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Northern New York Amateur Radio Association (NNYARA)

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swapfest august 13 in Speculator

Talk-in on Speculator Repeater 147.165 (+) (no pl)
From the Southwest: (Syracuse) Thruway to Verona. 365 -> Rt 8 -> Rt 30 in Speculator. Turn right, through the village.
From the South: (Amsterdam) Route 30 north to Speculator. (Fonda/Johnstown) 30A to 30 north to Speculator.
From the East: (Warrensburg) 28 -> 8 @Weavertown -> 30 north @ Wells to Speculator. From Glens Falls go to Warrensburg and follow directions or go "the back way" to Corinth-> Edinburgh-> Northville then Route 30 north.
From the Northeast: Northway south to Pottersville, Rt 9 -> Rt 8 @ Loon Lake -> 30 north.
From the North: Route 30 to Speculator.
From the Northwest: (Watertown) Rt 12 -> Rt 365 -> Rt 8 -> Rt 30 in Speculator. Turn right, through the village.
Northwest shortcut: South of Alder Creek, turn left on to Old State Road. The turn is about 10 miles south of Boonville, just after Evans Equipment. Just before Remsen village, turn left on to CR-55 [Fairchild Road]. This will take you to 365, cutting off many miles.

Please help advertise the swapfest by distributing fliers. download full size: pdf   jpg

The New York Amateur Radio Association was founded in 1995 to petition ARRL to create the Northern New York (NNY) Section. NNYARA has recently reorganized with the goal of promoting and supporting Amateur Radio in Northern New York.

1) Function as a steering committee to the designated NNY Section Manager, an elected volunteer representative to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and its Board of Directors,
2) Further the exchange of information and cooperation between members and amateur radio clubs in the NNY Section and raise the awareness of the hobby among the public and various governmental committees and representatives,
3) Promote radio knowledge, fraternalism, and individual operating efficiency,
4) Conduct club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in the community,
5) Aid in providing an entry path to the hobby, including license testing and license classes, 6) Provide other services from time to time as determined by the NNYARA membership.

NNYARA Membership Application NNYARA membership is open to individuals and clubs in the ARRL NNY Section.

NNYARA Officers:
  Chairman John Knobel KC2RMD
  Vice Chairman Paul Palmatier W2POL
  Secretary Matt Lacy KD2TBS
  Treasurer Tom Valosin WB2KLD

NNYARA Constitution and Bylaws

NNYARA discussion group on   Facebook Page   Facebook Group

The ARRL NNY Section stretches from the Canadian border to the Northern Catskills, encompassing Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Montgomery, St. Lawrence, and Schoharie counties.

If you're not yet licensed, we invite you to learn more. Come join us at a club meeting or event such as Field Day. Amateur Radio is a fascinating and educational hobby. It is also a valuable personal and community communications resource in emergency situations. When normal communications systems fail, Amateur Radio still works because it is not dependent on communications infrastructure such as cell towers, telephone lines, fiber optic lines, and Internet connections.

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.

Northern New York Emergency and Public Service Communications Information (ARES, RACES, SKYWARN) [click here]


New NNY Section Website! July 26, 2022: Matt Lacy KD2TBS has created a new website for the NNY ARRL Section at This is a work in progress. Content is still being added and we are working out the kinks. Most of the ARES/ecom and other section information on this site will be moved over. Eventually there will be a new version of the NNYARA site focused on NNYARA-specific information and activities.

The Congressionally-mandated FCC fee for Amateur Radio applications ($35) becomes effective on April 19. Info at ARRL

KC2WI has added a files section to this site to hold recorded meetings and other information. The Netlogger club profile has been moved to the files directory. If you set up the profile prior to this move, you will need to replace the current NetLogger profile.

WU2M has created a Netlogger club profile. It is hosted on this server and will be updated periodically. You can set Netlogger to use this on line profile. Netlogger is used for The North Country Group net, Sunday morning on 3958 starting at 8:00 AM. The frequency is also used for other NNY activities.

NNY stations are strongly encouraged to tune to 3925 and check in to the New York Public Operations Net (NYPON) at 5 PM, New York State Traffic and Emergency Net (NYSPTEN) at 6 PM, and Second Region Net (2RN) at 6:30 PM. Being able to receive and send NTS message traffic may be critical in an emergency situation, and practice makes perfect. All these nets also provide for short informals after traffic is passed, so they provide a good daily meeting spot for for NNY stations. 3925 is usually clear between NYPON and NYSPTEN, and after 2RN, so it is a good frequency to meet on for NNY QSOs.

KC2WI is looking for info on digital repeaters in and around NNY so that a directory can be added to this page. Please contact Pete if you have information. A really good way would be by sending a Radiogram through the NYSPTEN, NYPON, or a local traffic net.

All NNY hams are encouraged to join the NNYARA discussion group on, especially if you are not a Facebook user.

EVENTS:     Please send updates or events you would like included to KC2WI.

  --2022--   Note: Events may be cancelled or modified due to continuing COVID situation.
Tue January 4 6:15 PM NNY Hospital Emergency Net on Whiteface repeater. Contact Bob KD2QLH for more information.
Feb. 18~21 MARS COMEX 22-1 interoperability with Amateur Radio. Please contact SEC KC2WI if you have questions.
March~April Entry-level Technician License Exam Preparation Class in Lake Pleasant.
Intro March 16. Evening Q&A/review March 30. Afternoon Q&A/review April 3. Weekend "Ham-Cram" April 9 & 10.
Sign up/attend any or all sessions. "Ham Cram" fast paced reviews require additional self-study.
VE Test session 3PM Sunday April 10. Limited space. Class participants have priority.
See details on the Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club web site.
Congratulations new hams !!!
Baofeng UV-5R programming info
Tue April 5 6:15 PM NNY Hospital Emergency Net on Whiteface repeater. Contact Bob KD2QLH for more information.
April 19 Monthly NNY NTS Traffic Meeting 7:30 PM via Zoom. All hams welcome. Please contact NNY SM Rocco WU2M for details.
April 20 Monthly NNYARA Meeting 7:00 PM via Zoom. All hams welcome. Please contact NNYARA Chairman John KC2RMD for details. March Minutes   April Agenda
April 20-30 Entry-level Technician License Exam Preparation Class in Saranac Lake AARA (Adirondack Amateur Radio Association)
Wed. April 20 Evening 5pm-8pm at Adirondack Alliance Church, 72 Canaras Ave., Saranac Lake NY 12983. Note change from original location.
Sat. April 23 8:30am-4:30pm & Sat. April 30 8:30am-3:30pm at First Methodist Church Fellowship Room, 63 Church St., Saranac Lake
April 30 VE Session to follow course at 3:30pm
Contact Kevin, KD2RWK
April 26 NNY Section Meeting 7:00 PM via Zoom. Please contact NNY SM Rocco WU2M for details.
May 2~7 DOD/MARS COMEX 22-2 will include contacts between Military Auxiliary Radio System and Amateur Radio Service operators to exchange information which might be requested by Northern Command or other Federal agencies involved in disaster relief or homeland security in a large-scale disaster or emergency situation. See Amateur Radio and AUXCOMM support to the DOD presentation by US Army NETCOM. MARS is also looking for more volunteer members. No prior military service or experience required. Please contact NNY SEC KC2WI for more information.
May 13-14 Armed Forces Day Crossband Test. Military stations transmit on military frequencies and listen on Amateur frequencies. Hams tranmit on Amateur frequencies. List of stations, times, and frequencies.
May 18 Monthly NNYARA Meeting 7:00 PM via Zoom. All hams welcome. Please contact NNYARA Chairman John KC2RMD for details.
May 21       TIRC Hamfest @ Depauville FD Thousands Islands Repeater Club 8AM~12PM
 Northern New York Section Meeting 
Sat June 11 Communications for the Black Fly Challenge mountain bike race through the Moose River Plains. Up to 1000 participants! OPERATORS NEEDED. Contact Dennis N2LBT.
June 11-13 ARRL June VHF QSO Party Perfect opportunity for some Adirondack mountaintop operation.
June 25 Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon.Communications by AARA. OPERATORS NEEDED. Please contact KC2VMF.
June 25~26 Field Day weekend.
Eastern Fulmont and MVARA will operate at the Fort Johnson Fire Station 2 in the Town of Amsterdam.
See ARRL Field Day locator for more information and additional locations.
NNY Field Day operators should meet on the air Sunday 8:00 AM 3958 on the North Country Group.
Tue July 5 6:15 PM NNY Hospital Emergency Net on Whiteface repeater. Contact Bob KD2QLH for more information.
TBD July Communications for the Annual St. Lawrence International Jr. Carp Tournament along the St Lawrence River between Ogdensburg and Waddington. OPERATORS NEEDED. St Lawrence County RACES/ARES. Contact Bill Mayers KD2DXJ or Greg Rutley KC2IEL
TBD August Communications for the Woodsmens 10K Run, Boonville OPERATORS NEEDED.. Contact KC2WI or WD2ADX.

August 13  

NNYARA "Junk In The Trunk" Hamfest at the Speculator Pavilion and ball field. 8:00 AM ~12:30 Free admission, donations encouraged. Plenty of tailgate space. Pavilion space available. VE Testing. Foxhunt. NNY Section Meeting. BYO Picnic after the swap. More details TBA. Please contact W2POL or KC2WI for more information or if you are willing to help organize and set up.

Sept. 9-11 Communications for the Adirondack Canoe Classic "90 Miler" Old Forge-Long Lake-Saranac Lake. Communications by AARA. OPERATORS NEEDED. Please contact KC2VMF.
Sept. 10-12 ARRL VHF QSO Party Perfect opportunity for some Adirondack mountaintop operation.
October 1-10 Northern New York ARES Simulated Emergency Test. Please contact your county ARES Emergency Coordinator or NNY SEC KC2WI for details. Objective is to practice reporting and relaying specific information.
Tue Oct. 4 6:15 PM NNY Hospital Emergency Net on Whiteface repeater. Contact Bob KD2QLH for more information.
Sat Oct. 15 New York QSO Party 10 AM-10 PM.

NNY Clean Sweep Certificate: Traditionally the NNY counties have been hard to work during the NYQP. The NNYARA is looking for operators to commit to some on-air time so that all 10 NNY counties are "activated" during the NYQP. To encourage operation and promote NNY Section, NNYARA would like to offer an NNY Clean Sweep certificate to anyone making contact will all ten counties in NNY. Obviously, this means we need to have hams on the air in all the counties. Please fill out the form located at and bookmark the address for future reference. Also, please don't forget to inform the NYQP folks that you will be participating by visiting For more information on this event, please contact Tom WB2KLD.

Suggested activity: Fall Field Day. This could be combined with SET, NYQP or some other on-air event. Get out as a group or individually to test out 'lessons learned' from previous Field Days or make up for the cancellation of the summer FD activities. Please contact NNY SEC KC2WI if interested.
TBD NNY NBEMS digital messaging training - Webinars and on-air practice. TBD based on interest/availability. Please contact NNY SEC KC2WI.
Additional 2022 event dates will be posted when available. Send info to KC2WI.

Nearby Hamfests:
 March - Saratoga Swapfest See for info
 May 21 - TIRC Hamfest @ Depauville FD See Thousands Islands Repeater Club for details
 July - Syracuse RAGS Hamfest (Cicero) See for details
 July - Utica Hamfest 'RADIOCOMM' @ Deerfield FD. See for details
 August 13 - "Junk In The Trunk" NNYARA swapfest, NNY Section meeting, NNYARA meeting, Picnic in Speculator
 September - Saratoga Hamfest (Ballston Spa) See for info

Please see club web sites for additional listings and details. Clubs - please submit important events you would like listed on this page.
The NNYARA Facebook group and page, and the NNYARA discussion group on are also available for information sharing.
For real-time discussion check in to the 8:00 AM Sunday morning North Country Group net on 3958 or the NYSPTEN on 3925 at 6:00 PM every day.

You are advised to get your FCC Registration Number before attending a test session.

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. If you are planning to operating from a current or former Adirondack Fire Tower location - or any other interesting location in the Adirondacks - let others know by posting on the NNYARA Facebook 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. Generally there are Field Days in Long Lake (Hamilton County), Gloversville (Fulton County), and Jefferson County.

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 at 8:00 AM. Netlogger is used for logging. WU2M has created a club profile. It is hosted on this server and will be updated periodically. You can set Netlogger to use this on line profile.

The Top Band SSB Net meets 8:30 PM Wednesdays on 1945. KC2VMF in St. Regis Falls is usually net control.

Emergency Services Net at 7:30 AM and 7:00PM every day on the Whiteface repeater.

You may hear NNY stations in the evening on the NYPON on 3925 at 5 PM, or the NYS Phone, Traffic, & Emergency Net on 3925 at 6 PM.

You may hear NNY Stations on the Graveyard Net 3967 6 - 8 AM, Carrier Net 3935 weekday and Saturday mornings at 9 AM (eastern) or the pre-net at 8:30; and ECARS 7255 8 AM - 2 PM weekdays and 8 AM - Noon weekends (winter only).

The NY-NBEMS Training Net is held Saturdays 8 AM. Center Frequency is 3585.5 (USB). Initial mode for check ins is THOR 22. (info updated 5/9/20, check Yahoo group for latest.) or contact NNY SEC KC2WI.

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:      Web page information current as of January 25, 2022. Download Repeater/Club List (pdf) (may not be latest)
*If info in this list is incorrect it is because club/repeater owners have not notified me of changes.
Attention NNYARA Clubs: Please email information about your repeater(s) to KC2WI.

Location Frequency PL
Amsterdam 147.390 + 71.9 KD2ULC Eastern Fulmont
Blue Mountain 147.075 + 71.9 N2MNT / Hamilton County RACES
Boonville (Jackson Hill) 146.655 - n/a KC2NBU Boonville ARC (Echolink node KD2AIT)
Carthage 146.700 - 151.4 WB2OOY
Cobleskill 146.610 - 123.0 WA2ZWM Schoharie County Amateur Radio Association
Copenhagen (Tug Hill) 147.255 + 151.4 CANAMARA / Jefferson County ARES/RACES
Corinth (Spruce Mt) 147.000 + 91.5 K2DLL Saratoga Co. ARA / RACES linked with Edinburg, Providence
Dannemora (Lyon Mountain) 147.285 + 123 WA2LRE Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club
Edinburgh (Fraker Mt.) 147.030 + 91.6 K2DLL linked with Corinth, Providence
Fine 147.135 + 151.4 WA2NAN Oswegatchie Valley ARC / STL RACES. Solar Powered (Echolink) / St.Law. RACES
Florida 146.970 - 123.0 K2JJI secondary repeater Tryon ARC
Glen 147.195 + 156.7 N2MNT Montgomery Co RACES / Mohawk Valley ARA
Glens Falls/Hebron/Burch 146.775 - 123 W2WCR system linked with North Creek (Gore) & Lake George (Prospect)
Gloversville 146.700 - 123 K2JJI (Echolink node 845553) Tryon ARC / Fulton Co. RACES
Kirkland 147.240 + 71.9 K2DCC (Echolink N2STC)
Lake George (Prospect Mt) 146.730 - 100 W2WCR system linked with North Creek (Gore) & Hebron
Lake Placid 147.300 + 100 N2NGK
Long Lake 146.640 - 162.2 KD2BAD Bear Bait Radio Club
Lowville (Crystaldale) 146.955 - n/a W2RHM Black River Valley A.R.C. (Echolink node AB2XN) / Lewis Co. RACES
Malone 147.090 + n/a NG2C
Malone 147.225 + n/a WB2YRB
North Creek (Gore Mt.) 147.120 + 123 new freq 1/1/22 W2WCR linked with Lake George (Prospect) & Hebron (Burch Hill/Glens Falls)
Northville 146.835 - 123 K2JJI Tryon ARC
Old Forge (McCauley Mt.) 147.315 + 71.9 KA2FWN
Plattsburg 147.150 + 123 Champlain Valley ARC (IRLP node 8293 East Coast Reflector 905 channel 0 trustee Van NV2M)
Potsdam 147.390 - 151.4 NT2W White Hill Parishville
Providence 147.210 + 91.5 K2DLL Saratoga Co. RACES linked with Corinth, Edinburg
Remsen (Starr Hill) 145.330 - 71.9 permanently off the air
Rome 146.880 - 71.9 W2QFQ Rome Radio Club
Russell 146.925 - 151.4 KA2JXI   St. Lawrence County ARES/RACES trustee AC2RH
Saranac Lake 147.030 + 123 W2WIZ Roland's
Schenectady 147.060 + n/a K2AE Schenectady County ARC
Speculator (Oak Mt.) 147.165 + n/a KA2VHF Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club / Ham. Co. RACES (open)
Tupper Lake (Mt. Morris) 147.330 + 100 W2TUP GARA  Linked - Interplex Network NEFMRA
Vooheesville (Helderbergs) 145.210 - 123 WW2G Cedar Grove ARC
Watertown 147.375 + 88.5 KC2ELX Jefferson County Radio Amateur Club
Watertown (Dexter) 147.030 + 151.4 AC2GE Thousand Islands Repeater Club 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 August 13, 2021.

Location Frequency PL Notes
Blue Mountain 442.750* + 103.5 N2MNT *narrowband / Hamilton County RACES
Burlington VT 443.150 + 100 W1FP NETARC
Cobleskill 445.075 - 100 KW2Y Five County Amateur Radio Club
Cohoes(ENY) 449.825 - 136.5 KD2BH
Fine 442.025 + 151.4 WA2NAN Oswegatchie Valley ARC (will be linked N-S UHF system)
Gloversville 443.700 + 100 K2JJI Tryon ARC
Jay Peak VT 447.225 - 100 K1JAY St. Albans Radio Club
Killinton VT 449. 825 + 110.9 W1ABI
Lake George(Prospect Mt) 443.450     also linked to W2WCR 2 mtr system repeater on 224.780
Lake Placid 449.675 - 192.8 N2NGK
Long Lake 443.850 + 162.2 Bear Bait Radio Club KD2BAD
Malone 444.650 + 110.9 NG2C
Mt. Equinox 444.050 + 100 NFMRA W1KFX
Ogdensburg 443.525 +   N2MX Mike
Old Forge (McCauley Mt.) 448.175 - 103.5 KA2FWN
Parishville 444.850 + 123 NT2W
Plattsburg 449.825 - 100 Plattsburgh Interplex
Plattsburgh 449.775 - 123 W2UXC CVARC (IRLP node 8293 East Coast Reflector 905 channel 0 trustee Van NV2M)
Remsen (Starr Hill) 449.925 - 71.9 permanently off the air
Tupper Lake (Mt. Morris) 444.700 + 110.9 W2TUP GARA  Linked - Interplex Network NEFMRA will change analog-digital DMR
Watertown 443.150   151.4 KD2CPX Thousand Islands Repeater Club
Watertown (Dry Hill) 449.425 - 103.5 NYS East-West UHF Link System temporarily off air due to construction
Whiteface & Belfry Link 447.775 - 123 N2JKG

NNY Emergency Communications (ARES, RACES, MARS) [click here]

ARRL Membership: Please join or renew your ARRL membership through your local club because the club gets a commission on ARRL memberships.

ARRL Northern New York Section Manager: Rocco Conte WU2M

Northern New York Club Web Sites:

Adirondack Amateur Radio Association Saranac Lake Facebook page
Bear Bait Radio Club Long Lake + Bridgeport
Black River Valley Amateur Radio Club Lewis County
Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club
Plattsburg area
Eastern Fulmont Amateur Radio Club
Amsterdam area
Greater Adirondack Repeater Assoc. Saranac Lake  
Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club S. Hamilton County
Jefferson County Radio Amateur Club
Jefferson County
Mohawk Valley Amateur Radio Association Montgomery County
North Country Amateur Radio Club Potsdam
North Franklin Amateur Radio Society Malone, N.Franklin Co.
Oswegatchie Valley Amateur Radio Club
St. Lawrence County
Schoharie County Amateur Radio Assoc Schoharie County
Thousand Islands Repeater Club Jefferson County
Tri-Lakes Amateur Radio Club: Saranac Lake  
Tryon Amateur Radio Club: Fulton County

Other Nearby Clubs:

Boonville Amateur Radio Club
Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Assoc.
Rome Radio Club
Saratoga Co. Amateur Radio Assoc.
Schnectady Amateur Radio Assoc.
Schnectady Museum Amateur Radio Assoc.
Utica Amateur Radio Club
Warren County Amateur Radio Club

If your club is not listed or information is incomplete/incorrect, please contact NNY Section Emergency Coordinator Peter Newell KC2WI.

The Amateur Radio Service is established and controlled by CFR Title 47 Chapter 1 Subchapter D Part 97.

American Radio Relay League National organization for Amateur Radio

Radio Relay International Global Messaging by Amateur Radio

AmRRON “A Nationwide Emergency Communications Network for Preppers and Patriots”

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