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: No regular meeting schedule at this time.
See event list below for meeting date(s) and time(s).

Events (2017):
Saturday June 10 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.
Weekend June 24-25 Field day weekend! see ARRL Field Day Locator
Sunday July 23 Utica ARC Hamfest @ Deerfield FD.
Friday August 18 Communications for Woodsmens 10K Run. Boonville ARC
Please contact WD2ADX in if you can help.
Saturday September 9 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 21 New York QSO Party
Weekend October 21-22 Jamboree On The Air If you are interested in getting your scouts onthe air, please contact KC2WI.
Saturday October 7

ARES Simulated Emergency Test. See for details or contact NNY Section Emergency Cooordinator KC2WI.

Saturday October 21 New York QSO Party 10 AM ~10 PM. Contact KC2WI if interested.
Wednesday November 1 OPEN HOUSE and club meeting. 5~8 PM @ 3G Fire Department Glenfield. Anyone interested in Amateur Radio is encouraged to attend. Grab a free hot dog and soda and find out more about what's going on with Amateur Radio in the area.
November 2~6 Joint MARS-Amateur COMEX 17-4. All hams encouraged to participate. Please contact NNY SEC KC2WI for more information.
Saturday December 9-
Sunday December 10
"Ham Cram" style (2 days 9AM~3PM)
Saturday & Sunday December 9 & 10
by Liverpool Amateur Repeater Club
at North Syracuse Education Association
210 South Main St. North Syracuse 13212
Class is free, Textbook $25
FCC Exam ($15) given at end of class
For more information:
Email Registration: [email protected]
Visit: and
Friday December 15

Boonville Amateur Radio Club & Black River Valley ARC Holiday Dinner.
6:30 social, 7:00 dinner. Boondocks Restaurant Lyons Falls. Order off menu. Please let Dan N2OYQ know by Dec. 9 if you plan to attend. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a licensed ham or a club member.

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)

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.

Last updated October 19, 2017.
Maintained  by Pete Newell,  KC2WI
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