District#4
Smithtown, NY.
Suffolk County
EC/RO
Rich Johnston, KC2TON
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Fred Kruger
K2LDC AEC/DRO
Commack South

Art Lekstutis
KC2MFS AEC/DRO
Smithtown East


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VHF Rptr W2LRC
145.430 MHz
(-600 KHz) PL136.5

VHF Simplex
147.550 MHz

UHF Rptr WR2UHF
444.700 MHz
(+5 MHz) PL114.8

UHF Simplex
446.425 MHz

Winlink2000
VHF RMS Portal
KC2UCD-10
145.070 MHz


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Visit our APRS Page to view local beacons in the Smithtown Vicinity.

Not interested in Amateur Radio, but wish to help out our community in the event of an emergency? Learn how, contact: The Smithtown CERT Team for more.


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Only activate in your community when needed! Meet every two months For updates and training. Don�t wait, do it now!

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Our Net Schedule
ARES/RACES Net Mondays 7:30pm
Except on meeting nights
(the 2nd Monday of the month)
On the W2LRC repeater
145.430 MHz, PL136.5
Please come and join in, all are welcome!
Monthly ARES/RACES Net Control Schedule
wk#1 wk#2 wk#3 wk#4 wk#5 (if needed)
W2PNJ  Meeting K2LDC KC2TON KC2TON
The Suffolk County ARES/RACES Net meets Monday nights at 9pm on 145.330 MHz 136.5PL. Smithtown's Net control schedule is as follows
9/29/14 12/8/14 2/16/15 4/27/15 7/6/15
Packet Net
7:45pm Every Tuesday night
On the KC2COJ packet system in Convers Mode. Connect direct to kc2coj on 145.050 MHz or Via Flexnet.
New to Packet? Click Here


Announcements

Meeting notice

Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of each month at the Millennium Diner on the corner of Route 111 and Route 25 in Smithtown. All are welcome.

If you are planning to attend our next meeting, please e-mail us so we can give you the date and save you a seat. Walkins are welcome!
A Meeting/Seminar was held on March 14 hosted by Smithtown ARES/RACES at the Smithtown town hall. The topic for this event was Packet Radio.

Charlie WA2GUG, EC Queens and Russ KC2LSB, DEC NYC ARES held their "Packet Radio, What you can do with it" seminar. Mike W2SWR's seminar was a detailed introduction to the FlexNet network. John, KB2SCS, EC/RO Islip and NLI's DEC for Digital discussed the Ecomms Packet SOP. Opening comments to the seminar from our Section Emergency Coordinator Jim Mezey W2KFV was a welcome addition. Congratulations to the entire team for a job well done.


(Above)NLI SEC Jim Mezey W2KFV gives opening comments to start off the seminar.

More photos at our photo gallery!

The seminar package is zipped for download in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)2.3MB or MS Powerpoint (.ppt)8.2MB formats.


A new year comes with new adventures!. Get active in Smithtown ARES/RACES. Your community needs YOU!
Be a doer not viewer,
Smithtown ARES/RACES wants YOU!
Contact us to Join


One important tool at our disposal is the Automatic Packet Reporting System or APRS®. It is vital to the operation to know where our operators are at all times during an emergency. APRS allows us to do just that!
Check out our APRS Page
Link to Star APRS


Our ARES team trains in mutual exercises with the Smithtown Division of CERT for emergency operations when we work together.
For more info visit the Suffolk County Community Emergency Response Team's (CERT) info page



Our new Winlink2000 RMS access portal at the Smithtown EOC will now run 24/7 bringing the WL2K VHF/UHF system to Eastern Long Island. You will be able to connect direct or via WB2CIK. Our portal is KC2UCD-10 on 145.070 MHz. For more info on Winlink2000, visit: www.winlink.org


Special thanks to The Larkfield Amateur Radio club (W2LRC), The Grumman Amateur Radio Club (WA2LQO), and W2PW (WR2UHF) for the use of their repeater systems. They are supporting our communities and insuring the message will get through when needed. Once again, Thank You!


Suffolk Alerts

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Special Weather Statement issued January 26 at 3:17PM EST by NWS New York City - Upton
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:17:00 GMT - A Band Of Snow Has Developed And Will Impact The Commute Fromcentral And Northern Suffolk County Westward Into Portions Of Newyork City. Snowfall Rates Of 1 To 2 Inches Per Hour Areexpected...So Please Exercise Extreme Caution When Traveling Latethis Afternoon.
Coastal Flood Warning issued January 26 at 1:33PM EST until January 27 at 5:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:33:00 GMT - ...Minor And Moderate Coastal Flooding Overnight During Theheight Of The Blizzard......High Surf And Beach Erosion Expected......Coastal Flood Warning In Effect From Midnight Tonight To 5 Amest Tuesday...The National Weather Service In New York Has Issued A Coastalflood Warning...Which Is In Effect From Midnight Tonight To 5 Amest Tuesday. The Coastal Flood Watch Is No Longer In Effect.* Locations...The South Shore Bays Of Western Long Island.* Tidal Departures...Most Likely 2 To 3 Ft Above The Astronomicaltide.* Timing...Midnight To 5 AM.* Beach Erosion Impacts...Beach Erosion And Washovers Along Oceanfacing Barrier Beaches Due To 6 To 9 Ft Waves And The High Stormtide. A Few Exposed Waterfront Structures May Be Damaged.* Coastal Flood Impacts...Potential For Flooding Of Vulnerableshore Roads....South Shore Bays Water Levels For Tonight...Coastal............Time Of......Forecast Total.....Flood.....Location...........High Tide.....Water Level.......Category............................
Coastal Flood Warning issued January 26 at 1:33PM EST until January 27 at 7:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:33:00 GMT - ...Minor And Moderate Coastal Flooding Overnight During Theheight Of The Blizzard......High Surf And Beach Erosion Expected......Coastal Flood Warning In Effect From 3 AM To 7 AM Esttuesday...The National Weather Service In New York Has Issued A Coastalflood Warning...Which Is In Effect From 3 AM To 7 AM EST Tuesday.The Coastal Flood Watch Is No Longer In Effect.* Locations...The New York Coasts Of The Western Long Island Sound.* Tidal Departures...Most Likely 2 To 3 Ft Above Theastronomical Tide With Potential For Up To 4 Ft.* Timing...3 To 7 AM Late Tonight Into Early Tuesday Morning.* Beach Erosion Impacts...3 To 5 Ft Waves And High Storm Tidemay Cause Beach Erosion Along The North Facing Shorelines Opento The Long Island Sound. A Few Exposed Waterfront Structuresmay Be Damaged.* Coastal Flooding Impacts...Potential For Flooding Ofvulnerable Shore Roads....Most Likely Western L.I. Sound Water Levels For Late Tonight...Coastal............Time Of......Forecast Total.....Flood.....Loca
USGS Earthquake Alert: M 2.7 - 4km ESE of Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:07:12 GMT - DYFI? - III ("http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ld60041203#dyfi" class="mmi-III" title="Did You Feel It? maximum reported intensity (7 reports)") Time2015-01-25 23:25:10 UTC2015-01-25 18:25:10 -05:00 at epicenterLocation39.999°N 75.657°WDepth2.00 km (1.24 mi) Earthquake Distances: (Calculated within NY-Alert) 208.24 Miles from Albany, NY 146.27 Miles from Binghamton, NY 260.3 Miles from Buffalo, NY 103.83 Miles from New York City, NY 343.68 Miles from Plattsburgh, NY 212.33 Miles from Syracuse, NY
(CONTINUATION) Coastal Flood Watch issued January 26 at 6:15AM EST until January 27 at 5:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:15:00 GMT - ...Moderate Coastal Flooding Possible Overnight For Portions Ofthe Region During The Height Of The Blizzard......High Surf And Beach Erosion Expected......Coastal Flood Watch Remains In Effect Late Tonight...* Locations...Coasts Of Lower New York Harbor And The South Shorebays Of Western Long Island.* Tidal Departures...Most Likely 1 1/2 To 2 1/2 Ft Above Theastronomical Tide With Potential For Up To 3 Ft.* Timing...1 To 4 AM Early Tuesday Morning.* Beach Erosion Impacts... Beach Erosion And Washovers Along Oceanfacing Barrier Beaches Due To 6 To 9 Ft Waves And The High Stormtide. A Few Exposed Water Front Structures May Be Damaged.* Coastal Flood Impacts...Potential For Flooding Of Vulnerableshore Roads....Most Likely Ny Harbor Water Levels For Early Tuesday Morning...Coastal............Time Of......Forecast Total.....Flood.....Location...........High Tide.....Water Level.......Category.....................................(Mllw)....................The Battery Nyc.....137 AM........6.2
(CONTINUATION) Coastal Flood Watch issued January 26 at 6:15AM EST until January 27 at 7:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:15:00 GMT - ...Moderate Coastal Flooding Possible Overnight For Portions Ofthe Region During The Height Of The Blizzard......High Surf And Beach Erosion Expected......Coastal Flood Watch Remains In Effect From Late Tonightthrough Tuesday Morning...* Locations...Coasts Of The Western Long Island Sound.* Tidal Departures...Most Likely 2 To 3 Ft Above Theastronomical Tide With Potential For Up To 4 Ft.* Timing...3 To 6 AM Early Tuesday Morning.* Beach Erosion Impacts...2 To 4 Ft Waves And High Storm Tide Maycause Beach Erosion Along The North Facing Shorelines Open Tothe Long Island Sound. A Few Exposed Water Front Structures Maybe Damaged.* Coastal Flooding Impacts...Potential For Flooding Of Vulnerableshore Roads....Most Likely Western L.I. Sound Water Levels For Early Tuesdaymorning High Tide...Coastal............Time Of......Forecast Total.....Flood.....Location...........High Tide.....Water Level.......Category......................................(Mllw)...................Kings Point Ny......455
(CONTINUATION) Coastal Flood Watch issued January 26 at 6:15AM EST until January 27 at 7:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:15:00 GMT - ...Moderate Coastal Flooding Possible Overnight For Portions Ofthe Region During The Height Of The Blizzard......High Surf And Beach Erosion Expected......Coastal Flood Watch Remains In Effect From Late Tonightthrough Tuesday Morning...* Locations...Coasts Of The Eastern Long Island And Southeasternlong Island Including The Bays Between The Twin Forks Of Longisland.* Tidal Departures...Most Likely 2 To 3 Ft Above Astronomical Tidewith A Possibility Of 3 1/2.* Timing...1 To 7 AM Early Tuesday Morning.* Beach Erosion Impacts...Beach Erosion And Washovers Along Oceanfacing Barrier Beaches Of Eastern Long Island Due To 8 To 12 Ftwaves And High Storm Tide. In Addition...High Wave Action Willcause Beach Erosion Along North Facing Shorelines With Openexposure To Long Island Sound And Gardiners Bays. A Few Exposedwater Front Structures May Be Damaged.* Coastal Flooding Impacts...Potential For Flooding Of Vulnerableshore Roads....Most Likely Eastern L.I. Sound Water Levels For Early Tuesdaymorn
Coastal Flood Watch issued January 25 at 3:29PM EST until January 27 at 5:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:29:00 GMT - ...Moderate Coastal Flooding During Monday Night Into Earlytuesday Morning High Tide......High Surf And Significant Beach Erosion Expected......Coastal Flood Watch In Effect Late Monday Night...The National Weather Service In New York Has Issued A Coastalflood Watch...Which Is In Effect Late Monday Night.* Locations...Low Lying Coastal Areas Along New Yorkharbor...Tidally Affected Rivers In New Jersey...And Southshore Bays Of New York City And Western Long Island.* Tidal Departures...Most Likely 2 1/2 To 3 Ft Surge Aboveastronomical Tide. A Low Probability Of 3 1/2 Ft Surge Aboveastronomical Tide.* Timing...During The Times Of High Tide Between 1 AM And 4 Amlate Monday Night Into Early Tuesday Morning.* Beach Erosion Impacts...Significant Beach Erosion And Washoversalong Ocean Facing Barrier Beaches Of Long Island Due To 10 To15 Ft Waves And High Storm Tide. A Few Exposed Water Frontstructures May Be Damaged.* Coastal Flood Impacts...Potential For Flooding Of Vulnerableshore Roads And/
Coastal Flood Watch issued January 25 at 3:29PM EST until January 27 at 7:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:29:00 GMT - ...Moderate Coastal Flooding During Monday Night Into Earlytuesday Morning High Tide......High Surf And Significant Beach Erosion Expected......Coastal Flood Watch In Effect From Late Monday Night Throughtuesday Morning...The National Weather Service In New York Has Issued A Coastalflood Watch...Which Is In Effect From Late Monday Night Throughtuesday Morning.* Locations...Low Lying Coastal Areas Along Western Long Islandsound.* Tidal Departures...Most Likely 3 To 4 Ft Of Surge Aboveastronomical Tide. A Low Probability Of 4 To 4 1/2 Ft Surgeabove Astronomical Tide.* Timing...During The Times Of High Tide Between 3 AM And 6 Amlate Monday Night Into Early Tuesday Morning.* Beach Erosion Impacts...2 To 4 Ft Waves And High Storm Tide Willcause Beach Erosion Along North Facing Shorelines Open To Longisland Sound. A Few Exposed Water Front Structures May Bedamaged.* Coastal Flooding Impacts...Potential For Flooding Of Vulnerableshore Roads And/Or Basements Due To Height Of Storm Tide And/Orw
Blizzard Warning issued January 25 at 3:19PM EST until January 28 at 12:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:19:00 GMT - ...Crippling And Potentially Historic Blizzard To Impact The Areafrom Late Monday Into Tuesday......Blizzard Warning In Effect From 1 PM Monday To Midnight Esttuesday Night...The National Weather Service In New York Has Issued A Blizzardwarning...Which Is In Effect From 1 PM Monday To Midnight Esttuesday Night. The Blizzard Watch Is No Longer In Effect.* Locations...New York City And Surrounding Immediatesuburbs...Long Island...And Most Of Southern Connecticut.* Hazard Types...Heavy Snow And Blowing Snow...With Blizzardconditions.* Accumulations...Snow Accumulation Of 20 To 30 Inches...Withlocally Higher Amounts Possible. Snowfall Rates Of 2 To 4 Incheslate Monday Night Into Tuesday Morning.* Winds...North 30 To 40 Mph With Gusts 55 To 65 Mph...Strongestacross Eastern Long Island.* Visibilities...One Quarter Mile Or Less At Times.* Temperatures...In The Lower 20S.* Timing...Light Snow Will Begin Monday Morning...Withaccumulations Of 1 To 3 Inches Possible By The Evening Rush.Snow Will
(CONTINUATION) Blizzard Watch issued January 25 at 9:53AM EST until January 28 at 12:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:53:00 GMT - ...Potentially Historic Winter Storm To Impact The Area From Latemonday Into Tuesday.......Blizzard Watch Remains In Effect From Monday Afternoon Throughtuesday Evening...* Locations...Southern Connecticut And Long Island.* Hazard Types...Heavy Snow And Blowing Snow...With Blizzardconditions Likely.* Accumulations...Snow Accumulation Of 1 To 2 Feet...With Locallyhigher Amounts Possible.* Winds...North 25 To 35 Mph With Gusts Up To 55 Mph.* Visibilities...One Quarter Mile Or Less At Times.* Timing...Heaviest Snow And Strongest Winds Will Occurovernight Monday Into Tuesday.* Impacts...Extremely Dangerous Travel Due To Heavy Snowfall Andstrong Winds With Whiteout Conditions Likely. Secondary Andtertiary Roads May Become Impassable. Strong Winds May Downpower Lines And Tree Limbs.
Blizzard Watch issued January 25 at 3:56AM EST until January 28 at 12:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:56:00 GMT - ...Major Nor`Easter To Impact Tri-State Area Late Monday Intotuesday.......Blizzard Watch In Effect From Monday Afternoon Through Tuesdayevening...The National Weather Service In New York Has Issued A Blizzardwatch...Which Is In Effect From Monday Afternoon Through Tuesdayevening.* Locations...Portions Of Southern Connecticut And Long Island.* Hazard Types...Heavy Snow And Blowing Snow.* Accumulations...Snow Accumulation Of 12 To 18 Inches.* Winds...North 25 To 35 Mph With Gusts Up To 50 Mph.* Visibilities...One Quarter Mile Or Less At Times.* Timing...Heaviest Snow And Strongest Winds Will Occur Overnightmonday Into Tuesday.* Impacts...Extremely Dangerous Travel Due To Heavy Snowfall Andstrong Winds With Whiteout Conditions Likely. Secondary Andtertiary Roads May Become Impassable. Strong Winds May Downpower Lines And Tree Limbs.


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