KB1LN New QTH avatar

Effective 1 March 2014 I will be moving from Warwick RI to Cranston RI, about 6 miles north of my present location.

New mailing address will be 175 Hoffman Ave Cranston RI 02920-4578.

No home phone will be installed and I only use my cell phone for emergencies.

My e-mail address remains the same at  KB1LN  at yahoo dot com.

73 to the group and hope to see you all at the Annual Luncheon.


2014 CQ 160 Meter CW Contest Results
2014 CQ 160 Meter CW Contest Results avatar

OK, all you Top Banders…

Please post your contest results here by adding a comment/reply to this posting.

The best my ATU does is make my NVIS 80 Meter Dipole match to about 3.00 : 1 but even with that I was able to work all the way across the bay and down the coast to W1XX this morning. So far, one(1) QSO here. 🙂

73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the CTRI Champions Leaderboard

Hope to Work You in the ARRL VHF Contest this Weekend
Hope to Work You in the ARRL VHF Contest this Weekend avatar

I will be operating this weekend in the ARRL VHF contest. It’s been a long while since having 222 and 432MHZ on the air. And this year for the first time I will have a big 10W on 1296! Getting the VHF shack back in operation has been in the back of my mind for the last few years and now I am ready to give things a try. I hope to work several CTRI members on at least the 6M band during the contest. And feel free to stop by if you want to put a few hours in.

John, W1AN

Free 35-Inch Color TV
Free 35-Inch Color TV avatar

I meant to mention this while at the meeting today…

I have a 35-inch Panasonic TV (not a flat-screen) that can be anyone’s property who needs it.

I no longer have a use for it and I may be moving soon, so I won’t have room to take it with me.

It works perfectly, has a great picture (In fact, I think it does Picture-in-Picture) and comes with the remote control.

All you have to do is claim it and come pick it up! Such a great price!

73 de KB1LN Bob Rogers in Warwick RI

Annual Holiday Meeting
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Hello gentlehams,


It is time once again to spend an afternoon relaxing with the members of the club around the fire at Gregg’s in North Kingstown, RI for our annual Holiday Meeting.  I have made reservations at Greggs for February 1, 2014 starting at 11:30am.  As always friends and family are encouraged to visit.  Let’s fill that room up!


Please contact me with a head count.


73 and good DX,

Chuck -ka1cqr- Newman

17 Thomas Ave.

Norwich, CT 06360



2014 ARRL RTTY Round Up Results
2014 ARRL RTTY Round Up Results avatar

Good morning, CTRIers:

Please post your results for this contest here by commenting/replying to this posting. I have had other obligations this weekend and have not been able to spend much time in the contest, but did make a few Qs on 10 meters yesterday and will probably be able to make a few more today.

73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the CTRI Champions Leaderboard


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.




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