Cross Bay Swim Volunteers Needed!

2016SwimDisk2306Volunteers for the Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim are needed on Friday, July 14th.  Now you don’t have to do any swimming, but you can volunteer to go out in one of the boats or help out on land.

This is a really exciting event because it is a chance to spend some time on a boat with some really nice people in the Great South Bay. 

The Ham Radio Operators will provide communications to and from the race course to the final destination in Brightwaters. 
At this time volunteers are needed at 6 AM in Brightwaters and the race is over before 11 AM.

If you are interested contact John Melfi W2HCB via Email (


Free Family Emergency Preparedness Training

Emergency PreparednessFrom “Community Viewpoint” South Shore Press:

On Monday, June 19th at 6:30pm, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker will host a FREE Emergency Preparedness Training at the Longwood Public Library (800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island).

The program will give residents of all ages the tools and resources they need to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible. Free Emergency Starter Kits will be given to each household upon successful completion of the training.

“As we begin to enter hurricane season, it is important that all residents are prepared for different types of storms and emergency situations,” said Legislator Anker. “I encourage residents to participate in this emergency training program to learn how to respond accordingly to a multitude of situations.”

All participants must register in advance. You can register online by visiting and clicking “Training Events” or you can call Legislator Anker’s office at 631-854-1600.

38th Annual Shelter Island Run – Volunteers Needed!

38th Annual Shelter Island Run

38th Annual Shelter Island Run


Good evening fellow Amateur Radio Operators!

It is time again for the 38th Annual Shelter Island Run!  This year the annual run will be held on SATURDAY, June 17, 2017.



All available Radio Operators will meet behind the Shelter Island Post Office, Rt. 114 and West Thomas Street, Shelter Island at 1600 hrs for assignment.

The runners step off at 1730 hrs and we secure at approximately 1900 hrs.

If you can volunteer for this event, please RSVP to  –

We are the eyes and ears of the Race Committee and Emergency Services,
it is always a rewarding day for both the runners and the radio operators!

Thank you for your support!
Don Fisher N2QHV, ARES EC Town of Southold
Neal Raymond N2QZA, ARES EC Town of Shelter Island

Skywarn Training June 8th

SkyWarn Training

Skywarn Training is coming up! Origen KD2MRN is offering to car pool on June 8th @ 7PM.

Use the ACT Team roster to contact Origen if you are interested in car pooling.

Get more information about SkyWarn Traning and register for the session at the National Weather Service Web Site.

9th Annual Hope For The Warriors Run

9th Annual Hope For The Warriors RunThe annual Hope for the Warriors Run will be held on Saturday  November 12th this year.  We are very short on operators and need to have as many volunteers as possible.

This event is made possible only because Amateur Radio Operators step up to the plate to provide communications.

I must  have commitments no later than November 9TH  to give the race director our list of operators by the November 10th deadline. .

Operators should email me at or register on the GSBARC website

Please feel free to pass the word to all public service oriented hams that might be interested in helping out on this very worthwhile event.

Thank you and   73
W2HCB John Melfi
President GSBARC
EC/RO  Babylon
Assistant Hudson Director

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