Next Meeting September 9 at ARC Middletown

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).


Beavertail Lighthouse Activation

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.