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Membership dues

Just a reminder to all CNYARA members .. The yearly membership dues have been changed this year as passed by Members in a vote. It is $15.00 dollars per License Ham and other member are assciate members in the same family . Please make this change in your dues.

So if you’re a Licensed Ham it’s $15.00 dollar no matter what your age is .

Thank You

Oneida County to hold workshop on disasters

The county Health Department will be holding an Emergency Preparedness Workshop next Tuesday to teach citizens what to do in the face of a natural disaster.

Oneida County was hit with several weeks of destructive flooding at different times last year, prompting County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. to announce the workshop at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center at 305 East Locust Street.

The workshop will be held from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. Participants should register at the website

“The events of last summer brought home the reality that Oneida County residents must be prepared to protect their lives and property in the face of a natural disaster,” Picente said.

“Every household in Oneida County should have an emergency supply kit, a well-rehearsed disaster plan and be well-informed about impending threats and how to best respond to them.”

The workshops will each be 20-minutes-long, and will have participants visit a series of stations to learn about various disaster risks and what to do in specific circumstances. Guests will learn what to do with children during an emergency, as well as what to do with family members with special needs and pets.

Participants will be able to build a free emergency preparedness kit, which will include a hand-crank weather radio, a first-aid kit, water storage container, waterproof document holder, a USB flash drive and a children’s book, while supplies last. The first 300 households to register will be guaranteed the kit.

“Each of us has a responsibility to ourselves and our loved ones to be prepared should disaster strike or an emergency occur,” said Phyllis Ellis, the county Director of Health said.

Nominations for Club officers for 2014

Here are your nominations for Club Officers for 2014

W2SMM – Scott – President
N2TOB – Toby – Vice-President
KD2CJS – Todd – Secretary
KC2WYC – Sandy – Treasurer
N2KKL – Pauline – Sgt. at Arms
K2SAC – Sherry – Board of Directors
KB2MUQ – Paul – Board of Directors

Everyone is running unopposed except for Sherry and Paul.
Voting will take place at the December meeting.

Hope to see you there.


Important Club Meeting Tonight!

Tonight is the CNYARA Regular monthly club meeting. We are holding our nominations for the 2014 Officers and Board of Directors. If you’d like to have a say in your club, and voice your opinon on the club’s future direction, then this is the meeting to make. At the December meeting we will be voting on this months nominations.

The next two months are the meetings to make if you can folks.



Farewell to K4PJS

K4PJS is relocating to Flordia. Phil was a great member of the CNYARA and he and his wife will be dearly missed. Phil asked us to pass this along to all members.

Phil asked me to pass this to all CNYARA members.

The trailer is full, the house is empty. We head out tomorrow. Please tell all we said BYE, and 73. I’ll be listening on 14.300 in the AM as soon as I get the radios set up. Please keep us in your prayers for a safe landing there. I’ll call you by phone to let you, and all, know we arrived.

Phil S.”

2013 NY QSO Party

The 2013 NY QSO PARTY is next weekend, October 19th & 20th

We have a record number of awards available this year, so get on the air and have some fun, and win a plaque.

Check out the rules and award availability on the homepage of our Sponsor,
the Rochester DX Association at:

See you on the air next week-end, CQ New York QSO Party !!!

Thanks, Paul K2DB

Tactical Antennas

Excerpt from Website:


In this lesson, you will learn about the types of tactical antennas and their radiation patterns. In addition, you will learn about fabricating field expedient antennas using various repair techniques.


ACTION: Explain basic antenna theory.

CONDITION: Given this lesson.

REFERENCES: The material in this lesson was derived from FM 11-32, FM 11-64, FM 24-18, FM 24-19, and TC 24-24.


Tactical antennas are designed for efficiency and ease-of-use, and are ruggedized to take the abuse they receive in the field. Some antennas are easy to use, such as a whip antenna that is used in high mobility operations. Others, like directional antennas, require a working knowledge of antenna engineering. All antennas either release or capture electromagnetic radiation.”