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.
December 03, 2019 Christmas Party and Elections
First thank you to everyone that was able to attend the Christmas party. Once again Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota was a great host for us and we had a wonderful time. There was as always good food and homemade desserts that we brought. It was great and those that weren’t able to make it, we missed you. Hopefully you can make it next year and everyone is always welcome to our monthly meetings.
The results of the elections are as follows:
President: Marc Araujo – KR2HWK
Vice President: Richard Billings – KA2JFU
Treasure: Sean Phillips – KC2YGF
Secretary: Bruce Prindle – WB2RLL
New Board Member: JJ Phillips – KC2FEV
Congratulations to all and their new positions and their new terms. Changes to the website will be forth coming after the new year. Also new information will be forth coming about our club in the next week or so. Some new changes that have been not only proposed but necessary. More to come.
-73 To all and have a nice day.
Due to technical issues our repeater is temporarily down and all nets are moving to the 145.170 repeater until further notice and the system has been relocated.
It’s that time of the year again. Officers are due up for election, all officers are needing to be elected and also a new board member. Keep these ideas in mind for our next upcoming meeting, November 5th, 2019. We will be discussing the election of officers for our December meeting and looking into changes coming up next year.
Please don’t forget to vote in your county, state and national elections on November 5th, 2019 before you come to the meeting otherwise you might miss your opportunity that evening.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting and hope you can join us and see what we are about, who we are and learn more about Amateur radio.
-73 from your CNYARA Webmaster
Here is the information from out Net Manager KA2JFU for the months of July and August.
July – 24 hams — 206 check ins — 8 times no net — 1661 for the year
Aug. – 26 hams — 183 check ins — 7 times no net — 1844 for the year
For the last few weeks we have had our repeater up and running in a new location. We are holding our morning and evening nets back on the 145.210. It has some coverage and is working well so far. We are looking to make some changes in the coming weeks to increase out coverage. If you can reach the 145.210 repeater, please check-in on a net sometime and let us know who you are and where you are coming from so we can see out coverage better.
Thank you and 73 to all and we apologize for not posting more often. Things have been busy lately. Thank you for your patience.
Field Day 2019 is fast approaching. June 22nd and 23rd from 2pm eastern to 2pm eastern. With that comes our club Picnic following the closing of Field Day. Our Field Day QTH (Location) will be at 2016 Ballina Road, Cazenovia NY 13035. If you want to assist in setup we will be starting on Friday evening June 21st shortly after 6pm. It’s a great location and we are looking forward to this time we have this year and are praying for no rain.
Our Club Picnic will be following the closing of Field Day, in other words right after cleanup at the same location. So if your up to sharing a party with us and having a great time, stop by the above location around 2pm as we will be tearing down and cleaning up and getting ready for the picnic. We will probably start around 4pm for the actual picnic, but the more hands the quicker the cleanup and the sooner we can start the picnic.
The month of May saw the following Net Control Operators and as you can see we need more Operators as two of the stations are taking a lot of the work. If you can volunteer for a day or night Net please let KA2JFU know either through email or at the next meeting.
KAJAF – JIM – 4 KA2JFU – DICK -16 KC2FEV – JJ – 2 KC2IXV – LEN – 3 KC2ZCA – ALLAN – 15 KR2HWK – MARC – 3
The following are the Stats on the Check ins for the Month of May by Call Sign.
K2JAF – JIM – 21
K2VAF – VICKIE – 4
KA2JFU – DICK – 43
KA2ZNZ – JACK – 10
KC2FEV – JJ – 6
KC2IXV – LEN – 28
KC2MHD – KATHY – 1
KC2ZCA – ALLAN – 41
KD2BRR – BOYD – 9
KD2CDX – JUSTIN – 1
KD2GSK – STEVE – 1
KD2QNA – MATT -24
KD2RHT – CLIFF – 21
KD2RKX – STEVE – 2
KD4JRS – JEREMY -1
KG2DI – BILL -3
KR2ECP – JOSIAH – 1
KR2HWK – MARC – 5
N2AGT – TONY – 1
N2STC – STAN – 3
W2AND – ANDY -28
W2JUV – AL
W2ZXN – ANDY – 15
W3RKI – RICK – 5
WA2SCR – MIKE – 1
WA2U – JOHN – 3
WB2RLL – BRUCE – 12
WN2IHJ – SCOTT – 19