Welcome to SCRC

PayPal is now available. Pay your club dues or make a donation safely and securely with PayPal. Donation button available on all pages. Dues can be paid on our Join/Renew Membership page.    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Join SCRC now and take advantage of our Half-Year Special - You will get FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR REST OF 2014 when you join now for 2015. See our Join/Renew Membership Page or come to our September meeting. Offer expires on December 16th     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 16th at 8PM at the Grace Lutheran Church. See the event calendar for more info.    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Our next Club Breakfast will be on Saturday August 23 at 9AM at the California Diner in Patchogue-Please note that this is the third Saturday and not on the usual second Saturday.     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Our next VE Testing Session will be on Thursday, July 31 at 8PM at Grace Lutheran Church Basement. See event calendar for more info

SCRC club logo updated



Hope for the Warriors Runhopeforwarriors
November 9, 2014
a Babylon Town ARES/GSBARC event
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Registration Form – Register by 10/25/14

(please e-mail webmaster if either of the above links are broken and I will update ASAP)



National Weather Service, NY Open House


www.weather.gov/nyc National Weather Service, NY

Open House at New York
Weather Forecast Office

In Partnership with
Brookhaven National Lab Summer Sundays

July 27, 2014 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

The National Weather Service’s (NWS) New York, N.Y. forecast office, located in Upton, N.Y., will host an open house. In partnership with Brookhaven National Lab Summer Sundays, the open house allows the public to tour the forecast operations floor, meet meteorologists and learn how forecasters track storms and issue warnings. Bring your whole family to this weekend of weather, discovery and excitement, and find out how you can become weather-ready.

This year’s theme is “Communicating with Your National Weather Service.”

  • Learn about the different products and services provided by the National Weather Service and how meteorologists are using different ways to communicate weather information with the general public. Also learn how you can help the National Weather Service by providing them weather that occurs right in your own backyard. Presentations will be given at the Science Education Center, Building 438 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
  • In addition to personal tours of the NWS Office, outside the forecast office will be exhibits including an all hazards trailer, emergency response vehicle, experiments and games for children including “Weather Jeopardy” and a weather balloon launch.
  • Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with NWS partners and customers, including the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), American Red Cross, U.S. Coast Guard, American Meteorological Society, Skywarn Amateur Radio Operators, S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook Meteorology Club and others.
  • The Suffolk County OEM will bring an All Hazards Trailer. This trailer contains interactive workstations and is equipped to simulate weather hazards, by shaking, wind, noise; and yes…there are even weather warning clips on the large screen TV!

– Event Highlights -

  • Tour of forecast operations and “ask a meteorologist”
  • Booths, exhibits and handouts
  • Presentations on Communications, including Social Media
  • Weather balloon launch at 3:30 pm


The open house is part of Brookhaven National Laboratory Summer Sundays and will take place on July 27 from 10 am to 3:30 pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.

New York, NY Weather Forecast Office
175 Brookhaven Avenue
Upton, NY 11793

Gary Conte, (KC2UHS) – NWS Meteorologist at gary.conte@noaa.gov

The National Weather Service’s New York, NY forecast office, located in Upton, NY, is the primary source of weather data, forecasts and warnings for about 19 million people in Southeast NY, Northeast NJ, and Southern Connecticut.
Visit us at weather.gov/nyc and join us on Facebook and Twitter.



JULY 31 at 8PM

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Our monthly VE Session will be held on Thursday, July 31st at the Grace Lutheran Church in Mastic Beach at 8PM. If you are looking to become a ham or are a current ham looking to upgrade your operating privileges we can help you. You do not have to be a member of Suffolk County Radio Club – all are welcome. No registration required.

Grace Lutheran Church (map) – 240 Mastic Road, Mastic Beach, NY. For additional information, please use our contact form.

Time: 8:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
Learn More





The next SCRC breakfast get together will be on Saturday August 23 at 9AM

California Diner {map}:
570 S Service Rd, Patchogue, NY 11772



Did You Know?weacceptpaypal

That you can Join Suffolk County Radio Club right from this website?
(you can also renew membership using same procedure except application is not needed unless things have changed)

JOIN SCRC BEFORE OUR DEC. MEETING-PAY YOUR 2015 DUES AND GET REST OF 2014 FREE-The earlier you join the more free months you will receive -max four months free.

Its this easy.

1-Click here >> Join/Renew Membership
2-Fill out the application – click the send button
3-Pay your dues either by
a-Using PayPal b-Mail (Check/Money Order) to PO Box c-Bring to next meeting or event

See you at our next meeting or event-because-if you complete these three simple steps you are a member of Suffolk County Radio Club. It couldn’t be easier to join.


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MORE PICTURES (from web)


ARRL Centennial Convention Overview W3ATB
courtesy of W3ATB YouTube Channel




Message from ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN on HR-4969

Kay has issued an urgent call to all radio amateurs to get behind and support HR.4969, “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014.” HR.4969 would require the FCC to extend PRB-1 coverage to restrictive covenants. Please contact your Congressman and ask him/her to support this bill. Please click on video and watch. HR-4969 link below video.



Upcoming Community Events.


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2014 QRZ Anniversary Sweepstakes: Kenwood TS-990S

from qrz.com

As we approach our 21st anniversary, what better way to celebrate ham radio’s biggest website than with the newest, biggest, and most capable radio released in the past 2 years?

That’s right! One lucky QRZ member will win the prize of a lifetime! We will ship a brand new Kenwood TS-990S directly to their QTH.

This is a fantastic prize, one which I wish I could win myself. With a retail value of nearly $8,000 delivered, it’s a radio that most of us can only dream of. Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Bob Patton, W4PG, and support from Gigaparts.com, we’re able to offer the biggest online ham radio sweepstakes prize ever given away.

The prize is open to all QRZ members who are licensed amateurs. You may enter the sweepstakes multiple times, as often as once per day. The drawing will be held on November 1, 2014 and announced here on the QRZ home page.

Also, each week we will select one lucky winner to receive a special weekly prize of a lesser value. There are no surveys, no questions to answer, just login and click the Enter Sweepstakes button.

Enter now at The QRZ 2014 Anniversary Sweepstakes

Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ
Publisher, QRZ.COM

GP_Home_Sweepstakes_20140421 Enter to win a free Yaesu FT-DX1200 sweepstakes ends August 16th-
Only one entry per Callsign, per day is eligible.





Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 1928 – July 25, 2014

Audio Version

Text Version

Amateur Radio Newsline™ is Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.


rainreportThis week’s RAIN report (updates Fridays) Radio Amateur Information Network Podcast Click – Here

The Rain Report Archive – Here

How To Program The Baofeng UV-5R
courtesy of TinHatRanch YouTube Channel



A Few Minutes with Gordo at Hamvention 2013
courtesy of K7AGE YouTube Channel


ARRL at 100: A Century of Ham Radio”> ARRL at 100: A Century of Ham Radio
courtesy of ARRL YouTube Channel

Kyle KD2ELA Makes General Class @ VE Session 3-27-14

Meet Out Youngest General Class at SCRC

Congratulations to Kyle KD2ELA. Kyle passed his Ham Radio Exam on March 27th and earned his General Class License. Kyle is 9 years old! GO KYLE!


SCRC Calendar
SCRC Event Calendar

Click here to visit our event calendar.
Find out about about SCRC meetings, Volunteer Examiner Sessions, Club breakfasts and more upcoming events. Have an event that you would like to post? click here to use our contact form.


SCRC Forums
Swap -N- Shop Forum

The site now contains a Swap n Shop Forum. Get the word out to anyone who visits the club site. Click here to find out how club members can post their items. Additional technical forums will be created in the future.


SCRC Membership Forms
SCRC Membership Forms
Are you looking for our Membership form? (Get Adobe Reader Here) Download the Adobe version here. (Hint: right click on link to left and choose save link as – then open it from that directory or folder)
Have a problem with Adobe Reader? Try downloading the simplified version in Microsoft Word format here.


N2TBC ID Badges
SCRC ID Badges

Gary N2TBC makes really nice membership ID’s for our Club Members. If you would like one of these badges, please visit his site for details.


SCRC Ragchew Net
Wednesday Night Rag-Chew Net

The Club holds an on the air net every Wednesday evening at 8PM. Please join us by RF on our 2 Meter Repeater or via our Echolink node. Please view our Repeater and Echolink details here.


SCRC Contact Form
Contact SCRC

If you would like to send us a comment, question or would like to be a guest speaker at one of our meetings, please use our contact form.



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