Drumlins Amateur Radio Club

This is the Official website of the Drumlins Amateur Radio Club


See schedule below

Interested in joining the Drumlins ARC? Click on the "Join" tab above or come to a meeting. (listed below).

Make sure to join us at our Annual Hamfest in Palmyra, NY on April 21st! See the flyer below for details. Here are just some of the goodies we have to give away:

Jetstream JT270M dual band mobile 2m/440 HT from KJI
Dual band 144/446 mag mount mobile antenna from RW Antenna
Raspberry Pi 3B starter from Newark/MCM
ARRL Gift Certificates
22pc electronics tool kit from Newark/MCM
750W Power inverter from Harborfreight

Other Door Prizes include:
Harbor Freight meters, tape measures, screw driver sets, & current tester.

Come join us for the fun!!!

Click here for Hamfest details and flier!


The club thanks recently departing Board Members Dave Mette and John Greco for their service.  We also thank past President Al Cook for his service and his continued service as a Director.

We welcome Lew Ellwanger as he continues his position as Membership Committee Chairman and taking over me duties as Club Public Relations Officer, and relieving Walter of the task of the monthly Newsletter. Look for some updates on how your receive the Newsletter and improved posting the Newsletter on this website.  David Taylor remains Chairman of the RACES/ARESCommittee with Russ Harris as Assistant Chairman and also as a new Director, and Jeff Jensen is retained as Repeater Committee Chairman with Justin Toarmino as Assistant Chairman.

New Facebook and Twitter Pages:

Just click the blue "f" or bird icon in the upper left corner of this page to be taken to our new Facebook and Twitter pages!  "Like" and "follow" us for notifications of stories and events!!

Membership Note:  

2018 DUES: It is that time of the year again.  Please click here to use Paypal to renew.  You may also pay Walt Dutcher, W2WBD at any meeting.  Thank you

2018 Events:

Sat April 14 2018. SPRING FLING, Phelps Hotel, Phelps NY. 5pm Social Hour with hor d'oeuvres.  6pm Buffet dinner.  Cost is $25 per person, Drumlins is subsidizing the balance. Please register and pay using our PayPal link on the Spring Fling link, or send check/cash to Walter Dutcher.

Sat April 21 2018:   HAMFEST  Palmyra VFW 8am-12 Noon.    Contact Rich for information  tinker@rochester.rr.com  







444.750 repeater is back and fully functional. It supports Fusion and D-Star. There is no ECHOLINK on 444.750.

A new pre-amp on 685 should improve the repeater.

Jeff N2MKT and the Repeater committee report the new Yaesu Fusion Digital Repeater is now working on 146.745.  It includes EchoLink.  There have been some adjustment and may require some more in the future but it is a stronger signal especially in the north end of Wayne County.  Be aware due to the digital nature, there is a 2 second delay when it switches between analog and digital modes; there is also a very brief pause at the beginning on the transmission (less than 1 second) so press the PTT and wait a very brief pause before starting to speak.

We are very excited about having updated both of the Club repeaters now with Yaesu Fusion system.  WiresX is active on the 444.750.  there is no ECHOLINK on 750.

We now have internet connection on 146.685 with Echo Link!!!

MANY THANKS TO Jeff N2MKT, Justin W2JPT and their helpers for all their hard work to keep our systems updated and running smoothly.  Please report any issues with the repeaters to Jeff at N2MKT@hotmail.com.


Meetings every Third Wednesday of the Month at the Wayne County EMO/Sheriff's Office

 First floor meeting room

 7376 State Hwy 31 #1000, Lyons, NY 14489

Doors open at 7 pm, meeting starts 7:30 pm    Announcements on 146.685

Board Meeting (business sessions) are held on the Monday of the week preceding the Club meeting (check the Calendar) usually dinner at 6pm with business following dinner.  Meetings are usually at The Monterey Mexican Restaurant in Newark NY...  check the calendar or with any Board member for any changes.  A Board/Business meeting may not be held each month depending on how much Club business needs to be handled.


Free VE Testing

 Feb, Apr (at HamFest only), June, Aug, Oct, Dec at 6:30 pm. at the EMO.  Contact  Sabrina at wd2stk@yahoo.com for INFORMATION. 

Alternate months contact Squaw Island Amateur Radio Club (SIARC) in Ontario County.





  • RACES/ARES NET Sunday at 8:35 pm (check calendar to verify, not held on holidays) on 146.685, pl 71. Contact David Taylor KB2KBY at kd2kby@rochester.rr.com for information.
  • Drumlins ARC is a community service group

Any community group in Wayne County needing communications with an event, such as a parade, walk-a-thon, or bike ride, please contact us for possible help.

Email: drumlinsarc@gmail.com


Keuka Lake MS ride

Keuka Lake MS ride 2015

International Lighthouse Event, Sodus Point NY

International Lighthouse Event, Sodus Point NY

International Lighthouse event, Sodus Point NY

International Lighthouse event, Sodus Point NY



2018 Renewals are coming up soon... If you are a Lifetime member there is no need to re-enroll. All others please go to the Members Area and rejoin for next year.  Please be sure to make any changes or corrections.   Contact Lew WE2LEW at  we2lewradio@gmail.com  if you need more information.

If you are paying by Cash or Check, be sure to mention that under "Comments" and get your payment to Walter W2WBD at wdutcher@tkcontrols.com


Drumlins Amateur Radio Club (DARC) welcomes all Amateur Radio (Ham) Operators. We serve the Wayne County, New York area and we are the ARES and RACES organization for the area. We work in close conjunction with the Wayne County Emergency Management Office in Lyons, NY and have a radio shack located in the EMO building in Lyons. Our group provides back-up communications for Wayne County EMO and actively participate in drills with the EMO. We work closely with other amateur radio groups in our area, particularly Squaw Island Amateur Radio Club (SIARC) out of Ontario County. Anyone interested in Ham radio activities is welcome to attend our meetings, and hopefully join the club. Drumlins was formed in 1975 and proudly sponsors one of the areas best Hamfest’s, usually in April each year. We have set up a. Yaesu Fusion Repeater on 444.750 (PL 110.9) and upgraded the controller on 146.685 and put up a new antenna and new controller on 146.745 in 2015.

We provide FREE testing for Amateur radio licenses, along with our friends at SIARC. Each county provides the testing on an “every other month” basis. For details click testing for the current contacts and testing schedule. Appointments are not necessary but certainly helpful.

A Sunday Night RACES NET is held most Sundays at 8:35 pm on 146.685 (repeater).  Check the Calendar for changes.  NET is not held on most Sundays with a holiday in the week.

Any questions or comments?  Email us at   drumlinsarc@gmail.com