MAY 2021 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the May 2021 edition of the New York City-Long Island
Section e-Happenings newsletter.

This newsletter is here to serve the Amateur Radio community in our
area. We welcome and encourage all submissions. Help make this your
newsletter. We especially encourage NLI radio clubs and organizations
to submit their meeting announcements, guest speakers and any special
events. Please submit any information for the June 2021 issue prior to
the end of the first week in June.

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


* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager

* Upcoming Special Events:

* Hamfests:

* VE Sessions

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello Everyone …..

Not much going on this month, but while the COVID pandemic is not over yet, many restrictions have been either reevaluated or lifted allowing everyone to get back to some sort of our normal lifestyle. Its been a tough year for many. Some clubs will be operating Field Day as usual. Those clubs that are planning to operate at a Field Day site, please post the location on the ARRL Field Day locator site.

The big conversation this month is FCC Human Exposure Rules Updates. New rule changes were published in the April 1, 2020 in the Federal Register, New rules were to take effect June 1, 2020, but changes were delayed to May 3, 2021.  Existing stations have until May 3, 2023 to comply. New or changed stations after May 3, 2021 must comply immediately. Amateurs no longer have categorical exclusion.  There are many articles and videos available on the ARRL Website including our Division Director, Ria, N2RJ, on her You Tube page.. Please look at them and double check your station.

I would also suggest you also watch the presentation by Speaker/Presenter: Greg Lapin, N9GL, Chair of the ARRL RF Safety Committee
Topic: FCC Radio Frequency Exposure Rules
View Video:
Download Video:

Please document your calculations and put them on your computer or in your desk so they can be retrieved if necessary. On a final note, don’t get worked up over this, its not very hard to do. Its for your own safety as well as your neighbors.

Webinars and training are available at the ARRL Learning Network and through RATPAC Presentations:

My Zoom account is available for clubs or group meetings. Please contact me at for more information

That’s all for now but don’t forget to get on the air, have fun, and enjoy our great hobby and by all means…. keep those batteries charged and keep washing your hands…..

Stay safe….

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

C:  516-315-8608

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Upcoming Special Events:


Celebrating Lindbergh’s Transatlantic Flight~

May 20, 1400Z-2000Z, K2CAM, Garden City, NY. Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 72.40. QSL. LIMARC, P.O. Box 392, Levittown, NY 11756. Held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum Please QSL SASE





ARRL Field Day~ June 26, 27th

See for more information.



HAMFESTS:   ~  LIMARC ~  Sun, June 6, 7:00am – 1:30pm

Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club


     Long Island Outdoor Hamfest
Sunday, June 6, 2021
1055 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714

Former Briarcliffe College Parking Lot

Doors Open at 9AM to Buyers                            Vendors Set Up at 7:30AM

Amateur Radio Dealers & Equipment   ~  Tune-Up Clinic (Get you Rig Checked!)

Computer,     CB Equipment,      ARRL Information

Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club Information          DXCC and WAS Card Checking

General Admission $6         Entry at 9:00 AM


Covid-19 Restrictions in effect.  Hand sanitizers will be available.

Free Parking!   Refreshments!   Door Prizes!

Sellers: All spaces are $10 each.  Admission for each person including the main seller is $6 each

(except paid LIMARC Members).  Pre-registration is suggested.

Outdoor tailgate spaces are available.  Gates open 7:30 AM for sellers

Bring your own table, chair and umbrella

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 Chair at Richie, K2KNB at 516-694-4937, or email us at




Upcoming VE Sessions: 


 (Note if you have a VE Session you want to list, please send it to


Columbia University ARC  (Remote):


Limited spots, info at website


Suffolk County Radio Club:


VE Sessions are usually scheduled at the United Church of Christ 335, Horseblock Road, Farmingville, NY 11738. Tests begin at 7pm. Bob N2OCH is the main point of contact. There is a limit of 20 people in the testing room at a time and we expect a crowd so please coordinate with us if you wish to attend!    Contact:  for next test date.

Suffolk VHF/UHF Association:



To get info via email please contact our vice president Carmel P.Kenny/KF2KF to confirm dates and times. She will also pre register you for the exam you need. This will help us know in advance how many will need what exams.  N9LAB@AOL.COM 


From the ARRL:

Geomagnetic Storm Season” is Over




June and July bring frequent 6-meter DX openings via long-distance sporadic-E propagation and persistent quiet geomagnetic conditions. These 2 months are well known to North American 6-meter DXers as the most productive time of year for DX up to 8,700 miles.

“The quiet geomagnetic season during June and July typically has only about half as many geomagnetic storms compared to March and April,” says contester and solar observer Frank Donovan, W3LPL. The planetary Kp index is usually about two points lower than during March and April, and severe (Kp = 8 or 9) storms are very infrequent, but the quiet geomagnetic season doesn’t mean the end of geomagnetic storms. Two of the most severe (Kp = 8+) geomagnetic storms during Solar Cycle 24 occurred on June 22 and 23, 2015.

Storms during June and July are not as frequent, strong, or as long lasting as they are during the geomagnetic storm seasons of March/April and September/October, but even the most severe storms (Kp = 8 or 9) can occur at any time with little warning.

We’ve had two moderate (Kp = 6) storms so far in 2021, both during March. We also had eight minor (Kp = 5) storms: five in March and one each in January, February, and April.

“June and July 2020 were exceptional for 6-meter DX via sporadic E, and these normally geomagnetically quiet months were exceptionally quiet — the quietest since 1996,” Donovan said. “I made more than 500 European QSOs during June and July, more than 100 QSOs with stations in Japan (11,000 kilometers) during June, and one very unexpected QSO with UN3GX (10,500 kilometers) in mid-June.”

Donovan noted that no geomagnetic storms occurred in June and July 2020; the last time this occurred was June and July 1996. Only four brief geomagnetically active (Kp = 4) periods occurred in 2020 (June 7 and July 14, 24, and 25). The rest of 2020 was also exceptionally quiet with only one moderate storm in late September — and eight minor storms, he said. “June and July 2019 had two minor storms — on June 8 and July 9 and 10. There were only two moderate storms in 2019 — in May and August — and 15 minor storms.”

June and July 2018 saw three minor storms — June 1 and 25/26 and July 5. Just two moderate storms happened in 2018 — in May and August — and 16 minor storms, Donovan said.

“Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) caused 2017 to be much more geomagnetically active. June and July 2017 had two moderate storms on July 16 and 17 and three minor storms on June 11 and 16 and July 9,” Donovan said. “Three strong-to-severe (Kp = 7 to 8) storms occurred in September and May, with 12 moderate storms, and at least 33 minor storms occurred throughout the year.”

Donovan observed that Earth-directed CMEs are just beginning to cause occasional geomagnetic storms now that Solar Cycle 25 is somewhat more active. “During the next few years, CMEs will become the dominant cause of moderate-to-severe geomagnetic storms,” he said. “Geomagnetic storms caused by CMEs usually develop more quickly, are more long lasting, and are more severe than the typically brief, minor storms caused by coronal hole high-speed streams during the approximately 4 years near solar minimum.”




Wooden Satellite to Launch by Year’s End



The WISA Woodsat project, being sponsored by plywood supplier WISA in an unconventional PR initiative, is poised to place a wooden satellite into orbit by the end of the year. The idea is to test the suitability of treated wood as a low-cost and widely available material for space applications. The IARU posting for Woodsat indicates that several amateur radio experiments will be on board as well as photo downlinking, including selfies.

The wooden satellite is based on a basic, versatile CubeSat format, Kitsat, which is designed with educational use in mind. It retails for just $1,500. Based in Finland, the Woodsat project began with students across the country contributing parts to a CubeSat launched by balloon. The satellite will be a 10-centimeter cube weighing 1 kilogram, covered on all sides by coated birch plywood from WISA plywood. Nine small solar cells will power the satellite, which will orbit at an altitude of 500 – 550 kilometers.

As the sponsor quipped, “WISA Woodsat will go where no wood has gone before. With a mission to gather data on the behavior and durability of plywood over an extended period in the harsh temperatures, vacuum and radiation of space in order to assess the use of wood materials in space structures.”

Once in orbit, Woodsat will be able to extend a selfie stick to capture photographs of the wooden box as it hurtles through space at 40,000 kilometers per hour (24,800 miles per hour. This will allow the mission leaders to monitor the impact of the environment on the plywood.

The satellite would downlink its telemetry and images from two cameras using amateur radio frequencies.

“The wooden satellite with a selfie stick will surely bring laughter and goodwill,” added mission manager Jari Mäkinen of Arctic Astronautics. “Essentially, this is a serious science and technology endeavor. In addition to testing plywood, the satellite will demonstrate accessible radio amateur satellite communication; host several secondary technology experiments; validate the Kitsat platform in orbit, and popularize space technology.”

An April 23 Engineering and Technology article has more information. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service via JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM; E&Tand the IARU



April 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report Released



The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service.

A General class renewal applicant withdrew his application after FCC notice that the renewal application would be held up pending review of Volunteer Monitor complaints. As a consequence, the Quakertown, Pennsylvania, applicant has no operating privileges.

Twenty-one operators in 14 states received Advisories because of their operation in the March CQ World Wide DX Contest. While making contacts with VC3T and VC2W, their LSB signals extended below 7.125 MHz, which is the lower limit of the 40-meter amateur phone band.

Volunteer Monitors participated in a nationwide training program on April 7 that was conducted by ARRL and the FCC.

The Volunteer Monitor Coordinator had two meetings in April with FCC Enforcement Bureau personnel.

The totals for VM monitoring in March were 1,394 hours on HF frequencies and 2,515 hours on VHF and above frequencies. — Thanks to Volunteer Monitor Coordinator Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH



First-Time Exam Applicants Must Obtain FCC Registration

Number before Taking Exam


Beginning May 20, 2021, all amateur examination applicants will be

required to provide an FCC Registration Number (FRN) to the

Volunteer Examiners (VEs) before taking an amateur exam. This is

necessary due to changes the FCC has made to its licensing system.


Amateur candidates who already have an FCC license, whether for

amateur radio or in another service, already have an FRN and can use

the same number. All prospective new FCC licensees, however, will be

required to obtain an FRN before the examination and provide that

number to the volunteer examiners on the Form 605 license

application. An FCC instructional video provides step-by-step

instructions on how to obtain an FRN through the FCC’s COmmission

REgistration System (CORES).


The video is available at, .


The FRN is required for all new applicants to take an amateur exam

and is used afterward by the applicant to download the license

document from the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS), upgrade the

license, apply for a vanity call sign, and to submit administrative

updates (such as address and email changes) and renewal



In addition, after June 29, all applications will be required to

contain an email address for FCC correspondence. Applicants will

receive an email direct from the FCC with a link to the official

electronic copy of their license whenever a license is issued or

changed. ARRL VEC suggests that those without access to email to use

the email address of a family member or friend. Licensees will be

able to log in to the ULS using their FRN and password to download

the latest version of their license at any time. The FCC no longer

provides paper license documents.




Now Online! Digital editions of June 2021 QST, May/June 2021 OTAQEX, and NCJ


 The latest ARRL Letter is at:   

The latest ARES-Letter is at:

The latest ARRL Contest Update Newsletter is at:


ARRL  DX news bulletin:


ARLD019 DX news


This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by

LU4AAO, 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.


MOROCCO, CN.  Special event station CN65FAR is QRV until May 16 to

celebrate the 65th anniversary of the creation of the Royal Moroccan

Armed Forces.  QSL via RW6HS.


NORTHERN IRELAND, GI.  Members of the North West Group ARC are QRV

with special event call sign GB0AEL until May 15 to commemorate

Amelia Earhart’s 1932 solo flight across the Atlantic.  Activity is

on the HF bands using CW and SSB.  QSL via operators’ instructions.


ARGENTINA, LU.  Members of the Radio Club QRM Belgrano will be QRV

as LU4AAO, LU4AAO/A and LU4AAO/D from May 18 to 25 to commemorate

the anniversary related to the independence of Argentina.  Activity

will be on the HF and V/UHF bands using CW, SSB, SSTV and FT8.  QSL

direct to LU4AAO.


AUSTRIA, OE.  Special event station OE60VHSC is QRV until June 7 to

commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Very High Speed Club.  QSL

via operators’ instructions.


DENMARK, OZ.  Special event station OZ60VHSC is QRV until June 7 to

commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Very High Speed Club.  QSL

via OZ1JHM.


NETHERLANDS, PA.  Special call sign PD21EUROSONG is QRV until May 22

to celebrate the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest being

held in Rotterdam.  QSL via bureau.  In addition, special event

stations PA60VHSC and PH60VHSC are QRV until June 7 to commemorate

the 60th anniversary of the Very High Speed Club.  QSL via PA5V and

PA0INA, respectively.


CRETE, SV9.  Station DD1GG will be QRV as SV9/DD1GG from May 15 to

  1. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and

FT8.  QSL to home call.


TURKEY, TA.  Special event station TC568FA is QRV until June 28 to

commemorate the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople on May 29,

  1. Activity is on all bands and modes.  QSL via bureau.


BENIN, TY.  Ian, ZS6JSI is QRV as TY5AB.  Activity has been on 20

meters using FT8.  QSL to home call.


AUSTRALIA, VK.  Special event station VI50SG is QRV until December

31 to commemorate the 50 years of the St. George Amateur Radio

Society.  QSL via bureau.


VENEZUELA, YV.  Special event station YW200BC is QRV during 2021 to

commemorate the Battle of Carabobo 200 years ago, which paved the

way for Venezuela’s independence.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters

using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via YV4KW.


MACEDONIA, Z3.  Special event station Z360VHSC is QRV until June 7

to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Very High Speed Club.

QSL via operators’ instructions.



Sangster Shield Contest, His Majesty King of Spain CW Contest, NCCC

RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, Feld Hell

Sprint, FISTS Sunday Sprint and Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are

all on tap for this upcoming weekend.


The K1USN Slow Speed CW Test and OK1WC Memorial are scheduled for

May 17.


The RTTYOPS Weeksprint and Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest are

scheduled for May 18.


The RSGB 80-Meter Club Data Championship, Phone Fray and CWops

Mini-CWT Test are scheduled for May 19.


Please see May QST, page 71, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web

sites for details.



ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  April 2021

Total number of ARES members: 42

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   4

Number of ARES nets active: 14 Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  3

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

Number of exercises and training sessions this month: 11   Person hours:  83.2

Number of Public Service events this month:   0         Person hours :  0

Number of emergency operations this month:    0        Person hours     0

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      11    Person Hours: 83.2


Total number of ARES operations this month:   11   Total Person Hours: 83.2






APRIL  2021  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          



ESS                    SESSIONS 30   QNI  365  QTC  n/a    QSP 65   QTR  n/a

NYS/E               SESSIONS  30   QNI 147   QTC  75    QSP 74    QTR  299

BA                     SESSIONS  30  QNI  509    QTC  19   QSP 19    QTR  585

NLISTN            SESSIONS  9    QNI  50    QTC  5      QSP  5     QTR  170         9 schools

NCVHFTN       SESSIONS 30    QNI 135    QTC  20   QSP 18   QTR  350



KD2MDV   REC/ 22  SENT/ 5    TOTAL / 27

N2WGF      REC/ 12   SENT / 12   TOTAL / 24

K2TV          REC/ 9   SENT/ 12   TOTAL / 21

KD2MEN    REC/ 0   SENT/ 6       TOTAL/ 6


K2TV         ORIG / 0  REC / 31   SENT / 44  DEL / 0  TOTAL / 75

N2WGF      ORIG / 0  REC / 28  SENT / 16  DEL / 16   TOTAL /  60

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0  REC / 2   SENT / 9  DEL / 0    TOTAL /  11

KD2LPM    ORIG / 0  REC / 4  SENT / 4  DEL / 1    TOTAL / 9


APRIL  2021 – PSHR


 KD2LPM/ 250, N2WGF/ 200, K2TV/ 120, KD2GXL/ 72.

Gerard Pilate  STM NLI/NYC



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

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

INDEPENDENT CW NETS which maintain close association with the NTS.

Empire Slow Speed Net (ESS) 6pm daily on 3566  kHz . Alt. 7044 kHz ±

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

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


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

The NTS local nets are:

Big Apple Traffic Net 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 Student Traffic Net 


Every Tuesday and Thursday from 15:30 to end of the net (no later than 16:30)

Here is a link to the NLI Student Traffic Net Website


W2ABC – 147.270 MHz (+) 141.3 PL (West Side Manhattan)

A2DCI – 446.325 MHz (-) 127.3 PL (Farmingville, Suffolk)


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:

Important Note:

Many club meetings and /or VE sessions have been suspended due to the current COVID crisis and will resume when allowed. In the mean time, some clubs are having virtual meetings. If your club would like to due a virtual meeting via Zoom, please contact me at


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:

LARC Repeater System

WR2ABA Huntington

147.210 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Hauppauge

145.430 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Huntington APRS

144.390 MHz out/in

WA2PNU EastNet FlexNet Network

(0-15) Nodes, 145.070 MHz

(-4) Node, 145.070 MHz BBs



Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club

The LIARS Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Newfield High
School in Selden, NY at 7:30PM. All are welcome. Our web site is:  Contact: Tim MoDavis, KA2VZX at


Long Island CW Club:

“The Long Island CW Club is teaching CW weekly on Beginner and Intermediate levels. Monthly there are presentations on a variety of ham radio topics of interest for all, including the advanced members.  All of this is done by internet video conference. The club is very active with monthly portable outings, museum visits, QRP outings and luncheons.  The club has quickly grown to well over 1,000 members worldwide and has a very unique website dedicated to all aspects of CW:


Long Island DX Association (LIDXA)

Regular meetings are at 8pm on the third Tuesday of the month at The
Town of Oyster Bay-Ice Skating Center, 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage
(Community Room 1). For club details, see our Web site, or contact Jack
Phelan, NU2Q, LIDXA Secretary at 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 Groups IO  as a central
information and communications site.

You are welcome to sign up to keep informed about upcoming events. If
you would like our group to conduct a hunt in your area that would
include members of your radio club, please let us know. For more
information, contact Larry, WA2SUH at


Nassau Amateur Radio Club (NARC)

Meetings every Monday night at 7:30 PM in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
at the Lannin House, Field #6 / 6A. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Contact Mike Croce, N2PPI, President at


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)

From President Neal “Rich” Balas, W2RB:

Due to the current COVID pandemic, all meetings and VE Sessions have been

suspended until further notice


Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)

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

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

Contact Richie Geraci, KD2NJA, at

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:  Russ Logar, KC2LSB,


New York City:

DEC:   Martin Grillo, W1EMR,

ADEC:  Jose Sanless, N2DDD,


EC  Kings: Simon Wurster, KF2N,

EC  Queens:  L. Sugai, N2UJG,



Nassau County:

DEC :      John Wilson, KD2AKX,

ADEC’s:  Robert Jagde, KD2GRS,

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:  Robert Jagde, KD2GRS,

Town of Oyster Bay: Ceil Gomez, W2CTG,

City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR,

City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC ,


Suffolk County:

DEC:  Bill Scheibel, N2NFI


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:   Vincent Cigna, KC2WPP,

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,WZ2Y,
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Library, Amagansett

Town of Shelter Island:     Vacant

Town of Islip:                     Phil Jacobs, W2UV,


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

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

NLI DX Spotting Clusters:

AA2MF Staten Island-NY,
K2LS Greensboro- NC.
K2LS is still a popular spot for many NLI DXers.


ARRL Additional :

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


ARES E-Letter, sign up now!

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

Check the box for ARES E-Letter (monthly public service and
emergency communications news) and you’re all set. Past issues of
The ARES E-Letter are available at: 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   Russ Logar, KC2LSB,

DEC  New York City: Martin Grillo, W1EMR,

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 :  Mel Granick, KS2G,
State Government Liaison:   George Tranos N2GA,
Section Traffic Manager :  Jerry Pilate, N2WGF,

Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster:  Mitch Cohen N2RGA,
Digital Communications : Bob Myers, K2TV,

Skywarn: John Hale, KD2LPM,