It’s that time of the year again. Please take the time to vote. It’s this November 6th 2018. If you’re coming to our club meeting at the Denny’s in Oneida 1830 hrs (6:30 pm) that night, please don’t forget to vote before coming to the meeting. each and every vote matters and makes a difference. Don’t think that your vote doesn’t matter. Your opinion matters and is important to our system of democracy. We know several families that will be voting and please make sure you are one of them too. Not only is it a right it’s your civic duty. We won’t tell you whom to vote for that’s up to you, we just want you to get out there and show your vote matters and your voice does also.
Coming up on Saturday, October 06, 2018 at 7:30am | SUNY Polytechnic Institute 100 Seymour Ave Utica, NY 13502 is the Sitrin Stars and Strips Walk / Run. Radio operators are needed to monitor points along the route to provide information in regards to the status of the runners and the walkers during the event.
If you want more information in regards to what this is about check out this link. If you want to volunteer you can contact Rick Rogers, KC2ABQ at email@example.com.
Everyone and anyone who’s an Amateur Operator is welcome to assist. It’s a great event and we would love to have you assist.
So here we were up among the Wind Turbines on top of the Town of Fenner. It was a beautiful day in which we could enjoy not only the weather, but also fellowship with fellow hams and some visitors and some wonderful food. It was our annual club picnic and monthly meeting.
The group descended upon the the Fenner Renewable Energy Education Center around noon on September 15th, 2018. Everyone brought a dish to pass and their appetites and their wit. The grill started going about 1300 hrs and hot dogs and hamburgers were ready in short order. About a dozen were in attendance for the food, fun and fellowship.
Afterwards we took a couple of hours to raise the antenna up an extra 10 feet or so. We rerun the antenna cable by replacing it with a better more stable cable. We also readjusted the power supply’s location and overall made some great improvements to our repeater and its frequency footprint.
Enjoy the photos below and maybe next year you can join us. It was a great time to enjoy each others company and do some work on improving the repeater. A wonderful time was had by all and we’re looking forward to next year and our upcoming events. Stay tuned for more information.
Sky Warn class: There is going to be a Winter SKYWARN class Thursday September 27th, 2018 from 630 pm to 830 pm at the Oneida County Department of Public Works 5999 Judd Rd, Oriskany, NY 13424
see: https://goo.gl/maps/u2WPD7wbQWG2 for a map.
To register go here: https://goo.gl/forms/WawmZjsUqWvI527C3
Check out the link at the Rome Radio Club about their upcoming Hamfest this weekend. September 22, 2018 from 8am – 12pm.
If you’re interested in any Emergency Communications, especially in the case of storms or other disasters then there are some resources available and we will have more as time progresses. Maybe we will just keep updating this post with new information and maybe we will add a section to our links page. In the meantime, check out the information here: https://www.dhs.gov/safecom/field-operations-guides
Update: The time is the same for the picnic, but the date has changed. Saturday September 15th instead of the 16th.
Okay, so you already know that the repeater is back on the air. We have the CW ID broadcasting N2CNY every 8-10 minutes. We have some photos below and so far the repeater has been up for about two weeks and some change. We are still trying to finish up some minor upgrades and updates to it. As of this moment we will be doing some final, hopefully last changes to the equipment and antenna on the day of our club picnic, which is September 16th, 2018 at the repeater site location of Fenner Wind Farm. Directions are here. We are so glad to have everything in place and working. Please join us if you can. We are meeting at 12:00 pm (1200 hours) and all you need is to bring a dish to pass. You can contact JJ our club president with your dish information so we can coordinate that we don’t have all deserts or all baked beans. All are welcome if you can make it. We will be using the repeater (145.210 PL 71.9 -0.600) for call ins if you need assistance getting there. It’s going to be fun, in the mean time enjoy some photos and a video of our repeater/antenna.
We have moved the Nets over to the 145.210, -0.6 Offset PL 71.9 it’s official!!!!
Catch us on the 145.210 N2CNY Repeater from now on for the Nets.
Well for those of you that haven’t heard or haven’t been trying out the good old 145.210 -0.6 Offset PL 71.9, it’s back on the Air!!!
The station / repeater was put back on the air the 19th of August 2018 and has been in the early testing stages and final modifications / tweaks for the entire time. Things are looking good for the repeater and there have been several previous users heard on it and some new voices too. All in all things are going well and we expect to be moving the Nets back to the 145.210 very soon. Should be within the next few weeks. We will post something as soon as we have a date set for the cut-over.
We do have a report that as far as just south of Cooperstown our Repeater has been heard.
Stay tuned for further updates from the CNYARA.
Save the date for Saturday August 25th, 2018 for the ROC City Net and Hamfest.
Free admission. Setup is at 6 am and gates open at 7 am. Come to swap and sell and win and eat. Door prizes, raffles and food from vendors and the restaurant on site. Looks like great fun and you can even bring a table to sell your own items.
More detailed information can be found on their Facebook page. Check out this link for further details.