NPOTA
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Gentlemen,

I know that other clubs have informal breakfast gatherings every week. I know the Newport guys do it every week on Thursday morning and obviously they’re the retired. I would fully support a regular get together. If we have a quorum of officers, we could even do some business.

A rotation of venues would be great. Narragansett, Eastern Connecticut, Newport, Wickford.

Mike, what do you suggest? Mr. T’s in Narragansett Saturday January 9th at, say, 0800?

73 James K1SD

Help Needed
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Dear Friends,

I hope you all had a Happy Christmas or Yule or whatever you may celebrate. Due to circumstances beyond my control I spent mine alone. But, though it is the cause it is not what this email is about. Due to the failure of my marriage and my poor health I will be moving back to NJ.   I need to ask your help in packing up what was left to me. Please feel free to PM/Email to Bubafish@hotmail.com if you can help. I am currently bed ridden. Along with the packing I could use some help with everyday things. If you are willing to help please email or just come by.   92 Phenix ave West Warwick RI is the addresses. I thank in advance those who are kind and respond.

 

 

 

John aka Dezmund da Bubafish  ko1h

NPOTA
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Hi James et al,

I spoke to a Newport club member who is also on the board of the Touro Synagogue and told me that the club will definitely activate the Synagogue. However, from what he said, it was apparent
that he doesn’t understand the nature of on the air events like this. He doesn’t envision getting on the air more than once or twice. I asked, “All year?” His reply was, “Well, asking
for more than that will probably not be well received.” So, we have more work to do there. Just activating the place once in all of 2016 will be a problem.

As you said, the Blackstone River Corridor doesn’t need to be registered each time it is activated because of the nature of the particular place. There are relatively few of the 430+ Nationally designated Parks in which a ham (or anyone) actually resides. Blackstone River Corridor includes 24 communities over 400,000 acres and hundreds of hams. CTRI members K6ND and W1YRC and any other resident hams of the district may merely walk into their shack and go on the air. We must promise to upload to LoTW ASAP. Since only LoTW confirmations will be used for the event, stations who are not using LoTW need not activate since they cannot provide any credit to stations worked. I don’t think all hams who have shown interest realize that yet.
K1NPS must open an LoTW account and someone must be designated to upload contacts made.

73, Bob W1YRC

From: James Setzler
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 2:41 PM
To: ‘Jim’
Cc: Bob Beatty WB4SON ; <a title="w1yrc ; CTRI Web Post (WA1RR) ; <a title="haskell.ed ; John Lindholm ; <a title="jms ; K3IU Ken Wagner ; <a title="ka1cqr ; KI1G Rick ; <a title="k1dm.dr.michael ; Mike Visich KB1RFJ ; <a title="patrickatwood ; w1ly
Subject: RE: NPOTA

Jim, et al,

When I last heard from John W1XX he said “wait till next year”. I know that the Newport club has been notified and they’ve acknowledged the activity. I think, at least, one other club has been contacted. Bob W1YRC included info in his last Section Activity Report. The folks that live in the Blackstone Valley, i.e., W1YRC and Will K6ND, can operate from home. Bob YRC says that other types of activity must be coordinated through the League. I am not yet well versed on the details. As the Trustee, I would think that I must be aware (give permission??) of any use of the K1NPS call. Again, we need to work out the details of the NPS Centennial activation.

I too have not heard anything on the holiday lunch. Any suggestions guys?

73 James K1SD

From: Jim [mailto:ks1j@arrl.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 4:52 PM
To: ‘James Setzler K1SD’
Subject: NPOTA

Hi James

Any plan of attack for the CTRI with the new call? BTW, I have seen NO word regarding the next meeting or the holiday lunch. The last I saw was Chuck’s admonition that after making reservations last year, practically no one showed.

Merry Christmas and 73!

Jim KS1J

NPOTA
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From: James Setzler [mailto:jms_k1sd@verizon.net]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 2:42 PM
To: ‘Jim’
Cc: Bob Beatty WB4SON (WB4SON@gmail.com); Bob Beaudet W1YRC (w1yrc@verizon.net); CTRI Web Post (WA1RR) (); Ed Haskell; John Lindholm; John Spigel W1AN (jms@99main.com); K3IU Ken Wagner (kenk3iu@cox.net); Chuck Newman, KA1CQR (ka1cqr@yahoo.com); KI1G Rick; Mike McKaughan K1DM (k1dm.dr.michael@gmail.com); Mike Visich KB1RFJ (visich4zoo@cox.net); Pat Atwood NG1G (patrickatwood@verizon.net); w1ly@cox.net
Subject: RE: NPOTA

Jim, et al,

When I last heard from John W1XX he said “wait till next year”. I know that the Newport club has been notified and they’ve acknowledged the activity. I think, at least, one other club has been contacted. Bob W1YRC included info in his last Section Activity Report. The folks that live in the Blackstone Valley, i.e., W1YRC and Will K6ND, can operate from home. Bob YRC says that other types of activity must be coordinated through the League. I am not yet well versed on the details. As the Trustee, I would think that I must be aware (give permission??) of any use of the K1NPS call. Again, we need to work out the details of the NPS Centennial activation.

I too have not heard anything on the holiday lunch. Any suggestions guys?

73 James K1SD

From: Jim [mailto:ks1j]
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 4:52 PM
To: ‘James Setzler K1SD’
Subject: NPOTA

Hi James

Any plan of attack for the CTRI with the new call? BTW, I have seen NO word regarding the next meeting or the holiday lunch. The last I saw was Chuck’s admonition that after making reservations last year, practically no one showed.

Merry Christmas and 73!

Jim KS1J

NPOTA
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Jim, et al,

When I last heard from John W1XX he said “wait till next year”. I know that the Newport club has been notified and they’ve acknowledged the activity. I think, at least, one other club has been contacted. Bob W1YRC included info in his last Section Activity Report. The folks that live in the Blackstone Valley, i.e., W1YRC and Will K6ND, can operate from home. Bob YRC says that other types of activity must be coordinated through the League. I am not yet well versed on the details. As the Trustee, I would think that I must be aware (give permission??) of any use of the K1NPS call. Again, we need to work out the details of the NPS Centennial activation.

I too have not heard anything on the holiday lunch. Any suggestions guys?

73 James K1SD

From: Jim [mailto:ks1j@arrl.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 4:52 PM
To: ‘James Setzler K1SD’
Subject: NPOTA

Hi James

Any plan of attack for the CTRI with the new call? BTW, I have seen NO word regarding the next meeting or the holiday lunch. The last I saw was Chuck’s admonition that after making reservations last year, practically no one showed.

Merry Christmas and 73!

Jim KS1J

K1NPS
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We got it!

I received the email from FCC granting the National Park Service Centennial Group the call sign K1NPS effective today.

Now, what do we do with it?

73 James K1SD

CTRI Contest Notes
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Seasons Greetings CTRI Contesters,

I hope everyone was able to get on the air last weekend for the ARRL 10 Meter Contest. I especially hope that everyone had a much better time than I did; the spirits of propagation were ignoring me.

Next on the CTRI Contest Calendar is the ARRL RTTY Roundup on Saturday 1800 UTC through Sunday 2400 UTC January 2nd and 3rd. Everybody works everybody. Multipliers are states/provinces and DXCC. Full rules are here:

http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup

For a tune-up for the Roundup you might want to play some in the OK DX RTTY Contest. It runs this Saturday December 19th 0000 UTC through 2359 UTC. That is, it starts at 7:00 PM tonight – Friday.

http://okrtty.crk.cz/index.php?page=english

Additional details of the upcoming CTRI Calendar:

a. No meeting scheduled for December.

b. A holiday luncheon has been discussed for January but, to my knowledge, no date or venue has been established. The North Kingstown Library is not available for a meeting in January.

c. The next scheduled meeting is February 6th 1030 AM at the NK Library. Remember this will be held in the small conference room on the lower level and comes with restrictions.

I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

73 James K1SD

2015 CTRI Champions Leaderboard 12/18/2015
k3iu

The CTRI Champions Competition Leaderboard is now available with reported results through the ARRL 10 Meter contest. This is the last contest in the competition for calendar year 2015. Don’t forget that we are using a handicapping system and show both the Raw Score as well as the handicapped score. 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 new leaderboard spreadsheet by clicking on the link below. It is a Microsoft Excel 97-2003 format spreadsheet.

2015-2106-CTRI-Champions-Leaderboard-20151218-PROTECTED

My best wishes for the holiday season to everyone and wish you the best in the New Year.

73, Ken K3IU – Keeper of the Leaderboard

K1SD ARRL 10 meter
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This was an utterly pathetic effort on my part. 1 hour and 43 minutes of frustration. Many signals were fairly strong; they CQed in my face. That happened a lot. I could see it if I was running 50 watts; I was at 1+ Kw. And I’ve got 4 full size elements at 70’ and another 4 elements at 42’. Arrrgggg!! I got so frustrated trying to get one Caribbean mult that I cranked the Titan up to 2+ Kw. It took the 2nd or 3rd call to get him! (Does that admission DQ me?) I didn’t even turn the radio on on Sunday; I did some “fun” stuff with the wife instead.

41 QSO 16 State/Prov 16 DX Total Pts: 2624 (wowzers)

73 James K1SD

ARRL 10 Meter Contest info
W1WBB

I encourage anyone planning to operate in the ARRL 10m Contest this weekend (starts at 7pm local, running for 48 hrs) to take a look at the excellent write-up of last year’s event, which includes some great forecast info for this year’s contest.

Article (may only be accessable to ARRL members??):

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ContestResults/2014/2014%20ARRL%2010%20Meter%20Results%20-%20Full%20-%20Version%201_3(2).pdf

Just checked — Solar Flux rose to 110 today; expected to remain at least that high thru weekend.  Sunspot #’s hovering around 50 and hopefully will remain no less than that for the contest.  Geomagnetic storming forecast to subside by Sat/Sun so hopefully the band will open to Europe somewhat each morning this coming weekend should the numbers hold.  Certainly, we can expect good openings across NA, Caribbean, SA and likely Oceania.

I look forward to joining the team from W1DX Sat morning in what may be a first try at a Multi-Op Single TX HP effort in this event from there.  With only one transmitted signal allowed on the band at any one time within the Multi-Op category, coordination and strategy between the two operating positions in working both CW and SSB modes (w/ CW QSOs worth double the SSB contacts) while maximizing multipliers will be interesting! Multipliers (DXCC countries + US/VE states [incl. DC] & provinces + Mexican states) are counted in *both* modes.

Good luck to all!  73,  Bill  W1WBB

 

 

2015 ARRL 160 CW Contest Results
k3iu

Please post your results for this contest by replying to this posting. I know there were a few of us out there… W1WBB, W1XX, W1AN, KS1J, and me with my NVIS 80 meter low dipole. Postings here will be included in the CTRI Champions Leaderboard.

And… don’t forget to submit your score to the sponsor in s timely manner.

73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Leaderboard