ROC City Net and Hamfest coming up

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.

HAM Radio Off Grid / Portable

With the summer half over and things being what they are in California, which ARES, RACES and other Amateur Radio groups assisting and responding to the tragedy, it was brought to my attention that maybe some helpful information should be put out there.  The following website has some great information about putting together a Go kit and using Solar for QSO’s from Finland to Italy.  So take a look at some of his information and maybe it will inspire you to build a kit for hiking, survival, emergency preparedness, or even ARES or RACES assistance, or even for just having some Field Day fun.

Enjoy the site from OH8STN and what he has to provide.

This just in…Retired HAM items for sale

This information was sent to us through our Facebook page. I want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity since it’s only a week away. More info will be added if any more becomes available.

Opens at 8 am, Aug 4th, 2018


We are contacting Central NY Amateur Radio organization officers hoping that you would be willing to forward to your membership this notice of a garage/lawn sale to be held at 4102 State Route 104, New Haven NY (W of Mexico, E of Oswego), August 4th 2018, doors/sale opens at 8 am at which numerous pieces of ham gear belonging to Ted, WA2YWT, who has recently moved to a senior living facility, will be offered for sale.
Among the MANY items to be offered are:

• Kenwood TS680S 160M-6M + WARC transceiver, Kenwood SP230 spkr, MC-50 desk mic

• Yeasu FT-757GX 160M-10M + WARC transceiver, Kenwood SP430 speaker

• Ameritron AL572 “near legal limit” 160M-10M linear amplifier (four 572B triodes)

• Palstar AT1500DT antenna tuner (160M- 6M, 1500W)

• Ameritron ATP-102 tuning pulser, Palomar tuner-tuner

• Hallicrafters SX99 Receiver, matching speaker and Heathkit QF1 Q multiplier

• Heathkit DX60B transmitter, Heathkit HG-10 VFO, D104 desk mic

• Vectronics VC-300D antenna tuner

• MFJ-945E antenna tuner

• Icom IC-229H 2 meter transceiver

• Icom IC-PCR1000 software defined radio

• SECO model 107 tube tester

• Kenwood KA-74 Integrated stereo amp, Kenwood GE-44 graphic EQ, AM/FM tuner

Keys, paddles, coax switches, VTVMs, VOMs, Heil headset, Radio Shack PRO-433 scanner, Timewave DSP-59 audio filter, Autek QF-1 active filter, Heathkit 6er, Heathkit IO-21 ‘scope, Heathkit IG-102 sig gen, 2 collectable GE Mickey Mouse clock radios, antenna rotator, 11 element 2 meter beam, 6 meter Ringo vertical ant, vintage Eldico 2 meter AM rig (rough!), computers, many more goodies, gizmos, stuff and things. Bring the XYL-household items too!

BCNU Aug 4 in New Haven

Honor America Days Parade – Volunteers Needed 2018

Volunteers are needed for the Honor America Days Parade on June 28 in Rome, NY.

This will be one of the most interesting experiences you will have working a public service event. You are not a bystander, you are a participant! You will actually drive your vehicle in the parade, please make sure it’s presentable. Our role has not changed from previous years. We block the side roads off at 8AM for the Road Race and then assist the parade marshals in lining up the divisions. Our primary responsibility is to report changes to the lineups. You will then lead your division on the parade route to the finish at Dominick and James St. at Ft. Stanwix. I will have full parade lineups and maps for everyone Saturday morning.

Please call John Sallsutio for more info:

John Sallsutio
Copper City Communications
6333 Kolton Dr.
Rome, NY 13440
P: 315-292-4323
F: 315-533-4006

Field Day 2018 Update

Field Day 1028 was a great success. We were able to make close to 300 contacts. 11 contacts were QRP and we had some great visitors including a few from some public agencies. We will have a further update at our next meeting which is July 10th. The Fenner Wind Farm was so nice to have as our location and we thank them greatly for the use and their hospitality. We had great help in setting up and taking down and also with running radios. It was a wonderful time and we are already planning for next year.

Below are some pictures of our time there.


Field Day 2018 Pictures