Welcome to Drumlins Amateur Radio Club
GINNA DRILL Tue Aug 2. There will be NO call out. Report directly to the EMO at 0830 hrs. Have your badge and if possible an HT that can tune to 446.000. This is an Informal Drill so all are welcome. If you haven't done a Formal Drill, this is where you get experience. You can't generally attend a Formal drill of you are not trained.
PRE-GINNA TRAINING ON UPDATED COMPUTER FORMS will be either Thur July 21 from 1pm-3pm or Mon July 25 9am-11am. Email Dave Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can attend either session and/or the Drill
DRUMLINS ANNUAL PICNIC Satuday Aug 13, 4 pm at the PalMac Park. Email Rich KC2TCM at email@example.com if you are planning on attending. All paid up Club Members and families are welcome. Food and drink provided.
Aug 20-21. Lighthouse Field Days ,Sodus Point. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 27. MS Rochester Bike Ride. www.rochesterham.org. Click on Public Service.
Sept 11 Fingerlakes Triathlon, Canadaigua. Contact email@example.com
Sept 17. Canal Days parade, Palmyra. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 24. Barktober Fest, Humane Society. Go to www.rochesterham.org and click on Public Service
Oct 30 & 31. Pumpkin Patrol. Contact email@example.com
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 along with EchoLink.
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.
Change in STORM TRACKERS NET
Storm Trackers of WNY NET will be monthly on the Fourth Tue each month at 7pm on 146.745/443.250.
It will be hosted by John KD2GTA. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. This Net also will be active during severe weather. Tune in and join in.
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
Free Testing in Feb, Apr (at HamFest only), June, Aug, Oct, Dec at 7 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
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.
Your 2016 Membership Card will be available for printing Online after Jan. 1 but you can re-enroll now. No need to fill in information unless there are changes. Go to "Membership Area", the "Renew Membership". If you have paid for 2016 or have a Lifetime Membership, there is NO need to re-enroll unless you have changes to your information. Changes can be made at anytime.
If you are paying by Cash or Check, be sure to mention that under "Comments" and get your payment to Walter N2ZVP.
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.