May 2018 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the May 2018 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 June2018 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

* Upcoming Special Events:

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello everyone:

The newly established Long Island CW Club is teaching CW at the beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.  All classes are held via an internet video conference platform. Beginners have 3 classes per week, Intermediates have actual live QSO practice and the Advanced class is in the format of a forum where there are weekly interesting lectures and some high speed CW practice. The club has 54 members now and a very unique website dedicated to all aspects of CW:  Out of state hams are also welcome to join.

I had the opportunity to visit the Peconic Amateur Radio Club last week and give them some updates of what is going on in the Section and League. I would like to thank them for their hospitality. If you’re out on the North Fork, maybe stop by their station at the Custer Institute.



Located at the Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Bayview Ave., Southold, NY 11971 Usually opens on Tuesdays or Wednesdays around 10:30AM-2:00PM

We are QRV on all bands 160m thru 70 cm with 5 antennas of various configurations. Also can operate CW, SSB, FM, JT65 and FSK modes.

Drop by and see the station and operate if u like – the 100w and HF beam makes HF DX contacts pretty easy…We typically have 3-6 people drop by so stop and have an “eyeball” QSO !

Please contact NY2NY if you would like the station opened at another time for dems, skeds, etc.




Stephen Nestor K2CNF – SK ….The Grumman club is saddened by the passing of long time member Stephen Nestor K2CNF.

Al Bockelman K2ES – SK  …..A long time member and mentor for Wantagh, LIMARC and the Nassau Amateur Radio Club.

Please remember them in your thoughts…Rest In Peace my friends..


Field Day this year is June 23 and 24th so start planning for this great weekend of Emergency Preparedness. Check for updates and Field Day merchandise…..

For all Clubs…Please list your events in the NYC / LI web page at  we would like to see more participation ……….

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 …………

For those of you making the trip to Dayton (Xenia) have a great time and be safe.

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

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

C:  516-315-8608






Lindberg Special Event

On Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM members of the Long Island Amateur
Radio Club will be operating a special event station at the Cradle of
Aviation Museum under the call sign of the museum, K2CAM.  This
special event station is in commemoration of Charles Lindbergh’s
transatlantic flight on May 20th, 1927.



LIMARC Outdoor Hamfest June 10th at Briarcliffe College


Metro 70 Hamfest;  July 1, 2018   Location: Knights of Columbus Mansion 139 North Broadway,  White Plains, NY 10603 , 9AM to 3 PM



HOSARC October 7th at Hall of Science




From the ARRL:

ARLB010 ARRL Asks FCC to Protect Amateur Radio Millimeter-Wave Bands

ARRL has asked the FCC to avoid authorizing developmental
technologies in two Amateur Radio bands above 95 GHz that some radio
amateurs may not be unaware of. The ARRL commented on May 2 in
response to a Notice of Proposed Rule Making and Order (NPRM&O) in
ET Docket 18-21, released in February. The so-called “Spectrum
Horizons” proceeding seeks to make the bands above 95 GHz “more
readily accessible for new innovative services and technologies.”

ARRL said that, while it agrees that “regulatory flexibility is
justified” in the millimeter-wave bands above 95 GHz, due to the
extensive frequency re-use possibilities, the FCC ought to make two
primary Amateur/Amateur Radio Satellite bands in that part of the
spectrum unavailable for deployment of unlicensed Part 15 or Part 5
Experimental Spectrum Horizons devices. Amateur Radio has primary
allocation status in the bands 134 – 136 GHz and 248 – 250 GHz, both
shared with the Radio Astronomy Service, which is secondary.

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

“The amateur allocations require protection against increases in the
noise floor due to aggregate radio frequency devices,” ARRL said.
“The bands are used ubiquitously and unpredictably, typically, but
not always, at high elevations for research and development purposes
and propagation studies, for terrestrial point-to-point, satellite,
and Earth-Moon-Earth communications experimentation.”

ARRL said it would oppose “any proposal to permit unlicensed devices
or largely unregulated experimental operations” in the two primary
Amateur Radio allocations in the range of spectrum the FCC is
considering. “It is critical to preserve for Amateur Radio
experimentation the current relatively quiet noise floor, and the
positive RF environment that now exists in those two relatively
small band segments,” ARRL told the FCC. The League’s comments noted
that the secondary Radio Astronomy Service in those two bands also
requires a quiet RF environment.

In strongly urging that the FCC not permit unlicensed Part 15 in
either primary amateur band “under any circumstances,” ARRL pointed
out that the FCC has no data concerning increases in the noise floor
from potentially large numbers of unlicensed Part 15 devices in
either band. Additionally, ARRL said, “There is no compelling need
to include these two bands among those which might be made available
for unlicensed devices and systems in this proceeding.”

ARRL said it also would oppose the authorization of Spectrum
Horizons experimental authorizations in the two primary
Amateur/Amateur Satellite allocations, operating under a new subpart
for Spectrum Horizons Experimental Radio Licenses” in the spectrum
at issue.

ARRL said it would be difficult for such applicants to make an
accurate showing of non-interference in the two amateur allocations,
“due to the variety and itinerant nature of Amateur Radio

If the FCC should nonetheless decide to permit Spectrum Horizons
experimental authorization applicants to apply for 134 – 136 GHz and
248 – 250 GHz, however, ARRL said applicants should have to
“demonstrate convincingly” that no other suitable allocations are
available, and that they coordinate their operations with ARRL when
filing an application.

The omnibus NPRM&O includes consideration of a Petition for Rule
Making (RM-11795) from Missouri radio amateur James Whedbee, N0ECN.
He asked the FCC to adopt rules to permit the operation of
unlicensed devices in the 95 – 1000 GHz range, by and large applying
the same technical rules to those unlicensed operations as currently
apply in the 57 – 71 GHz band.

“Overall, the Commission is on the right track in this proceeding,”
ARRL allowed. Opening the millimeter-wave bands to expanded
unlicensed operation is not unreasonable. “Some, but not all, of the
bands above 95 GHz can be removed from the Part 15 restricted band
list in Section 15.205(a) of the Commission’s rules without
significant concern,” ARRL concluded. “However, the Amateur Radio
primary allocations at 134 – 136 GHz and 248 – 250 GHz, which are
shared with radio astronomy, should be unavailable for either Part
15 operation or for other commercial development.”



ARLB011 Amateur Radio Parity Act Language Inserted in National
Defense Authorization Act

ARRL is praising the work of US Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT),
Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), and Mike Rogers (R-AL) for their successful
efforts in securing language in the National Defense Authorization
Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 that aids in the survival and growth
of Amateur Radio by giving radio amateurs the right to install an
outdoor antenna at their residences with the approval of their
homeowners associations. This language – text from the proposed
Amateur Radio Parity Act (HR 555) – formed the basis for the
Courtney-Hartzler-Rogers Amendment to the NDAA.

The amendment, offered by the bipartisan trio and accepted by the
House Armed Services Committee by voice vote, will ensure that
Amateur Radio operators will continue to play a vital role in
disaster communication, when called upon. Amateur Radio has
long-standing relationships with the Department of Defense through
both the Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS) as well as spectrum

The Armed Services Committee passed the NDAA by a 60-to-1 voice vote
after a 14-hour markup that ran well into the night. The bill now
awaits House floor action. The Senate will begin its markup of the
NDAA during the week of May 21.

Representatives Courtney and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) spearheaded the
effort to include the Parity Act language in the NDAA. Both are
cosponsors of the Parity Act, which has passed the House by voice
vote twice in the past 2 years.

Recognizing the long-standing relationship between Amateur Radio and
the Department of Defense, Congressman Kinzinger – who served
multiple tours for the USAF as a fighter pilot and is still a Major
in the Air National Guard, and Courtney, who represents the House
district that includes ARRL Headquarters, have been champions of the
legislation in Congress.

“The steadfast support of the Amateur Radio community continually
demonstrated by Congressmen Kinzinger and Courtney has been a
godsend,” said Hudson Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB. “The Parity Act
wouldn’t be anywhere close to this stage without their strong
support, and our organization is extremely grateful.”

Lisenco, who serves as Chairman of the ARRL Board’s Legislative
Advocacy Committee, also recognized other promoters of Amateur
Radio, including House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg
Walden, W7EQI (R-OR), Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank
Pallone (D-NJ), and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac
Thornberry (R-TX). “We are deeply grateful for their continued
understanding and support,” Lisenco said.

ARRL will continue to press for support to enact the Amateur Radio
Parity Act throughout the legislative process.


ARLS004 Three CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from ISS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that
three CubeSats carrying Amateur Radio payloads, including one with a
V/U linear transponder, were deployed from the International Space
Station (ISS) on May 11 at around 1030 UTC.

Irazu (Costa Rica) and 1KUNS-PF (Kenya) carry beacon/telemetry in
the 70-centimeter Amateur Radio band, while UBAKUSAT (Turkey)
carries an Amateur Radio linear transponder for SSB and CW, in
addition to CW and telemetry beacons. Irazu is a 1U CubeSat
developed by students at the Costa Rica Institute of Technology,
with a telemetry beacon at 436.500 MHz. 1KUNS-PF is a 3U CubeSat
developed by students at the University of Nairobi, with a telemetry
beacon (9.6 kbps) at 437.300 MHz.

UBAKUSAT, a 3U CubeSat developed by students at the Istanbul
Technical University, has a CW beacon at 437.225 MHz, and a
telemetry beacon at 437.325 MHz. The linear transponder downlink is
435.200 – 435.250 MHz; the uplink is 145.940 – 145.990 MHz.



2017 CQWW CW Contest Scoring Change


A change in scoring methodology for duplicate contacts (dupes) in the CW weekend of the 2017 CQ World Wide DX Contest led to an inconsistency with the standards by which logs submitted for the SSB weekend of the same contest were scored. After considerable discussion and debate among members of the CQWW Contest Committee and consultation with CQ management, it has been decided to restore the original scoring methodology and to rescore all CW logs for 2017. It is not expected that this will result in any changes to the order of finish.


Updated scores will be published online on the CQ website <> and the CQ World Wide DX Contest website <>. The contest community will be notified once the re-scoring is completed.


CQWW Management





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ARLD020 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AK5Q, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

RODRIGUEZ ISLAND, 3B9. Operators Jacky, FR4NP, Bruno, FR4PF, Emile,
FR4PM, Jean, FR5CB and Patrick, FR5FC will be QRV as 3B9RUN from May
11 to 16. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Members of the Lions DX Team are QRV as C8T from
Bilene-Macia, Gaza until May 15. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters,
including 60 meters and 2 meter EME, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL
via ON1DX.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Press, N6SS is QRV as DU6/N6SS from Sibalom,
Antique Province, Panay Island, IOTA OC-129, until May 17. Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL to home call.

Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, Aitutaki Island, IOTA OC-083, and
Atiu Island, IOTA OC-083, until May 18. Activity is on the HF bands
using QRP power. QSL to home call.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Members of the Union de Radioaficionados de
Las Palmas are QRV with special call EG8CID until May 30 to
commemorate Canary Islands Day that occurs on May 30. QSL via

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0. A group from the Ynomy DX Club will be QRV as
HB0/PG8M/p and HB0/PH0NO/p from various World Flora-Fauna sites and
nature reserves on May 12 and 13. Activity will be on 80 to 2
meters, including 60 meters, using CW and SSB with two stations.
QSL via operators’ instructions.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Special event station HL50IARU is QRV until
the end of October 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of IARU
Region III.

ITALY, I. Special event station 4U29MAY is QRV until the end of
June 2018 to commemorate the International Day of UN Peacekeepers
that occurs on May 29. QSL via 9A2AA.

JAPAN, JA. Take, JI3DST will be QRV with special call sign,
8J3XXIII/3 from Tanga Island, IOTA AS-117, on May 12 and 13.
Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, JT65 and
FT8. Operations may vary based on local conditions. QSL via the

SLOVAK REPUBLIC, OM. Members of the radio club Horec are QRV with
special event call OM75TESLA until the end of the year to
commemorate Nikola Tesla’s death 75 years ago. QSL via OM3KHT.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PB18MILL will be QRV on May
12 and 13 for the Mills on the Air event. Activity will be on the
HF bands. QSL direct to PB7Z.

CURACAO, PJ2. Savvas, SV2AEL is QRV as PJ2/SV2AEL until May 15.
Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. QSL direct to home call.

FRANZ JOSEF LAND, R1/F. Eugeny, RI1FJ has been QRV using CW on 30
and 20 meters at various times. QSL via UA2FM.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Special event station VI50IARU3 is QRV until August
31 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of IARU Region III.

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L. Operators Chris, VK3QB, Brenton, VK3YB and
Luke, VK3HJ are QRV as VK9LI until May 18. Activity is on 160 to 17
meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via VK2CA.

TURKS AND CAICOS, VP5. Mickey, AK5Q is QRV as VP5/AK5Q from
Providenciales, IOTA NA-002, until May 14. Activity is holiday
style on 20 meters using FT8. QSL to home call.

KOSOVO, Z6. Emir, 9A6AA and Robert, 9A5RBJ will be QRV as Z68AA and
Z68RBJ, respectively, from Peja from May 14 to 21. Activity will be
on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home calls.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ-M International DX Contest, Dutch
National Windmill and Waterpump station Weekend, NCCC RTTY Sprint,
NCCC CW Sprint, VOLTA World Wide RTTY Contest, SKCC Weekend CW
Sprintathon, Arkansas QSO Party, FISTS Spring Unlimited CW Sprint,
50 MHz Spring Sprint and the WAB 7 MHz Phone are all on tap for this

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for May 14.

The RSGB 80-meter Club Data Championship, Phone Fray and CWops
Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for May 16.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see May QST, page 83, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.





ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  April    Year:  2018

Total  number of ARES members:  120

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   0/8

Number of ARES nets active:  39    Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  23

Calls of DECs/ECs reporting:    N2DDD, KC2TON, KB2PSI, AC2IR, WZ2Y,


Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month:  33 Person hours:    260

Number of Public Service events this month:    4     Person hours : 110

Number of emergency operations this month:    0         Person hours        0

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      0       Person Hours:     0

Total number of ARES operations this month:   37        Total Person Hours   370


HUNTINGTON: AC2FV -Scott, tested the amateur station at Huntington Hospital. The station is working well. Big thanks to all that helped with that station including Ed-KD2ADC and Peter-AA2VG

BABYLON: Every Monday we have our ares net on 146.685 w2gsb repeater then we move to 147.535 simplex then to 144.970 digital we then move to 28.070 usb for hf digital then to 28.340 for phone drills every day we have hf nets with NYPON and every sunday we all check into the NY STATE RACES net . our emcomm trailer station now has battery back up so no loss of power to equipment during events or emergencies. The trailer is GSBARC owned and used for community events as well as emergency use powered by a 7k honda generator and back up dc battery the trailer has vhf uhf hf voice and digital modes with a printer to print messages if needed. our EOC is also set up with two HF stations and 4 vhf/uhf stations 2 of the stations are dstar as well as analog

QUEENS: QNS Co weekly net check ins low, from 10 check ins, usually only 1 or 2 of them are QNS ARES members. Nets with at least 2 NTS Liaisons. Monthly meeting attendance low, usually only about 4 or 5 people show up. Assisted with the Staten Island Tour.

SMITHTOWN: STAR lost one member who moved out of the area Joe Gilkey (KC2YSI). The STAR Net had four regular weekly Nets plus two Winter Storm Net that were held to assess the effects and damages by the storms





APRIL 2018  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          


TRAFFIC NETS           

NYPON             SESSIONS  30        QNI  125         QTC  41        QSP  39        QTR  262

ESS                    SESSIONS  30        QNI  330        QTC  n/a       QSP  52        QTR  n/a

NYS/E                SESSIONS  30        QNI  142        QTC   78        QSP  68       QTR  256

BA                      SESSIONS  30        QNI  627        QTC  26        QSP  26        QTR  637

NCVHFTN         SESSIONS  31        QNI  164         QTC  16        QSP  16       QTR  331



KD2MDV   REC/ 45       SENT / 58     TOTAL / 103

N2WGF      REC / 10      SENT /  8    TOTAL / 18

KD2MEN   REC /  2        SENT / 15    TOTAL / 17

K2TV          REC /  9        SENT /  6     TOTAL / 15

K9NYS       REC /  2        SENT /  2     TOTAL / 4





KD2MDV   ORIG / 0  REC / 58 SENT / 84   DEL / 2     TOTAL /  144

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0  REC / 25  SENT / 30   DEL / 7     TOTAL /  62

N2WGF      ORIG / 0  REC / 20  SENT / 17   DEL / 3     TOTAL /  40

K2TV          ORIG / 0  REC / 10  SENT / 21   DEL / 0     TOTAL /  31

K9NYS       ORIG / 0   REC / 7   SENT / 8     DEL / 0      TOTAL /  15



N2PQJ / 147, K2TV/ 146, N2WGF/ 120,

K9NYS/ 110, KD2MEN/ 100, KD2MDV/ 100.

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: :

Digital Traffic:

K2TV, K9NYS, KD2MEN and N2WGF are now operational as a Digital Relay Stations on HF winlink representing the New York City/Long Island Section.


Club Meetings and Information:

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

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

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 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


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:

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

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:


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 CW Club:

The newly established Long Island CW Club is teaching CW at the beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.  All classes are held via an internet video conference platform. Beginners have 3 classes per week, Intermediates have actual live QSO practice and the Advanced class is in the format of a forum where there are weekly interesting lectures and some high speed CW practice. The club has 54 members now and a very unique website dedicated to all aspects of CW:  Out of state hams are also welcome to join.



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 Kevin Corrigan, KC2KC, 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

RCAC meets the last Wednesday
of most months from 6:30-9PM at the Middle Country Public Library;
101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach, NY 11720
+40.8654, -73.0800
Each month, meeting details are on our web site:


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 Richie Geraci, KD2NJA, at

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

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 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)

SEC:    Bob Jordan, KD2BQM,

New York City:

DEC:    Jose Lugo, W2ACS,

Bronx & Manhattan:      

Emergency Coordinator
No meeting listed at this time



Emergency Coordinator:  Simon Wurster, KD2LQE,

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:      John Wilson, KD2AKX,

Assistant DEC’s:        Joe Gomez, W2BMP,

Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL,


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

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:    Vacant

Town of Southold:     Don Fisher, N2QHV,
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,
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Library, Amagansett

Town of Shelter Island:     Vacant


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 :

SEC:  Bob Jordan, KD2BQM,

DEC  New York City: Jose Lugo, W2ACS,

DEC  Nassau County: John Wilson, KD2AKX,

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 Myers K2TV,

ARRL New York City-Long Island Section

Section Manager:   Jim Mezey W2KFV,