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Northern New York

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Northern New York
Tom - KF2GC

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Greetings Fellow Amateur Radio Enthusiasts !

NNY amateurs just a reminder that we have the North Country Group Round table get on the Airwave checkins on Sundays 8:30 am on 75m 3.958 LSB, please join us on air as many of you that can which have those Amateur Privileges. Look forward to hearing from you.


Amateur Radio Operators of NNY & Beyond we need help with the Black Fly Challenge

The Black Fly Challenge is just around the corner. It's actually just days away! We need you this year, your experience and communication expertise are what make the event what it is today. Those that have worked it before and those that dare to join the team will know what a "Challenge" is. We use a mixture of VHF Simplex and Repeaters mostly requiring high power and careful selection of antenna and installation. This year the race starts in Indian Lake, NY and travels west to Inlet's Fern Park where there will be food, drink and entertainment waiting for finishers and volunteers. If you think you're up to the task put June 11th on your calendar and let me know what your capabilities are so we can get you on the roster. If you know of a friend that might be a candidate for our fine team, please pass this along. We will attempt to have an operator in the sweep/cleanup wagon this year. This will require someone to do a quick temporary install and likely a mag mount antenna. As we start to complete the IAP and have our assignments finalized, I'll be sending packets of information for each team. We look forward to working with you again this year.

Dennis Hudson, N2LBT



  • 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
***NNYARA*** August 21st, 2016 Sunday from 10am- 2:30ish if necessary a Summer Picnic and swapfest tail/tablegate - contact NNYARA leaders & Club Officials let your folks know about this Ham Radio Fun get together right here in NNY.  

To Operate QRP from Fire Towers in NNY , NNYARA

Northern New York Officials

  • Thomas Dick

    Section Manager

    Thomas A. Dick KF2GC

  • Frederick Jarrett

    Assistant Section Manager

    Frederick Colin Jarrett W2NVW

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  • Michael O Dell

    Affiliated Club Coordinator,
    Official Observer Coordinator

    Michael P. O Dell N2MX

  • 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

  • Francis Silver

    Section Traffic Manager

    Francis G. Silver N2ZGN