Field Day 2017 Photos are posted to the Photos page
Tonight was the last general club meeting before the summer break. 5 members attended at Richie’s, KD2NJA, location, Art W2ALW, Vince KC2WPP, Steve W2SFC, Richie KD2NJA and Gary N2TBC. It was a fun meeting. Thanks to Richie and his wife for hosting the meeting and providing too much food and beverage. Have a safe and fun summer. See you all at the next breakfast.
From “Community Viewpoint” South Shore Press:
On Monday, June 19th at 6:30pm, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker will host a FREE Emergency Preparedness Training at the Longwood Public Library (800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island).
The program will give residents of all ages the tools and resources they need to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible. Free Emergency Starter Kits will be given to each household upon successful completion of the training.
“As we begin to enter hurricane season, it is important that all residents are prepared for different types of storms and emergency situations,” said Legislator Anker. “I encourage residents to participate in this emergency training program to learn how to respond accordingly to a multitude of situations.”
All participants must register in advance. You can register online by visiting http://www.prepare.ny.gov and clicking “Training Events” or you can call Legislator Anker’s office at 631-854-1600.
Van R. Field
January 6, 1923 – December 12, 2007
Engineer, Teacher, Author, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Radio Historian, W2OQI
Van R. Field was a true son of Long Island, born in Southampton, LI, NY on January 6, 1923 to Beatrice Terry Field and Paul Lester Field. He graduated from Center Moriches High School, after which he was employed by Lear, in Dayton, Ohio.
Van returned to Long Island when WWII was declared in 1941. At that time, he enlisted in the US Coast Guard and saw duty in the South Pacific. When discharged, he worked for the Brookhaven Town Police Department. Field then continued his education at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and upon graduation, he became a communications electronics engineer. He worked for Grumman, at Brookhaven Laboratory in the Physics department, and Fairchild. In 1960 Van Field became a vocational teacher for BOCES 2, retiring in 1981. He then returned to electronics engineering, working for CAI and later on Hartman Industries.
Retiring for a second time. Van and his wife, Mary Strebel Field who were married in 1951, became a team, writing local history books, publishing “The Illustrated History of the Moriches Bay Area, and then “Nettie’s Diary”. After these titles, he added Wrecks and Rescues on Long Island. Still later he collaborated on the book New Jersey Coast Guard Stations and Rumrunners with John Gallazo. He also compiled a history of Manorville, titled Old Manorville with his wife, Mary. His last publication, Mayday! Shipwrecks and Sea Tales off Long Island’s Easter Shore. To all of this he added many articles for Boater’s World and other magazines.
He was an avid Amateur Radio operator. He started the Suffolk County Amateur Radio Club and wrote many articles for the hobby. In 2004, he won the best article award from QST magazine for an article, “HF Antennas 101. In 2007 he was awarded the Grand Ole Ham plaque from the American Radio Relay League – Hudson Division sponsored by the Peconic Amateur Radio Club. to which he belonged.
His community service included working with Suffolk County Civil Defense, working as Communications Officer in the 1970s whee he organized hidden transmitter hunts with local amateur radio operators, honing their slills in radio direction finding.
He served as Commander and active member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotila 18-06.
Van R. Field loved Long Island and its history. He served as Vice President of the Ketcham Inn Foundation in Center Moriches, and as Vice President of the Long Island Radio and TV Historical Society.
-By Gail Field
Good evening fellow Amateur Radio Operators!
It is time again for the 38th Annual Shelter Island Run! This year the annual run will be held on SATURDAY, June 17, 2017.
All available Radio Operators will meet behind the Shelter Island Post Office, Rt. 114 and West Thomas Street, Shelter Island at 1600 hrs for assignment.
The runners step off at 1730 hrs and we secure at approximately 1900 hrs.
If you can volunteer for this event, please RSVP to – email@example.com
We are the eyes and ears of the Race Committee and Emergency Services,
it is always a rewarding day for both the runners and the radio operators!
Thank you for your support!
Don Fisher N2QHV, ARES EC Town of Southold
Neal Raymond N2QZA, ARES EC Town of Shelter Island
NY Skywarn Training Schedule
See NWS website for details – link opens in new tab
Thanks Rene, KD2FEL, for the update