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The Northern New York Amateur Radio Association is composed of ham radio clubs in the Adirondack Mountains and adjacent areas of northern New York State stretching from the Canadian border to the Northern Catskills.
The official ARRL NNY Section encompasses Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Montgomery, St. Lawrence, and Schoharie counties. However any individual or club can attend our meetings and events and join the NNYARA, no matter what ARRL section you are actually in. 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 meeting or event such as Field Day. Amateur Radio is a fascinating and educational hobby, and is also a valuable personal and community communications resource in emergency and emergency situations.
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]
NNYARA NEWS and EVENTS:
In the fall of 2014 fall we began holding a NNYARA/NNY Section ARES roundtable format net 8 PM Thursdays on 3963. However there have not been many check ins on a regular basis. THe net has been discontinued. Perhaps another time / frequency would work better. If you are interested in a HF net, please contact KC2WI or KF2GC and let us know what time might be best for you.
KC2WI has created a Facebook page for the NNYARA. Please like and follow it.
June 13 - Communications for the Black
Fly Challenge mountain bike race. Contact Dennis N2LBT.
June 14 - 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 17 - Black River Valley Amateur Radio Club Open House 6-8:30 PM Glenfield Free refreshments. See club web site for details
June 27 - Communications for the Tupper Lake Tinman Traithlon
June 27~28 - Field Day weekend
July 18 - Communications for the Piseco Triathlon - Hamilton County ARC - operators needed.
TBD - NNYARA Summer Picnic and swapfest at TBD (Will be in Long Lake unless some other club wants to arrange it.)
July 31 - Communications for Lake Placid Ironman 6 a.m. to midnight OPERATORS NEEDED - Contact
August 2 - Communications for the Lane 10K Lake Run, Lake Pleasant/Speculator - Hamilton County ARC - operators needed.Contact KC2GCH
August 13~15 - Communications for the St. Lawrence Jr. Carp Tournament - OVARC - operators needed. Contact WA2NAN.
August 15~16 - ILLW -??? Tibbetts Point Lighthouse activation by Thousand Islands Repeater Club
August 21 - Communications for the Woodsmens 10K Run, Boonville - operators needed. Contact KC2WI or WD2ADX.
September 4~6 - Communications for the Adirondack Canoe Classic "90 Miler" Old Forge-Long Lake-Saranac Lake - AARA
September ?TBD - Picnic, Camping, etc. @ Kring Point State Park. . K2P special event callsign. All hams welcome.
1721 Roundtable Group / 7272 Ragchew Net / 7192 Nightwatch Net and VE3ORF/3730 Group
October 4 - Communications for the Boonville Town & Country 10K run - operators needed - Boonville ARC. Contact KC2WI or WD2ADX.
October TBD - NNY Simulated Emergency Test
October TBD - License class in Long Lake with VE test session on Sunday. Fri 6p-10p, Sat 8a-5p, Sun 8a-? Long Lake Bear Bait Radio Club
October 17 - New York QSO Party 10 AM-10 PM
October TBD - Fall NNYSection/ARES//NNYARA meeting, Swapfest
Late Fall TBD - Technician license class in Lewis County if sufficient interest. Please contact Black RIver Valley Amateur Radio Club.
Please see club web sites for additional listings and details.
Clubs - please submit important events you would like listed on this page.
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. See the FireTowerRadio.net web site for more information. If you are planning to operating from a current or former Adirondack Fire Tower location - or any other interesting location in ate Adirondacks - let others know by posting on the FireTowerRadio Yahoo 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.
NORTHERN NY NETS:
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 around 8:30 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 10 AM. Frequency is 7036 (USB). Initial mode for check
ins is Olivia 8/500 centered on 1500 Hz.
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: information
current as of March 5, 2015. download/print
repeater list (pdf)
Attention NNYARA Clubs: Please email information about your repeater(s) to KC2WI.
|Blue Mountain||146.865||-||162.2||Hamilton County RACES / Bear Bait Radio Club W2CJS|
|Boonville (Jackson Hill)||146.655||-||n/a||Boonville ARC KC2NBU (Echolink node KD2AIT)|
|Cobleskill||146.610||-||123.0||Schoharie County Amateur Radio Association WA2ZWM|
|Copenhagen (Tug Hill)||147.255||+||151.4||CANAMARA KA2QJO|
|Corinth (Spruce Mt)||147.000||-||91.5||WA2UMX Saratoga Co. RACES|
|Fine||147.135||+||151.4||Oswegatchie Valley ARC. WA2NAN Solar Powered (Echolink) / St.Law. RACES|
|Glen (near Fonda)||147.195||+||KC2AUO Mohawk Valley Amateur Radio Association|
|Glens Falls/Hebron Burch||146.775||-||123||W2WCR system linked with North Creek (Gore) & Lake George (Prospect)|
|Johnstown||146.700||-||100||Tryon ARC / Fulton Co. RACES K2JJI (Echolink node 510372)|
|Lake George (Prospect Mt)||146.730||-||100||W2WCR system linked with North Creek (Gore) & Hebron|
|Long Lake||146.640||-||162.2||Bear Bait Radio Club KD2BAD|
|Lowville (Crystaldale)||146.955||-||n/a||Black River Valley A.R.C. W2RHM (Echolink node AB2XN) / Lewis Co. RACES|
|Lyon Mountain||147.285||+||123||Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club|
|North Creek (Gore Mt.)||147.135||+||123||W2WCR linked with Lake George (Prospect) & Hebron (Burch Hill/Glens Falls)|
|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||White Hill Parishville NT2W|
|Remsen (Starr Hill)||145.330||-||71.9||KB2AUJ Linked to Auburn, Cortland|
|Saranac Lake||147.030||+||100||Roland's W2WIZ|
|Speculator (Oak Mt.)||147.165||+||n/a||Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club KA2VHF / Ham. Co. RACES (open)|
|Tupper Lake||147.330||+||100*||KA2DRE *PL will change to 110.9 on July 11 2015|
|Watertown (Dexter)||147.030||-||151.4||Thousand Islands Repeater Club AC2GE 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 March 5, 2015
|Blue Mountain||444.250||+||162.2||Hamilton County RACES / Bear Bait Radio Club W2CJS|
|Burlington VT||443.150||+||100||NETARC W1FP|
|Fine||442.025||+||151.4||Oswegatchie Valley ARC WA2NAN (will be linked N-S UHF system)|
|Jay Peak VT||447.225||-||100||St. Albans Radio Club K1JAY|
|Killinton VT||449. 825||+||110.9||W1ABI|
|Lake George (Prospect Mt)||443.450||also linked to W2WCR 2 mtr system repeater on 224.780|
|Long Lake||443.850||+||162.2||Bear Bait Radio Club KD2BAD|
|Lowville (Crystaldale)||UHF TBD||Link TBD (?Watertown/Old Forge)|
|Mt. Equinox||444.050||+||100||NFMRA W1KFX|
|Old Forge (McCauley Mt.)||443.175||+||103.5||KA2FWN|
|Plattsburgh||449.775||-||123||CVARC W2UXC (IRLP node 8293 East Coast Reflector 905 channel 0 trustee Van NV2M)|
|Remsen (Starr Hill)||449.925||-||71.9||NYS UHF E-W Link System KB2AUJ|
|Watertown||443.150||151.4||Thousand Islands Repeater Club KD2CPX|
|Whiteface & Belfry Link||447.775||-||123||N2JKG|
NNY Emergency Communications (ARES, RACES, MARS) [click here]
|President||Dan Simmons KC2BEZ
|Vice President||Rick Sherman WZ2T|
|Secretary||Doug Sarr KC2WCE|
|Treasurer||Claude Premo WB2YDT|
NNYARA Membership/Dues: Individuals and clubs are encouraged to join NNYARA - $10 dues. Make checks payable to NNYARA and send to NNYARA treasurer Claude Premo WB2YDT, 95 School St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1625.
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||adkara.org|
|Bear Bait Radio Club||Long Lake + Bridgeport||www.bearbaitradioclub.com|
|Black River Valley Amateur Radio Club||Lewis County||brvarc.org|
|Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club
|Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club||S. Hamilton County||hamcoarc.org|
|Jefferson County Radio Amateur Club
|North Country Amateur Radio Club||Potsdam||sites.google.com/site/ncarcw2lca/|
|North Franklin Amateur Radio Society||Malone, N.Franklin Co.||northfranklinham.wix.com/northfranklinars|
|Oswegatchie Valley Amateur Radio Club
||St. Lawrence County||ovarc.us|
|Schoharie County Amateur Radio Assoc||Schoharie County||www.qsl.net/wa2zwm/index1.html|
|Thousand Islands Repeater Club||Jefferson County||tirepeaterclub.com|
|Tri-Lakes Amateur Radio Club:||Saranac Lake|
|Tryon Amateur Radio Club:||Fulton County||k2jji.org|
Other Nearby Clubs:
|Boonville Amateur Radio Club||boonvillearc.com|
|Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Assoc.||www.fhara.net|
|Rome Radio Club||romeradioclub.com|
|Utica Amateur Radio Club||uticaarc.com|
|Warren County Amateur Radio Club||w2wcr.org|
If your club is not listed or information is incomplete/incorrect, please
Repeaters and Clubs List - pdf for printing (2 pages)
A Ham's Guide to RFI, Ferrites, Baluns, and Audio Interfacing
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