Thursday, May 25, 2017

Volunteers needed for the 2017 Tour de Cure on Saturday June 10th

The Rochester Amateur Radio Association is looking for help with the 2017 Tour de Cure event. They are presently short about 25 Ham radio operators!  Other area clubs like SIARC and Drumlins are also helping to support this event.

The event is Saturday, June 10th, running from around 6 am to 5pm.  All day help is greatly appreciated, but if you can only help half a day, that will also be a great help.

There is also a need for non-Ham volunteers for jobs such as phone operators and directing riders at rest stops.

If you can help, even for part of the day, go to the following websites and sign up ASAP.

Thank you very much for your help.

For Ham Radio volunteers, go to:  and click on "Sign Up" next to Tour de Cure and filll out the form. Also feel free to contact SIARC -inquires or volunteers contact Tom  KB2NCI:

For other volunteers, go to:

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cortland Hamfest - June 10th, 2017

The Skyline Amateur Radio Club will host their 35th annual Cortland Hamfest.

Date: Saturday June 10, 2017
Time: 7:00AM 'till noon
Location: Cortland County Fairgrounds, 4849 Fairgrounds Dr, Cortland NY. Enter from Fisher Ave. Admission is $5.00, 12 and under free.

20 indoor flea market spaces are available for $5.00 per 10' space, first come first served. Outdoor flea market is free.

VE testing will be held for all levels beginning at 9:00AM, with no late entry allowed. Bring a driver's license or passport for ID, the $15.00 exam fee, and two number 2 pencils with eraser. Calculators are allowed with all memories wiped clean.

Food will be provided by the Cortland 4-H

RW Antenna Store and Al-tech Electronics will be there. RW Antenna Store has expanded their line, and is taking pre-orders to deliver to you at the 'fest; e-mail or call them at 716-434-9216

We hope to see you there!
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Andrew C Slaugh KB2LUV

Thursday, May 18, 2017

2017 Boilermaker Communications - can you help?

Are you interested in volunteering for the 2017 Boilermaker 15K running race in Utica?

Learn more about this event at:

We are in the process of filling in the first draft of our roster to the Boilermaker. We have several openings and we need to add additional operators...

We are looking for anyone in the area interested in volunteering for the 2017 Boilermaker 15K race.... Sunday Morning July 9, 2017........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 Hugh post race party on the  West End Brewery grounds (a mad house :-) after the race...
OH YEAH.....I forgot to mention...The tee shirts are really neat this year and everybody has to be at their station by 6:30 AM :-(...with a maximum of 4 hrs depending on your position.)

For all the details, please give Bob Decker (AA2CU) a call at 315-797-6614 or call Bud at 315-735-8798 or e-mail me at