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Constitution and bylaws

Constitution and bylaw changes proposed on August 31 2020 Added in Article XI conflict of interest policy mandated by New York State

w2wcr constitution and bylaws proposed on 8-31-2020.pdf — PDF document, 6,937 kB (7,103,986 bytes)

Club Meeting Info

Club Meeting Info for W2WCR

Monthly meetings are the Last, Non-holiday Monday of every month, at 7pm at UNO Pizzeria & Grill. We gather in the back dining room.

UNO Pizzeria & grill
900 State Route 9
Queensbury, NY 12804

Directions from I87 Exit 19:

  1. Turn right onto NY-254/Aviation Rd -- 0.6 mi
  2. Turn left onto Lake George Rd (Rt. 9) -- 0.5 mi
  3. Turn right into parking lot (Wal-Mart is across the street)

W2WCR Repeater Info

Repeater Info for the W2WCR system

The Club is currently Trustee of the Prospect Mt. repeaters, using it's call sign, W2WCR. Bernie N1NDN, is our license trustee.

The Warren County Radio Club, in cooperation with the Warren County Office of Emergency Services, uses the linked

  • Prospect Mt. repeaters:
    • 146.730- PL 100.0 (Linked)
    • 224.780- NO PL (Stand-alone, Linked for Nets)
    • 443.450+  (This is the link hub)
  • Gore Mt. repeater:
    • 147.135+ PL 123.0 (Linked)
    • 442.250+ CC1 DMR on the UpstateTRBO network.
  • Burch Hill repeaters:
    • 146.775- PL 146.2 (Linked)
    • 442.300+ CC1 DMR on the UpstateTRBO network.
  • Click here to listen to the linked repeater system online
  • There is also an APRS digipeater on Gore listening on 144.390 and a packet digipeater on Prospect on 145.050.

This linked repeater system is used for RACESARESSkyWarn, and to support the local Red Cross Chapter in times of need with radio coordination for disaster management. When not being used for community events or emergencies, these repeaters serve radio amateurs by allowing them to stay in touch and be of service to visitors in the area by providing local information whenever possible.

Nets

  • Multi-County Races Net meets every Tuesday at 7pm - This net is for registered RACES members only. You can be registered in any county to participate. We usually practice sending a short formal message and talk about emergency communications message handling.
  • Tech Net - meets every Wednesday at 7pm - This is a fun question and answer roundtable. We ask a few questions from the license pool and hams bring questions they may have to the table. Any licensed amateur operator is welcome to join.
  • Rag-Chew Net - every Thursday at 7pm see WeeklyClubNet. This is a Rag-Chew net, however if you just want to check in and leave it at that, we’d love to hear from you. Any stations, Base, mobile or portable – in any county – any state are all welcome to call. This net is open to all radio-amateurs. If at any time during the net there is any emergency or priority traffic please just say the word BREAK and this net will be suspended until such traffic has been handled.
  • Capital District Weather Net meets every morning at 7am - all are encouraged to check in and give any weather info or road conditions they may have. Check out more info below.

Other Local Repeaters

There are a couple of other local repeaters, not owned by Warren County, to check out - there is one on Queensbury School N1NDN and the N2ACF on Prospect. I will put in the frequencies soon.

 

Capital District Weather Net Info

Each morning we hold the capital district weather net from 7:00 to 7:20am on the linked repeater system. This info is input into the Albany Weather system and used for various forecasting and reporting needs. Any and all weather or road condition reports are welcome.

The regulars to the net report things like

  • precipitation,
  • weather code ( see the chart below for weather codes. )
  • cloud cover
  • high temperature
  • low temperature
  • current temperature
  • new snow fall
  • residual snow on the ground
  • wind speed and direction
  • barometric pressure

 

We record the data form the last 24 hours ( from 7am to 7am ) Most any way to check the weather at your location will work.  There are many different weather stations available. To record precipitation a good rain gauge will help.

Here is a good place to learn to use and buy a rain gauges. www.cocorahs.org

full size weather code link

 

 

Weekly Club Net Script

Info on Weekly nets held by the W2WCR ARC

We hold weekly nets at 7:00 pm every Thursday night on the linked Prospect Mt. Gore Mt. and Burch Hill repeaters.

Net Opening and Closing

(Before net starts)

This is (call sign). The Warren County Amateur Radio Club will be holding it's weekly net at the top of the hour (in 00 minutes). Meanwhile, if anyone needs to use the repeater before we start, please do so now.

The WCRCN will begin in (00 Minutes).

(Start NET at 7:00PM)

Good evening and welcome to the Warren County Amateur Radio Club NET, held every Thursday evening (at this time / 19:00hrs) on these linked repeaters;

  • Prospect Mountain which is 1-4-6 decimal 7 – 3 MHz? with a PL tone of 1 – 0 – 0
  • Also the Prospect Mountain 220MHz Repeater, 2-2-4 decimal 7-8MHz with no PL tone
  • And Gore Mountain which is 1- 4- 7 decimal 1 – 3 – 5 – MHZ with a PL tone 1 – 2 - 3
  • The Burch Hill repeater which is 1-4-6 decimal 7-7-5 MHz with a PL of 123.0

My name is (__________) – my call is (call sign). I will be your net control station for this session.

This net is open to all radio-amateurs. If at any time there is any emergency or priority traffic please just say the word BREAK and this net will be suspended until such traffic has been handled --- IS there any emergency or priority traffic at this time?

(Handle traffic if any)

  • This is a Rag-Chew net, however if you just want to check in and leave it at that, we’d love to hear from you. Any stations, Base, mobile or portable – in any county – any state are all welcome to call!
  • The Prospect and Gore mountain Repeaters are owned and maintained by Warren County
  • Now to get the net started, giving the courtesy to Portables, Mobiles or stations who are short on time, please call now with your name current location or QTH and what repeater you are using.
  • (Do a read-back in the order stations checked in, if there are any doubts to the call up then ask) “Are there any corrections to the check-ins – if so call now with corrections”.
  • Now open call, any station in any location Please give call now with your name, QTH and what repeater you are using. Again you do not need to be a club member to join us, this net is open to all radio amateurs. (note: keep in mind let the stations who are mobile, portable or short on time go first and put them at the top of the rotation)
  • We love to hear from some distant stations, these repeaters are in Warren county and Washington County New York. It would be great to hear how far in any direction we’re being heard or are able to reach out to.
  • (Do Not read on the air, for net controllers reference) Use the order of all who checked in to the net and proceed to run the net in that order.
  • Please let me know when you are going to leave the net so i can take you out of the rotation, and we will begin in this order starting with________.(first check in), then pass it along to _____ ect.
  • At anytime you forget who you are supposed to pass it to next, please hand it back to Net Control
  • (Again for reference, do not read on the air) Net controller can bring up any topics or discussions or anyone in the net can. At this point let the net roll and take time to do more open calls for any other amateurs to check in to the net if they are late joining in.
  • If you are on facebook, like the club's facebook page, simply search "W2WCR" there is useful information on this page regarding the club, news, events, testing sessions, pictures etc.
  • If you are not on Facebook, visit the Club site by logging on to w2wcr.org there is information about club meetings, Latest projects by club members, News and upcoming events, Pictures, very useful information and  a club application form
  • Note that the club meets on the last Monday (non holiday) of every month. (note to net control the location should be announced hence we are bouncing between meeting locations)

Again, this net is open to all radio-amateurs so you do not have to be a regular or be in Warren County to check it.

(Net close)

Thank you to all the stations that checked in! This is Warren County Radio Club Net Control and this concludes our weekly net. This is (call sign) closing NET and returning the repeaters over to normal amateur use – Good Night!

W2WCR Repeater System

Location and history of the club repeaters

W2WCR pres2.pdf — PDF document, 2,468 kB (2,527,585 bytes)

Weather codes

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Club Officers
President
Mickey Corentto N2MC
Vice President
Frank Gitto KA5VVI
Treasurer
Paul Burlett KD2LVP
Secretary
Jeff Archambeault AJ2A
Repeater Trustee
Bernie Capron N1NDN
Board of Directors
Tony Flores KA2BIX
Ted Wright KC2BLE
Steve Leonard NY2SL
Served Agency Liaisons

Warren County RACES
Radio Officer
David Gealt KD2BVA
Deputy Radio Officer
Derrick Helms KD2ALW

Warren County ARES
Emergency Coordinator
David Gealt KD2BVA
Assistant Emergency
Coordinator

Derrick Helms KD2ALW

Washington County
RACES

Radio Officer
Jami Olden N2ZTC

Washington County
ARES

Emergency Coordinator
Bernie Capron N1NDN

Northern District, ENY Section ARES
Assistant District Emergency Coordinator
David Gealt KD2BVA

Warren County
SKYWARN

Emergency Coordinator
Donald James N2VU
Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Shawn Perry N2HSP

Washington County
SKYWARN

Emergency Coordinator
Donald James N2VU
Assistant Emergency Cooordinator
Shawn Perry N2HSP

Red Cross
Glens Falls Office

Communications Lead
Donald James N2VU

LASAR
Team Commander
Jake Haker N2FIN

Warren County Office
of Emergency Services

Director
Brian LaFlure KD2HVY

Washington County
Department of Public
Safety

Deputy Director
Jonathan Pease KD2IHN

Glens Falls Hospital
Director of Emergency Services
Laura Stebbins KD2HHM

Public Info Managers

Web Site
Jeff Archambeault AJ2A
David Gealt KD2BVA
Donald James N2VU
Derrick Helms KD2ALW
Dan Gealt WX2P
Shawn Perry N2HSP
Mickey Corentto N2MC

Facebook
David Gealt KD2BVA
Shawn Perry N2HSP
Donald James N2VU
Dan Gealt WX2P
Jami Olden N2ZTC
Mickey Corentto N2MC
Jeff Archambeault AJ2A