Black River Valley
Amateur Radio Club

Lewis County, New York
www.brvarc.org

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

A special club reorganization meeting was held on October 15, 2022. New officers were elected. Meetings will be at 7 PM on the third Wednesday of the month. Regular meeting location is the conference room in the Nichols Building at the Lewis County Fairgrounds. Some meetings may be held online or on the air, especially in winter months, depending on weather conditions. All are welcome. Please check with a club officer prior to attending.

JOIN OR RENEW NOW
  President
Dave Schultz AB2XN

Lewis County ARES EC:
open - please contact NNY Section Emergency Coordinator Peter Newell KC2WI if interested

Lewis County RACES RO:

open

Lewis County SKYWARN Coordinator:

Dan Hirschey N2OYQ

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INFORMATION

  Vice President
Dan Hirschey N2OYQ
  Secretary:
Dottie Suiter KC2LDF
  Treasurer:
Pete Cecconi KC2NUN
  Repeater Trustee 
Dave Schultz AB2XN
 
Webmaster:
Pete Newell KC2WI

 

Repeater: 146.955 (-) located east of Lowville. Callsign W2RHM. Echolink AB2XN
Local VHF Net:

Lewis County Roundtable. 8:00 every evening on the club repeater 146.955. All operators encouraged to check in.  Echolink (AB2XN) 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.

Area VHF Net:

Black River Valley Service Net. 9:00 every evening on the Boonville Amateur Radio Club repeater 146.655. The club is in need of net control stations and additional participants to get this net restarted. Please check with President Dan Hirschey N2OYQ.

Regional HF Nets: North Country Group - 8:00 AM Sunday mornings. 3.958
  Carrier Net - 9 AM weekdays & Saturdays 3.935
  Top Band SSB Net - 8:30 PM Wednesdays 1.941
  New York State Phone Traffic & Emergency Net - 6:00 PM every day on 3925
Meetings: Third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM. Regular meeting location is the conference room in the Nichols Building at the Lewis County Fairgrounds. Some meetings may be held online or on the air, especially in winter months, depending on weather conditions. Please check with a club officer prior to attending.

 

Events (2022):
Friday August 19 Communications for Woodsmens 10K Run. Boonville ARC
Please contact Dan N2OYQ in if you can help.
Saturday October 15 Club reorganization meeting at the Lewis County Fairgrounds
Friday December 9 Boonville Amateur Radio Club & Black River Valley ARC Holiday Dinner.
Please contact Dan N2OYQ for info.

Events (2023):
July 18~22, 2023
(tentative)
Radio Exhibit, STEM learning activity, and Special Event Station at the Lewis County Fair in the 4H (Nichols) building. Please contact Dave AB2XN if you can help.

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.

 Constitution and By-laws    Join the Club/ Renew membership

ARRL Northern New York Section       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)

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

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

Links to more ham radio information.

Last updated November 1, 2022 by KC2WI.
Maintained  by Pete Newell,  KC2WI
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