The first reports of Amsterdam Island QSOs happened this morning. Signals have been heard at 3 to 6 S units above the noise level on 17, 20, and 30 meter bands here in RI during the afternoon. The pileups this early in the game are huge and rude. However there is an excellent chance that we will be able to work Amsterdam Island easily. Three club members (that we know of) have worked FT5ZM to date. Good luck!
The next meeting of the NCRC will be held at the VFW Post, 52 Underwood Ln, Middletown, RI 02842.
There will be a brief presentation on the W1AW portable operation that is active in all 50 states this year (and coming to RI on July 23 and August 12). In addition we will be distributing a survey of proposed meeting presentations for the coming year.
We will also discuss our planned activity list which includes a “Worked All Rhode Island Islands” award (great for you boating hams), Field Day, and JOTA. ILLW will probably be covered through one of the WARII weekends.
See you Monday at 7 PM