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 available for our May meeting.


SUBJECT: Our annual APRIL FOOL SWAP meeting...dig out those old Ham or electronics or computer-related items you no longer want (dont have to be functional) and get them ready for the April meeting. Wrap them so they can't be identified; you will receive a ticket for the item you bring. We then will randomly select tickets which entitles you to pick any item, open it up to show the members and decide to either keep it or trade it for some other item already picked. Everybody goes home with something different ! Instructions will be available at the meeting. If you do not have anything to bring and would like to participate, a ticket can be purchased for $3 as long as any extra stuff is available. Always fun !!


Effective immediately, Warren Kappenberg W2WGK has been appointed to the position of PARC Field Day Manager.  We have negotiated rental of the Mattituck-Laurel Park District lodge in Southold Town at Bailey's Beach in Mattituck. A PARC team surveyed that site on October 24 and found it to be an excellent FD location, located right on a LI Sound Beach. A vote was taken at the Feb PARC meeting and the move to the MPD site was approved by the membership. We will have access to the site on June 23-25 for setup, operation and clean-up. An FD project team and detailed plans will be established at the June meeting.


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.

                 PARC MEMBER SURVEY

Thanx to everybody who sent in your response to the PARC member survey; the survey is now closed and the results will be published in early March and discussed at the April meeting.


  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

MARCH 20--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..