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. NNY (and vicinity) Repeater Information
Nets for Emergency Services
CVARC VHF Health and Welfare Net:Wednesdays @ 8 PM on the Lyon Mt. Repeater
TRYON ARC ARES / RACES Emergency Net: Tuesdays @ 7 PM on the Gloversville Repeater Echolink: 845553
NNY Emergency Services Net: Daily 7:30 AM & 7 PM on the Whiteface Repeater
St. Lawrence County Hospital and Emergency Net: 1st and 3rd Tuesday @ 6 PM on the Russell Repeater
The primary NNY HF voice emergency communications frequencies are 3958 and 7245. There is no regularly-scheduled NNY Emcomm net. The North Country Group meets at 8 AM Sunday mornings on 3958.
New York State Phone Traffic and Emergency Net meets at 6 PM on 3925 every day of the year. All stations are welcome, with or without traffic. NNY stations are strongly encouraged to check in. This net is a good place for NNY stations to meet.
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. Listening to these nets is a good way to become more comfortable with traffic handling. NNY stations are strongly encouraged to check in, with or without traffic.
The New York State Public Operations Net meets at 5 PM on 3925. Alternate frequencies 3913 & 7245.