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)

Congratulations BHHS/SMBVA on Successful ARISS Contact

With usual precision, Mike K1NPT, guided Bishop Hendrickson High School and Saint Mary’s Bay View Academy students through a successful contact with Italian Astronaut Paolo Nespoli, using the radio station of Claudio IK1SLD in Italy via Telebridge.

Approximately 400 students at BHHS and another 500 at BVA saw the event live.  Other joined in via a live stream to see history in the making.

Molly asks a question during the BHHS/BVA ARISS Event. Event Manager Mike K1NPT to her rightLocal station WLNE-6 news had nice coverage of the program here

YouTube video of Q&A Period here

BHHS ARISS Contact Thursday Nov 30 at noon.

Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA — currently aboard the International Space Station — is scheduled to talk to 16 lucky students from Bishop Hendricken High School and St. Mary Academy – Bay View this Thursday Nov 30th at noon.

Paolo Nespoli

RI students and the general public are invited to watch the livestream of the event starting at 1140AM via

Claudio, IK1SLD,  will be operating the ground station and linking to Bishop Hendricken via telebridge.  The student questions are expected to begin around 12:04PM.

Bishop Hendricken is expected to become RI’s first high school to have such a contact. 

This opportunity comes from the volunteers at Rhode Island STEAM Academy who view early and regular exposure to STEAM problem-solving as critical to the growth of Rhode Island’s economy.


Congratulations to New Hams

The following folks just obtained their license after the latest NCRC Technician Class.  Two also took and passed their General: Richard KC1IPJ and Matthew KC1IPD

David KC1IPA
Raymond KC1IPC
Matthew KC1IPD
Brian KC1IPE
Peter KC1IPF
Heather KC1IPG
Denise KC1IPH
Richard KC1IPJ
Allan KC1IPK
Hayden KC1IPM
George KC1IPN
Stephen KC1IPO
Robert KC1IPQ
Charlie KC1IPR
Anita KC1IPS