Northern New York Amateur Radio Association (NNYARA) News and Information

The Northern New York Amateur Radio Association (NNYARA) 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 Mohawk Valley including Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Montgomery, St. Lawrence, Schoharie counties (the ARRL NNY Section).

NNY Emergency Communications (ARES, RACES, MARS) [click here]



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 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 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 on for details.

Field Day in NNY: Please check the ARRL Field Day Locator for information.


  Please see club web sites for listings and details. Clubs - please submit important events you would like listed on this page.

First Tuesday of January, April, July, November - Quarterly NNY Hospital Net, Whiteface repeater. 6PM.


June 14 - Public Service Radio Communications for the Black Fly Challenge mountain bike race. Contact Dennis N2LBT.
June 20~ 22 - Field Day weekend
July 19 - Piseco Triathlon - Hamilton County ARC - operators needed.
August 2 (tentative) - Riverfest, Lowville - BRVARC - operators needed.
August 2 - NNYARA Summer Picnic and swapfest at the Long Lake Pavilion. Details to follow.
August 3 - Lane 10K Lake Run, Lake Pleasant/Speculator - Hamilton County ARC - operators needed.
August 15(?) - Woodsmens 10K, Boonville - operators needed.
August ?? - Tibbetts Point Lighthouse activation for ILLW - Thousand Islands Repeater Club
September 13 - K2P @ Kring Point 1721 Roundtable Group / 7272 Ragchew Net / 7192 Nightwatch Net and VE3ORF/3730 Group
October - NNY Simulated Emergency Test. details TBD
October ?? - Boonville Town & Country 10K run - operators needed.
November ?? - NNYARA meeting.

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 starting at 8:30 AM on 3958.

NNYARA evening HF: We have tried to pick a time and frequency convenient for most people but schedule conflicts and QRM have been against us. Try calling on 3958 any time. You may hear NNY stations in the evening on the NYPON on 3925 at 5 PM, the NYS Phone, Traffic, & Emergency Net on 3925 at 6 PM, and the Top Band SSB Net.

The Top Band SSB Net meets 8:30 PM Wednesdays on 1945. KC2VMF in St. Regis Falls is usually net control.

You may also hear NNY Stations on the Carrier Net 3935 weekday and Saturday mornings at 9 AM (eastern) or the pre-net at 8:30; and ECARS 7255 8AM-2PM weekdays and 8AM-Noon weekends.

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.

Check club web sites for local VHF/UHF nets.

Attention NNYARA Clubs: Please email information about your repeater(s) to KC2WI.

Location Frequency PL
Blue Mountain 146.865 - 162.2 Hamilton County RACES / Bear Bait Radio Club W2CJS
Blue Mountain 444.250 + 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 147.000 -    
Fine 147.135 + 151.4 Oswegatchie Valley ARC. WA2NAN Solar Powered (Echolink)
Johnstown 146.700 - 100 Tryon ARC / Fulton Co. RACES K2JJI (Echolink node 510372)
Lake Placid 147.300 + 100  
Long Lake 146.640 - 162.2 Bear Bait Radio Club KD2BAD
Long Lake 443.850 + 162.2 Bear Bait Radio Club KD2BAD
Lowville (Crystaldale) 146.955 - n/a Black River Valley A.R.C. W2RHM (Echolink node AB2XN)
Lyon Mountain 147.285 + 123 Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club
Malone 147.090 +    
Malone 147.255 +   WB2YRB
North Creek (Gore Mt.) 147.135 + 123  
Old Forge (McCauley Mt.) 147.315 + 71.9 KA2FWN
Old Forge (McCauley Mt.) 443.175 + 103.5 KA2FWN
Plattsburg 147.150 + 123 Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club
Potsdam 147.390 - 151.4  
Remsen (Starr Hill) 145.330 - 71.9 KB2AUJ Linked to Auburn, Cortland
Remsen (Starr Hill) 449.925 - 71.9 KB2AUJ NYS 440 Link System
Saranac Lake 147.030 + 100  
Speculator (Oak Mt.) 147.165 + n/a Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club KA2VHF
Tupper Lake 147.330 + 100  
Watertown 147.375
+ 210.7 Jefferson County Radio Amateur Club KC2ELX
Watertown (Dexter) 147.030 + 151.4 Thousand Islands Repeater Club AC2GE Echolink
NOTE: Frequency changed March 2014
Whiteface 145.110 - 123 Emergency Only - Clinton County RACES


NNYARA Officers:
  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 Northern New York Section Manager: Tom Dick KF2GC

Northern New York Club Web Sites:

Adirondack Amateur Radio Association Saranac Lake
Bear Bait Radio Club Long Lake + Bridgeport
Black River Valley Amateur Radio Club Lewis County
Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club
Plattsburg area
Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club S. Hamilton County
Jefferson County Radio Amateur Club
Jefferson County
North Country Amateur Radio Club Potsdam
North Franklin Amateur Radio Society Malone, N.Franklin Co.
Oswegatchie Valley Amateur Radio Club
St. Lawrence County
Schoharie County Amateur Radio Assoc Schoharie County
Thousand Islands Repeater Club Jefferson County
Tri-Lakes Amateur Radio Club: Saranac Lake  
Tryon Amateur Radio Club: Fulton County

Other Nearby Clubs:

Boonville Amateur Radio Club
Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Assoc.
Rome Radio Club
Utica Amateur Radio Club
Warren County Amateur Radio Club


If your club is not listed or information is incomplete/incorrect, please contact KC2WI.

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