ARRL Sections - Northern New York

Northern New York

Northern New York

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Section Name:
Northern New York
Tom - KF2GC

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 ======================================================== IRONMAN - LAKE PLACID An Iconic North American Triathlon July 24th 2016 We need some Ham Radio Operators to help with Health & Welfare - communications at AID Stations, In Ambulances and at various Locations over this very challenging and beautiful course. If you are looking for a chance to hone your ARES communication's training & skills while on vacation this is the practical reality experience that will help you do that! Contact: Ironman Communications Team Captain Bob Cook WI2B@ARRL.NET


NFARS Sponsors a Picnic and Ham Radio Tailgate/Swapfest-with a NNYARA mtg. after Lunch 

The NNYARA picnic Ham Radio-tailgate-fest will be August21st on Sunday at The Malone Memorial Recreation Park, State St. Malone NY.  tart time 10 am till Lunch 12:00- 1:pm 2pm-ish NNYARA mtg. is after lunch. Picnic will be in a pavilion with tables and electric power.  Bring your own picnic supplies, grill will be available.  Directions; From RT 11 Malone, NY turn South on Duane St Follow Duane St to Left on College Ave.  Follow College Right on State St., Follow State St. to Malone Memorial Recreation Park




  • Clinton County: CVARC holds test sessions periodically. See the club web site for details.
  • Fulton County: The Tryon ARC holds test sessions monthly. See the club web site for details.
  • Hamilton County: The Bear Bait Radio Club holds a weekend class and test session every October in Long Lake. See the club web site for contact information.
  • Jefferson County: The Thousand Islands Repeater Club holds test sessions monthly. See the club web site for details.
  • Oneida County: The Rome Radio Club holds test sessions monthly. See the club web site for details.
  • St. Lawrence County: OVARC holds test sessions most months. See the club web site for details.
  • Warren County: The Warren County ARC holds test sessions periodically. See the club web site for details.
  • Other classes and test sessions may be scheduled. Contact your local club for more information or check the ARRL License Exam list and the W5YI-VEC list.
  • If your club is planning a license class or test session, please contact KC2WI to have it included on this list.

2016 EVENTS:

May 21st - Hamfest @ Depauville Thousands Islands Repeater Club 8am-1pm
June 3-5 - Communications for Speculator Pilots Weekend Fly In - Hamilton County ARC operators needed. Contact KC2GCH
June 11 - Communications for the Black Fly Challenge mountain bike race. Contact Dennis N2LBT.
June 12 - Northern New York Section 2M FM Sprint in conjunction with the ARRL VHF QSO Party.
Operation from Adirondack Fire Towers or other mountaintops encouraged. If you can't hike or drive to a high spot just use your regular base or mobile. Hams on the summits will hear you. Suggested operating time for portable ops 10 AM - 5 PM. Suggested calling frequency 146.550 simplex. Exchange same as for VHF QSO Party. Post your operational plans on the NNYARA Facebook Page and FireTower Radio Yahoo group. Send logs to KC2WI as plain text or Excel spreadsheet files.
June 25 - Communications for the Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon
June 25~26 - Field Day weekend. Long Lake. Clayton. Possible Black River Valley + Boonville ARC FD in Lewis County if sufficient interest.
July 16 - Communications for the Piseco Triathlon - Hamilton County ARC - operators needed. Contact KC2GCH
TBD - NNYARA Summer Picnic and swapfest - contact NNYARA leaders if your club would like to host this
July 24 - Communications for Lake Placid Ironman 6 a.m. to midnight OPERATORS NEEDED - Contact Bob WI2B


To Operate QRP from Fire Towers in NNY , NNYARA

Northern New York Officials

  • Thomas Dick

    Section Manager

    Thomas A. Dick KF2GC

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  • Francis Silver

    Section Traffic Manager

    Francis G. Silver N2ZGN

  • Michael O Dell

    Official Observer Coordinator,
    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Michael P. O Dell N2MX

  • Frederick Jarrett

    Assistant Section Manager

    Frederick Colin Jarrett W2NVW

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  • Peter Newell

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Peter R. Newell KC2WI

  • Richard Sherman

    Assistant Section Manager

    Richard C. Sherman WZ2T

  • Roland Patnode

    Technical Coordinator

    Roland H. Patnode W2WIZ

  • Thomas Valosin

    Assistant Section Manager

    Thomas G. Valosin WB2KLD