Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club

Sacandaga Lake

Adirondack Mountains  ~ Hamilton County, New York

Speculator Repeater 147.165 +

If you are interested in getting your Amateur Radio license, please contact any club member. We are here to help!
Everyone is invited to meetings and events. No license needed. Come see what ham radio is all about.

ongoing... Fire Tower Radio - The Northern New York Amateur Radio Association is encouraging operation from current and former Adirondack fire tower or other mountaintop locations. There is a Yahoo group to announce your planned operation. See www.FireTowerRadio.net for details.
Tuesday April 5 Quarterly NNY Hospital Net - Contact KC2GCH for info.
TBD Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System digital communications workshop - Contact KC2WI for info.
Weekend June 3-5 Public Service Radio Communications for the Speculator Pilots' Weekend Fly-in.
operators needed - contact KC2GCH
Saturday June 11 Public Service Radio Communications for the Black Fly Challenge mountain bike race Inlet to Indian Lake through the Moose River Plains.
operators needed - contact KC2GCH or Dennis N2LBT.
June 11-12
ARRL VHF QSO Party. A great opportunity for anyone to operate with only simple equipment, by hiking to a fire tower or other high spot - see FireTowerRadio.net for details of possible Adirondack/NNY activity. This event is a good opportunity for all license class hams to get involved. All you need is a HT or mobile, a good antenna, and a good high location. Adirondack summit/firetower operations planned Sunday. Contact KC2WI or check Fire Tower Radio Yahoo group for updates.
Saturday June 25 Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon public safety communications
Fri.-Sun. June 24-26 Field Day Weekend - Club Field Day will be held at the Lake Pleasant Fire Department, South Shore Road. Setup starts 10 AM Saturday. Picnic/dinner Saturday evening.
The Bear Bait Radio Club will hold Field Day at Mt. Sabattis Park in Long Lake.
The Tryon ARC will hold Field Day at Meyers Park in Gloversville.
Check the ARRL Field Day Locator Page for locations and details.
For more general Field day information visit the ARRL Field Day web pages.
July 2 ? Communications for Speculator Independence Day Parade.
operators needed - contact KC2GCH
Tuesday July 5 Quarterly NNY Hospital Net
Saturday July 16 Piseco Lake Triathlon Public Service Communications
operators needed - contact KC2GCH. Meet 7:30 AM @ Adirondack Bible Church
August 5-15 SPECIAL EVENT callsign K2H available for Bicentennial Special Event station. "Field" operations planned at Family Fun Day Aug 7 and History Fair Aug 13. Coordinated operation at other times and locations encouraged. Contact K2LML for details.
Sunday August 6 Lane 10K Lake Run Public Service Communications
operators needed - contact KC2GCH
Monday August 7 K2H Bicentennial SPECIAL EVENT station and Hamilton County Family Fun Day ham radio publicity/demo/recruiting. Help needed. Contact KC2WI or K2LML.
Saturday August 13 K2H Bicentennial SPECIAL EVENT station at the History Fair in Speculator.
Saturday August 21 NNYARA Picnic, Meeting, and Swapfest in Malone hosted by NFARS . See nnyara.net for details.
Saturday September 24 HF station at Apple Festival, weather permitting. Speculator Pavilion. Help needed. Contact KC2WI or K2LML.
October TBD NNY / ARRL Simulated Emergency Test. see nnyara.net
Tuesday October 4 Quarterly NNY Hospital Net
TBD possible fall NNYARA Meeting and swapfest
events archive

The club was organized in May of 2002 as the Speculator Amateur Radio Club (SpARC) to support the local repeater, provide emergency and public service communications, generate interest in amateur radio, and afford amateur radio operators and those interested in radio as a hobby an opportunity to meet socially.

In November 2012, we voted to change our name to the Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club. Our goal is to provide emergency communications throughout all of Hamilton County if needed.

We now have members in througout the county. Groups in the Inlet/Old Forge area and in Long Lake have put up new repeaters, improving overall VHF and UHF coverage.. The North Country Group meets 8:30 Sunday morning on 3.958 with hams from the Adirondacks and other areas of Northern NY participating. During the 2012 Simulated Emergency Test, over 50 stations from Northern New York and the surrounding area checked in to the exercise net.

The club continues to work with county agencies to build volunteer emergency communications capabilities. If you are a ham, we need your participation.

If you live or spend any time in the area, we encourage you to join our club. Repeater dues are $8/year and club dues are $2/year. Dues are due in July.

If you are interested in getting your Amateur Radio license, we can help.

Meetings are held at the Lake Pleasant Fire Hall 7:00 PM on the third Monday of each month, except December. All hams and non-hams welcome. Please contact us for details.

We hold a net every Monday night at 6:30 PM (except meeting nights) on the Speculator repeater (147.165+).

Seaplane Fly-In Insulated Travel Mugs are still available. Please purchase a mug to help support the volunteer emergency and public service communications provided by the club.


Area Repeaters

Local callsign directory

Amateur Radio general info

Emergency Communications

Standard Operating Procedures

Constitution & By-laws

Annual Events List

Emergency Communications when all else fails - Amateur Radio

For more information contact Shelly Weaver KC2GIS

Adirondacks Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce

The club is a member of the Northern New York Amateur Radio Association.

Web site created and maintained by Pete Newell KC2WI Affordable Technical Solutions.