Thanks to Pete Kitt; KC2GQR for this updated list!
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Sunday, November 22, 2020
For the 15th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets will be presenting The Santa Net on 3.916 MHz. Good
girls and boys can talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly at 7:15 PM (Central) starting Friday, November 27, 2020. The Santa Net will run nightly at 7:15 PM Central through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020.
Pete Thomson (KE5GGY), of The 3916 Nets, commented on The 3916 Santa Net. He said, "Christmastime and Santa Net are the best time of the year on 3916. We enjoy helping young people and their families have a shared Christmas experience that they'll always remember. And we get to introduce young people to the magic of amateur radio."
Youngsters can talk to "Santa at The North Pole" via strategically placed operators who relay the voice of Santa. Thomson said that The Santa Net is a team effort that involves the efforts of a number of 3916 Net members. He said, "In our first year, we connected 10 kids to Santa on Ham Radio and it's grown steadily since. This year we should connect over 800 children with Santa Claus."
Prior to each night's Santa Net, pre-net check-ins can be made at www.cqsanta.com Third party rules and regulations apply.
The Santa Nets are presented annually by The 3916 Nets. The Rag Chew Crew, The Tailgaters and The Freewheelers are all amateur radio nets that meet on 3.916 MHz nightly. For more information on The 3916 Nets, go to http://www.3916nets.com For more information on The Santa Net, email KE5GGY at Gmail dot com.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Folks its that time again!
Winter SKYWARN Spotter Training Classes are coming!
Most upstate NY counties are conducting Winter SkyWarn Training in October and November.
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. These classes train volunteers how to accurately measure and report snowfall totals to the National Weather Service. The class is 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," said David Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist in Binghamton NY. "Despite all the technological advances, SKYWARN Spotter reports are still crucial to the National Weather Service in providing more accurate severe weather warnings," Nicosia continues.
See the full training schedules at:
Binghamton (Syracuse): http://www.weather.gov/bgm/outreachSKYWARNtraining
Buffalo (Rochester): http://www.weather.gov/buf/Skywarn
Learn more about SKYWARN and Amateur Radio at: http://www.upstateham.com/p/skywarn.html
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
...and there is lots more going on with the AWA.
More details here: https://antiquewireless.org/homepage/news/
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Wander the virtual exhibit hall but be sure to check out the lectures by some notable speakers...........
QSO Today called on its former guests and other expert amateur radio operators to create an amazing series of lectures in webinar format from one of our five virtual lecture halls.
All lectures are:
-fully live interactive with speaker during the session hour
-collateral materials are downloadable in PDF format
-everything available up to 30 days beyond the presentation
Some of the lectures/speakers:
Saturday, July 11, 2020
The Lancaster Amateur Radio Club, W2SO is at Alexander Firemens Recreation Hall.
4h · Alexander, NY
URGENT: It is with great disappointment that we are being forced to CANCEL the Batavia/Alexander Hamfest scheduled for 7/18/2020 at the last minute. Late yesterday we became aware of an issue between the Genesee County Health Department and NYS with regard to our event. Our friends at the Alexander Fire Department and Genesee County Emergency Management Services and the Genesee Health Department worked hard over the last 24 hours to resolve the issue but could not. Being faced with the potential for large fines for both the Fire Department and our club, we are being forced to cancel the event. questions can be directed to Luke N2GDU at email@example.com