Net Changes 145.210

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.

Another Event Needing Volunteer Hams

The following is from Rick Rogers in regards to the Stars & Stripes Run/Walk on October 5th 2019. So if you are available and want to help out, contact Rick at the below informaiton.

I’m looking for a few good hams!

This is our 8th year supporting the Sitrin Stars & Stripes Run/Walk at SUNY Poly in Marcy, NY. The event this year is taking place on Saturday, October 5 this year and I’m hoping for operators to check-in at Net Control behind Donovan Hall (same place as recent years) around 8 am to get their t-shirts and printed maps/assignment sheets. Everyone should be on post by 8:45 and we will be all wrapped up before lunch. We’ll be using simplex again this year as that has worked well the past couple of years.

Please let me know if you’ll be available to assist and what your shirt size is so I can pull them when I’m helping setup the event Friday night.

Thank you!

~Rick KC2ABQ
MOARC Public Service Event Coordinator

Rick Rogers

D&O Print Solutions


1125 Stark Street
Utica, New York 13502

Phone: 315-939-1300
Cell: 315-525-0067
Fax: 315-939-1301


If you might be looking for an event to help out in and assist with using your Amateur radio skills, here is an opportunity for you. The Honor America Day Parade is being held on the last Saturday in July. July 27th, 2019 and it includes a 5k/Walk/Run a parade at 10 am (participation included) and concludes with the opportunity to witness the Concert and Fireworks that evening.

Hope you can help out and if not pass on the information to someone who might want to or be able to assist and have some fun.


From John Sallustio:
Contact Information at the bottom.

The time has come the Walrus said, to talk of a parade!

It is July and once again we are gearing up for the annual Honor America Days Parade.   First of all I would like to thank all of you for helping out over the last several years and I would like to ask if you would be willing to join again this year.   I am trying to staff 14 divisions and the reviewing stand as usual.  We are critical to the success and safety of this event.   We close the roads, we are part of the parade, we are part of the team! 

The traditional thank you gift is available again this year, reserved seating tickets to the concert and fireworks on the lawn of Ft. Stanwix at 8PM that evening.

For those of you with kids or grandkids that would like to accompany you in the parade feel free, this is a family friendly event and there is tons of candy thrown along the route.  If you have kids with you, I will generally place you towards the end so the kids get to see most of the parade.  Please let me know.  Also if you have any special request to have a particular group in your division, let me know.  I do my best to accommodate it.

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!

Parade/5K info (Same as last year)

July 27, 2019
Meet at 7:30AM at 1212 N. James St.
Street Closes at 8AM
5K race at 8:30
Parade moves at 10AM
~1PM everyone is complete.  You are released when your division finishes.

If you happen to know anyone that might be interested please feel free to forward this email and I can provide them with more information.

John Sallustio
Copper City Hospitality & Entertainmnt Inc.
6333 Kolton Dr.
Rome, NY 13440


  1. KA2ZNZ – JACK – 10
  2. AC2QB – DAVE – 5
  3. AK2Z – DOUG – 1
  4. K2JAF – JIM – 20
  5. K2KAE – NATE – 1
  6. K2QV – PAT – 1
  7. KA2JFU – DICK – 36
  8. KC2FEV – JJ – 6
  9. KC2IXV – LEN -20
  10. KC2ORH – SETH – 1
  11. KC2YGF – SEAN – 1
  12. KC2ZCA – ALLAN – 39
  13. KD2AIT – JEFF – 2
  14. KD2BRR – BOYD – 9
  15. KD2CDX – JUSTIN – 1
  16. KD2QNA – MATT – 24
  17. KD2RHT – CLIFF – 13
  18. KD2RKX – STEVE – 6
  19. KG2DI – BILL – 2
  20. KR2ECP – 3
  21. KR2HWK – 8
  22. N2ATG – TONY – 10
  23. N5AOW – BOB – 1
  24. W2AND – ANDY – 27
  25. W2JUV – AL – 1
  26. W2ZXN – ANDY – 3
  27. W3RKI – RICK – 2
  28. WA2SCR – MIKE – 1
  29. WA2ZON – CHUCK – 1
  30. WB2RLL – BRUCE – 13
  31. WN2IHJ – SCOTT – 16

IARU in Europe backing Amateur Radio

As has been going around lately, there is a bit of discussion and concern over the possible reallocation of the 2m band for use with Aeronautical Mobile Service. It’s been going around on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and many other social media sites including other websites in general.

Some discussions have expressed changes in the 144-146 section of the band and the 146-148 section of the band. It has been argued that ARES, RACES, Repeaters and other uses could be affected by this change. This is an issue with the European side of the band, but can have implications within other zones if it gets altered. Many people have been advocating that the ARRL and other proponents argue against this change and they are rightly to be doing so. It’s affects could be widespread and move from zone 1 to others over time.

Currently the IARU (International Amateur Radio Union) is notifying others around their zone and around the world through means such as the ARRL to stand fast that they are working to protect our bands and our rights to use them as primary. Continued discussions are going on as to how best the allocation could be done and how it can benefit both sides with out finding any overlap or interference.

Please take the time to read the current post on the ARRL website news section in regards to this. It’s very interesting and is worth the time to digest it. It can more clearly state what we are summarizing here. It’s going to take time and they aren’t allowing us to go quietly into the night on this. We have support, but keep pushing in the meantime because it’s important that we don’t back down either.

Restraint Urged in Response to 2-Meter Reallocation Proposal



Here comes another local ham fest. RAGS ( Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse) is coming the weekend of July 13th, 2019 at the Lakeland Fire Station, State Fair Blvd, Lakeland NY. It looks like it could be an interesting time with RW Antenna Store coming and also Universal Radio gift certificate give away. Want more information click the link below.


Field Day 2019 & Club Picnic

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.


MAY Net Control & CHECK INS

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
KA2JFU – DICK – 43
KA2ZNZ – JACK – 10
KC2FEV – JJ – 6
KC2IXV – LEN – 28
N2AGT – TONY – 1
N2STC – STAN – 3
W2AND – ANDY -28
W2ZXN – ANDY – 15
W3RKI – RICK – 5
WA2U – JOHN – 3