October 18th Hall of Science Hamfest
American Cancer Society Walk at Jones Beach(NC ARES)
October 25th- LIMARC Hamfest

This is the May 2013 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 issue prior to
the end of the first week in June.

Section News

Section News is available ONLY on the world-wide-web. See the NLI site


* >From Jim Mezey,W2KFV Section Manager

* Upcoming Special Events

* >From Russ Logar, KC2LSB, Section Emergency Coordinator

* >From Jim Kettyle, KC2LEB, Section Traffic Manager

* Club Info



All Roads Lead To Dayton !!  The granddaddy of all Hamfests starts this Friday at the HARA Arena in Dayton Ohio. I am looking forward to going and helping out at the ARRL booth as well as looking for some new items to ad to my shack. I will be at the Centennial display or the Public Service display areas at the ARRL Booth. Stop by and say Hello.

I enjoyed the invitation to speak at the Peconic Amateur Radio Club last week and met some very nice and interesting people. Thank you for your hospitality. They run a very interesting Field Day operation using only solar power. I hope to get a chance to stop by during Field Day weekend. I hope to get a chance to stop by during Field Day weekend. I will be going to as many clubs as I can especially the ones I haven’t seen yet.

Be safe out there and keep your batteries charged…….

Introduction to Emergency Communication (EC-001)

There will be a Section wide EC-001 Introduction to Communication Course given on July 20 and 21st Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security building located at 510 Grumman Rd W, Bethpage, NY 11714.

Before you begin the course you should have completed the following prerequisites. These courses provide a foundation for the content of this course.  These are free mini-courses you can take online at

ICS-100 (IS-100.b) (Introduction to the Incident Command System)
IS -700 (National Incident Management System)

Pre registration is required  For more information Contact or


The 2013 Hudson Division Awards celebration will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at the Cafe Internationale located in the Ramada Inn in Newburgh,
NY.  The Ramada is ¼ mile from Exit 17 on the New York State Thruway.


This just in …………………

From the ARRL:

As you know, the ARRL will be celebrating our Centennial in 2014.  One part of it will be gathering as many short pairs of video clips as we can get showing radio amateurs in their “normal/work” settings saying “I am ___name___.  I like ___activity___ and I am the ARRL” and then another clip of the same person using or working with radio gear.  For example, a shot of a car mechanic in coveralls working over an engine looks at camera and says “I am Henry Smith, N0XCC. I like to talk to strange countries and I am the ARRL” and a paired shot of him at home talking on the radio.  Or a lab technician in a white coat, a doctor with a stethoscope, a teacher in a classroom, a cook in a kitchen – you get the idea.  We are “that guy down the street” and we are the ARRL.

These clips will be gathered and assembled into one video that we expect will be shown at the national convention.  We will be holding a drawing from the names of submitters for many prizes, including a top winner of a mini-library of major ARRL publications such as the ARRL Handbook, Antenna Book and more! (One “ticket in the hat” for each usable paired clip submitted.) With Field Day coming up, that’s an ideal place for getting both Part A and Part B clips as long as those being video recorded bring with them their “work costume” and the shooter knows how to be a little creative with creating Part A.  Part B clips are just a matter of grabbing a shot of the person at one of the Field Day stations — shooting each from a different angle, etc.

If at all possible, the clips should be shot in 9:16 format (widescreen) and 720 or higher definition.  MP4 or .mov files preferred.  No VHS tapes as we cannot use them.  Best bet is to put them onto a CD or DVD and send them to:

“I am the ARRL Contest”

ARRL – Media & PR

225 Main St

Newington, CT 06111

As usual, ARRL must have the full rights for use of the video clips submitted.  Releases for the participants shown can be found at .  Submissions are due in by Dec 31, 2013.

Allen Pitts, W1AGP

Media & PR Manager

ARRL – the national association for Amateur Radio

225 Main St.  Newington, CT 06111

(860) 594-0328


Jim Mezey, W2KFV
Section Manager – NYC/ Long Island
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™
Emergency Communications Advisory Committee Representative
Hudson Division

H:  516-997-6023
C:  516-315-8608
F:   516-997-2164

Upcoming Club Special Events:

LIMARC  in conjunction with the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, will be holding a special events station on May 20th and May 21, 2013, to commemorate the trans-Atlantic crossing by Charles Lindbergh in 1927.
They will be operating under the museum callsign of K2CAM., and will try to be on all bands beginning at 1152 UTC Monday and ending at 1722 UTC  on Tuesday.  We will be in the museum each day until approximately 5 PM and will continue remote operation during the over night hours. All are welcome to operate. Please contact Richie, K2KNB at


SKYWARN Class – May 21, 2013 @ 7PM at Nassau County OEM pre registration required


LIMARC Hamfest – June 2, 2013 @ 9AM   Briarcliff  College.


Field Day 2013 will be held on June 22 and 23rd.  See for more information and all your needs.


HOSARC Hamfest – June 30, 2013 at The New York Hall of Science. See


July17-20, 2014  the ARRL will be holding a Centennial Celebration and Convention in Hartford Ct. For more information go to:


From SEC Russ Logar, KC2LSB:

ARRL Section:                 New York / Long Island

Month:                     April

Year:                     2013

Total  number of ARES members:         156

Change since last month:         1

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month: 2/6

Number of ARES nets active:         33

Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:    1

Calls of DECs/ECs reporting:         NY2K, N2RDB,N2PQJ, K2FTC, KB2KAB, KC2NBE, N1JSP, AC2IR

Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month:     33Person hours:    312.31

Number of Public Service events this month:            2    Person hours    98

Number of emergency operations this month:            0    Person hours     0

Total number of ARES operations this month:             35 Total Person Hours     410.31

Steven, N2PQJ
We have a monthly Echolink Conference between EC and four AEC’s.

Adam Fine – NY2K
Kings County ARES: starting cooperative project with Brookdale Hospital with ARES providing training, technical advice for its personnel and ARES potentially receiving a communications and training hub. More info as it develops.

Richmond county ARES: double-header weekend April 28 & 29 — High Rock Challenge both days and March of Dimes walk-a-thon on Sunday.


Russ Logar, KC2LSB

Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Section Emergency Coordinator

New York / Long Island Section



From Jim Kettyle , KC2LEB, Section Traffic Manager

April 2013 NLI Section Traffic Report

Net AbbreviationSessions QNI QTC QSP QTR Net Manager

Big Apple Traffic Net BATN 14 92 13 8 162 KC2LEB

NYS Early NYS/E 30 144 51 50 211 K2TD

NYS Late NYS/L 30 141 61 58 213 K2TD

NYS Morning NYS/M 0 0 0 0 0 WA2IAX

Empire Slow Speed ESS 0 0 0 0 0 WI2G

Nassau County TrafficN NCeVtHF 20 104 38 38 201 N2WGF

NY Public Operator’s NNeYtPON 0 0 0 0 0 AA2Y

NLI STM Report Totals 94 481 163 154 787 KC2LEB/STM


Call 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total

K2TV 40 40 30 0 0 10 120

N2WGF 40 40 20 0 0 0 100

WB2FTX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Station Activity Report

Call Originated Received Sent DeliveredTotal

K2TV 0 82 92 15 189

N2WGF 0 32 20 28 80

WB2FTX 0 0 0 0 0

Digital Report

Call Received Sent Total

K2TV 65 19 84





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 topband, 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 ±

Hit and Bounce Net (HBN) 8:30am daily on 3576 kHz .

Hit and Bounce Slow Net (HBSN) Please note the frequency change for the
Hit & Bounce Slow Speed Traffic Net to 3574 KHz at 7:30 AM EST. Seven
days a week. Bob K2TV


New York Phone*/ (NYP). CEASES OPERATION 12/18/2011
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 440.550 +5 141.3 PL
Check for our schedule.

Jim, KC2LEB “ Net Manager

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: :

Suffolk Co. VHF Net

K2TV is now operational as a Digital Relay Station on HF winlink
representing the New York City/Long Island section.
I will be receiving NLI traffic via the W2SFD Pactor MBO. Hopefully
this will expedite traffic in and out of NLI.

We are still in the process of organizing the Suffolk County VHF
traffic net and will be running the W2EAG Traffic Handling Course on the
air once it starts. N2NFI/R on 145.370 (136.5 PL) and the W2GSB/R ON
223.860 (156.7 pl) will be used connected via IRLP.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:15 PM are the tentative beginning
times and frequencies.  Anyone interested please contact K2TV at


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

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:
Please contact Leonard Smith (PIO) at: 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


Grumman ARC

Grumman ARC (GARC)
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 at Briarcliffe College in
Room: Long Beach #5, starting at 5:00 PM.
Contact: Ed Gellender at

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
Please see the club website for directions



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 for more detailed


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:

Gary M McDowell, K2TVN, President of LARC


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:  Contact: Tim MoDavis, KA2VZX at


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 for further

LIDXA President, John, W2GW, and Mike Lisenco, N2YBB are ARRL DXCC
card checkers. Bring your new DXCC cards and paperwork to these
meetings for official verification and credit.


Long Island Mobile ARC

LIMARC meets the second Wednesday each month, 8PM at Levittown Hall,
201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY. All are welcome. Bring a
Webpage is: Club Contact: President, Rich Cetron,
Club PIO: Rich Levow, WA2NLL


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


Nassau ARC (NARC)

Meetings every Monday night at 8 PM in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
at the Senior Citizens Center. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 8 PM. All are welcome. Contact Jerry Vibert,
K2GV, President at


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 ARC (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 for all our current club
activities and contact information.


Radio Central ARC

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:


Staten Island Amateur Radio Association (SIARA)

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


Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)

Monthly meeting is the third Tuesday of the month at 8 PM at the Grace
Lutheran Church in Mastic. Contact Chris DeSanto, N2ABG at Or go to their website,

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


Town of Huntington ARES/RACES meetings

are held twice a year-in March and September.  For more information,



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 or contact Frank Porcaro, N2RSO, President, via
e-mail at:


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:  for more details

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

Section Emergency Coordinator Russ Logar, KC2LSB,
Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator  Charlie Alfano, WA2GUG,

New York City:
District Emergency Coordinator Adam Fine, NY2K

Manhattan: Emergency Coordinator. Josh Gaffin, K2FTC,
No meeting listed at this time

Bronx: Emergency Coordinator Francisco Lopez, KB2WUS,
No meeting listed at this time.

Brooklyn: Emergency Coordinator JoJo Gonzalez, KC2NBE,
2nd Monday of the month, 7:30pm in the Community Room of Board 6 at
250 Baltic Street (off of Court St) in Brooklyn.

Queens: Emergency Coordinator Jeff Spiro, N1JSP,
3rd Sunday of month, 2pm, Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, Rm. A1-15

Staten Island: Emergency Coordinator David Lefkowitz, KB2KAB,  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: David
or, category Richmond

Nassau County:

District Emergency Coordinator Tim Cregan, N2RDB

Nassau County ARES meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the Nassau County Senior Citizens Activities
Center in Eisenhower Park. Contact Tim for directions. There are no
individual city or township meetings in Nassau County.

For more information about local ARES groups, contact Tim N2RDB or the
following Emergency Coordinators:
City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor ,W2OSR
Town of Oyster Bay: Bruce Gronich K2BRG
Town of North Hempstead: Dave Kass WA2LKJ
Town of Hempstead: Frank Porcaro N2RSO
City of Long Beach: George Geller WB2GTC

Suffolk County:

District Emergency Coordinator Bill Scheibel, N2NFI

Emergency Coordinators:

Babylon: John Melfi,W2HCB

Huntington: Steve Hines, N2PQJ, Town of Huntington ARES/RACES meetings are held twice a year-in March and September.  For more information, see:

Islip:   John Blowsky,  KB2SCS
VE session 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm.
American Legion Hall in East Islip

Smithtown: Joe Albertus, KB2JOE
No monthly meeting.

Brookhaven: Ted Debowy, AC2IR
2nd Monday of the month at 8:00 pm
Brookhaven Town Hall, Farmingville.

Riverhead: Don Rollock, W2EUL
No monthly meeting.

Southampton: Dennis  O’Rourke, KB2ZWW ,
No monthly meeting.

Southold: Don Fisher, N2QHV
ARES announcements and business conducted during the Peconic ARC
1st Friday of the month at 6:30 pm.
Southold Free Library, Southold.

East Hampton: Nat Raynor, N2NEI
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett

Shelter Island: Neal Raymond, N2QZA
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
Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, is now a DXCC card checker as well, appointed by
LIDXA. For those who live in or close to NYC and want to stay local,
Mike is available by appointment. Please contact Mike at

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

NLI DX Spotting Clusters
AA2MF Staten Island-NY,
K2LS Greensboro- NC.
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 advanceword
of registration opportunities via e-mail. To take advantage, send an
e-mail to 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 and the C-CE Links found there. For
more information, contact Emergency Communications Course Manager Dan
Miller, K3UFG, 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: 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: You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at


Section VE Sessions

available on the web at:


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 NLI:  Russ Logar,  KC2LSB,
ASEC NLI : Charles Alfano, WA2GUG,

DEC New York City: Adam Fine, NY2K,
DEC Nassau County: Tim Cregan, N2RDB,
DEC Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI,

Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB,
Technical Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX,
Public Information Coordinator :  Vacant
State Government Liaison:   George Tranos N2GA,
Section Traffic Manager :  Jim Kettyle, KC2LEB,
Official Observer Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX,
Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster:  Mitch Cohen N2RGA,
Digital Communications : Bob Meyers K2TV,

ARRL New York City-Long Island Section
Section Manager:   Jim Mezey W2KFV,

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