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 on the ZOOM platform on Jan 6. Our Holiday luncheon is scheduled for Dec 2 and there is no other meeting in December.

      

           ANNOUNCEMENTS - NOV 27,2022

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PARC MEETINGS:

SEPTEMBER: 8 attendees - Tom WB2EUJ discussed receiver performance parameters. Thanx Tom - Great presentation...

OCTOBER: 6 attendees - discussed next meeting, field trip and holiday luncheon.

NOVEMBER: 10 attendees at the Library - N2QHV conducted ARRL S.E.T. and briefed us on the Field Day results.

* FCC VE EXAMS:  PARC will resume our planned quarterly schedule at the Mattituck Library but 3 DAY ADVANCE Reservations will be required from now on for FCC exams. Alternate arrangements at the Custer Institute in Southold may also be arranged.

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 11/12/22  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 61 active PARC members; 21 NOT paid dues for 22-23 as of 11/12/22.

*PARC CUSTER STATION: The PARC Custer Station is now re-opened !! Every Tuesday or Wednesday from 10:30am to 2:00pm- members and guests are invited to join us at the Custer Institute in Southold. Weekly announcements will be sent via email each Monday confirming the opening day. Effective September 6, there will be no COVID restrictions to visit the PARC Custer station. You may, of course, wear a mask if you wish to remain anonymous !!

*ANTENNAS and POWER SUPPLIES--- NY2NY has  a large collection of HF and VHF antennas and DC power supplies available at little or no cost to PARC members... Please contact Jay : JAY(at)NY2NY(dot)us for more information; Tell me what you need !

*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 to follow.

*FIELD DAY: PARC conducted ARRL Field Day activities at the Horton Point lighthouse in Southold, NY on June 25/26. WX was Great; Food was BETTER !! Tnx to Chief Chef N2QHV and special Ice Cream desserts by WB2ZOB !! Don N2QHV has prepared and submitted the following results to ARRL:

  • W2AMC operated as Class 2A, emergency power
  • 79 CW QSO's and 158 SSB QSO's were made
  • 650 bonus points were added for Emergency power, media publicity, visit by Southold Police official, etc.
  • Total score: 1206 points; results will be published in QST

Thanx to all who participated; special thanx to Don N2QHV and Charlie K2GLP for all their efforts to make this an excellent experience for PARC members and their guests !!

*MEETINGS: We have sucessfully negotiated an acceptable meeting schedule with the Mattituck-Laurel Library. We conducted our FIRST POST-COVID IN-PERSON Meeting on November 4. The Library itself closes at 7:00pm but we now have the conference room available until 8:30 pm. Was great to see everybody again in person !!

Our new annual plan for PARC meetings is as follows: Jan-Feb: ZOOM meetings first Friday of the month; March-June: Library meetings first Friday of the month; July - Field Day late June, no meeting; Aug-Nov: Library meetings first Friday of the month; Dec: Holiday luncheon, no meeting.

* PARC ANNUAL ARRL SET (Simulated Emergency Test) : was conducted at our November meeting starting at the Mattituck Library at 6:30pm. Operators were briefed by our Emergency Coordinator N2QHV and then assigned to various locations in Southold Town for the actual on-the-air test. N2QHV and K2GLP established Net Control at the EOC (Emergency Operations Center - aka - Southold PD) in Peconic and directed the SET activities using the 147.030 and 146.820 repeaters. Thanx to Don and all who participated..excellent SET !

* HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: Our Holiday luncheon will be held at "On the Docks" in Aquebogue on Friday Dec 2 at 1pm. All paid-up members and their guests are invited. The cost will be $20 each for lunch with a cash bar. Only members in good standing are invited to the luncheon so please pay your 2022-2023 dues now !! Also please RSVP to NY2NY by Wednesday Nov 30 if you are planning to attend so we can make appropriate reservations. Contact Jay at: jay@ny2ny.us OR text to: 6314616490. Thanks !!

* PARC FIELD TRIP: Based on both member survey results (roughly equal votes for ARRL HQ and the "Cradle of Aviation") Several PARC members car-pooled for a day trip to the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City on  Nov 9 .

* REPEATER STATUS:  The 440.050 UHF repeater in Greenport has been sucessfully repaired and is awaiting re-installation at the Greenport site probably in December. Meanwhile, PARC has acquired a NEW UHF repeater in the area: Callsign: W2KOA; Input: 444.975, Output 449.975, P/L 94.8 hz. Yes it's different than the usual UHF split - the input is 5 MHZ LOWER than the output. Try it, good signal in Laurel/Mattituck area ! The W2OQI machine on 146.82 is fully operational.

   

   PARC ANNUAL DUES

PARC annual dues WERE due on JULY 1, 2022- for the 2022-2023 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 open from 10am to 2pm on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

THERE ARE NO LONGER ANY COVID RESTRICTIONS FOR VISITING THE PARC STATION  !

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 W2KOA, 449.975/444.975, PL 94.8

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

Thanx to Charlie K2GLP, the PARC Greenport 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..