Field Day 2019

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

Bowdoin Park, Pavilion 4, from 2pm Saturday June 22 thru 2pm Sunday June 23.


Field Day is the most popular on-the-air

operating event in Amateur Radio!


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.


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.   GOTA station is operating as KV2J.


There will be an NTS training session at 6pm, Saturday June 22. Operators interested will have the ability, under guidance, to deliver their first radiograms on the Hudson Valley Net later that evening to generate points for the QSY Society’s Field Day participation.


Questions? Contact Nigel G0JKN at or 845 391-7567. 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


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 –  call Nigel 845 391-7567 or Scott 845 705-7247 for instructions.


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