The next meeting of the Newport County Radio Club will be on Monday September 9th at the Middletown ARC facility.
In addition to a short business session, Bob, WB4SON, will give a brief demonstration on the use of Anderson Powerpole connectors. If you have any equipment that you would like Powerpoles installed on, please bring it with you as Bob will have the tools and connectors available (no charge).
W1OHP, the club station of the The Amateur Radio Club for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, is now online. OHP will be very active in the Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) education program in our area.
Please check out their website at: http://www.newport1.com/
Tom took and passed his General Class exam yesterday (Aug 19th), with a perfect score! No doubt he will continue on to the Extra class segment in the future. Tom is the second member from our May Technician class to continue to improve his skills.
International Lighthouse and Lighthouse Weekend (ILLW) was held this past weekend, and W1SYE was on-the-air both days, making about 350 contacts with other stations throughout North America and Europe. Several contacts were made with other stations participating in the ILLW. Members of the public, enjoying the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum on a very nice weekend, stopped into visit, as did several members of NCRC, adding a few guest operators to the log.
NCRC member Dave Brown, KC1AAA, was there and put together a very nice picture book of the event, which can be viewed here: NCRC at Beavertail Aug 2013
Our thanks to all the NCRC members who made this event a success, and a special thanks to Varoujan Karentz, and the other members of the lighthouse board, who granted us access to the “Oil House” as an operating location, as well as use of the Lighthouse’s Vertical tower as an antenna.
W1SYE is running a special event ILLW station from Beavertail Lighthouse.
if you would like to contact us please try 20m around 14.260 MHz