Just a quick reminder for everyone:
Despite what Mother Nature is telling us, Spring is right around the corner!
That means the RASON Auction is quickly headed our way.
Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ the Gales Ferry Firehouse – $5 admission
More info on their website: http://www.rason.org/rasonauction2019.html
Now that we are into November it is time to get ready for the annual Ham Radio Holiday Party!
WHEN: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: River Ridge Golf Course, Jewett City, CT
COST: $25 per person by December 11, 2018
MORE INFO: For payment info and menu, visit:
Since the weather decided to heat back up, so will the announcements!
#5 – Just a quick note that we are back on the Groton 146.67 repeater as the primary.
#6 – Do not forget about the TIPS Net – every Wednesday at 7PM on the 147.06 repeater! There have been a lot of very interesting and helpful discussions.
#7 – The weekly casual Ham Breakfast on the weekends has been scheduled!
Starting Saturday, September 8, 2018
From 9 – 11 AM
At the Uncasville Diner
884 Norwich New London Tpke Uncasville, CT 06382
As the weather begins to cool down….. *cough*….. I said COOL DOWN……. AHEM…..
Well anyways here are some quick updates:
#1 Work is going to be done on the Waterford repeater so keep the Groton repeater on your mind if you dont hear us!
#2 There is a Technician class scheduled for this fall.
Wednesdays, Sept 12- Nov 14 (~10 weeks)
6-9 pm @ Groton Senior Center
Age: 14 and older
#3 Tri-City Auction is also coming up fast:
Saturday, October 27 2018. More details to follow!
#4 If you like food do not forget about the Traffic Handlers Breakfast
Saturday, September 1 at 10 AM
Paradise Pizza in New Brittain, CT
Please let Mike (W1MCT) know if you are attending.
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 email@example.com or mailed to Tri-City ARC, PO Box 552, Groton CT 06340.
Thanks to Tim for the above information!
Local Skywarn training is back!
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00AM
Salem Town Hall
270 Hartford Road
Salem, CT 06420
REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Click the link below!
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: http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/
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
321 Olcott St
The morning session is full. An afternoon session has been added.
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
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