Field Day 2017

The QSY Society Amateur Radfd2017io Club operated Field Day 2017 at Dutchess County’s Bowdoin Park with the  My Beacon Amateur Radio Club on Saturday June 24th  and Sunday June 25th.

Bill NG2D has been hard at work on a brief FD video (the program allows only 3 minutes) – enjoy! The link is:

Shirley N2SKP has put together Field Day 2017 Web Album w/photos from members at the following link

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

MBARC Public Service Event – Boy Scout Eskimo Run James Baird State Park

Time is drawing near and so far Adam has had ONE response to the call for volunteers for this Eskimo Run event.  The event date is January 22, 2011 , 9:00 AM at James Baird Park in the Town of LaGrange (RAIN/STORM date January 29).  All members interested in participating are requested to contact Adam – KC2DAA,  ASAP at 453-4769 or via email.

Boy Scout Eskimo Run
James Baird State Park

January 22, 2011 – Storm Date January 29 – Time 9:00 AM

Scouts will be reporting to 10 skill stations. We need to supply a minimum of 6 operators for this event

Members interested in participating are requested to contact me ASAP (845-452-5196 or via email kc2daa at aol. com).

As a side note, the Dutchess County St. Patricks Day Committee has already
contacted me so mark your calendars for March 5, 2011 the parade will be
held in the Village of Wappingers Falls as in past years.

Adam , KC2DAA

DXpedition to Wollaston (SA-031) and Diego Ramirez (SA-097)

Cezar/VE3LYC and Johan/PA3EXX will attempt a very challenging expedition to Wollaston islands (SA-031) and Diego Ramirez islands (SA-097) between approximately January 7 and 22, 2011. In demand by 98% of IOTA chasers, SA-031 currently ranks #6 on the Most Wanted IOTA list World Wide and #1 in South America, whereas SA-097 has never been activated. The plan is to operate for 4 days from Herschel Is (SA-031) and Gonzalo Is. (SA-097). However, weather and sea conditions can influence significantly this schedule. The team has retained for this trip the services of Thomas, an experienced skipper, with his 40 ft yacht, well equiped for Antarctic waters.



Frequencies and modes:

Frequencies: 15, 17, 20, 30 and 40m depending on the propagation conditions.
Modes: CW and SSB


(1) We would like to urge all those who wish to contact us to read one more time the DX Code of Conduct as available on the FOC web site FOC website, in March 2010 issue of QST and at
(2) Please refrain from having multiple QSOs, give others a chance!

New Member -Patrick Smith, KB2FJH

Patrick (“Pat”) Smith, KB2FJH is our newest QSY Society member!  Pat lives in Middletown, NY.  He is interested in CW, ragchewing, and maybe chasing a little paper.  He’s presently working on installing a new all band wire antenna system.  Please welcome Pat to our club!