ARRL Sections - Northern New York

Northern New York

Northern New York

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Northern New York
Tom - KF2GC

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  Ironman Lake Placid 2014 July 27th Contact Bob Cook can be contacted by email: the Communications Captain who will be assigning Amateurs who wish to help with triathlon health and welfare traffic.  It takes many Amateurs to cover this extensive course's environment.  You'll find this practical experience good Emcomm Training for future Public Service and RACES operations.  We still need Amateurs to provide communications at Aid / Medical Stations and man Ambulances.  The course covers multiple Counties and a challenging terrain.  This also makes communications difficult.  Bob will make sure that you will be appropriately placed with your own radio resources along the course.  Over many years of experience doing just that helps to make this an event that many who participate return to do year after year.   The athletes always appreciate the Public Service (communications) Amateurs provide.


 Thanks for all our NNY Clubs who participated in Field Day 2014!

  August 2 - NNYARA Summer Picnic and swapfest at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake. ( entrance coordinates: N43° 58.037' W74° 25.312' )

Swapfest (no charge) starts about 10: Bring ham stuff to buy-sell-trade or just interesting stuff to display/demonstrate. Power available.
Picnic approximately 11-2. Bring a dish to pass, your own beverages and meat for grilling. Large Grill filled w/charcoal, coffee & donuts provided.
Short NNYARA meeting after lunch. You can arrive earlier/stay later if you want to play radio, swapfest, go swimming, or just relax and enjoy the view.
The pavilion is a great radio location @1940' elevation, 300' above the lake. A large parking area right behind the Pavilion on the Hill.

Great views across the lake to the mountains beyond.  Refreshing cool air up drafts on warm days from the nearby Long Lake!
If sufficient interest we'll set up an antennas or two and make come contacts.
Try out your ideas from Field Day.  Contact KC2WI if you might like to come a little early and play radio so we can coordinate. Try HF mobile on North Country Group freq. first 3958 or alt. 7.250 LSB.                        Local Rptr 146.64 (-)  The FireTowerRadio Yahoo group is available for online discussion/coordination of activities. 

Bring your GPS. Long Lake has lots of geocaches. I plan to bring a fishing pole or two.  Demonstration/introduction to geocaching by KC2WI if anyone is interested.  Plenty of fun things to do in a great ADK Town.  Swimming is available nearby at the town beach. Short and long hikes in the area.  Floatplane rides available in town. Thanks Pete KC2WI for picnic info also.   Dan Simmons will be Master of Ceremonies! 

                 The Next NNYARA event of the Summer will be at "Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area" in Long Lake, NY on August 2nd, 2014.   A Picnic and Meeting will take place please plan to attend their is plenty of parking room.   Many picnic tables for seating or setting up - swap, trade or selling Amateur Radio gear.  Please spread the word to all your club members.   Please bring your favorite meat and possibly a dish to share.  Hope to see everyone at the Pavilion on Saturday.  Traveling from north of Long Lake, come into intersection keep right stay on Rte 30 southbound 1.3 mile out on the left hand side of the road you will find Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area.  Thanks Clark - W2CJS



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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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  • Richard Sherman

    Assistant Section Manager

    Richard C. Sherman WZ2T

  • Peter Newell

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Peter R. Newell KC2WI

  • Roland Patnode

    Technical Coordinator

    Roland H. Patnode W2WIZ

  • Thomas Valosin

    Assistant Section Manager

    Thomas G. Valosin WB2KLD