Sitrin Stars & Stripes Amateur Event

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

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.


Club Picnic September 2018

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.


N2CNY – Repeater Update! – UPDATE!

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.


Saratoga County Hamfest – coming fast!

This just in……right off our email…..directly from Peter W2BEW……so please read on….

You’re invited to the 33rd annual Saratoga County Hamfest on Sunday, September 9 at the county Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, NY.  Check out the attached (2-page) flyer – you’ll find something for everyone: new gear, used gear, parts and pieces, door prizes, bucket prizes, a VE Test Session at 8:30 in the village, a fox hunt, and, of course, delicious food all day! RW Antenna Store will be there, as well as many other buyers and sellers.

 Bring your Saturday ticket from the Boxboro hamfest, and we’ll cut our admission price in half!

 Hope to see you there!  73,

Peter – W2BEW


CNYARA – N2CNY Repeater NETS Update!!!

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.


Countdown to W4DXCC

Countdown to W4DXCC Logo

September 21st and 22nd, 2018, Pigeon Forge, TN

Hello Friends and Club Officials

I want to ask that you pass along this announcement about this years W4DXCC convention onto your club members and friends, thank you in advance.

Hello again from W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention. The response to this years event has been fantastic.

The Updated Main Program is now available online here W4DXCC Program

The convention has come together and as we approach September 21st we are ready with lots of Fun for all. Its not too late to come join the fun. Go here to make hotel reservations Hotel Reservations and go here for getting your tickets for admission and the Banquet Get your Tickets. Heck jump in the car and come over and pay at the door!

We have all of the leading radio and equipment manufacturers setup in the lobby with the latest gear for you to twist the knobs or click the mice. More importantly you can have a one on one to ask questions about the gear with the company representative in a relaxed environment.

We have a Ham Shack you can operate from that is manned with our knowledgeable team members to show you the correct way to operate all modes including the latest Digital modes like FT8. The shack is opened late to give you plenty of experience. Its a popular place after the presentations.

If you are new to ham radio and never really had an Elmer to show you the ropes be sure to attend the Friday Ham Radio Bootcamp. These sessions will give you the insight on what and how to have fun in Ham Radio.

Check out the Website and learn about the W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention. Go Here W4DXCC Convention

Best 73

See you soon,
Dave Anderson, K4SV
Convention leader

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.