Category Archives: Amateur News

Field Day 2022

The Club will be operating from Oxbow Falls Park upper location this year on Saturday June 25th to Sunday June 26th. We welcome all who wish to visit, work some calls and just generally meet and greet our club members. Field day will be from 2 pm EDT Saturday to 2 pm EDT on Sunday.

Hope to see you there.

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SPRING SkyWarn Training

Spring SkyWarn Training – Online or in-person

Posted: 26 Apr 2022 04:57 AM PDT

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.

See the full training schedules at:

Binghamton (Syracuse-CNY):  http://www.weather.gov/bgm/outreachSKYWARNtraining
Buffalo (Rochester-WNY): http://www.weather.gov/buf/Skywarn
Albany(ENY) :https://www.weather.gov/aly/skywarn

Learn more about SKYWARN and Amateur Radio at: http://www.upstateham.com/p/skywarn.html 

Upcoming Onondaga RACES/ARES Training on 1/25/22

Onondaga County RACES / ARES Quarterly Training 

Tuesday Jan. 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM via ZOOM

 ZOOM LINK:  Go to RAGS website (ragsclub.org), Public Service page, for link.

https://ragsclub.org/ares-races-live-meetings/ 

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
k2vtt@arrl.net

Winter Field Day 2022 is Coming!

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.

Winter Field Day Link

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Local VE Testing sessions

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.

592 Hangar Rd, Rome NY, 13441
https://www.romeradioclub.com/?page_id=23

NEWSDR 2021 Conference

If anyone is interested, I thought I would put this up and let people know about it. Later this month there will be a virtual conference about Software Defined Radio. Check out the information below and at this link: https://www.rtl-sdr.com/newsdr-2021-conference-to-be-held-virtually-on-august-20/

NEWSDR 2021 CONFERENCE TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY ON AUGUST 20

The 11th New England Workshop on Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR 2021) will again be held online this year due to the ongoing pandemic. It is due to begin on Friday, 20 August 2021, 9:00 AM (EDT) – 5:30 PM (EDT). Registration is completely free. 

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International Space Station to be in Cross-Band Repeater Mode for Field Day

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) cross-band repeater will be available for ARRL Field Day, June 26 – 27. Contacts will count toward Field Day bonus points as satellite contacts and Field Day contacts.


Field Day rules limit stations to one contact on any single-channel FM satellite. Note that contacts made during Field Day by ISS crew would only count for contact credit, but not for satellite bonus points. ISS cross-band repeater contacts are also valid AMSAT Field Day satellite contacts.

The ARISS cross-band repeater uplink is 145.990 MHz (67 Hz tone), with a downlink of 437.800 MHz.

ARISS suggests that those unfamiliar with the ISS repeater may want to practice with it prior to Field Day. ARISS had planned to switch modes to the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) during the second week of June, but this won’t happen until after the first ARISS school contact following ARRL Field Day. The ARISS ham station will be off-air during spacewalks on June 16 and June 20.

Moravia Hamfest – 7/24/21

Moravia Hamfest – 7/24/21

Posted: 27 May 2021 05:41 AM PDT

Moravia Hamfest – (sponsored by W2JWW)

Saturday July 24th – 6am until everyone is gone?

2214 State Route 38A, Moravia NY 13118. (Next to the Cayuga Correctional Facility)

No admission or tailgate fees!

50-50 raffle tickets will be sold to help cover expenses. 

Lots of vintage and newer radio equipment  on display for sale or trade!

ALSO……. Cruise in for cars, hot rods, tractors and trucks that will be featured next to tailgate vendors.  

Bring the kids, pets or what have you….we want everyone to have a good time!  

Picnic tables, chairs and bathrooms will be provided. 

Food offered by 10-10 Barbeque of Moravia – awesome barbecue!!! ( https://1010bbq.com/ )

Contact Mike; W2JWW on the Auburn repeaters with any questions

The fest is put on by Mike; W2JWW     

Everyone is welcome !!!