Antenna Help 8/15 or 8/16
Antenna Help 8/15 or 8/16 avatar

HI all, Trying to rise from the ashes of the past year!  I have a nice tall tree for a dipole and a house bracket up over the kitchen for my vertical.

If anyone wants to help (lunch will be provided)  Please RSVP to


oh btw why I need help with this simple stuff is my legs  have given up and I cant walk far or stand for long. ( not that I could much before but…)


Shooting for the 9am 15th with 16th as a rain date.


Wish I was with you all at Boxboro this weekend but didnt plan well.

Also new address easier than old and not far for those who have been to my old place. New address 92 Phenix Ave WWarwick. 02893


Thanks again  and 73

de John ko1h

2015 CQWW VHF Contest Results
2015 CQWW VHF Contest Results avatar

This is the final contest in the 2014-2015 CTRI Champions competition series. Please post your results here after you submit your score. So far, I have heard/worked W1WBB, W1XX, K1DM, and W1AN. Logs must be submitted by 02 August 2015.

73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the CTRI Champions Leaderboard

Boxboro! 2015 Convention Forums & Activities Info
Boxboro! 2015 Convention Forums & Activities Info avatar

I received the following email from Bob DeMattia, K1IW <>…
73, Ken K3IU

One of the things that sets the Boxboro! Convention apart from your typical flea is our best-in-class forums. Our forum co-chairs Tom Walsh K1TW and Phil Temples K9HI have been working hard to bring you a wide variety of speakers and topics. Whether you want better your knowledge with something familiar to you, or you want to find out about something new, Boxboro! has something for you.

The forum schedule is now available on our website:

New for this year, the convention will have an opening ceremony hosted by Gordon West. Come join us in the Federal Ball Room at 9AM on Satuday for what should prove to be a unique experience.

One correction to an earlier bulletin: Rob Macedo’s training on Friday is SKYWARN (not ARES) training.

Tickets for the convention, including general admission, flea market, and banquets are available on our website:

General admission tickets (only) are also available at Ham Radio Outlet in Salem, NH.

73, Bob DeMattia – K1IW 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 FEMARA c/o Bob DeMattia, PO Box 198, Berlin, MA 01503.

CTRI CG July 2015 Meeting Notice – This is Important!!!
CTRI CG July 2015 Meeting Notice – This is Important!!! avatar

Following the lively discussions on e-mail, as President of this group of rabid contesters, I hereby decree that this Saturday’s meeting will convene at 10:00 AM at the North Kingstown Library.  This is the same place we met for the June meeting, and where we have been meeting for the past several months.

Thanks for all the other options that were presented, reservations made, etc, etc.  I appreciate the several members that stepped up and took the initiative to help keep the ball in-play.  It’s especially gratifying to me to see everyone getting involved.  It’s all good.

We have two main topics to act on at this meeting: 1) Field Day Review, and 2) Boxboro plans.

Based on the success of the Field Day event, I am looking for someone to step up and take ownership of the Boxboro expedition.  I believe that will enhance the club experience at this event, just like Field Day matured under the leadership/guidance of W1XX.

See you all on Saturday morning.  Don’t forget that Traffic might be a tad bit excessive, so please allow a few extra minutes to get there.

73, Mike, K1DM, CTRI Contest Group President – I missed the meeting when elections were held, remember?

Meeting Notice — July 11, 2015
Meeting Notice — July 11, 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. Field Day Report:  W1XX
  3. Boxboro 2015?
  4. Matters Arising

Lunch provider: None

Coffee and Donuts by: K3IU(Donuts)

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

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