MinMakers Faire
MinMakers Faire avatar

The Newport Radio Club is putting an amateur radio presence at the Mini Makers Faire in Fall River this Sunday.

This sounds like a great opportunity to appeal to young science/radio/experimental nerds like we used to be !!

73 James k1sd


Hello all,


NCRC has a booth at the Southcoast MiniMakerFaire at the Fall River YMCA on Sunday October 1.


Details at: http://southcoast.makerfaire.com/

And our both description at: http://southcoast.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/31/

We need some help setting up on Sunday morning before 10 am and help running the station in a GOTA mode similar to Field Day from 10 am to 4 pm.  Some of us are going to help on soldering at another booth but will have a 40/20m station and show Pixies operating CW. Bring your Pixie if you want.

We also plan to erect a 40m dipole on Thursday afternoon to simplify setup on Sunday.  Help may be needed for this.

Please contact Paul Fredette, k1ybe@yahoo.com or 401 339 3024 if you can help and of course all are welcome to come and enjoy the event.



73, Paul (K1YBE)

CTRI Meeting Saturday Sept 16 at W1XX QTH
CTRI Meeting Saturday Sept 16 at W1XX QTH avatar

The September CTRI meeting will be held at the W1XX QTH in South Kingstown.  Quick directions:  48 Shannock Road…it’s a right-hand turn off Rte 1 South just before the Charlestown line…then 3rd driveway on the left…best parking near mailbox and across the street…top of the driveway will be blocked by 160 antenna awaiting verticality.

The meeting is the usual 10 AM, but there will be a 160 meter vertical antenna raising at 9:30 with all help much appreciated.  Hard hats if you have one recommended.

Hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill post meeting.  There will also be a door prize.  For anyone interested there will be a tour in the woods of my 80 meter “el cheapo” 4-square antenna. If you expect to attend, post “comments” or email to w1xx [AT] cox [DOT] net  appreciated.

Hope you will all come on down to South County. 73!  — John, W1XX

Looking for CWOps Open [4 hr CW event] teammate(s) – Fri Sept 1 8pm (00z Sat) start
Looking for CWOps Open [4 hr CW event] teammate(s) – Fri Sept 1 8pm (00z Sat) start avatar

Exch: Ser # and Name, 10-160m, HP/LP/QRP, 4-hr ‘session’ only [3 sessions avail in 24 hr period].  I may just op Session 1 tonite; possibly, Session 3 as well from Sat Sept. 2nd 16z-24z. [Session 2 is from 8am-noon on Sat Sept. 2nd].

Any CW takers as additional teammate(s) from CTRI??  Shake the CW rust off and have some fun!!  Plz advise ASAP but n.l.t. 7:45pm Fri, either here or via:  wbliss1[at]cox[dot]net  so I can register a team.  TNX es 73!   Bill W1WBB

P.S.  1st post on new site — TNX to John K1JSM