Morse Event – Saturday, April 26th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST

The QSY Society will celebrate the 223rd birthday of Samuel F.B. Morse on Saturday, April 26th.  The entry for W2M which you can view at: .  Please visit this link for complete details.  We look forward to having you “sit the circuit” on Sam’s front porch.  Bring your own favorite key – or – use one of our bugs, ‘swipers, straight keys or paddles.  73, Scott W2NTV

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Handy CW Abbreviation Guide for CW Neophytes

As a CW newbie, I often wondered if I copied wrong or the use of certain letter sequences were intentional.  Some operators pepper their transmission with all kinds of seemingly meaningless abbreviations and “shortcuts” which are great for simplifying and speeding up the conversation… if you know what they mean!

I found this helpful guide on the internet , so I thought I would pass it along.

CW Abbreviation Guide


73 de Jim, AC2EU




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QSY Society Field Day 2013 Photo Gallery

ARRL Field Day 2013

was held by the QSY Society  June 22 and June 23rd at Bowdoin Park, Town of Wappinger in Dutchess County NY. 

PrintWe operated  with the club’s call sign K2QS, Section ENY (Eastern New York), Class 3A. Stations: 3 HF, 1 VHF, 1 GOTA. Bands 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 + VHF  6, and 2 meters. Plus Satellites.

Shirley – N2SKP  put together a nice compilation of photos provided by our members. See QSY Society Field Day 2013 Photo Gallery

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Hudson Division Awards in Newburg this Year 2013

This was posted by   ARRL Hudson Division, Director: Mike Lisenco, N2YBB on the Hudson Division website

We are now taking nominations for the 2013 Hudson Division Awards.
Nominations for “Amateur of the Year,” “Grand ‘Ole Ham,” and “Technical
Achievement” are being accepted.  Please go to the division website

and nominate an individual who you feel is worthy.

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The luncheon will be held this year on Saturday, November 2nd, in
Newburgh, NY.  This is, I believe, the first time the ceremony will be
held in ENY!!  Tickets (price – $35/per) can now be ordered through the
Orange County Amateur Radio Club, sponsors of the event.  Please use the
order form which can be found on the Division website at:

This will undoubtedly be the social event of the year, so don’t be left
out.  On Sunday, November 3rd, there will only be two types of people in
this Division.  Those who were at the Awards Luncheon, and those who
said they were.

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Field Day 2013

I would like to thank EVERYONE who participated this past weekend… It doesn’t happen without you, remember that!!!

I will release the results as soon as I know they are correct… At first look, it would appear we did OUTSTANDING!!!

I will have the results at the July 2  QSY meeting!!!


agn.. thanks to EVERYBODY… WE DID GOOD



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W2M Youtube Video Now Available

If you want to view a short video of the W2M Morse special event go to:

73, Stan WB2LQF

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W2M Event Summary

Please see:  for an “After Action Report”  73, Stan WB2LQF

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Morse Event Reminder – Saturday, April 27th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The QSY Society will celebrate the 222nd birthday of Samuel F.B. Morse in a couple of weeks.  I’ve widely publicized this event and the feedback has been great!  I hope I have not bitten off more than we can chew.  The entry for W2M which you can view at:  has already had over 600 inquiries!  Please visit this link for complete details.  We look forward to having you “sit the circuit” on Sam’s front porch.  Bring your own favorite key – or – use one of our bugs, ‘swipers, straight keys or paddles.  73, Stan WB2LQF

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March Meeting and New Refreshments Team

Tony – W1ZMB and Alice -W1ALI have volunteered to take over refreshments at our meetings effective today, March 12, 2013. Thanks Tony and Alice from the QSY Society.

The March meeting of the QSY Society Amateur Radio club will be held Tuesday March 12 at the East Fishkill Community Library at 348 Route 376.

This month’s topic: Improving CW copying speed. John WK2T will share tools and techniques to improve contest and DXing CW copy speed. Freeware training software will be presented to the user to assist with increase various facets of CW copying skills. Tips on how and when to practice CW copying skills will be discussed.

Feel free to bring any projects, items for show & tell or swap/sell, and questions you may have on any aspect of ham radio. We’ll do our best to get you an answer then and there.

Social half-hour begins at 7:00, meeting begins at 7:30.  The library is located at 348 Route 376, in Hopewell Junction, about 1.5 miles north of Route 52.

73 de Fred, WY2E

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EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communications course-Free

From: David Galletly <d4star@…>
Sent: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:36 am
Subject: EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communications course

In an effort to make Emergency Communications training more widely available,
two classroom sessions of the ARRL’s EC-001 Introduction to Emergency
Communications course will begin shortly. This course is a complete rewrite of
the original Level 1, 2 and 3 courses of years past and now more closely follows
the Incident Command System (ICS) used by government agencies. This course
requires proof of completion of FEMA IS-100 and 700 as prerequisites for taking
the final certification exam. The exam closely follows the style of a standard
VE session with a 35 question multiple choice test scored by two accredited
Field Examiners (FI). The exam fee is $15, same as a VE session.

As part of the ENY section’s Statement of Understanding with the Northeast New
York Region of the American Red Cross, the class sessions will be held at ARC
facilities. We will do the classes in two methods: a 6 week set of Thursday
evening sessions and a two full day set of Saturday sessions. Both will
conclude with an exam given at the last session.
There is no charge for the class. The text (optional but highly recommended) is
$24.99 from ARRL but we can get a 25% discount if pre-ordered and pre-paid
through the instructor. The exam fee is $15 collected at the time the exam is
given. The six session class was proven in the spring with a test class in
Albany. Based on the outcome of the two day session in Glens Falls, we will try
to schedule another two day session in Poughkeepsie in September or November. It is my hope that these sessions will end up “training some trainers” to extend to
more classes in future. Just remember that proof of completion of FEMA IS 100
and IS 700 will be needed to qualify to take the final exam.

The two sessions are as

Thursday, April 04 2013 – Thursday, May 09 2013
6:30-10 PM
American Red Cross Northeast NY Region
33 Everett Road
Albany NY 12205

Saturday, April 27 2013 – Saturday, May 04 2013
9 AM – 5 PM
American Red Cross Adirondack Saratoga Chapter
74 Warren St.
Glens Falls NY 12801

While not required, it is highly advisable to have a copy of the ARRL course
textbook prior to the start of this course. A significant discount on the books
is possible if arrangements are made with the instructors in advance. Otherwise
the book is $24.99 directly from the league.

The online course is always an option to obtain the certification individually
with a $50 charge for ARRL members/$85 non-members.

Contact me directly at km2o@… to preregister.

David Galletly KM2O
Section Emergency Coordinator
Eastern New York Section
Follow @enyARES

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