CNYARA – N2CNY Repeater NETS Update!!!

We have moved the Nets over to the 145.210, -0.6 Offset PL 71.9 it’s official!!!!

Catch us on the 145.210 N2CNY Repeater from now on for the Nets.

Well for those of you that haven’t heard or haven’t been trying out the good old 145.210 -0.6 Offset PL 71.9, it’s back on the Air!!!

The station / repeater was put back on the air the 19th of August 2018 and has been in the early testing stages and final modifications / tweaks for the entire time.  Things are looking good for the repeater and there have been several previous users heard on it and some new voices too.  All in all things are going well and we expect to be moving the Nets back to the 145.210 very soon.  Should be within the next few weeks.  We will post something as soon as we have a date set for the cut-over.

We do have a report that as far as just south of Cooperstown our Repeater has been heard.

Stay tuned for further updates from the CNYARA.


Countdown to W4DXCC

Countdown to W4DXCC Logo

September 21st and 22nd, 2018, Pigeon Forge, TN

Hello Friends and Club Officials

I want to ask that you pass along this announcement about this years W4DXCC convention onto your club members and friends, thank you in advance.

Hello again from W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention. The response to this years event has been fantastic.

The Updated Main Program is now available online here W4DXCC Program

The convention has come together and as we approach September 21st we are ready with lots of Fun for all. Its not too late to come join the fun. Go here to make hotel reservations Hotel Reservations and go here for getting your tickets for admission and the Banquet Get your Tickets. Heck jump in the car and come over and pay at the door!

We have all of the leading radio and equipment manufacturers setup in the lobby with the latest gear for you to twist the knobs or click the mice. More importantly you can have a one on one to ask questions about the gear with the company representative in a relaxed environment.

We have a Ham Shack you can operate from that is manned with our knowledgeable team members to show you the correct way to operate all modes including the latest Digital modes like FT8. The shack is opened late to give you plenty of experience. Its a popular place after the presentations.

If you are new to ham radio and never really had an Elmer to show you the ropes be sure to attend the Friday Ham Radio Bootcamp. These sessions will give you the insight on what and how to have fun in Ham Radio.

Check out the Website and learn about the W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention. Go Here W4DXCC Convention

Best 73

See you soon,
Dave Anderson, K4SV
Convention leader

ROC City Net and Hamfest coming up

Save the date for Saturday August 25th, 2018 for the ROC City Net and Hamfest.

Free admission. Setup is at 6 am and gates open at 7 am.  Come to swap and sell and win and eat.  Door prizes, raffles and food from vendors and the restaurant on site.  Looks like great fun and you can even bring a table to sell your own items.

More detailed information can be found on their Facebook page. Check out this link for further details.

HAM Radio Off Grid / Portable

With the summer half over and things being what they are in California, which ARES, RACES and other Amateur Radio groups assisting and responding to the tragedy, it was brought to my attention that maybe some helpful information should be put out there.  The following website has some great information about putting together a Go kit and using Solar for QSO’s from Finland to Italy.  So take a look at some of his information and maybe it will inspire you to build a kit for hiking, survival, emergency preparedness, or even ARES or RACES assistance, or even for just having some Field Day fun.

Enjoy the site from OH8STN and what he has to provide.