Category Archives: Amateur News

Evening Net changes

Hello Everyone,
We have started something new and want to see how it plays out. The evening net, After Dinner Net, has been adjusted to a one night a week Net. It will be run on Wednesday nights for the foreseeable future.

Still keeping the same time and frequency. 145.170, which is back to where all our nets are being run. Thank you for understanding and we hope to hear you on the 145.170 at our 8 am First Cup Net Monday through Friday and at 7 pm for the After Dinner Net Wednesday nights only.

New updated scripts will be forthcoming for our website in the next week or so.

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CNYARC

LARC Extra Class starts March 17th, 2020

Looking to get your General Class license upgraded to an Extra Class license and need some instruction and assistance? Want to take the test right after the class is over with the instructors? Well, here’s your opportunity.

Starting March 17th 2020 and continuing through to May 2nd 2020 the LARC (Liverpool Amateur Radio Club) will be holding Extra Class training. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Saturdays with the Final exam being on Saturday May 2nd.

Further information can be found at the following link: LARC Extra Class 2020.

-73 CNYARC

RARA Winterfest – Rochester 2/15/20

Come Join the Fun! Our tenth annual RaRa Winterfest is right around the corner! As always, we will have our very popular crockpot cook-off and everyone is invited to bring their favorite creation to share. You are encouraged to bring anything you can make in a crockpot. We anticipate seeing, and eating all sorts of soups, chili, casseroles, lasagna, pizza, stew and who knows what else. As before, we will be awarding prizes of RaRa membership points to the top entrants. We are also inviting everyone to bring a dessert to share and of course, we will be judging dessert creations and awarding more RaRa membership points for the best one. We encourage you to put on your chefs’ hats and wow us with your culinary creativity.

UPDATED OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS 2020

So as of our December meeting, we had elections and some offices have changed. Not a whole lot of change, but some. Each change of office was by unanimous vote. No abstentions or nays. It was an easy and comfortable change for the club.

President is still: Marc Araujo – KR2HWK
Vice President is now: Dick Billings – KA2JFU
Treasurer is still: Sean Phillips – KC2YGF
Secretary is now: Bruce Prindle – WB2RLL

Board Member members: Andy Dennison – W2AND, Bruce Prindle – Wb2RLL, Josiah Araujo – KR2ECP.

Now don’t forget that our next monthly meeting is coming up on February 4th, 2020 at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota, NY, 1830 hours (6:30 pm). Hope to see you there.

-73 CNYARA

Happy New Year & NEWS

Happy New Year to everyone. CNYARA hopes you had a safe transition from 2019 – 2020.

Here it is the first of the year and we not only have a meeting coming up on the 7th of January at our usual location, Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota, but there’s a Ham Fest this month. First our meeting, if you can make it we meet at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted at 6:30 pm for food and fellowship. Everyone is invited. Being a member is not required. We would love to have you visit and put faces with voices and call signs and see what we are going to be doing this coming year.

Now for the second part of news. Marathon is holding a Ham Fest, the first of the year in this area on January 11th, 2020. The event is open from 7 am to Noon. More information including directions can be found at the following link. SARC Winterfest 2020

Again Happy New Year and We Hope 2020 is a great year for you and your family.

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CNYARA

Christmas Party & Elections

Everyone is welcome to join us for our December 3rd, 2019 meeting again at Theodore’s in Canastota. Directions are found on the left and right of our main page.

This will be our annual Christmas Party with Elections for new officers. We are electing a new Board member and all four officers. So please come and join us and have a good time and some good food and put some names and voices with the faces.

All are welcome and all are welcome to bring a desert to pass for the meeting.

-73 and we hope to see you there.

ARES Opportunity

So, if you are interested in participating in some ARES practice and being a part of something else and have the time. Please, take the time to volunteer and listen and participate in on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 19:30 hrs (07:30 pm) on the following repeaters 146.880 (Rome RRC) and 147.240 (Kirkland).

It’s a great opportunity to learn some new Amateur radio skills and to listen in on what the process is and get familiar with ARES as a group. All are welcome and the group in the area is very forgiving and easy to work and learn with. It’s a great chance to get to know the process and those who are doing ARES and to be a part of this helpful service.

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Winter SkyWarn Training

Winter SKYWARN Spotter Training Classes are coming!

Most upstate NY counties are conducting Winter SkyWarn Training in October and November.

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. These classes train volunteers how to accurately measure and report snowfall totals to the National Weather Service. The class is 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,” said David Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist 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,” Nicosia continues.

See the full training schedules at:

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

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

full Binghamton NWS training schedule and deatils at:
https://www.weather.gov/bgm/outreachskywarntraining