2015 ARRL DX CW Results
2015 ARRL DX CW Results avatar

I had better put this up on the website before I forget about it. Don’t know how many participated, but please post your results for this contest here by adding a comment/reply to this posting. Also, don’t forget to submit your results to the sponsor. Did not hear NP3U on (yet) but did work Jose, KP4JRS, who several of us met in PR a couple years ago.

Results posted here will be added to the CTRI Champions Leaderboard.

73, Ken K3IU

2015 CQ WPX RTTY Contest Results
2015 CQ WPX RTTY Contest Results avatar

Sure hope that lots of members stayed at home this weekend and made some contacts in this contest. Between snow relocation projects, I have managed to put in a couple of hours.

Please post your results by adding a comment to this posting. Don’t forget to submit your log to the contest sponsor. Note the following from the published rules…


A. All entries must be sent WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS after the end of the contest: no later than 2359 UTC 20 February 2015. Resubmitting an entry after the deadline will result in it being considered as a late log.


Winter Weather Warning for this Weekend
Winter Weather Warning for this Weekend avatar

Best we pay attention to the weather forecast for this weekend. Record low temperatures are predicted along with 6-8″ of snow with sustained winds of 35 MPH and gusts up to 60MPH for Sunday, wind chills below -20F. Have some firewood ready, flashlights and fuel for your generators. It may get a little interesting. It would have been a good weekend to be in PR.

73, John W1AN

WPX RTTY Coming up Fast!
WPX RTTY Coming up Fast! avatar

I hope everyone has plans to put some time into the WPX RTTY contest this weekend. Conditions should be good. Get your stations ready! I’ll be active from home and most likely use W1AN as the call. Station will be open for guests.

73, John W1AN

K1N Navassa Operation Finishes this Weekend.
K1N Navassa Operation Finishes this Weekend. avatar

The country that tops the DXCC most wanted list is Navassa Island in the Caribbean. Operating with the call K1N they have amassed over 110,000 QSOs so far. Although it hasn’t been easy, I’ve been able to work them on several band slots. Since the split operation has been so spread out it is has been tough for them to find you. So patience is key. They also seem to add additional time slots almost daily. Today they’ve opened up several more.

If you don’t have Navassa in your log, catch them now or you may not have another chance for 10 years. It has been 22 years since the last operation! http://navassadx.com
73, John W1AN

Luncheon Success
Luncheon Success avatar

My early indication that last Saturday’s CTRI luncheon might meet in a phone booth proved unfounded…happy to say.  It was a very FB affair with something like 16 attending….with lots of the usual chatter on contesting, DXing, who worked K1N…all good fun with camaraderie, kibitzing, etc. I did not want to see it go unrecognized, so here’s my unofficial observer report.

Veep K1SD called an impromptu meeting with the highlight being the election of three new members:  Russ, KA1ERL; Bob, WB4SON; Willy, W1LY; all members of the W1AW/1  Team RI.  K1SD is forwarding their e-mail addresses to Sec. W1PN for passwords to the CTRI website.

Great to see CTRI member and our RI Section Manager W1YRC present.

I’d like to offer my accolades to Jim KS1J for his efforts to locate and gather e-mail addresses of past active members that encourage them to rejoin the fray.

Lotsa contests on the horizon….CTRI credited scores big and small welcomed.

73!  — John, W1XX

Boxboro August 21, 22, 23
Boxboro August 21, 22, 23 avatar

Tickets for the 2015 Boxboro! convention are now on sale.


As you may have noticed, we are breaking are usual “every other year”

schedule having a convention this year, so help us spread the word to your friends and acquaintances that there IS a convention this year.


The committee is lining up speakers, forums and exhibitors, so many details are still to be announced.  However, Gordon West WB6NOA is confirmed as the keynote speaker at our Saturday banquet.


And finally.. be the first on your block to get tickets.



Bob DeMattia

Vice Chairman, Boxboro Convention Committee


You are receiving this message through the email address you gave to FEMARA for registration at a previous convention.  Our mailings are few and far between, but if you’d prefer not to receive them, let’s us know at web@boxboro.org.  FEMARA c/o Bob DeMattia, PO Box 198, Berlin, MA 01503.