Field Day 2012




June 22, 23-24

Field Day is officially an operating event to demonstrate the communications ability of the amateur radio community in simulated emergency situations.  Anyone with an interest in amateur radio is welcome to attend.  Please join us to watch, operate, and meet hams from QSY and other area clubs.  Come and enjoy the thrill of amateur radio.


as before at Dutchess County’s Bowdoin Park, (pavilion 4) situated at 85 Sheafe Rd in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Click here for


and see directions below. Bathroom facilities are available, as is water, a covered pavilion and flat parking lot.   

We will be using MBARC 146.970 (PL 100) as the repeater to coordinate talk-in for those of us who will be going there for the first time. As you get closer 146.500 will be our simplex.


2pm Friday June 22. Anyone available to help would be MORE than welcome!  We will commence operating at 2pm Saturday and operate for the legal 24 hour period. Teardown is 2pm Sunday.


3A operating as K2QS with a GOTA (Get On The Air) station WB2 LQF


your favorite headphones, mike, key, etc. for operating.


operators, and crews to setup and teardown. Please tell Scott

of your availability.


: for tour on Sunday from 10-2pm, see the staffed emergency communications vehicles of the Dutchess County Red Cross and the Dutchess County Emergency Response Vehicle.


Everyone is invited to bring coolers, ice, water, beverages, snacks, dessert, or any food that would complement the weekend meals!

Coolers & Ice

– We always need as many as possible…

Cash donations (or checks to QSY Society) are welcome:


Major expenses include site rental, food, and gasoline. Remember, we still have no dues and rely on 50/50s and contributions!

If you have any questions or comments, send an email to Scott at

or call/text him at 845 705-7247



to QSY Society FIELD DAY at Bowdoin Park.

All roads lead to Bowdoin Park! (85 Sheafe Rd, Wappingers Falls)

Any way you go, Rt 9 is the easiest. 

 From the north

take Rt 9 (southbound!) to Sheafe Rd, the first right past the Best Western, in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Bowdoin Park is a few miles on the right.

If coming from Albany,

take NYS Thruway to Exit 18 (New Paltz/Poughkeepsie), follow Rt 299 to 9W to Mid-Hudson Bridge, stay in right lane after the bridge and follow signs to Route 9 south. Then turn right just past the Best Western onto Sheafe Rd. The park is a few miles on the right.

 From the south

take Rt 9 (northbound!) to Spring Rd which is the left just past the Galleria Mall, then a left at the stop sign onto Sheafe Rd. The park is a couple miles on the right.

From the south

you can also take Rt 9D to left onto CR28 – stay on Rt 28, cross the bridge over Wappinger Lake, make a right at the stop sign onto Main St and then a left onto Sheafe Rd (1st left past New Hamburg Fire Station.) Park is half mile on the left.

At the park:

take the FIRST RIGHT after going through the gate, travel on the dirt road behind the chapel, go up the hill to Pavilion 4.

Talk-in will be on Mt Beacon 146.97 PL 100, there will be signs posted to guide you in!

We will monitor 146.500

as our simplex


 Or Find us at the ARRL website Field Day Locator under K2QS …




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