2015 CQWW CW Contest Results
2015 CQWW CW Contest Results avatar

Please post your contest results here for inclusion in the CTRI Champions competition leaderboard. Don’t forget to submit your log to the sponser on time…


  • All entries must be sent WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS after the end of the contest: no later than 2359 UTC October 30, 2015 for SSB and 2359 UTC December 4, 2015 for CW. Resubmitting an entry after the deadline will result in it being considered as a late log.

Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Leaderboard


Updated Contest Calendar
Updated Contest Calendar avatar


Attached is the updated Contest Calendar. Note:

No January meeting or luncheon date or venue is yet identified.

For both the February 6 and March 12 meetings, I have reserved the NK Library small conference room on the lower level from 1000 to 1230. Be aware this conference room is limited to a maximum of 10 persons and there is NO food or drink allowed. Maybe we can set up a Net Meeting for the overflow crowd?

Happy and safe Thanksgiving to all.

73 James K1SD

CTRI 2016 Contest Calendar 11.26.2015.docx

Idiom Press
Idiom Press avatar

Many of us have done (frustrating) business with Idiom Press for, especially, their automated rotator control boards. Hopefully, this move will be a significant improvement.

73 James K1SD

Ham Radio Accessory Dealer, Publisher Idiom Press Changing Hands

Idiom Press of Merlin, Oregon, has announced the sale of its assets to Ham Supply of Elizabeth, Colorado. Owned by Wayne Ordakowski, N0UN, Ham Supply is a new business formed to manufacture and distribute the products previously offered by Idiom Press, as well as other new Amateur Radio products.

Ham Supply will honor warranties for existing Idiom Press products, and once production is resumed, Ham Supply will honor all existing orders placed with Idiom Press after reconfirming them with the customer. Ordakowski has said he intends to have the new business in full operation by the first week of January 2016, although some previously placed orders may ship earlier.

Idiom Press published The Complete DXer by Bob Locher, W9KNI, who started the business before turning it over to his son Rob, W7GH, who is returning to the computer programming field.

W1DX Multi-2 CW for CQWW This Weekend
W1DX Multi-2 CW for CQWW This Weekend avatar

The station will be open for operations this weekend for a Multi-2. So far, K1DM, W1WBB, K3IU and W1XX have expressed interest. I will attempt to put a schedule together of preferred times so we can all get in some hours. I will take a backup, fill in, support position for times when we have the chairs full. You can email me directly at W1AN(at)dxusa.net
73, John W1AN

ctricg Permanent change of address for KB1LN Bobby Rogers
ctricg Permanent change of address for KB1LN  Bobby Rogers avatar

From Bobby

From: ctricg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ctricg@yahoogroups.com] Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 5:01 PM
To: Erin & Garry Rogers; John Lindholm; James Bowman; CTRI Contest; George Emery; Bob Beaudet; Ken Wagner; Andy Clark; James Setzler; James Harper; Karen Simpkins; Garry Rogers; Anne Tony Manna; darrell.l.griffin@lmco.com; bgjones49@verizon.net; k1dm.dr.michael@gmail.com; ‘Grey John’ ; Jack Hunter; Dave St. Onge ; Ken Carr; brian.halpin@navy.mil
Subject: [ctricg] Permanent change of address for KB1LN Bobby Rogers

Hello Everyone!

Just thought I’d send out my new address change to some of my closest friends, co-workers and other people who might need or want the info. I don’t yet have a new phone number. That’s coming in about 2 weeks or so. My e-mail address will remain the same.

My permanent mailing address is changing as of the date of this e-mail to:

91 Reservoir Road Middletown RI 02842-5832.

I can be reached at work at 401-832-8562.

Feel free to write back if you’d like to. I try to check my e-mail at least once each day.

Bobby V. Rogers



The following email posted on the N1MM reflector by K1TTT…

“If you are trying to use my cluster node on port 23 it won’t work. change to 7373 instead. please pass this on to anyone you know, it has been down for months now and still getting 30 connect requests per minute!”

Keyboard F Key Template
Keyboard F Key Template avatar


At the last meeting I thanked John AN and Dr. Mike for the F Key Template that we used at Field Day. I’ve been using it ever since tailored to each contest I’ve operated. Ed suggested that I post it to the web site. Sorry it took so long (er, I forgot).

Here’s the template that I’ve set up for Sweepstakes SSB this weekend. It’s just a Word file and easily modified for your circumstances.

Good luck this weekend and hope to work many CT and RI members!

73 James K1SD

F keyTemplate SS SSB.docx

YCCC Sweepstakes Tips – a Gift from PVRC
YCCC Sweepstakes Tips – a Gift from PVRC avatar

Anyone planning to play in ARRL Sweepstakes this weekend may find this helpful or, at least, somewhat interesting.

73 James K1SD

=================== Original Message ================

YCCC does not usually put forth an all-out effort in the Sweepstakes contests, as the Northeast is typically geo-challenged in this domestic contest. So we let our friends to the west have at it, and we are happy to participate and have fun.

Other contest clubs take Sweepstakes much more seriously! I happened to be doing a bit of web ‘recon’ and came across a gem on the PVRC website, a strategic encouragement for their members to participate in Sweepstakes. It includes a lot of specific operating tips which may (or might not) be applicable to those of us joining the fray this weekend.

So I’ll share the link:


-Tony, K1KP

More Wallpaper Today for K3IU
More Wallpaper Today for K3IU avatar

Who wouda thunk that I would ever take First Place in a 160 meter contest?!? Well, I received in the mail today from the League a Certificate for First Place, Single Op Unlimited, High Power, Rhode Island Section in the ARRL 160 meter contest in 2014. My big antenna is the NVIS 80 meter dipole and tuner at the amp. My winning score was 9789.

Meeting Notice — November 14, 2015
Meeting Notice — November 14, 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. “NPOTA”…National Parks on the Air in 2016.  – John, W1XX
  3. Likely multi-op club event plans for this contest season  — Bill, W1WBB
  4. Matters Arising

Lunch provider: None

Projector by: W1AN

Coffee and Donuts by: W1AN (Coffee Cake by Nancy)

Members who will attend: W1PN, W1XX, KB1RFJ, W1WBB, K1SD, W1YRC, W1AN, KS1J, K3IU, 


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

KO1H needs help
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Here’s a message that John KO1H posted on our yahoo email group. Not sure where John is residing now

Jim KS2J

From: ctricg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ctricg@yahoogroups.com] Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2015 3:28 PM
To: Bob Beaudet; John Lindholm; w1sne@arrl.net; Daniel Roy; Patrick Atwood; Al NN1U Testing; Mercier, Michael; Bob Rogers; Daniel Roy; Adam k1ocd; ham-antennas@yahoogroups.com; Chris Prata; Bob DiPippo; Rogers, Bobby V CTR NUWC NWPT; Boyes Bill; Allen Zatonsky; aa1vu@cox.net; ctricg@yahoogroups.com
Cc: Mat
Subject: [ctricg] update gear and antenna help needed

Update: I found a transceiver for my bedroom and a power supply. What I need is install help for the antennas. etc. I know everyone is busy and its a bad time of year! But, what I need is a few hands for a full day of antenna and feed line install. If I get a few volunteer’s I will gladly list off the details. I will try to do as much as I can myself or at least have the components ready.

I hope some of you can help as my woods walking days are over at least for a while.

de John ko1h

HI All, To make the story short on 10/16 I found myself unemployed. Then on 10/18 I found myself disabled. I took a bad fall coming out of a minor surgery at my dermatologist. My spine hit the curbstone when I went down in the parking lot and although things have gotten a little better. I went down again on 10/30 and the doctors have gotten me a little better straightened out found the reason for the falling and we are progressing. Meanwhile I’m trying to get a little station going here at my qth. I had a dipole up for a short time but had trouble with it. It broke and fell down in a recent wind storm. I don’t want to make this email sound like begging. But, I need help restoring the dipole and putting up two others that I’ve had for a while.

Other than antenna help, Items that I need are more durable antenna wire. I was using double 18g speaker wire. It did not do well. Also items that I need because I am required to spend lots of time in bed. I’m trying to build a small station next to my bed. Items that I need to complete it are a Power supply (regulated preferred 30 amps or better but beggars cant be choosers) and a transmitter (Fldx400 or tx599 or something else ) to match up with the receiver I have (Radio shack dx100). I only have a pair of Long wires (separate receive and transmit ) but they work fine. I would love to find someone who has a multiband vertical for very cheap or just wants to get rid of it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks de John KO1H