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K2H Special Event

K2H Special event will be active all month of May

April 17, 2020

As New York amateur radio operators, we have a unique opportunity to do something positive during a pandemic that has also turned New York State into a deadly hotspot.

We can express our gratitude to all those men and women on the front lines who are taking personal risks every day to tend to the needs of the healthy among us as well as the sick and even those whose lives were taken in this crisis.

Special Event Station K2H will help us do that. With the coordination of the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club in Lindenhurst, N.Y., Suffolk County, we will be on the air starting May 1st and will continue our operation through the end of the month in each county throughout the state.

That’s where you come into the picture; By joining us in activating K2H (with the suffix of your NY county appended, for example, K2H/SUF for Suffolk), you will be able to help everyone say thanks to those who are helping guide us through an unprecedented crisis – whether by keeping watch on quarantine enforcement, keeping food store shelves wellstocked or tending to the sick.

There will be free certificates available for download by county for every contact. We have created 62 templates for the individual counties. You can add your own county logos as needed. We will upload them to our certificate program.

The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club will be handling all the logging uploads to the certificate program. All you need to do is get on the air in any mode and help honor these heroes. Then upload your log to us in Cabrillo or ADIF format. We are requesting multiple operators from every county in the state to make this a huge success. Please pass this valuable information on to other club members and ham radio friends.

Please contact us at k2hheroes@gmail.com and let us know you’ll join us. Include your name, call sign and NY county. We request all who will be operating to register. This will enable us to send out info related to your operation. We are using the 62 county abbreviations from the NYS QSO Party. A link is on the K2H QRZ page. Rovers or visitors from out-of-state are welcome to operate but we need you to register and be in a NY county.

73, Lou – NO2C Mike – KC2SYF Salli – K2RYD Caryn – KD2GUT

Club Officers
President
Mickey Corentto N2MC
Vice President
Frank Gitto KA5VVI
Treasurer
Paul Burlett KD2LVP
Secretary
Jeff Archambeault KC2SDS
Repeater Trustee
Bernie Capron N1NDN
Board of Directors
Tony Flores KA2BIX
Dan Gealt WX2P
Ted Wright KC2BLE
Served Agency Liaisons

Warren County RACES
Radio Officer
David Gealt KD2BVA
Deputy Radio Officer
Derrick Helms KD2ALW

Warren County ARES
Emergency Coordinator
David Gealt KD2BVA
Assistant Emergency
Coordinator

Derrick Helms KD2ALW

Washington County
RACES

Radio Officer
Jami Olden N2ZTC

Washington County
ARES

Emergency Coordinator
Bernie Capron N1NDN

Northern District, ENY Section ARES
Assistant District Emergency Coordinator
David Gealt KD2BVA

Warren County
SKYWARN

Emergency Coordinator
Donald James N2VU
Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Shawn Perry N2HSP

Washington County
SKYWARN

Emergency Coordinator
Donald James N2VU
Assistant Emergency Cooordinator
Shawn Perry N2HSP

Red Cross
Glens Falls Office

Communications Lead
Donald James N2VU

LASAR
Team Commander
Jake Haker N2FIN

Warren County Office
of Emergency Services

Director
Brian LaFlure KD2HVY

Washington County
Department of Public
Safety

Deputy Director
Jonathan Pease KD2IHN

Glens Falls Hospital
Director of Emergency Services
Laura Stebbins KD2HHM

Public Info Managers

Web Site
Jeff Archambeault KC2SDS
David Gealt KD2BVA
Donald James N2VU
Derrick Helms KD2ALW
Dan Gealt WX2P
Shawn Perry N2HSP
Mickey Corentto N2MC

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Dan Gealt WX2P
Jami Olden N2ZTC
Mickey Corentto N2MC
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