Thursday, June 24, 2021

"The Termination Event" .......more predictions on Solar Cycle 25

For the last year or so we have heard several predictions for Solar Cycle 25. Originally predicted to be a weak cycle by both NOAA and NASA, a new concept predicts something quite different. 

In this new concept in solar physics solar cycle 25 hasn’t even started yet. Scientists at the the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) predict that when oppositely-charged bands magnetism collide at the Sun’s equator, they obliterate each other and they “terminate.” Based on their research into previous solar cycles, it’s this event that determines the magnitude of the solar cycle, as well as when the cycle begins and ends.

If that “termination event” happens soon it could help validate this new theory and also see the new solar cycle 25 become one of the most active ever observed.

Learn more in this article from

NASA's official Cycle 25 prediction:

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Hamfests are back!!! (Cortland/Skyline fest is a success!)

 Hats off to the Skyline Amateur Radio Club of Cortland on their awesome Hamfest today!

Unofficial tallies estimate more than 300 people and at least 60-80+ tailgaters! There was some obvious pent up demand after a year of Covid and even with a few rain drops at times, there were lots of smiles among the crowd. There were also plenty of deals and equipment exchanges among the hammies. 

(see the latest list of upcoming UpstateNY hamfests here: )

Check out the 2021 Skyline Hamfest pictures below:


Sunday, June 6, 2021

Urgent Need - P/S Operators for Saturday June 12

We are short a few Public Service operators for the Y-Triathalon event this Saturday June 12the at Green Lakes State Park.  It is a fairly short morning event of about 3 hours.

Please contact Walt, N2IK, at or Amir, K9CHP, at if you can help.


Jerry, NK2C

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Field Day 2021

 Field Day is just a few weeks away........June 26th and 27th, 2021

If you want to meet some friendly hams or experience some different operating modes, why don't you stop by one of the many Field Day events taking place in Upstate NY. You will see various antenna and radio setups along with operators trying to share their knowledge and score some points making contacts through out the weekend.

 Its a lot of fun - so we hope to see you out there on field day!

What is Field Day?

Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, part public relations event – and ALL about FUN!  link:

ARRL Field Day locator:

Check out one of the following LOCAL Upstate groups below:
(*please also send us your groups listings to