K1SD Antenna Installation 6.1.2013
K1SD Antenna Installation 6.1.2013 avatar



The assembly of the Bencher Sky Hawk is nearing completion and should be ready to raise this week.  I need the help of the CTRI Team to put it into place.  All assistance will be greatly appreciated.


I’d like to do it Saturday, 1 June starting about 0900.  The weather forecast is for sunny, clear skies; morning temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s; 0% chance of rain and SW winds near 16 mph.


Please let me know if you can help.


73 James K1SD


2013 CQWPX CW Results
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The weather man just said that tomorrow(Saturday) will be a good day to do things inside, so why don’t you make plans to operate in this contest. When the contest is over, then you can post your results here by adding a comment/reply to this posting for inclusion in the CTRI Champions competition.


73 and good luck in the contest!!

Ken K3IU, Keeper of the Leaderboard

K1SD Tower
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Although the team was ready, the weather didn’t cooperate for us to raise the section of tower as planned last Saturday.

The forecast looks good for this Saturday.  If we could get a crew here for about an hour or so, the top section and permanent guys can be raised and rigged.  And then I can look forward to finishing and raising the Bencher Skyhawk!

All help will be appreciated.      Saturday,  18 May  ~ 0900

I’ll have a pot of coffee ready.

73 James K1SD



CTRI Champions Leaderboard – 15 May 2013
CTRI Champions Leaderboard – 15 May 2013 avatar

With only three(3) contests remaining in the Intra-Club competition, here are the results so far with current information through the NEQP contest. Only seven(7) members posted results for the NEQP contest. The link in this posting is to a Microsoft Excel (97 – 2003) spreadsheet. You should be able to download it by clicking on the link.

Updated 15 May 2013

Champions Leaderboard dtd 15 May 2013

Ken K3IU… Keeper of the Leaderboard

2014 CQ WPX RTTY at NP3U ????
2014 CQ WPX RTTY at NP3U ???? avatar

I know, I know… it is nine months away.  However, I thought that I would put out a query to see what the interest level might be for a team heading to Mi Casita next February. I sent an email to Carlos asking him whether he would be going to the Orlando HamCation in Feb 2014 (on the same weekend as WPX RTTY contest) or whether Mi Casita would be available for that weekend.  His response was, “The contest will be more important to me. So hope to see you again and broke the old record.”

If anyone is interested, we shouldn’t let this subject drop off of the radar until the last minute. I am not sure that I am interested in going down next year, and I believe that John, W1AN, said that he might like to make a run at a M2 op from his QTH next year. However, there may be enough interest that a team heading to NP3U and manning a M2 at John’s may be possible.

Whatever the interest level, at some point down the road, we should let Carlos know whether or not we will be sending a team so that he can make other plans if we don’t.

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Please post your NEQP results here by adding a comment to this posting. Conditions haven’t been very good, but if you want your score included in the CTRI Champions leaderboard, please post your results here.

73, Ken K3IU, Keeper of the Leaderboard

Field Day 2013
Field Day 2013 avatar

Hello all,

As maybe most of you are aware, myself and Chip -n1mie- are members fo the Radio Amateur Society of Norwich (RASON) where Chip is also President.  We would like to formally invite CTRI to our Field Day festivities at Giddings Park on Route 207 in Franklin, CT.  Chip has placed us on the ARRL Field Day Locator page.  Last year we ran 6A and had a good time.

We are hoping to set up 6A again this year, but expect to be down two stations this year (20m cw and 80m ph).  CTRI has a wealth of great operators and I think we could make a great team together.  We would like help in all the areas, setup, operators, and breakdown.  If you can set up stations, that is great.  I will be at the field Friday night for security if you want to come early to either stay or drop something off.  Campers (dry camping) and tents are welcome.

Operating tents or screen houses, stations, generators, operating desks and chairs along with computers (we do network logging with N1MM Logger) are needed.

Giddings Field is a large field with lots of trees for wire and room for yagis.  More importantly there are bathrooms!

I have been tasked with setting up the kitchen this year.  I am working on a menu that should not leave anyone hungry!  We are providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.  I expect to have plenty of coffee and water available as well as munchies throughout the day and night.

The next RASON meeting is May 16 at 7:45pm at the Norwich City FD HQ, with the final RASON FD meeting on June 20 just before FD.  That meeting will have training on N1MM Logger.  We get extra points for a training session related to ham radio.


Please contact Chuck or Chip, or, reply to his thread with availabilty.


Chuck -ka1cqr-



Meeting Notice May 11, 2013
Meeting Notice May 11, 2013 avatar

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.  CW WPX CW contest on the weekend of 25/26/ May
  3. Matters Arising

Lunch provider:

Coffee and Drinks by: K1SD

Members who will attend: K1SD, NG1G, K3IU, KB1RFJ, KS1J

Venue: K1SD QTH in East Greenwich at 10:00am