Category Archives: Amateur News

For Beginners New to the Hobby

Fishing around the Internet and looking for some good information and hacks for Amateur Radio Operators an interesting site was revealed. For those that are just starting out in the Hobby and would like some assistance and some place to start. The Make site had some interesting things to post about Amateur Radio and here’s one that might be on interest to some of our new operators and maybe even some of the older more experienced operators including some “Elmer’s” out there. Something you can pass on to someone else.

Setting Up a Ham Radio Shack

Please enjoy and work responsibly and make sure you have your license.

Meeting Reminder for February 2019

Well, it’s almost time again for another monthly club meeting. Please see if you can make it and enjoy some fun, food, and friendly discussion. So, come and join us at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota, on February 5, 2019, at 06:30 pm. We hope to see you there and we can meet some new friends and put some faces to the voices.


New Amateur, Podcasts

The ARRL is putting up some podcasts to assists new Amateurs getting a start on things and just generally getting going in the hobby. Reaching new Amateurs and getting them going after they get their ticket has been an underserved area for a very long time. Sure clubs and fellow Hams assist with this, but sometimes the locations of new license holders are somewhat remote in comparison and maybe no fellow mentors “Elmers” are available in the area either.

Now the ARRL is putting podcasts out about them using the app Stitcher, Blubrry and Apple iTunes. The new podcasts are called “So Now What?” and they are starting March 7, 2019, and will alternate weeks with the “ARRL The Doctor is in“. If you want more information please follow this link to New Amateur Podcasts.

Sunday Snow RagChew

Attention Ham Radio Operators: We are planning a Snow RagChew this Sunday at 7pm. It will be on the 145.170 frequency/repeater.

If there is an emergency traffic net we will not be on.

Join us fellow hams, and let us know how much snow you got, and find out who will have bragging rights.

73’s to all KC2ZCA and the CNYARA

Jervis Library CNYARA Display

During the months of January and February 2019, the Central New York Amateur Radio Association has a display in one of the glass cases in the entryway that comes from the parking lot. At this time we have placed some QSO cards from members, a mobile and handheld radio, some information about the club and some other paraphernalia about Amateur Radio in general including some books from the past, out of print.

If you get the opportunity and you’re up in Rome and want to stop by the Jervis Public Library, take a look at our display. If you’re not sure where it’s at, here is a link to directions.

In the meantime enjoy some of the pictures taken to see what’s there if you don’t have the time or chance to make it to Rome.

Updated Officers and Board Members

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 now: Marc Araujo – KR2HWK
Vice President is now: JJ Phillips – KC2FEV
Treasurer is still: Sean Phillips – KC2YGF
Secretary is still: Josiah Araujo – KR2ECP

Board Member change: Allan Sundberg – KC2ZCA term was up and he is succeeded by Andy Dennison – W2AND as our new Board Member

Now don’t forget that our next monthly meeting is coming up on January 8th, 2019 at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota, NY, 1830 hours (6:30 pm). Hope to see you there.