CTRI Field Day 2017
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CTRI Field Day 2017:  Update #1

By John Lindholm, W1XX


Field Day Site:  47 Peeptoad Rd., North Scituate, RI, the Seagrave Memorial Observatory

Field Day Dates:  June 24 -25


  1. Call: KE1S
  2. Category: 2A Two transmitter 100 watt club category plus 6-meter free transmitter and a “Get On The Air” station.
  3. Antennas: (a) Special K1JX designed FD 2-el 40-meter + 20-meter 4-el wire inverted-V Yagi w/single feed-line using a tree supported rope boom. (b) 80-meter dipole w/ladder line to tuner. (c) 6-meter Par Stressed Moxon on a fiberglass pole. (d) Hy-gain TH3 tribander on approx. 40 feet of military masts. (e)  Simple GOTA antennae including 20- meter vertical dipole.
  4. Generator: Honda 2 KW (KB1RFJ provided)
  5. Radios: K3,  FT-100MP, TS-2000, + TBD


We are renewing our unique partnership with “Skyscrapers” for our third Field Day from the Seagrave Observatory – thus a comfortable indoor operating venue. What has made the first two operations FUN from all accounts has been the fantastic operating site, the camaraderie of everyone pitching in to help, no heavy duty tower installations, and not to forget – great culinary delights.


Volunteer captain assignments oversee various aspects of the operation, namely:

Radios/computers:  W1AN

Commissary:  KB1RFJ + KE1J

GOTA Coach:  KS1J

Safety Officer:  W1WBB

Social Media:  KE1J

Log Submission:  K1DM


One of the highlights of our Field Day is the installation of the “killer” 40/20 wire beam that requires a host (plethora, bevy, or a lot) of hands to attach the many nylon strings dropping to ground level. Everyone participates with the overall installation as well as operating.


This is an open invitation to any and all to join us for Field Day – members, prospective members, interested folks.  This means YOU.  Further details in upcoming updates.  What do you need to do now?  Mark your calendar to keep Field Day weekend free – June 24 – 25.   Let us know of your interest either at the next CTRI meeting (June 10 at 10 am at the North Kingstown Free Library, Wickford), or e-mail me at W1XX [at] cox [dot] net.


TNX & 73! – John, W1XX, Field Day Chairman


Steel Pipe Available
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I will soon have 3 steel pipes available. 5ft + long. 4in dia. ~1/4in thick (heavy).

For years I’ve used them on several towers as elevated guy posts for installations with uneven terrain or restricted area. It helps to greatly improve the guy wire geometry.

Or use them for whatever.

73 James k1sd

2017 NEQP Results de K3IU
2017 NEQP Results de K3IU avatar

Here are my meager results from this years NEQP event. I put in a l’il bit over an hour right at the beginning. It was all on 2o meters and all runnin’ n gunnin’.  Didn’t work or hear any CTRI guys that I recall.

All 20 meters

Qs           101
Mults       34

Score     6868

73, Ken K3IU

NEQP Preliminary Results
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This is just a quick listing.  I will have more later, but I am leaving town for a few days.

K1DM single op high power assisted (not that it helps, when you’re calling CQ) NLN CT

499 QSOs  72 multipliers,  71,856 points  9.67 hours in the chair (All CW)

What happened to all the stations on Sunday afternoon?

I heard and/or worked W1DX, W1XX, W1WBB, KS1J, W1CTN, and probably others that I slept through