Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tech Class coming in November!

The Bear Bait Radio Club is having a Amateur Radio Technician Class and VE test session on 11/15 and 11/16 at the Clay Welcome Center on RT. 31, Clay NY. It's from 8-5 each day. Lunch will be provided.

Thanks to the club for all its efforts here in CNY and in the Adirondacks!

More information on the club website:

Friday, October 24, 2014

Boonville Amateur Radio Club

Jeff; KD2AIT from the Boonville club dropped me a line this week updating us on the clubs wide coverage north country 146.655 repeater (no PL) and nightly net.  They have also done some recent upgrades to the repeater, so try it out. You can also access this repeater through Echolink on node #796920. Learn more at their web site listed below.

They also have a club Christmas Party coming up on December 12th open to all Hams. See the club web site for more information.

Check out the Boonville ARC web site at:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A couple of radio events this weekend!

The weekend of October 18 holds two radio events that you can participate in. One is the Jamboree On The Air, connecting scouts from all over the world via radio. See for more details.You may find scouts on local repeaters, simplex or out on the HF bands. This is a great opportunity to expose young people to our great hobby!

The other is the NY State QSO Party. This is sponsored by the Rochester DX Association.

RDXA sponsors the New York State QSO Party Sat.10/18-Sun.10/19, 2014

October 18, 2014 – 1400 UTC thru 
October 19, 2014 – 0200 UTC
-learn more about the NY QSO Party at:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Listen to Auburn and Cayuga County Police and Fire (...and many others) on-line

Many of the local Police and Fire frequencies are only accessible these days with a pricey Digital P25 Scanner. But there is another way....Listen on-line on Broadcastify.......go try the links below:

Listen to Auburn and Cayuga County Police and Fire on-line with your PC or smart phone.

Link to Cayuga County Police, Fire and EMS:

Link to online Auburn Police and Fire:

 -lots of other agencies and frequencies are available too! Search around on Broadcastify!

Link to NY State listings:

Thanks to Jim WT2W for the tip!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Ham Radio VE Exams in Liverpool NY - 10/18/14


Ham Radio VE Exams will be held October 18, 2014  at the Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip
Street, Liverpool, with registration noon to 1p.m. in  the Sargent Room.
Open to all working for their new Ham ticket or a license upgrade.
Bring two forms of ID, one with your picture and $14 fee (cash or M.O.)
>  >  >  NEW from the FCC:
Hams  holding  a  license  in the past  which has expired,  can now  submit a copy of   your past license, take the current Technician Exam    -- upon passing,   the FCC will return you to your Amateur Radio License.

Questions? e-mail us at     / from the SYRACUSE VE EXAM TEAM

Friday, October 3, 2014

Echolink added to the WN8Z 149.39 repeater in Fulton

149.39 update from Pat; WN8Z:

I've installed Echolink on the WN8Z (147.39 pl 103.5) repeater located in Fulton, NY. This gives excellent handheld coverage especially to the cities of Oswego and Fulton and covers Oswego County. Node # 7390.

Also on 10/2 we got the signal back to its previous performance with a fix to a recent feed line problem with the top mounted 2M antenna. The next project before winter is to side mount a DB-224 antenna at the top - hopefully before the first snow flies...

A big thanks to Volney Multiplex, Inc. of Fulton, NY for the donated tower space and for providing emergency generator and internet service directly to the repeater shack. - Pat