Drumlins Amateur Radio Club

This is the Official website of the Drumlins Amateur Radio Club

Due to Covid-19 Virus, all Drumlins Club meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice.  Notification of meetings will be done via email to Members Only, to avoid any undesired outside interruptions.  Meetings will still be the Third Wed of every month starting at 7:30 pm.  If you are a current member and do not get an email with directions to the Zoom meeting, email kd2dno@gmail.com and I will look into why you are not getting our emails.  If you are not a member, and wish to listen in on a meeting, also email kd2dno@gmail.com to get an invitation.  

We are very disappointed, but we must take everyone's safety and health into consideration.

Please help reduce the inevitable overload on our Healthcare system by staying home if you are ill, calling your doctor if feeling ill rather than going to ER or Urgent Care, and 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. 



Starting with the January 2020 meeting, we will have our monthly club meetings at the Finger Lakes BOCES Conference Center, 131 Drumlin Crt, Newark, NY (Enter from E. Maple St, Conference Center sign drive straight to end of the road, turn left into parking lot).  



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.

Membership Note:

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 )


FIELD DAYS:  Fri June 25-Sun June 27.  Ontario County EMO.  Stay Tuned for further information.  The situation is very fluid as to how this will take place while we are under restrictions due to Covid-19 virus.   

ROC MS  Sat Sept 12, Genesee Valley Park.  Go to www.rochesterham.org, click on Public Serve and complete the form to register to help


Read an interesting article especially if you are interested in learning more about Amateur Radio


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!!



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 kd2kby@rochester.rr.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.

Email: drumlinsarc@gmail.com


Keuka Lake MS ride

Keuka Lake MS ride 2015

International Lighthouse Event, Sodus Point NY

International Lighthouse Event, Sodus Point NY

International Lighthouse event, Sodus Point NY

International Lighthouse event, Sodus Point NY



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  kd2dno@gmail.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 wdutcher@tkcontrols.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   drumlinsarc@gmail.com