Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club

Sacandaga Lake

Adirondack Mountains  ~ Hamilton County, New York

Speculator Repeater 147.165 +

If you are interested in getting your Amateur Radio license, please contact any club member. We are here to help!
Everyone is invited to meetings and events. No license needed. Come see what ham radio is all about.

2018 Events
Fire Tower Radio - The Northern New York Amateur Radio Association is encouraging operation from current and former Adirondack fire tower or other mountaintop locations. There is a Yahoo group to announce your planned operation. Some hams will be participating in the 'Adirondack Fire Tower Challenge' this summer
Saturday June 9 Public Service Radio Communications for the Black Fly Challenge
Mountain bike race Inlet to Indian Lake through the Moose River Plains. 900+ participants.
operators needed - contact KC2GCH or Dennis N2LBT.
Weekend June 9-10 ARRL VHF QSO Party. A great opportunity for anyone with any class license to operate in a contest using only simple equipment, by hiking to a fire tower or other high spot. All you need is a HT or mobile, a good antenna, and a good high location.
Saturday June 16 Public Service Radio Communications for the Indian Lake Quadra-Thon.
operators needed - contact KC2GCH.
Sat.-Sun. June 23-24 Field Day Weekend - Club Field Day Details TBD
The Hamilton County ARC will hold Field Day (location TBD, possibly LP Fire Hall)
The Tryon ARC will hold Field Day at Riverside Park in Northville.
The Bear Bait Radio Club will hold Field Day at Mt. Sabattis Park in Long Lake.
Check the ARRL Field Day Locator Page for locations and details.
For more general Field day information visit the ARRL Field Day web pages.
Saturday July 21 Public Service Radio Communications for the Piseco Lake Triathlon
Meet 7:30 AM @ Adirondack Bible Church
operators needed - contact KC2GCH.
Sunday August 5 Public Service Radio Communications for the Lane 10K Lake Run
operators needed - contact KC2GCH
Monday August 6
Hamilton County Family Fun Day in Speculator
Publicity, demonstration, education publicity, recruiting station.Guest operators welcome.
setup and operational help needed - contact K2LML
Sunday Septermber 23 Public Service Radio Communications for theCrop Walk in Speculator
operators needed - contact KC2GCH
Saturday October 6 NNY Section Fall Field Day / Simulated Emergency Test. see nnyara.net
Saturday October 20 New York QSO Party

The club was organized in May of 2002 as the Speculator Amateur Radio Club (SpARC) to support the local repeater, provide emergency and public service communications, generate interest in amateur radio, and afford amateur radio operators and those interested in radio as a hobby an opportunity to meet socially.

In November 2012, we voted to change our name to the Hamilton County Amateur Radio Club. Our goal is to provide emergency communications throughout all of Hamilton County if needed.

We now have members in througout the county. Groups in the Inlet/Old Forge area and in Long Lake have put up new repeaters, improving overall VHF and UHF coverage. The North Country Group meets 8:30 Sunday morning on 3.958 with hams from the Adirondacks and other areas of Northern NY participating.

The club continues to work with county agencies to build volunteer emergency communications capabilities. If you are a ham, we need your participation.

If you live or spend any time in the area, we encourage you to join our club. Repeater dues are $8/year and club dues are $2/year. Dues are due in July.

If you are interested in getting your Amateur Radio license, we can help.

Meetings are held at the Lake Pleasant Fire Hall 7:00 PM on the third Monday of each month, except December. All hams and non-hams welcome. Please contact us for details.

We hold a net every Monday night at 6:30 PM (except meeting nights) on the Speculator repeater (147.165+). If no net control station is heard after a couple of minutes, YOU are encouraged to become net control. net preamble

All donations appreciated to help with the cost of repeater operation and maintenance. Seaplane Fly-In Insulated Travel Mugs are still available. Please purchase a mug or make a donation to help support the volunteer emergency and public service communications provided by the club.


If you are interested in getting your Amateur Radio license, please contact us or come to a club meeting.


Area Repeaters

Amateur Radio general info

Emergency Communications

Standard Operating Procedures

Constitution & By-laws

Annual Events List

Emergency Communications when all else fails - Amateur Radio

For more information contact Shelly Weaver KC2GIS

Adirondacks Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce

The club is a member of the Northern New York Amateur Radio Association.

Web site created and maintained by Pete Newell KC2WI Affordable Technical Solutions.