Hams in RI Reminded – no Handheld Devices While Driving Starting June 1

Beginning June 1, 2018, drivers in Rhode Island are forbidden to use ANY handheld device while driving.  This currently includes handheld radios and even microphones typically used by RI hams.  It is a $100 fine for violating this new law, although first time offenders who can prove they have ordered a hands-free device after their offense but prior to paying the fine, may have the fine suspended.

Many states exempt the use of hand-held microphones by hams, but this exemption did not make it into the RI law.


New Member Applicants

Please keep your ears open as we have 19 new hams that have filled in applications for membership.  They all have UV5R HTs, have been trained on operating procedures, and many have been heard on W1SYE.  After joining the club, our membership will stand at 110.

Steve N3VHI
Matthew KC1IPD
Heather N1NJK
Denise K1WIN
Allan KC1IPK
Ashley KC1ITC
Hayden KC1IPM
George KC1IPN
Steve KC1IPO
Robert KC1IPQ
Charlie KC1IPR

Winter Field Day

Winter Field Day is right around the corner!

Last year NCRC placed 1st in the country and would like to do it again.  Please reach out to Paul N1PSX, if you would like to participate in this exciting winter event.

Winter Field Day is on January 27/28 2018 and is similar to summer field day.

The Consortium – Jan 8 2018 – Digital Modes

Jim K1GND and Bob W1YRC host a monthly ham 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.

The next event on January 8th will be on Digital Modes and will be given by Mike K1VI.

(ED: I’ve been to a couple of The Consortium meetings.  They are well worth your while, well attended, and the food is great)