From Alfa to Zebra
From Alfa to Zebra avatar

Hi All

If you turn to page 25 of the latest CQ Magazine (November), you will see a whimsical article presenting my daughter’s take on the phoenetic alphabet. If you have a spare copy that you would like to donate to me, I would greatly appreciate it! Mine got kinda wrinkled by our friends in the USPS.


Jim KS1J

CTRI 2016 Calendar
CTRI 2016 Calendar avatar


Attached is the updated CTRI Contest Calendar/Meeting Schedule for 2016. Several meeting issues have been settled, others are still undecided.

1. Proposed 9 January date is NOT available at the NK Library; 16 January MIGHT be available. The Librarian said she would let me know in a few days. At our last meeting we had discussed having the Holiday Soiree in January; if so, this becomes a non-issue.

2. The only open date in February is the 6th ; all other weekends have a contest. The Library is NOT available on that Saturday. Alternate venue required.

3. The only open date in March is the 12th ; all other weekends have a contest. The Library is NOT available on that Saturday. Alternate venue required.

4. The other proposed dates through June are reserved with the Library. We have the large meeting room from 1000 – 1300 on:

a. 9 April

b. 14 May

c. 18 June

5. We can follow-up with the Library in the Spring to set the remaining dates for 2016.

73 James K1SD

CTRI 2016 Contest Schedule 10.15.2015.docx

Meeting Notice — October 10, 2015
Meeting Notice — October 10, 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. Meeting schedule 2016
  3. Listserv — Q&A — K3IU and W1PN
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Door prizes — KB1LN

Lunch provider: None

Coffee and Donuts by: KB1RFJ (Coffee)

Members who will attend: W1PN, K1DM,  W1XX, K1SD, KB1RFJ, KB1LN

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

2015-2016 CTRI Champions Competition 05 Oct 2015
2015-2016 CTRI Champions Competition 05 Oct 2015 avatar

I know all of you have been waiting for this for a long time. So hang on… This is the first publication of the CTRI Champions Leaderboard for the 2015-2016 contest season. This posting contains reported information for the first two(2) contests in the Champions Series. Don’t forget that we are using a handicapping system and show both the Raw Score as well as the handicapped score. To learn more about the handicapping, see this posting on the club website…

You may view or download the new leaderboard spreadsheet by clicking on the link below. It is a Microsoft Excel 97-2003 format spreadsheet.


Also, if there is anyone out there who would like to take over maintenance of the leaderboard, all you have to do is volunteer. The pay is lousy, but the rewards many.:-)