Obituary of Walter Berkley – K2CXP

It is with our deepest sympathy that we must announce Walter Berkley, K2CXP is now a SK.  Best wishes to his family during this trying time.


Walt K2CXP was an active member of QSY and MBARC until he had an unfortunate fall last year which landed him in rehab for some time. We will always remember him most for his enthusiasm, especially at Field Day 2016, where he enjoyed introducing kids and adults to amateur radio at the GOTA station.  RIP Walt.


Obituary of Walter Berkley K2CXP

Walter G. Berkley, 70 of LaGrangeville, NY passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Walter was born on March 11, 1947 in Poughkeepsie, NY to Walter and Cecilia Stec Berkley.

A local resident all his life, Walter received his Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from Marist College. He was employed as a Computer Programmer at IBM East Fishkill until his retirement in 2002. Walter was a generous and selfless man. He enjoyed reading, blacksmithing, cars and was a ham radio operator. Walter’s greatest joy though came from spending time with his family and friends.



Walter is survived by his mother, Cecilia Berkley of Poughkeepsie, NY, daughter Katherine C. Berkley of Myrtle Beach, SC, son Michael W. Berkley of Poughkeepsie, NY, granddaughter Aubrey Rae of Myrtle Beach, SC, brothers Dennis Berkley of Poughkeepsie, NY, Donald Berkley of New Paltz, NY, David Berkley of Albany, NY as well as several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Walter Berkley.



Calling hours will be on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00am to 1:00pm with a Funeral Service at 12:30pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, Inc. 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Burial is private. Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, 1(800)822-6344. To send an online condolence, please visit our website at

New QSY Society Website

The QSY Society website has now been migrated to hosting on We will making updates in the coming weeks. We are looking for members to learn wordpress and post to the bloq as well as make other updates as necessary. Email Fred,

Fred, WY2E

Field Day 2016

FIELD DAY!2016 Field Day Logo

The QSY Society Amateur Radio Club is operating Field Day at Dutchess

County’s Bowdoin Park, Pavilion 4 from 2pm Saturday June 25 through 2pm Sunday June 26. 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 K2CXP)

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 Paul KD2CCW 845 705-9281 or Scott W2NTV at or 845 705-7247. Visit our club website at 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, (search for K2QS) and other clubs at the ARRL Field Day Locator:

Learn more about Field Day at

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.