This is the October 2013 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 November issue prior to
the end of the first week in November.
Section News is available ONLY on the world-wide-web. See the NLI site
INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE:
* >From Jim Mezey,W2KFV – Section Manager
* Upcoming Special Events:
* >From Russ Logar, KC2LSB, Section Emergency Coordinator
* >From Jim Kettyle, KC2LEB, Section Traffic Manager
* Club Info
There are a few news items I hope you all know about but if not I will talk a little about them here. There are two informative letters from the ARRL are published every month.
The first is the ARRL Newsletter which give you a monthly synopsis of what is happening in the amateur radio world. Edited by Rick Lindquist, WW1ME
The second one is the ARRL E- Letter, another excellent letter geared for ARES and anyone interested in what’s going on around the nation in public service communications. Written by Rick Palm, K1CE
If you are an ARRL Member you can have them delivered to your E mail account when they are published. All you have to do is sign in the ARRL Member website, go to edit e mail subscriptions and check all the boxes you want. You can even opt for the digital version of QST.
A few weeks ago I had the fortunate experience to attend a Section Managers Work Shop at the ARRL headquarters in Newington for three days. It was a lot of work and very enjoyable. I also got a chance to work W1AW and made a bunch of contacts. I have to say I found every single person who works at the ARRL to be extremely dedicated at what they do and will help you with a smile no matter what the question is. We also had a full tour of the facility including the lab, the ARRL Employees Club station W1HQ, the QSL Bureau, LOTW, QST layout and design plus many other operations. The tip of the hat and a big thank you to Steve Ewald, WV1X,who is the Field Operation Supervisor who put this all together. Finally I would like to mention that if you are ever in the area of Newington, Ct., you should make a point of stopping by the ARRL, you will be glad you did. You should call first so you can get the times of the tours and they know your coming. If you are coming to the 100th Anniversary Centennial Celebration next year, they will be having tours of the ARRL and W1AW a perfect time to go.
I’ll be at both the HOSARC Hamfest and the LIMARC Hamfests, so stop by and say Hello.
Don’t forget to get your tickets for the Hudson Division Awards Luncheon being held the Cafe Internationale located in the Ramada Inn in Newburgh,NY. The Ramada is ¼ mile from Exit 17 on the New York State Thruway on November 2, 2013 from 12 noon to 4 PM.
Tickets are $35. /pp and a table of 10 is $325, a savings of $25. See you there…
That’s all for now, get on the air and enjoy our great hobby and by all means….Keep those batteries charged.
Jim Mezey, W2KFV
Section Manager – NYC/ Long Island
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™
Emergency Communications Advisory Committee Representative
Upcoming Special Events:
2013 New York QSO Party; this Saturday – 1400Z, Oct 19 to 0200Z, Oct 20, 2012 Final details, rules & awards at www.rdxa.com
HOSARC Hamfest – October 20, 2013 @ 9AM The New York Hall of Science. See http://www.hosarc.org
LIMARC Hamfest – October 27, 2013 @ 9AM Levittown Hall, Levittown. See http://www.limarc.org/fest.htm
The 2013 Hudson Division Awards celebration will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at the Cafe Internationale located in the Ramada Inn in Newburgh,
NY. The Ramada is ¼ mile from Exit 17 on the New York State Thruway. For further information go to: http://www.ocarc-ny.org/HV_awards.shtml
Ham Radio University 2014 – January 5, 2014at Briarcliff College in Bethpage. For more information, see: http://hamradiouniversity.org/
ARRL Centennial Celebration and Convention in Hartford Ct. July17-20, 2014 For more information go to: http://www.arrl.org/arrl-centennial-convention-2014
The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club is holding its 2nd semi-annual
hamfest for 2013 on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Note the changed date!
The original date on October 6 was changed due to a conflict with an event
at the Hall of Science Museum.
Sellers setup starts
at 7:30 and doors open to buyers at 9.00 AM. Don’t forget to try our Drop’N’Shop feature!
Bring a couple of items down that you’d like to sell and we’ll do our best to
sell them for you.
(so you don’t need to buy a table for one or two items, freeing you up
to enjoy the hamfest).
NEW Free admission for new members joining at the hamfest.
Fully equipped food truck with hot food, coffee and soda.
Door prizes and handouts donated by:
Nuts and Volts
Location at the New York Hall of Science Museum
Parking Lot. 47-01 111th Street,
Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens NY.
Electronic and computer equipment, tailgating. Tune up clinic,
Drop and shop, Food and refreshments will be available, QSL card checking.
Many handouts and door prizes.
(Separate museum admission $6.00 with
Hamfest ticket or from 10 AM to 11 AM
come in FREE. Can re-enter later. )
Free Parking, ARRL info, Tune up clinic, door
prizes, hand outs, food and refreshments will be available.
VE Session at 10:00 AM
Buyers $5.00 Sellers $10.00 per space plus admission ticket of $5.00
Talk in at 444.200+ 136.5 PL
For additional info call evenings only
Steve Greenbaum WB2KDG 718-898-5599
~ Sunday, October 27, 2013 ~
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!)
Television, Computer, CB Equipment, ARRL Information
Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club Information DXCC and WAS Card Checking
General Admission $6.00
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 $20.00 Space includes a 6’ table & chairs.
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
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 www.LIMARC.org
or contact our Hamfest Co-Chairs at 516-315-3730, or email us at Hamfest@limarc.org
John KD2AKX, Dave AK1NS and Richie K2KNB
By way of the LIE from the West
take Exit 38 to Northern Pkwy East to Exit 33 Wantagh Pkwy South.
Take Exit W2 East onto Old Country Rd east. At the 3rd light turn right onto Levittown Pkwy.
The Hall is at the end of the short strip mall on your left, turn left at the light to park.
By way of Northern Parkway from the West
Take Exit W2 East onto Old Country Rd east. At the 3rd light turn right onto Levittown Pkwy.
The Hall is at the end of the short strip mall on your left, turn left at the light to park.
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 Duncan 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.
From SEC Russ Logar, KC2LSB:
ARRL Section: New York / Long Island
Total number of ARES members: 182
Change since last month: 10
Number of DECs/ECs reporting this month: 2/7
Number of ARES nets active: 23
Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison: 10
Calls of DECs/ECs reporting: N2TEE, N2RDB,N2PQJ, K2FTC, KC2NBE, N1JSP,KB2WUS,W2HCB
Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month: 23 Person hours: 318.91
Number of Public Service events this month: 11 Person hours 350
Number of emergency operations this month: 0 Person hours 0
Total number of ARES operations this month: 34Total Person Hours 668.91
Public Service Events included assistance for CERT Drill and the Ocean to Sound Relay.
Nets and drills included our SET simplex drill.
We have been sending an NBEMS MT-63 1000L test message after the weekly net on 147.21 Repeater. As many as eight operators from East Meadow to Farmingville and points between are copying the messages successfully using FLdigi/FLmsg.
September 8th Provided emcomms for the Babylon village fair
2 drill sessions this month
[Bronx – KB2WUS] On September 25th, the Bronx team attended Harlem Emergency Preparedness Summit where I talked about communications during emergencies. Walli KD2CHV, founder of WEBT was in attendance and Joseph Bruno, Commissioner of NYC OEM, was the Keynote Speaker. Entire summit on line at: WHCEBT.ORG. Forward interested parties to become Ham Radio Operators, to Josh, EC NY County.
[Kings – KC2NBE] Busy month for Kings County. Kings County ARES provided Public Service communications support for the TEAL Walk. Operators include: KC2YAY, K2EFG, K2ARN, WB2ZEX, KC2WNW and KD2BQM from Kings County, with help from N2UJG from Queens County and KC2BST from Bronx County. Dan’s Fun Run operators include: KD2BQM, KC2KGV, KC2KGU and AC2AE from Kings County with support from N2UJG from Queens County, KC2BST from Bronx County and K2FTC from NY County. Kings County ARES members KC2YAY, K2EFG, KA2KDQ and WB2ZEX provided Mutual Aid support for the Nassau County CERT Drill. An ongoing project, we will begin initial set-up at Brookdale Hospital putting up 2 permanent VHF-UHF antennas for base station/repeater use, as well as HF NVIS for Regional communications.
[New York – K2FTC] K2FTC participated in Kings County’s Dan’s Fun Run event and Nassau County’s CERT drill.
[Queens – N1JSP] N2UJG assisted Kings Country ARES at the T.E.A.L. Walk. N1JSP, along with several others from NYC District ARES provided section mutual aid for Nassau Country ARES at a CERT training.
[Richmond – N2TEE] No comments for the month.
[District – N2TEE] Glad to see a busier than expected September which normally ramps up slow after the summer season. The fall calendar is filling up rapidly, so I’m hoping this momentum will carry forward throughout the remainder of the year. Please support events outside your county and within the Section whenever possible.
Would like to thank the District leadership team for encouraging attendance at the formalized training classes made available throughout the NLI section. Many dedicated and hard working educators sacrifice an abundance of their own personal time to make this a reality. Please thank them for their service to the amateur community.
Support your local NTS traffic nets. Check in and listen along as formal traffic is passed. Pick up on the cadence and general flow of how messages are being handled. Try your hand at copying and delivering traffic to someone in your town or borough. Once comfortable with receiving, try your hand at sending traffic. Traffic managers are a patient lot and will walk you through the process. Don’t Delay!
Russ Logar, KC2LSB
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Section Emergency Coordinator
New York / Long Island Section
From Jim Kettyle, KC2LEB, Section Traffic Manager
September 2013 NLI Section Traffic Report
Net Abbreviation Sessions QNI QTC QSP QTR Net Manager
Big Apple Traffic Net BATN 9 53 6 6 135 KC2LEB
NYS Early NYS/E 30 153 59 57 243 K2TD
NYS Late NYS/L 29 118 53 52 184 K2TD
NYS Morning NYS/M 0 0 0 0 0 WA2IAX
Empire Slow Speed ESS 30 402 65 65 0 WI2G
Nassau County Trfc NetNCVHF 25 131 29 29 267 N2WGF
NY Public Opr’s Net NYPON 0 0 0 0 0 AA2Y
NLI STM Report Totals 123 857 212 209 829 KC2LEB/STM
Call 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
K2TV 40 40 30 0 10 10 130
N2WGF 40 34 20 0 0 0 94
WB2FTX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KD2CGN 35 39 10 0 0 0 84
Station Activity Report
Call Originated Received Sent DeliveredTotal
K2TV 0 83 83 11 177
N2WGF0 16 12 8 36
WB2FTX 0 0 0 0 0
KD2CGN 5 12 11 11 39
Call Received Sent Total
K2TV 53 25 78 Report
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 Â± 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 Â±
Hit and Bounce Net (HBN) 8:30am daily on 3576 kHz .
Hit and Bounce Slow Net (HBSN) Please note the frequency change for the
Hit & Bounce Slow Speed Traffic Net to 3574 KHz at 7:30 AM EST. Seven
days a week. Bob K2TV
NTS SECTION LEVEL HF/phone nets:
New York Phone*/ (NYP). CEASES OPERATION 12/18/2011
New York Public Operations Net (NYPON) 5pm daily on 3925 kHz Â± QRM,
alternate freq. 3913 kHz
The NTS local nets are:
Big Apple Traffic Net
Big Apple Traffic Net meets @ 8:00 PM on 440.550 +5 141.3 PL
Check www.BigAppleTrafficNet.org for our schedule.
Jim, KC2LEB “ Net Manager
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: : http://www.nassautraffic.net
Suffolk Co. VHF Net
K2TV is now operational as a Digital Relay Station on HF winlink
representing the New York City/Long Island section.
I will be receiving NLI traffic via the W2SFD Pactor MBO. Hopefully
this will expedite traffic in and out of NLI.
We are still in the process of organizing the Suffolk County VHF
traffic net and will be running the W2EAG Traffic Handling Course on the
air once it starts. N2NFI/R on 145.370 (136.5 PL) and the W2GSB/R ON
223.860 (156.7 pl) will be used connected via IRLP.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:15 PM are the tentative beginning
times and frequencies. Anyone interested please contact K2TV at
Meetings and Club Information:
Club events are being kept up to date on the Event Calendar.
These events, with contact information, can be found using the NLI
Events link at the top of the homepage. If you would like your club
event publicized and listed on the calendar, please send me an email
with the pertinent information. Be sure to include the date(s) and
contact information for the club/responsible party. Also be certain to
include a link to the information on your website. I will not cull the
information from your club newsletters as I will not assume that you
want the event publicized. You must email me with a specific request to
include the event on the Section calendar.
The Club listing is always being updated. Please submit your meeting
information to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 http://www.bonacarc.org
Grumman ARC (GARC) http://www.qsl.net/wa2lqo/
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Allen
Ellsworth Park in Farmingdale, starting at 5:30 PM. GARC VE sessions
are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Briarcliffe College in
Room: Long Beach #5, starting at 5:00 PM.
Contact: Ed Gellender at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the club website for directions http://www.gsbarc.org/
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 www.hosarc.org for more detailed
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.
Chuck Hartley, N2JIY, President of LARC
Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club
The LIARS Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Newfield High
School in Selden, NY at 7:30PM. All are welcome. Our web site is:
www.lisimplex.org Contact: Tim MoDavis, KA2VZX at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further
LIDXA President, John, W2GW, and Mike Lisenco, N2YBB are ARRL DXCC
card checkers. Bring your new DXCC cards and paperwork to these
meetings for official verification and credit.
Long Island Mobile ARC
LIMARC meets the second Wednesday each month, 8PM at Levittown Hall,
201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY. All are welcome. Bring a
Webpage is: http://www.limarc.org Club Contact: President, Rich Cetron,
Club PIO: Rich Levow, WA2NLL email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nassau ARC (NARC) http://www.nassuarc.org/
Meetings every Monday night at 8 PM in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
at the Senior Citizens Center. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 8 PM. All are welcome. Contact Jerry Vibert,
K2GV, President at email@example.com
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 ARC (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 www.peconic-arc.net for all our current club
activities and contact information.
Radio Central ARC
Radio Central Amateur Radio Club holds it regular meetings on the last
Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Middle Country Public Library
in Centereach. All are welcome. For directions and other club
information, please check out the club web page:
Staten Island Amateur Radio Association (SIARA)
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
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
ALL LICENSE CANDIDATES are welcome.
Anyone needing additional information can contact Mike Siegel W2RT at
917-412-1580 or W2RT@arrl.net
Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)
Monthly meeting is the third Tuesday of the month at 8 PM at the Grace
Lutheran Church in Mastic. Contact Chris DeSanto, N2ABG at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Or go to their 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 DX Net
Discussion of DX contacts made during the week via radio, upcoming events and contests and other topics/discussion relating to DX.
Tuesday 8:00 PM *Due to scheduled SCRC General Meetings, the DX Net may not occur on the third Tuesday of the month.
SCRC Information & Rag chew Net
Round table discussions, Club news and information, technical topics and for sale items. Wednesday 8:00 PM
Town of Huntington ARES/RACES meetings
are held twice a year-in March and September. For more information,
Wantagh Amateur Radio Club
Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 8:00PM at the
Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793. Entrance to
the meeting room is at the rear of the library, adjacent to the
parking-lot. For more information, see the club’s website at
http://www.qsl.net/w2va or contact Frank Porcaro, N2RSO, President, via
e-mail at: email@example.com
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:
W2SBL@motorolasolutions.com for more details
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
New York City:
DEC Joseph Nieves, N2TEE, firstname.lastname@example.org
Manhattan: Emergency Coordinator. Josh Gaffin, K2FTC, email@example.com
No meeting listed at this time
Bronx: Emergency Coordinator Francisco Lopez, KB2WUS, firstname.lastname@example.org
No meeting listed at this time.
Brooklyn: Emergency Coordinator JoJo Gonzalez, KC2NBE, email@example.com
2nd Monday of the month, 7:30pm in the Community Room of Board 6 at
250 Baltic Street (off of Court St) in Brooklyn.
Queens: Emergency Coordinator Jeff Spiro, N1JSP, firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Sunday of month, 2pm, Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, Rm. A1-15
Staten Island: Emergency Coordinator….. open
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month
at 7:00 PM at the South Beach Psychiatric Center, 777 Seaview Ave,
Building 10, Staten Island, NY 10305. Emergency preparedness and
communications are discussed. For more information e-mail:
or http://www.aresnyc.org/contact, category Richmond
District Emergency Coordinator Tim Cregan, N2RDB email@example.com
Assistant DEC Dave Akins, AK1NS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nassau County ARES meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the American Red Cross 195 Willis Ave. Mineola , NY
There are no individual city or township meetings in Nassau County.
For more information about local ARES groups, contact Tim N2RDB or the
following Emergency Coordinators:
City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor ,W2OSR email@example.com
Town of Oyster Bay: Bruce Gronich K2BRG firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of North Hempstead: Dave Kass WA2LKJ Davet36526@aol.com
Town of Hempstead: Frank Porcaro N2RSO email@example.com
City of Long Beach: George Geller WB2GTC firstname.lastname@example.org
District Emergency Coordinator Bill Scheibel, N2NFI email@example.com
Babylon: John Melfi,W2HCB firstname.lastname@example.org
Huntington: Steve Hines, N2PQJ, Town of Huntington ARES/RACES meetings are held twice a year-in March and September. For more information, see: http://www.wb2lua.com/toh.htm
Islip: John Blowsky, KB2SCS email@example.com
VE session 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm.
American Legion Hall in East Islip
No monthly meeting.
Brookhaven: Ted Debowy, AC2IR firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Monday of the month at 8:00 pm
Brookhaven Town Hall, Farmingville.
Riverhead: Don Rollock, W2EUL email@example.com
No monthly meeting.
Southampton: Dennis O’Rourke, KB2ZWW , firstname.lastname@example.org
No monthly meeting.
Southold: Don Fisher, N2QHV email@example.com
ARES announcements and business conducted during the Peconic ARC
1st Friday of the month at 6:30 pm.
Southold Free Library, Southold.
East Hampton: Nat Raynor, N2NEI firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Shelter Island: Neal Raymond, N2QZA email@example.com
No monthly meeting.
Other Stuff :
John Reiser, W2GW is the section DXCC card checker and is available for
field checking of QSL cards for your DXCC Award. John is available by
appointment at his home in West Hempstead for card checking, and at all
LIDXA meetings. If some lives far from him, John is willing to meet them
half way at a diner or someplace. Contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, is now a DXCC card checker as well, appointed by
LIDXA. For those who live in or close to NYC and want to stay local,
Mike is available by appointment. Please contact Mike at
Approved DXCC card checkers can also check cards for WAS and VUCC
awards as well.
NLI DX Spotting Clusters
AA2MF Staten Island-NY, dxc.aa2mf.net
K2LS Greensboro- NC. dxc.k2ls.com
K2LS is still a popular spot for many NLI DXers.
From the ARRL:
Finding ham radio classes a mouse click away! A new user-friendly
feature on the ARRL Web site-the ARRL Amateur Licensing Class Search
Page-lets prospective hams search for a licensing class in their area.
It also allows ARRL registered instructors to list their classes on the
Web. Visitors can search for classes by ZIP code, ARRL Section or
ARRL C-CE course advance registration opportunities via e-mail. A
service now allows those interested in taking an ARRL Certification and
Continuing Education (C-CE) course in the future to receive advanceword
of registration opportunities via e-mail. To take advantage, send an
e-mail to email@example.com. On the subject line, include the course
name or number (eg, 00#). In the message body, include your name,
callsign, e-mail address, and the month you want to start the course.
To learn more, visit the ARRL Certification and Continuing Education
Web page http://www.arrl.org/cce/ and the C-CE Links found there. For
more information, contact Emergency Communications Course Manager Dan
Miller, K3UFG, firstname.lastname@example.org 860-594-0340.
ARES E-Letter, sign up now!
The ARES E-Letter is an e-mail digest of news and information of
interest to active members of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service
(ARES) and to hams concerned with public service and emergency
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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
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The Section Website contains LOTS of great information on section
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Please continue to help make this newsletter even more interesting and
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NLI Staff :
Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB, firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Coordinator: Steve Barreres K2CX, email@example.com
Public Information Coordinator : Vacant
State Government Liaison: George Tranos N2GA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Traffic Manager : Jim Kettyle, KC2LEB, email@example.com
Official Observer Coordinator: Steve Barreres K2CX, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster: Mitch Cohen N2RGA, email@example.com
Digital Communications : Bob Meyers K2TV, firstname.lastname@example.org
ARRL New York City-Long Island Section
Section Manager: Jim Mezey W2KFV, email@example.com