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September is Elections month
September is Elections month avatar

As required by our Constitution, Article III, Section B (http://ctri.club/2010/06/15/constitution-as-amended-in-2007/), the September meeting of CTRI will include in the agenda election of officers.

It is important for our club that we have a good turnout, and that everyone comes prepared to vote on new officers.  If you  would like to hold an elected position in the club, please send me an e-mail (k1dm@arrl.net), and I will put together a list of those who are interested in holding an office in the club.  Our club officers include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Contest Manager.

Of course, we will also have nominations from the floor at the meeting.  The results of elections will set the course of the club for this upcoming year.  Thanks for taking part.

73, Mike, K1DM

It’s Wallpaper Collecting Time Again
k3iu

Last September in the ARRL VHF contest, I managed 9 QSOs, all CW, and 6 mults for a grand total of 54 points. I was SO HP 6M, Assisted. In today’s mail there was a large envelope from the ARRL that contained yet another certificate for First Place RI Section MultiOperator (because I was assisted).  Now I have got to figure out where to put this new award…

73, Ken K3IU

Leaderboard for 2015-2016 CTRI Champions Season
k3iu

UNODIR I will update the leaderboard for the 2015-2016 season using the same contests as previously used. This list of contests was previously voted on and approved by the members in attendance. If anyone thinks this list should be updated, the next meeting would not be a bad time to bring it up. That would also be a good time to decide whether to continue with the handicapping scheme that was used for last seasons competition.

The currently approved contests are…

ARRL Sept VHF Contest
CQWW RTTY Contest
CQWW SSB DX Contest
ARRL Sweepstakes CW
ARRL Sweepstakes Phone
CQWW DX CW Contest
ARRL 160 Meter Contest
ARRL 10 Meter Contest
ARRL RTTY Roundup
ARRL Jan VHF Contest
CQ WPX RTTY Contest
ARRL CW DX Contest
CQ SSB 160 Meter Contest
ARRL Phone DX Contest
Russian DX Contest
CQWW SSB WPX Contest
New England QSO Party
CQWW CW WPX Contest
ARRL June VHF Contest
CQWW VHF Contest

There appears to be a conflict next year in that the ARRL January VHF contest (Jan 30 – Feb 1) and the CQWW 160 CW contest (Jan 29-31) are on the same weekend. It is also possible that I have made an error in my research of the dates for next year’s contests. Also, I have not found a date for the CQWW VHF contest next July.

73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the leaderboard

August 8th Meeting Summary
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CTRI Gang,

We had a relatively small crowd at the August meeting, not surprising, given it’s the middle of summer.  But, I’d like to give you who were not there a brief idea of what you missed.

Mike, KB1RFJ, updated us on his progress with getting his tower installed.  Most of the “paperwork” is finished now, and it’s getting down to the hardware work.  Stand by for a call for assistance.  James, K1SD, demonstrated his “Remote Operation” set-up, implementing the article in August, QST.  Nice job, James.  It was interesting seeing how all the software worked together.

If you are planning to go to Boxboro, and are interested in car pooling, get in touch with W1AN.  He’s planning an early morning drive through Rhode Island, to collect club members, and have some company.

That’s pretty much it for the meeting.  Our next gathering is in September at the North Kingstown library.  See you then, if not before.  Mike, K1DM, President.

Meeting 8 August 2015
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Gentlemen,

The scheduled CTRI Contest Group meeting is set for this Saturday 8 August at 1000 at the North Kingstown Free Library.

Agenda topics that I can think of are:

Boxboro

KB1RFJ Antenna and Station Plans

K1SD demonstration of Remote Operating.

73 James K1SD

2014-2015 CTRI Champions Competition – FINAL Report
k3iu

Well, this is the final report for the 2014-2015 contest season. This is the first year where we used a handicapping system proposed by the Contest Manager, NG1G. To learn more about the handicapping, see this posting on the club website…

http://ctri.club/2014/09/07/a-proposal-for-handicapping-scores-in-the-ctri-champions-competition/

You may view or download the final leaderboard spreadsheet by clicking on the link below. It is a Microsoft Excel 97-2003 format spreadsheet.

2014-2105_CTRI-Champions-Leaderboard-FINAL

I will leave it to our Contest Manager to post his final analysis for this season by replying to this posting.

Also, if there is anyone else out there who would like to take charge of the leaderboard, all you have to do is volunteer. The pay is lousy, but the rewards many.:-)

73,
Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Leaderboard