Sunday, July 25, 2021

Another Great Upstate NY Hamfest!

Hats off to Mike; W2JWW and his faithful assistant Lindsley; KM4ISJ for putting together the awesome Hamfest in Moravia, NY yesterday!


The Hamfest was well attended and blessed with a beautiful sunny day! There was lots of equipment for sale and quite a few faces we had not seen in a long time. Also thanks to the folks from Eastern NY who traveled 3+ hours up to CNY, along with a strong contingent from Rochester. Great to see everybody and enjoy some face-to-face communications.

More pictures below.....

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Batavia Hamfest – July 17th, 2021

 Batavia Hamfest  – 

Saturday July 17th, 2021

Alexander  Firemen Grounds   – 10708 Alexander Rd. (Route 98), One mile south of Rt 20, Alexander NY   14005   





Outdoor  Flea Market –  FREE Tailgating    6:00am – till
Buy/Sell   Ham radio gear

Everyone will be  required to follow
the New York State Mandate for outdoor guidelines
of social distancing and face masks, etc. 
 
Admission only $8.00 –
Talk In: 147.285  PL 141.3    Batavia repeater

Questions can be addressed to Luke N2GDU at: luke48@gmail.com

Thursday, July 1, 2021

RAGS Hamfest - July 10th, 2021, new flyer!

 


5/1 note from the RAGS Team:

Note we have the usual nice prizes, with the top prize being a $500 Gift Certificate to DX Engineering.  Universal Radio closed their storefront last fall, but they were gracious enough to donate a number of smaller prizes, again this year.


You can buy tickets online at www.ragsclub.org/hamfest and pay with any major credit card or PayPal.   We are still offering the 5 tickets/$20 group discount!!!

Also, Roger,WA2AEW, has tickets.

Jerry, NK2C

Thursday, June 24, 2021

"The Termination Event" .......more predictions on Solar Cycle 25



For the last year or so we have heard several predictions for Solar Cycle 25. Originally predicted to be a weak cycle by both NOAA and NASA, a new concept predicts something quite different. 

In this new concept in solar physics solar cycle 25 hasn’t even started yet. Scientists at the the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) predict that when oppositely-charged bands magnetism collide at the Sun’s equator, they obliterate each other and they “terminate.” Based on their research into previous solar cycles, it’s this event that determines the magnitude of the solar cycle, as well as when the cycle begins and ends.

If that “termination event” happens soon it could help validate this new theory and also see the new solar cycle 25 become one of the most active ever observed.

Learn more in this article from SpaceWeather.com: https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2021/06/11/the-termination-event/

NASA's official Cycle 25 prediction: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/what-will-solar-cycle-25-look-like-sun-prediction-model

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Hamfests are back!!! (Cortland/Skyline fest is a success!)

 Hats off to the Skyline Amateur Radio Club of Cortland on their awesome Hamfest today!

Unofficial tallies estimate more than 300 people and at least 60-80+ tailgaters! There was some obvious pent up demand after a year of Covid and even with a few rain drops at times, there were lots of smiles among the crowd. There were also plenty of deals and equipment exchanges among the hammies. 

(see the latest list of upcoming UpstateNY hamfests here: https://www.upstateham.com/p/2014-upstate-hamfests-that-i-have-heard.html )

Check out the 2021 Skyline Hamfest pictures below:









 


Sunday, June 6, 2021

Urgent Need - P/S Operators for Saturday June 12

We are short a few Public Service operators for the Y-Triathalon event this Saturday June 12the at Green Lakes State Park.  It is a fairly short morning event of about 3 hours.


Please contact Walt, N2IK, at n2ikwkb@gmail.com or Amir, K9CHP, at sarlabs@gmail.com if you can help.


Thanks,

Jerry, NK2C

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Field Day 2021

 Field Day is just a few weeks away........June 26th and 27th, 2021



If you want to meet some friendly hams or experience some different operating modes, why don't you stop by one of the many Field Day events taking place in Upstate NY. You will see various antenna and radio setups along with operators trying to share their knowledge and score some points making contacts through out the weekend.

 Its a lot of fun - so we hope to see you out there on field day!

What is Field Day?

Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, part public relations event – and ALL about FUN!  link:

ARRL Field Day locator:  http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator

Check out one of the following LOCAL Upstate groups below:
(*please also send us your groups listings to UpstateHam@gmail.com)


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Moravia Hamfest - 7/24/21

Moravia Hamfest - (sponsored by W2JWW)

Saturday July 24th - 6am until everyone is gone?

2214 State Route 38A, Moravia NY 13118. (Next to the Cayuga Correctional Facility)

No admission or tailgate fees!

50-50 raffle tickets will be sold to help cover expenses. 

Lots of vintage and newer radio equipment  on display for sale or trade!

ALSO....... Cruise in for cars, hot rods, tractors and trucks that will be featured next to tailgate vendors.  

Bring the kids, pets or what have you....we want everyone to have a good time!  

Picnic tables, chairs and bathrooms will be provided. 

Food offered by 10-10 Barbeque of Moravia - awesome barbecue!!! ( https://1010bbq.com/ )

Contact Mike; W2JWW on the Auburn repeaters with any questions

The fest is put on by Mike; W2JWW     

Everyone is welcome !!! 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Cortland Hamfest - June 12th, 2021

 The Cortland Hamfest, sponsored by the Skyline Amateur Radio Club of Cortland, will be held
Saturday June 12 from 7 AM 'till noon!

Admission is $5.00 each, and includes outdoor flea market space. 25 indoor flea market spaces available at $5.00 per 10' space, first come first served.

VE testing will begin at 9 AM sharp. To register or for information about VE testing only, e-mail wa2kfv@twcny.rr.com

Breakfast will be available, provided by the 4-H Teen Council.

Talk-in on 147.180 + PL 71.9.

Covid 19 safety protocols will be in effect, including six foot social distancing and masks required on the fairgrounds, both indoors and outside!

For details e-mail k2iwr@arrl.net.

Travel directions {signs will be posted}: 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 17, 2021

Ham Census - check it out.....

 from Southgate Amateur Radio News



Ham Census (hamcensus.org) is inviting all hams to take part in a unique survey. The project’s founders are looking forward to responses from both the United States and the rest of the globe, notably from Canadian neighbors to the north, the large Japanese and Thai ham communities, and all other operators worldwide. Questions deal with operating preferences, gear, the shack, views on regulations, clubs and associations, and importantly, about the future of amateur radio.

K3MRI, co-admin of both Ham Census and Ham Community, says: “We wanted to give operators a louder voice to better inform club leaders, associations, manufacturers and also regulators.” He continues, “we all want the amateur radio community to grow organically and collaboratively, and for that we need to know what operators are thinking.” K3MRI and his team are counting on operators, clubs, organizations and even ham-related businesses, to spread the word ensuring there is a large sample of respondents of all ages, all interests, and all nationalities.

More info at: http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2021/april/amateur-radio-census.htm#.YJpxdZBKhPY

Ham Census site: https://hamcensus.org/









Saturday, May 15, 2021

MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND - June 5-6, 2021

 W2LGA will be having a remote amateur radio station set up on June 5th & 6th for the Museum Ship weekend at the H. Lee Maritime Museum in Oswego NY..

Learn more at: https://www.nj2bb.org/museum/