The Northern New York Amateur Radio Association is composed of ham radio clubs in the Adirondack Mountains and adjacent areas of northern New York State stretching from the Canadian border to the Mohawk Valley including Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Montgomery, St. Lawrence, Schoharie counties (the ARRL NNY Section).This web site lists information for the clubs in and around the NNY area.
We invite you to get involved with Amateur Radio. It is a fascinating and educational hobby, and is also a valuable personal and community communications resource in emergency and emergency situations. If you are interested in becoming a ham, please contact your local club. There are also many free resources available to help you study for your license exam.
NNY Emergency and Public Service Communications Information (ARES, RACES, MARS) [click here]
NNYARA NEWS and EVENTS:
June 14 - Communications for the Black
Fly Challenge mountain bike race. Contact Dennis N2LBT.
June 28 - Communications for the Tupper Lake Tinman Traithlon
June 28~29 - Field Day weekend
July 19 - Communications for the Piseco Triathlon - Hamilton County ARC - operators needed.
August 2 - NNYARA Summer Picnic and swapfest at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake.
August 3 - Communications for the Lane 10K Lake Run, Lake Pleasant/Speculator - Hamilton County ARC - operators needed.Contact KC2GCH
August 14~16 - Communications for the St. Lawrence Jr. Carp Tournament - OVARC - operators needed. Contact WA2NAN.
August 15 - Communications for the Woodsmens 10K Run, Boonville - operators needed. Contact KC2WI or WD2ADX.
August 16~17 - Tibbetts Point Lighthouse activation for ILLW - Thousand Islands Repeater Club
August 23 - 90 Miler planning meeting - AARA
September 6 - Boonville 1812 event communications. Contact KC2WI or WD2ADX.
September 5~7 - Communications for the Adirondack Canoe Classic "90 Miler" Old Forge-Long Lake-Saranac Lake - AARA
September 13 - Picnic, Camping, etc. @ Kring Point State Park. organized by Tom KC8QGJ. K2P special event callsign. All hams welcome.
1721 Roundtable Group / 7272 Ragchew Net / 7192 Nightwatch Net and VE3ORF/3730 Group Some hams camping starting Sept. 8.
October 5 - Communications for the Boonville Town & Country 10K run - operators needed - Boonville ARC. Contact KC2WI or WD2ADX.
October 7 - NNY Simulated Emergency Test 6:00-8:00 PM in parallel with the NNY Hospital Emergency Net. Activate EOCs, hospitals, shelter locations, check in from home or mobile, etc. Local ARES organizations establish local net(s). Section net on HF. Situation reports passed to SEC on HF via voice or digital. Emphasis on developing/exercising digital capability (fldigi/NBEMS). Start by loading the software in your computer and operating with acoustic coupling Hams wishing to participate should contact their county Emergency Coordinator or KC2WI.
Details of SET scenario Example of County Plan (St Lawrence)
October 11 - Eastern NY section SET. Net on Gore repeater starting 9 AM. Hams in southern part of the NNY section may wish to check in.
October 17-19 - General license class with VE test session on Sunday. Fri 6p-10p, Sat 8a-5p, Sun 8a-? Long Lake Bear Bait Radio Club
October 18 - New York QSO Party 10 AM-10 PM
October 25 - Fall NNYSection/ARES//NNYARA meeting, Swapfest and NBEMS/digital workshop @ Lake Pleasant Volunteer Fire Dept. directions GPS coordinates (gpx file) Starts 10 AM, goes until 2 PM +/- depending on interest. If you have a computer you would like to use for fldigi bring it and we will help you get set up. No hard wired interface needed, only a computer microphone & speakers. We plan to check in to the NY-NBEMS net at 10 AM so you can see NBEMS in action. Morning refreshments, lunch if people are interested.
Please see club web sites for additional listings and details.
Clubs - please submit important events you would like listed on this page.
Adirondack Fire Towers On The Air: NNYARA is promoting operation from current and former fire tower mountains. We'd like to coordinate operations to enhance the chances of making contacts, and eventually have a system of awards and recognition. See the FireTowerRadio.net web site for more information. If you are planning to operating from a current or former Adirondack Fire Tower location - or any other interesting location in ate Adirondacks - let others know by posting on the FireTowerRadio Yahoo Group. For more information, you can also KC2WI.
June and September ARRL VHF QSO Party: Second full weekend in June and second full weekend in September. Begins 1800 UTC Saturday, runs through 0259 UTC Monday. Perfect opportunity for Adirondack fire tower or other mountaintop operations. All NNY stations encouraged to participate just using using a 2 meter HT or mobile on simplex frequencies. See this page for suggestions and details.
Field Day in NNY: Please check the ARRL Field Day Locator for information.
NORTHERN NY NETS:
I would like to add a full NNY Net Directory to the NNYARA web site. Please email information about your net(s) to KC2WI.
The North Country Group meets Sunday mornings on 3958 starting around 8:30 AM.
The new NNY Section/ARES/NNYARA Net meets Thursdays 8 PM on 3958. Generally speaking, this will not be a formal ARES training net but rather an informal roundtable to discuss section, ARES, or NNYARA issues or just for general ragchewing. As with the North Country Group, there may not be an actual net control station. If ou don't hear anyone calling the net or taking check ins that doesn't necessarily mean no one is on frequency. Just put your call out. Current objective is to help you get set up with fldigi. (We can test on 3958 using CW, other digital modes require frequency change.)
Other NNY evening HF: Try calling on 3958 any time. You may also hear NNY stations in the evening on the NYPON on 3925 at 5 PM, the NYS Phone, Traffic, & Emergency Net on 3925 at 6 PM, the Maine Potato Net 3958 at 7 PM, and the Top Band SSB Net.
The Top Band SSB Net meets 8:30 PM Wednesdays on 1945. KC2VMF in St. Regis Falls is usually net control.
You may also hear NNY Stations on the Carrier Net 3935 weekday and Saturday mornings at 9 AM (eastern) or the pre-net at 8:30; and ECARS 7255 8AM-2 PM weekdays and 8AM-Noon weekends.
The NY-NBEMS Training
Net is held Saturdays 10 AM. Frequency is 7036 (USB). Initial mode for check
ins is Olivia 8/500 centered on 1500 Hz.
The Northern New York Emergency Services Net meets at 7:30 AM and 7 PM daily on the Whiteface repeater.
The Northern New York Hospital Emergency Net is held quarterly 6:15 PM the first Tuesday of January, April, July, October on the Whiteface repeater.
The AARA/CVARC emergency communications training net is held 7:30 PM every third Tuesday on the Whiteface repeater.
Check club web sites for local VHF/UHF nets.
NORTHERN NEW YORK AREA VHF REPEATERS: information
current as of October 23, 2014.
Attention NNYARA Clubs: Please email information about your repeater(s) to KC2WI.
|Blue Mountain||146.865||-||162.2||Hamilton County RACES / Bear Bait Radio Club W2CJS|
|Boonville (Jackson Hill)||146.655||-||n/a||Boonville ARC KC2NBU (Echolink node KD2AIT)|
|Cobleskill||146.610||-||123.0||Schoharie County Amateur Radio Association WA2ZWM|
|Copenhagen (Tug Hill)||147.255||+||151.4||CANAMARA KA2QJO|
|Corinth (Spruce Mt)||147.000||-||91.5||WA2UMX Saratoga Co. RACES|
|Fine||147.135||+||151.4||Oswegatchie Valley ARC. WA2NAN Solar Powered (Echolink) / St.Law. RACES|
|Glens Falls/Hebron Burch||146.775||-||123||W2WCR system linked with North Creek (Gore) & Lake George (Prospect)|
|Johnstown||146.700||-||100||Tryon ARC / Fulton Co. RACES K2JJI (Echolink node 510372)|
|Lake George (Prospect Mt)||146.730||-||100||W2WCR system linked with North Creek (Gore) & Hebron|
|Long Lake||146.640||-||162.2||Bear Bait Radio Club KD2BAD|
|Lowville (Crystaldale)||146.955||-||n/a||Black River Valley A.R.C. W2RHM (Echolink node AB2XN) / Lewis Co. RACES|
|Lyon Mountain||147.285||+||123||Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club|
|North Creek (Gore Mt.)||147.135||+||123||W2WCR linked with Lake George (Prospect) & Hebron (Burch Hill/Glens Falls)|
|Old Forge (McCauley Mt.)||147.315||+||71.9||KA2FWN|
|Plattsburg||147.150||+||123||Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club (Echolinked to W2UXC)|
|Potsdam||147.390||-||151.4||White Hill Parishville NT2W|
|Remsen (Starr Hill)||145.330||-||71.9||KB2AUJ Linked to Auburn, Cortland|
|Saranac Lake||147.030||+||100||Roland's W2WIZ|
|Speculator (Oak Mt.)||147.165||+||n/a||Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club KA2VHF / Ham. Co. RACES (open)|
||+||210.7||Jefferson County Radio Amateur Club KC2ELX|
|Watertown (Dexter)||147.030||-||151.4||Thousand Islands Repeater Club AC2GE Echolink|
|Whiteface||145.110||-||123||Emergency/Public Service Emcomm Only - Clinton/Essex County ARES-RACES|
NORTHERN NEW YORK AREA UHF REPEATERS: information current as of October 23, 2014.
|Blue Mountain||444.250||+||162.2||Hamilton County RACES / Bear Bait Radio Club W2CJS|
|Burlington VT||443.150||+||100||NETARC W1FP|
|Fine||442.025||+||151.4||Oswegatchie Valley ARC WA2NAN (will be linked N-S UHF system)|
|Jay Peak VT||447.225||-||100||St. Albans Radio Club K1JAY|
|Killinton VT||449. 825||+||110.9||W1ABI|
|Lake George (Prospect Mt)||443.450||also linked to W2WCR 2 mtr system repeater on 224.780|
|Long Lake||443.850||+||162.2||Bear Bait Radio Club KD2BAD|
|Lowville (Crystaldale)||UHF TBD||Link TBD (?Watertown/Old Forge)|
|Mt. Equinox||444.050||+||100||NFMRA W1KFX|
|Old Forge (McCauley Mt.)||443.175||+||103.5||KA2FWN|
|Remsen (Starr Hill)||449.925||-||71.9||NYS UHF E-W Link System KB2AUJ|
|Watertown||443.150||151.4||Thousand Islands Repeater Club KD2CPX|
|Whiteface & Belfry Link||447.775||-||123||N2JKG|
NNY Emergency Communications (ARES, RACES, MARS) [click here]
|President||Dan Simmons KC2BEZ
|Vice President||Rick Sherman WZ2T|
|Secretary||Doug Sarr KC2WCE|
|Treasurer||Claude Premo WB2YDT|
NNYARA Membership/Dues: Individuals and clubs are encouraged to join NNYARA - $10 dues. Make checks payable to NNYARA and send to NNYARA treasurer Claude Premo WB2YDT, 95 School St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1625.
ARRL Northern New York Section Manager: Tom Dick KF2GC
Northern New York Club Web Sites:
|Adirondack Amateur Radio Association||Saranac Lake||adkara.org|
|Bear Bait Radio Club||Long Lake + Bridgeport||www.bearbaitradioclub.com|
|Black River Valley Amateur Radio Club||Lewis County||brvarc.org|
|Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club
|Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club||S. Hamilton County||hamcoarc.org|
|Jefferson County Radio Amateur Club
|North Country Amateur Radio Club||Potsdam||sites.google.com/site/ncarcw2lca/|
|North Franklin Amateur Radio Society||Malone, N.Franklin Co.||northfranklinham.wix.com/northfranklinars|
|Oswegatchie Valley Amateur Radio Club
||St. Lawrence County||ovarc.us|
|Schoharie County Amateur Radio Assoc||Schoharie County||www.qsl.net/wa2zwm/index1.html|
|Thousand Islands Repeater Club||Jefferson County||tirepeaterclub.com|
|Tri-Lakes Amateur Radio Club:||Saranac Lake|
|Tryon Amateur Radio Club:||Fulton County||k2jji.org|
Other Nearby Clubs:
|Boonville Amateur Radio Club||boonvillearc.com|
|Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Assoc.||www.fhara.net|
|Rome Radio Club||romeradioclub.com|
|Utica Amateur Radio Club||uticaarc.com|
|Warren County Amateur Radio Club||w2wcr.org|
If your club is not listed or information is incomplete/incorrect, please
Repeaters and Clubs List - pdf for printing (2 pages)
A Ham's Guide to RFI, Ferrites, Baluns, and Audio Interfacing
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