Meeting Tonight,7pm

The CVARA invites you to join us for an online meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7pm. This online meeting will be our regular business meeting for May.
To join the meeting go to
If the meeting hasn’t started yet, it will put you on hold. If you would like to be able to participate in the meeting, you’ll need at least a microphone attached to your computer. If you have a web cam, you can use that too. The system will ask permission to use them. If you would like to use your smartphone… there is an app in your device’s app store. If you go to the link above using a mobile phone, it should suggest the app, if not, just search for Jitsi in the app store.
Once in the meeting, please set your name & Callsign (if licensed) in the More Actions > Settings > Profile menu. This will help us identify you as an attendee.

CARES Net Tonight 7pm!

It’s Wednesday! Join us for the Chenango County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CCARES) net 1930 hours (7:30pm) on the W2RME repeater (146.685 MHz -600 pl 110.9Hz).

All licensed Amateur Radio operators are welcome! Need not be a member of ARES or the CVARA to join in on the net.

April Tech Night

Plans for Tech Night on April 18, 2019 include working on (cleaning and refurbishing) a Hy-Gain TH-3 Tri-band HF beam antenna which will be used for the CVARA Field Day.

Stop on by… 7pm at the Chenango County Grange Hall in Norwich.

General upgrade class

This class was held in 2019 with much success. If you are interested in a licensing class please contact and officer or the club in general. 

Early March Meeting start

The March Meeting will start at 6:45 PM. This is so we can get the preliminaries out of the way before the presentation from
Bioenno Battery., which will last for 40 ~ 45 mins.

Shack Open Saturday!

I expect to be at the club station tomorrow morning between 8 and 11.
I will be trying out my SDR receiver and maybe some 2 meter SSB.
As always if I can help with your ham radio hobby just come on up!
73, Tom KC2SFU 

Wanted: Android Phones/Tablets

Wanted: Android Phones & Tablets
Wanted: Android Phones & Tablets
Wanted: Android Phones & Tablets

We are collecting used Android phones or tablets for use with various amateur radio projects. Do you have an Android phone/tablet that works, but you no longer use? We are interested! Even if it has a cracked screen… we may still be able to make use of it.

If you have an Android based phone or tablet, please send us an email at to get more info or schedule a meetup with a member or you can drop by one of our Tech Nights!

**Devices will be wiped of personal data and reset to defaults. We are only looking to use them with Android applications and wifi. No cell service is required.

Winter Weather Advisory


* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches
  expected. Snowfall rates up to 1 inch per hour are possible at
  times Tuesday into Tuesday evening. Winds gusting up to 35 mph.

* WHERE...In Pennsylvania, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Lackawanna and
  Luzerne counties. In New York, Onondaga, Madison, Cortland,
  Chenango and Broome counties.

* WHEN...From 1 AM Tuesday to 1 AM EST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
  commute. Very cold to even dangerously cold wind chills are
  expected to begin late Tuesday night and continue through at
  least Thursday night.


A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Fun Fun!

My first kit in a very long time. You have to start somewhere! Thanks W2BDN!