Day is a nationwide emergency communications preparedness drill
held annually on the fourth week end of June. This year's Field
Day will be held on June 22 & 23. Starting 2014 and going
forward we will be using NY2U as our Field Day Call in honor of
our past president, "Mr. Bill" Eddy, now a silent key. The
radio we use for Field Day stations is the Yaesu FT-450D.
A link to the operating manual for this radio in .pdf format is
use the N3FJP Field Day Logging Software. A YouTube video
here. Field Day is sponsored by
the American Radio Relay League
The ARRL is a nationwide organization of amateur radio operators.
Field Day's main focus is emergency communications preparedness. Amateur radio clubs across the country, including TARA, sponsor a field day site which conducts communications under simulated emergency conditions. Amateur operators prove their readiness for a genuine emergency by operating without the benefit of any commercial power source.
While emergency communications is the main focus of Field Day, amateur operators also seize the opportunity Field Day presents to inform the public about the many benefits offered by the amateur radio hobby, including public service communications and educational programs. And of course, the TARA Field Day site offers lots of good conversation and good food!
The public is invited to TARA Field Day site which this year will be at Grafton Lakes State Park in Cropseyville. Directions: Route 2, 12 miles east of Troy. Go past the right turn for the main entrance to the park. Turn left onto Shaver Pond Rd. just beyond the aforementioned right turn. Travel approximately one mile on Shaver Pond Rd. The Shaver Pond Nature Center is located on a hill on the right.
last year's Field Day all the QSO's were counted and filed with
the ARRL. TARA made some 407 QSO's under the call of NY2U, for a
total of 2106 in the ENY section (Eastern New York).
If you would like additional information or better yet, if you would like to volunteer your services, please contact one of the names listed below. We need your support!
Field Day Photos
Field Day 2013
Field Day 2012
Field Day 2011
Field Day 2011 (Page 2)
Field Day 2010
Field Day 2010 (Page 2)
Field Day 2009
Field Day 2009 (Page 2)
Field Day 2008
Field Day 2007
Field Day 2006
Field Day 2006 (Page 2)
Click here to order a Field Day Pin
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