On September 25, [the Greater Bridgeport Amateur Radio Club] is hosting its annual picnic at Putnam Memorial Park in Bethel, CT. Putnam Memorial Park is a state park so along with conducting our business meeting, we’ll be activating park K-1707. Members, family, and friends are invited.
We will have radios setup for the activation. If you would like to bring yours, you are welcome to. Activating a park is a lot of fun and a great learning opportunity. Those who are unlicensed and wish to operate will have an opportunity to get on the air!
While there are picnic tables, it would be a good idea to bring a chair.
We’ll provide sandwiches from a local deli. Snacks, and water will be provided.
Activation: Noon until we wrap up
153 Putnam Park Road
Bethel, CT 06801
Coming from the Fairfield area and Route 15.
Take exit 44 and head north on route 58 (Black Rock Turnpike)
Continue on 58 North for about 12.5 miles and the entrance will be on the right just past the pond.
Putnam Memorial Park is split by route 58 and the signs will lead you to the west side of the park (visitors center and museam), simply continue north for another quarter mile and you’ll see the pond on the right. Attached is a map and entrance photos.
We’ll listen to simplex – 146.52 as it is unlikely you’ll be able to hit our repeater while en route.
We hope to see you there!
– GBARC Officers