Simulated Emergency Test 2022

October 1st is the date for this year’s Simulated Emergency Test.  As has been customary, the Saratoga County ARES will be meeting on the 147.24 repeater at 9 am to begin the event.  Any and all amateurs are welcome to join in, ARES, RACES, or Club membership is not required.

This year’s event will include voice messaging, digital messaging and APRS tracking.

Currently we need radio communicators and liaison officers for the event.

Equipment required

  • 2M HT, Mobile or Base station
  • ICS-213 forms
  • Smartphone, Tablet or Computer with internet access
  • Binoculars(optional)
  • GO-Kit(optional)

Any questions may be referred to KC2YLM, Phil (phil.weissman@gmail.com)

Hope to hear you on the air!
Fred – W2EMS

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – September 2022

Hi all,

Summer is over.  Thankfully, the weather is turning cooler, and it’s time to repair the antennas before the snow falls.

I’ve gotten back behind the keyboard, and finally produced the latest Sparks from the Spa Newsletter.  There’s some important information in there for the October / November time-frame.

If you have any problems, please let me know, and I can forward the actual newsletter file to you.

Jim KG2H

Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon – October 16, 2022

The annual Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon is scheduled for Sunday, October 16th.

We need a few radio operators and other support folks to ensure a successful event.  I’ve attached the information about the event but please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  We will be working with a couple of the area Amateur Radio clubs and the local CERT volunteers to help staff the event. 

Thanks
Fred – W2EMS
505-3733

Hamfest 2022 – September 11

Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association
presents our 36th annual

HAMFEST 2022

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th; Gates open at 7:00 am

Saratoga County Fair Grounds, 162 Prospect St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Only $10.00 per person includes door prize drawing, plus 8’x8′ “tailgate” space.

  • NEW and USED gear and accessories to haggle over
  • VE exam to be held at 8:30 am (off site)
    • Cornell Co-Op Ext. (Solar Bldg)
      50 W. High St / Rt 67 west
      Ballston Spa, NY 12020
  • Plenty of room to display your sale items
  • Fox-hunt on the fairground property
  • Under-cover tables available for $10 each
  • Delicious Food served all day

Directions

  • I-87 to Exit 12
  • West on Rt 67 to Ballston Spa
  • At intersection of Rts 50 & 67, follow 50 North; look for HAMFEST signs
  • In village, turn left at Citgo station on Prospect Street; up hill on left

Talk-In

  • K2DLL Repeater System
  • 147.000 Mhz, PL 91.5 Hz or
  • 147.240 Mhz, PL 91.5 Hz

GPS Coordinates

43.007438° N
-73.855821° W

For information or reservations contact: Jim Polewczak – KG2H
231 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Email: kg2h@arrl.net
Phone: 518-703-9558

 


If you would like to help us out by distributing some flyers, a PDF document of Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association HAMFEST 2022 the is available. Please tell your friends and post where appropriate. Thank you for your assistance!

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – June 2022

Hello all,

It’s June.  Here are a couple of things to pass along.

  1. Here is the the June 22 issue of the Sparks from the Spa Newsletter. If anyone has a problem with downloading it, please let me know at KG2H@arrl.net and I will email you a full copy.
  2. It’s the June meeting this Monday, June 13.  That means 2 things.  First it’s the annual business meeting where we elect officers for the upcoming year.  If you are interested in becoming an officer or general  board member, please drop an email to one of the existing officers, listed on the back page of the newsletter.  Second,  just a reminder that we take a meeting break in July and August so there are no physical meetings planned.  This month’s meeting will be held starting at 6:30 PM with a board meeting, followed by the general meeting starting around 7:00 PM.  Due to the speaker, (see the next item) we will be holding a hybrid meeting, both in person and via ZOOM.    The physical meeting will be at the Fire Training Center in Ballston Spa, 6012 County Farm Road, right behind the Animal Shelter building.
  3. The meeting speaker will be Joe Carcia, NJ1Q who is an ARRL Staffer.  He will lead us on a guided tour of the ARRL facility.  Shortly before that we will hold the annual elections, and Club  status report.

Please be sure to join us.

Jim KG2H