This is the Official website of the Drumlins Amateur Radio Club
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.
2019 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.
A very sincere thank you to all who attended the Drumlins Amateur Radio Club Hamfest. We had near 300 attendees, despite not having VE testing this year. A special thank you to the Wayne County Sheriff's Dept. Explorer Post for their great help in our parking lot, especially considering it snowed! A great big thank you to everyone who volunteered to put on another great Hamfest. It couldn't be done without great teamwork. I heard a number of compliments from folks on their way out. Again, thank you.
DRUMLINS ACTIVITY CALENDAR 2019.
Email KD2DNO@GMAIL.COM to add events or make changes
Tue April 30 at 7PM.SKYWARN Weather Training Call Abby at 315-946-5663 or email awhal@co..wayne.ny.us to register
Sat May 11. Spring Fling dinner at Flaherty's Restaurant in Macedon. For info contact Rich at Tinker@rochester.rr.com
Wed May 15. 1pm Work day at EMO. Email me if you can attend firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat May 18 at 11 am-5pm Williamson Apple Blossom Festival Demonstration table on Main St. We need 3-5 volunteers; will need a generator, table, canopy, chairs. Email me if you can help. KD2DNO@GMAIL.COM
Sun May 19 at 7 am-1 pm Pancake Breakfast Williams Apple Blossom Festival at Williamson Airport. We need 3-5 volunteers, same equipment as on Sat May 18 but no generator needed. Email me if you can help at email@example.com
Mon May 20 at 6 pm: Tour de Cure Planning meeting at the Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Ave, Webster; dinner is served. If you plan on helping with the Tour de Cure on Sat June 8, it's very important to attend this session for general, safety and job specific information. No reply is needed but please be sure to register with RARA at www.rochesterham.org, click on Public Service and go to Tour de Cure and complete form.
Sat June 8 Tour de Cure bike event. Contact RARA at www.Rochesterham.org and click on Public Service then on Tour de Cure to register
Sat-Sun June 22-23.Amateur Radio Field Days. White Springs Fire Deptept, Geneva NY. See Ham Radio operators in action. 8am Sat-noon Sunday. Location to be announced. Contact Rich Hamill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue July 23., State Ginna drill 8am. Contact Dave at email@example.com
Sat Aug 17. Drumlins Picnic Free to all members and their family's. Palmyra VFW 4 pm. Contact Rich at Tinker@rochester.rr.com
Tue Aug 20. Federal GINNA Drill 8 am. Must have attended previous drill to participate Contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Aug 24. ROC the Ride for MS. Contact Rochesterham.org at select Public Service to register
Wed & Thur Oct 30 & 31. Pumpkin Patrol. Contact Dave at email@example.com
CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION:
Effective with the February 2019 meeting, our monthly meetings are being moved upstairs in the EMO to the big Command Center room. The county needs to take over several areas to provide temporary relocation of other County services. This includes the downstairs meeting room. The front doorwill be unlocked just before 7pm and remain unlocked until 8pm. If you come after 8, you won't be able to get into the meeting. This is supposed to last for about one year.
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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 n 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
- DARC NET 146.745 (pl 7 1.9) Tue 7pm. Weather and Rag Chew... All are invited, very informal. KD2DNO@GMAIL.COM
- New 440 NET: Sundays 6:30 pm on 449.075 (pl 82.5), informal RRg chew for all with Stu KC2KJO email@example.com
- 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.
2019 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.
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