CTRI Contest Group May Meeting moving to a new date
CTRI Contest Group May Meeting moving to a new date avatar

Greetings fellow contesters,

I have made an executive decision to move the May meeting to May 16th, 2015.  The reason has to do with the planned program and the presentation of the Field Day Proposal.  John, W1XX has been our lead on preparing the Field Day proposal.  He cannot attend a meeting on May 9th.  Mike, KA1RFJ, is supposed to present his take on the YCCC program he attended about “Which Transceiver is best for my station,” and he cannot attend the meeting on the 9th either.

Our hard-working VP has made the necessary arrangements with the North Kingston Public Library so that we can meet at their facility on May 16th, so we should be good to go.  Meeting time is our usual time.

The 4-person Field Day Task Force has been working on getting the proposal ready for presentation.  We, W1XX, W1PN, W1AN, and K1DM have made several visit to potential FD sites, including RF noise evaluations, so we’re getting more confident in the utility of the two sites we are considering.

Additional information about the proposal will be forthcoming.  Keep checking the posts on the Web site!

Mike, K1DM

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

The most recent edition of the 2014-2015 Leaderboard is now available. The reported results through CQ WPX SSB contest are presented. This version now also displays the handicapped scores (based on the decisions made by the members at an earlier meeting) beginning at Row 35 on the spreadsheet. Clicking on the “TOTALS” tab at the bottom of the window will take you to a summary of the handicapped scores for the season. The spreadsheet is an Excel 97-2003 format and can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the link below. The next contest in the series is the New England QSO Party (NEQP) on the 2nd and 3rd of May. Are you ready???


To learn more about the handicapping, see this posting on the club website…


73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Leaderboard

Help Wanted
Help Wanted avatar

FOOD SERVICE.  Temp work available for June 27 – 28 only.  Modest grilling skill a requirement.  Efficient food shopping capability a plus, incl. accident free grocery cart maneuverability. Fully understands that Saugys are the only RI hot dog.  Can brew excellent coffee and pick up DD.  Radio entertainment permitted.  All expenses paid.  Compensation unlikely.  Send brief resume to w1xx [at] cox [dot] net.

YCCC Open House 12 Apr 2015
YCCC Open House 12 Apr 2015 avatar


The Yankee Clipper Contest Club Open House
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566

Yankee Clipper Contest Club, one of the largest Ham Radio clubs in the Northeast, is proud to open it’s doors to the general Ham population of the area! We invite all hams to come and experience one of our meetings. We will be presenting special material, of interest to all hams who operate the HF bands, relating to design and construction of your ham radio station.

Presentations will include:

“Whats the Best HF Transceiver for Me? -A Radio Selection Strategy”
– by Brian Machesney, K1LI and others

“Antenna Selection and Design- What’s Important” – by Joe Reisert, W1JR

YCCC is a club of over 350 members who are interested in Contesting. As such, we have developed a high level of expertise in station and antenna system design and HF transceiver selection, and would love to share this with the general ham community in the region. Whether you are just starting to put together your first station, or are well on your way, we’re certain you will pick up some great tips from these talks!

Please come and meet with our members, and hear some presentations that can have an immediate impact on the performance of your station!

We will also be selling raffle tickets to support the YCCC ARRL Youth Scholarship. Tickets will be sold for $25 per chance to win an Elecraft K3/100 Transceiver. We expect to hold the drawing at this meeting* – a lucky ham will go home with a new Elecraft K3/100 kit!

* Cash or checks accepted, no credit cards. YCCC reserves the right to delay the drawing until sufficient tickets have been sold to cover the prize and the donation.

Meeting Notice — April 4, 2015
Meeting Notice — April 4, 2015 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. Preliminary Field Day Report:  W1XX
  3. Matters Arising

Lunch provider: None

Coffee and Donuts by: : K3IU(Donuts); K1SD (Coffee)

Members who will attend: W1XX, K3IU, K1DM, KS1J, KB1RFJ, K1SD, NG1G

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