Field 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 24 & 25. 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 here.  Field Day is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). 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. If you can't make it to our site, find out where you can participate in your community! Get involved and support your local club!  

After last year's Field Day all the QSO's were counted and filed with the ARRL. TARA made some 239 QSO's under the call of NY2U, for a total of 1826 in the ENY section (Eastern New York). 


YEAR

CALL

NOVICE/GOTA

CLASS

# MEMBERS

QSO's

SCORE

1992

NY2U

N2JZK

3A

77

371

1628

1993

NY2U

NONE

2A

75

1107

3618

1994

NY2U

KB2JZI

3A

30

1801

5966

1995

KB2UGD

N2YNP

3A

26

1325

5220

1996

KB2UGD

N2YNP

3A

35

998

3858

1997

N2TY

KB2SPM

3A

50

908

3048

1998

N2TY

KC2BRY

3A

41

667

2350

1999

N2TY

KB2KFV

3A

45

984

3136

2000

N2TY

KB2UUC

3A

55

1341

3804

2001

N2TY

NONE

4A

55

1170

3640

2002

N2TY

NONE

4A

68

1461

5082

2003

N2TY

NONE

3A

62

1088

2988

2004

N2TY

NONE

3A

63

783

3062

2005

N2TY

NONE

3A

42

890

3752

2006

N2TY

KS2O

3A

53

1396

4162

2007

N2TY

KL7TJZ

3A

49

771

2556

2008

N2TY

NONE

3A

84

1094

4036

2009

N2TY

W2TRY

3A

65

931

3492

2010

N2TY

NONE

3A

52

482

1226

2011

N2TY

NONE

4A

40

1252

3464

2012

N2TY

NONE

4A

40

443

1106

2013

N2TY

NONE

3A

30

545

1356

2014 NY2U NONE 4A 31 383 1922
2015 NY2U NONE 3A 33 261 1372
2016 NY2U NONE 4A 33 239 1826
2017 NY2U NONE 4A      

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!

 

 

TARA Field Day Committee

Steve Kopecky, KF2WA - 518-674-4150

Karen Smith, KS2O - 518-273-6594

Ray Ginter, N2ZQF, Chairman - 518-858-7676


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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