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Northern New York Amateur Radio Association (NNYARA)

  Follow us at www.facebook.com/NNYARAhams.     Join the Facebook NNYARA Group

Thank You to all who made the first annual NNYARA hamfest a success. We hope to see you again next year at the
Second Annual NNYARA "Junk In The Trunk" in Speculator on August 12, 2023.

The New York Amateur Radio Association was founded in 1995 to petition ARRL to create the Northern New York (NNY) Section. NNYARA was reorganized in 2022 with the goal of promoting and supporting Amateur Radio in Northern New York.

NNYARA MISSION STATEMENT
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 groups.io   Facebook Page   Facebook Group

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. If there is no local club, please contact the NNYARA or any NNY ARRL Section Officer. There are also many free resources available to help you study for your license exam.




Content below not specifically pertaining to NNYARA is being moved to the new Northern New York Section Website nnyarrl.org
Please bear with us during this transition.

NORTHERN NEW YORK ARRL SECTION:

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.

New NNY Section Website! July 26, 2022: Matt Lacy KD2TBS has created a new website for the NNY ARRL Section at nnyarrl.org. 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.

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 AREA REPEATERS: This information has been moved to the new NNY Section Website
nnyarrl.org/about/repeaters

Here is a pdf Repeater/Club List as of April 2022. Please note it has not been updated.

NORTHERN NEW YORK CLUBS: This information has been moved to the new NNY Section Website
nnyarrl.org/about/clubs

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

NORTHERN NEW YORK AMATEUR RADIO NEWS and EVENTS:

Additional or updated information may posted on the new section web site.

The Congressionally-mandated FCC fee for Amateur Radio applications ($35) became effective on April 19, 2022. 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.

NORTHERN NEW YORK EVENTS:
Additional or updated information may be posted on the new NNY Section web site or on individual club websites.

  --2022--   Note: Events may be cancelled or modified due to continuing COVID situation.
Tue Jan. 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.
See ARRL Field Day locator for 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.

Saturday
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.

Friday
August 19
Communications for the Woodsmens 10K Run, Friday evening approximately 5-8 PM Boonville Amateur Radio Club OPERATORS NEEDED!! Please Contact Dan Hirschey N2OYQ or Dick Satterly WD2ADX. Volunteers generally get a free pass to the Woodsmens Field Days
Saturday
August 20
Communications for the Woodsmens Classic Canoe and Kayak Race Saturday morniong approximately 8:30:10:30 AM, Boonville Amateur Radio Club OPERATORS NEEDED!! Please Contact Dan Hirschey N2OYQ or Dick Satterly WD2ADX. Volunteers generally get a free pass to the Woodsmens Field Days
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 nny10.webhop.net and bookmark the address for future reference. Also, please don't forget to inform the NYQP folks that you will be participating by visiting www.nyqp.org. 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.

Nearby Hamfests (2022):
 March - Saratoga Swapfest See k2dll.org for info
 May 21 - TIRC Hamfest @ Depauville FD See Thousands Islands Repeater Club for details
 July - Syracuse RAGS Hamfest (Cicero) See www.ragsclub.org for details
 July - Utica Hamfest 'RADIOCOMM' @ Deerfield FD. See uticaarc.com for details
 August 13 - "Junk In The Trunk" NNYARA swapfest, NNY Section meeting, NNYARA meeting, Picnic in Speculator
 September - Saratoga Hamfest (Ballston Spa) See k2dll.org 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 groups.io 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.

AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE EXAM SESSIONS:
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.

NORTHERN NY NETS:

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.

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

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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