Drumlins Amateur Radio Club

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).

Membership Note:

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



Than you to everyone who participated in or public service activities this year.  We look forward to 2019 being even more fun.

If we need to cancel a meeting or activity due to bad weather, we will make announcements on, 146.685 and 146.745, along with Facebook and Twitter.


    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.


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!!




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  Us at drumlinsarc@gmail.com for more information. 

Alternate months contact Squaw Island Amateur Radio Club (SIARC) in Ontario County.

Pre-registration is required with a minimum of 24 hrs notice (preferred 48 hrs). Email us at drumlinsarc@gmail.com





  • 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 Tue 7pm.  Weather and Rag Chew... Ask are invited, very informal.
  • 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.

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



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  we2lewradio@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.

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.

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