCube is a microsatellite educational mission that aims to produce a light visible to the naked eye on Earth. The spacecraft’s two xenon flashtubes will be triggered via amateur radio.
When the light beacon is activated, the 1U CubeSat will be visible momentarily — each flash will last just 8 microseconds — from the ground, with a brightness similar to the International Space Station. Following ISS deployment, LightCube will orbit Earth for approximately 2 years before safely deorbiting.
The LightCube mission is a collaborative project between Arizona State University’s Interplanetary Initiative, the ASU Fulton Schools of Engineering, Vega Space Systems, and CETYS Universidad. ASU designed and built the satellite.
Here’s how it will work: A radio amateur with a hand-held transceiver will wait until the satellite is roughly overhead, as determined by a smartphone or computer app. The user will transmit a predefined number code, and if LightCube is charged, it will flash. The satellite then requires 30 seconds to recharge the capacitor that fires the xenon light tubes. At this point, no frequencies have been coordinated for LightCube.
The idea itself is not novel. As the LightCube sponsors note, Fitsat in 2013 used high-power LEDs to transmit Morse code. Equisat in 2016 could produce a beacon visible to the naked eye.
ARLB018 East Bay SM Jim Siemons, W6LK, Stepping Down; Mike
Patterson, N6JGA, Appointed
ARRL East Bay Section Manager Jim Siemons, W6LK, is stepping down
because he is relocating to Wyoming. Siemons has served as East Bay
SM since July 2018. Mike Patterson, N6JGA, has been appointed to
succeed him, effective June 1.
Siemons said, “There really is not a greater honor for a ham like me
than to watch so many people get their licenses, learn the code,
program a radio for the first time, win some ‘wallpaper,’ or just
enjoy each other’s company over a cup of coffee. I get to constantly
witness this as SM. ARRL afforded me the opportunity to have
experiences and gain memories that will last me forever!”
An ARRL Life Member, Patterson will serve the balance of Siemons’
term, which extends to the end of 2021. His amateur radio background
is strong in mentoring, emergency communications, public service,
and club leadership. He is a Volunteer Examiner and the treasurer of
the Northern Amateur Relay Council of California – the repeater
coordination body for the area that covers about two thirds of
California. Patterson is also on the Board of the Pacific Division
annual convention (Pacificon), active in the local CERT
communications group (including trustee of the group’s repeater);
past president of the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC), and a
member of several clubs within and outside the Section.
Patterson has been very active in MDARC’s education and training
programs, and has helped many people to prepare for their first
license and to upgrade.
ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, made
the appointment based on the recommendations of Siemons and ARRL
Pacific Division Director Kristen McIntyre, K6WX.
Amateurs’ Email Addresses Will Continue to Be Kept Private,
Starting on June 29, all applications filed with the FCC must
include an email address for FCC correspondence. After receipt of
the initial announcement that all future applications would require
an email address, ARRL was concerned for the privacy of its members
and requested that amateurs’ email addresses not be made public.
This week, the FCC agreed, stating in an email to ARRL counsel that
it will continue to “mask” amateurs’ email addresses from public
view in the Universal Licensing System (ULS). The FCC will use the
email address supplied by amateurs to correspond with applicants,
including to send a link to the official electronic copy of the
license when an application is granted.
The FCC is transitioning to fully electronic correspondence and no
longer mails hard-copy licenses. Amateurs are able to view,
download, and print their official license grant, using the ULS.
When a license is first granted, each applicant will receive an
email with a direct link to the license. Although the link expires
in 30 days, the license itself will remain available in the ULS and
may be downloaded at any time by signing into the licensee’s account
using their FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password.
On or after June 29, a valid email address must be provided with
each application, and must be kept current by filing a modification
application as necessary. Under the amended Section 97.23, “The
email address must be an address where the grantee can receive
electronic correspondence. Revocation of the station license or
suspension of the operator license may result when correspondence
from the FCC is returned as undeliverable because the grantee failed
to provide the correct email address.”
Applicants lacking an email address should consider using the email
address of a friend or family member on their FCC applications.
Reminder: Due to changes the FCC has made to its licensing system,
starting today, Thursday, May 20, all amateur exam applicants must
provide their FRN to the Volunteer Examiners (VEs) before taking an
amateur exam. Prospective new FCC licensees will be required to
obtain an FRN before the examination and provide that number to the
VEs on the Form 605 license application. An FCC instructional video
provides step-by-step instructions on how to obtain an FRN through
the FCC’s COmmission REgistration System (CORES) can be found at,
The FRN is used afterward by the applicant to download the official
license document from the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS), to
upgrade a license, apply for a vanity call sign, and to submit
administrative updates (such as address and email changes) and
The latest ARRL Letter is at:
The latest ARES-Letter is at:
The latest ARRL Contest Update Newsletter is at:
ARRL DX news bulletin:
ARLD023 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
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6. Adrian, 2E0MMU is QRV as A65IX from
Dubai. Activity is on 40 and 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to
BAHRAIN, A9. Members of the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society are QRV
with special call sign A91BFA until June 15 for the Bahrain Football
Association in support of the national football team in its progress
in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification process. QSL via EC6DX.
BALEARIC ISLANDS, EA6. Andreas, DK5ON will be QRV as EA6/DK5ON from
Cala Ratjada on Mallorca, IOTA EU-004, from June 12 to 20. Activity
will be on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL to home
GUADELOUPE, FG. Michel, F6GWV and Gildas, F6HMQ will be QRV as
TO11A from June 12 to July 5. Activity will be holiday style with a
focus on 6 meters. This includes being an entry in the IARU Region
1 50 MHz Contest. QSL via F6HMQ.
DOMINICA, HI. Special event station HI95RCD will be QRV from June
12 to 23 to celebrate the Radio Club Dominicano’s 95th anniversary.
QSL via LoTW.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Special event station D721LP is QRV until
June 30 to celebrate IARU HF QRP Day. QSL via LoTW.
ITALY, I. Operators IK5RUN and IK5MES will be QRV as IG9/home calls
from Lampedusa Island, IOTA AF-019, from June 12 to 25. Activity
will be holiday style on the HF bands using mainly SSB. QSL to home
OGASAWARA, JD1. Makoto, JI5RPT is QRV as JD1BLY from Chichijima
Island, IOTA AS-031, until June 13. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters
using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.
HAWAII, KH6. Special event station K6K is QRV until June 12 to
celebrate King Kamehameha Day. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB, FT8 and other modes. QSL via LoTW.
PERU, OA. Members of the Asociacion de Radioaficionados del Peru
are QRV with special calls OC4B, OC6B, and OC7B until December 31 to
celebrate the bicentennial of Peruvian independence. Activity is on
40, 20, 17 and 15 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW.
MARKET REEF, OJ0. A group of operators will be QRV as OJ0C from
June 12 to 21. Activity will focus on 6 meters using FT8. This may
include activity on 10 meters and higher bands. QSL via OH3JR.
EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station R21EURO is QRV for the
2021 European Football Championship. QSL via R1II.
BURKINA FASO, XT. Harald, DF2WO will be QRV as XT2AW from
Ouagadougou beginning June 13 and here for three weeks. Activity
will be on the HF bands using mostly CW, FT8 and on Satellite, and
with SSB as conditions permit. QSL via M0OXO.
INDONESIA, YB. Beginning June 12, look for Ram, YD9KNX to be QRV as
YD9KNX/p from Bendungan Meninting on Lombok Island, IOTA OC-150.
QSL to home call.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL June VHF Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, Annual USI Special Event Week, NCCC CW Sprint, K1USN Slow
Speed CW Test, VK Shires 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 and REF DDFM
6-Meter Contest will keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint and K1USN Slow Speed CW
Test are scheduled for June 14.
The Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and RTTYOPS Weeksprint are
scheduled for June 15.
The RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship, CWops Mini-CWT Test, SARL
Youth 40-Meter SSB Sprint, Phone Fray and NAQCC CW Sprint are
scheduled for June 16.
Please see June QST, page 72, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web
sites for details.
Reported NLI ARES ACTIVITY:
ARRL Section: New York / Long Island
Month: May 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: 8 Person hours: 133
Number of Public Service events this month: 0 Person hours : 0
Number of emergency operations this month: 0 Person hours 0
Number of Skywarn operations this month: 15 Person Hours: 26
Total number of ARES operations this month: 23 Total Person Hours: 159
Nassau County S.E.T Drill conducted with the National ARC Winlink Drill May 8th and locally May 16th. Other section members joined where possible
MAY 2021 NLI NTS STATS:
ESS SESSIONS 31 QNI 351 QTC 60 QSP n/a QTR n/a
NYS/E SESSIONS 13 QNI 135 QTC 96 QSP 94 QTR 329
BA SESSIONS 31 QNI 509 QTC 11 QSP 11 QTR 611
NLISTN SESSIONS 5 QNI 55 QTC 10 QSP 10 QTR 120 5 schools
NCVHFTN SESSIONS n/a QNI n/a QTC n/a QSP n/a QTR n/a
KD2MDV REC/ 21 SENT/ 7 TOTAL / 28
N2WGF REC/ 5 SENT / 10 TOTAL / 15
K2TV REC/ 3 SENT/ 9 TOTAL / 12
KD2MEN REC/ 0 SENT/ 6 TOTAL/ 6
N2WGF ORIG / 0 REC / 18 SENT / 17 DEL / 4 TOTAL / 39
KD2LPM ORIG / 0 REC / 21 SENT / 13 DEL / 4 TOTAL / 38
K2TV ORIG / 0 REC / 13 SENT / 21 DEL / 3 TOTAL / 37
KD2MEN ORIG / 0 REC / 2 SENT / 6 DEL / 0 TOTAL / 8
MAY 2021 – PSHR
|KD2LPM/ 288, N2WGF/ 209, KD2GRS/ 202, N2RQ/ 190, KD2GXL/ 142, K2TV/ 117, WB2ZEX/ 98, K2KNB/83.|
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 Â± but 80 is starting to go long again, so if
you can get on top band, the alternate of 1807 kHz.
INDEPENDENT CW NETS which maintain close association with the NTS.
Empire Slow Speed Net (ESS) 6pm daily on 3566 kHz . Alt. 7044 kHz ±
Hit and Bounce Slow Speed Traffic Net (HBSN) 7112 kHz at 7:30 am daily.
Hit and Bounce Net (HBN) 8:30 am daily on 7112 kHz
NTS SECTION LEVEL HF/phone nets:
New York Public Operations Net (NYPON) 5pm daily on 3925 kHz ± QRM,
alternate freq. 3913 kHz
The NTS local nets are:
Big Apple Traffic Net 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)
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club listing is always being updated. Please submit your meeting
information to email@example.com
NOTE: Always check with the club to verify the date, time and
location of the events/meetings listed here.
The ARCECS meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM.
American Red Cross on Long Island
BONAC Amateur Radio Club (BARC)
BARC meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Amagansett
Library (except November, which is on the 3rd Thursday). For more
information please go to the club website at http://www.bonacarc.org
Or contact President Steven Akkala, KD2CJW at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brookhaven National Labs Amateur Radio Club (BNLARC)
President ; Nick Franco – KF2P
Contact Person : Bill Eisele – KD2FFL email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Gary Litner, KB2BSL at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
WA2PNU EastNet FlexNet Network
Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club
The LIARS Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Newfield High
School in Selden, NY at 7:30PM. All are welcome. Our web site is:
www.lisimplex.org Contact: Tim MoDavis, KA2VZX at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
Each month, meeting details are on our web site: http://www.rcarc.org
Radio Club of Junior High School 22 NYC
PO Box 1052
New York NY 10002
Telephone 516-674-4072 Mobile/Text 516-658-6947
*** Meet us on THE CLASSROOM NET, 7.238 MHz, 7:00-8:30 am, Monday thru Friday.
Staten Island Amateur Radio Association (SIARA)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
New York City:
DEC: Martin Grillo, W1EMR, email@example.com
ADEC: Jose Sanless, N2DDD, firstname.lastname@example.org
EC Kings: Simon Wurster, KF2N, email@example.com
EC Queens: L. Sugai, N2UJG, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC : John Wilson, KD2AKX, email@example.com
ADEC’s: Robert Jagde, KD2GRS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL, email@example.com
Nassau County ARES meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the American Red Cross 195 Willis Ave. Mineola , NY
For more information about local ARES groups, contact the
following Emergency Coordinators:
Town of Hempstead: Bob Yenis, KC2ILP, firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of North Hempstead: Robert Jagde, KD2GRS, email@example.com
Town of Oyster Bay: Ceil Gomez, W2CTG, firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR, email@example.com
City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC , firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC: Bill Scheibel, N2NFI email@example.com
Town of Smithtown: Rich Johnston, KC2TON, firstname.lastname@example.org
Smithtown meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Smithtown EOC – 7:30PM.
We also hold weekly Nets on Monday’s at 7:30 pm, (W2LRC/145.43, PL 136.5 Larkfield Repeater)
Town of Brookhaven: Vincent Cigna, KC2WPP, email@example.com
2nd Monday of the month at the Middle Country Library,
101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY at 7:30 pm
Town of Riverhead: Steve Casko, W2SFC, firstname.lastname@example.org Monthly meeting TBD
Town of Southampton: Vacant
Town of Southold: Don Fisher, N2QHV, email@example.com
ARES announcements and business conducted during the Peconic ARC
1st Friday of the month at 6:30 pm. Mattituck Public Library on the Main Road
(route 25) in Mattituck.
Town of East Hampton: Eddie Schnell,WZ2Y, firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Town of Shelter Island: Vacant
Town of Islip: Phil Jacobs, W2UV, email@example.com
Other Stuff :
John Reiser, W2GW is the section DXCC card checker and is available for
field checking of QSL cards for your DXCC Award. John is available by
appointment at his home in West Hempstead for card checking, and at all
LIDXA meetings. If some lives far from him, John is willing to meet them
half way at a diner or someplace. Contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Broges, WC2C and Tom Carrubba, KA2D are also DXCC card checkers. Aaron and Tom are also members of the LIDXA and is usually available for DXCC QSL checking at the monthly LIDXA meetings (along with W2GW).
Approved DXCC card checkers can also check cards for WAS and VUCC
awards as well.
NLI DX Spotting Clusters:
AA2MF Staten Island-NY, dxc.aa2mf.net
K2LS Greensboro- NC. dxc.k2ls.com
K2LS is still a popular spot for many NLI DXers.
ARRL Additional :
Finding ham radio classes a mouse click away! A new user-friendly
feature on the ARRL Web site-the ARRL Amateur Licensing Class Search
Page-lets prospective hams search for a licensing class in their area.
It also allows ARRL registered instructors to list their classes on the
Web. Visitors can search for classes by ZIP code, ARRL Section or
ARES E-Letter, sign up now!
The ARES E-Letter is an e-mail digest of news and information of
interest to active members of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service
(ARES) and to hams concerned with public service and emergency
communications. ARRL members may subscribe to The ARES E-Letter by
going to the Member Data Page at:
Check the box for ARES E-Letter (monthly public service and
emergency communications news) and you’re all set. Past issues of
The ARES E-Letter are available at: http://www.arrl.org/ares-el/ Issues
are posted to this page after publication.
MetroCor is coordinating body for the New York metro area. MetroCor is
the established coordinating body for the New York Metro area,
inclusive of New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and the
majority of Northern New Jersey. You must apply for coordination
through MetroCor if you wish to establish a new system on Amateur Radio
Spectrum above 29.5 MHz. These and any other matters related to repeater
systems coordination are welcomed by MetroCor. They invite you to
visit their website at: http://www.metrocor.net. You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at email@example.com.
The Section Website contains LOTS of great information on section
happenings, VE session, Education, Clubs, section staff, and much
Please continue to help make this newsletter even more interesting and
informative by sending me news about YOUR club and events.
NLI Staff :
SEC Russ Logar, KC2LSB, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC New York City: Martin Grillo, W1EMR, email@example.com
DEC Nassau County: John Wilson, KD2AKX, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI, email@example.com
Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB, firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Coordinator: Steve Barreres K2CX, email@example.com
Public Information Coordinator : Mel Granick, KS2G, firstname.lastname@example.org
State Government Liaison: George Tranos N2GA, email@example.com
Section Traffic Manager : Jerry Pilate, N2WGF, firstname.lastname@example.org
Skywarn: John Hale, KD2LPM, email@example.com