Field Day 2018

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QSY FIELD DAY 2018        

June 23-24 – K2QS

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.

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

SETUP:  beginning at 2pm Friday June 22. Anyone available to help would be MORE than welcome!

Nigel G0JKN will be there at noon, and is overseeing antenna setup – do not erect any antennas without Nigel’s approval. Scott W2NTV is overseeing station setup, beginning 5pm.

We will commence operating at 2pm Saturday and operate for the legal 24 hour period. Teardown is 2pm Sunday.

OPERATING: 3A operating as K2QS with a GOTA (Get On The Air) station KD2LEG. Technician class hams, as well as inactive and unlicensed but interested individuals, are encouraged to operate. If you have never done HF, we’ll show you how.  Shelly KD2LEG is in charge of GOTA, w/Jim KD2JQE.

BRING: your favorite headphones, mike, key, etc. for operating.   PLEASE ID your belongings with callsign.


WE NEED:  operators, and crews to setup and teardown.  Greeters (and everyone!): to welcome visitors to Field Day, answer questions, direct to sign in sheets. People to help with meal setups and cleanups. Please tell Scott of your availability.  GOTA Coaches: to be a control op and assist in making contacts.

EDUCATION: Andrew W2BOS will present an intro class to NTS (National Traffic System) for VHF operators, who will have the ability under guidance to deliver their first radiograms on the HV NET later that day. Class at 4pm Saturday.

SPECIAL: for tour on Saturday is 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! Adam KC2DAA (now AE2AN) heads up the meal prep again.

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  845 705-7247 or post to the QSY Facebook page.

DIRECTIONS 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.

EARLY AND LATECOMERS!!  The gate is locked after 9pm and before 8am – you can circumvent the gate by driving uphill behind the maintenance shed as soon as you enter the park

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 as last resort Scott’s cellphone: 845 705-7247


Find us at the ARRL website Field Day Locator under K2QS


June 23 – June 24 at Bowdoin Park

The QSY Society Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at Dutchess County’s Bowdoin Park, Pavilion 4, from 2pm Saturday June 23 through 2pm Sunday June 24. Bowdoin Park is located at 85 Sheafe Road in the town of Wappingers Falls.

We will be participating in Field Day, an annual operating event designed to test emergency preparedness in less than optimal conditions. It’s also considered a contest, to acquire points and test operating skills.

You’re invited to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get your own FCC radio license.

You’ll have the chance to get on the air, at the special “GOTA” (Get On The Air) station for the general public, or inactive or new hams. You could also have a message sent by amateur radio. We’ll help you.

Questions? Contact Shirley Dahlgren N2SKP at or by phone at 914 582-3744. Visit our club website at

We are operating under the club callsign: K2QS, and the GOTA station will be using callsign KD2LEG.

Learn more about amateur radio at


May Field Day Meeting Change

I need to change the FD18 meeting date to next Saturday May 19th

Time, Place, and topics are all the same…

… at 10AM at Panera Bread in Fishkill NY  11 Merritt Blvd  (across from Walmart)

… this is for people who are interested in helping with the operation of Field Day… (setup and taking down) (operating/logging) (antenna location) (station setup/location)

 AGN, please make every effort to be there… a lot to go over…

please RSVP to




Saturday February 17, 10:30 am at Panera Bread in Fishkill, off Rt 9 across from Walmart. (11 Merritt Blvd, Fishkill, NY)

We will be discussing antenna placement and what can be done to limit interference during the event.

Please RSVP Scott  if you think you will be coming.