After a very cold few weeks I think a bunch of us are ready for Spring already. Here are some things going on to take our minds off the cold:

#1 – RASON AUCTION – Saturday April 21, 2018 – Same auction place! Same auction time!

Click here to check all the details on the RASON site.

#2 – Technician Class – Started in January the class is reportedly very well attended and going great. Expect to hear some new callsigns on the air late winter/early spring!

#3 – RASON Meeting Update – Just a note for everyone, RASON meetings now start at 7:30pm

And if you really enjoy thinking about warm weather, start thinking about Field Day 2018 — June 23-24, 2018!




Sorry to bring up the Holidays so early but it is for a good cause!

#1 – New Annual Holiday Party Details:

2017 Christmas Holiday Breakfast Buffet

Where:   The Restaurant at River Ridge Golf Course

         259 Preston Ave.

         Jewett City, CT  06351

          Exit 22 (old exit 85) off I-395 to CT Rt. 164 South.

When:    Saturday, December 16, 2017,  10:00am EST

Cost:       $25 per person

Menu:     Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Eggs Benedict, Danish Pastry, Fruit Salad

               Sausage Garvey, Toast, Biscuits, French Toast, Coffee, Tea, Juice & Omelet Station!

RSVP:    On or before Dec. 8th send your check made payable to RASON to:

               Chip Griffin, N1MIE

               1672 Glasgo Rd.

               Griswold, CT  06351

               Please include your name, call sign and the names of any guests.

Each person attending will be entered into a raffle for amateur radio related and general interest door prizes.

UPDATE: For children 10 years old and under the cost is $12.

#2 – Christmas Eve Net:

The Christmas Eve Net is scheduled for 10PM on Christmas Eve (December 24th) on the N1NW repeaters. I thought the time was listed somewhere here but I could’t find it.


Sorry for the delay…


Saturday at 8AM for sellers, 9AM for buyers, 10AM start.
October 28, 2017

Check out the Tri-City Auction Flyer for more information (including a partial equipment list).

Don’t forget: $2.00 at the door, bring cash, and park around back!


The fox hunt has been rescheduled for Saturday November 11, 1PM.

Sunday at 1:00 PM
October 29, 2017

Meeting place:
I-395 Exit 14 Norwichtown
Commuter Lot just west of I-395
Norwich, Connecticut


I know you’ve heard the ghostly whispers so here is the information:

The yet-to-be-named fox hunt is scheduled for

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM

and will occur in the New London County area.

Additional information will be coming out very soon.


I wonder if I could make a lot of money selling directional antennas at the auction the day before? Just kidding! 🙂


… to start thinking about Ham Radio during the holidays!

The annual Holiday Brunch is coming up so mark your calendars!

WHEN: Saturday, December 16, 2017
WHERE: River Ridge Golf Course (259 Preston Rd, Jewett City, CT 06351)
COST: $25 (more information on where to send it coming soon)

And soon after the brunch we have the Christmas Eve Net.

WHEN: Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24, 2017)
WHERE: 146.73 Mhz (-) and 449.725 Mhz (-) tone 156.7 Hz and Echolink node 711268.
COST: $0

Fall Events

Just a heads up for everyone on upcoming Fall events. I know the site has been a bit quiet lately.. so..

First just a quick comment about the Simplex Net. We did have a second Simplex Net in August which worked pretty much as expected but we did get a check-in from Westerly which was good to hear.

Now on to the events…

Technician Amateur Radio Class
DATE: Weekly on Wednesdays from September 27, 2017 to November 15, 2017
TIME: 6PM to 8PM
WHERE: Montville High School
INSTRUCTOR: Larry Wolfgang
COST: $99 (This fee includes the book, exam, and NLAED fees, New London residents get a $5 discount)

New London Adult Education:

Tri-City Auction
DATE: October 28, 2017
TIME: 8AM for sellers, 9AM for browsing, 10AM the auction starts
WHERE: Gales Ferry Firehouse (click here for map)
COST: $2.00 at the door plus cash for the (new to you) toys!
TALK-IN: 146.97Mhz tone 156.7Hz

Tri-City Amateur Radio Club Website: