2014 CQWW RTTY Results
2014 CQWW RTTY Results avatar

Please post your results for the RTTY contest here for entry into the CTRI Champions Competition.


This from the rules…

A. All entries must be sent WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS after the end of the contest: no later than 2359 UTC October 3, 2014.

B. An extension may be requested by e-mail <questions@cqwwrtty.com>. The request must state a legitimate reason and must be received before the log deadline. Extensions are granted only upon confirmation by the Contest Director.
73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Leaderboard


2014 CQWW RTTY This Weekend. Any plans?
2014 CQWW RTTY This Weekend. Any plans? avatar

I know. Time flies. It’s hard to believe the CQWW RTTY is this weekend. I’m finishing up some cleanup and will be prepared for those who may like to operate at my QTH. There will be the usual two stations available. Let me know if you will be dropping by.

Conditions for the W1AW/1 operation this past week were very good. 12M and 10M were open into the early evenings. Could be a good for us this weekend.


73, John W1AN

W1AW/1 CT Now Active. Ops Needed!
W1AW/1 CT Now Active. Ops Needed! avatar

In case you missed or forgot the date on my first post, the 2nd ARRL W1AW/1 Centennial operation for CT started 9/17 Tuesday. There are many open band/mode slots available. I will have my host station open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and next Monday and Tuesday. If you want to operate from here let me know and I will get the slot reserved for you.

For available band slots:

73, John, W1AN

Sound Card
Sound Card avatar

After postponing it to the last, I am finally upgrading to Windows 7. My trusty turtle beach is no longer so I wonder what the RTTY gang uses for sound cards and if there are any recommendations.


Jim KS1j

A Proposal for Handicapping Scores in the CTRI Champions Competition
A Proposal for Handicapping Scores in the CTRI Champions Competition avatar

At the meeting yesterday, I submitted a proposal for a score handicapping system to be used in the CTRI Champions competition. We debated it and the membership decided to give it a try this season to see how it goes. Not as official scores, but as a trial run.

Here’s the link to the file: CTRI Championship Score Handicapping Proposal

I am asking everyone to take a few minutes to review my proposal and give me feedback – what problems you see, how it might be improved, or if it’s great the way it is. I am not asking for folks to tell me if they think we should or shouldn’t do it; that’s something that should be decided at a meeting.

The proposal is short and, I think, self-explanatory. But if you have any questions please feel free to post them here or email me. Thanks for your consideration!


Pat, NG1G

CTRI Meeting Saturday Sep 6 at W1XX QTH
CTRI Meeting Saturday Sep 6 at W1XX QTH avatar

The next CTRI meeting is this Saturday Sep 6 at 10 AM at the W1XX QTH in South Kingstown.  Usually this has meant that antenna work is needed, but so far that is not the case. Agenda:  This is the annual election of officers meeting so attendance is the best means of self protection.  W1AN will probably have an update on the disposition of the KA1GEU estate.

Hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill is the fare.  Parking for several cars at the top of the hill, on the side at the bottom of the driveway (walk up), across from the driveway on Shannock Rd., next to the mailbox, last resort on the hardtop on the upper half of the up-hill driveway.

Please indicate your intended attendance with a comment so we can have a count for refreshments.  Thanks & 73!  — John, W1XX

Hamfests avatar



These are the area Hamfests that I’ve identified.


9/14       Western CT, Newtown

9/20       Forestdale, RI (76 Repeater BVRC?)

10/10     NEAR Fest, Deerfield, NH

10/12     CT State Convention (Nutmeg Hamfest), Meriden, CT


The Flea at MIT is every month or so.


73 James K1SD