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VE TESTING WILL BEGIN AT 630 PM starting October 2016

                  Interested in joining Drumlins, go to the "Join" button above, or come to a meeting (listed below)

Membership Note:  

It is that time of the year again.  If you haven't paid your dues for this year, please click here to use Paypal to renew.  You may also pay Walt Dutcher, N2ZVP at any meeting.  Thank you!

UPCOMING EVENTS. 2017

3/26. Practice drill.  We will check various locations throughout the county. We will use all of our repeaters, simplex and Yaesu Fusion digital and HT's. Email  kd2dno@gmail.com if you can participate.

4/8. SPRING FLING.  Dinner and Social hour at the Phelps Hotel starting at 5pm.  Pay by Mon March 27 online or with Walter Dutcher..$20 per person, cash bar.

4/15. GINNA practice drill at theEMO.  9AM.  Required in order to participate in state and federal drills.  Email kd2dno@gmail.com of you can participate.

4/22. HAM FEST. Our BIG club event.  Plenty of help is needed, contact Rich at tinker@rochester.rr.com to help.  Set up is Friday at 5pm. Need to be at the event SAT by 7 am.

6/10. TOUR DE CURE diabetes bike ride.  Register at Rochesterham.org. Help is needed from 6am until around 4pm

6/24-25. FIELD DAYS at Varick Fire Hall, Geneva NY.

6/27. GINNA (State) Drill.  EMO. You must participate at a State drill in order to participate in the Federal drill.

7/8-9. FINGER LAKES CHALLENGE bike ride for MS.  This year it will be at Hobart College, Geneva NY.  Help is needed for both days or either day.  Contact Tom kb2nci at kb2nci@arrl.net or sanders5@frontiernet.net (SIARC)

8/12. SUMMER PICNIC.  Palmyra VFW. 4PM

8/22. GINNA (Federal) Drill .  EMO.

9/16. PALMYRA CANAL TOWN PARADE.  Set up starts at 2pm.  Anticipating a big parade, Will meet loss of help.  Contact Dave at kb2kby@rochester.rr.com.

10/30-31. PUMPKIN PATROL.  Help is needed both nights or either night.  Contact Dave at kb2kby@rochester.rr.com.

 

In order to participate in RACES/ARES activities, you must have an EMO ID badge.  Contact David Taylor at kb2kby@rochester.rr.com to obtain a badge. Badges don't expire, but must be returned if you become inactive.  They are property of the Wayne County Emergency Management Office.

 

 


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.  Check with a board member for location

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Free Testing in Feb, Apr (at HamFest only), June, Aug, Oct, Dec at 6:30 pm. at the EMO.  Contact  Sabrina at wd2stk@yahoo.com for information.

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BOARD MEETINGS (Business meeting) held on the Monday of the week prior to regular club meetings.  Meetings will be publicized by Email to all members in good standing each month detailing time and location.  A meeting will not necessarily be held each month.


LOCAL NETS

  • 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.
  •      WEATHER NET (Storm Trackers of WNY) on 4th Tue at 7 pm on 146.745/443.250. Contact John KD2GTA at zoger77@gmail.com 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.

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

 


 

2017 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.  

If you are paying by Cash or Check, be sure to mention that under "Comments" and get your payment to Walter N2ZVP 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