Musselman Triathlon, July 13 and 24, Geneva
August 24 is the Roc Ride in Rochester.
Finger Lakes Triathlon September 8 Canandaigua.
Wineglass Marathon Oct 6 from Bath to Corning outlined by Randy N1PTB and Ron K2TJW. Ten operators, 5 Dstar, 5 analog. Android phone and a Dstar radio and you're good to go. 7000 runners participate. Committee provides $25 gas card to volunteers. See Tom KB2NCI if you wish to volunteer.
We will not have a meeting in August, but we will meet for Breakfast at the Villager Restaurant, 245 S. Main St, Canandaigua, on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 8am. All are welcome. We meet in the back of the restaurant.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Safety Training Center, 2914 CR 48, Canandaigua. This will be our annual Election of Officers for the upcoming 12 months. This will follow the VE testing session at 6:30pm. See you there.
Directions to meeting location at the bottom of the page.
Field Day 2019
Don N2VDE reported 623 contacts, 7 countries, most states. We had at least nine visitors, overall good event. A location for next year needs to be discussed.
The Bath-Keuka Lake ARC used the Steuben County Civil Defense Training Center and had a good event there as well.
SIARC holds Amateur Radio Exams every other month on the 2nd Wednesday. Pre-registration is desired, but walk-ins are welcome. For details check our Exam page.
Please check the exam schedule here
K2BWK D-Star Repeater
The K2BWK D-Star repeater system is available for use as K2BWK B on 443.500 +5MHz and as K2BWK C on 147.375 +.6MHz. Registration is not required for listening or local use. If you want to use the gateway services, registration is required. K2BWK is connected into the ircDDB system which allows many more reflectors and options than the standard Icom network.
The link to the registration and status site is K2BWK. An email will be sent when the registration is approved. You must then login to the site and enter your personal information. Please enter the information carefully. This document has some details on the process. Instructions Pay special attention to steps 8 thru 10!
An excellent document about D-Star is here D-Star for Dummies
Here is a program file for the ID-880H that will allow easy linking between reflectors and other repeaters or stations. It uses the C0 and C1 memory slots to hold the CQ and Unlink commands so the operator just needs to press the DR button, rotate the dial to the desired reflector, key the mike then use the M/Call button to select CQ or Unlink. It also has many local analog repeaters and some Ontario County public safety channels. Be sure to change the MyCall from NOCALL to your own. Right click and select "Save link as" to download the file. ICOM 80/880 K2BWK program file. Be sure you check the settings after you load the file. Things like GPS, messages, display color, etc.
A different method of using the DR mode available to the newer radios is detailed in this document. ID-880H DR Mode Graphic. This method seems easier to switch to different repeaters since we have several now. A text document explaining this operation is here.ID-880H DR Mode. The links in the document are no longer correct but the rest is accurate.
Directions to Meeting