Hi James et al,
I spoke to a Newport club member who is also on the board of the Touro Synagogue and told me that the club will definitely activate the Synagogue. However, from what he said, it was apparent
that he doesn’t understand the nature of on the air events like this. He doesn’t envision getting on the air more than once or twice. I asked, “All year?” His reply was, “Well, asking
for more than that will probably not be well received.” So, we have more work to do there. Just activating the place once in all of 2016 will be a problem.
As you said, the Blackstone River Corridor doesn’t need to be registered each time it is activated because of the nature of the particular place. There are relatively few of the 430+ Nationally designated Parks in which a ham (or anyone) actually resides. Blackstone River Corridor includes 24 communities over 400,000 acres and hundreds of hams. CTRI members K6ND and W1YRC and any other resident hams of the district may merely walk into their shack and go on the air. We must promise to upload to LoTW ASAP. Since only LoTW confirmations will be used for the event, stations who are not using LoTW need not activate since they cannot provide any credit to stations worked. I don’t think all hams who have shown interest realize that yet.
K1NPS must open an LoTW account and someone must be designated to upload contacts made.
73, Bob W1YRC
From: James Setzler
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Subject: RE: NPOTA
Jim, et al,
When I last heard from John W1XX he said “wait till next year”. I know that the Newport club has been notified and they’ve acknowledged the activity. I think, at least, one other club has been contacted. Bob W1YRC included info in his last Section Activity Report. The folks that live in the Blackstone Valley, i.e., W1YRC and Will K6ND, can operate from home. Bob YRC says that other types of activity must be coordinated through the League. I am not yet well versed on the details. As the Trustee, I would think that I must be aware (give permission??) of any use of the K1NPS call. Again, we need to work out the details of the NPS Centennial activation.
I too have not heard anything on the holiday lunch. Any suggestions guys?
73 James K1SD
From: Jim [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 4:52 PM
To: ‘James Setzler K1SD’
Any plan of attack for the CTRI with the new call? BTW, I have seen NO word regarding the next meeting or the holiday lunch. The last I saw was Chuck’s admonition that after making reservations last year, practically no one showed.
Merry Christmas and 73!