Monday, May 29, 2023

Cortland Hamfest - Sat. June 10th, 2023

 The 41st annual Cortland Hamfest and Technology Fair will take place on Saturday June 10th at the
Cortland County Fairgrounds, 4301 Fairgrounds Dr. in Cortland.

Admission: $6.00 per person, under 12 free. Outdoor Flea market is free with admission. There are 25 indoor flea market spaces available for $10.00 per 10' length, first come first served.

VE tests will be available beginning at 9 AM.

Breakfast sandwiches and light lunch will be available by the 4-H Teen Council.

Travel Directions: 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


We hope to see you there!

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Andrew Slaugh KB2LUV
Secretary, Skyline Amateur Radio Club
More info at:

Friday, May 5, 2023

ROGER'S RAGS HAMFEST on July 8, 2023 - save the date!

Plans are well underway for the ROGER'S RAGS HAMFEST on July 8, 2023.  See attached flyer.  A few notable details:

     - Tickets are available online at

     - We have a number of returning and new prize sponsors.  The prize total is now approaching $4000!!

     -The food service will be improved with breakfast and lunch in the main indoor area.

Tickets are still $5 or five for $20.   We look forward to seeing you!

Jerry, NK2C

Hamfest Co-chairman

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

International Museum Ship Weekend Event - Oswego NY - June 3-4, 2023


 In preparation for the International Museum Ship Weekend Event, Amateur radio station  W2LGA  will be set up at the US Army Tugboat LT-5 moored at the H Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego, NY. This is one of the last remaining tugboats used during the invasion of Normandy in June of 1944 (D-Day). The tugs main mission was to assist in the construction of the temporary harbor Mulberry A, which was used to supply men, equipment, and ammunition to Omaha Beach. The LT-5 is the only known tugboat that actually shot down an enemy aircraft during the war. The LT-5 is being restored via the guidance of the maritime museum. The amateur radio station, W2LGA, will attempt to contact many other military ships all over the world with amateur radio stations set up. These ships include aircraft carriers, battleships, cruisers, submarines, lightships, tugs, ..etc.

  The radio station will be located near the tugboat and is free to the public. The H Lee White Maritime museum has tours of the LT-5 included with their overall museum admission charge. The radio station will be operating Saturday June 3rd and Sunday June 4th from 9:00am – 4:00pm. To learn more about the museum itself, go to for more information regarding the International Museum Ship Weekend, including a full list of participating ships, go to:

 Contact information:

Fred Legawiec, W2LGA

315 317-8030