Author: kb1ray


Sorry for the late posting of this, but…. *deep breath*

JUNE 7 UPDATE: HE Net will now be on 97 as the primary and 67 as the backup.

When work or other conditions affect the 97 repeater to the point where it cannot be used, we will switch back to 67.

June 1 (Friday) Evening – Twilight Trail Run. Contact N1CLV for info using his call at MAC.COM. Or just stop by and check out the run itself!


June 2-3 – Museum Ships Weekend – Technically starts Friday evening (0000 Zulu Time). Check out N1S at the USS Nautilus Museum next to the Sub Base.


June 2 10AM – SKYWARN class in Salem, CT – Be sure to register below!


June 10 – Mystic Triathalon – Contact N1CLV if you can help out.

June 23-24 – FIELD DAY! 

Waterford – Tri City Amateur Radio Club at Jordan Greene Park

REMINDERS: The TIPS Net is back in action. Join them on the 147.06 repeater in Salem on Wednesday evenings (June 6, 13, 20, 27)  at 7PM. The current backup for the net is the Waterford repeater 146.97.

Also, don’t forget the ARES REGION 4 DMR net happening the first Wednesday of the month (June 6) at 8:30PM local on the ARES DMR network talkgroup TAC 4.



WHAT: The Training Information and Public Service (TIPS) Net

WHO: The Tri-City Amateur Radio Club invites all amateurs

WHERE: 147.060 repeater in Salem (positive input with 156.7Hz tone)

WHEN: Every Wednesday starting May 23, 2018

WHY: This will be a net where amateur radio related questions may be asked, and will be especially suitable for those new to the hobby. Any questions people would like to submit in advance should be either emailed to or mailed to Tri-City ARC, PO Box 552, Groton CT 06340.


Thanks to Tim for the above information!



After watching all (well, a good chunk at least) of the equipment changing hands at the RASON auction this weekend it got my brain into Ham Radio Mode and I couldn’t help but think:

It’s getting warmer… that means…. Museum Ships Weekend is quickly approaching!

June 2 & 3rd, 2018

This fun communication event (not a contest!) includes ships and operators from around the world!

More info on the NJ2BB website:


There is a SkyWarn class being held next weekend in Manchester. Here are the details I received:

Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Manchester RCC
321 Olcott St
Manchester, CT
The morning session is full. An afternoon session has been added.
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration is Required via Eventbrite at the following link:


Thanks go to Kevin for forwarding this information.



As the wonderful season of Spring seems to hide from us, here are some quick ham radio updates/reminders:

RASON AUCTION – Still scheduled for April 21, 2018. Check out the RASON Website for more info.

TECH CLASS – A very successful Technician class in Ledyard has concluded. Congratulations to the new Techs (and some Generals)! Hope to hear you on the air soon!

GROTON REPEATER – Work is being done at SCRAMS’ Groton repeater site by a GFA contractor to identify and eliminate interference. One part of this process has required them to turn off the CAT controller. What this means is that the repeater may sound and act a bit different. For example there is no output tone anymore. If you use Tone Squelch (tone on input and output) you will have to switch to tone only on input or the repeater will sound very quiet to you.

RESOURCES – Do not forget to check out the W1OEM ARES Region 4 Calendar and the CT ARES Discussion List


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!