Due to the large and varying geography of our section, VHF repeaters often only serve a small portion of our amateur radio population. There have been talks on how best to link these isolated locations through RF and other means.
Northern District: Primary Repeater: Whiteface (emergency use only). There is an Emergency Services Net at 7:30 AM and 7:00 PM every day.
Central Adirondacks: Primary Repeater: Hamilton County RACES on Blue Mountain.
Southern District: Primary Repeater: Cobleskill on Petersburg Mountain.
The primary NNY HF voice emergency communications frequencies are 3958 and 7245.
KF2GC has provided this list of Emergency Operations Frequencies.
In case of daytime emergency, if no contact on the NNY or RACES frequencies, try the Carrier Net frequency 3935 from about 8:30-10 AM, the East Coast Amateur Radio Service (ECARS) net on 7255, the Midwest Amateur Radio Service (MIDCARS) net on 7258.
The Eastern NY section ARES HF net meets on the fourth Tuesday at 8 PM on 3993. NNY stations are encouraged to check in.
Formal message handling is a component of ARES emergency communications. Everyone needs to be familiar with composing, sending, and receiving a standard written Radiogram message.
ARES Emergency Coordinators and RACES Radio Officers, please email updated information to Section Emergency Coordinator .