Peconic Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 113 Peconic, NY 11958   -   PECONICRADIOCLUB@GMAIL.COM



The Peconic Amateur Radio Club is devoted to the hobby of Amateur Radio and serves Eastern Long Island's North Fork and beyond......


Regular meetings are on the first Friday of each month (except July and Dec), at 6:30 PM at the Mattituck - Laurel Library, 13900 Main Road {NY Route 25}, Mattituck, NY 11952


The March meeting was cancelled due to the WX - Jim Mezey, our NLI ARRL Section Manager, will be our guest speaker for our May meeting. Jim will fill us in on recent ARRL activities and be available for Q&A from the members.


Our annual APRIL FOOL meeting was well-attended and the usual collection of treasures and junk showed up. The most passed-around item was a TI hand calculator originally won by Len W2FX, bounced back-and-forth a dozen times and finally went home with W2FX !

Jim W2NSF was appointed chairman of the Nominating Committee for the 2018-2019 PARC election of officers; he will enlist another committee member and prepare a slate of candidates for the member's consideration at our May meeting. Elections will be held at the June meeting.

We have finalized the rental of the "lodge" at Bailie's Beach in Mattituck for our 2018 Field Day. We will have access to the site from 8 am Friday,June 22 thru 4 pm Sunday, June 24 for setup, operation and clean-up. An FD project team and detailed plans will be established at the June meeting. For location of the new site, go to:

The results of the PARC member survey were discussed at the meeting. The 2 most significant items noted was the desire of the members to have more technical presentations at club meetings and the desire to participate in field trips, notably an ARRL HQ visit. In response, we have tentatively scheduled 2 technology-based meetings for August and September and are planning anm ARRL visit in September or October this year. Thanks to all who participated in the survey.


PARC annual dues are payable JULY 1 for the 2107-2018 year...if you haven't paid your dues, please send a check to  PO Box 113 Peconic, NY 11958 or pay with PAYPAL -


Please use the "send money" option, not "pay for goods or services". Dues can also be paid at the regular meetings, at the PARC Custer station when open or personally to any officer.



  The club station is located at the Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Bayview Ave., Southold, NY 11971 and usually opens on Tuesdays or Wednesdays around 10:30AM.

The next opportunity is :

TUESDAY APRIL 17 -10:30-2:00PM

We are QRV on all bands 160m thru 70 cm with 5 antennas of various configurations. Also can operate CW, SSB, FM, JT65, FSK and FT8 modes.

Drop by and see the station and operate if u like – the 100w and HF beam makes HF DX contacts pretty easy... Please contact NY2NY if you would like the station opened at another time for dems, skeds, etc.


VHF (Middle Island) W2OQI/R, 146.22/146.82, PL 136.5

UHF (Greenport) W2AMC/R, 440.050/445.050, PL 107.2

Thanx to Charlie K2GLP, the PARC UHF repeater has now been linked to other repeaters down the east coast rom 9am to 7pm daily so don't be surprised if you find yourself talking to a mobile in Orlando some afternoon. Just please don't call "CQDX" on the repeater-- hihi..