Tuesday, May 24, 2022

International Museum Ships Weekend - June 4-5

 International Museum Ships Weekend is Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 this year.

 We will be activating the US Army Tug LT-5 located at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego, NY on both dates from 11AM until 5PM.

Ham radio stations will be setup in an attempt to contact as many of the other museum ships around the country as possible.

 He LT-5 is one of the last remaining tug boats used in the Normandy Invasion during World War 2 in June 1944.

 Stop by and make some contacts.


John Perkins & Larry Rusch

K2VTT                   KD2MTG

Cortland Hamfest - Sat June 11th, 2022

 The Cortland Hamfest, sponsored by the Skyline Amateur Radio Club of Cortland, will be held Saturday June 11 from 7 AM 'till noon!

Free outdoor flea market, 25 indoor flea market spaces available at $10.00 per 10' space, first come first served.

VE testing will begin at 9 AM sharp.

Breakfast provided by the 4-H Teen Council.

Talk-in on 147.180 + PL 71.9.

For details e-mail k2iwr@arrl.net.

Travel directions:I-81 to exit 12; turn left on to Route 281 South. Turn left again on to Fisher Ave, (8/10 mile) then right on to Fairgrounds Drive.

 From Ithaca: Route 13 North to Route 281 North. Turn right onto Fisher Ave, then right on to Fairgrounds Drive.

For your GPS: 4301 Fairgrounds Dr. Cortland, NY 13045

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Andrew C. Slaugh KB2LUV Secretary, 

Skyline Amateur Radio Club of Cortland, NY 

145.490 Repeater PL 71.9 Cortland, NY

Monday, May 23, 2022

17 meter Activity Group -

 If you want to have some fun or try out a new antenna - these are the guys to check out! They start on 17M at 17:30z every afternoon. Lots of check-ins from across North America and usually around the world. Great group of folks here. Check it out!

From Gary; K5IGO

Join us daily on the Activity Groups. Open to all. It is not a net, just a bunch of guys getting together daily to check propagation on these great bands. No roll call, just a list gathered up daily. Stop by and check us out.  73

17m - 18.157.50 at 17:30 - 18:30 UTC

15m - 21.383 at 18:30 - 19:00 UTC

12m - 24.970 at 19:00 - 19:30 UTC

10m - 19:30 UTC - Freq is usually picked that day

Sunday, May 22, 2022

New Southern Tier Ham web site/app

 Thanks to our friend Kris; K2RIS for informing us about a new Southern Tier Ham Radio forum/site.

Check out Seven3 for yourself at: https://seven3.net/dashboard

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Spring SkyWarn Training - Online or in-person

Spring SKYWARN Spotter Training Classes are coming!

Most upstate NY counties are conducting SkyWarn Training in April and May.

The training will be held at various area locations and on-line. This class is for beginners or anybody that has a general interest in weather (some advanced classes available). These classes train volunteers how to accurately observe and report hazardous weather to the National Weather Service. The classes are free and open to everyone; no age requirements, previous training, or equipment is required.

The SKYWARN program is a nationwide program that provides real-time severe weather reports to the National Weather Service. Trained weather spotters provide valuable lifesaving information to the National Weather Service and we encourage those who have an interest in weather to participate in this critical program. Despite all the technological advances, SKYWARN Spotter reports are still crucial to the National Weather Service in providing more accurate severe weather warnings.

See the full training schedules at:

Binghamton (Syracuse-CNY):  http://www.weather.gov/bgm/outreachSKYWARNtraining
Buffalo (Rochester-WNY): http://www.weather.gov/buf/Skywarn
Albany(ENY) :https://www.weather.gov/aly/skywarn

Learn more about SKYWARN and Amateur Radio at: http://www.upstateham.com/p/skywarn.html 

Monday, April 4, 2022

CNY Hams lost a dear friend this weekend! Roger Hamilton WA2AEW - SK

 CNY Hams lost a very dear friend this weekend! Roger Hamilton; WA2AEW, passed away Saturday. Roger was one of the nicest guys in Ham radio! We won't forget his big smile and handshake. All around great guy, always willing to help and gave a lot back to the hobby he thoroughly enjoyed. Roger had ongoing health issues for a year or two, but still remained active with both RAGS and LARC. He will be missed by many! Our heartfelt condolences to all his friends and family.

Obituary from Syarcuse.com:

Roger H. Hamilton April 2, 2022 Roger H. Hamilton, 81, of Syracuse passed away April 2 after a long illness. He was born in Syracuse and was a 1959 graduate of Hulburt W. Smith Tech Institute. He was a member of the National Guard for 6 years. He worked as a machinist for GA Braun and Nixon Gear. Roger was a Ham Radio Operator for many years and his call sign was Wa2aew. He was very active in RAGS and LARC. In his younger years, he played guitar in the band The Continentials. He was your "go to guy" if you needed to know something or needed something fixed. Roger is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter, Karen (Ozzie) Calabrese; son, Mark (Sue) Hamilton; grandchildren, Ashley (Larry), Aimee (John), Brandon, Cheyene, Logan; great grandchildren, Riley and Jack. Services will be private. No calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Feel free to leave a comment or story about Roger in the comments section below:

Monday, March 7, 2022

CVARA Hamfest - Sat. 3/26/22

 more CVARA Hamfest info at: https://cvara.net/our-events/bullthistle-hamfest/

More door prizes added to the Hamfest!
Arrow Antenna
Comet Antenna
Nuts and Volts Magazine
Ham Test Online
American Radio Club Tumblers from Ham Radio Prep
Artsci Publishing- Repeater Map Book & Directory

Hope to see you all there!  Tables can be reserved and purchased via PayPal by visiting our website: http://cvara.net/hamfest

Friday, March 4, 2022

Need help for Syracuse St. Patrick's Day parade - 3/12/22

 Need Help - St. Patrick' Day Parade!   

RAGS Public Service still needs additional operators for the parade. It is a fun event and the organizers treat us very well. Please contact Amir (K9CHP@arrl.net) or Walt (n2ikwkb@gmail.com) if you can help.

Jerry Wright, NK2C