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


* >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
Hudson Division

H:  516-997-6023
C:  516-315-8608
F:   516-997-2164


Upcoming Special Events:


2013 New York QSO Party; this Saturday – 1400Z, Oct 19 to 0200Z, Oct 20, 2012 Final details, rules & awards at


HOSARC Hamfest – October 20, 2013 @ 9AM  The New York Hall of Science. See


LIMARC Hamfest – October  27, 2013 @ 9AM   Levittown Hall, Levittown. See


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:


Ham Radio University 2014 – January 5, 2014at Briarcliff College in Bethpage. For more information, see:


ARRL Centennial Celebration and Convention in Hartford Ct. July17-20, 2014   For more information go to:



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:
CQ Communications
DX Engineering
MFJ Enterprises
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

or contact our Hamfest Co-Chairs at 516-315-3730, or email us at

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

Month:                     September

Year:                     2013

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                    


Digital Report                           

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 ± 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 ±

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


New York Phone*/ (NYP). CEASES OPERATION 12/18/2011
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 440.550 +5 141.3 PL
Check 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: :

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

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


Grumman ARC

Grumman ARC (GARC)
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.
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


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:

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:  Contact: Tim MoDavis, KA2VZX at


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 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: Club Contact: President, Rich Cetron,
Club PIO: Rich Levow, WA2NLL



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 ARC (NARC)

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


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 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
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 at the Grace
Lutheran Church in Mastic. Contact Chris DeSanto, N2ABG at 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

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 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)

Section Emergency Coordinator Russ Logar, KC2LSB,
Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator  Charlie Alfano, WA2GUG,

New York City:
 Joseph Nieves, N2TEE,

Manhattan:      Emergency Coordinator. Josh Gaffin, K2FTC,
No meeting listed at this time

Bronx:             Emergency Coordinator Francisco Lopez, KB2WUS,
No meeting listed at this time.

Brooklyn:        Emergency Coordinator JoJo Gonzalez, KC2NBE,
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,
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, category Richmond


Nassau County:

District Emergency Coordinator Tim Cregan, N2RDB

Assistant DEC Dave Akins, AK1NS,

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
Town of Oyster Bay: Bruce Gronich K2BRG
Town of North Hempstead: Dave Kass WA2LKJ
Town of Hempstead: Frank Porcaro N2RSO
City of Long Beach: George Geller WB2GTC

Suffolk County:

District Emergency Coordinator Bill Scheibel, N2NFI

Emergency Coordinators:

Babylon: John Melfi,W2HCB

Huntington: Steve Hines, N2PQJ, Town of Huntington ARES/RACES meetings are held twice a year-in March and September.  For more information, see:

Islip:   John Blowsky,  KB2SCS
VE session 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm.
American Legion Hall in East Islip

Smithtown:  open
No monthly meeting.

Brookhaven: Ted Debowy, AC2IR
2nd Monday of the month at 8:00 pm
Brookhaven Town Hall, Farmingville.

Riverhead: Don Rollock, W2EUL
No monthly meeting.

Southampton: Dennis O’Rourke, KB2ZWW ,
No monthly meeting.

Southold: Don Fisher, N2QHV
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
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
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
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,
K2LS Greensboro- NC.
K2LS is still a popular spot for many NLI DXers.


From the ARRL:

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

ARRL C-CE course advance registration opportunities via e-mail. A
service now allows those interested in taking an ARRL Certification and
Continuing Education (C-CE) course in the future to receive advanceword
of registration opportunities via e-mail. To take advantage, send an
e-mail to On the subject line, include the course
name or number (eg, 00#). In the message body, include your name,
callsign, e-mail address, and the month you want to start the course.

To learn more, visit the ARRL Certification and Continuing Education
Web page and the C-CE Links found there. For
more information, contact Emergency Communications Course Manager Dan
Miller, K3UFG, 860-594-0340.


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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
visit their website at: You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at


Section VE Sessions

available on the web 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 NLI:  Russ Logar,  KC2LSB,
ASEC NLI : Charles Alfano, WA2GUG,

DEC New York City:  Joe Nieves, N2TEE,
DEC Nassau County: Tim Cregan, N2RDB,
DEC Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI,

Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB,
Technical Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX,
Public Information Coordinator :  Vacant
State Government Liaison:   George Tranos N2GA,
Section Traffic Manager :  Jim Kettyle, KC2LEB,
Official Observer Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX,
Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster:  Mitch Cohen N2RGA,
Digital Communications : Bob Meyers K2TV,

ARRL New York City-Long Island Section
Section Manager:   Jim Mezey W2KFV,


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