May 17- Keep the reports coming

Our brief respite from the malicious interference seems to have ended
as the primary antagonist appears to have returned home from his brief

As such, once again I remind you that the daily monitoring and
reporting of  malicious interference on our repeaters is ongoing.  If
you hear malicious interference please, please, please fill out the
reporting form at:

The input and information is extremely important.  We need each and
every one of you who are on our repeaters to participate.

I must also remind you that you must not engage jammers in any way.
PLEASE IGNORE THEM.  I would also like current audio of the jamming
with recordings made from today forward.  When submitting the audio,
please submit it in conjunction with a report (date, frequency, time,
etc.) so that we can correlate the materials.

Please help me help you!  We still have work to do.  Please

73 de MIke N2YBB

Update April 2th 2016

A few things happening over the nest few weeks.  Take advantage!

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Ocean/Monmouth ARC Tailgate Hamfest

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Where: Diana Site, 2300 Marconi Road, Wall Township N.J.

Contact: Matthew Capozzoli, N2UG for details
Phone: 732-312-8066

Talk in: 145.110, -600 (PL 127.3) N2MO/R

Door prizes drawn hourly, grand prizes $100.00 gift certificates
supplied by CheapHam and KJI Electronics

Gates open to vendors at 7:00 AM and open to public at 08:00 AM

VE Session Starts at 8:30 AM and 12:00 Noon

Contact Rick Kennard, N2RPQ to pre-register

ARRL DX QSL Card Checking
Kids under 10 and non-Ham XYL’s free

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Free 3 Day Technician Level Class
Sponsored by the Rip Van Winkle Amateur Radio Society, Inc.

Saturday May 149 AM to 3 PM
Saturday May 219 AM to 3 PM
Saturday May 289 AM to 5 PM

VE exam 3:00 to 5:00 PM on the 28th, open to all!

Held at the East Chatham Firehouse
You can register now, email: wayneg1231@fairpoint.net4 Frisbee Street,
East Chatham, NY

The License Manual is required and available at:

(walk-ins are welcome)

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The Roseland Amateur Radio Club is celebrating its 70th Anniversary
this year. One of the ways they are celebrating is with a QSO Party.

70th Anniversary QSO Party
May 14, 2016
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

20 / 40 Meter SSB
2 Meter FM on WA2JSB Repeater

Shack Location:

Office of Emergency Management
300 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068

Contact info:
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Let this be a reminder that the daily monitoring and reporting of
malicious interference on our repeaters is ongoing.  If you hear
malicious interference please, please, please fill out the reporting
form at:
if you’re a subscriber you can report jamming through the RFinder app
on your Android smartphone

The input and information is extremely important.  We need each and
every one of you who are on our repeaters to participate.

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Have a great weekend,
73 de Mike N2YBB

Updae April 20th, 2016

A number of items of note this weekend, and the weather is expected to
be great!

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The Orange County Amateur Radio Club (OCARC) will be holding their
annual Spring Hamfest this Sunday, April 24th from 8 AM to 1 PM at:

Town of Wallkill Community Center
2 Wes Warren Drive
Middletown, NY

VE sessions are offered between 9 am and noon.  Indoor and outdoor
spaces are available. Refreshments are available.  Vendors including
KJI Electronics.  Door prizes.

For more information and directions, go to the club website at:

And stop by the ARRL table and say hello!  Hope to see you there.

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In celebration of International Marconi Day this Saturday, April 23,
2016, the Radio Central Amateur Radio Club will be operating a special
event station W2RC/IMD from the Marconi shack located on Rocky Point
Road (Rte 21) just south of Rte. 25A in front of the Frank J. Carasiti
Elementary School in Rocky Point.

Operating hours are 0900-1500 local time. All are more than welcome to
stop by to say hello and work a few stations from the shack.  Or, if
you’re not up and about, contact them as well as all the
International Marconi Day stations on the air that day from your QTH.

For more information on International Marconi Day, go to the ARRL

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As part of its 60th Anniversary, the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club
(FLARC) will partner with the National Park Service in hosting a
special event amateur radio station (W2NPT) at the Paterson Great Falls
National Historical Park in Paterson, NJ .   The event will be held on
April 22 and 23rd at the National Park Service location at:

72 McBride Avenue
Paterson, NJ

from 9AM until 4PM.   April 22nd will specifically coincide with Earth
Day and the Park Service’s environmental activities with the Paterson
public schools in coordination with the Passaic Valley Sewerage
Commission and Eagle Creek Renewable Energy.  Hundreds of area students
will converge on The Historical Park for educational activities and will
gain exposure to the fun and benefits of amateur radio at the same time.

The Science Expo is open to the public and will run from 11AM -2PM.  In
addition to the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club, participants will include:
The Great Swamp Watershed Association, the Passaic River Institute from
Montclair State University, Rowan University and PANTHER Academy of
Paterson (from 11Am-1PM).

The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club will also be at the venue as part of
the National Parks On The Air cooperative initiative between the
American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the National Park  Service.
Throughout 2016, amateur radio will help the National Park Service
celebrate its 100th anniversary. Hams across the country will activate
Park locations, promoting both our national parks and amateur radio to
the public.

For more information, please visit the club’s website at
or call 201-791-3841 or the Paterson Great Falls National Historical
Park website at:

or call  973-523-0370.

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On Sunday, April 24th,  the QSY Society will celebrate the 225th
birthday of Samuel F.B. Morse with a special event from 9 AM to 2 PM
local time at the Samuel F.B. Morse home:

Locust Grove
2683 South Rd (Route 9)
Poughkeepsie, NY

Help keep the Morse tradition alive by visiting and getting on the air
from the inventor’s front porch.

Bring your own favorite key if you like.  All are welcome, even if you
don’t pound brass!

Contact WA2NYY Mark ( for further information.

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Let this be a reminder that the daily monitoring and reporting of
malicious interference on our repeaters is ongoing.  If you hear
malicious interference please, please, please fill out the reporting
form at:

The input and information is extremely important.  We need each and
every one of you who are on our repeaters to participate.

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That’s it for now.  Have a great weekend!  And Get On The Air!!!

Update March 30th, 2016


I will be the guest speaker at the Bergen Amateur Radio Association
(BARA) monthly meeting this coming Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm.
The meeting will be held at the Washington Township Senior Center, 350
Hudson Avenue in (of course) Washington Township, NJ.  If you’re in
the area, please stop by and say “hi.”

For more information on the meeting, directions, and BARA, please go to
the club website at

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Let this be a reminder that the daily monitoring and reporting of
malicious interference on our repeaters is ongoing.  If you hear
malicious interference please, please, please fill out the reporting
form at:

The input and information is extremely important.  We need each and
every one of you who are on our repeaters to participate.

End Jamming

Hello –

Folks, the data we’re collecting regarding jamming in the metropolitan area is extremely important.  We need quantity.  In other words, constant reports from everyone who is experiencing jamming on VHF and UHF as it’s happening.

We are only interested in MALICIOUS INTERFERENCE.  While it is an issue, we are not looking for RFI issues at this time, or unintentional interference.  Only malicious issues.

We are collecting current data, as and while it occurs.  I need reports from everyone.  And I need them now.

We’ve received some data, but not nearly enough.  I have seen received a few complaints of frustration.  Believe me, I share your frustration.  However, we’ve been presented with a golden opportunity by Rep. King’s letter.  An opportunity that we haven’t had previously.  Being a nay-sayer is counterproductive, and wastes our time.

As angry as we all are, I need you to overcome your feelings of hopelessness and despair regarding jamming, suck it up, and help us try to do something positive!  I have heard thousands of complaints over the past decade.  I need to hear those same complaints right now, as they happen.

I promise you nothing in return.  But if we don’t get the overwhelming support from you, the membership, that I know we can, and that has been asked for, then we blow an opportunity that we may not get again, which I do NOT want to do.

So once again I ask all of you to listen and report.  Listen and report.  LISTEN and REPORT!  LISTEN AND REPORT!

And please do it all the time, every day, every frequency.  (If you’re a scanner buff, I’d like reports from there, too.)

If you sponsor or own a repeater, or are a trustee, or a repeater club, and have information that you’ve gathered over the years, including logs, audio recordings, etc., please email it under separate cover to  Do not use the online form for that.  The online form is only for developing a log of current malicious interference.

Let’s put an end to our hostage crisis.

Tnx es 73 de Mike N2YBB

Update March 17, 2016

Greetings —

Two items of note happening in the Hudson Division tomorrow, Friday
March 18th

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The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club celebrates their 60th year with the
first in a series of Guest Speakers who will cover a litany of
subjects pertaining to Amateur Radio throughout the year.

Their first speaker is John Crovelli (W2GD) who will discuss the recent
DXPedition to Navassa Island.

John will be at the club at 7 pm on Friday, March 18th. Everyone is

Fair Lawn Community Center
10-10 20th Street
Fair Lawn, N.J. 07410

For more information and directions, go to the club website at:

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I will be the guest speaker at the Orange County Amateur Radio Club
monthly meeting tomorrow, March 18th.

Meetings are held in Munger Cottage in Riverlight Park on Hudson
Street, Cornwall, NY, behind the Cornwall Library at 395 Hudson Street.
The actual address of Munger is 183 Main Street – it is accessible from
Hudson Street.

The meeting will start at 7:30PM with a VE sessions at 6PM.

For more information and directions, go to the club website at:

If you’re in the area, stop in and say “Hi.”

Have a great weekend! 73 de Mike N2YBB

Update Maech 11, 2016

Hello –
I will be in Dallas this weekend attending the ARRL Executive Board
meeting.  It looks like it will be a perfect weekend for a Hamfest, so
don’t you miss out on this:

Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

North Hunterdon Regional High School
1445 State Route 31 South
Annandale, NJ 08801


Seller doors open at 6:30 a.m. (not 6:00 a.m. as in previous years)
Buyer doors open at 8:00 a.m.

VE Session: 9:00 a.m.  No entrance fee for VE Session.
VE Exam fee is $15.00, bring two ID’s (one photo ID).

Just south of Clinton and Interstate 78 in beautiful Hunterdon County,

Talk in: 147.375 + PL 151.4

For more information go to the club website:

Although I’m out of town, Vice Director Bill Hudzik W2UDT will be
there, so stop by and say “Hi.”

73 de Mike N2YBB

Update. LIMARC Hamfest this weekend

Can Spring be far behind?

LIMARC’s Annual Winter Hamfest

Levittown Hall

SUNDAY, February 28, 2016

201 Levittown Parkway Hicksville, NY 11801

Doors open 9 AM – Buyers Vendors at 7 AM

Amateur Radio Equipment
CB Equipment
Ham Equipment Dealers
ARRL Information
Tune-up Clinic (Get your rig checked)
Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club Information
DXCC Card Checking
WAS Card Checking
Equipment Tune-up

For more information and directions, go to the club website:

And stop by the ARRL table and say “Hi.”

Update February 18m 2016

Hello —

It’s time to start the new year auction/hamfest season.  The first up
is the New Providence ARC Annual Auction which will be held tomorrow,
Friday, February 19, 2016 at the New Providence High School..

Location- New Providence High School,  35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence

Time –  doors open for sellers only at 6:00. Buyers admitted at 6:30

Live Auction –  begins at 7:00 p.m. and the live Auction, plus
after-auction flea market, will end promptly at 9:30PM.

Flea Market: – will run for 30 minutes after the conclusion of the

Talk-in on W2LI Repeater:  147.255 MHz  +.600 PL 141.3.  If weather is
bad check in with W2LI to get status of auction.  The bad weather date
is February 26, 2016.

Light refreshments (beverages, subs, cookies) available.

For more information contact Auction Manager for 2016: Paul Wolfmeyer,
W2PTP.  Paul can be reached at pwolfmeyer (at)

or go to the club website:

73 de Mike N2YBB

Note From The January ARRL Board Meeting

Hello –

I hope you’ve all weathered the blizzard without problem and are
enjoying a cup of hot chocolate as you read this.

I’d like to bring you up to date as to what transpired at the annual
ARRL Board meeting last week.

First up was the election of new volunteer officers, and there were no
surprises.  After six years as President, Kay Craigie N3KN decided to
step down and not seek reelection.  Succeeding her as President is Rick
Roderick K5UR.  Rick is a dynamic leader and I look forward to his
tenure.  Rick was formerly the First Vice President.  That position was
taken by Dakota Division Director Greg Widin K0GW, now 1st VP.  The new
2nd Vice President is Brian Mileshosky N5ZGT, former the Rocky Mountain
Division Director.

Of course, the big news is the search for a successor to long-time ARRL
C.E.O. Dave Sumner K1ZZ, who will be retiring on May 1, 2016 after 40
plus years at the ARRL, over 35 of them in his role as the executive
officer of the ARRL.  An offer has been made, and accepted, to an
individual with strong management, development, and educational skills.
The final Board vote will occur this coming Monday at a special
electronic meeting of the Board, after which time he’ll be introduced
to the membership.  And yes, the new C.E.O is a long time ham (licensed
50 years ago).

There were a few minor house-keeping items that were dealt with,
specifically, the adoption of the ARRL Strategic Plan 2016-2020 and the
adoption of the report of the Executive Committee which dealt with the
deletion of Standing Orders identified as no longer relevant and
necessary for the good operation of the organization.

Two resolutions of note were adopted at the Board meeting.  First, my
motion for the President to appoint an ad hoc Legislative Advocacy
Committee charged with the following duties:

1. Implementation of the Board’s Federal legislative program and
2. Develop and evaluate strategies for passage of the Amateur Radio
Parity Act.
3. Oversight of and coordination with legislative consultants and staff
support efforts.
4. Identification and recommendation to the Executive Committee of
future legislative goals and strategies.

A motion to appoint a Reapportionment Committee to examine Division
boundaries was adopted.  The committee will conduct a study which would
examine equalization both geographically and as to size of membership.
Division boundaries have been the virtually the same since the
establishment of the ARRL.  The committee is to report its findings and
recommendations to the Board at the January 2017 meeting.

As to committee assignments, I was once again elected to the Executive
Committee.  I was also appointed as Chairman of the new ad hoc
Legislative Advocacy Committee, and I was reappointed to the Legal
Defense and Assistance Committee.

I will be participating in the electronic Board meeting tomorrow,
January 25th.  I will report back to you the results of that meeting in
which the Board will be appointing the new C.E.O.

73 de Mike N2YBB