CTRI CG Meeting Notice
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Title: CTRI CG Meeting
Location: W1PN QTH
Description: Regular Meeting
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2014-01-11
End Time: 12:30

It’s that time again. If you are familiar with the interactive meeting notice skip down to “Topics“. This is an interactive meeting notice. What, you may ask, is an interactive meeting notice? As the phrase suggests, it is a meeting notice which requires interaction by the readers. For example: we need to have topics for presentation at the meeting; we need presenters; we need volunteers to provide lunch; we need to know who is coming to the meeting so the quantity of lunch portions may be determined, and so on. This post will be updated as interactions (comments) are appended.


  1. Contest Report
  2. Report on effect of Resolution of Dues issue
  3. W1AW/1 operations
  4. Building Tower 5 and raising the antenna at K1SD
  5. Demo of Flex 6500 software defined radio
  6. Prioritize the plaques we intend to sponsor
  7. Upcoming holiday luncheon in February
  8. Matters Arising

Lunch provider: W1PN

Coffee and Drinks by: KB1RFJ

Members who will attend: W1PN, K1DM, NG1G, KB1RFJ, K3IU, W1AN, W1XX, K1SD

Venue: W1PN, 7 Juniper Ln, Johnston, RI,  at the usual time of 10:00



2013-2014 CTRI Champions Leaderboard

Good morning and Happy Holidays to all:

Attached to this posting is the CTRI Champions Leaderboard that is current with information received through the ARRL 10 meter contest. It is a spreadsheet compatible with MS Excel 97-2007 and hopefully you will have no problems opening it. Clicking on the link below should work to open and download the spreadsheet. The next contest in the Champions Series is the ARRL RTTY Roundup the first full weekend in January.



Ken K3IU. Keeper of the Leaderboard



Happy December, everyone:

Before I moved to RI from MD in 1981, I was a dues paying member of PVRC. There is a philosophy in PVRC which says, “Once a member of PVRC, always a member of PVRC” so I receive newsletter mailings.  Reading this month’s PVRC newsletter, it occurred to me that our l’il contest club has something in common with PVRC… we are both “no dues” clubs. I don’t recall when PVRC changed to “no dues,” but it was after I moved up here. What caught my attention in the lead article was a paragraph about the cost of their intra-club awards (plaques and endorsement plates) was the second highest item in their budget at about $1200 per year. I was the beneficiary of one of the intra-club awards in 1980 when I earned the 5 Million Point plaque. I don’t know what the biggest budget item is. The writer of the article then made this statement: “Please do remember that the Club operates on a no-dues basis, but needs your support in order to continuing to offer these programs.” Does that sound familiar? If you have been paying attention to what is happening in the club, it should. Soooo… my question to you all now is, “Have you sent a contribution in to the Treasurer to help support the club?” Of course, you don’t need to answer me. Just send a check to Chuck. In case you have forgotten, the Treasurer is Chuck Newman, KA1CQR. His address in QRZ.com is good… but I don’t know who the guy in the picture in QRZ.com is… perhaps someone auditioning for being a Santa Clause.

73, Ken K3IU

2013-2014 CTRI Champions Leaderboard

Good morning, all:

I believe that this is the first posting of the Leaderboard for this contest season. It is current with reported results through the CQWW DX CW contest. It is a spreadsheet compatible with MS Excel 97-2007 and hopefully you will have no problems opening it. Clicking on the link below should work to open the spreadsheet.


73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Leaderboard