Field Day 2018!

Field Day is upon us! Please join us if you can.
Saturday and Sunday
June 23, 2018 @ 2 pm – June 24, 2018 to 2 pm

FREE Center
Fenner Renewable Energy Education Center
5508 Bellinger Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035

Check the map below or the following coordinates:
42.990305, -75.762683

For general information: E-Mail


STEM Camporee

So here is the update:

The STEM Camporee went very well despite the rain all day. We were able to keep in contact with Virginia for most of the duration. We first contacted Pennsylvania Scout Troop and helped some Scouts receive their Amateur Radio Badge. Then later we contacted another Scout Troop, this one in Virginia and we stayed in contact, changing frequencies occasionally, for 4 hours on the same band. That was the best part of the day. Talking to the groups that came to our tent and letting them talk to fellow scouts in Virginia who were doing a similar demonstration. It worked out so well and JJ, Allan, Josiah and Marc all helped out with the days events. Later on Sean and his daughter came by and assisted. It was a wonderful time to share our hobby. Pictures are in the Photo Gallery, enjoy.

73, All.

Join us if you can.  The CNYARA Club is helping with the STEM Camporee being held at Griffiss Base, Rome, NY on May 19th.  We’ll be demonstrating some different radio protocols, contacts and methods.  Expected to be helping with the Scouts from about 9am to 4pm.  Will update after the event on how it went.  73 All.


SKYWARN Training

Just to let everyone know we have an opportunity for the BASIC SKYWARN class:

Thursday April 12th 630 pm -830 pm located:
Cazenovia Public library
100 Albany Street
Cazenovia, NY 13035

See: for a map.

To register go to this web address:

We recommend taking classes every 2-3 years to keep current. We have a lot of new stuff in this year’s program. Any questions contact me. We hope to see you there!


David J. Nicosia Warning Coordination Meteorologist
NOAA-National Weather Service Binghamton NY
607-770-9531 x 223
Cell 607-206-4748

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CNYARA Member W3RKI Rick Isaacs’s adopted Wolf Pahu passed away Saturday 2018-03-10. Pahu has been with the Isaacs family for 16 years and it was a heart felt day Saturday when he needed to be put down. Things were not well for the Wolf on Friday and got progressively worse on Saturday. It was in the best interest of the family that they have the Vet put him down. Please keep them in prayer as they go through this difficult time dealing with the loss of a family member. Our hearts are with you W3RKI and your wife during this emotional time.

Farewell Pahu, it was good having you around and being known by the Isaacs family. Glad they could look after you.


Technician Class in Syracuse

The Liverpool Amateur Radio Club is holding a Technician Class weekend.  April 21st and 22nd of 2018 at the North Syracuse Education Association building.  Location is 210 S Main St, North Syracuse, NY 13212.  Easy to get to and the class runs from 0900-1500 both days.  If there is any change will update the site here.  If you’re interested please contact please contact Peter Sochocki K2VGN E-mail 315-427-1364

If you need more information click here.

Fall Repeater Test

Here are some pictures of the repeater test that was going on in the fall. KC2FEV (JJ) and W2AND (Andy) with assistance from KC2YGF (Sean) were working on the test. The testing went well and there were some issues with the duplexer. Testing showed an issue with frequencies, but once that was figured out things worked well. One system needed to be sent back and fixed, but that has been returned and is working. We have a location planned in the spring and will hopefully have the repeater back up and fully functioning and online this summer. Stay tuned for more information and enjoy the pictures in the gallery. Thank you to Sean for the pictures.

Pumpkin Patrol Report

Pumpkin Patrol 2017 went well. We had two nights to watch four bridges. Everything went well with 19 people crossing one bridge and no incidents both nights. One night one vehicle forgot to start their engine to keep the battery charged and needed a jump start. They called AAA, but before they showed up the Whitestown police stopped by and offered them a jump start and they were able to get back on the air with minimal down time. They left their vehicle running the rest of the night with no further issues.

Bith nights were calm and warm evenings and it facilitated clear visibility and enjoyable times to be out sitting bridges for the protection of those traveling the Thruway. It was perfect weather for simplex and all could speak and verify their locations and status with no issues at all.

Thank you for all your support and thanks to all who volunteered to monitor the bridges.

Pumpkin Patrol 2017

Pumpkin Patrol: October 30-31 Bridges of the New York State Thruway

This event contributes to the safety of travelers on the New York State Thruway. It is a statewide event and is held in cooperation with the New York State Troopers.

Pumpkin Patrol 2017 in Oneida County (CNYARA)!

****We need a few more volunteers!**** We will be covering 4 bridges which cross over the NYS Thruway, on two nights, Oct. 30 & 31 from 7 to 9 pm.

We observe and report any unusual activity on these bridges to a net control. A mobile 2 meter radio is recommended however handhelds with a vehicle roof top antenna may work okay.

The net information will be forth coming as we finalize plans.

You will be given full instructions and identification credentials.

Contact JJ Philips at

NWS SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class

NWS SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class – Saturday October 28th, 2017

Location: Leonardsville Fire Departmant Fire Hall on Mill Street

Time: 1830-2030 (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

SKYWARN is a National Weather service (NWS) program developed in the 1960s that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meterologists make livesaving warning decisions. Spotters are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel, and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community. (paragraph courtesy of The Brookfield Courier)

Anyone is welcome to attend.

ARRL Field Day 2017

From: 2017 June 24-25

There arrived all total 5 CNYARA members to setup and run the Field Day from the Catlin’s Home in Pulaski. Rick (KD2HLD), Deb (KD2IUY), and Tom (KD2IUZ) Catlin with the assistance of Marc (KR2HWK) and Josiah (KR2ECP) Araujo (New Amateur Radio Operators Father and Son). Setup and prep work began around Noon and before you knew it we were on the air and making contacts. We had our teaching, safety and emergency stations and assignments. We had all our “bases” covered!

We were able to make contacts in the following areas. 397 on 80m, 11 on 40m, and 48 on 20m. Unfortunately we didn’t have a GOTA station, but we did process messages in a tent running a 2m station on battery and connecting to a repeapter for traffic passing that evening.

N2CNY operated as a 2F WNY. We ran on Generator and Battery with a Solar recharger setup and was able to process many stations. Some friends of the Catlin’s arrived and we put them on the air to make some contacts too.

It was a wonderful time. All in all we made some wonderful contacts and friends from the weekend and were able to learn some new things and fellowship together.