Peconic Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 113 Peconic, NY 11958   - EMAIL: PARC(dot)W2AMC(at)GMAIL(dot)COM

  


 

The Peconic Amateur Radio Club is devoted to the hobby of Amateur Radio

  and serves Eastern Long Island's North Fork and beyond......

NOTE: PARC EMAIL ADDRESS IS :

          PARC(dot)W2AMC(at)GMAIL(dot)COM

CLUB MEETINGS

Our 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. Our next meeting will be in-person at the Custer Institute,  1115 Bayview Ave., Southold, NY 11971 on June 3,2022 @ 7pm. N2QHV and K2GLP will brief us on our Field Day preparations.

The election of PARC officers for the 2022-2023 year has now been rescheduled to the JUNE meeting.

      

           ANNOUNCEMENTS - MAY 8,2022

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PARC MEETINGS:

MARCH: 18 attendees - Election slate presented, presentation by N2QHV on LI repeaters.

APRIL: 7 attendees - PARC elections rescheduled for the May meeting. W2KFV briefed us on the new FCC fee structure.

MAY: 12 attendees - PARC elections now re-scheduled for the June meeting. Discussed antennas and band condx.

* FCC VE EXAMS: 3 DAY ADVANCE Reservations will be required from now on for FCC exams as special arrangements must be made to get access to an exam location. The Mattituck Library is open only limited hours at this time and specific approval is required for use of that facility. We can also conduct exams at the Custer Institute PARC club station in Southold with prior arrangements. Until the Library resumes regular hours, all exams will be conducted on an as-needed basis. There is a new FCC fee schedule - see the LICENSE EXAMS section of this website.

Please contact Jim W2NSF at - opajim (at) optonline (dot) net & see additional information on the "License Exams" page for further info.


*MEMBERSHIP: An updated  PARC MEMBERSHIP/DUES LIST dated 05/08/22  has been distributed to the membership.  Please contact NY2NY If you did not receive one or you have corrections or additions to the list. There are currently 62 active PARC members; 53 paid dues for 21-22. Members who have not paid their dues are not eligible to vote in the annual election in June.

*PARC CUSTER STATION: The PARC Custer Station is now re-opened !! Every Tuesday from 10:30am to 2:00pm- members and guests are invited to join us at the Custer Institute in Southold. 

*ANTENNAS, ANTENNAS ! --- NY2NY has  a large collection of HF and VHF antennas available at little or no cost to PARC members...Please contact Jay : Jay(at)NY2NY(dot)us for more information.

*PARC ELECTIONS:The Nominating Committee for PARC officers (K2HF and WA2EEW) presented a slate of candidates at the March meeting; President: N2RBU; Vice-president :K2FAA ; Secretary/Treasurer: NY2NY.  Elections have been re-scheduled for the JUNE meeting.

*PARC WEEKLY NET: As there was considerable interest from the last member survey in an on-the-air PARC net, we are looking for a volunteer(s) to run the net over the PARC repeaters on a weekly basis. We currently have a volunteer - more details next month.

*FIELD DAY: PARC is planning an in-person 2022 Field Day activity at the Horton Point Lighthouse facility. K2GLP has been appointed Field Day Manager and will coordinate our activity with Southold Town. Details will be presented to the membership at the June meeting.


 

      PARC ANNUAL DUES

PARC annual dues were due on JULY 1, 2021- for the 2021-2022 year...You can pay at any (REAL or CUSTER) meeting DIRECTLY to our Treasurer JAY NY2NY

OR:

Send a paper check or money order to: PARC- PO Box 113 Peconic, NY 11958 OR Jay Buscemi NY2NY PO Box 397 Laurel NY 11948.

If you wish to pay by paper check - please make the check out to Roberta Keis or James Buscemi with a memo note that it's for PARC dues. Please DO NOT make the check out to the Peconic Amateur Radio Club as it can't be cashed that way.

OR:

PAY WITH PAYPAL.

FOR PAYPAL PAY to: JAY(AT)NY2NY(DOT)US 

Please use the "send money to friends and family" option, not "pay for goods or services". Please do not send Paypal $$ to the PARC email address - we do not have a Paypal account with that address.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS $30, FAMILY MEMBERSHIP $35.

Dues for the 2022-2023 year are due on July 1, 2022. Dues may be paid directly to our Treasurer NY2NY at the Field Day site or paid with one of the methods above.

 

PARC CLUB STATION 

  The club station is located at the Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Bayview Ave., Southold, NY 11971 and is now open again from 10am to 2pm on Tuesdays starting March 30.

The following restrictions apply:

**Only members and guests who have received at least ONE COVID vaccination or a recent negative COVID test will be admitted to the station.

** A maximum of 6 members/guests will be permitted inside at any time.

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.

We have a DATA radio installed (FT-100) so stop by and try out the FT8 mode on HF - lots of fun !

CLUB REPEATERS:

VHF (Middle Island) W2OQI/R, 146.82/146.22, 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 now on a 24-hour basis 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..