CQ WW RTTY Sept 29 & 30
CQ WW RTTY Sept 29 & 30 avatar

This years CQ WW RTTY contest is quickly approaching. The contest starts this Friday night and runs through Sunday. The W1AN station in Ledyard, CT will be open for operators. We will be setting up two Elecraft K3s and put the new RTTY Meister II PCs through a full test this weekend. For those considering operation in the WPX RTTY contest next February at NP3U, this will be the formal “get your feet wet” and muddy test. We will be use W1DX for the station call. Several operators are needed. We aim to keep the chairs full as a multi-2 as best as we can.

Please post here your operating plans for this weekend, and whether you can stop by for a few hours. I hope many CTRI members can participate, here or at home.


73, John W1AN


October 6 meeting: Elections, etc
October 6 meeting: Elections, etc avatar

CTRI Contest Group;

We are holding our October meeting at the QTH of K1SD.


Special Notice:  Beginning time 10:00 AM.


Major Business:  Annual Election of Officers


We also have a special plan for after the meeting:  The Rhode Island Wireless and Steam Museum is holding a special “Open House” on Saturday, October 6, and it’s just a few blocks from Jim’s (K1SD) QTH.  If you check out their web site, you will discover that you don’t want to miss this special opportunity to visit a National Treasure.  Of note is the former station from “PJ” a communication station from Point Judith, RI from the early days of steam ships.  There is an admission fee of $ 15.00 per person at the museum, but it’s a small donation to the organization

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.  You don’t want to get elected President, just because you missed the meeting, like I did last year.

If you would like to nominate someone for an office, please post that as a reply to this post.  Also, if you would like to nominate yourself for an office, or volunteer position, do the same.

I look forward to seeing all your smiling faces on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the QTH of K1SD.


73, Mike, K1DM, President, CTRI CG

Meeting Notice, October 6, 2012
Meeting Notice, October 6, 2012 avatar

ATTENTION: The format of this notice is usually the same and you may be tempted just to skip to the parts you know change. This month the date, time, and place all change from what you were expecting.

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. CQWW-WPX RTTY Contest status
  3. Annual Elections

Lunch provider:

Coffee and Drinks by:

Members who will attend:  K1SD, K1DM(?), KA1GEU, W1WBB,KS1J,KB1LN

Venue: K1SD QTH, 131 Sylvan Drive EAST GREENWICH, RI at 10:00am

2011-2012 CTRI CG Intra-Club Champions announcement
2011-2012 CTRI CG Intra-Club Champions announcement avatar

Belated big congratulations to club members Rick KI1G and Jim KS1J for winning their respective operating categories (Rick – High Power; Jim – Low Power) *overwhelmingly* in this past contest season’s CTRI CG Intra-Club Championship (2011-2012).  Rick recorded an astounding 28.49 million points with Jim achieving just under 10M points (at 9.54M), by far the two highest totals for club members this past season.  Well done to these two gifted ops and their fine stations!

No club member got real serious about operating QRP in the contests of 2011-12 (min. of 5 designated QRP contest entries) so no winner for that award.  Competitive ‘flea power’ ops for 2012-13…now’s your chance.  The club’s Tenderfoot award for a deserving ‘rookie’  contester also remains available for a club member demonstrating a serious interest in contesting but one who is very new to the world of radiosport – no minimum # of contest entries required.

Special mention to John W1AN whose  excellent station (W1AN/W1DX) appeared in 18 designated contest events (by far the most entries), including numerous multi-ops hosted in fine fashion by he and his wife Nancy W1NAN.  FB and TNX John!  He and 9 other club members exceeded the individual 2M points mark during contest season 2011-12 with the total club aggregate exceeding 74M.  That’s alot of QSOs!

Special thanks to Ken K3IU who so ably maintains our club member contest scores on the ‘Leaderboard’.  Final totals for the 2011-12 season can be found at Ken’s recent post here:  http://ctri.club/2012/08/08/ctri-champions-leaderboard-final-2012/

So…the new season is NOW upon us!  The first qualifying event for 2012-13  is the ARRL September VHF QSO Party Saturday/Sunday Sept. 8-9.  Then, CQWW DX RTTY Contest is Sept. 29/30…the last (fifth!) weekend of September.

Good luck in the contests!

73,  Bill  W1WBB



1×1 QSLing
1×1 QSLing avatar

Hi everyone,

Except for a few oddballs, all of the 1×1 special event QSLing is done. We have one ham who made enough QSOs to earn a certificate and actualy requested one, so I’ll have to see what we can come up with.

I will bring the QSL cards I received with me to the meeting in case anyone wants theirs. Some of them have more than one QSO on them for several different calls, so you can fight over them.  😉

Several hams were generous enough to send money along with their SASEs, which covered the postage for those hams who either can’t follow instructions or don’t care to. Of course, the DX stations sent $2 each, which is fine.


Pat, NG1G