November 2019 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the November 2019 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 December 2019 issue prior to
the end of the first week in December.

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


* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager

* Silent Keys

* Upcoming Special Events:

* Hamfests:

* NLI Student Traffic Net Letter

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello Everyone …..

The cold weather came in with a bang at 22 degrees as I finish writing the newsletter. I hope everyone will take precautions as the winter approaches and will not take any unnecessary chances. Leaves on the roadway create very slippery conditions. Also make sure you keep hydrated. We tend not to drink enough water during the winter and as we get older we don’t think we need as much.

The ARRL has revamped their ARES program and made it more user friendly. Manuals and procedures are downloadable as well as the New “ARES Plan”. I would like to see all ARES groups start using the new “Task Book”. It’s an easy way to have your skill set recorded. More information available at

I am happy to announce that Joseph Cutrone, K2OL and Russ Logar, KC2LSB have accepted the positions of Section Emergency Coordinator and Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator of the Section. Both have a lot of experience in training and hands on emergency communications as well as good ideas. They’re here to make our ARES better. Please welcome them aboard.

I attended the LIMARC Hamfest and met many of you. If you haven’t been to their indoor hamfest your missing out on good ham bargains, new vendors, flea market, food, ARRL table, VE Session and eyeball QSO’s with people you talk to on your radio.  LIMARC does a great job with their hamfest and its one of the premier hamfests in the Tri- State area. Congratulations to Richie, K2KNB and the rest of LIMARC team for doing such a great job. Look for details of their next Hamfest in late February.

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.  Wishing everyone and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving…

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

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The Peconic Radio Club mourns the loss of Myron Goldstein, WA2PWJ. A long time member of the Peconic Amateur Radio Club a friend and mentor.



LIMARC reports the sudden passing of Bill Kawka, KC2SYL. Bill was always there for NCARES as a great member and always there when you needed someone to step up and run a mesh node location , he will be missed by all the NC ARES members.


Bill also served on the LIMARC Board of Directors, and when no longer in that role he continued to attend board meetings and take on the role of Project Manager for our Field Day. In that role he insured a timely schedule of planning and work to help make the job of the Chairman much easier. Bill also served the club by running the 50-50 for many years, and also was instrumental in getting LIMARC to donate many books to the Levittown Library.


Upcoming Special Events:


Skywarn Recognition Day December 6 and 7th

Skywarn recognition weekend December 6th and 7th where we operate our radios from the National Weather Service office at Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY. We do this to celebrate the contributions that volunteer Skywarn radio operators make to the NWS. The object of this event is to make radio contact with as many NWS offices around the country that we can and to exchange a brief QSO information on the current weather between offices. If you want to come out and see NWS operations, you will have to be on the gate list as this is a securer US  government facility. You will need to bring your US government ID, (government issued state ID or Drivers license or US passport to attend.)

You might even be so Lucky to see a weather balloon launch on Friday evening.

IF you would like to help and attend this great event please Contact our NLI Skywarn Coordinator, Matthew Berman K9NYS or our NLI Deputy Skywarn Coordinator John Hale,KD2LPN  via email  with what time and date you would like to come out. We start at 6pm on Friday and end at usually 4pm on Saturday. Please contact Matt, K9NYS,  at or John Hale, Deputy Skywarn Coordinator at We would love to see you their 73,




W2HRU special event station listing is on-line and accepted for December edition of QST:

Dec 29-Jan 5, 0000Z-0300Z, W2HRU, Lindenhurst, NY. Ham Radio University. 14.273 7.273 7.074 3.923. Certificate & QSL. Phil Lewis, N2MUN, 2 Belle Terre West, Lindenhurst, NY 11757. Operating at various times on SSB and FT8. Electronic QSL via eQSL and LoTW. Paper QSL via W2 QSL Bureau or direct w/SASE to Phil Lewis, N2MUN, 22 Belle Terre West, Lindenhurst, NY 11757. On-Line printable QSL Certificate available at:





Mark your calendar for Ham Radio University 2020 — to be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at LIU/Post in Brookville, Long Island.

Information always being updated see

We look forward to seeing you at HRU 2020!





Orlando Hamcation February 7th -9th 2020 Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park ; Information at:


From the ARRL:


AMSAT Says HuskySat-1 Paving the Way for Further Cooperation


AMSAT says it had to maneuver some regulatory challenges in establishing its partnership with the University of Washington to share the just-launched HuskySat-1. The satellite went into space on November 2 aboard a Cygnus cargo vessel, which docked to the International Space Station. HuskySat-1 will be boosted into a higher orbit and deployed in January, and once it completes its primary mission, it will be turned over to AMSAT for operation of its linear transponder sometime in the second quarter of 2020. AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, explained this week that the AMSAT-UW partnership presented some regulatory challenges, but has paved the way for similar partnerships in the future.

“The [FCC] Part 97 license that AMSAT will operate under does not include or allow the use of any of the experiments on board,” Buxton explained. “As those experiments were not able to conform to Part 97’s so-called ‘educational exemption,’ including the K-band radio, two licenses were required.” UW obtained a Part 5 Experimental license to cover the telemetry downlink of the AMSAT transponder module, but the transponder must remain off during that operation. The AMSAT transponder module will operate under an FCC Part 97 Amateur Service license.

“This was the first partnership with an educational institution where an AMSAT radio was flown on a non-AMSAT (UW in this case) CubeSat,” Buxton said. “In the process of working with the FCC and NASA to obtain a single Part 97 license that was not complicated or restricted by ‘pecuniary interest,’ the experience developed an understanding with FCC as to how a mission such as HuskySat-1 could be fully licensed under Part 97.”

Buxton said delays and difficulties encountered in executing all of the requirements to qualify under Part 97 ultimately bumped up against the mission deadline to have a license in hand, so the CubeSat could be integrated on the launch vessel. “The only way forward at that time, in order for UW to make the launch, was to do the separate licensing,” Buxton said.

“It was lots of work and some good frustration along the way. I thank and commend our partners at University of Washington as well as the FCC for their work to make it happen, and our friends at NASA for giving us the opportunity to push for a path to amateur radio licensing for more of the CubeSat launches they sponsor,” Buxton remarked. “I believe that it has resulted in a known path toward fully Part 97-licensed educational (e.g., university) CubeSats. That should in turn offer more opportunities for AMSAT radios to fly as the communications package for a mission as well as an operating amateur radio satellite, in the same way as the CubeSats we produce.”

After deployment, HuskySat-1’s 1,200 bps BPSK beacon on 435.800 MHz should be active and decodable with the latest release of FoxTelem. HuskySat-1 is expected to run its primary mission for 30 days — testing a pulsed plasma thruster and experimental 24 GHz data transmitter — before being turned over to AMSAT for amateur radio operation. HuskySat-1 will feature a 30 kHz wide, 145 to 435 MHz linear transponder for SSB/CW. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service


ARRL So Now What?


ARRL is launching a new bi-weekly podcast geared to those who are just getting started on their Amateur Radio adventure. Whether you’re new to the hobby or looking to get back on the air after an absence, we know that you’ve got lots of questions

So does podcast co-host Michelle Patnode, W3MVP, ARRL communications content producer. Fortunately, she’s got co-host Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, W1AW station manager and ARRL Lab member, to help her learn more about this hobby.

Join Michelle and Joe as they explore the topics that every newcomer to amateur radio needs to know. More info at:


2020 Cubesat Developers Workshop Issues Call for Abstracts


The 2020 Cubesat Developers Workshop will be held May 4 – 6 at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo, California. The planning team has announced a call for abstracts. All abstract and poster applications should be submitted using the online submission form on the conference website by Friday, January 10, 2020.


 Russian OTH Radar Now Reported to be “Everywhere”

The latest International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMSnewsletter reports the Russian “Contayner” over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) has been active in the 7, 10, 14, and 18 MHz amateur radio allocations (amateur radio is primary on 40 and 20 meters). The OTHR transmissions have been 40 sweeps/second, FM on pulse, and 12 kHz wide. Additionally, IARUMS reports a significant increase in Russian military traffic using F1B, PSK, and orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM) on 40, 30, 20, and 15 meters.



World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 Enters Its Third Week


Intense discussions of the most contentious agenda items marked the second week of World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), but very little was resolved.

“It is clear that long days and nights are ahead in the last 2 weeks,” International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ, observed. Representatives of the IARU and its member-societies — 14 in all — are attending all or part of the conference. IARU is admitted in a non-advisory capacity. Those representing IARU may attend meetings but may not participate unless asked by the chairman to provide information.

“That does happen occasionally, but most of our talking with delegates occurs in the hallways during breaks — in other words, lobbying,” explained Sumner, who this week reported on where issues affecting the amateur services stand at the midway point of the conference.

50 MHz in Region 1: While a couple of details remain to be worked out as to how other existing services in Region 1 (Europe, Africa, and the Mideast) will be protected from interference, there is agreement that the amateur service should gain entry at 50 MHz in the international Table of Frequency Allocations for Region 1. The present 6-meter allocations in Regions 2 and 3 will be unchanged. Region 1 administrations came to the conference holding disparate views on this agenda item, ranging from a 4 MHz primary allocation to no allocation at all. Sumner said a delicate compromise led to a positive outcome.

“While it is too early to celebrate, we are cautiously optimistic that the compromise will hold,” Sumner reported. In a separate report, Radio Amateurs of Canada Special Advisor Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN, said that hammering out a 6-meter Region 1 allocation “has been a long and frustrating process,” and that a 4 MHz primary allocation similar to that available in Regions 2 and 3 is an unlikely outcome.

Future Agenda Items: The IARU is not seeking any agenda items for future WRCs at this conference. With the spectrum from 8.3 kHz to 275 GHz fully allocated and some bands above 275 GHz already identified for particular uses, any proposal for new allocations involves sharing with one or more incumbent services.

“The pressures for spectrum access to accommodate new uses for commercial purposes are intense; for an established service such as ours, any WRC that does not reduce our own useful spectrum access is a success,” Sumner said.

The notion of including 144 – 146 MHz in a study of non-safety aeronautical mobile service applications has not resurfaced at WRC-19. The IARU is, however, concerned about a proposed item for WRC-23, “Review of the amateur service and the amateur-satellite service allocations to ensure the protection of the radionavigation-satellite service (space-to-Earth) in the frequency band 1240 – 1300 MHz.”

The Amateur Radio Service is secondary in this band, and the Amateur-Satellite Service is permitted to operate in the Earth-to-space direction on a non-interference basis in the band 1260 – 1270 MHz. In the international Radio Regulations, this is all the protection a primary service such as radionavigation-satellite service (RNSS) requires.

A single, well-documented and promptly resolved case of interference to a Galileo (GPS) receiver 5 years ago prompted the proposed agenda item. “Given the relatively modest density and numbers of amateur transmissions in the band, we view the Galileo-oriented proposal for an agenda item as disproportionate,” Sumner said. “The IARU recognizes the concern and does not want the amateur service to affect the operation of the Galileo system in any way.”

The IARU is following an agenda item that seeks spectrum for telemetry, tracking, and command in the space operation service for non-geostationary orbit satellites with short-duration missions. “We would like a solution to be found to cut down on the misuse of the very limited amateur-satellite spectrum for commercial applications,” Sumner explained. “Discussions are focusing on spectrum near 137 MHz (down)/149 MHz (up), but reaching agreement is proving to be very difficult.”

Meetings continued through the weekend and will go on every day and well into the night as WRC-19 heads to its conclusion on November 22.


December is Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month


The IARU Region 1 (Europe, Africa, and the Mideast) Youth Working Group has announced that its December YOTA Month take place again this year.

“We would like to invite you to take part with a call sign with ‘YOTA’ in the suffix,” the YOTA announcement said. “The idea for this is to show Amateur Radio to young people and to encourage youngsters to be active on the amateur bands.”

YOTA said December YOTA Month offers an opportunity to demonstrate ham radio to the world and to invite newcomers. Participants earn certificates by working the various YOTA-suffix stations on the air throughout December. Not a contest, the event is aimed at getting as many youngsters on air from as many countries as possible. The event will take place from 0000 UTC on December 1 until 2359 UTC on December 31. — Thanks to YOTA



Access to 60 Meters Continues to Expand


According to the latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter, regulatory agencies in an expanding list of countries have granted amateur radio access to a 60-meter band.

A secondary allocation of 5.351.5 – 5.366.5 MHz was released to radio amateurs in Kuwait, where they will adhere to the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) allocation, permitting a maximum power of 15 W EIRP. Indonesian and Greek hams recently gained access to the same allocation.

Meanwhile, Israel has extended authorization of 5 MHz amateur permits to the end of December and added a Channel 0 to the existing eight channels, where hams may run 100 W PEP on several modes, depending upon the channel.

Still under discussion is ham radio access to a 5 MHz secondary band in Australia, where the band is used by some emergency services and law enforcement. Nearly 80 countries offer some level of amateur access to the 5 MHz band.

In the US, ARRL petitioned the FCC shortly after WRC-15 to allocate a secondary 60-meter band and to permit 100 W PEP, as already authorized on the existing channels there.


W1AW 2019/2020 Winter Operating Schedule

Morning Schedule:

Time                  Mode    Days

——————-  —-    ———

1400 UTC (9 AM EST)  CWs      Wed, Fri

1400 UTC (9 AM EST)  CWf      Tue, Thu


Daily Visitor Operating Hours:

1500 UTC to 1700 UTC – (10 AM to 12 PM EST)

1800 UTC to 2045 UTC – (1 PM to 3:45 PM EST)

(Station closed 1700 to 1800 UTC (12 PM to 1 PM EST))


Afternoon/Evening Schedule:

2100 UTC (4 PM EST)    CWf      Mon, Wed, Fri

2100  ”      ”        CWs      Tue, Thu

2200  ”  (5 PM EST)    CWb      Daily

2300  ”  (6 PM EST)    DIGITAL  Daily

0000  ”  (7 PM EST)    CWs      Mon, Wed, Fri

0000  ”      ”        CWf      Tue, Thu

0100  ”  (8 PM EST)    CWb      Daily

0200  ”  (9 PM EST)    DIGITAL  Daily

0245  ”  (9:45 PM EST) VOICE    Daily

0300  ”  (10 PM EST)  CWf      Mon, Wed, Fri

0300  ”      ”        CWs      Tue, Thu

0400  ”  (11 PM EST)  CWb      Daily

Frequencies (MHz)


CW: 1.8025 3.5815 7.0475 14.0475 18.0975 21.0675 28.0675 50.350 147.555

DIGITAL: – 3.5975 7.095 14.095 18.1025 21.095 28.095 50.350 147.555

VOICE: 1.855 3.990 7.290 14.290 18.160 21.390 28.590 50.350 147.555


CWs = Morse Code practice (slow) = 5, 7.5, 10, 13 and 15 WPM

CWf = Morse Code practice (fast) = 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13 and 10 WPM

CWb = Morse Code Bulletins = 18 WPM


CW frequencies include code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW



DIGITAL = BAUDOT (45.45 baud), BPSK31 and MFSK16 in a revolving


Code practice texts are from QST, and the source of each practice is

given at the beginning of each practice and at the beginning of

alternate speeds.

On Tuesdays and Fridays at 2330 UTC (6:30 PM EST), Keplerian

Elements for active amateur satellites are sent on the regular

digital frequencies.

A DX bulletin replaces or is added to the regular bulletins between

0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Thursdays and 0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Fridays.


Audio from W1AW’s CW code practices, CW/digital bulletins and phone

bulletin is available using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server

named “W1AWBDCT.”  The monthly W1AW Qualifying Runs are presented

here as well.  The audio is sent in real-time and runs concurrently

with W1AW’s regular transmission schedule.


All users who connect to the conference server are muted.  Please

note that any questions or comments about this server should not be

sent via the “Text” window in EchoLink. Please direct any questions

or comments to .


In a communications emergency, monitor W1AW for special bulletins as

follows: Voice on the hour, Digital at 15 minutes past the hour, and

CW on the half hour.


All licensed amateurs may operate the station from 1500 UTC to 1700

UTC (10 AM to 12 PM EST), and then from 1800 UTC to 2045 UTC (1 PM

to 3:45 PM EST) Monday through Friday.  Be sure to bring your

current FCC amateur radio license or a photocopy.


The W1AW Operating Schedule may also be found on page 100 in the

November 2019 issue of QST or on the web at, .






The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Antenna Switches” is the topic of the new episode of the ARRL The Doctor is In podcast. Listen…and learn!

“ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smart phone — whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, will discuss a broad range of technical topics. You can also e-mail your questions to, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast.

Enjoy “ARRL The Doctor is In” on Apple iTunes, or by using your iPhone or iPad podcast app (just search for “ARRL The Doctor is In”). You can also listen online at Blubrry, or at Stitcher (free registration required, or browse the site as a guest) and through the free Stitcher app for iOS, Kindle, or Android devices. If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, download our beginner’s guide.


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:


ARLD044 DX news

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

VK3ZZX, 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.

MADAGASCAR, 5R.  Hiro, JF1OCQ and Kuni, JA8VE will be QRV as 5R8VX

and 5R8KU, respectively, from Nosy Be Island, IOTA AF-057, from

November 12 to 25.  Activity will be with two stations on the HF

bands using CW, SSB, FT8, FT4 and other digital modes.  QSL to home



MALDIVES, 8Q.  Tommy, DL8KX will be QRV as 8Q7KX from Baa Atoll,

IOTA AS-013, from November 10 to 17.  Activity will be holiday style

on 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 meters using CW.  QSL to home call.  In

addition, Roly, ZL1BQD will be QRV as 8Q7XR from November 10 to

December 30.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and

FT8.  QSL to home call.


RWANDA, 9X.  Harald, DF2WO is QRV as 9X2AW from Kigali until

November 20.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using mostly FT8 and

some CW and SSB.  This may include some satellite activity as well.

QSL via M0OXO.


THE GAMBIA, C5.  Alan, G3XAQ and Don, G3XTT will be QRV as C56XA and

C56DF, respectively, from November 12 to 26.  Activity will be on

the HF bands.  This includes being active in the upcoming CQ World

Wide DX CW contest.  QSL C56XA via G3SWH and C56DF via G3XTT.  In

addition, Artur, SQ7RAI will be QRV as C5/SQ7RAI from November 12 to

  1. Activity will be on 20 to 6 meters using SSB and FT8.  QSL to

home call.


MARQUESAS ISLANDS, FO.  A group of operators are QRV as TX7T from

Hiva Oa until November 18.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW,

SSB and FT8 with three or four stations active.  QSL via LoTW.


PANAMA, HP.  Special event station 3E1FP is QRV to celebrate the

116th anniversary of the Republic of Panama.  Activity is on 80 to

10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via HP1DAV.


THAILAND, HS.  Lars, SM6NT will be QRV as HS0ZME from November 12 to

April 5, 2020.  QSL to home call.


AMERICAN SAMOA, KH8.  Tom, JA1VND will be QRV as KH8/K1TF from Pago

Pago, IOTA OC-045, from November 12 to 18.  Activity will be on the

HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.


ALAND ISLANDS, OH0.  Mart, DL6UAA is QRV as OH0UA until November 18.

Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8.  QSL to home



COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS, VK9C.  Chris, GM3WOJ and Keith, GM4YXI will

be QRV as VK9CZ from November 12 to 29.  Activity will be on 160 to

10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 with a focus on the low bands.  This

includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.

QSL via N3SL.


INDONESIA, YB.  Operators YE1AR, YC1KK, YC1BIQ and YB1MAE are QRV as

home calls/p from Biawak Island, IOTA OC-237, until November 14.

Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using FT8 with some CW and SSB.  QSL

via operators’ instructions.


BURKINA FASO, XT.  Al, F8FUA is QRV as XT2BR from Ouagadougou until

November 17.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various

digital modes.  QSL to home call.


EL SALVADOR, YS.  Gabo, HK4GOO will be QRV as YS1/HK4GOO from

November 9 to 16.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using SSB

and FT8.  QSL via LoTW.


THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Japan International DX Phone

Contest, Worked All Europe DX RTTY Contest, North American SSB

Sprint Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW

Sprint, PODXS 070 Club Triple Play Low Band Sprint, 10-10

International Fall Digital Contest, SARL VHF/UHF Analogue Contest,

SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, OK/OM DX CW Contest, CQ-WE Contest and

AWA Bruce Kelley 1929 CW QSO Party are all on tap for this upcoming



The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series and 4 States QRP Group Second

Sunday Sprint are scheduled for November 11.


The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are

scheduled for November 13.


The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs

for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from

Canada’s parks and historic sites.


Please see November QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest

Web Sites for details.




ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  October 2019

Total  number of ARES members:  159

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   2/0

Number of ARES nets active: 0  Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  0

Calls of DECs/ECs reporting:     W2BRU/ KD2GXL , KD2LPM for Skywarn

Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month: 9   Person hours:   50

Number of Public Service events this month:    4     Person hours :   213

Number of emergency operations this month:    0        Person hours     0

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      8       Person Hours:     15 ,  de kd2lpm

Total number of ARES operations this month:   21     Total Person Hours:   278


Comments:  Nassau County: a. PSE: ACS Walk @ Jones Beach

Table at Hamfest for recruiting drive on 10/27


OCTOBER  2019  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          



NYPON             SESSIONS           QNI             QTC              QSP           QTR

ESS                    SESSIONS  31     QNI  410      QTC  n/a      QSP   49    QTR  n/a

NYS/E               SESSIONS  31     QNI  176     QTC  84         QSP  82    QTR  308

BA                      SESSIONS  31     QNI  551     QTC  34        QSP  34    QTR   837

NLISTN              SESSIONS  10      QNI  78        QTC 20      QSP  20      QTR   218

NCVHFTN         SESSIONS  31    QNI  125     QTC  152      QSP  12     QTR  342





KD2MDV   REC/ 35    SENT / 15       TOTAL / 50

K2TV          REC / 2     SENT / 6         TOTAL / 8

KD2MEN   REC/ 0      SENT / 5         TOTAL / 5



KD2MDV   ORIG / 0  REC / 45 SENT / 53  DEL / 7    TOTAL /  105

KD2LPM   ORIG / 0  REC / 20   SENT / 12     DEL / 16   TOTAL /  48


K2TV         ORIG / 0  REC / 4  SENT / 21  DEL / 0     TOTAL /  25

W2CTG     ORIG / 0  REC / 4   SENT / 4   DEL / 5       TOTAL /  13

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0 REC / 0   SENT / 5   DEL / 0     TOTAL /  5

N2WGF      ORIG / 0  REC / 4  SENT / 0    DEL / 0   TOTAL /  4



KD2LPM/ 205, KD2GXL/ 141, N2WGF/ 124, K2TV/ 100, KD2MDV/ 100, K2KNB/ 93, W2CTG/ 89.

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 Student Traffic Net.  


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


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

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


Here is a link to the NLI Student Traffic Net 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.

lub 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:

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 over 200 members including hams from out of the state, country 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 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 Lannin House, Field #6 / 6A. 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 ,

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:  Joe Cutrone, K2OL,

ASEC:  Russ Logar, KC2LSB,


New York City:

DEC:   Daniel Katzovicz, W2BRU,

ADEC’s: Jose Sanles, N2DDD,

Simon Wurster, K2FH,


EC ‘s: Jason Vasquez, WF2N,

Evan Bauer, KC2YAY,


Nassau County:

DEC :      John Wilson, KD2AKX,

ADEC’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:  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: 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,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  Joe Cutrone, K2OL,

ASEC  Russ Logar, KC2LSB,

DEC  New York City: Donni Katzovicz ,W2BRU,

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,