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Northern New York Amateur Radio Association (NNYARA)

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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. Individuals and clubs are encouraged to join NNYARA.

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]


You are encouraged to check in to the NYSPTEN on 3926 at 6PM (and the 2nd Region Net at 6:30 if you want to handle formal traffic), and/or monitor the frequency  3925 after 2RN.

Please join the Facebook GROUP created by KC2ZTG and KC2WI

2020 EVENTS: de KC2WI last update 5/9/20, best info I have at the moment.Please send updates or events you would like included.

CANCELLED May TIRC Hamfest Depauville FD Thousands Islands Repeater Club Breakfast available
CANCELLED June Communications for the Black Fly Challenge mountain bike race. Contact Dennis N2LBT.
June 13~15 ARRL VHF QSO Party. Perfect opportunity for some mountaintop operation.
June 27~28 Field Day weekend. See ARRL Field Day locator or contact your local club. Due to "social distancing" concerns, operations may be different this year. Talks in progress for coordinated FD operations across the section. Please contact NNY SEC KC2WI.
June 27 Communications for the Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon OPERATORS NEEDED
August 1 Communications for the Lane 10K Lake Run, Lake Pleasant/Speculator - Hamilton County ARC - operators needed. Contact KC2GCH
August 16~18 Communications for the St. Lawrence Jr. Carp Tournament - OVARC - OPERATORS NEEDED. Contact WA2NAN.
CANCELLED August Communications for the Woodsmens 10K Run, Boonville - operators needed. Contact KC2WI or WD2ADX.
TBD if interest NNYARA Summer Picnic and swapfest
CANCELLED September 11~13 Communications for the Adirondack Canoe Classic "90 Miler" Old Forge-Long Lake-Saranac Lake please contact AARA / KC2VMF if you can help
September TBD Ham Picnic, Camping, etc. @ Kring Point State Park. K2P Special Event. All hams welcome. See Thousands Islands Repeater Club website for info. 1721 Roundtable Group / 7272 Ragchew Net / 7192 Nightwatch Net and VE3ORF/3730 Group
October TBD ARRL Simulated Emergency Test. NNY Section Activity "Fall Field Day" Please contact NNY SEC KC2WI if you are interested in helping to organize and promote.
October 17 New York QSO Party 10 AM-10 PM

Nearby Hamfests:
 May - TIRC Hamfest @ Depauville FD Thousands Islands Repeater Club
 July - Syracuse RAGS Hamfest (Cicero) See for details
 July - Utica Hamfest 'RADIOCOMM 2108' @ Deerfield FD. See for details
 September - Saratoga Hamfest (Ballston Spa) See for info

Please see club web sites for additional listings and details. Clubs - please submit important events you would like listed on this page.
The NNYARA Facebook group and page are also available for information sharing.


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. 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.

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 at 8:00 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 8 AM. Center Frequency is 3585.5 (USB). Initial mode for check ins is THOR 22. (info updated 5/9/20, check Yahoo group for latest.) or contact NNY SEC KC2WI.

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 June 14, 2020.* Download Repeater/Club List (pdf)
*If info in this list is incorrect it is because club/repeater owners have not notified me of changes.
Attention NNYARA Clubs: Please email information about your repeater(s) to KC2WI.

Location Frequency PL
Blue Mountain 147.075 + 71.9 Hamilton County RACES
Boonville (Jackson Hill) 146.655 - n/a Boonville ARC KC2NBU (Echolink node KD2AIT)
Carthage 146.700 - 151.4 WB2OOY
Cobleskill 146.610 - 123.0 Schoharie County Amateur Radio Association WA2ZWM
Copenhagen (Tug Hill) 147.255 + 151.4 CANAMARA / Jefferson County ARES/RACES
Corinth (Spruce Mt) 147.000 + 91.5 K2DLL Saratoga Co. ARA / RACES linked with Edinburg, Providence
Edinburgh (Fraker Mt.) 147.030 + 91.6 K2DLL linked with Corinth, Providence
Fine 147.135 + 151.4 Oswegatchie Valley ARC. WA2NAN Solar Powered (Echolink) / St.Law. RACES
Fultonville 146.970 - 100 Tryon ARC
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
Lake Placid 147.300 + 100 N2NGK
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
Malone 147.090 +   NG2C
Malone 147.225 +   WB2YRB
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
Providence 147.210 + 91.5 K2DLL Saratoga Co. RACES linked with Corinth, Edinburg
Remsen (Starr Hill) 145.330 - 71.9 KB2AUJ Linked to Auburn, Cortland
Rome 146.880 - 71.9 Rome Radio Club W2QFQ
Russell 146.925 -   KA2JXI   St. Lawrence County ARES/RACES trustee AC2RH
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 (Mt. Morris) 147.330 + 100 GARA W2TUP  Linked - Interplex Network NEFMRA
Watertown< 147.375 + 210.7 Jefferson County Radio Amateur Club KC2ELX
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 June 6, 2018

Location Frequency PL
Blue Mountain 442.750* + 103.5 *narrowband Hamilton County RACES
Burlington VT 443.150 + 100 NETARC W1FP
Cohoes(ENY) 449. 825 - 136.5 KD2BH
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
Lake Placid 449.675 - 192.8 N2NGK
Long Lake 443.850 + 162.2 Bear Bait Radio Club KD2BAD
Lowville (Crystaldale) UHF TBD     Link TBD (?Watertown/Old Forge)
Malone 444.650 + 110.9 NG2C
Mt. Equinox 444.050 + 100 NFMRA W1KFX
Ogdensburg 443.525 +   Mike N2MX
Old Forge (McCauley Mt.) 443.175 + 103.5 KA2FWN
Parishville 444.850 + 123 NT2W
Plattsburg 449.825 - 100 Plattsburgh Interplex
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
Tupper Lake (Mt. Morris) 444.700 + 110.9 GARA W2TUP Linked - Interplex Network NEFMRA will change analog-digital DMR
Watertown 443.150   151.4 Thousand Islands Repeater Club KD2CPX
Watertown (Dry Hill) 449.425 - 103.5 NYS East-West UHF Link System temporarily off air due to construction
Whiteface & Belfry Link 447.775 - 123 N2JKG

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

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 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 Facebook page
Bear Bait Radio Club Long Lake + Bridgeport
Black River Valley Amateur Radio Club Lewis County
Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club
Plattsburg area
Greater Adirondack Repeater Assoc. Saranac Lake  
Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club S. Hamilton County
Jefferson County Radio Amateur Club
Jefferson County
Mohawk Valley Amateur Radio Association Montgomery 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 new site under construction
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
Saratoga Co. Amateur Radio Assoc.
Utica Amateur Radio Club
Warren County Amateur Radio Club

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

See for info on other "upstate" clubs,repeaters, and events.

Repeaters and Clubs List - pdf for printing (2 pages)

A Ham's Guide to RFI, Ferrites, Baluns, and Audio Interfacing

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