This weekend in the beautiful Thousand Island area will be a Ham Fest in Depauville, NY at the Depauville Fire Department Banquet Hall. 8 AM to Noon with plenty of door prizes and an all day breakfast! Also, there will be Testing during the Ham Fest and the NNY ARRL Section Meeting following the Ham Fest at Noon. For more information click the link below and have a fun Saturday.
Spring SKYWARN Spotter Training Classes are coming!
Most upstate NY counties are conducting SkyWarn Training in April and May.
The training will be held at various area locations and on-line. This class is for beginners or anybody that has a general interest in weather (some advanced classes available). These classes train volunteers how to accurately observe and report hazardous weather to the National Weather Service. The classes are free and open to everyone; no age requirements, previous training, or equipment is required.
The SKYWARN program is a nationwide program that provides real-time severe weather reports to the National Weather Service. “Trained weather spotters provide valuable lifesaving information to the National Weather Service and we encourage those who have an interest in weather to participate in this critical program in Binghamton NY. Despite all the technological advances, SKYWARN Spotter reports are still crucial to the National Weather Service in providing more accurate severe weather warnings.
Don’t forget that we have our monthly meeting tomorrow night at the Gorman Foundation starting around 6 pm. Food will be provided by one of our members and everyone is welcome to attend. You don’t have to be a member to be welcome at our meeting. The directions can be found on the left hand side of our website.
We hope to see you there and look forward to making your acquaintance.
Just a reminder about our upcoming February meeting. We will be at the Gorman Foundation 1081 Northside Shopping Center Oneida, NY 13421 – Map link is here if needed.
Also, we will be doing things a little differently. There will be a presentation on POTA (Parks on the Air) and the meeting will be following the presentation. The meeting this month will be a type of potluck as some members will be bringing for to share and pass around.
Everyone is welcome to join us for the presentation and to stay for the meeting afterward if they desire. We look forward to anyone that wishes to come to a meeting and enjoy some food fun and fellowship.
Agenda: – Admin Update – County Alerting – Public Service Events Upcoming – Activation / Deployment Preparation
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT – COMPLETE PRIOR TO TRAINING: – Prepare a list of equipment, supplies, etc required by you for a 48-hour deployment, away from your residence – We will review the lists and discuss at Training Session – Download from RAGS Public Service website the Frequency List and have frequencies programmed into your radios (vhf/uhf)
John Perkins – RACES Training Officer Amir Findling – Emergency Coordinator Walt Bordett – Assistant Emergency Coordinator Andriy Gronau – Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Notice sent from:
John Perkins; K2VTT RACES Radio Officer – Onondaga County email@example.com
Winter Field Day is being held on January 29/30, 2022. You can work from three different types of locations. It’s a great opportunity to learn new skills and try out new techniques.
You can be at Home, using your normal equipment and antenna. You can be Outdoor, where you use a location other than home, and is physically outside even in your own vehicle with antenna set up that is not fixed. Or lastly you can operate Indoor, using a location that is remote from your usually location and where an amateur station is not located.
It is an opportunity to test out your emergency communications procedures while also learning ways to activate in the field with limited resources. If you are interested follow the link below to get more information and prepare yourself for an interesting weekend.
Just to keep everyone up to date. The Rome Radio Club has started Amateur testing again. If you are interested in upgrading your license or just getting your Technician license to start into Amateur Radio, stop by their location the second Tuesday of each month currently to take your test. No CW (Morse code) needed anymore.
Here is the address and the website for more information.