Question on NPOTA credit
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For everyone who might be interested in this aspect of the NPOTA!


Jim KS1J

From: Bob Beaudet [] Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 3:18 PM
Subject: Fw: Question on NPOTA credit

Hi Jim,

Here is your answer, straight from the head of the program.

73, Bob

From: Kutzko, Sean, KX9X

Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 10:15 AM

To: Beaudet, Robert, W1YRC

Subject: RE: Question on NPOTA credit

Hi Robert-

For National Historic Trails, the following rules apply:

k) Operations from National Historic Trails may be conducted within one hundred (100) feet of the trail itself. Operations from private property are prohibited, unless permission has been received.

m) Activations of National Historic Trails, National Scenic Trails, National Parkways, National Rivers and National Wild and Scenic Rivers may not be conducted from fixed-location, permanent stations ("home" stations).

So, KS1J can hand out Blackstone from his home QTH, but not the Rochambeau trail. To activate the trail, he must operate away from his home station.


Sean Kutzko, KX9X

Media and Public Relations Manager

ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio

225 Main St.

Newington, CT 06111




From: Beaudet, Robert, W1YRC
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 10:11 AM
To: Kutzko, Sean, KX9X
Subject: Question on NPOTA credit

Hi Sean,

Thank you for your help when I was starting up to be active in the NPOTA program. I am all set now, I believe, and have made several contacts with more to come.

As Section Manager, I am the target for many questions from members. After all, that’s what they pay dues for, right?

Jim, KS1J lives in Barrington, RI. The Washington-Rochambeau Trail runs from Newport to Washington, DC and goes through Barrington, on Routes 114 and 103, not far from Jim’s home.

Jim asked me this morning if he must literally be set up directly on the road such as in a mobile or RV to qualify as activating the Wash-Roch Trail. He lives a short distance away in the same town.

Can he activate the Trail from his home? My personal feeling is if the Trail runs through a particular town, everyone in that town should qualify. The station does not need to be set up on the centerline of the highway.

My personal situation is a little different since I am in Blackstone River Corridor, HP49. The map for the Corridor includes my town (and many others) as part of the 400,000 acres designated.

Thank you for helping.


Bob Beaudet, W1YRC
ARRL Section Manager
Rhode Island

Wall Paper Notice
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I received in today’s mail a new item of wall paper from the league saying I had won First Place Rhode Island Section, Single op, High Power, for 50 MHz band in the 2015 January ARRL VHF Contest.

My score was 91.

As my father used to say, ” Nothing ventured, nothing lost.” Maybe it was “nothing gained.” 🙂

73, Ken K3IU



2015-2016 CTRI Champions Leaderboard 01/22/2016
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Sorry folks… I thought that I had posted this but I sure don’t see it. The CTRI Champions Competition Leaderboard is now available with reported results through the ARRL RTTY Roundup contest. 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.


73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Leaderboard

Breakfast “Meeting”
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Yipee. A breakfast meeting has now been scheduled for this Saturday, January 9, at 8 AM at “Ts Restaurant,” 91 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett. So as to prevent the uninitiated to the area from driving around in circles, here’s some info that will help you find the venue.  Point Judith Rd., is Rte 108.  T’s is a stand alone structure in the Salt Pond Plaza directly across from Stop and Shop Supermarket. Marshall’s is at the other end of the plaza.  “Tiffany’s” (a movie) was a joke started by some unnamed individual who should have his coax cut. TNX to KB1RFJ for going ahead and making a reservation.  Bon apetite!  — John, W1XX