Drumlins Amateur Radio Club

This is the Official website of the Drumlins Amateur Radio Club

We are very sorry to report that Walt Stauffer W2EVU is now a Silent Key.  Walt was one of our oldest members, getting his ticket in 1939.  His obituary is below.  Walt will be greatly missed by his friends and family

Walter John Stauffer
November 16, 1931 ~ November 21, 2021
 Walter John Stauffer, 90, of Karns City, Pennsylvania, passed away on November 21, 2021 at the Butler Memorial Hospital.

He was born November 16, 1931 in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania to the late Walter J. Stauffer and the late Virginia Crissman.

Walter was the Police Chief in Sodus Point, New York. He was an avid amateur ham radio operator. Walter was a lifetime fireman for Sodus Point Fire Department. He belonged to Sodus Point Auxiliary Coast Guard, a member of the Power Squadron, and Commander of Civil Air Patrol.

Walter is survived by daughter, Sandra (Ron Moore) Shaw of Hooker, PA; one sister, Vera Figore of Sarver, PA; two grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Christie Stauffer, who passed away on February 17, 2021.

There will be no public visitation.

Private Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Family requests memorial contributions be made to the Sodus Point Fire Department, 8364 Bay St. #139, Sodus Point, NY 14555.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA 16001.

We meet the Third Wed of each month at the BOCES Conference Center off Maple St in Newark NY.  Face Masks and Social Distancing are requirements of BOCES in order to use their facilities.  Please monitor 146.685 prior to the meeting for any changes  Doors open by 7 pm for some socializing, the meeting starts promptly at 7:30 pm.

Winter Weather can impact club meetings.  Listen to 146.685 at 5 pm on meeting nights, or check this website or our FaceBook Page for cancellations.

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 by Drumlins. We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please check with Squaw Island Amateur Radio Club (SIARC) at www.siarc.us  or  Rochester Amateur Radio Association (RARA) at www.Rochesterham.org  for testing information by these clubs.  


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Meetings every Third Wednesday of the Month at Fingerlakes BOCES 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)

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.


  • 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



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International Lighthouse Event, Sodus Point NY
International Lighthouse Event, Sodus Point NY
International Lighthouse event, Sodus Point NY
International Lighthouse event, Sodus Point NY




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.


Any questions or comments?  Email us at   drumlinsarc@gmail.com