Help ASA With School Club Roundup

6th grader Breena talking to ham radio operator Lou in Florida on Monday and now wants to earn her license.

N1ASA, All Saint’s Academy in Middletown, requests the favor of a contact with them this Thursday and/or Friday between 4 and 5 PM to help them with their “School Club Roundup”

Students will be listening to 146.550 MHz simplex and mapping all the towns they contact using their 2 meter station.

You can also contact them Thursday/Friday between 1:30 PM and 5:15 PM on 40 meter or 20 meter voice/PSK.

23 ASA students are currently enrolled in a Ham Radio class and hopefully will be licensed by mid June.  The School Club Roundup contest is a great incentive for them to continue their hard work.

Nice time at BVARC Consortium Meeting Jan 2nd

Bob, WB4SON, attended the BVARC “Consortium” meeting held last night.  A well-attended forum for new hams, last night’s meeting was on QRP.

Frank, W1EYH, describes a QRP GoKit (1.8MHz to 900MHz)

The Consortium meeting was well attended with 38 people listening to Frank’s presentation

About the Consortium:  Jim K1GND and Bob W1YRC host a monthly basic radio tutorial event that they call “The Consortium“. They meet at the Asia Grille at Lincoln Mall on Rte. 116 in Lincoln, usually on the first Monday of the month.  Meetings start at 6:30 PM, however, people start arriving after 5:00 PM for dinner before the meeting.  Guests are invited.

NCRC Attends CT-DSTAR Group Breakfast

Pete, W1LAB, Ted, W1GRI, and Bob, WB4SON attended the CT-DSTAR Group breakfast yesterday in New Haven CT.  The CT group has been very supportive of us over the years, always quick to offer advice.  They operate the W1HDN DSTAR repeater in West Warwick as well as many other machines in CT.


On left: Fran, Bob, Jon, Ray, Jess. On right: Bob, Ted (Pete taking photo)


Fox Hunt Finishes at Beavertail

The NCRC Open Fox Hunt has finished at Beavertail.  A total of FIVE hidden transmitters were placed throughout the park.  Multiple teams of hunters braved brambles and cool sea breezes to find the Foxes.  From setup to takedown, the event took about 4 hours.

Congratulations to Paul, N1PSX, and Steve, KC1AQQ, who finished with the best score.

Many thanks to Jim, KA1ZOU, for organizing the event and to all those who participated.


Evil Jim, KA1ZOU, rides off to place the hidden foxes (music from Wizard of Oz playing)


Fox Control — Coordinating the activities


Two Pauls: Paul N1PSX on the left, and Paul K1YBE During setup

Fredette Brothers Paul and Dave using a HandiFinder to hunt

The Fredettes, Paul and Dave, using a HandiFinder to hunt