Friday, September 17, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021
This is a two night public service event to be held on October 30th and 31st from 19:00 to 21:00
hours. The chairman is seeking Amateur Radio Operators who can dedicate one or both evenings.
Operators are encouraged to work in pairs and non-ham friends, family or pets are encouraged to
accompany them. Teams will operate from their vehicles (no walking or standing required) and
repeater coverage (146.31/91) is generally okay for handheld use although mobile units are
If you are interested in participating for the Onondaga County portion of this event, please
contact Al May, WA2KFV at email@example.com or by phone at
315-633-9280. Please specify your availability for one night or two and provide a contact e-mail and
phone number. If you have a location preference, please let me know when you register,
assignments are made on a first-come, first served basis with consideration as to where you live and
what bridge you covered in the past.
Most upstate NY counties along the NYS Thruway are also participating in this event.
From the September LARC LongWire newsletter
Friday, September 3, 2021
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Another successful 2021 Hamfest in Upstate NY!
Joe; K2ZX and the Roc City Net gang did it again! Nice weather and a great turnout with 350+ attendees, with the furthest person coming from Detroit, Michigan! Rich from RW Antenna store reported more than twice the business over their 2019 visit there.
There are still a few more Hamfests to enjoy this season! Don't forget the Elmira Hamfest on 9/25 - its also another one of our favorites!!!
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Friday, August 20, 2021
Friday, August 6, 2021
International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2021
70 Lighthouse St. Rochester, NY 14612
The Rochester Amateur Radio Association, (RARA) will set up HAM RADIO STATIONS for this weekend. They will be contacting other stations around the World and U.S. Come learn more about Ham Radio.
An annual event since 1998, ILLW began as the Scottish Northern Lights Award run by the Ayr Amateur Radio Group. The history of the event can be found at https://illw.net/. This event has grown to attract over 500 lighthouse entries located in over 40 countries. This is a great event for all experience levels. It is not a contest and there are no prizes.
Learn more about ILLW weekend sites at: https://illw.net/
Here is a little more about the history of our Rochester lighthouse:
Founded in 1983, the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society’s mission is to preserve and maintain the Genesee Lighthouse Tower (1822), the Lighthouse Keeper's House (1863), and its historic acreage as an educational center. Open to the public, local residents and visitors from around the world can learn the story of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, lock-ups of Charlotte, and saving Lives on Lake Ontario by the Government Agencies of Charlotte. There is also a display of Ontario Beach Park, marine history and the International Peace Garden. As commercial marine trade increased, so did the need to establish a lighthouse for safely guiding boat traffic into and out of the “Port of the Genesee” whose entrance was partially blocked by sandbars. In 1822 the United States Government acquired the choice bluff site and solicited proposals to build a lighthouse, lantern, dwelling house and well, at the mouth of the Genesee. Another larger dwelling house was constructed in 1863.
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Sunday, July 25, 2021
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.....
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 1, 2021
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.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
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