Hudson River Radio Relay 2021

Update June 14th 2021 (2 days after the event)

Our grand prize winner of the Xiegu G90 package is Bob KC1OXG and his prize is now on the way! 

Those who have purchased the Wave Farm WGXC posters will be shipping this week.

The fund raiser for Bannerman's Castle Trust will be re-opened through end of month for any last minute donations for those requesting paper printed award certificates.

Further entry to the raffle will NOT be accepted. 

Purchases of spectrum posters will continue through end of month.

Contact logs and event details will be found at in the coming days


Update June 13th 2021
(The day after our amazing event!)

Thank you to everyone who supported our first Hudson River Radio Relay Featuring Bannerman's Island.

Our goal was to raise $1,000 and we passed it while reaching $1,418!!

Donations to this Go Fund Me are no longer being accepted, but please visit the Bannerman Castle Trust website and consider scheduling a tour or donation directly.

The winner of our G90 raffle will be announced shortly. Please visit Hudson River Radio Relay for the latest details in the coming days as well as articles with many photos and videos from across all eight stations, of course including N2B!


On June 12th 2021 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, with the permission of Bannermans Castle Trust , 8 different amateur radio organizations will use 4 types of wireless communications technology representing 5 Hudson Valley counties to raise awareness of Bannerman's Island locally and across the world this summer and hope you can help us reach our goals!

A small team of experienced communicators will be using the special event callsign of N2B to make contact from the island AND an additional seven shore stations will be using N2H, N2U, N2D, N2S, N2O, N2N and N2V to permit the public to contact us from fantastic Hudson Valley locations and the world at the same time! 

No other event like this has ever been attempted! 

Please visit our official website here for more details: 

For amateur radio operators, you will be excited to know that:

#1 - Bannerman's Castle is part of the US Islands Award Program  as NY-047R and has never been activated and will be N2B !

#2 - Constitution Island is now part of US Islands Award Program  as NY-073 and has never been activated and will be N2D !

#3 - Bannerman's Castle is part of "Castles On The Air " or COTA K-00047 and has never been activated!

#4 - A total of  7 different "Parks On The Air " are participating in this event

#5 - Castle Rock Unique Area thanks to N2U  has COTA K-00825, POTA K-5161 and K-2079! 

#6 - Our N2O  station has USIAP NY-022R, POTA K-2010, POTA K-2081 and POTA K-4556 plus SOTA W2/GC-077

#7 - Our N2N, N2B and N2U stations all count as K 2079 , but only N2N  counts also as POTA K-4582

#8 - Support the USMA Cadet Radio Club and Constitution Island  by making contact with them on NY-073

#9 - Historical parks that are not part of POTA will be on the air thanks to N2H, N2S , and N2V highlighting Hudson Valley history.

#10 - Two grid squares are represented for the ARRL VHF Contest 

We have two goals:

1 -  Make 2,000 amateur radio contacts around the world between the efforts of all eight of our stations.

2 - Raise $1,000 for Bannerman's Castle Trust to support STEAM learning, historical preservation and amateur radio convergence.


We could think of no better way to put the Hudson Valley on the map and raise awareness for Bannerman's Castle Trust without thinking of the amazing reach that amateur radio has to offer.

More information about Bannerman's Castle Trust Inc: Work with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP) as a Friends Organization. Promote awareness of historic site. Stabilize and preserve structures. Allow public access as an educational, See Part III, Ln 1 statement

(Photo Courtesy of Ken Campbell Photography )

Fundraising team: HR3:2021 Organizers (4)

Steve Bossert
Poughkeepsie, NY
Bannermans Castle Trust Inc
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Ken Campbell
Team member
Lloyd Westerman
Team member
Mark Chitjian
Team member

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