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

There are two weeks before the next big contest (CQWW WPX RTTY folowed by ARRL DX CW) so I am posting the Leaderboard now so everyone can have plenty of time to get a look at it before those events. 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. Here is the Leaderboard updated with info received through the CQWW CW 160 Meter Contest.

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


Meeting Notice — January 31, 2015
Meeting Notice — January 31, 2015 avatar

A meeting location has finally been found. The room is areally challenged and is strictly limited to 10 people. If you arrive late you may not be able to attend. On the other hand it has been some time since we had 11 or more in attendance.

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. Holiday Luncheon plans?
  2. Matters Arising

Lunch provider: None

Coffee and Donuts by: None permitted

Members who will attend: K1DM, W1PN

Venue: North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street North Kingstown, RI


Request for RI ops (& others) SSB Sprint this Saturday eve!
Request for RI ops (& others) SSB Sprint this Saturday eve! avatar

Got an e-mail asking for add’l ops from RI (& beyond!) in this weekend’s NA SSB Sprint – a 4-hour contest on 20/40/80m bands only, starting this Sat. eve at 7pm local, going ’til 11pm.  A new enthusiastic group of contesters has taken over sponsorship of this event from NCJ with full details at www.ssbsprint.com including a place to post your expected activity and lots of available participation prizes.   They hope to have ops from all 50 states on-air.  I plan at least part-time activity from here.  Anyone else able to provide the RI mult??

Sprints, billed as the fastest 4 hours in radiosport [assuming enough activity!], are quite fun but have a **unique** QSY rule preventing ops from ‘running’ on a particular frequency.  Takes just a bit of time to learn the rhythym — see the website for details including a ‘tips and advice’ link.   But essentially, you must QSY a minimum of 5 kHz after having called CQ *and* completing a QSO before CQing again; or QSY a minimum of 1 kHz before answering another CQer ( the so-called 5/1 rule).  Upon inheriting a frequency after answering  another CQer, you may remain there to call CQ yourself until completing 1 QSO — then you must QSY again!


Good luck and 73, Bill  W1WBB




January Meeting this Saturday!
January Meeting this Saturday! avatar

Greetings all,

I hope you all survived the blizzard.  I collected at least two feet of fluffy powder, neatly blown into monster mounds.  The front of the house on the stoop is about 3 ft deep.  It will take more than one try to get it cleaned off.  All the cars in the drive are still buried.  Tomorrow is another day!

What items do we need to put on the agenda for Saturday’s meeting?  The annual Holiday Luncheon should probably be a priority.  Anyone with additional ideas, please add them to this post.  As of right now, I am planning on attending the meeting.  I think the weather will cooperate.

73, Mike, K1DM

CQWW 160m CW Results
CQWW 160m CW Results avatar

Please post your results for this contest here by replying to this posting. Results posted here will be added to the CTRI Champions Leaderboard.

Don’t forget to submit your results to the sponsor per the rules:
“The new deadline for log submissions is 5 days from the end of the contest.
For CW this is 2200z Jan 30, 2015.”

73, Ken K3iU
Keeper of the CTRI Champions Leaderboard

ARRL Jan VHF Contest Results
ARRL Jan VHF Contest Results avatar

Sorry I am late in putting this up, but I just noticed that this was one of the contests in the Champions Competition. Obviously, I was distracted by something… easy to do these days.

Please publish your score for this contest by responding to this posting.  AND don’t forget that this coming weekend is the CQWW 160 Meter CW Contest.

73, Ken K3IU

Donations for K1DM’s XYL
Donations for K1DM’s XYL avatar


According to Linda McKaughan’s obituary, donations in Linda’s memory may be made to Officer’s Christian Fellowship, 3784 South Inca, Englewood, CO. 80110-3405. Gifts should be designated in memory of Linda “Mom” McKaughan. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Linda-McKaughan&lc=2080&pid=173665921&mid=6257006

The club will be donating an as-yet-unspecified amount. Members who desire to add their donation to the club’s may send a check to Mike Visich, KB1RFJ, by NOT LATER THAN January 14. Please make the check payable to Mike.


Pat, NG1G

2015 ARRL RTTY Roundup Results
2015 ARRL RTTY Roundup Results avatar

We are about half way through the list of contests that make up the CTRI Champions Competition. Please post your results here to make sure that your efforts are entered in the competition. Don’t forget to submit your log to the contest sponsor.

73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the CTRI Champions Leaderboard

January Meeting Rescheduled to 31st
January Meeting Rescheduled to 31st avatar

A number of regular attendees at our meetings have indicated that they will not attend the scheduled meeting on January 10, because they expect to go to the projected memorial service for Linda McKaughan, late wife of our president K1DM. Consequently the meeting on the 10th is being rescheduled to the 31. Presumably we will meet at the North Kingstown Library but that has not yet been confirmed.