Black River Valley
Amateur Radio Club

Lewis County, New York

"The President can make you a general,
but only communications can make you a commander."
General Curtis LeMay

     Dan Hirschey N2OYQ

Lewis County ARES EC:
     Pete Newell KC2WI

Lewis County RACES RO:

     Pete Newell KC2WI

Lewis County SKYWARN Coordinator:

     Dan Hirschey N2OYQ


  Vice President
     Pete Cecconi KC2NUN
      Dottie Suiter KC2LDF
  Treasurer & Webmaster:
      Pete Newell KC2WI
  Repeater Trustee 
     Pete Newell KC2WI
Repeater: 146.955 (-) located east of Lowville. Callsign W2RHM. Echolink AB2XN
VHF Net:

Lewis County Roundtable. 8:00 every evening on the club repeater 146.955. All operators encouraged to check in.  Echolink checkins welcome. This is an informal net. If no one picks up net control -- you do it! Net preamble and format available here.. If the repeater is down, try 146.955 simplex.

VHF Net:

Black River Valley Service Net. 9:00 every evening on the Boonville Club repeater 146.655

HF Nets: North Country Group - 8:30 AM Sunday mornings. 3.958
  Carrier Net - 9 AM weekdays & Saturdays 3.935
  Top Band SSB Net - 8:30 PM Wednesdays 1.941
Meetings: Summer Picnic now being planned.
Please contact N2OYQ or KC2WI for info or check the web site later.

Events (2015):
Sat.-Sun. June 6-7 AUXCOMM - Auxiliary Communications Workshop at SUNY Oswego (Phoenix Facility) Offered by New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications
Saturday June 13 Communications for the Black Fly Challenge mountain bike race Indian Lake to Inlet through the Moose River Plains. Contact Dennis N2LBT (try Old Forge repeater) for details.

Wednesday June 17
6::00-8:30 PM

Please contact KC2WI for info

Amateur Radio Open House at Glenfield 3G Fire Department.
See old friends, meet new ones, find out about what's going on in Amateur Radio around the area. Equipment displays, technology demonstrations, help for new hams, licensing information, etc. Free hot dogs!
Weekend June 27-28 Field Day. If you are interested in a local event, please contact KC2WI.
Smmer TBD Summer Picnic. Details TBD. Please contact N2OYQ or KC2WI if you can help.
Friday August 21 Communications for Boonville Woodsmens 10K Run.
Please contact WD2ADX if you can help.
September TBD 17-21 Group at Kring Point State Park. Special event station K2P.Look for K2P on 7272 or the AC2GE (Dexter) or WA2NAN (Fine) repeaters. See for repeater information.
Saturday October TBD

Boonville Elks Walkathon radio communications. Help needed. Contact WD2ADX

Sunday October 9 (?)

Boonville Town and Country 10K Run radio communications. Help needed. Contact WD2ADX

Saturday October 17 New York QSO Party
Weekend October 17-18 Jamboree On The Air If you are interested in a local event, please contact KC2WI.
October TBD

NNY Simulated Emergency Test. See for details.

December TBD Boonville ARC & Black River Valley ARC Holiday Dinner.
Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a licensed ham or a club member. Details will be announced after the November Boonville club meeting.

Amateur Radio is a great hobby. It is fun and educational. Perhaps more importantly,
it provides a means of communications in emergencies when other systems are
inoperative or overloaded. For fun, and for your safety and the safety of your family,
friends, and community, consider getting your Amateur Radio license this year.
Please contact any club member if you are interested. We are here to help.

News and Notes:
If you join ARRL or renew your membership, please do so through the club. The club receives a commission on new ARRL memberships and renewals. Complete this form and send it to club treasurer KC2WI (PO Box 161,Glenfield 13343) with your check made out to the Black River Valley Amateur Radio Club.

Why You Should Learn to Love Ham Radio (Popular Mechanics March 2015)

Ever ready: Local ham radio operators provide vital link (Mountain News Ashville NC June 2015)

1/1/15 Repeater receiver has been repaired. Thanks again to Bob and Darrell.

9//13/14 Thanks to Bob KA2FWN and Darrell K1DCC, the repeater is back up to full performance. Multiple receiver problems were corrected. We gained about 25 dB of receive sensitivity. This means if you needed 60 watts to get in before the repair, you should now be able to get in with about half a watt! It also means that transmissions from our Echolink radio are now being received full quieting at the repeater, so Echolink is now usable.

Repeater Etiquette: Manners everyone should have when using a Repeater
    (from the Stu Rockafellow Amateur Radio Society in Plymouth, Michigan.)

The repeater is EchoLink enabled. Connect to AB2XN-R, or node number 427886. EchoLink is typically up weekday afternoons between approximately 1600 and 2200 local. Thanks to Dave AB2XN for maintaining the computer with EchoStation software and Frank KC2MRL for the link radio.

 Constitution and By-laws    Join the Club/ Renew membership

   Northern New York Amateur Radio Association  

Neighbor clubs:    Boonville    Rome   Utica   Hamilton County  Madison - Oneida (moarc)

    Thousand Islands Repeater Club  Jefferson County OVARC (St. Lawrence County)  Kingston Ontario  

National Association For Amateur Radio (American Radio Relay League)

  Why does Amateur Radio Exist? (Basis and Purpose according to FCC)

Links to more ham radio information.


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Last updated June 25, 2015.
Maintained  by Pete Newell,  KC2WI
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