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Northern New York Amateur Radio Association (NNYARA)

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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.

The official 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. However any individual or club can participate in NNYARA. If you or your club identifies more with Northern New York than Western or Eastern New York, we invite you to join NNYARA and send your club info to be listed on this web site.

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 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.

NNY Emergency and Public Service Communications Information (ARES, RACES, MARS) [click here]


You are encouraged to check in to the New York State Traffic and Emergency Net (NYSPTEN) on 3925 at 6 PM
(and the New York Public Operations Net at 5 PM and Second Region Net at 6:30 PM if you want to handle formal traffic),
and/or monitor or call on 3925 after these nets if you are looking for NNY stations.

The North Country Group start time is now 8:00 Sunday morning on 3958. The frequency is also used for other NNY activities.

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 really relly good way would be by sending a Radiogram.

Rocco WU2M has created a NNYARA discussion group on All NNY hams are encouraged to join especially if you are not a Facebook user.

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

  --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
Tue April 5 6:15 PM NNY Hospital Emergency Net on Whiteface repeater
- - - - - - - - >> Additional 2022 event dates will be posted when available. Send info to KC2WI. <<
  --2021--   Note: Events may be cancelled or modified due to continuing COVID situation.
Tue January 5 6:15 PM NNY Hospital Emergency Net on Whiteface repeater
Tue April 6 6:15 PM NNY Hospital Emergency Net on Whiteface repeater
May 7-8 Armed Forces Day Crossband Test. Military stations transmit on military frequencies and listen on Amateur frequencies. (Click for list of stations, frequencies, and other details.)
May 15 TIRC Hamfest @ Depauville FD Thousands Islands Repeater Club9AM~1PM (8AM vendor setup)
Sat June 12 CANCELLED Communications for the Black Fly Challenge mountain bike race. OPERATORS NEEDED. Contact Dennis N2LBT.
June 12~14 ARRL VHF QSO Party Perfect opportunity for some mountaintop operation.
June 26~27 Field Day weekend.
Hamilton County ARC will operate FD at the Speculator Ballfield and Pavilion, Routes 8 & 30
Eastern Fulmont and MVARA will operate at the Fort Johnson Fire Station 2 in the Town of Amsterdam.
Tryon ARC will operate in Northville.
Bear Bait Radio Club will operate at the Mt.Sabbatis Pavlion in Long Lake.
Greater Adirondack Repeater Association will operate at Horseshoe Lake.
North Franklin ARS will operate in Dickenson Center.
Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club will operate in Cadyville.
Thousands Islands Repeater Club will operate in Claton.
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 6 6:15 PM NNY Hospital Emergency Net on Whiteface repeater. Contact Bob KD2QLH for more information.
July 30~31 Communications for the 18th 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
Sept. 11-12 ARRL VHF QSO Party Perfect opportunity for some mountaintop operation.
Sept. 10-12 Communications for the Adirondack Canoe Classic "90 Miler" Old Forge-Long Lake-Saranac Lake. OPERATORS NEEDED. please contact AARA / KC2VMF if you can help
October 1~
December 5
Technician License Preparation Class and VE Ttest session in Lake Pleasant
Combination of self-study and preiodic review sessions, leading to a "ham-cram" weekend review December 4-5 with exam session on Sunday afternoon. See the Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club web site for more information.
October 1~18 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test Typically first weekend in October but several key participants in NNY have first weekend conflicts. NNY Section is also doing something a bit different this year. The focus is on basic formal written message handling using the Radiogram format. Since this is a learning experience, it is expected that relaying of messages may take time, as people figure out how to make the connections between ARES groups.
NNY SET Goals:
 • Every ARES member to send and receive at least one properly formatted Radiogram message.
 • At least one message passed between every ARES group (county) directly or by relay.
 • Interface with NTS to get messages between 'distant' counties in NNY.
Tue October 5 6:15 PM NNY Hospital Emergency Net on Whiteface repeater. Contact Bob KD2QLH for more information.
Sat Oct. 16 New York QSO Party 10 AM-10 PM
TBD NNY NBEMS digital messaging training - Webinars and on-air practice. TBD based on interest/availability. Please contact NNY SEC KC2WI.
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.

Nearby Hamfests:
 TBD - NNY/NNYARA picnic, meeting, and tailgatefest. Looking for a club to host this.
 May - TIRC Hamfest @ Depauville FD Thousands Islands Repeater Club
 July - Syracuse RAGS Hamfest (Cicero) See for details
 July - Utica Hamfest 'RADIOCOMM' @ Deerfield FD. See for details
 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.


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.

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

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 April 14, 2021. 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
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
Lyon Mountain 147.285 + 123 Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club
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
Selkirk (South Bethlehem) 145.210 - 123 WW2G note: relocating to Helderbergs
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
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
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]


A reorganizational meeting was held via Zoom on December 14, 2021. New officers were elected. If you are interested in joining NNYARA, please contact one of the officers.
You can also check our Facebook Page and Group for infomation.

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

NNYARA discussion group on   Facebook Page   Facebook Group

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: Tom Dick KF2GC

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 ARRL page
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 KC2WI.

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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