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.

Our next regular meeting will likely be via ZOOM on Friday February 4 - Program: TBD


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NOVEMBER: 18 ATTENDEES - Our first in-person post Covid meeting...Mystery auction !

DECEMBER: PARC Holiday luncheon - 13 members/guests enjoyed a great lunch at ON THE DOCKS restaurant topped off with a super holiday ice-cream cake from Stu WB2ZOB !! Door prizes supplied by NY2NY.

JANUARY: 13 attendees - Presentation by Tom WB2EUJ on FCC RF Exposure requirements and calculations.

* 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 are scheduled to conduct our next in-person exam session at the Mattituck Library on January 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm.

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 01/07/22  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.

*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. All attendees must have had at least ONE COVID vaccine shot or a recent Negative COVID test, and only a maximum of 6 people will be admitted to the station area at one time. Thanks for your cooperation..been a long time since any of us have gotten together on Tuesdays !!

*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: A Nominating Committee will be appointed in February to solicit nominations for PARC officer positions for the 2022-2023 year. Start thinking about nominating PARC members for the 4 Offices (or consider yourself!)--Elections are scheduled for the April 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. If you would like to help, please contact any PARC officer to discuss this issue.

* NEW FCC RADIATION MEASUREMENT REQUIREMENTS: The FCC has issued a revised set of radiation measurement requirements which NOW apply to Amateur Radio Stations. Please go to: for details. Essentially, all Amateur Radio stations are now required to calculate the radiation levels caused by their transmissions and record them for presentation to the FCC as requested. This is an FCC MANDATE for all services including commercial, GMRS and the Amateur service.



PARC annual dues are 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


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.




  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 !


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 from 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..