2011 CQ WPX RTTY Plaque
2011 CQ WPX RTTY Plaque avatar

Hi all,

For those of you who want a plaque for our NA win in the 2011 WPX RTTY at W1AN, I can place an order with Mike, K4GMH, who manages the program. They are $65 each. Since CQ orders the plaques in bulk to save money, the next order will be in March, 2012. Please let me know if you want one, and then I can either collect the money at our meetings or you can send it to me at my qrz.com address.


Pat, NG1G

MO2 NA #27

Meeting Notice – August 13, 2011
Meeting Notice – August 13, 2011 avatar

This is an interactive meeting notice.

What, you may ask, is an interactive meeting notice?

As the phrase suggests, it is a meeting notice what 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. A club station on wheels
  2. FunCUBE Dongle Demo
  3. CTRI CG Group activities – equipment setup/testing
  4. It’s time to start plans for the upcoming contest season. What contests do we want to concentrate on? How are we going to prepare for the world record RTTY quest from KP4 land?
  5. A stealth/Field Day/DXpedition 20/40 antenna Part I
  6. Dan Roy will be doing shadow puppets of various tower configerations
  7. Club Size

Lunch provider:

Coffee by: K1DM

Lunch fixins by: NG1G

Members who will attend:


July 23, 2011 meeting cancelled
July 23, 2011 meeting cancelled avatar

Fellow CTRI’ers,

     Due to it being summer, the meeting scheduled for July 23, 2011 is cancelled, and we will meet in August at the regularly sheduled time and place.  Keep checking the web site  for updates in the latest news.


Mike, K1DM

Club Station Possibilities
Club Station Possibilities avatar

W1XX has posted a suggestion for a club “LIMO” on the Yahoo site.  I think this is an interesting concept.  It certainly sounds more fiscally feasible than acquiring several acres of land and erecting several towers adorned with aluminum Christmas Trees.

Perhaps we should discuss this at the upcoming meeting.


Mike, K1DM

“Night of Nights”
“Night of Nights” avatar

Here’s an interesting article in today’s New York Times on the “Night of Nights”, commemorating the last broadcast from station KPH in California.


The article contains links on the left side to an accompanying slide show of 10 pictures and audio of the anniversary message.


Pat, NG1G


2011 Meeting Schedule
2011 Meeting Schedule avatar

This is a copy of an email sent by W1AN in December:

[ctricg] 2011 CTRI Meeting Calendar and Programs

The following Saturdays will be reserved for the 2011 meetings. There
should be no conflicts with the major contests. Please note that Feb 5
will be for the After Holiday luncheon. I think the consensus is that we
should have this again at Greggs’s in North Kingston and that Chuck
volunteered to spearhead the effort. and get room and menu information.
We can see what the menu costs are to decide how much the club can chip
in to level the cost to a reasonable amount.

The Crandall House is now available We will look into the possibility of
internet access. I will provide the coffee/ donuts for the meetings.
Lunch will be brought by member volunteers and a donation can will be
available for costs. Please advise at the prior meeting and on yahoo if
you will be providing food.

Jan 8
Feb 5 After holiday Luncheon
Mar 12
Apr 16
May 14
June 11
July 23
Aug 13
Sep 17
Oct 22
Nov 12
Dec None

We are always looking for programs. If you have a small project you are
working on or some ham related experience you would like to share with
the group it will be welcome. I would like EACH member to prepare at
least one small presentation. I now have an lcd projector available to
help with your presentation.

Some Ideas for programs:
Terrain modeling for antenna performance
Antenna modelling EZNEC
Simple 160M antennas
Remote antenna switching
SO2R contesting
Ham Radio Deluxe
Writelog FKeys Setup
Network Analyzer Use/Antenna analyzer Use
Photo Slide Shows
My greatest antenna
My Shack
Hints and Kinks
Contest Aids
CW Practice
Contest College
IARU NE Contest Participation

73, John W1AN