Saturday, January 13, 2024

Winter Field Day 1/27-28, 2024

 Winter Field Day - January 27th & 28th, 2024

What is WFD?

Winter Field Day is a communications exercise. WFD is held on the last full weekend in January. WFD can be worked from the comfort of your home or in a remote location. You can participate by yourself or get your friends, family, or whole club involved. Winter Field Day is open to participants worldwide. Amateur radio operators may use frequencies on the HF, VHF, or UHF bands and are free to use any mode that can faithfully transmit the required exchange intact. Similar to the ARRL’s Field Day, bonus points are earned in several ways, including using non-commercial power sources, operating from remote locations, satellite contacts, and more.

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Monday, January 8, 2024

First Upstate event of the 2024 Hamfest season - Sat. 1/13/24


The Marathon Hamfest will be held on January 13 2024 at the Marathon NY Civic Center, Brink St in Marathon NY from 7 AM until Noon. Admission is $6.00 each, under 12 free. for information check out or e-mail Pat at
Tables are available at $10.00 per 8' space. To reserve tables contact Pat at
VE tests will be given beginning at 10 AM. Walk-ins welcome. For information on VE tests (only) or to pre-register (recommended) e-mail The testing location is off-site, and requires a two minute walk.
Food will be provided by the Marathon Area Historical Society.
Travel Directions:
From the North or South: I-81 to Exit 9. Take Route 221 West (East Main St). Immediately before the steel deck bridge, turn left on to Peck St. In one block the Civic Center is on your left. Parking for the Civic Center is in the rear of the buildings.
From Ithaca: Route 13 North to Dryden. Take Route 38 South to Harford, then Route 221 East to Marathon. Turn right immediately after the steel deck bridge on to Peck St., the Civic Center is on your left. Parking for the Civic Center is in the rear of the buildings.
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Andrew Slaugh KB2LUV
Secretary, Skyline Amateur Radio Club
Owner of the 145.490 PL 71.9 Repeater in Cortland, NY

Monday, January 1, 2024

Happy New Year!


Another year has come and gone!

We wanted to reach out to say Thank You to the many individuals and clubs that send us information and corrections for the UpstateHam web site! Also thanks to our viewers for visiting and supporting our site.

Wishing you all health and Happiness in the new year!

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