Tuesday, April 30, 2024

RAGS portable ops demo party - this Saturday!

 Reminder - RAGS is having an "open to the public" Amateur Radio Demonstration at Cedar Bay Park in Town of Dewitt, 8A-2P.  There will be portable amateur stations set-up.  This is a POTA park and is also within the Erie Canal Corridor POTA park.  

Please come to visit, or to operate if you like, or for just good old fellowship.  There will be coffee and donuts!!! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Chasing weather balloons

Want to track a weather balloon? This is a pretty cool website that tracks weather balloon across the country.  You can also listen for their data packet telemetry on your radio when they in your area (Buffalo generally uses 403.800mhz). The NWS in Buffalo and Albany launch balloons around 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM everyday. They also may launch at other times like during storms. Check it out here: https://sondehub.org/#!mt=Mapnik&mz=7&qm=3h&mc=43.45329,-75.39917

Learn more about how the tracker works here: https://github.com/projecthorus/sondehub-tracker/wiki/SondeHub-Tracker-User-Guide#sondehub-tracker-overview

Cool tracking info: https://www.overlookhorizon.com/how-to-launch-weather-balloons/how-to-track-nws-weather-balloons/

More info from NOAA: https://www.weather.gov/upperair/

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Nice Drumlins Hamfest yesterday

Great turnout and weather yesterday for one of our favorite early season Hamfests! The best crowd we have seen there in a couple of years and lots of used equipment for sale. The Drumlins Club always does a very nice job and has great site there in Newark NY. Thanks guys!

Monday, April 15, 2024

Help needed - RAGS Public service comms for WorkForce Run on June 6th

(UPDATE 5/24/24) We are still in need of committed operators for the WorkForce Run on June 6.  This event is a late afternoon event with a pre-event meet-up at 5PM.  

Please sign-up by either going to www.ragsclub.org, click on the Public Service and fill out the Public Service Event Form OR email Andriy at KD2KUB@gmail.com or Walt at n2ikwkb@gmail.com.

This is a nice short event and our help is always greatly appreciated.

Jerry, NK2C

Thursday, April 4, 2024

ARES/RACES Quarterly Training - Onondaga County 4/22/24

 Get Involved In ARES and RACES

The next ARES/RACES Quarterly Training session

will be April 22, 7:00P at the Onondaga County

Emergency Operations Center, Electronics Parkway,

Liverpool. There will be a tour and we will check out

antenna systems.

John Perkins, K2VTT, RACES Radio Officer

Drumlins Hamfest - Palmyra NY - 4/20/24 (update)

 Note:   Ken Blume, K2UPI, A longtime friend of the CNY Amateur radio community passed away this past December 2023. Several of his friends will be selling equipment from his estate outside at the Drumlins Hamfest. The offerings include vintage and modern equipment from Eico, Hallicrafters, Hammarlund, Heathkit, Johnson, Kenwood, TenTec, Yaesu and more. Over 150 items will be for sale. The proceeds of all sales will be going to his family.

more info at: https://drumlinsarc.us/hamfest-info/