Welcome to Drumlins Amateur Radio Club
"This is the Official website of the Drumlins Amateur Radio Club"
CHANGE IN VE TESTING TIME.
VE TESTING WILL BEGIN AT 630 PM starting October 2016
Interested in joining the Drumlins ARC? Click on the "Join" tab above or come to a meeting. (listed below)
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It is that time of the year again. If you haven't paid your dues for this year, please click here to use Paypal to renew. You may also pay Walt Dutcher, N2ZVP at any meeting. Thank you!
2017 Events are completed. Thanks everyone for your help. See you in 2018 with all our great events. Be sure to come to the Club meetings this winter, and Pay Your Dues!
Sat April 21 HAMFEST Palmyra VFW 8am-12 Noon. Contact Rich for information firstname.lastname@example.org
REPEATER NEWS. 11/2016
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 Testing in Feb, Apr (at HamFest only), June, Aug, Oct, Dec at 6:30 pm. at the EMO. Contact Sabrina at email@example.com for information.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
- WEATHER NET (Storm Trackers of WNY) on 4th Tue at 7 pm on 146.745/443.250. Contact John KD2GTA at email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org