FREE TOWER as in F.R.E.E.
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W1CTN will be going dark in anticipation of a retirement move.

It’s still up. Some of the club members extended it to it’s present height.

Come and take it down, just don’t get hurt (or it’s a quick burial in the marsh), and it’s yours.

73

Dave

203 735 9725 after 6 pm week nights

anytime on the weekends

WP4U
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I have been texting Carlos over the last couple of days. He and his wife are doing fine.

The antenna farm was completely destroyed.

All 8 towers and associated antennas are gone.

He will be running “under radio silence” for awhile.

With the present conditions on KP4, ham radio is probably his last concern.

73

Dave W1CTN

Radio Ansonia

 

ARRL RTTY RU
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I hope to work many CTRI members this weekend. Look for me at the high end of the bands 80-10 meters…away from the riff-raff !

I haven’t decided to do it LP or HP yet.

GL and Happy New Year to all.

73

Dave

W1CTN

Radio Ansonia

CQ ww 160 SSB Contest
CQ ww 160 SSB Contest avatar

You can really tell we are on the other side of the cycle with the decrease of the DX stations participating in this contest.

I have always felt that this contest should be held in late December or January. By February the peak for 160 has passed.

Here’s my score:

 

 

 

RTTY/CW INTERFACE QUESTION
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To all…
Radio Ansonia needs to upgrade its RTTY/CW interface. I presently use a W3YY unit.

Presently our RTTY/CW interface is serial port driven. I purchased a serial to USB converter, but it doesn’t work for some reason.

I use the same serial to USB converter for rig control and it works fine, but NG on RTTY/CW.

So I would like to find a RTTY/CW interface that uses USB and retire the old technology.

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I was in North Carolina over the Thanksgiving holiday and the following week looking for property for Radio Ansonia South.

73
Dave
W1CTN
Radio Ansonia

K1C Activated
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To all:

K1C was briefly active tonight on 40 phone. QRN was terrible at Radio Ansonia, but I worked 38 stations in less than 20 minutes. Many others in the noise. I might have to erect a 40 meter Beverage if the QRN keeps up.

73

Dave K1C

 

CQWW 160M SSB (Please Post Results Here)
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FROM RADIO ANSONIA…

CQ160SSB Score Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2012-02-24

CallSign Used : W1CTN
Operator(s) : W1CTN

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : SSB
Default Exchange : CT
Gridsquare : FN31ST

Name : DAVE ARRUZZA
Address : 32 BENZ STREET
City/State/Zip : ANSONIA  CT  06401
Country : USA

ARRL Section : CT
Club/Team : CTRI CONTEST GROUP
Software : N1MM Logger V11.10.3

Band    QSOs    Pts  StP   DXC
1.8     206     479   48    8
Total     206     479   48    8

Score : 26,824
Rig : FT2000 VL1000 1.2 KW

Antennas : 160 INVERTED L 70′ VERTICAL

Soapbox : CHAIR TIME 3.09 HRS.
HEAD COLD/FLU GOT THE BETTER OF ME
FOR AWHILE I WAS THE ONLY CT STATION ON THE BAND AND I WAS
REALLY IN DEMAND.

 

73

DAVE W1CTN

CTRI 20 ANNIV. S/E -May 1 – May 15
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To all…

First, Happy New Year…I hope everyone has has a healthy and happy 2012.

 

Second, before the week is out I should have confirmation that the first special event callsign has been granted, K1C.

I used the KILO prefix since I only received one response as to what prefix block we wanted to use.

When the confirmation arrives I will post the application website and a copy of my application. We just need to all follow the same format I used so our dates and info are correct.

More info to come

73

Dave W1CTN

Radio Ansonia

PS: please go to my QRZ page to see the nice job Pat NG1G did erecting my new 40 meter rotary dipole.

 

 

GIN POLE NEEDED ASAP
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Radio Ansonia calling…

The gin pole at W1AN’s is unfortunately up at 120′ and not readily available. So I would like to know if anyone has one I can borrow for this weekend.

Pat NG1G is travelng to Radio Ansonia located at the “western frontier of the CTRI empire” on Sunday to help me do some antenna/tower work and without a gin pole only 1/2 the work can be done.

I’m willing to drive to get it either Friday night or Saturday morning and will return it next weekend.

Drop me an email or call 203-735-9725 if you can lend me one.

73

Dave

W1CTN

Radio Ansonia

 

 

 

Prefix for Special Event
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To all,

Sorry I have been a bit tardy with my work on the CTRI 20th Anniversary Special Event but with the recent holiday and a death in the family the week before Thansgiving I have been away from the hobby.

The Special Event would center around the 2013 NEQP held on May 4th and 5th, but we have a 15 day window of operation so I would suggest we get the 1 x 1 callsigns for the period of May 1 thru May 15.

At W1XX’s we discussed the Special Event but we did not discuss what prefix block ie: K, N or W we would like to use for our 1 x 1 S/E callsigns.

It’s my opinion that a single prefix block would make it more uniform for the stations looking for us but whatever the group would like to do is fine with me.

I prefer the “K” prefix as I find KILO is the one that cuts thru the QRM the best…or it could just be my ears !

We can apply for any prefix block or suffix with exception of an “X” suffix (sorry John).

As I stated during the meeting the special event coordinators will not allow me to apply for all the 1 x 1 callsigns as they did in the past.

It would be nice to get a showing of hands of the members that are interested. Just drop me an email w1ctn@yahoo.com in the next couple of days and then I will post the website to go to to request your callsign.

I did a random check of a few callsigns K1A, N1A etc for the period we want and no one as of today has requested any callsigns so we are free to choose.

More to come.

73

Dave

W1CTN

Radio Ansonia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W1CTN NEQP 2011
W1CTN NEQP 2011 avatar

To all:

Radio Ansonia’s contribution         

 

QSOPARTY Score Summary Sheet

       Start Date : 2011-05-06

    CallSign Used : W1CTN
      Operator(s) : W1CTN

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED
             Band : ALL
            Power : HIGH
             Mode : MIXED
 Default Exchange : NHVCT
       Gridsquare : FN31ST

             Name : DAVE ARRUZZA
          Address : 32 BENZ STREET
   City/State/Zip : ANSONIA  CT  06401
          Country : USA

     ARRL Section : CT
        Club/Team : CONNECTICUT RHODE ISLAND CONTEST GROUP
         Software : N1MM Logger V10.10.2

        Band  Mode  QSOs    Pts  Sec
         3.5  CW      20      40    0
         3.5  LSB     36      36    0
           7  CW      35      70    0
           7  LSB    322     321   26
          14  CW       4      8    0
          14  RTTY     1      2    1
          14  USB    275     274   32
          21  CW       5      10    0
          21  USB      7      7    1
       Total  Both   705     768   60

            Score : 46,080
              Rig : EICO 753 …….NOT REALLY 🙂 FT2000/VL1000 1.25 KW. NEVER WANT TO USE THAT GEAR AGAIN !

         Antennas : GOTHAM ALL BAND VERTICAL….NOT REALLY JUST SAME OLE ALUMIMUM AND COPPER

          Soapbox : IT APPEARED TO ME THAT PARTICIPATION WAS DOWN A LITTLE. 20 M PROPAGATION WAS SQUIRRELY SUNDAY

  I have observed all competition rules as well as all regulations
  established for amateur radio in my country. My report is
  correct and true to the best of my knowledge. I agree to be
  bound by the decisions of the Contest Committee.

  Date : 2011-05-08        Signature :

NEQP – RADIO ANSONIA QRV
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Radio Ansonia is QRV 80-10 meters for NEQP

Good Luck to all in the “Million Points or Bust” campaign.

With all the activity this weekend the ionisphere has got to be heated up so, “Work ‘em all and let God (or the log checkers) sort them out !!!”

Dave W1CTN

Radio Ansonia

NEQP – RADIO ANSONIA QRV
NEQP – RADIO ANSONIA QRV avatar

Radio Ansonia is QRV 80-10 meters for NEQP

Good Luck to all in the “Million Points or Bust” campaign.

With all the activity this weekend the ionisphere has got to be heated up so, “Work ’em all and let God (or the log checkers) sort them out !!!”

Dave W1CTN

Radio Ansonia