Elmira Hamfest 2015 – Sept. 26th


SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 – 8AM to 2PM at the Chemung County Fairgrounds, Horseheads, NY

Tickets: $6 in ADVANCE and $8 AT THE GATE. Get yours now!


– Flea Market: 6AM to 2PM
– Vendor Bldg: 8AM to 2PM
– Pancake Breakfast: 7AM until sold out.
– Lunch: 10AM until sold out.
– FCC Exams: 9AM

Free Flea Market (price of ticket) – 1 Spot per ticket, Ham & Electronic Gear preferred.

Flea Market Parking for Sellers only!

Inside Vendor Area – Quicksilver Radio

Indoor Vendor Area Available – 8′ Tables for rent, Electric available.
Indoor vendor space available by reservation on a first pay – first serve basis.

Door Prizes drawn throughout the day.

Major Prizes drawn at the end of the day.

Be sure to fill-out and deposit your ticket stub in the drawing barrel at the ARAST Club table. The earlier you get the ticket in the barrel, the more prizes that you have a chance to win.

FCC EXAMS will be held at 9:00 AM On the grounds. Walk-ins welcome.

More info:




GPS Coordinates:
Vendor Gate
N 42° 08.661 W 076° 49.000
General Admission Gate
N 42° 08.743 W076° 49.233

New Check-in Method for Nets – Net Email

The CNYARA now has a way for anyone to check in to any of our nets…

EMAIL! – Yes that’s right, if you are a scanner listener and want to let us know you’re listening or a licensed ham and can’t get to your radio (shame on you..lol) you can check in with us via email here – CNYARANETS@GMAIL.COM

NOTE: This email will only be monitored during the FIrst Cup and After Dinner Nets and will not be checked any other time.

For general emails to the CNYARA please send emails to CNYARACLUB@GMAIL.COM.

Thank you!

73 – N2TOB

The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015


From the ARRL Website:

“The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 — H.R.1301 in the US House of Representative and S 1685 in the US Senate — would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land use restrictions.”

“The Amateur Radio Parity Act would require the FCC to amend its Part 97 Amateur Service rules to apply the three-part test of the PRB-1 federal pre-emption policy to include homeowners association regulations and deed restrictions, often referred to as “covenants, conditions, and restrictions” (CC&Rs). At present, PRB-1 only applies to state and local zoning laws and ordinances. The FCC has been reluctant to extend the same legal protections to include private land-use agreements without direction from Congress.”

I’ve written to my Congressman, and both Senators about this and I urge all Hams to do the same.

73 – N2TOB

Amateur Radio Becomes Primary on 1900-2000 kHz on August 6


From the article appearing at the website link above:


Amateur Radio will be upgraded on August 6 from secondary to primary in the 1900-2000 kHz segment of 160 meters in the US. That’s the effective date of the WRC-07 implementation Report and Order and WRC-12 Order portions of a lengthy FCC document released on April 27. Both portions appeared on July 7 in the Federal Register; the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) of the same proceeding was published in the Federal Register on July 2. The FCC also made a secondary allocation of 135.7-137.8 kHz to the Amateur Service, but this band will not be available until service rules have been adopted.”



August Meeting

The meeting for August will NOT be held on the 1st Tue of the month as it had been previously. Please see the Calendar for the new Date and Location.

Date – August 11th, 2015

Time – 6:30pm

Location – Denny’s – 200 South James St. Rome, NY 13440 – Link to a map is in on the Calendar

Hope to see you all there!