This is the Official website of the Drumlins Amateur Radio Club
VE TESTING WILL BEGIN AT 630 PM at the EMO
See schedule below
Interested in joining the Drumlins ARC? Click on the "Join" tab above or come to a meeting. (listed below).
Thank you one and all for attending the Drumlins Amateur Radio Club Hamfest this past Saturday! It is always nice to see old friends as well as make new ones too! Congratulations to everyone who passed their tests during our event. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped during the event! Without you, we could not do this! Again, Thank you all and see you next year!
2018 DRUMLINS UPDATES:
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!!
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
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 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 VE Testing
Feb, Apr (at HamFest only), June, Aug, Oct, Dec at 6:30 pm. at the EMO. Contact Sabrina at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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