Technician Class: October 5, 5:30 PM, St Lucy’s Church Middletown RI

Newport County Radio Club ( is sponsoring an Amateur Radio Technician Class at St Lucy’s Church in Middletown RI starting October 5th. Discover the fun of being able to communicate with fellow Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) in your local community or worldwide without depending on fragile infrastructure like cell phones or internet. Add Amateur Radio capabilities to enhance other hobbies like hiking or boating, and be able to communicate in times of emergency.

For more details and to register, please click here

NCRC Meeting Monday July 10, 7 PM at KVH

Happy 4th of July!

Just a reminder that we will be having our regular meeting on Monday July 10, at KVH, at 7 PM.

In addition to a brief business meeting that will review our Field Day results (record setting), there will be a presentation of a Nova movie called “Secrets of the Sun” afterward.  This movie lasts 52 minutes and is a great way to learn about helioscience (science of the sun), how Solar Flairs and Coronal Mass Ejections work, and the processes that drive them.  This is a great background for understand radio propagation as well. By the end of the movie you will understand that the news media almost always reports on Solar Flairs, but the real hard hitting punch is carried by the Coronal Mass Ejection days later.

There is a post on our website ( ) intended to stimulate some thought — will there even be a solar cycle 25?

Finally, don’t forget, our intrepid gang of Island Activators will be in the Elizabethan Island chain, and will be activating new islands starting Friday July 7.  Keep up to date with what is going on by checking our website!  (See )

Be safe, enjoy the holiday, and hope to see you at our next meeting.

NCRC Meeting Monday June 12, 7 PM at KVH


Please remember that Monday June 12 is our regular meeting at 7 PM, at KVH.

In addition to a brief business meeting, we will be discussing the final Field Day preparations.  If you haven’t signed up for Saturday’s dinner yet, or even if you know you aren’t going, we would appreciate you taking a few seconds to fill out the form on this webpage linked below.  Calling 100 members is quite a task, and those that fill in the form really help us out!  If you aren’t going type a zero 0 in the number attending field.

Field Day 2017 – Please Sign Up for Dinner Sat June 24

After the business meeting, there will be the first of a number of reviews of logging software.  Monday’s meeting will cover N3FJP’s Amateur Contact Log, which also happens to be the software we will be using at the GOTA station for Field Day.


Field Day 2017 – Please Sign Up for Dinner Sat June 24

Field Day is rapidly approaching.  It will be June 23-Jun 25.
You can find out more details about Field Day by going to this website link:
PLEASE take a moment to sign up for dinner.  Ed needs to get an estimate of those attending so he can purchase enough food.  As a reminder, Saturday Dinner is open to all club members and their families, and is free of charge.  Just let Ed know the total number coming.  You can see that there is a form on the website given above that allows you to fill in the dinner reservation electronically.  Again, that website is
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