Mrs K1DM – Final Update
Mrs K1DM – Final Update avatar


The following received from Mike on Friday (1/2/15) evening…

Final arrangements for the Memorial Service have been confirmed.  The service will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00 in the morning at the Coast Guard Memorial Chapel on the grounds of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy.  Following the service, refreshments will be served downstairs in the Fellowship Room.

Thank you all for your support.  I am looking forward to finding my way through a new life style without the responsibilities of a wife.  I expect it will be difficult at times, while freeing at others.  I know you all will help me during the tough times.  Thanks for being my friends!

Life is an adventure!
73, Mike, K1DM


Mike asked me to post this email. I will post further information as I receive it.73, Ken K3IU

Subject: Mrs K1DM – Final Update


     Linda lost her fight with Cancer Saturday evening.  She slipped away peacefully, surrounded by family and her granddaughter.

     Plans are still in the works, but probably her memorial service will be Saturday, January 10th, at Coast Guard Memorial Chapel, on the grounds of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, so there’s a good chance I won’t be at the meeting.

     Thanks for all your support as we traveled this trail.  I’ll keep you updated as plans gel.

73, Mike, K1DM

2014-2015 CTRI Champions Leaderboard
2014-2015 CTRI Champions Leaderboard avatar

[Updated 12/22/2014]

The information for this update is based on what has been reported through the ARRL 10 Meter contest. As a reminder, this spreadsheet shows not only the raw scores for each of the contest, but also beginning at Row 35 is a display of the handicapped scores using the previously defined rules. This spreadsheet is in MS Excel 97-2003 format. When you click on the link you can download the file and then view it. I am also posting here the handicapped results to date for each station by power level (HP, LP, QRP). This might motivate some of you to participate and submit your scores in more contests.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah to everyone and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2015.

73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Leaderboard


Handicapped Standings 12/22/2014

Call Sign HP LP QRP
W1AN 5,467,225 0 0
K1DM 5,788,551 0 0
K3IU 7,205,111 0 0
W1WBB 0 3,877,818 377,461
K1JSM 0 126,252 0
K1SD 4,929,348 0 0
KS1J 0 4,513,190 0
KA1VMG 0 1,222,419 36,446
KA1CQR 0 1,608 0
NR1H 0 1,219,221 0
W1XX 3,918,305 0 0
KI1G 2,317,119 0 0
KB1RFJ 1,112,731 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0

ARRL 10 Meter Contest Results
ARRL 10 Meter Contest Results avatar

This is the last contest of the calendar year for the CTRI Champions competition. Please post your results here so that I can enter them into the leaderboard. I will update and post the leaderboard in the next 10 days or so.

Wishing every one a very happy holiday season and good health and prosperity in the coming year.

73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Champions Leaderboard

W1AW/1 – RI – November Results
W1AW/1 – RI – November Results avatar

(Posted by K3IU for W1XX)

W1AW/1 Rhode Island Report for November 12 – 18

   Rhode Island measures only 48 miles long by 37 miles wide – ideal for importing hired gun operators from nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts.  This was successfully done during our July operation to the tune of 36K QSOs, and with an even better result in November:  45,419 QSOs. ’Lil Rhody did it again!

   The effort was led by super-station KI1G operating multi-2 with only three ops (W1UE, N1RR and KI1G) contributing nearly 21K Qs alone.  Connecticut imports K1XA and W1AN helped the multi-single W1XX operation to a total of 9K QSOs. Providence Radio Association club station W1OP was omni-present with several operators.  

   Not to slight the FB efforts of several modest single-op RI stations who contributed mightily to the overall Team RI effort.  This was a great learning  experience for some ops not used to handling high volume callers.

   As the leaders well know, when the W1AW/x program was first announced, no one had any idea how popular this would become – your RI coordinator no exception.  The November date was selected based on “how neat would it be to operate Sweepstakes phone signing W1AW/1.”  Neat it turned out to be but not without some modification of thought.  Owing to the W1AW/x popularity, tying up all the “contest” bands for the SS duration was out of the question.  So a 20-meter single-band multi-op SSB effort from W1XX was planned – thus freeing up all the other bands and modes to continue with normal “59(9) RI” reports.  Logging accommodation was made for DX and a handful of folks who couldn’t be talked into a full SS exchange.  All readable callers got in the log for W1AW/1 RI credit.   With 3 operators 1634 contacts made it into the SS log…even though 20 meters totally  shut down for 11 nighttime hours.  Neatest part?  ….sending the check of “38” corresponding to HPM’s first year licensed for W1AW.

   Team RI had fun! Hope you did also. Logs have been submitted to ARRL for uploading to LoTW. 73!  — John, W1XX – RI Coordinator for CTRI Contest Group 12/8/2014


    W1AW/1 Team RI Final Report for November 12 – 18

   Attached are the final QSO totals per station for the W1AW/1 RI November operation.  With an over 45K QSO total, what can I say?  Tremendous!  We did our ‘lil state proud!  Besides our in-state operators, we got some great help from MA and CT.  Attached also is a copy of my report to the W1AW/x leaders nationwide.  We compare quite favorably to the efforts of the other states.

   I wish to acknowledge the efforts of others not mentioned in that report:  NG1G who operated Sweepstakes from W1XX; KB1RFJ who operated from W1XX; CTRI prez K1DM (de CT) who scrutinized the logs for submission to ARRL; WA1UWU who supported the effort by the PRA, W1OP.  And W1AN who hosted the all-important scheduling app on his DXUSA website. 

   I am also forwarding to you an e-mail soliciting photos etc. for a QST story.  Feel free to respond directly.

   CTRI Contest Group president K1DM invites Team RI to its regular January meeting – Saturday the 10th at 10 AM at the North Kingstown Free Library (100 Boone Street, Wickford)…also to the CTRI Holiday Luncheon at Gregg’s Restaurant in NK, date in late Jan/early Feb not yet announced (date to follow).  W1AW/1 RI discussion will be featured.

  TNX Team RI, it was a pleasure to work with you as your coordinator. 73!  — John, W1XX in Wakefield (the capital of South County)                                                         12/8/2014








































Tree Service Friendly to Ham Radio
Mike Visich

Just wanted to let you know I had some work tree done in my yard by Silver Leaf Forestry (401-529-8558) of Peace Dale RI .  For a small fee they installed a pulley way high in a tree for a future low band dipole.  There we reasonable, quick & clean – You should keep them in mind if you have any future tree work and/or a potential dipole or two.

73 Mike KB1RFJ

2014 ARRL 160 CW Results
2014 ARRL 160 CW Results avatar

Please post your results for this contest here and don’t forget to submit your score to the ARRL. There seems to be a pretty good amount of activity on the top band and I have even made some Qs using my low, NVIS 80 meter dipole.

73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the CTRI Champions Leaderboard