This coming weekend is Field Day!

To quote the ARRL “Field Day is ham radio’s open house.”

Want to know more? Check the ARRL website.


Through the sponsorship of the Tri-City Amateur Radio Club (W1QV) as well as the coordinated efforts of RASON (N1NW) and SCRAMS (W1NLC), South East Connecticut’s Field Day location will be in Ledyard, CT.

Location: Ledyard Fair Grounds @ 740 Colonel Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, CT

Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25

See also the Tri-City ARC website: http://www.qsl.net/tricityarc/


Museum Ships Weekend


Check this website for more information: http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/

Also head down to the USS Nautilus museum which will be operating as N1S during this fun radio event!


Ham Radio Exam Session

June 17 2017 @ Norwich Free Academy 9:30 AM


Some news a few months early (better than a few days late!)…

If you missed the RASON Auction I do feel bad for you… it was quite an experience… but don’t worry…. the Tri-City Auction is scheduled for October 28, 2017. Plenty of time to get ready!

Also don’t forget the DMR REGION 4 net on the CT ARES DMR Network channel TAC4 on Wednesday (first Wed of the month!) at 8:30pm local.

RASON Auction & O’Niantic 5k

Got too few ham items in the shack? Time to fix that!

Got too many ham items in the shack? Time to fix that too!

It’s RASON Auction time!

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Gales Ferry Firehouse
(1772 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT 06335)

UPDATED March 7: Auction site opens for sellers @ 9AM and buyers at 10AM.

UPDATED April 13: Open to sellers @ 8, buyers @ 9, STARTS AT 10!

Don’t forget about the door prizes and bring $5 for admission!

For more information, check out the RASON Auction 2017 page.

Want to get your license or upgrade before the auction? There is an exam session scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Red Cross building in Waterford at 6pm (and then stay for the Tri-City meeting at 7:30pm!)

It is also almost Spring, which means… the O’Niantic 5k is just around the corner!

Operators who would like to help out should contact W1GTT.  Check out the CT ARES REGION 4 CALENDAR for more information.

Tri-City Auction

Attention! The Tri-City Amateur Radio Club is hosting an auction!

DATE: Saturday, October 29, 2016

WHERE: Gales Ferry Firehouse

TIME: Doors open @ 8am, Auction starts @ 10am

Admission fee is $2.

Sell your unwanted radios/gear or bring some cash and get a new (to you) one!


Groton Fall Festival

CT ARES (Region 4) and New London County amateur radio will be showing off its stuff at the Groton Fall Festival again this year. Look for the large orange MCU trailer with the antenna on top!

I spent the day there last year and it was a great experience. Lots of local organizations to check out as well as food to eat.

WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 11 am- 5 pm

WHERE: Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton, CT. (150 Fort Hill Rd)

More information about the festival here: https://www.mysticchamber.org/events/groton-s-fall-festival