September 2019 NYC-LI Section Newsletter

This is the September 2019 edition of the New York City-Long Island
Section e-Happenings newsletter.

This newsletter is here to serve the Amateur Radio community in our
area. We welcome and encourage all submissions. Help make this your
newsletter. We especially encourage NLI  radio clubs and organizations
to submit their meeting announcements, guest speakers and any special
events. Please submit any information for the October 2019 issue prior to
the end of the first week in October.

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


* From Jim Mezey, W2KFV – Section Manager

* Silent Keys

* Upcoming Special Events:

* Hamfests:

* NLI Student Traffic Net Letter

* From the ARRL

* NLI Section ARES Reports and PSHR

* National Traffic System

* Club Info


Hello Everyone …..

I am writing this newsletter from Orlando during Hurricane Dorian, we got some rain and wind from the outer bands. As you know by now, the Bahamas got hit real hard and out Abacos Island took a major hit with this Category 5 hurricane. Twenty four inches of rain, sustained winds of 185 MPH with gusts over 200mph.  I saw pictures of 23 foot waves lapping at sliding glass door windows on the second floor of a home.  I was maintaining contact via amateur radio and emails with the Hurricane Watch Net for a short period of time. Satern and Red Cross did a great job with supplies and Health and Welfare Traffic. Our Section Traffic Manager N2WGF and Digital Section Manager K2TV were apprised of possible heavy load of traffic maybe coming into the NLI area. As Dorian moved up the coast, NLI ARES was notified to be alert as conditions may change. Thankfully Dorian stayed well south of Long Island.

Please remember we are not out of the Hurricane Season and we should not be to complacent. A good amateur radio website to checkout is The Hurricane Watch Net at;

It would also be a good time to check or update your preparations in case we have gear up. Check your supplies, radios, proper frequencies, antennas and test generators before hand so you don’t come up short.

That’s all for now but don’t forget to get on the air, have fun, and enjoy our great hobby and by all means…. keep those batteries charged.

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

C:  516-315-8608

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From NCPARC…..It is with great sadness to  report the passing of Joe Karom, K2RPW. He had assisted his father years ago doing Field Day for the 5 Towns Radio Club, This led him to getting his amateur radio license and applying for his father’s callsign. He was a member of NCPARC and did assist at several Field Days.



Upcoming Special Events:




80th Anniversary USCG Auxiliary SES Radio Day

USCG Jones Beach will be hosting on the October 18th through the 20th.

Guests are welcome Saturday, October 19th 0900 – 1600 local time and Sunday the 20th 0900 – 1200 Local.

Proper Identification is required to enter the USCG Base.

Inquiries can be made to myself (W2ANQ) via email at


Suffolk County Marathon

When: Sunday, 27 October 2019

View Event

Organizer: W2HCB 516-375-5045

Description: Suffolk County Marathon,

30 operators needed for the event





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

The HRU 2020 Committee has held its first meeting and is looking for volunteers to help in the planning process.

Please let us know if you would like to become a member of the Committee — and/or have suggestions for forum topics and moderators.

The next HRU 2020 Committee planning meeting will be held Tuesday evening, September 17th.

You can contact us on line at:

We look forward to seeing you at HRU 2020!





LIMARC  ~ October 27, 2019 Levittown Hall




 NLI Student Traffic Net for the Coming School Year

My name is John Hale, KD2LPM, and I am the teacher moderator of the Garden School ARC, K2GSG.  Last year we started the New York Long Island Student Traffic Net.  It ran every Thursday and had about 8 to 10 check-ins each net.  We were able to have our students run the net and were getting better each week.  I would like to propose the continuation of this student-oriented NTS weekly net for the schools in the NLI area and other areas.


Since we are using the Broadcast Employees Amateur Radio Society and the Disney Amateur Radio Interconnect Repeater system, we have included members of the ARRL for Divisions and Sections that are served by this system.


Let me give some background on why we started this type of net.


Two years ago, with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, our students started to learn about the NTS and Radiograms.  With the help of Gerard Pilate, N2WGF, and myself, we taught the students how to create, transmit and receive Radiograms.  During some of our fundraisers for the people of Puerto Rico, our students worked with the public to create Radiograms to send them to PR.


Now that we had these Radiograms, they had no way to send them during the school day.  Our students range from grades 4 to 12 and some were just too scared to get onto the Big Apple Traffic Net or others. Since these nets run in the evening hours our licensed students would have to pass traffic from their home and even though Jerry and I were on the air they would not check-in.  So Jerry and I would send the message them for the students on the BANTSTN, NCVHFTN, or the SDN.  Only one of my 8th graders worked up the courage to send traffic on these adult nets.


So we thought that if we started a student-oriented NTS traffic net on a weekly basis this would help give the students the opportunity to send their messages.  This net is to be open to any student or school in the NLI area and beyond.  We have permission from BEARS and the Disney Radio Interconnect for the use of their repeater systems.


We implement this net in multiple stages.

  • During the 1st month or so, adults would run the net, with each school, youth group, or studentlearning how to check-in. We would have a short discussion on different parts of a net and how Radiograms work.  The Garden School ARC would send out a weekly email with training topics.
  • During the 2nd month or so, after they are comfortable checking in, we would encourage schools, youth groups, and studentsto send traffic to others on the net so they can get practice transcribing messages.
  • During the third month,  we would encourage studentsto start to send traffic outside our net to the rest of the world.  The adults would act like Official Relay Station and take those messages to the larger nets and pass them along as well as bring traffic to the net. I have a few stations that are willing to help be relay stations.
  • During the fourth month, we would let the studentsbecome NCS, with adults on the air to help out.
  • During the fifth month, we should be fully running.

The timing is all subjective and after each net, we would hold a Rag-chew for the students to talk to each other.


I would like to know what you think. Any ideas would be helpful and any offer to help with planning is also greatly appreciated.


Attached is a link to the NLI Student Traffic Net Website for your review.  If this takes off we can also offer a Skywarn Training Net so the students can send weather reports to the NWS.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


John Hale, KD2LPM



From the ARRL:


Contester Activities to Remain at Crowne Plaza during 2020 Dayton Hamvention


Tim Duffy, K3LR, reports that after checking out available facilities in the Dayton/Xenia area to host contest-related activities during the 2020 Dayton Hamvention®, the contester Super Suites will remain at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Dayton.

“Local authorities have given assurances that there will be improvements during our stay for 2020,” Duffy said, noting that hotel security issues have been addressed and that parking garage work will be completed in time.

Contest University (CTU) USA 2020 will be held at the Crowne Plaza on Thursday, May 14, all day, with registration on Wednesday, May 13. Reservations at the Crowne Plaza open on September 16 (Contest University room block — group code “CON”). Those who already filled out a 2020 Crowne Plaza hotel reservation form will receive an email confirmation.

Others planning to attend may call the reservation line instead of registering online: (800) 689-5586 or (937) 229-9853.

Other contesting-related activities at the Crowne Plaza will include the Top Band Dinner on Friday, May 16, and the 28th annual Contest Dinner on Saturday, May 17.



FCC Proposes to Make All Universal Licensing System Filings Electronic


The FCC is seeking comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that is part of an overall plan to complete its transition to electronic filing, licenses, authorizations, and correspondence. The notice proposes to make all filings to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) completely electronic, expand electronic filing and correspondence elements for related systems, and require applicants to provide an email address on the FCC Forms related to these systems. Although much of the FCC’s ULS filings are already electronic, the changes suggested in the NPRM (in WT Docket No. 19-212) would require all Amateur Radio Service applications to be filed electronically. Under current rules, Amateur Radio applications may still be filed manually, with the exception of those filed by Volunteer Examination Coordinators (VECs).

“Given the drastic changes that have occurred with regard to the ubiquity of the internet and increased personal computer access, we find it unlikely that electronic filing remains infeasible or cost-prohibitive for the previously exempted types of filers, or that they lack resources to file electronically,” the FCC said in the NPRM, which was released on September 6. “We therefore propose to eliminate Section 1.913’s exemptions to mandatory electronic filing.”

The FCC said that while the vast majority of ULS applications today are submitted electronically, some are still manually filed, largely from exempted filers, such as radio amateurs. Last year, the FCC received some 5,000 manually filed applications out of a total of some 425,000 applications. Among other aspects, the FCC is seeking comment on whether its underlying assumptions about the ease of electronic filing for previously exempted filers are valid.

This NPRM also seeks comment on additional rule changes that would further expand the use of electronic filing and electronic service.

“Together, these proposals will facilitate the remaining steps to transition these systems from paper to electronic, reducing regulatory burdens and environmental waste, and making interaction with these systems more accessible and efficient for those who rely on them,” the FCC said.

Comments are due within 30 days of the NPRM’s release.




Dayton Hamvention Signs 5-Year Contract with Greene County Expo Center


The Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) has signed a 5-year agreement to keep Dayton Hamvention® at the Greene County Expo Center. The agreement was announced on September 9 by Hamvention General Chairman Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT.

“It has been a wonderful experience working with the Expo Center team in the development of this agreement,” Gerbs said. “With the 5-year agreement signed, the Expo Center and Hamvention can move forward with additional enhancements to the facilities.”

Dayton Amateur Radio Association President Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, said the DARA Board, in approving the contract, noted that the relationship with the Expo Center and Greene County, the City of Xenia, and Xenia Township “has proven especially rewarding.”

Cramer said, “They all have worked hard to make Hamvention a success over the last 3 years. We look forward to a great relationship over the next 5 years and beyond.”

Hamvention’s 2019 attendance was 32,472 — the highest recorded since the move to the Exposition Center in Xenia in 2017, which was coordinated by Cramer, the Hamvention General Chairman in 2017 and 2018.

The largest Amateur Radio show in the US, Dayton Hamvention is held the third full weekend in May. The dates for 2020 are May 15 – 17.


FCC Extends Waiver Permitting Use of PACTOR 4 for Hurricane Relief Efforts


The FCC has extended by 1 week an emergency waiver request from ARRL to permit radio amateurs actively engaged in Hurricane Dorian response and relief efforts to use the PACTOR 4 digital protocol on HF.

“We conclude that granting the requested waiver is in the public interest,” the FCC said in an Order released September 6. “Hurricane Dorian has caused — and is likely to continue to cause — substantial damage in the southeast United States, and communications services will be disrupted. Thus, to accommodate Amateur Radio operators assisting in the recovery efforts, we grant ARRL’s waiver request until September 13, 2019. The waiver is limited to Amateur Radio operators using PACTOR 4 emissions in the continental United States who are directly involved with HF hurricane relief communications.”

The FCC said the waiver grant was without prejudice to the resolution of the pending rulemaking proceeding, WT Docket 16-239, initiated by ARRL. The rule making proceeding stemmed from ARRL’s request to have the FCC delete the symbol rate limit in §97.307(f).

A waiver is necessary because §97.307(f) limits digital data emissions of Amateur stations operating below 28 MHz to a symbol rate not to exceed 300 bauds, and in the 10-meter band (28.0 – 28.3 MHz) to a symbol rate not to exceed 1200 bauds. PACTOR 4 has a symbol rate of 1800 bauds. ARRL has dispatched communications equipment to carry out disaster relief communication, noting that PACTOR 4’s higher data rates are critical for hurricane relief communications.

The waiver extension only applies to radio amateurs directly involved in the hurricane relief efforts involving the US mainland. It does not extend to non-emergency communications.




QST Congratulates its Key Competition Winners


Ingenuity and craftsman abound within the Amateur Radio community, as shown in the results of the 2019 QST Key Competition. More than two dozen entries were submitted, and the judges gathered in late July to evaluate them. The competition sought Morse key and paddle designs in four categories: straight key, semiautomatic key (bug), paddle, and sideswiper. Each was a mechanical work of art, but there could only be four winners, who were chosen based on ingenuity of design, ergonomics of operation, and overall craftsmanship. The winners are:

Straight Key

Ron Spooner, W6FIF


Gary Johnson, NA6O


Juergen Malner, NV1Q


Stan Levandowski, WB2LQF

Participants had to submit their individual keys, which were returned following judging, as well as detailed construction drawings with dimensions, lists of materials, photos, and written descriptions.

The winner in each category will receive $250.




The Doctor Will See You Now!

 “Coaxial Cable Connectors”  is the topic of the latest episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn!

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

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

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


The latest ARRL Letter is at:

The latest ARRL E-Letter is at:

The latest ARRL Contest Update Newsletter is at:



ARRL  DX news bulletin:




ARLD036 DX news


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

The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral

from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks

to all.


SWAZILAND, 3DA.  Pista, HA5AO will be QRV as 3DA0AO from September

16 to 30.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, RTTY and

FT8.  QSL to home call.


SOMALIA, 6O.  Ken, LA7GIA will be QRV as 6O7O from September 14 to

  1. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using mostly CW, with some

SSB and FT8 on one or two bands.  QSL via M0OXO.


ZAMBIA, 9J.  Brian, 9J2BO is usually active on 40 meters using CW

around his morning sunrise at 0340 to 0430z.  QSL direct to G3TEV.


TONGA, A3.  Heli, DD0VR will be QRV as A35JY from September 16 to

  1. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB.  QSL to home call.


BAHRAIN, A9.  Station A91ARS is QRV until September 25 to recognize

Saudi Arabia’s National Day.


NAURU, C2.  A group of operators will be QRV as C21WW from September

16 to 25.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY

and FT8 in DXpedition mode.  QSL via YL2GN.


CEUTA AND MELILLA, EA9.  Rene, DL2JRM is QRV as EA9/DL2JRM and plans

to be an entry in the Worked All Europe DX SSB contest.  QSL to home



DOMINICA, J7.  Walter, HB9MFM is QRV as J79WTA on Nature Island for

the next six months.  Activity is on the HF bands, and eventually 6

meters, in his spare time.  QSL to home call.


MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0.  Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as WH0RU from

Saipan Island, IOTA OC-086, from September 15 to 22.  Activity will

be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL direct to home



HAWAII, KH6.  Bernd, DL8UI plans to be QRV as KH6/DL8UI from O’ahu,

IOTA OC-019, in the Worked All Europe DX SSB contest.  QSL to home



AUSTRIA, OE.  Special event station OE15SOTA is QRV until September

22 to celebrate 15 years of SOTA activity in Austria.  QSL via



CZECH REPUBLIC, OK.  Special event station OL75CARBON is QRV until

November 30 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of World War II

Operation CARBON, consisting of paratroopers who jumped into the

Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.  Activity is on all bands using

mostly CW, but also SSB, FM, and other digital modes.  QSL via

operators’ instructions.


DENMARK, OZ.  Rosel, DL3KWR is QRV with special call OZ6SYL near

Faxe on Sjaelland Island, IOTA EU-029, until September 23.  Activity

will be holiday style using CW.  This includes being an entry in the

upcoming Scandinavian Activity CW contest.  QSL via OZ7AGR.


NETHERLANDS, PA.  Special event station PA75LIMBURG is QRV until

March 2020 to commemorate the liberation of the province Limburg 75

years ago.  QSL via PC8DB.


EAST KIRIBATI, T32.  Ken, KH6QJ is QRV as T32AZ on Kiritimati

Island, IOTA OC-024, until September 24.  This includes being an

entry in the upcoming All Asia SSB contest.  QSL to home call.


PALAU, T8.  Toshi, JM1LIG, Yas, JA6UBY and Miyo, JO3LVG are QRV as

T88FM, T88RR and T88MK, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA

OC-009, until September 20.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW,

SSB and various digital modes.  QSL direct to home calls.


CHAD, TT.  Jean Louis, ZS6AAG is QRV as TT8JLH from N’Djamena until

October 14 while on work assignment with Medecins Sans Frontiers.

Activity is in his spare time on 20 meters using SSB.  QSL to home



THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL September VHF Contest, North

American RTTY Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Worked All

Europe DX SSB Contest, FOC CW QSO Party, SARL Field Day Contest,

Texas QSO Party, Alabama QSO Party, Russian Cup Digital Contest,

Classic CW Exchange and BARTG Sprint 75 will certainly keep

contesters busy this upcoming weekend.


The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is scheduled for September 16.


The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn CW Series, CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone

Fray are scheduled for September 18.


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

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

Canada’s parks and historic sites.


Please see September QST, page 80, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest

Web Sites for details.





ARRL Section:   New York / Long Island

Month:  August  2019

Total  number of ARES members:  152

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

Number of ARES nets active: 20  Number of ARES nets with NTS liaison:  2

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

Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month: 11 Person hours:   44

Number of Public Service events this month:    1     Person hours :      6

Number of emergency operations this month:    0        Person hours     0

Number of Skywarn operations this month:      10     Person Hours:     18.5 ,  de kd2lpm

Total number of ARES operations this month:   22     Total Person Hours:   68.5


Comments:                 Skywarn 8 training sessions and 2 activations






AUGUST  2019  NLI   NTS  STATS:                          



NYPON             SESSIONS  31     QNI  127      QTC  58         QSP  49     QTR  275

ESS                    SESSIONS  31     QNI  363      QTC  n/a        QSP  41     QTR  n/a

NYS/E               SESSIONS  31     QNI  175     QTC  58          QSP  58    QTR  260

BA                      SESSIONS  31     QNI  537      QTC  48        QSP  48     QTR  785

NLISTN              SESSIONS  4      QNI  26        QTC 8            QSP  8      QTR   68

NCVHFTN         SESSIONS  31    QNI  156     QTC  25         QSP  25     QTR  402





KD2MDV   REC/ 47    SENT / 16       TOTAL / 63

N2WGF      REC / 3     SENT / 17     TOTAL / 20

K2TV          REC / 5     SENT / 6       TOTAL / 11

KD2MEN   REC/ 2      SENT / 9      TOTAL / 11





KD2MDV   ORIG / 1  REC / 68 SENT / 63  DEL / 10    TOTAL /  142

N2WGF      ORIG / 0  REC / 0 SENT / 15     DEL / 18   TOTAL /  33

K2TV         ORIG / 0  REC / 10  SENT / 20  DEL / 2     TOTAL /  32

KD2LPM   ORIG / 2  REC / 12   SENT / 9     DEL / 8   TOTAL /  31

W2CTG     ORIG / 1  REC / 6   SENT / 8   DEL / 6       TOTAL /  21

KD2MEN   ORIG / 0 REC / 6   SENT / 11   DEL / 1     TOTAL /  18





KD2LPM/ 140, N2WGF/ 120, K2TV/ 112, KD2MDV/ 100,

KD2MEN/ 78, W2CTG/ 72

Gerard Pilate  STM NLI/NYC

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



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

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

INDEPENDENT CW NETS which maintain close association with the NTS.

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

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

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


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

The NTS local nets are:

Big Apple Traffic Net
Big Apple Traffic Net meets @ 8:00 PM on 440.600 +5 141.3 PL
Check for our schedule.

Nassau Co. VHF Net Nightly at 7:30pm. Pri: 146.805/R (136.5pl)Alt.1:
147.135/R (136.5pl) Alt.2: 443.525/R (114.8)
NCVHFTN Website: :

 NLI Student Traffic Net.  


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


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

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


Here is a link to the NLI Student Traffic Net Website (


Digital Traffic:

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



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

NOTE:  Always check with the club to verify the date, time and
location of the events/meetings listed here.


The ARCECS meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM.

American Red Cross on Long Island

195 Willis Avenue

Mineola, NY 11501

For more information go to their website:
Please contact Leonard Smith (PIO) at: for information.


BONAC Amateur Radio Club (BARC)

BARC meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Amagansett
Library (except November, which is on the 3rd Thursday). For more
information please go to the club website at

Or contact President Steven Akkala, KD2CJW at



Brookhaven National Labs Amateur Radio Club (BNLARC)

President ; Nick Franco – KF2P

Contact Person : Bill Eisele – KD2FFL

For more information please go to the club website at


Camp Pouch Amateur Radio Association (WA2CP)

Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. 1 PM. At the William H. Pouch Scout Camp, 1465 Manor Road, Staten Island. Club E Mail,

Contact: Gary Litner, KB2BSL at


Grumman ARC (GARC)

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Haypath Road Park in Old Bethpage, starting at 5:30 PM.

GARC VE sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month in the meeting rooms at the Bethpage Community Park in Bethpage, starting at 5:00 PM.
Contact: Ed Gellender at


Great South Bay ARC

GSBARC Monthly meetings are the last Thursday of the month, 8PM.
Babylon Town Hall EOC, 200 East Sunrise Hwy, North Lindenhurst. GSBARC
Monthly VE are the 4th Saturday starting 10:00 am. For more
information, Contact AB2ZI Kevin Morgan at
Please see the club website for directions



The NY Hall of Science ARC has general membership meetings on the
second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 PM, with the exception of July and August.
The meetings are a time to take care of club business, listen to a
great speaker regarding an interesting topic related to ham radio, and
to make new friends and catch up with old friends. The club has its
meetings at the NY Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens,

Please check the clubs website at for more detailed

Kings County Radio Club (KC2RC)

Club Meeting Info:

New York – Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

1st Wednesday Of Each Month

7:30 Pm – 506 Sixth Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11215 

The Carruthers Conference Room of the New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, located between the Gift Shop and the Cafeteria.

More info and Map

Our 2 Meter Nets Tuesdays At 9:00 Pm , 146.730 Pl 88.5 -600hz Encode / Decode

Our 2 Meter Tech Net Is Second And Fourth Wednesday Of Every Month At 9:00 P.M. 146.730 Pl 88.5 – 600hz Encode / Decode

Our 10 Meter Net Kcrc Sunday 10 Meter Net 28.380.0 USB Every Sunday 11:00 Am Est

Our Fusion Net Is Thursdays At 9:00pm 146.730 Yaesu Fusion Digital Set You Radio To DN Mode. or Our Wires X Room search -KC2RC – Node #40821

To listen to the Fusion and 2 meter Club Net Stream us when you are away from your radios

Kings County Radio Club Facebook Page


Larkfield Amateur Radio Club

The Larkfield Amateur Radio Club meets on the second Thursday of the
month from September through June, inclusive. Any exceptions (for
holidays, etc.) are noted on the calendar on its web page at:

Meetings start at 7:30 PM at the Huntington Senior Citizens Center
cafeteria (423 Park Avenue) located at the southwest corner of the
intersection of Rte 25A and Park Avenue. Entrance is on Park Avenue.

Contact is:

LARC Repeater System

WR2ABA Huntington

147.210 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Hauppauge

145.430 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Huntington APRS

144.390 MHz out/in

WA2PNU EastNet FlexNet Network

(0-15) Nodes, 145.070 MHz

(-4) Node, 145.070 MHz BBs



Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club

The LIARS Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Newfield High
School in Selden, NY at 7:30PM. All are welcome. Our web site is:  Contact: Tim MoDavis, KA2VZX at


Long Island CW Club:

“The Long Island CW Club is teaching CW weekly on Beginner and Intermediate levels. Monthly there are presentations on a variety of ham radio topics of interest for all, including the advanced members.  All of this is done by internet video conference. The club is very active with monthly portable outings, museum visits, QRP outings and luncheons.  The club has quickly grown to over 80 members including hams from out of state and has a very unique website dedicated to all aspects of CW:


Long Island DX Association (LIDXA)

Regular meetings are at 8pm on the third Tuesday of the month at The
Town of Oyster Bay-Ice Skating Center, 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage
(Community Room 1). For club details, see our Web site, or contact Ed
Whitman, K2MFY, LIDXA Secretary at for further

LIDXA President, John, W2GW, and Aaron Broges, WC2C are ARRL DXCC
card checkers. Bring your new DXCC cards and paperwork to these
meetings for official verification and credit.


Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC)

LIMARC meets the second Wednesday each month, 8PM at Levittown Hall,
201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY. All are welcome. Bring a
Webpage is:

Club Contact: President, Richie Cetron,



Long Island Transmitter Hunters (LITHARC)

Seeking new participants A group of Long Island transmitter hunting
enthusiasts has been conducting hunts on Friday nights with an
occasional Sunday event  and we are seeking new participants to join in
the fun. Anyone interested in learning more about the activity of radio
direction finding and radio fox hunting is invited to come out as
a hunter or rider. A LITHARC discussion group (Long Island Transmitter
Hunters ARC) has been established on Yahoo Groups as a central
information and communications site.

You are welcome to sign up to keep informed about upcoming events. If
you would like our group to conduct a hunt in your area that would
include members of your radio club, please let us know. For more
information, contact Larry, WA2SUH at


Nassau Amateur Radio Club (NARC)

Meetings every Monday night at 7:30 PM in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow
at the Lannin House, Field #6 / 6A. The General meeting is the last
Monday of the month at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Contact Kevin Corrigan, KC2KC, President at


New York City Repeater Association (NYCRA)

Meets the second Thursday of the month (except for July and August)
Meetings are held at the South Beach Psych Center, 777 Seaview Ave.
Off  Father Cappodano Blvd., in Building 10. The meeting will start
promptly at 8 pm.

Staten Island ARES meets at the same location starting at 7pm.

Talk in frequency is 447.375 minus shift pl. 141.3
All are welcome, members and non-members.


Peconic Amateur Radio Club (PARC)

PARC’s regular meeting night is the first Friday of each month at
6:30 PM. Meetings are held at the Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road
in Mattituck. PARC also sponsors quarterly VE testing sessions, on the
fourth Friday of the months of January, April, July and October. Jay
Buscemi, NY2NY, is the clubs Awards Manager and is able to check
cards for the ARRL VUCC and WAS awards.

See the PARC website at for all our current club
activities and contact information.


Radio Central Amateur Radio Club

RCAC meets the last Wednesday
of most months from 6:30-9PM at the Middle Country Public Library;
101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach, NY 11720
+40.8654, -73.0800
Each month, meeting details are on our web site:


Radio Club of Junior High School 22 NYC

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

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


Staten Island Amateur Radio Association (SIARA)

President Neal “Rich” Balas, W2RB

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

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

The Address is:

Eger Nursing Home
140 Meisner Ave
Staten Island, NY

Anyone needing additional information can contact Mike Siegel W2RT at
917-412-1580 or


Suffolk County Radio Club (SCRC)

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

Grace Lutheran Church  240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, NY. 11951…

Contact Richie Geraci, KD2NJA, at

Or go to their NEW website,

The Suffolk County Radio Club holds weekly nets on the W2DQ repeater.All are welcome to check-in.  The repeater is located in Yaphank, NY on 145.210 MHz / negative ( – ) 600 kHz shift / PL 136.5

SCRC Information & Rag chew Net

Round table discussions, Club news and information, technical topics and for sale items. Wednesday 8:00 PM


Wantagh Amateur Radio Club

Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 PM at the
Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793. Entrance to
the meeting room is at the rear of the library, adjacent to the
parking-lot. For more information, see the club’s website at or contact Frank Porcaro, N2RSO, President, via
e-mail at:


Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club

The Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club is dedicated to serving the
amateur radio community and the general public on Long Island, New
York. The club operates under the vanity call sign of W2SBL. Meets
second Tuesday of each month at Motorola’s Holtsville campus, Exit 62
(I-495) An ARRL affiliated club with membership open to all Motorolans
and Associate membership open to all. Email:  for more details



Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

SEC:    Bob Jordan, WB2JNQ,

New York City:

DEC:   Daniel Katzovicz, W2BRU,

ADEC’s: Jose Sanles, N2DDD,

Simon Wurster, K2FH,


EC ‘s: Jason Vasquez, WF2N,

Evan Bauer, KC2YAY,


Nassau County:

DEC :      John Wilson, KD2AKX,

ADEC’s:  Joe Gomez, W2BMP,

Ken Kobetitsch, KD2GXL,

Nassau County ARES meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the American Red Cross 195 Willis Ave. Mineola , NY

For more information about local ARES groups, contact the
following Emergency Coordinators:

Town of Hempstead: Bob Yenis, KC2ILP,

Town of North Hempstead:  Robert Jagde, KD2GRS,

Town of Oyster Bay: Ceil Gomez, W2CTG,

City of Glen Cove: Bob Batchelor, W2OSR,

City of Long Beach: George Geller, WB2GTC ,


Suffolk County:

DEC:  Bill Scheibel, N2NFI


Town of Smithtown:  Rich Johnston, KC2TON,
Smithtown meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Smithtown EOC – 7:30PM.

We also hold weekly Nets on Monday’s at 7:30 pm, (W2LRC/145.43, PL 136.5 Larkfield Repeater)

Town of Brookhaven: Ted Debowy, AC2IR,
2nd Monday of the month at the Middle Country Library,
101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY at 7:30 pm

Town of Riverhead:   Steve Casko, W2SFC,                                                     Monthly meeting TBD

Town of Southampton:    Vacant

Town of Southold:     Don Fisher, N2QHV,
ARES announcements and business conducted during the Peconic ARC
1st Friday of the month at 6:30 pm. Mattituck Public Library on the Main Road
(route 25) in Mattituck.

Town of East Hampton:    Eddie Schnell,WZ2Y,
4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm during the BONAC ARC meeting
(except November which is on the 3rd Thursday). Amagansett
Library, Amagansett

Town of Shelter Island:     Vacant

Town of Islip:                     Phil Jacobs, W2UV,


Other Stuff :

John Reiser, W2GW is the section DXCC card checker and is available for
field checking of QSL cards for your DXCC Award. John is available by
appointment at his home in West Hempstead for card checking, and at all
LIDXA meetings. If some lives far from him, John is willing to meet them
half way at a diner or someplace. Contact John at

Aaron Broges, WC2C and Tom Carrubba, KA2D are also DXCC card checkers.  Aaron and Tom are also members of the LIDXA and is usually available for DXCC QSL checking at the monthly LIDXA meetings (along with W2GW).

Approved DXCC card checkers can also check cards for WAS and VUCC
awards as well.

NLI DX Spotting Clusters:

AA2MF Staten Island-NY,
K2LS Greensboro- NC.
K2LS is still a popular spot for many NLI DXers.


ARRL Additional :

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


ARES E-Letter, sign up now!

The ARES E-Letter is an e-mail digest of news and information of
interest to active members of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service
(ARES) and to hams concerned with public service and emergency
communications. ARRL members may subscribe to The ARES E-Letter by
going to the Member Data Page at:

Check the box for ARES E-Letter (monthly public service and
emergency communications news) and you’re all set. Past issues of
The ARES E-Letter are available at: Issues
are posted to this page after publication.



MetroCor is coordinating body for the New York metro area. MetroCor is
the established coordinating body for the New York Metro area,
inclusive of New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and the
majority  of Northern New Jersey. You must apply for coordination
through  MetroCor if you wish to establish a new system on Amateur Radio
Spectrum above 29.5 MHz. These and any other matters related to repeater
systems coordination are welcomed by MetroCor. They invite you to
visit their website at: You can also direct
questions to their e-mail at


NLI Webpage:

The Section Website contains LOTS of great information on section
happenings, VE session, Education, Clubs, section staff, and much

Please continue to help make this newsletter even more interesting and
informative by sending me news about YOUR club and events.


NLI Staff :

SEC:  Bob Jordan, WB2JNQ,

DEC  New York City: Donni Katzovicz ,W2BRU,

DEC  Nassau County: John Wilson, KD2AKX,

DEC  Suffolk County : Bill Scheibel, N2NFI,

Affiliated Club Coordinator : Richie Cetron, K2KNB,
Technical Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX,
Public Information Coordinator :  Mel Granick, KS2G,
State Government Liaison:   George Tranos N2GA,
Section Traffic Manager :  Jerry Pilate, N2WGF,
Official Observer Coordinator:  Steve Barreres K2CX,
Assistant Section Managers:
Webmaster:  Mitch Cohen N2RGA,
Digital Communications : Bob Myers K2TV,