QRZ KE1S Update
QRZ KE1S Update avatar

Greetings all

I made the suggested changes to the KE1S QRZ biography especially the QSL info. I thought I would also add some biography info. So I pulled some of the info off  the Home page of this website. However, I noted that the information on this page is pretty out of date and needs revision. It is great history but not relevant today. An it is a tad too long. Anyway,  I am not ready to revise it on my own but suggest that it should be a kind of group effort.  As a starting point I edited it somewhat for QRZ. I am sure this can be improved upon! So take a look at KE1S on QRZ and see what you think.

Meanwhile, I also added the club website link.

BTW, I will also notify the W1 Incoming QSL Bureau not to process incoming QSL cards for KE1S.


Jim KS1J





It was cold in the shack despite the heater going so I operated about 8 hours. I couldn’t tell if conditions were good or bad since my tower was cranked down so had to depend mostly on the verticals. I find this contest tougher on the ears than even CW since the diddles are so monotonously (sp?) the same.

I heard only W1AN and never did work another RI station!


73 Jim KS1J

Anyhow, here is my score:



Call: KS1J

Operator(s): KS1J

Station: KS1J

Class: Single Op LP


Operating Time (hrs):



Band  QSOs


80:   47

40:   74

20:  154

15:    8

10:    0


Total:  283  State/Prov = 47  Countries = 15  Total Score = 17,546


Club: CT RI Contest Group

KE1S QSL avatar

Still waiting for LOTW certificate. I sent an inquiry to the League asking where it might be. I may have to do it over again.

Meanwhile I have received a request for a KE1S QSL Card for a QSO on May 28 at 0708 on 80 meters CW. Any idea who used the call then? We have had the call assigned since 2/2/16.

Next question – What do we do about QSL Cards? I suggest we order 100 or so for the time being. Not sure if we want to use the WA1RR design with a just a change in call to KE1S.


Jim KS1J

New Junior Op
New Junior Op avatar

We have a new junior op. Molly passed her Technician test today! It will be about two weeks before she gets her call and license. For the time being she will be operating from KS1J. If I were to guess, I think it will be mostly CW. Hmmm, I wonder how long before she gets her General and I can set up a multi-op!


Jim KS1J

Congrats W1XX W1AN
Congrats W1XX W1AN avatar

Just got my January CQ mag where the results for the 2015 CQWW VHF Contest were posted.

John W1XX (3rd ) and John W1AN (2nd) for USA all band standings!

Congrats to both for a great showing!!

Jim KS1J

Youth avatar


A little more background on todays discussion.

Here is my original email to Bob on the subject. (I replied to the wrong email and subsequently sent it direct to him).

Note this was in response to the following email Bob had sent to his list of RI hams. (So you CT guys didn’t get it). It was *not* a Division meeting but a prep meeting for the semi-annual Board of Directors meeting.


I am planning to attend the New England Cabinet meeting in Springfield on

January 9th. Our Director, Tom K1KI typically holds an all-day meeting a

week before the regular semi-annual ARRL Board of Directors meeting. Tom

invites all New England Section Managers and ARRL affiliated club Presidents

in addition to other division leaders. At the Cabinet meeting, participants

may bring up timely topics to discuss and possibly move K1KI to bring them

to the Board’s attention. Do you have issues that you would like me to bring

to the meeting? Please e mail your suggestions and questions to me at

w1yrc ASAP.

I promised you a short Activity Report this month and I intend to keep my

promise. Sincere wishes from your ARRL staff workers for a wonderful

Christmas and happy, healthy and DX filled New Year. Thank you for your

support this year. I’m hoping for more of it in 2016. See you next year….


Question on NPOTA credit
Question on NPOTA credit avatar

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


Jim KS1J

From: Bob Beaudet [mailto:w1yrc@verizon.net]
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 3:18 PM
To: ks1j@arrl.net
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



Web: www.arrl.org


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

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


KO1H needs help
KO1H needs help avatar


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


From Alfa to Zebra
From Alfa to Zebra avatar

Hi All

If you turn to page 25 of the latest CQ Magazine (November), you will see a whimsical article presenting my daughter’s take on the phoenetic alphabet. If you have a spare copy that you would like to donate to me, I would greatly appreciate it! Mine got kinda wrinkled by our friends in the USPS.


Jim KS1J