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Technician Class in Syracuse

Posted by CNYARA Administrator on April 16, 2018 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Liverpool Amateur Radio Club is holding a Technician Class weekend.  April 21st and 22nd of 2018 at the North Syracuse Education Association building.  Location is 210 S Main St, North Syracuse, NY 13212.  Easy to get to and the class runs from 0900-1500 both days.  If there is any change will update the site here.  If you're interested please contact please contact Peter Sochocki K2VGN E-mail 315-427-1364

If you need more information click here.

SKYWARN Training

Posted by CNYARA Administrator on March 22, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Just to let everyone know we have an opportunity for the BASIC SKYWARN class:

Thursday April 12th 630 pm -830 pm located at the

Cazenovia Public library

100 Albany Street

Cazenovia, NY 13035

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We recommend taking classes every 2-3 years to keep current. We have a lot of new stuff in this year's program. Any questions contact me. We hope to see you there!

Dave

David J. Nicosia Warning Coordination Meteorologist

NOAA-National Weather Service Binghamton NY

607-770-9531 x 223

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Pahu

Posted by CNYARA Administrator on March 11, 2018 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

CNYARA Member W3RKI Rick Isaacs's adopted Wolf Pahu passed away Saturday 2018-03-10.  Pahu has been with the Isaacs family for 16 years and it was a heart felt day Saturday when he needed to be put down.  Things were not well for the Wolf on Friday and got progressively worse on Saturday.  It was in the best interest of the family that they have the Vet put him down.  Please keep them in prayer as they go through this difficult time dealing with the loss of a family member.  Our hearts are with you W3RKI and your wife during this emotional time.

Farewell Pahu, it was good having you around and being known by the Isaacs family.  Glad they could look after you.


Fall Repeater Test

Posted by CNYARA Administrator on January 29, 2018 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Here are some pictures of the repeater test that was going on in the fall.  KC2FEV (JJ) and W2AND (Andy) with assistance from KC2YGF (Sean) were working on the test.  The testing went well and there were some issues with the duplexer.  Testing showed an issue with frequencies, but once that was figured out things worked well.  One system needed to be sent back and fixed, but that has been returned and is working.  We have a location planned in the spring and will hopefully have the repeater back up and fully functioning and online this summer.  Stay tuned for more information and enjoy the pictures in the gallery.  Thank you to Sean for the pictures.


Pumpkin Patrol Report

Posted by CNYARA Administrator on November 10, 2017 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)
Pumpkin Patrol 2017 went well.  We had two nights to watch four bridges.  Everything went well with 19 people crossing one bridge and no incidents both nights.  One night one vehicle forgot to start their engine to keep the battery charged and needed a jump start.  They called AAA, but before they showed up the Whitestown police stopped by and offered them a jump start and they were able to get back on the air with minimal down time.  They left their vehicle running the rest of the night with no further issues.

Bith nights were calm and warm evenings and it facilitated clear visibility and enjoyable times to be out sitting bridges for the protection of those traveling the Thruway.  It was perfect weather for simplex and all could speak and verify their locations and status with no issues at all.

Thank you for all your support and thanks to all who volunteered to monitor the bridges.




NWS SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class

Posted by CNYARA Administrator on October 12, 2017 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

NWS SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class - Saturday October 28th, 2017

Location: Leonardsville Fire Departmant Fire Hall on Mill Street

Time: 1830-2030 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

SKYWARN is a National Weather service (NWS) program developed in the 1960s that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meterologists make livesaving warning decisions.  Spotters are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel, and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community.  (paragraph courtesy of The Brookfield Courier)

Anyone is welcome to attend.

NWS SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class

Posted by CNYARA Administrator on October 12, 2017 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

NWS SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class - Saturday October 28th, 2017

Location: Leonardsville Fire Departmant Fire Hall on Mill Street

Time: 1830-2030 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

SKYWARN is a National Weather service (NWS) program developed in the 1960s that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meterologists make livesaving warning decisions.  Spotters are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel, and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community.  (paragraph courtesy of The Brookfield Courier)

Anyone is welcome to attend.

Pumpkin Patrol 2017

Posted by CNYARA Administrator on October 12, 2017 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Pumpkin Patrol: October 30-31 Bridges of the New York State Thruway

This event contributes to the safety of travelers on the New York State Thruway. It is a statewide event and is held in cooperation with the New York State Troopers.

Pumpkin Patrol 2017 in Oneida County (CNYARA)!

****We need a few more volunteers!**** We will be covering 4 bridges which cross over the NYS Thruway, on two nights, Oct. 30 & 31 from 7 to 9 pm.

We observe and report any unusual activity on these bridges to a net control. A mobile 2 meter radio is recommended however handhelds with a vehicle roof top antenna may work okay.

The net information will be forth coming as we finalize plans.

You will be given full instructions and identification credentials.

Contact JJ Philips at [email protected]

ARRL - Field Day 2017

Posted by CNYARA Administrator on September 16, 2017 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

From: 2017 June 24-25 

There arrived all total 5 CNYARA members to setup and run the Field Day from the Catlin's Home in Pulaski. Rick (KD2HLD), Deb (KD2IUY), and Tom (KD2IUZ) Catlin with the assistance of Marc (KR2HWK) and Josiah (KR2ECP) Araujo (New Amateur Radio Operators Father and Son). Setup and prep work began around Noon and before you knew it we were on the air and making contacts. We had our teaching, safety and emergency stations and assignments. We had all our "bases" covered!

We were able to make contacts in the following areas. 397 on 80m, 11 on 40m, and 48 on 20m. Unfortunately we didn't have a GOTA station, but we did process messages in a tent running a 2m station on battery and connecting to a repeapter for traffic passing that evening.

N2CNY operated as a 2F WNY. We ran on Generator and Battery with a Solar recharger setup and was able to process many stations. Some friends of the Catlin's arrived and we put them on the air to make some contacts too.

It was a wonderful time. All in all we made some wonderful contacts and friends from the weekend and were able to learn some new things and fellowship together.

Sitrin's Stars & Stripes Run & Walk

Posted by CNYARA Administrator on September 9, 2017 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday September 9th, 2017, CNYARA members helped MOARC (who was running the NET) with working to keep people safe and secure during the Walk, Run and Wheelchair Event at SUNY POLY in Utica, NY.  

The Sitrin's Stars & Stripes Event was great fun.  We spent about 3 hours watching and cheering on the participants and keeping vehicle traffic down to a minimum. It was another great, successful event that we participated in.  It's always a great way to give to the community with the ability to volunteer some time and radio experience.  Nothing difficult to do and it's great fun and community time.  The weather was wonderful even if a bit chilly.

CNYARA is also looking to volunteer more time and people for other events so please consider joining us and being a part of your community.  You don't need to be a member to help.  Just let us know and we can get you in touch with the right people.



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