May 2017 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the May 2017 edition of the New York City-Long Island
Section e-Happenings newsletter.

This newsletter is here to serve the Amateur Radio community in our
area. We welcome and encourage all submissions. Help make this your
newsletter. We especially encourage NLI radio clubs and organizations
to submit their meeting announcements, guest speakers and any special
events. Please submit any information for the June 2017 issue prior to
the end of the first week in June.

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

* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager

* From the ARRL

* Upcoming Special Events:

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello Everyone …..

I would like to wish a Happy Mothers Day to all Moms.

I would like to thank the members of the Larkfield Amateur Radio Club for their hospitality they showed me at their April Club meeting.

The Dayton Hamvention will be here next week and it should be interesting as they are at a new venue, the Greene County Fair Grounds in Xenia Ohio. I am sure there will be a lot of gremlins along the way but for those going enjoy yourself and be patient. Stop by the ARRL booths and say Hello.

All Clubs are encouraged to update your Clubs information on the ARRL Big Club Website or the NLI website  and copy our Affiliated Club Coordinator Richie Cetron, K2KNB at .


The Jamming repeaters and malicious interference is still a very big problem in the Section with that said if you are experiencing any issues, please go to either the following websites and fill out a short report or

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

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

C:  516-315-8608
F:   516-997-2164


From the ARRL:

ARLX004 Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio
Communications Test is May 13

Special Bulletin 4  ARLX004
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 27, 2017
To all radio amateurs

ARLX004 Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio
Communications Test is May 13

The US Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard will sponsor the
traditional military/amateur radio communication tests on Saturday,
May 13 to mark the 66th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD). Armed Forces
Day is May 20, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event
will take place a week earlier in order to avoid schedule conflicts
with those attending Hamvention.

Complete information, including military stations, modes, and
frequencies, is available on the US Army MARS website at, .

The annual celebration is a unique opportunity to test two-way
communication between radio amateurs and military stations
(authorized under Part 97.111 of the Amateur Service rules). It
features traditional military-to-amateur crossband SSB voice, CW,
practice using legacy interoperability waveforms, and the
opportunity for participating hams to utilize more modern military
modes, such as MIL-STD Serial PSK and Automatic Link Establishment
(ALE). Military stations and Amateur Radio stations are authorized
to communicate directly on certain 60-meter interoperability
channels – 5,330.5, 5346.5, and 5,371.5 kHz.

These tests give Amateur Radio operators and shortwave listeners a
chance and a challenge to demonstrate individual technical skills
and to receive recognition from the appropriate military radio
station. QSL cards will be available for stations successfully
contacting participating military stations.

The Armed Forces Day message will be transmitted via Military
Standard radioteletype modes (MIL-STD 188-110A/B). Software is
available to demodulate the military serial PSK waveform, and
detailed instructions can be downloaded from,
.  Utilizing this mode with soundcard equipment can be challenging;
review the instructions carefully.

A short practice transmission will be sent at 1930 and 2330 on May
6, 7, 10, and 12 on 13.506.5 MHz USB and 17.443.0 MHz USB.

Military FSK is Baudot at 850 Hz, 75 baud, low mark, and 2000 Hz
center. Most RTTY programs can be set to decode this mode. To
achieve low mark while receiving in USB, select reverse shift.

QSL cards are available for individuals that receive the Armed
Forces Day test message. To receive a card, copy the printed text of
the test message as received from the military station, and include
it in your report. No attempt should be made to correct possible

Stations copying Armed Forces Day messages transmitted from US Army
and US Navy stations and requesting a QSL card, can complete the QSL
report form online at, . Stations copying
the Armed Forces Day message transmitted from US Air Force stations
and seeking a QSL card should send a request to Armed Forces Day
Celebration, Chief, Air Force MARS, 203 W. Losey St, Scott AFB, IL

Include a transcript of the received text, time observed, frequency
observed, military station call sign, your full name and Amateur
Radio call sign (if applicable), full mailing address (including ZIP

Stations with Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) capability can
contact a military station on specific half duplex crossband
channels established for this purpose. ALE is a selective calling
and linking method utilized by government, military, and amateur
radio communications. Military stations will scan and receive
certain amateur HFLINK ALE frequencies and transmit on the
corresponding military ALE frequency. Military stations will also
transmit ALE station identification (soundings) on each military
frequency at 30- to 90-minute intervals. Amateur stations may scan
military frequencies and monitor the soundings to build the LQA
database or select the channel manually. Amateur stations will call
military stations using ALE selective calling on one of the paired
cross band channels.

Radio Waves – Spring Issue

We’ve just published our Spring 2017 issue of Radio Waves.

You’ll find this issue and past issues on our website at:

You can link to this issue directly at:

Lisa Kustosik, KA1UFZ

Education Services Administrator

ARRL–The National Association for Amateur Radio

225 Main Street

Newington, CT 06111

Tel:  860-594-0245   —   Fax:  860-594-0259




New MF and LF Bands are Not Yet Availableto Use!

The new 630-meter and 2200-meter bands are not yet available for
Amateur Radio use. The effective date of the recent FCC Report and
Order (R&O) granting these allocations has not yet been determined,
and until the start date has been set, it is not legal under an
Amateur Radio license to transmit on either band.

The R&O can be found on the web in PDF format at, .

The fact that the new rules contain a new information-collection
requirement – notification of operation to the United Telecoms
Council (UTC) – complicates the matter of determining an effective
date. According to the FCC R&O, the Office of Management and Budget
(under the Paperwork Reduction Act) must first approve the
information-collection requirements in Part 97.303(g)(2), which must
be in place before radio amateurs can use the new bands.

Once that happens, the FCC will publish a notice in The Federal
Register “announcing such approval and the relevant effective date.”

ARRL will announce the UTC notification procedures and the effective
date to use these new bands as soon as these are known.




The latest ARRL Letter is at:

The latest ARRL E-Letter is at:

The latest ARRL Contest Update Newsletter is at:



ARRL  DX news bulletin:
ARLD018 DX news

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

LAOS, XW.  Champ will be QRV as XW1IC on May 8, 9 and 10 with an
emphasis on RTTY on 20, 17 and 15 meters.  QSL via OQRS on Club Log,
or paper QSL, via E21EIC.  You can also confirm using LoTW.

CAPE VERDE, D4.  Harald, DF2WO (XT2AW, 9X2AW) is QRV until June 8 as
D44TWO.  He is operating on 80 to 6 meters with a hex beam and
vertical antennas.  QSL via M0OXO.

NORTHERN IRELAND, GI.  Special event call GB0GLS (Gilnahirk
Listening Station) draws attention to this radio station’s role in
WWII.  They will be QRV from May 5 to 13.  QSL via MI0WWB (d/B).

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Jim, G3VDB is QRV as 8Q7EJ until May 7.  Activity is
on 30, 20 and 17 meters using mostly CW with some SSB, PSK and RTTY.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2.  Luca, IK2PFL will be QRV as 9M2/IK2PFL from
Perhentian Besar, IOTA AS-073, until May 8.  Activity will be
holiday style on the HF bands.  QSL to home call.

QATAR, A7.  Martin, MW0BRO will be QRV as A7/MW0BRO until May 18 on
80 to 10 meters using CW only.  QSL via MW0BRO (d), eQSL.

RUSSIA, UA.  More than 150 different stations will be active with
the prefix RP72 between May 5 and 9 to commemorate the end of WWII.
See for a list of the calls.

UKRAINE, UR.  EM2017UEV will operate around the Eurovision Song
Contest 2017 from May 9 to 13.  For qsl information see

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5.  Art, KZ5D plans to be QRV as
VP5/KZ5D from May 25 to 31, including the CQ WPX CW Contest with
special call VQ9D.  QSL via LoTW.

BOTSWANA, A2.  A group of operators are QRV as A25UK until May 6.
Activity is on the low bands with an emphasis on RTTY.  QSL via

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Doug, W6HB and Bruce, AD7MM will be QRV as
E51DLD and E51BAS, respectively, from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013,
until May 12.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using SSB.  QSL
direct to home calls.

Hiva, IOTA OC-027.  Activity is on 40 to 15 meters using SSB, RTTY,
PSK and JT65 with solar panels and a wind generator.  He will be
active from other islands as well.  QSL direct to home call.

VIET NAM, 3W.  Peter, DF7DQ will be QRV as 3W9DQ until May 10.
Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using mostly CW
with some digital modes.  QSL to home call.  In addition, Yuri, RM0F
will be QRV as 3W9FU from Nha Trang while on vacation until May 10.
Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes.  He also plans to be active as 3W9FU/p from
IOTA AS-157 for two or three days.  QSL to home call.

JAPAN, JA.  Special event stations 8J4VLP, 8J6VLP, 8J8VLP and 8J9VLP
are QRV until June 30 to commemorate World QRP Day on June 17.  All
stations will be active on the HF bands using 5 watts.  QSL all
calls via bureau.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F.  Jan, PY4NY will be QRV as PY0NY from May
5 to 15 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Smoke Squadron, the
Brazilian Air Force’s Official Squadron.  Activity will be on the HF
bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and various digital modes.  QSL to home

SEYCHELLES, S7.  Ivan, LZ1PJ will be QRV as S79J from Mahe, IOTA
AF-024, until May 10.  Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters
using only CW.  He welcomes calls from SKCC members.  QSL to home

POLAND, SP.  Special event station SN74GETTO is QRV until May 16 to
commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.  QSL direct to SP5PDB.

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L.  Christoph, DL1YAF plans to be QRV as
DL1YAF/VK9L until May 8.  Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10
meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Al, KZ3AB and Tony, W1FHN will be QRV as ZF2AB
until May 6.  Activity will be holiday style on 40, 20, 15 and 10
meters using SSB.  QSL via WA3EOP.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The 10-10 International Spring Contest,
CW, SBMS 2.3 GHz and Up Contest, Microwave Spring Sprint, ARI
International DX Contest, F9AA Cup, PSK, 7th Call Area QSO Party,
Indiana QSO Party, FISTS Spring Slow Speed Sprint, Delaware QSO
Party and the New England QSO Party are all on tap for this weekend.
Please May QST, page 87 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites
for details.




The LIMARC Spring Hamfest will be held on June 4th, 2017 again at Briarcliffe College, 1055 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage NY.  Doors open at 7:30 AM for sellers and at 9 AM for buyers.  Parking for buyers is limited to the parking field on the north side of the building (diagonally opposite from the flea market area).  Attached is our hamfest flyer with travel directions.

Vendors Must Comply With NY State Sales Tax Laws As Applicable.

The sale of guns, ammunition or pornographic material is prohibited.


Talk-In on W2VL Repeater 146.850 (136.5 PL)

For more information, see

or contact our Hamfest Co-Chairs at 516 694-4937, or email us at

Dave AK1NS and Richie K2KNB


  • By way of the LIE – Take LIE to exit 44S (Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway-Rte 135) South to exit 9 (Broadway, Bethpage). Make a right turn onto

Broadway and bear right onto Cherry Avenue. Go past Bethpage High School and at the light make a right turn onto Stewart Avenue. Go past the

flashing light and look for Briarcliffe College on your left – watch for the Hamfest entrance.

  • By way of Northern Parkway – Take the Parkway to exit 36A South (Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway-Rte 135) and follow directions above.
  • By way of Southern Parkway – Take the Parkway to exit 28AN (Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway-Rte 135) North to exit 9 (Plainview Road).

Make an immediate left at the bottom of the ramp (under the Expressway) onto Broadway and follow the LIE directions above


HOSARC Hamfest

The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club is holding its 1st semi-annual hamfest for 2017 on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

Sellers setup starts at 7:30 and doors open to buyers at 9.00 AM. Don’t forget to try our Drop’n’Shop feature!

KJI Electronics will be there.

Bring a couple of items down that you’d like to sell and we’ll do our best to sell them for you. (so you don’t need to buy a table for one or two items, freeing you up0 to enjoy the hamfest.)

NEW Free admission for new members joining at the hamfest.

Door prizes and handouts donated by:
CQ Communications
Nuts & Volts Magazine
Servo Magazine
MFJ Enterprises
Dave Schneider Parts
RF Adapter Guy

Location at the New York Hall of Science Museum Parking Lot. 47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens NY.

Free Parking
Electronic and computer equipment, tailgating. Tune up clinic, ARRL DXCC, VUCC, WAS, WAC card checker, ARRL Information Many handouts and door prizes.

(Separate museum admission $6.00 with
Hamfest ticket or from 10 AM to 11 AM
come in FREE. Can re-enter later. )
VE Session at 10:00 AM
Buyers $5.00 Sellers $10.00 per space plus admission ticket of $5.00 Talk in at 444.200+ 136.5 PL

For additional info call evenings only or go our website:

Steve Greenbaum WB2KDG 718-898-5599



ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  April    Year:  2017

Total  number of ARES members:  77

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   1/2
Number of ARES nets active:  31    Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  17

Calls of DECs/ECs reporting:     KD2BQM / N2PQJ, KC2TON,

Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month:  41  Person hours:    179

Number of Public Service events this month:    5         Person hours         137

Number of emergency operations this month:     0          Person hours        0
Total number of ARES operations this month:   46         Total Person Hours   306


New York City DEC, KD2BQM – reports – supported Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk 2017 on 4/2/17. Participated in Operation Gotham Shield in support of ARC. Coordinated an event in SI, supporting NY-EMS

Town of Huntington EC, N2PQJ– reports – We are moving forward with testing voice and Fldigi at the new amateur station in Huntington Hospital. VHF packet BBS store and forward operational via WA2PNU in Huntington. RMS Express email being used via VHF and HF Winmor Winlink.packet

Town of Smithtown EC, KC2TON- reports – quiet month





NYPON             SESSIONS  30        QNI  204         QTC 52         QSP  45        QTR  361

ESS                   SESSIONS  30         QNI  349        QTC  n/a       QSP  60         QTR  n/a

NYS/E                SESSIONS  30        QNI  160         QTC  78        QSP  66        QTR  247

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

BA                      SESSIONS  30        QNI  na           QTC  49        QSP  49        QTR  784

NCVHFTN          SESSIONS  nr        QNI  nr            QTC  nr         QSP  nr          QTR  nr

NLI Section Net  SESSIONS  nr          QNI  nr          QTC   nr       QSP   nr         QTR  nr



N2WGF    REC / 18      SENT / 6   TOTAL / 24

K2TV        REC /  7      SENT / 6   TOTAL / 13

KD2MEN  REC /  12    SENT / 13    TOTAL / 25




KD2MEN  ORIG /0   REC /34  SENT / 37   DEL / 7    TOTAL / 78

N2WGF    ORIG / 0  REC / 23  SENT / 21  DEL /  0   TOTAL / 44

KD2MDV  ORIG / 0  REC / 14   SENT / 16   DEL / 7  TOTAL / 38

K2TV        ORIG / 1  REC / 10  SENT / 20  DEL /  0   TOTAL / 31


April – PSHR

N2WGF 180, N2PQJ 119, K2TV 116, KD2MEN 100, KD2MDV 88

Gerard Pilate  STM NLI/NYC

” You can’t change, what you can’t measure”



NYS/M*/ 10am local time daily /*NYS/E*/ 7pm local time daily /*NYS/L*/
10pm local time daily –

As of now the frequency for all things NTS in NY is 3576. The alternate
freq. is usually  7042 kHz ± but 80 is starting to go long again, so if
you can get on top band, the alternate of 1807 kHz.

INDEPENDENT CW NETS which maintain close association with the NTS.

Empire Slow Speed Net (ESS) 6pm daily on 3576 kHz . Alt. 7044 kHz ±

Hit and Bounce Slow Speed Traffic Net (HBSN) 7112 kHz at 7:30 am daily.

Hit and Bounce Net (HBN) 8:30 am daily on 7112 kHz


New York Public Operations Net (NYPON) 5pm daily on 3925 kHz ± QRM,
alternate freq. 3913 kHz

The NTS local nets are:

Big Apple Traffic Net
Big Apple Traffic Net meets @ 8:00 PM on 440.600 +5 141.3 PL
Check 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: :

NLI Section Traffic Net Every Sunday at 7:00 PM.

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

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

Digital Traffic:

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

Club events are being kept up to date on the Event Calendar.
These events, with contact information, can be found using the NLI
Events link at the top of the homepage. If you would like your club
event publicized and listed on the calendar, please send me an email
with the pertinent information. Be sure to include the date(s) and
contact information for the club/responsible party. Also be certain to
include a link to the information on your website. I will not cull the
information from your club newsletters as I will not assume that you
want the event publicized. You must email me with a specific request to
include the event on the Section calendar.

The Club listing is always being updated. Please submit your meeting
information to

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

Or contact President Steven Akkala, KD2CJW at



Brookhaven National Labs Amateur Radio Club (BNLARC)

President ; Nick Franco – KF2P

Contact Person : Bill Eisele – KD2FFL

For more information please go to the club website at


Camp Pouch Amateur Radio Association (WA2CP)

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,

Contact: Gary Litner, KB2BSL at


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 in the meeting rooms at the Bethpage Community Park in Bethpage, 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

Kings County Radio Club (KC2RC)

Club Meeting Info:


506 6th STREET


1st Wednesday of each Month

7:30 PM – Executive Board Dining Room

Next to the Cafeteria.


OUR 2 METER Nets TUESDAYS AT 9:00 PM , 146.730 PL 88.5 -600hz ENCODE / DECODE

OUR 2 METER Tech Net is Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month at 9:00P.M. 146.730 PL 88.5 – 600hz ENCODE / DECODE




Larkfield Amateur Radio Club

The Larkfield Amateur Radio Club meets on the second Thursday of the
month from September through June, inclusive. Any exceptions (for
holidays, etc.) are noted on the calendar on its web page at:

Meetings start at 7:30 PM at the Huntington Senior Citizens Center
cafeteria (423 Park Avenue) located at the southwest corner of the
intersection of Rte 25A and Park Avenue. Entrance is on Park Avenue.
Contact is:

Scott Conover, AC2FV President of LARC


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 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:

Club Contact: President, Richie Cetron,



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 Amateur Radio Club (NARC)

Meetings every Monday night at 7:30 PM in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
at the Senior Citizens Center, Field #8. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Contact Rich Collins, K2UPS, President at


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 for all our current club
activities and contact information.


Radio Central Amateur Radio Club

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


Radio Club of Junior High School 22 NYC

Joe Fairclough-WB2JKJ
PO Box 1052
New York NY 10002
Telephone 516-674-4072  Mobile/Text 516-658-6947
*** Meet us on THE CLASSROOM NET, 7.238 MHz, 7:00-8:30 am, Monday thru Friday.


Staten Island Amateur Radio Association (SIARA)

President Neal “Rich” Balas, W2RB

We have our regularly scheduled meeting the third Friday of every
month. Time: 8 PM.  We also have a registered ARRL VEC test session at
every meeting.
Walk-ins are OK but please call and let us know you’re planning on

IMPORTANT, if you’re taking your first Amateur radio exam you will
need two forms of identification, at least one with a picture, $15 cash
(no checks or credit cards will be excepted). If you are upgrading your
license you will need your ORIGINAL license and a COPY of your license
(you also need two forms of ID, one with a picture and $15 cash).

The Address is:

Eger Nursing Home
140 Meisner Ave
Staten Island, NY

Anyone needing additional information can contact Mike Siegel W2RT at
917-412-1580 or


Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)

Monthly meeting is the third Tuesday of the month at 8 PM ,

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

Contact Renee Totaro KD2FEL @
Or go to their NEW 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


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)


New York City:
DEC:   Bob Jordan, KD2BQM,

Assistant  DEC:   Joe Cutrone, WK9K,

Assistant  DEC:   James Gallo, KB2FMH,




Emergency Coordinator:    Jose Lugo, KD2CJP,
No meeting listed at this time


Emergency Coordinator:   vacant

No meeting listed at this time.


Emergency Coordinator:  Gary Rives, N2WGR,

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

2nd Wednesday of each of the above months

Time: 7;00pm

Place: 250 Baltic Street (Cobble Hill Brooklyn)



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

Staten Island:

Emergency Coordinator:         Vinny Mattera, KC2PSI,

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

or, category Richmond


Nassau County:

District Emergency Coordinator:      Dave Akins, AK1NS,

Assistant DEC:           John Wilson, KD2AKX,

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

There are no individual city or township meetings in Nassau County.

For more information about local ARES groups, contact Dave, AK1NS or the
following Emergency Coordinators:
Town of Hempstead: Bob Yenis, KC2ILP

Town of North Hempstead: Tianyi Xie, KD2AVU

Town of Oyster Bay: Ceil Gomez, W2CTG

City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR

City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC


Suffolk County:
District Emergency Coordinator Bill Scheibel, N2NFI

Emergency Coordinators:

Town of Babylon:      John Melfi,W2HCB,

Town of Huntington:    Steve Hines, N2PQJ,

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

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

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

Town of Smithtown:  Rich Johnston, KC2TON,
Smithtown meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Smithtown EOC – 7:30PM.We also hold weekly Nets on Monday’s at 7:30 pm, (W2LRC/145.43, PL 136.5 Larkfield Repeater)

Town of Brookhaven: Ted Debowy, AC2IR,
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,                                                     Monthly meeting TBD

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

Town of 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.

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

Town of Shelter Island:     Neal Raymond, N2QZA,
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

Aaron Broges, WC2C, is also a DXCC card checker.  Aaron is also a member of the LIDXA and is usually available for DXCC QSL checking at the monthly LIDXA meetings (along with W2GW).
Approved DXCC card checkers can also check cards for WAS and VUCC
awards as well.

NLI DX Spotting Clusters
AA2MF Staten Island-NY,
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 advance word
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


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 :
DEC New York City:  Bob Jordan, KD2BQM,

DEC Nassau County: Dave Akins, AK1NS,

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 :  Jerry Pilate, N2WGF,
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,