Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Winter Field day 2023 - this weekend 1/28-29


Winter Field Day 2023, sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), will take place over the January 28-29 weekend, and it can be a terrific time to prep for ARRL Field Day in June. The event, which got its start in 2007, is not restricted to North America. All Amateur Radio operators around the world are invited to participate “Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house,” the WFDA says. “Get out and play some radio!” The WFDA said it believes that maintaining operating skills should not be limited to fair-weather scenarios.

Learn more at : https://www.winterfieldday.com/

If you have a local event planned and want to share it here, please email us at: UpstateHam@gmail.com

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Very Nice Ham Radio Breakfast!

 A big pat on the back to the folks involved making the Syracuse "Hammy" Breakfast happen today!

It was a large friendly group and great food at the Finally Ours Diner on Onondaga Hill. I believe we counted 40+ people attending. Its always a fun time with this group and the first big breakfast since the Pandemic that slowed things down two years ago. We also raffled a couple of radios and raised some money for two independent repeaters in CNY.

Also a big hats off to N2XSG who had a VCR/projector set up with a vintage 38 minute Ham radio interview with Jack Smith; W2QYT (SK). What a great piece of CNY Ham radio history from a great guy who we all miss. His influence on Upstate NY Ham radio communications will long be remembered. Thanks Lou for finding and saving this awesome piece of local Ham radio history!

Thanks to Curt; K2WOP for setting this up again and also to Lou; N2SXG for organizing the room and presentation this morning. Also  thank you to W2ACC Dave for donating the raffle radios. Hopefully we will do it again this Spring!