2015 CQ WPX CW Contest Results
2015 CQ WPX CW Contest Results avatar

This is the last HF contest in the CTRI Champions schedule for this contest season. Don’t forget to submit your log! From the rules…

“A. All entries must be emailed or postmaked WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS after the end of the contest: SSB logs no later than 2359 UTC 3 April 2015, CW logs no later than 2359 UTC 5 June 2015   Resubmitting an entry after the deadline will result in it being considered as a late log.”

The last 2 are both VHF contests. So… all you HF contesters out there… please submit your scores by posting a comment/reply below so it will be included in the results posted on the leader board.

73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the CTRI Champions Leaderboard

WPX CW Operations – 2015
WPX CW Operations – 2015 avatar


If you are going to be on the air for this weekend’s WPX CW contest, please post a comment under this post with where/when you will be operating AND what call sign you will be using, so the rest of us can 1) know you’re on, 2) who you are, 3) what band you’re on, and thus we can spot you.  This will be a big advantage for those of us who are operating.

Thanks, and good luck.  Mike, K1DM

MIL-C-17E RG11
MIL-C-17E RG11 avatar

If anyone has a need for some 75 ohm RG11, I have a coil of about 180 feet available. It is marked “M17/6 – RG11  MIL-C-17E 77314 Plastoid Corp.” It is not brand new, but it has always been stored inside and has never been used and is in good physical condition.

If anyone wants all of it or a part of it, make me an offer.

73, Ken K3IU

2014-2015 Champions Leaderboard
2014-2015 Champions Leaderboard avatar

Updated 11 May 2015… K3IU

The most recent edition of the 2014-2015 Leaderboard is now available. The reported results through NE QSO Party 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 CQ WPX CW Contest the last weekend of the month.


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


73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Leaderboard

Meeting Notice — May 16, 2015
Meeting Notice — May 16, 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. Presentation, W1YRC
  2. Contest Report
  3. Field Day Report:  W1XX
  4. Presentation: “Which Transceiver is best for my station,” KB1RFJ,
  5. Matters Arising

Lunch provider: None

Coffee and Donuts by: Donuts by K3IU, Coffee by ?

Members who will attend: W1PN, K1DM, K3IU, W1XX, KB1RFJ, W1YRC, K1SD, W1AN

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


Chris Seeber’s, KA1GEU(SK), SteppIr
Chris Seeber’s, KA1GEU(SK), SteppIr avatar

The picture below shows that the SteppIr from Chris’ estate gift to CTRI is again up in the air on a tower and working, this time at the Tiverton, RI, QTH of N1NK. Everything seems to be working and the new owner is very pleased.

73, Ken K3IU