October 2017 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the October 2017 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 2017 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
at:   http://nli.arrl.org


* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager

* From the ARRL

* Upcoming Special Events:

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello Everyone …..

Since fall is in full swing I wish Happy Halloween to all. Be careful when driving as roads can get slippery with falling leaves and a little moisture also beware of ghosts and goblins running in the streets….

September was an interesting month with a lot of Emergency operations taking place with Hurricanes Irma, Nate and Maria. The HF nets were active in moving messages regarding needs, resources available and health and welfare messages especially in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean Islands as well as the U.S. . I happened to be in Florida as Irma ripped through causing major damage especially in the Keys. I helped where I could on the Hurricane Watch Net and VOiP sending information into the Hurricane Center. I thank everyone who helped where or when they could.

You can also help by making a donation to the ARRL Ham Aid Fund Please help ARRL in this effort by contributing to the Ham Aid Fund, which is used to purchase new equipment as well as to refurbish/repair previously deployed equipment. Your contributions to Ham Aid are 100% tax deductible. To make a donation online, go to https://www.arrl.org/arrl-donation-form and select “Ham Aid” from the ARRL donation form. To donate by mail, follow the instructions on the web page, noting “Ham Aid” on the memo line of your check.


The Suffolk County Marathon, to be held this year on Sunday October 29. All the proceeds go to the Veterans groups located here in Suffolk County. These groups help the veterans of Suffolk County. Contact John, KB2SCS at kb2scsjb@gmail.com  if you can help out. Thank you.

More volunteers are needed for Hope for the Warriors Run on November 18th  Please consider helping out. See information under Upcoming Events.

Please put HRU 2018 on your calendar. January 6, 2018, yes it’s a Saturday and yes it’s a new location. LIU/Post College, Hillwood Commons Student Center, 720 Northern Boulevard Greenvale, NY 11548. Check the HRU web page for updates at http://hamradiouniversity.org


The Jamming repeaters and malicious interference is still a very big problem in the Section with that said if you are experiencing any issues, please go to either the following websites and fill out a short report   http://nli.arrl.org/end-hudson-jamming.html or http://hudson.arrl.org/end-hudson-jamming/

Don’t forget to get on the air, have fun, and enjoy our great hobby and by all means…. keep those batteries charged!

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

C:  516-315-8608

From the ARRL:

FCC Affirms Huge Fine in New York Interference Case


The FCC has affirmed a huge fine of more than $400,000 on Jay Peralta, a Queens, New York, man who has admitted to making unauthorized transmissions on New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio frequencies, maliciously interfering with officers’ communications. The FCC had sent Peralta a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) last April 14. Peralta, 20, is alleged to have transmitted false bomb threats, false claims of criminal activity involving firearms, false distress calls from purported NYPD officers, and threats against individual NYPD officers. The unauthorized transmissions began in 2016, according to the FCC.

“Mr. Peralta has not filed a response to the NAL,” the FCC said in an October 10 Forfeiture Order (FO). “Based on the information before us, we find no reason to cancel, withdraw, or reduce the proposed penalty, and we therefore assess the $404,166 forfeiture the Commission previously proposed in the NAL.”

The FCC has calculated the precise forfeiture at $404,166.

The FCC said the transmissions occurred from April through August 2016. The NYPD subsequently provided the FCC with a written statement by Peralta, who is currently in custody pending trial for related charges, in which he acknowledged making nine unauthorized transmission on the NYPD radio system, the FCC said.

“If such payment is not received within 30 days, the matter is referred to the Justice Department for collection,” the FCC said.

Peralta was arrested last fall along with two other men suspected of committing several robberies. According to news accounts, police found a cache of scanners and radios in one of the suspects’ homes.

The FCC said it was alerted by a Twitter post about an unlawful intrusion on the NYPD radio system and dispatched an Enforcement Bureau agent to check it out. On September 30, 2016, the NYPD contacted the FCC’s New York Office and advised that it had arrested Peralta and another individual in connection with unauthorized transmissions on NYPD’s radio system. According to police reports, the other individual arrested — Ricardo Torres, 29, described as “a ham radio enthusiast” in some news accounts — allegedly provided the radios used.

Torres, is said to hold an FCC General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) license. Police said they found 15 portable radios, 9 scanners, roof-top antennas, an amplifier, and assorted other electronics in Torres’s apartment.


ARRL 2018 Puerto Rico State Convention Cancelled

The Organizing Committee for the 2018 ARRL Puerto Rico State Convention has announced the cancellation of the 2018 convention, set for January 26-28, 2018, in Hatillo.

“It is with great sadness in my heart that we are announcing the cancellation of our 2018 Convention,” said 2018 Convention Chairman Juan “Coki” Montijo, WP4OV. “Our island has been hit profoundly, and we must concentrate our efforts in rebuild.” Montijo said the devastation from Hurricane Maria will preclude preparations necessary to stage the convention, as the Pancho Deida Coliseum was damaged and unlikely to be ready in time for the convention.

“We would like to take advantage of this opportunity to thank all of Puerto Rico ham radio operators who have been involved in this recovery effort, and the volunteers from ARRL who have been working alongside in the aftermath of the storm,” he added. “We look forward to our 2019 convention and will work to make it our best convention ever.”




ARRL Expresses Gratitude for Outpouring of Ham Aid Donations

ARRL is thanking the Amateur Radio community for its generosity in support of the ARRL Ham Aid Fund, which is making it possible to provide relief and recovery communications in Puerto Rico. Overall, there have been more than 600 donations to the Ham Aid program in response to a call from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, and nearly $125,000 has come in from clubs and individuals. Several Amateur Radio retailers and manufacturers also have stepped up to donate needed equipment. Roderick said he was amazed at the overwhelming response, including those who answered his call to join the “Force of 50” now deployed in Puerto Rico.

“The Amateur Radio community really came together in providing donations of equipment, funding, and personnel in response to the great need in Puerto Rico,” Roderick said. “The scale of these efforts and the response is making history. This has got to be one of Amateur Radio’s greatest moments. Our sincere thanks go to all involved.”

The list of those offering their generosity and support is long and growing. Contributors include International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU R2), which donated two Ham Aid kits in addition to a monetary donation; the Yasme Foundation, which made a monetary contribution to the Ham Aid Fund and donated critical equipment, and the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF). Donations also came from the Orlando Amateur Radio Club (OARC) and from Orlando HamCation®.

Amateur Radio dealers and retailers have made in-kind donations. Quicksilver Radio (QSR) has contributed antennas and accessories, Radiowavz has provided antennas, and Heil Sound Ltd. has donated headsets with cables. Other corporate and retail in-kind contributors include ABR Industries, AT&T, Icom America, Yaesu, Ham Radio Outlet (HRO), and DX Engineering.

Monetary donations also have arrived from the CW Operators Club (CWops); the SouthEastern DX and Contesting Organization (SEDCO), sponsor of W4DXCC; the Northern California Contest Club (NCCC); the Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club (FMARC); the Wahkiakum Amateur Radio Club; the North Shore Radio Club (NSARC), and the Steel City Amateur Radio Club (W3KWH).

Ham Aid was created in 2005 in response to the need for equipment and resources to support the Amateur Radio response to hurricanes in the US and the Caribbean, and Ham Aid kits are in use throughout Puerto Rico for the Hurricane Maria relief and recovery effort.

Ham Aid equipment will be needed for future disasters. “Your donation to Ham Aid will help us now, and contributions to Ham Aid are 100% tax deductible,” President Roderick said.

You can donate online (select “Ham Aid” from the Donation Form list), or by mail by printing a donation form and mailing it with your check payable to ARRL, noting “Ham Aid” on the memo line, to ARRL, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111 USA.


FCC Opens 630- and 2200-Meter Bands; Stations Must Notify UTC Before Operating

The FCC has announced that the Office of Management and Budget has
approved, for 3 years, the information-collection requirement of the
Commission’s March 29 Report and Order (R&O) that spelled out
Amateur Radio service rules for the two new bands – 630 meters and
2200 meters. The R&O in PDF format can be found at,
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-33A1.pdf .

Notice of the action appears in today’s edition of the Federal
Register. Before using either band, stations must notify the
Utilities Technology Council (UTC), formerly the Utilities Telecom
Council, that they plan to do so, and if UTC does not respond within
30 days, they may commence operation.

The website to notify the UTC is,
https://utc.org/plc-database-amateur-notification-process/ .

Last March 27, the FCC adopted the 2012 World Radiocommunication
Conference (WRC-12) implementation Report and Order (ET Docket
15-99), amending its Amateur Radio rules to – in the FCC’s words –
“provide for frequency-sharing requirements in the 135.7-137.8 kHz
(2200-meter) and 472-479 kHz (630-meter) bands.”

Section 97.313(g)(2) of those rules requires that, prior to starting
operation in either band, radio amateurs must notify UTC that they
intend operate by submitting their call signs, intended band(s) of
operation, and the coordinates of their antenna’s fixed location.
The new rules do not permit any mobile operation.

“Amateur stations will be permitted to commence operations after a
30-day period, unless UTC notifies the station that its fixed
location is located within 1 kilometer of Power Line Carrier (PLC)
systems operating on the same or overlapping frequencies,” the FCC
said. PLC systems are unlicensed. “This notification process will
ensure that amateur stations seeking to operate [on 630 or 2200
meters] are located beyond a minimum separation distance from PLC
transmission lines, which will help ensure the compatibility and
coexistence of amateur and PLC operations, and promote shared use of
the bands.”

The FCC announced that it is making effective immediately the Part
97 rule amendments, Part 97.3, 97.15(c), 97.301(b) through (d),
97.303(g), 97.305(c), and 97.313(k) and (l), which do not require
OMB approval.



School Club Roundup

Fall Term: October 16-20, 2017

Objective: To exchange QSO information with club stations that are part of an elementary, middle, high school or college. Non-school clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate.

Sponsored by the ARRL, its Hudson Division Education Task Force and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC) to foster contacts with and among school radio clubs.

Award certificates will be issued for the following US and DX categories:

Schools: Elementary, Middle/Intermediate/Junior High School, High School and College/University
Non-school Clubs

For more information go to  http://www.arrl.org/school-club-roundup

Note :       To participants active in recent School Club Roundups (SCRs),

This quick note is to remind you that next week is the Fall SCR – see http://www.arrl.org/school-club-roundup

Also, as a heads up, this is a reminder that when selecting your operating frequency(ies) note that 20 and 40 meters continue to have several formal and informal traffic-passing operations between 14.255 and 14.275 MHz – as well as on 7.182 and 7.188 MHz – running throughout the day.

Many of these disaster area stations don’t have big antennas (many established antennas systems were destroyed by the storms…), and while we on the US mainland may not be able to hear them, they can hear us in the US and Canada with our more capable stations.

Please as always “listen first” and if asked to move, or notified of causing interference, please do so.

Good luck in the SCR event, and do send in your summary when completed!

Thanks for participating!


Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio™


FalconSAT-3 Now Open for Amateur Radio Use

The Air Force Academy satellite FalconSAT-3 is now open for Amateur
Radio use as a digital store-and-forward system. Built in 2005 and
2006 by cadets and faculty in the Space Systems Research Center at
the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, FalconSAT-3 was
launched in 2007.

The satellite has completed its scientific and training missions,
and the Academy now is making it available for Amateur Radio use.
The Packet Bulletin Board System operates at 9600 baud with a
145.840 MHz uplink/435.103 MHz downlink. Output power is 1 W, and
the downlink is continuously on. Digipeating is enabled for live
QSOs, but unattended digipeating operation is not authorized at this

Additional information is available on the AMSAT website at,
https://www.amsat.org/falconsat-3/ .


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ARRL  DX news bulletin:

ARLD041 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NT5V, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL,
Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web
sites. Thanks to all.

MAURITIUS, 3B8. Flavio, IW2NEF will be QRV as 3B8/IW2NEF from
October 16 to 23. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands.

SWAZILAND, 3DA. A group of operators are QRV as 3DA0MB until
October 18. This is an EME DXpedition, with activity on 6 and 2
meters, and 70, 23, 13, 9, 6, and 3 cm using CW and JT65. QSL via

UGANDA, 5X. Kazuo, 5X2B is QRV from Kampala until July 2019.
Activity is on 30 to 12 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct
to JA1PBV.

BHUTAN, A5. Steve, N6SJ is QRV as A52SJ from Paro until October 19.
Activity is on the HF bands with a focus on 160 meters. QSL to home

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Steve, KL7SB is QRV as E51RAT from
Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, until October 18. Activity is on 160
to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to NI5DX.

October 20, or possibly until October 27, while working here.
Activity is on the HF bands in his spare time. QSL to home call.

beginning October 15 and will be here for two months. Activity will
be in his spare time on the HF bands using CW and RTTY. QSL direct
to JA8CJY.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Look for OH0B to be QRV in the Scandinavian
Activity SSB Contest. QSL via OH2BH.

MARKET REEF, OJ0. Henri, OH3JR is QRV as OJ0JR until October 14.
Activity is on 40 to 4 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home

BELGIUM, ON. Special event station OP36CLM will be QRV from October
16 to November 15 to commemorate the liberation of the town of
Knokke by Canadian forces in November 1944. QSL via ON3AIM.

BONAIRE, PJ4. Operators Vernon, NN5E and Jim, NT5V will be QRV as
PJ4/NN5E and PJ4/NT5V, respectively, from October 15 to 22.
Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL
to home calls.

BANGLADESH, S2. A group of operators are QRV as S21ZDC from Bhola
Island, IOTA AS-140, until October 18. Activity is on 40 to 15
meters using CW and SSB. QSL via G3KHZ.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, S9. Jose, EC5AC is QRV as S9CQ from Sao
Tome, IOTA AF-023, until October 21. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters
using SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

CRETE, SV9. Mirko, DJ1AA is QRV as SV9/DJ1AA/p from Sisi, IOTA
EU-015, until October 13. Activity is holiday style on the HF
bands. QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8. Operators JH7IPR, JA6EGL and JQ6FQI are QRV as T88UW,
T88SM, and T88WM, respectively, until October 18. Activity is on
160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home calls.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Bill, W5JON will be QRV as V47JA from
Calypso Bay, IOTA NA-104, from October 15 to November 7. Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters, including 60 meters, using SSB. This
includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ Word Wide DX SSB contest.
QSL direct to home call.

BRUNEI, V8. Special event station V84K50GJ is QRV until October 15
to mark the present Sultan’s Golden Jubilee. QSL via operators

INDIA, VU. Special event stations AT1FI, AT2FI, AT3FI and AT4FI are
QRV until October 28 during the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Activity is on
40, 20 and 15 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via

LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS, VU7. A group of operators are QRV as VU7T from
Kavaratti, IOTA AS-011, until October 20. Activity is on 80 to 10
meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes, with up to three
stations active. QSL via VU2CPL.

ST. HELENA, ZD7. Bill, G0VDE plans to be QRV as ZD7VDE for one week
beginning October 14. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB
and various digital modes. QSL via G3SWH.

Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Makrothen RTTY Contest, Scandinavian
Activity SSB Contest, QRP ARCI Fall CW QSO Party, Pennsylvania QSO
Party, Arizona QSO Party, FISTS Fall Unlimited CW Sprint, PODXS 070
Club 160-Meter Great Pumpkin Sprint, Asia-Pacific Fall CW Sprint and
the UBA ON 2-Meter Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from October 16 to 20.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for October 16.

The Telephone Pioneers QSO Party is scheduled for October 16. The
Phone Fray, RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series and CWops Mini-CWT Test
are scheduled for October 18.

Please see October QST, page 94, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.




The Suffolk County Marathon will be held this year on Sunday October 29.

We still need volunteers again this year.

All the proceeds go to the Veterans groups located here in Suffolk County. These groups help the veterans of Suffolk County.

Please have all volunteers send an Email to kb2scsjb@gmail.com



LIMARC Hamfest

October 29, 2017 at 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 $22.00 Space includes a 6’ table & chairs.

Bring your own table for $15 per space. Deadline is Oct. 13th

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) 694-4937, or email us at hamfest@limarc.org


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.



Hope For The Warrior Run November 18th


Radio Operators please find the time to help with this event

November 18th 2017

Meeting time will be at 07:00 at the South Bay diner

185 Sunrise Hwy Lindenhurst NY


The diner will open at 07:00 Please check in when arriving

Do to the size of this run and the amount of posts that need to manned

We need a very large number of radio operators for this great event


Suffolk county Police along with the Town of Babylon depend on the radio operators


For correct information and the professionalism us the amateur radio operators

We need to know the following

Name, Callsign

If you have both vhf and uhf capabilities

Portable HT or mobile


Most of the radio operators will be done by 11:30 am, being this is a fast paced event a lot of operators may get secured much earlier .

Please let us know if you need an early out or if your good for the whole event

We need your response no later than November  11th


Please send an email to John Melfi W2HCB at the following



you will then receive a reply with more information

such as the frequencies for the run







ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  September  Year:  2017

Total  number of ARES members:  115

Number of DECs/ECs  reporting this month:   1/5

Number of ARES nets active:  26    Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  7

Calls of DECs/ECs reporting:    WK9K /  AC2IR, KC2TON, W2SFC, N2PQJ,  KB2SCS,

Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month:  11  Person hours:    71

Number of Public Service events this month:    5      Person hours         200

Number of emergency operations this month:     0         Person hours        0

Total number of ARES operations this month:   16        Total Person Hours   271.


QUEENS County -Has been running their weekly nets, with over 3 NTS Liaisons and up to 15 check-ins on average. We had a number of Community events this month including: Great South Bay Run, Dan’s Fun Run, Century Bike Tour, T.E.A.L. Walk, and NYC Bike Tour.






TRAFFIC NETS           

NYPON             SESSIONS  30        QNI  156         QTC 41         QSP 37        QTR  333

ESS                    SESSIONS  30        QNI  321         QTC  n/a       QSP  60         QTR  n/a

NYS/E                SESSIONS  30        QNI  163         QTC  71       QSP  67        QTR  279

BA                      SESSIONS  30        QNI  656         QTC 59         QSP 59        QTR  887

NCVHFTN         SESSIONS  24        QNI  157         QTC  13        QSP  13        QTR  289





N2WGF    REC / 37      SENT / 14     TOTAL / 51

K2TV        REC /  10      SENT / 21     TOTAL / 31

KD2MEN   REC /  6      SENT / 9       TOTAL / 15




N2WGF     ORIG / 0  REC / 57  SENT / 39   DEL /  14  TOTAL / 110

K2TV        ORIG / 0  REC / 16  SENT / 21   DEL /  41    TOTAL / 87

KD2MDV  ORIG / 1  REC / 24 SENT / 25   DEL / 11    TOTAL / 61

W2CTG     ORIG / 0  REC / 8    SENT / 4     DEL / 6     TOTAL / 18

KD2MEN   ORIG /0  REC / 7  SENT / 10   DEL / 0    TOTAL / 17




N2WGF 220, K9NYS 127, K2TV 125, K2KNB 109, WB2ZEX 96,

KD2GXL 93, KD2MDV 90, W2CTG 79, KD2MEN 73, N2PQJ 73

Gerard Pilate  STM NLI/NYC

” You can’t change, what you can’t measure”



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

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

INDEPENDENT CW NETS which maintain close association with the NTS.

Empire Slow Speed Net (ESS) 6pm daily on 3576 kHz . Alt. 7044 kHz ±

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

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


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

The NTS local nets are:

Big Apple Traffic Net
Big Apple Traffic Net meets @ 8:00 PM on 440.600 +5 141.3 PL
Check www.BigAppleTrafficNet.org 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: : http://www.nassautraffic.net

Digital Traffic:

K2TV, K9NYS, KD2MEN and N2WGF are now operational as a Digital Relay Stations on HF winlink representing the New York City/Long Island Section.


Club Meetings and Information:

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 w2kfv@arrl.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

195 Willis Avenue

Mineola, NY 11501

For more information go to their website: http://www.arcecs.org
Please contact Leonard Smith (PIO) at: n2ldv@arrl.net 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 http://www.bonacarc.org

Or contact President Steven Akkala, KD2CJW at   kd2cjw@arrl.net



Brookhaven National Labs Amateur Radio Club (BNLARC)

President ; Nick Franco – KF2P

Contact Person : Bill Eisele – KD2FFL   weisele@bnl.gov

For more information please go to the club website at http://www.arc.bnl.gov/BNLARC/Home.html


Camp Pouch Amateur Radio Association (WA2CP)  http://www.wa2cp.org

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, info@wa2cp.org

Contact: Gary Litner, KB2BSL at kb2bsl@wa2cp.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 in the meeting rooms at the Bethpage Community Park in Bethpage, starting at 5:00 PM.
Contact: Ed Gellender at wb2eav@yahoo.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 kmorgan6@optonline.net.
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

Kings County Radio Club (KC2RC)

Club Meeting Info:

New York – Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

1st Wednesday Of Each Month

7:30 Pm – 501 Sixth Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11215 “Wesley House” In Room 6b, On The Sixth Floor!

Take The Elevator to The 6th Floor And Follow The Signs To Room 6b!

If The Front Door Is Locked, Please Wait There While We Get It Opened.


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 9:00p.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

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:

Scott Conover, AC2FV President of LARC
E-Mail: ac2fv@arrl.net


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 ka2vzx@arrl.net


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 edwhit@optonline.net 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: http://www.limarc.org

Club Contact: President, Richie Cetron, k2knb@limarc.org



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 wa2suh@aol.com


Nassau Amateur Radio Club (NARC)          http://www.k2vn.org/

Meetings every Monday night at 7:30 PM in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
at the Senior Citizens Center, Field #8. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Contact Rich Collins, K2UPS, President at RichK2UPS@gmail.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 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 www.peconic-arc.net for all our current club
activities and contact information.


Radio Central Amateur Radio Club

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:



Radio Club of Junior High School 22 NYC

Joe Fairclough-WB2JKJ
PO Box 1052
New York NY 10002
Telephone 516-674-4072  Mobile/Text 516-658-6947


*** Meet us on THE CLASSROOM NET, 7.238 MHz, 7:00-8:30 am, Monday thru Friday.


Staten Island Amateur Radio Association (SIARA)

President Neal “Rich” Balas, W2RB

We have our regularly scheduled meeting the third Friday of every
month. Time: 8 PM.  We also have a registered ARRL VEC test session at
every meeting.
Walk-ins are OK but please call and let us know you’re planning on

IMPORTANT, if you’re taking your first Amateur radio exam you will
need two forms of identification, at least one with a picture, $15 cash
(no checks or credit cards will be excepted). If you are upgrading your
license you will need your ORIGINAL license and a COPY of your license
(you also need two forms of ID, one with a picture and $15 cash).

The Address is:

Eger Nursing Home
140 Meisner Ave
Staten Island, NY

Anyone needing additional information can contact Mike Siegel W2RT at
917-412-1580 or W2RT@arrl.net


Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)

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

32 Seeley St. Brookhaven N.Y. 11719..

Contact Renee Totaro KD2FEL @  asl723l@yahoo.com
Or go to their NEW website, http://www.suffolkcountyradioclub.net

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
http://www.qsl.net/w2va or contact Frank Porcaro, N2RSO, President, via
e-mail at: n2rso@arrl.net


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)

SEC:    Bob Jordan, KD2BQM, kd2bqm@arrl.net

New York City:

DEC:   Joe Cutrone, WK9K, wk9k@arrl.net

Assistant  DEC:   James Gallo, KB2FMH,  KB2FMH@arrl.net

Assistant  DEC:   Jose Lugo, KD2CJP,  kd2cjp@arrl.net

Bronx & Manhattan:      

Emergency Coordinator:    Jose Lugo, KD2CJP,  kd2cjp@arrl.net
No meeting listed at this time



Emergency Coordinator:  Simon Wurster, KD2LQE,   kd2lqe@gmail.com

January, March, May, July, September and November.

2nd Wednesday of each of the above months

Time: 7;00pm

Place: 250 Baltic Street (Cobble Hill Brooklyn)



Emergency Coordinator:        Jose Sanles, N2DDD, n2ddd@arrl.net
3rd Sunday of month, 2pm, Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, Rm. A1-15

Staten Island:

Emergency Coordinator:        Vinny Mattera, KC2PSI, kc2psi@arrl.net

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


Nassau County:

District Emergency Coordinator:      Dave Akins, AK1NS, ak1ns@arrl.net

Assistant DEC:           John Wilson, KD2AKX, kd2akx@arrl.net

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 Dave, AK1NS or the
following Emergency Coordinators:

Town of Hempstead: Bob Yenis, KC2ILP  kc2ilp@arrl.net

Town of North Hempstead: Tianyi Xie, KD2AVU kd2avu@arrl.net

Town of Oyster Bay: Ceil Gomez, W2CTG  w2ctg@arrl.net

City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR  w2osr@arrl.net

City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC georgegeeg@aol.com


Suffolk County:

District Emergency Coordinator Bill Scheibel, N2NFI n2nfi@yahoo.com

Emergency Coordinators:

Town of Babylon:      John Melfi,W2HCB,  radiorights@yahoo.com

Town of Huntington:    Steve Hines, N2PQJ, www.huntingtonnyaresraces.org

Town of Islip:             John Blowsky, KB2SCS,  kb2scs@arrl.net    Our meetings are held on every even numbered month. Our VE session is held on every odd numbered month.

Third Thursday of each even numbered month,
February(2),April(4),June(6),August(8),October(10) and December(12)
VE Sessions:
Third Thursday of each odd numbered month,
January(1),March(3),May(5),July(7),September(9) and November(11)

The meetings and the VE sessions are held in the same place the American Legion Hall
in East Islip. Corner of Bayview Ave and Montauk Hwy.  Both start at 8:00 pm as always.

Town of Smithtown:  Rich Johnston, KC2TON, kc2ton@arrl.net
Smithtown meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Smithtown EOC – 7:30PM.We also hold weekly Nets on Monday’s at 7:30 pm, (W2LRC/145.43, PL 136.5 Larkfield Repeater)

Town of Brookhaven: Ted Debowy, AC2IR, tdebowyac2ir@gmail.com
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, w2sfc@arrl.net                                                     Monthly meeting TBD

Town of Southampton:    Vacant

Town of Southold:     Don Fisher, N2QHV, n2qhv@arrl.net
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, wy2z@arrl.net
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:     Neal Raymond, N2QZA, panda80@optonline.net
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 w2gw@arrl.net

Aaron Broges, WC2C, is also a DXCC card checker.  Aaron is also a member 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, 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 advance word
of registration opportunities via e-mail. To take advantage, send an
e-mail to lprereg@arrl.org. 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, dmiller@arrl.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
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: http://www.arrl.org/ares-el/ 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: http://www.metrocor.net. You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at metrocor@metrocor.net.


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:  Bob Jordan, KD2BQM, kd2bqm@arrl.net

DEC  New York City: Joe Cutrone, WK9K, wk9k@arrl.net

DEC  Nassau County: Dave Akins, AK1NS, ak1ns@arrl.net

DEC  Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI,  n2nfi@arrl.net

Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB, k2knb@arrl.net
Technical Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX, k2cx@arrl.net
Public Information Coordinator :  Vacant
State Government Liaison:   George Tranos N2GA, n2ga@arrl.net
Section Traffic Manager :  Jerry Pilate, N2WGF, n2wgf@arrl.net
Official Observer Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX, k2cx@arrl.net
Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster:  Mitch Cohen N2RGA, n2rga@arrl.net
Digital Communications : Bob Myers K2TV, k2tv@arrl.net

ARRL New York City-Long Island Section

Section Manager:   Jim Mezey W2KFV, w2kfv@arrl.org