Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tuesday night 6 meter net!

Keeping 6 meters alive!

Join Brian; KB2VSN at 7pm on the Tuesday night 6 meter net each week on the 53.67 mhz KD2SL, Syracuse and 53.05 mhz K2INH Auburn repeaters.The Net is sponsored by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA). The NET is open to all licensed Hams. More people have been showing up each week, so come join the fun.

 Join some of the gang on 50.400 mhz AM and 50.137 mhz SSB after the NET for more 6 meter fun on the "Magic Band"! 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Operators needed in the Adirondacks - Black Fly Challenge

The Black Fly Challenge is a 40-mile destination (one-way) gravel grinder bicycle race. Over half the BFC race course includes gravel roads through the wild & scenic Moose River Recreation Area between Inlet and Indian Lake.

They are still looking for additional Amateur radio operators willing to participate on Saturday, June 11th. The race starts from Inlet NY this year. We have lots of locations with as much or as little challenge as you desire. We will primarily be operating high power mobiles to repeaters on Blue, Gore and McCauley Mountains, though some HF NVIS and simplex 2M communications may be utilized.

Get the details here:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Don't miss the Cortland Hamfest - Saturday - June 11th!

Skyline Radio Club - 34th Annual Cortland Hamfest
June 11, 2016 (Saturday)  7AM – 12PM

Cortland County Fairgrounds
4849 Fairgrounds Dr.
Cortland, NY 13045

Admission: $5.00 per person, children under 12 free
Outdoor flea market free with paid admission.
Indoor flea market $5.00 per 10’ space plus admission. (Note: Indoor flea market is first come first served)

For info:; e-mail or visit our facebook page

VE Tests at 9AM, no late entry allowed. Walk-ins welcome, although pre-registration is encouraged.
E-mail; indicate which test you would like to take

Coffee and donuts will be available on site. Breakfast and lunch will be available at Hydes Diner or other nearby restaurants.

Travel directions {signs will be posted}: From the North or South: 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.

Buffalo area - Ride For Roswell - Volunteers Needed!!

Subj: Ride For Roswell - Volunteers Needed!!


Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the premier Cancer research and treatment
facility in Buffalo, NY is in need of volunteers to ensure the success
of the 21st annual Ride for Roswell.  The fundraiser, with over 9,000 bicycle
riders, is being held Saturday, June 25, 2016 covering multiple counties as
well as Canada. (Yes, Field Day weekend). Most positions along the route
will be completed by 3pm.

Amateur Radio Operators are Urgently needed to support the Ride by acting
as support vehicles on the course and to provide vital communications for
the event as well as working in the operations center. If you can assist in this
public service event, contact Joe - for more information.


Non Amateur volunteer opportunities include Route Guides and Start/Finish
line drivers. If you can help for a few hours or the entire day please visit - and register or call 716-843-7433 for more information.


ARRL Western New York Section
Section Manager: Laura Mueller, N2LJM

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rochester Hamfest update!

Its just over a week away from the Rochester Hamfest on  Saturday May 28th!

RARA has some updated information and a nice summary of the upcoming event and its history.

Check it out .....Click HERE to read a Special Hamfest 2016 edition of the RaRa RAG!

Come one, come ALL!

The Rochester Hamfest - Saturday MAY 28, 2016

Gates open at 6 AM - Rain or Shine
Point your GPS to: 178 Primrose St. Rochester NY 14615

Only $5.00 per person admission and $5.00 per space to tailgate
Youths under 18 admitted FREE with a paying adult
RARA members admitted FREE
FREE VE Testing
Fantastic new food vendors
Hourly raffle prizes
... and much, much more...

Thursday, May 12, 2016

2016 Boilermaker Communications - can you help?

Are you interested in volunteering for the 2016 Boilermaker 15K running race in Utica?

Learn more about this event at:

This famous Upstate NY event takes place on Sunday morning July 10th in Utica NY........We have several operator openings.......A great opportunity to see the race up close......There is a Big Volunteer party Friday Evening (about 3000 volunteers will be there) and also a Huge post race party on the  West End Brewery grounds (a mad house :-) after the race...

OH YEAH.....I forgot to mention.......Everybody has to be at their station by 7:00 AM. Your duties will be a maximum of 4 hrs, depending on your position.

Please give Bud (W2GLN) a call at 735-8798 or call Bob Decker (AA2CU) at 797-6614 or e-mail me at

If you are interetsed please contact us ASAP....We have to submit our vounteer roster by the May 23rd.....Please contact me if you have questions or would like to sign up.

Thanks for your consideration -73 - Bud; W2GLN

Monday, May 9, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

Upcoming local events for May 2016

May 15, 2016 - "Breakfast with the Hams" 10am (sponsored by "just a bunch of Hams") at the "Finally Ours Diner" is at 3788 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY Details here, Link:

May 21, 2016 - Thousand Islands Repeater Club Swapfest/Hamfest at the Depauville Fire Department Banquet Hall, 15191 School Street, Depauville, NY. Link:

May 28, 2016 - Rochester Hamfest (RARA), new location - indoors and out! website link: