Thursday, May 27, 2021

Moravia Hamfest - 7/24/21

Moravia Hamfest - (sponsored by W2JWW)

Saturday July 24th - 6am until everyone is gone?

2214 State Route 38A, Moravia NY 13118. (Next to the Cayuga Correctional Facility)

No admission or tailgate fees!

50-50 raffle tickets will be sold to help cover expenses. 

Lots of vintage and newer radio equipment  on display for sale or trade!

ALSO....... Cruise in for cars, hot rods, tractors and trucks that will be featured next to tailgate vendors.  

Bring the kids, pets or what have you....we want everyone to have a good time!  

Picnic tables, chairs and bathrooms will be provided. 

Food offered by 10-10 Barbeque of Moravia - awesome barbecue!!! ( )

Contact Mike; W2JWW on the Auburn repeaters with any questions

The fest is put on by Mike; W2JWW     

Everyone is welcome !!! 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Cortland Hamfest - June 12th, 2021

 The Cortland Hamfest, sponsored by the Skyline Amateur Radio Club of Cortland, will be held
Saturday June 12 from 7 AM 'till noon!

Admission is $5.00 each, and includes outdoor flea market space. 25 indoor flea market spaces available at $5.00 per 10' space, first come first served.

VE testing will begin at 9 AM sharp. To register or for information about VE testing only, e-mail

Breakfast will be available, provided by the 4-H Teen Council.

Talk-in on 147.180 + PL 71.9.

Covid 19 safety protocols will be in effect, including six foot social distancing and masks required on the fairgrounds, both indoors and outside!

For details e-mail

Travel directions {signs will be posted}: 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.

For your GPS: 4301 Fairgrounds Dr. Cortland, NY 13045


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Andrew C. Slaugh KB2LUV
Secretary, Skyline Amateur Radio Club of Cortland, NY
145.490 Repeater PL 71.9 Cortland, NY

Monday, May 17, 2021

Ham Census - check it out.....

 from Southgate Amateur Radio News

Ham Census ( is inviting all hams to take part in a unique survey. The project’s founders are looking forward to responses from both the United States and the rest of the globe, notably from Canadian neighbors to the north, the large Japanese and Thai ham communities, and all other operators worldwide. Questions deal with operating preferences, gear, the shack, views on regulations, clubs and associations, and importantly, about the future of amateur radio.

K3MRI, co-admin of both Ham Census and Ham Community, says: “We wanted to give operators a louder voice to better inform club leaders, associations, manufacturers and also regulators.” He continues, “we all want the amateur radio community to grow organically and collaboratively, and for that we need to know what operators are thinking.” K3MRI and his team are counting on operators, clubs, organizations and even ham-related businesses, to spread the word ensuring there is a large sample of respondents of all ages, all interests, and all nationalities.

More info at:

Ham Census site:

Saturday, May 15, 2021


 W2LGA will be having a remote amateur radio station set up on June 5th & 6th for the Museum Ship weekend at the H. Lee Maritime Museum in Oswego NY..

Learn more at:

Saturday, May 8, 2021

2 Meter Simplex Challenge - Saturday 5/15/21


Keuka Lake Amateur Radio Association
2 Meter Simplex Challenge

The purpose of this contest is to encourage amateurs to:
● learn the basics of contesting
● learn some new simplex operating techniques
● expand the scope of their 2 meter operating beyond that needed 
for repeater operations.

 More info and contest documentation at:

It is open to any licensed amateur, the object being to make as many
contacts with as many different amateurs, in as many towns, using 2
meter simplex, as possible; during the four hour contest period.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Hamfest - Almond NY - Saturday June 5th, 2021

N1PTB/W2RMT Ham Radio & Electronic Yard Sale!

Randy Gudeahn  (N1PTB) and Rick Torrey (W2RMT) have rented the Community building in Almond N.Y. and plan to have a small Hamfest on June 5th. We will furnish one 8' x 30" table and chairs to each vendor. We have six Vendors signed up leaving 12 tables available.

 No charge to public but the cost to the Vendors will be an equal share of the rental fee. Expect to pay $15.00 or less to set up.

 Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021

Open to Vendors: 6:00 AM

Open to Public: 8:00 AM until early afternoon

Location: 1 Marvin Ln, Almond, NY 14804

 Coffee will be available.  No breakfast or lunch.

 COVID Rules - Masks required and a maximum 75 people at one time.

 If you would like to sell or have any questions, email me at and let me know.


Rick Torrey – w2rmt