NOVEMBER 2021 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the November 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 December 2021 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

* Upcoming Special Events:

* Hamfests:

* VE Sessions

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello Everyone …..

As November rolls in and the weather is getting colder make sure your antennas are in good shape for the upcoming winter. The bands will be alive and you’ll be able to get some new countries in your log. This months newsletter is out early as I wanted to remind you of a few things. First, The Hudson Division Luncheon is November 13th in Newburgh. Tickets may still be available. Contact at

Congratulations to all the winners of 2020 and 2021 awards, especially to Richie Cetron, K2KNB  who won Amateur of the Year for 2020. As most of you know, Richie is President of LIMARC and this award is along time in coming.

Other award winners are: 2020 Technical Achievement – Alan Wolke, W2AEW, 2020 Grand Ole Ham – Adam Nowik, AE2AN, 2021 Amateur of the Year – Steve Bossert, K2GOG, 2021 Grand Ole Ham – James McMurray,N2UZQ, and 2021 Technical Achievement – Dave deCoons, WO2X.

We also have the LIMARC Hamfest on November 14th at Levittown Hall. See information below. It should be a great one.


Please mark your calendar on January 8, 2022 for Ham Radio University. This year will also be virtual and have some new forums. Please continually check the website as it is a living document and new items are updated. Its also the NLI Section Convention.


I wish to take this opportunity to thank Gerald Pilate, N2WGF for his many years as Section Traffic Manager and fill in net manager. Jerry has asked to step down due to some medical issues and hopefully will get back in the swing of things. Get well soon Jerry!. In the mean time I have asked both KD2CBV and KD2MDV to fill the void.

Take a moment to thank all our Veterans for their service to our great country and wish them the best this Veterans Day….

I also wish everyone and their family a very Happy Thanksgiving…we have a lot to be thankful for……

Attention all Club Presidents;

Please update your new officers and contact information club information on the ARRL Club Webpage. Also ad the ARRL to your newsletter mailing list. Look for the ARRL Club E-Letter coming out soon.

Remember, 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…..

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

C:  516-315-8608




Upcoming Special Events:


Ham Radio University  ~ January 8, 2022

“A day of education to share ideas, experiences,
knowledge and fellowship among Amateur Radio operators”





~ Sunday, November 14, 2021 ~

Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY 11801
Doors Open at 9am to Buyers Vendors Set Up at 7am
Amateur Radio Dealers & Equipment ~ 10am VE Session ~ Tune-Up Clinic (Get your Rig Checked!)
LCD Monitors, Computer, CB Equipment, ARRL Information
Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club Information DXCC and WAS Card Checking
General Admission $6.00
All participants must follow NYS and Nassau County Health COVID-19 protocols.
Licensed Ham’s Non-Licensed spouse & children under 12 are free.
Free Parking! Food & Refreshments! Door Prizes!
Have a Few Items to Sell?
LIMARC will have a table set up to sell items for others. There’s no charge to club members.
Non-members pay just 10% of their selling price. Please make sure to mark your price clearly on the item.
VENDORS > One $22.00 Space includes a 6’ table & chairs.
Bring your own table for $15 per space and you’ll still get chairs! If bringing your own table, you must notify us by October 31, 2021
The $6.00 Admission Fee is separate.
7am Vendor Set Up. Close-in and drop off parking for Vendors. Vendors Must Comply With NY State Sales Tax Laws. The sale of guns, ammunition or pornographic material is prohibited. Send your check to LIMARC,
PO Box 392, Levittown, NY 11756-0392. Use the vendor registration form at
Limited Selling Spaces!
Only some spaces have electric. Reserve your Space Now! Talk-In on W2VL Repeater 146.850 (136.5 PL)
For more information, see or contact our Hamfest Co-Chairs Richie K2KNB at 516-694-4937, or Tony NY2A or email us at
By way of the LIE from the West (travelling from NYC)
Take Exit 38 to Northern Pkwy East to Exit 33 Wantagh Pkwy South. Take Exit W2 East onto Old Country Rd
At the 3rd light turn right onto Levittown Pkwy. (There’s a Dunkin Donuts there on your left).
**The Hall is at the end of the short strip mall on your left, turn left at the light to park .**
By way of the LIE from the East (travelling from Suffolk Co.)
Exit the LIE south prior to exit 40 and change to the westbound Northern State Parkway. Follow the directions below..
By way of Northern Parkway
Take the parkway to exit 33 (Wantagh Parkway South). Take Exit W2 East onto Old Country Rd east. At the 3rd light turn right onto Levittown Pkwy. Follow the directions above..
By way of Southern Parkway
Take exit 27N Wantagh Pkwy North to exit W2 onto Old Country Rd east. At the 3rd light turn right onto Levittown
Pkwy. (There’s a Dunkin Donuts there on your left) Follow the directions above.




Upcoming VE Sessions: 


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




All test sessions are held at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY 11801

2021 Schedule

November 13th-  1 PM!

November 14th – 10 AM!


Sessions begin promptly at 9am (unless otherwise indicated)

There will also be a VE Session at the LIMARC indoor hamfest,

For further information Contact:




Suffolk County Radio Club:


VE Sessions are the 1st Thursday of the month at the Grace Lutheran Church 240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach NY  11951. Tests begin at 7pm.The room is limited to a total of 20 persons            Bob N2OCH is the main point of contact. Contact:  to reserve a space.



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:



ASRTU-1 CubeSat with V/u FM Transponder Submitted for IARU Coordination


China’s Harbin Institute of Technology has applied for IARU Coordination of the ASRTU-1 CubeSat. Among other capabilities, the satellite will provide a V/u FM amateur radio transponder. ASRTU-1 is a 12U CubeSat mission designed by Russian and Chinese university students for education and amateur radio.

Harbin Institute of Technology has successfully developed several amateur radio satellites, including LilacSat-2 (CAS-3H), LilacSat-1 (LO-90), DSLWP-A (LO-93), and DSLWP-B (LO-94). A new SDR-based transceiver was developed for ASRTU-1 to provide communication and experiment resources to radio amateurs, including a V/u FM transponder, a UHF telemetry downlink, and a 10.5 GHz image downlink. The satellite will also allow radio amateurs to send commands to control the satellite to take and download images.

ASRTU is planned for a launch from Russia in the fourth quarter of 2022. — Thanks to the IARU



Microsoft Reverses its Decision to Omit Hot Reload in .NET 6


The Verge reports that Microsoft has reversed its decision to remove a key feature from its upcoming .NET 6 release, after a public outcry from the open-source software community. Microsoft had piqued the .NET open-source community by removing a key part of Hot Reload in the upcoming release of .NET 6. This is a feature that allows developers to modify source code while an application is running and immediately see the results.

According to The Verge, the outcry came from many of Microsoft’s own employees. Microsoft has now approved the community’s request to re-enable this feature. “Hot Reload capability will be in the general availability build of the .NET 6 SDK [software development kit], available on November 8,” The Verge quoted a Microsoft spokesperson as saying.



ARISS Receives Generous ARDC Grant for ARISS STEREO Education Project



Best known for arranging amateur radio contacts between students and astronauts, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced that it’s received a generous grant to fund its “Student and Teacher Education via Radio Experimentation and Operations” (STEREO) project. The 5-year Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) grant totaling nearly $1.3 million will fund three distinct initiatives that will enable ARISS to sustain and improve science, technology, electronics, arts, and technology (STEAM) educational outcomes.

For Part 1 of the project, ARISS is developing a wireless electronics technology kit called “SPARKI,” or “Space Pioneers Amateur Radio Kit Initiative,” for use with middle and high school students. This ARDC grant will take SPARKI from prototype to operational phase. ARISS would then deploy these kits among a selected set of formal and informal education organizations that are planning future ARISS radio contacts.

In Part 2 — “Educate the Educator,” ARISS will conduct educator workshops for a selected set of educators to help them seamlessly employ SPARKI in their education environment and allow ARISS to receive their feedback and ideas. To be successful, ARISS must create awareness of amateur radio, ARISS, and SPARKI among prospective formal and informal educators.

For Part 3, over its 5-year lifetime, the grant will also support some of the many costs involved with ARISS contact operations between students and astronauts aboard the ISS.

ARISS-USA Executive Director Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, said ARISS is extremely excited about the new 5-year initiative. “It will be a STEAM education game-changer and represents a key element of our ARISS 2.0 vision,” Bauer said. “Most importantly, it brings wireless technologies and amateur radio into our ARISS formal and informal classrooms. We thank ARDC for their interest and support and look forward to working with them on this incredible initiative.”

ARDC’s mission is to support, promote, and enhance digital communication and broader communication science and technology, to promote amateur radio, scientific research, experimentation, education, development, open access, and innovation in information and communication technology. ARDC grants target projects and organizations that follow amateur radio’s practice and tradition of technical experimentation that has led to broad advances for the benefit of the public. These include mobile phone and wireless internet technology. ARDC envisions a world where technology is available through open-source hardware and software, and where anyone has the ability to innovate upon it.

In the last 2 decades, more than 1,400 ARISS ham radio contacts have connected more than a million students using amateur radio with millions of others watching, listening, and learning. ARISS is constantly pursuing opportunities to enhance and sustain its educational capabilities and outcomes.




3M Issues a “Stop Use and Inspection Notice” for Self-Retracting Lifeline with Anchor Hook


3M has issued a “Stop Use and Inspection Notice” for the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Self-Retracting Lifeline with Anchor Hook.

The company advises owners to remove the anchor hook product from service until an inspection is performed. The notice pertains to “specific versions” of the anchor hook. “3M Fall Protection has identified a very low potential for the DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Self-Retracting Lifeline with Anchor Hook to be assembled with an unformed top swivel eye rivet. An improperly formed rivet may become displaced from the top swivel eye. An unformed rivet may result in the SRL [Self-Retracting Lifeline] becoming detached from the anchor hook, which could result in severe injury or death,” 3M said. “Due to this, we are sending out an inspection notice so this issue can be detected by inspecting the self-retracting lifeline.”

More details are on the 3M website. 





ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program to Accept Applications Starting on November 1


The ARRL Foundation will start accepting applications for its 2022 scholarship program on November 1. The submission deadline is December 31. More than 100 scholarships ranging from $500 to $25,000 will be awarded in 2022.

All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs (active non-US radio amateurs are eligible for scholarships sponsored by ARDC), and many scholarships have specific requirements, such as intended area of study, or residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section, or state, and license class.

Some scholarships also require additional documentation, such as letters of recommendation. The ARRL Foundation will be utilizing a new Scholarship Management Platform for the 2022 ARRL Foundation Scholarships. Applicants no longer choose specific scholarships but will be matched with all scholarships for which they qualify. Transcripts and any additional required documents must be submitted with the application, not emailed separately as was done in the past.

Applications without accompanying transcripts and applicable required documentation will not be considered. The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Committee will review all applicants, and scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2022 via USPS mail and email.

For more information, visit the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program.

Since 1973, the ARRL Foundation, with the generosity of many donors and the hard work of a long line of dedicated Foundation Directors, has had a positive impact on the lives of many young amateur radio operator students.  To ensure that this positive impact does not wane, I ask each of you to timely notify your members of this opportunity.  Being awarded an ARRL Foundation scholarship could mean the difference in whether a student can pursue their education in 2022-2023 or not.




Russia-Ukraine “Radio War” Trying Patience of IARU Region 1 Monitoring System


The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports in the September issue of the IARUMS newsletter that the Russian-Ukrainian “radio war” on and around 7055 kHz continues to be a major source of frustration. IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator Peter Jost, HB9CET, said the on-the-air conflict “has been bothering us to an unbearable extent for a very long time and is still continuing.”

Earlier this year, IARUMS reported that the Russian-Ukrainian radio war had escalated.

“In June, they used more frequencies than before, affecting our bands very hard.” Jost recounted. “It is a great annoyance and a big shame.” Jost has pointed out that the IARU Monitoring System has little opportunity to stop the on-the-air conflict.

“Only national authorities can hopefully do something against international complaints,” he said. “It is very important and very helpful that many other [IARU] member-societies also observe these frequencies and make complaints to their regulators.” The long-standing conflict has also affected 7050 and 7060 kHz.


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Now Online!  Digital editions of  November 2021 QST, September/October 2021  On the AirQEX, and NCJ


 The latest ARRL Letter is at:  

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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

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.


GUINEA, 3X.  Jean Philippe, F1TMY is now QRV as 3X2021 from Conakry.

Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using SSB, and on Satellite QO-100.

This includes some portable operations from the Los Islands, IOTA

AF-051.  QSL to home call.


MALAWI, 7Q.  Don, K6ZO is QRV as 7Q6M while on work assignment.

Activity is on the HF bands.  This includes some possible SOTA

activity from Mount Mulanje.  QSL via operator’s instructions.


NEPAL, 9N.  Robert, S53R has been issued 9N7AA and plans to soon be

QRV on 40 to 6 meters with limited activity.  QSL direct to S57DX.


THE GAMBIA, C5.  Members of the C5C team are QRV from Kololi until

November 19.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters, depending on

propagation, using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4, and on Satellite QO-100.

QSL direct to F5RAV.


MADEIRA ISLAND, CT3.  Rosel, DL3KWR and Hardy, DL3KWF are QRV as

CT9/home calls from Canico de Baixo, IOTA AF-014, until November 24.

Activity is on the HF bands, and possibly 60 meters, using CW and

FT8.  QSL to home calls.


THAILAND, HS.  Lars, SM6NT will be QRV as HS0ZME from Hua Hin from

November 9 to April 5, 2022.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters

using only CW.  QSL to home call.


JAPAN, JA.  Tashi, JR2TER is QRV as JR2TER/p from Yonaguni Island,

IOTA AS-024, until March 2022.  Activity is on the HF bands using

FT8.  QSL via LoTW.


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

as LU4AAO, LU4AAO/A and LU4AAO/D from November 6 to 14 to

commemorate Dia de la Tradicion, which celebrates the birthday of

Argentina poet Jose Hernandez.  Activity will be on the HF and V/UHF

bands using CW, SSB, SSTV, FT8, and on the FM Satellites.  QSL

direct to LU4AAO.


BELGIUM, ON.  Special event station OT5IDPD is QRV until December 3

to commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities that

takes place on December 3.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL via



BRAZIL, PY.  Special event station PV60CRASC is QRV until November

30 to celebrate 60 years of the Clube dos Radioamadores de Sao

Carlos.  QSL direct to PT2OP.


TURKEY, TA.  Special event call sign TC83ATA is QRV until November

11 to commemorate Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded the Turkish

Republic and was the first President.  Activity is on all bands

using CW, SSB, and various digital modes.  QSL via operators’




Bangui until November 15.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW and

FT8.  QSL direct to M0OXO.


NAMIBIA, V5.  Gunter, DK2WH is QRV as V51WH until March 2022.

Activity is on the HF bands.  During contests, he will be active as

V55Y.  QSL to home call.


NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N.  Nick, VK2DX is QRV as VK9DX and has been

active on 15 meters using CW around 1800z.  QSL direct to home call.


INDIA, VU.  Abie, AB1F will be QRV as VU2ABE from Shillong in the

Meghalaya State from November 6 to December 18.  Activity will be on

40, 20, 15, and 10 meters.  This includes participating in various

upcoming contests.  QSL direct to home call.



80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, K1USN Slow

Speed CW Test, IPARC Contest, Ukrainian DX Contest, Two-Meter

Classic Sprint, EANET Sprint and the High Speed Club CW Contest will

certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.


The Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and RTTYOPS Weeksprint are

scheduled for November 9.


The CWops Mini-CWT Test, VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, RSGB 80-Meter

Autumn Series, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and Phone Fray are scheduled

for November 10.


Please see November QST, page 79, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest

web sites for details.



Note: October next month…


ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  September 2021

Total number of ARES members: 48

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   4

Number of ARES nets active: 13 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: 5   Person hours: 48

Number of Public Service events this month:   2         Person hours :  48

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

Number of Emergency operations this month:    0       Person hours     0

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      4      Person Hours: 3.3


Total number of ARES operations this month:   11   Total Person Hours: 99.3


First Public Service Events came back, The Tour de Staten Island reached out for communication support



SEPTEMBER  2021  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          

Note:  October, next month


ESS                    SESSIONS 30   QNI  336  QTC  n/a    QSP 65   QTR  n/a

NYS/E               SESSIONS  30   QNI 127   QTC  72     QSP 71   QTR  237

BA                     SESSIONS  n/r  QNI  n/r   QTC  n/r     QSP n/r  QTR n/r

NLISTN            SESSIONS  4    QNI  17      QTC  0      QSP  0     QTR  56         4 schools

NCVHFTN       SESSIONS  n/r  QNI n/r      QTC  n/r   QSP  n/r    QTR  n/r   151 23 23 369



No report


No report


     KD2GXL/ 87, WB2ZEX/ 84






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

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

KD2MDV, 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,


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:


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 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 :

Assistant Section Managers:

Webmaster:  Mitch Cohen N2RGA,

Skywarn: John Hale, KD2LPM,