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.


Definite "Field" operation planned at History Fair August 13 and Apple Festival Saturday September 24. Other operation during the period September 23 ~ October 3 expected. Club members will be operating from home stations, portable, or EOC. Possible CW/SSB operation from a SOTA/Fire Tower summit.

See events list below for planned dates, times, and locations. Updates to operating schedule may be posted on the NNYARA Facebook page or the events list below if planned far enough in advance.

Frequencies: CW 7031, 14031. SSB 7195, 7262, 14260. SSB .PSK-31/digital 7072, 10131, 14072. Other freq. as conditions warrent. Will try checking in the NY-NBEMS Sat Sept 24 10AM (1400UTC). North Country Group Sun. Sept. 25 on 3958 @ 8:30 AM.

Club members - contact K2LML, KC2WI, or KC2GCH for updates and/or if interested in operating.

Certificate/QSL Info: Send SASE to Peter Weaver KC2GCH State Rt. 8 Lake Pleasant NY 12108.

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.
Tuesday April 5 Quarterly NNY Hospital Net - Contact KC2GCH 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.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.
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.
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
Monday August 1 station at Hamilton County Family Fun Day.
August 5-15 SPECIAL EVENT K2H- Hamilton County Bicentennial.
Definite "Field" operation planned at History Fair Saturday August 13. Club members will be operating from home stations or other locations other times.
Sunday August 6 Lane 10K Lake Run Public Service Communications
operators needed - contact KC2GCH
Saturday August 13 Bicentennial History Fair ~ K2H SPECIAL EVENT station
Sunday August 21 NNYARA Picnic, Meeting, and Swapfest in Malone hosted by NFARS . See nnyara.net for details.
Saturday September 3 CMK 5K Run Northville 9 AM. Assist Tryon ARC with comms.
operators needed - contact KC2GCH
Saturday September 24 Apple Festival @ Speculator. Publicity/ demonstration station.
Help needed. Contact KC2WI or K2LML.
Saturday October 1 ++ NNY Section Simulated Emergency Test. see nnyara.net
Sunday October 2 Cropwalk @ Wells 1PM operators needed - contact KC2GCH
Sat-Sun Oct 1-2 Techn ician License Class with VE exam session Sunday in Long Lake by the Bear Bait Radio Club
Tuesday October 4 Quarterly NNY Hospital Net
November TBD Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System (NBEMS) digital communications workshop. Installation and operation of fldigi and flmsg. Presented by NNY ARES SEC KC2WI in Saranac Lake, hosted by AARA
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.