W1AW/1 – CT and NEQP for CTRI members
W1AW/1 – CT and NEQP for CTRI members avatar

Dear CTRI Members;

As you know, W1AN and I are managing the CT part of the W1AW/1-CT Centennial Operation the 7 days starting April 30 through 6 May (UTC).  You also know that the NEQP along with the INQP and 7th Area QP happens the weekend inside this time period.  We would like to continue the club tradition of submitting BIG scores for the club during the NEQP, so John, W1AN has opened his station to all club members during the contest period.  With W1AW/1 as the call sign we should be able to have some amazing runs.

The challenge will be keeping 5 bands with both SSB and CW active through the contest period. We will have 3 chairs at W1AN available and have offers from other stations who have agreed to host guests. Being near impossible to fill all possible slots from three chairs with CTRIers, we are going to eventually open up the offer to the entire W1AW/1-CT team and host stations and see if we can fill the slots that way.  But, I think you all would agree we would prefer to give first choice to our own club members.

Time is getting short for our planning, so please contact John W1AN with your preferred operating times. Please respond very soon.

Thank you for the support. 73, Mike, K1DM

Please remember for the entire W1AW/1-CT week, John will have his station available to CTRI members. Please access the schedule at w1aw.dxusa.net and select your time slots. If you need a password contact K1DM and cc. W1AN.

2013-2014 CTRI Champions Leaderboard thru CQWW SSB WPX
2013-2014 CTRI Champions Leaderboard thru CQWW SSB WPX avatar

Good morning, everyone:

Sorry for the delay in getting this posted. I was out of town for a l’il over a week and didn’t get it done before I left. With the reported results through the CQWW SSB WPX contest, the club has generated almost 78 M points. Way to go!!!

This is posted as a Excel 97-2003 spreadsheet. To view it and/or download it, click on the link below…

Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Leaderboard


The U.S. Mail Brings More Paper
The U.S. Mail Brings More Paper avatar

This past week I received a couple more unexpected contest certificates. If you are like me, you quickly forget which contests you worked and when. The first received was for the Indiana QSO Party for 2013. Yes, I recollect that one. This was an ‘aside’ to last years NEQP.  First Place Connecticut, Single-Op High it says. Nice to get. The envelope included a reminder that this years NEQP, INQP and 7th Area contests are on again the same weekend. Get ready!

The second certificate was from the RDXC, the Russian DX Gang. This one says 2012 Multi-Op, Single TX, 4th Place USA. Not a bad return for a fun time with K1DM and W1WBB.

Hope we can put a lot of time together in the upcoming weeks for NEQP and W1AW/1. Coming up Quickly!
John, W1AN



Meeting Notice, April 5, 2014
Meeting Notice, April 5, 2014 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. W1AW/1 plans for CT and RI by K1DM/W1AN and W1XX,
  3. ANTENNA presentation by W1XX
  4. Matters Arising

Lunch provider: W1AN

Coffee and Drinks by: W1AN

Members who will attend: W1PN, W1AN, K1SD, K1DM, W1XX, K3IU, NG1G

Venue: W1AN QTH, at 10:00AM