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......




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.

There is NO scheduled meeting in July as we met for Field Day on June 25/26. The next PARC meeting will be held on SEPT 2 on the ZOOM platform. We will feature a presentation on Receiver Performance by Tom WB2EUL, DONT MISS IT !!


           ANNOUNCEMENTS - AUGUST 15,2022

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

JUNE: 16 attendees - N2QHV briefed the members on our Field Day plans; PARC elections were held.

FIELD DAY: 22 attendees - operated as Class 2A from Horton Point lighthouse, Southold, NY.

AUGUST: 8 attendees - presented video on PARC 2022 Field Day by Peter KD2WHB,

* 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 07/04/22  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; 35 NOT paid dues for 22-23 as of 08/15/22.

*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.

*ANTENNAS, ANTENNAS ! --- NY2NY has  a large collection of HF and VHF antennas available at little or no cost to PARC members...An updated list was distributed to the members on 7/20/22. Please contact Jay : Jay(at)NY2NY(dot)us for more information.

*PARC ELECTIONS: Elections were held at the June ZOOM meeting and the following officers were elected:  President: N2RBU; Vice-president : K2FAA ; Secretary/Treasurer: NY2NY.  

*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 are currently in negotiations with the Mattituck Library to resume in-person meetings starting in October. More details to follow.

*NEW WEBMASTER: Peter, KD2WHB is our new webmaster - the website will be updated shortly and include some FD2022 pixs.

* PARC FIELD TRIP: Thanx to all who completed the survey. The PARC BOD will meet shortly to analyze the results and suggest a possible field trip in October.


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


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.




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.


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.



  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.

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 !


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..