Demonstrations of science and skill
Members of the QSY Society Amateur Radio Club, which meets monthly in Hopewell Junction, will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, at Bowdoin Park in Poughkeepsie. The national event has been held annually since 1933.
The field day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions, from almost any location, and create an independent communications network. There are more than 725,000 licensed operators in the U.S., from ages 5 to 100.
Members of the QSY club will be offering demonstrations at Pavilion 4 on Sheafe Road from 2 p.m. on June 25 through 2 p.m. on June 26. The mobile command unit of the Dutchess County Office of Emergency Response will be on hand from noon to 2 p.m. on June 25. For more information, visit qsysociety.org.
Everyone should know that when there is an emergency; no AC power, no cell towers, no landlines, no local and state government communications, ham radio will be operational and the only method to communicate. Carrier pigeons may also work just fine if you have one but it’s much easier to find a ham radio operator to send messages.
I’m glad to see ham ops around still. Thought they had been rendered obsolete. Tried my hand at it in the Navy, but never very good. Admired hams especially those who were good ditty chasers. U.S. enemies relied on that practice while we often got stuck with high technology.