Parks on The Air

The Long Island #POTA Team N3HAL and KE2YK plan to operate from Hallock State Park K-4520 today between 18:00 and 20:00 UTC. Look for us on 14.285 +\- QRM.

12 Days XMAS Special Event!

A group of us are running the first annual special event for the 12 days of Christmas. There are 12 operators in various states and the event will offer a beautiful color certificate for you to print out after the holidays. Visit the K2L or K2RYD QRZ page to find out how you can get your certificate.

As of today (12/20) we collectively have over 3,000 Q’s in the log. We hope you will join us. I have been operating on 40 meters mornings and 20 meters during the afternoon.

Look for posts on the DXSUMMIT.FI or QRZCQ.COM DX Clusters for details.

In any event. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  73 de KE2YK


Don’t Miss A Chance to work one of the most famous Fire Boats in the world, FIREFIGHTER.The fireboat Fire Fighter is a living and fully functioning example of the “blood and guts” era of FDNY fire fighting in New York Harbor.

Present for nearly every maritime emergency in New York City’s history during her time in service from 1938 to 2010 with the City of New York Fire Department, the Fire Fighter has seen both herself and her crew decorated for valor more times than any other fireboat.

Her roles in some of the 50 major multi-alarm fires she battled during her career have become the stuff of legend among the marine community. 

The Long Island CW Club, W2LCW (  is proud to make an alliance with Firefighter and her organization and will operate from the boat which is now located in Greenport, Long Island NY, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of its commissioning. On Saturday November 17, 2018 between the hours of 1500-1900Z,  W2LCW will operate CW and SSB stations on 40-10m and will choose the best bands depending on conditions.

Frequencies used will be spotted on clusters and a special free certificate can be obtained by visiting W2LCW on   More information about Firefighter can be found on their museum website: