The QSY Society Amateur Radio Club is operating Field Day at Dutchess County’s Bowdoin Park, Pavilion 4 from 2pm Saturday June 27 through 2pm Sunday June 28. Bowdoin Park is located at 85 Sheafe Road in the town of Poughkeepsie.
You’re invited to come watch, operate, and meet other hams. Bring friends and family. If you can’t, but want to contact us on the air, we’re operating as K2QS. (GOTA is WK2T)
We’re also operating a GOTA (Get On The Air) station, especially for those new hams, inactive hams, or non-hams (with a licensed control operator at the operating point). Technician and Novice class licensees are also encouraged to participate.
Joining us on Sunday will be the Dutchess County Office of Emergency Response, with their staffed Mobile Command Vehicle.
Questions? Contact Scott W2NTV at email@example.com or 845 705-7247. Visit our club website at http://qsysociety.org and see past Field Days in the photo gallery.
We will be using 146.970 PL 100 as the repeater to coordinate talk-in for those of use who will be going there for the first time. As you get closer 146.500 will be our simplex.
Find us, and other clubs at the ARRL Field Day Locator: http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator Learn more about Field Day at http://www.arrl.org/field-day
PS please ask for special directions if you’re thinking of attending before 8am or after 9pm – the main gate is locked but you can drive up and around to come in
This is a 24 hour event. That being said, we need to have operators at the 3 stations during the 24 hours…. Anyone wanting to operate at Field Day should contact Scott W2NTV with your requests… For example… If you want to operate CW (Morse code) on 40 meters you should email saying this… a limited amount of slots are available so first come first serve….
If you don’t want to operate but like to log please follow the same request…
As a general rule… we need operators during the early morning hours… 3am to 6am
this also gives you choices that are not available during the prime time hours….
EVERYONE will have a chance to operate… We don’t want to hear from club members that “HE is hogging the radio and wont let me operate”
We have great and considerate club members… We like to think we get along well with each other… Just ask…
Please email Scott with any requests at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This film was produced by member Dylan Lewis K2RMY while a student at SUNY New Paltz. The purpose was to show the culture surrounding the amateur radio community. It was filmed in 2013, and released in 2014. You may recognize some QSY members!
The QSY Society would like to welcome a new member – Richard Walbert AC2MT from Cottekill in Ulster County. He holds an Extra Class License and has interests in contesting, field day, and ARES/RACES.
Welcome to QSY Richard!
Field Day 2014 was held by the QSY Society June 28 and June 29 at Bowdoin Park, Town of Wappinger in Dutchess County NY.
We 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.
We took first place for 3A in NY, with 19 operators who were ‘in the seats’ around the clock! We couldn’t have achieved this without the work and contributions of many in the planning, setup, logging, encouragement, feeding, donations and tear down.
Photos by: Bill NG2D, JB WA2WMJ, Scott W2NTV, Jeff N2HPO, Mike KC2HEI and Shirley N2SKP.