Friday, December 22, 2023

Great Radio E-magazine!

I recently received my December issue of The Spectrum Monitor (TSM). I really look forward to getting this  publication each month! I am a charter subscriber since its beginning in 2014. It is very similar to the former Monitoring Times magazine which discontinued publication back in 2013.

Check out TSM on their web site at:

TSM is usually around 100 pages and is packed with the latest on Amateur Radio, Shortwave, Scanning, Satellites, Radio/TV, Vintage radio, etc. The news and articles are always up to date and relevant. TSM is available only in PDF format and can be read on any device capable of opening a PDF file. I read TSM both on my tablet and PC. I also occasionally print out interesting articles that I might need for future reference in the shack. It's probably the Best $24.00 that we spend each year on this hobby!

The TSM publisher, Ken Reitz KS4ZR, is the former managing editor, features editor, columnist and feature writer for Monitoring Times. As well as a former feature writer and columnist for several other publications. TSM has some very experienced and talented writers that do a great job of covering many interesting topics each month! (learn more about the TSM staff here: )

Check out an older SWLing blog post review of TSM:

Saturday, December 9, 2023

147.00 NY Swap Net is back Wednesdays at 7:00pm

 147.00 CNY Swap Net is back Wednesdays at 7:00pm 

The Central NY Swap Net is now being hosted by WB2KAO; Tim McGee on the W2QYT Auburn 147.00 repeater with a PL of 71.9. The purpose of this net is to sell, buy or swap gear of interest to Ham radio operators.

Have something to sell? have a question? Join Tim most Wednesdays at 7pm to carry on a CNY net tradition started by W2QYT; Jack Smith (SK).

Hope to catch you there!

Friday, December 8, 2023

Marathon Hamfest - Saturday 1/13/24

 The Upstate NY Hamfest season will be kicking off again in Marathon NY!

The Skyline Ham Radio Club Winterfest will take place on January 13, 2024 at the Marathon Civic Center in Marathon NY.

When: January 13th 2024 @ 7:00 AM till Noon 

Where: Marathon Civic Center, 11 Brink Street Marathon NY 

Admission is $6.00 per person

Tables are $10:00 per table. 

You can reserve tables at  or 315 395-7640. 

VE testing will be available as well at 9:00 AM across the street in the Historical Society building.