Drumlins Amateur Radio Club
This is the Official website of the Drumlins Amateur Radio Club
We will resume LIVE Club meetings on Wed July 15 at the BOCES Finger Lakes Conference Center, 131 Drumlin Crt, Newark NY (enter from Maple St at sign, drive to the back of the road, left into parking lot for handicapped entrance). SOCIAL DISTANCING and FACE MASK are REQUIRED (bring your own mask please). Monitor 146.685 starting 2 hours prior to the meeting for any announcements. This can change if the Health Dept or government orders changes.
Please help reduce the inevitable overload on our Healthcare system by staying home. If you are ill, call your doctor if feeling ill rather than going to ER or Urgent Care. If you are having severe respiratory symptoms, go to the nearest Emergency Dept immediatly. Please also watch out for your friends and neighbors and support your local small business's.
Check 146.685 starting 2 hours prior to meeting time for any cancelation announcements.. On the hour and half hour
Interested in joining the Drumlins ARC? Click on the "Join" tab above or come to a meeting. (listed below)
SPECIAL NOTE: VE testing is currently not being offered. Please see note below under Free VE testing. We apologize for any inconvenience. Contact Russell Harris N2IV at firstname.lastname@example.org for info regarding testing at Squaw Island Amateur Radio Club (SIARC) in Ontario County rcharris
2020 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.
DRUMLINS ACTIVITY CALENDAR 2020
(email KD2DNOII@GMAIL.COM for additions or changes )
MOST HAM ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED OR POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19 VIRUS. SEE BELOW FOR SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES.
FOX HUNT SUN July 19. Check in at 0845 hrs on 146.685 (pl 71.9). Location/clues transmitted starting at 0900 approx every 10 min on 146.490 Simplex. We will search until found but end around noon at latest. The Fox will be located somewhere in Western Wayne/Eastern Monroe/Northern Ontario County. First Prize is a $30 Gift Card to Tom Wahl's, Second Prize is a $20 Tom Wahl's Gift Card (valid only at any Tom Wahl's) . Register with Bill at email@example.com. All Ham's are welcome. Non-licensed Ham's can also join in but won't be able to transmit back. Opportunities are limited this summer, come join in on some Ham Fun!.
Thur July 30 6pm-9pm PalMac High School. FEMA/Red Cross drill. Contact David Taylor if you can help. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue Aug 25 Ginna/FEMA drill 8 am to 2 pm. This drill is still up in the air, watch for future announcements but if interested please add this to your calendar so we have enough members ready if needed. Contact David Taylor at email@example.com if you can help.
Sat Sept 12 ROC MS RIDE Go to www.rochesterham.org, click on Public Serve and complete the form to register to help
Fri and Sat Oct 30 and 31. Pumpkin Patrol. Contact David Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. We always need plenty of help on either or both nights.
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Meetings every Third Wednesday of the Month at Fingerlakes BOCES Conference Center
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 at 6pm with business following dinner, usually every other month. 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.
VE Testing is on Hold
We are sorry to announce we are not providing testing currently. Please contact Squaw Island ARC (www.siarc.us) or Rochester Amateur Radio Association
(Rochester ham.org) sites, or ARRL.org
- 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 email@example.com for information.
- DARC NET 146.745 (pl 7 1.9) Tue 7pm. Weather and Rag Chew... All are invited, very informal. KD2DNO@GMAIL.COM
- Drumlins ARC is 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.
2020 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 Bill kd@dno 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.
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.
We have A Tuesday night Weather /Rag Chew Net at 7p on 146.745
Any questions or comments? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org