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Operating Opportunities

Current Conditions

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Local VHF/UHF Beacons

Rochester VHF Group
Band MHz
6m 50.078
2m 144.298
1.25m 222.050
70cm 432.300
23cm 1296.253

NCDXF/IARU Intl Beacon Project

 

2021 Events (see the RaRa Rag calendar for more events and below for details on some events)

May 15th — The KLARA 2 Meter Simplex Challenge!

May 15th, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, local time. Contest files (rules, log sheets, tips and tricks, etc.) can be downloaded from: https://klara.us/downloads-and-files This year we’ve added a 2 meter single side band portion to the contest. How far will a 2 meter USB signal go? We’re going to find out on the 15th. Everyone who submits a log will receive a full color certificate of participation. Come work with us and let’s see what we can accomplish with 2 meter simplex. It’s also a lot of fun! This is from the Keuka Lake ARA.

June 26-27ARRL Field Day – Contesting – All Modes — Notes: 

July 1-7Annual 13 Colonies Event Gets Under Way on July 1 (www.arrl.org 06/30/2020)

July 11RaRa Picnic at Mendon Ponds Park

August 21-22 — Lighthouse Lightship Weekend at Charlotte Lighthouse. — Pending COVID-19 conditions

Local Repeaters

Rochester NY Area Repeater Listing  (PDF)     (CSV for CHIRP)      (revised 12/08/2020 and 05/14/2020)

Repeater listing compiled by Dave Timmons (W2DST) from data supplied by Jim Stefano (W2COP), 1st Vice-President of the Upper New York Repeater Council (UNYREPCO), Western New York - Southern Ontario Repeater Council (WNYSORC), the ARRL 2014-2015 Repeater Directory, and local users of the repeaters.

Scheduled Nets

Looking to operate with local hams, either as a group or on the air! There are many local nets in and around the Rochester, NY area.  The nets are always looking for new check-ins so give it a try.

NET DAY TIME FREQUENCY REPEATER ECHOLINK IRLP
Sorted by Day of Week
ROC City Net Sunday 7:30 PM 145.110 - (PL 110.9) WR2AHL WR2ROC-R 8058
Ontario County ARES/RACES Net Sunday 8:00 PM 145.450 - (PL 110.9) W2ONT    
Wayne County ARES Net Sunday 8:35 PM 146.685 - (PL 71.9) WA2EMO    
Western District Net (ARRL NTS) Sunday 9:30 PM 145.390 - (PL 0.0) K2XZ    
AWA Net Monday 7:00 PM 145.110 - (PL 110.9) WR2AHL WR2ROC-R 8058
The Radio Wave Net Monday 7:30 PM 146.655 – (PL 110.9) WR2ROC    
Rochester VHF Group 2M Net Monday 9:00 PM 144.260  (USB) Simplex KA2ENE-L  
Western District Net (ARRL NTS) Monday 9:30 PM 146.640 - (PL 0.0) K2XZ    
Orleans County Net Tuesday 9:00 PM 145.270 - (PL 141.3) WA2DQL    
Western District Net (ARRL NTS) Tuesday 9:30 PM 145.390 - (PL 0.0) K2XZ    
ROC City Net Wednesday 7:30 PM 3.810  (LSB) Simplex    
Western District Net (ARRL NTS) Wednesday 9:30 PM 145.390 - (PL 0.0) K2XZ    
Monroe County ARES/RACES Net (1) Thursday 7:00 PM 146.610 - (PL 110.9) N2MPE    
XRX ARC Net (2) Thursday 8:00 PM 145.290 – (PL 110.9) W2XRX    
Rochester VHF Group 6M Net Thursday 9:00 PM 50.200 (USB) Simplex KA2ENE-L  
RXCWX CW Practice Net
    (2 meter check-in, then 50.250)
Thursday
 
9:00 PM
 
145.29 – PL110.9 (chk-in)
50.250 – USB (net chk-in)
W2XRX
Simplex
   
Western District Net (ARRL NTS) Thursday 9:30 PM 145.390 - (PL 0.0) K2XZ    
Western District Net (ARRL NTS) Friday 9:30 PM 145.390 - (PL 0.0) K2XZ    
Wyoming County ARES Net Saturday 12:00 PM 147.315 + (PL 141.3) WA2CAM    
Livingston County Net Saturday 8:00 PM 147.030 + (PL 110.9) AA2GV    
Sorted by Alphabetically
AWA Net Monday 7:00 PM 145.110 - (PL 110.9) WR2AHL WR2ROC-R 8058
Livingston County Net Saturday 8:00 PM 147.030 + (PL 110.9) AA2GV    
Monroe County ARES/RACES Net (1) Thursday 7:00 PM 146.610 - (PL 110.9) N2MPE    
Ontario County ARES/RACES Net Sunday 8:00 PM 145.450 - (PL 110.9) W2ONT    
Orleans County Net Tuesday 9:00 PM 145.270 - (PL 141.3) WA2DQL    
ROC City Net Sunday 7:30 PM 145.110 - (PL 110.9) WR2AHL WR2ROC-R 8058
ROC City Net Wednesday 7:30 PM 3.810  (LSB) Simplex    
Rochester VHF Group 2M Net Monday 9:00 PM 144.260  (USB) Simplex KA2ENE-L  
Rochester VHF Group 6M Net Thursday 9:00 PM 50.200 (USB) Simplex KA2ENE-L  
Radio Wave Net Monday 7:30 PM 146.655 – (PL 110.9) WR2ROC    
RXCWX CW Practice Net
    (2 meter check-in, then 50.250)
Thursday
 
9:00 PM
 
145.29 – PL110.9 (chk-in)
50.250 – USB (net chk-in)
W2XRX
Simplex
   
Wayne County ARES Net Sunday 8:35 PM 146.685 - (PL 71.9) WA2EMO    
Western District Net (ARRL NTS) Tues - Sun 9:30 PM 145.390 - (PL 0.0) K2XZ    
Western District Net (ARRL NTS) Monday 9:30 PM 146.640 - (PL 0.0) K2XZ    
Wyoming County ARES Net Saturday 12:00 PM 147.315 + (PL 141.3) WA2CAM    
XRX ARC Net (2) Thursday 8:00 PM 145.290 – (PL 110.9) W2XRX    
 
(1) Every Thursday except meeting night which is typically the 4th Thursday of the month
(2) Net meets the 1st and 4th Thursday of the month

RaRa 2020 Operating Event Details

Event name Location Days Dates Sign Up
International Lighthouse
      Lightship Weekend
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Saturday & Sunday August 22-23

Info:

Annual ILLW operating event for the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend at The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse. We are looking for volunteers to help setup the station and to supervise operation. You can also receive a tour of the lighthouse.

Signup by emailing education at

Time and Location:

Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM to 5:00PM

70 Lighthouse Street; Rochester, NY 14612

Plan:

Members are invited to come and operate for one hour slots.

Radios: 

Bring your own or use one of the club radios.

  CANCELED
Due to COVID 19
 

 

Last revised: 05/05/21 09:12 PM

   

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