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.


Know someone (maybe you?) who wants to become a ham radio operator that missed the last tech class?

Give them an early holiday present… the information for a new tech class!

This one starts Thursday January 5, 2017 and is being held in Ledyard, CT.

More information about this class can be found on the Ledyard Parks & Rec Website

Note: Horizontal Engineers is not affiliated with the class, we just like getting the word out there!

2016 Holiday Brunch

Save the date! The annual holiday brunch will be:

Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the River Ridge Golf Course located at 259 Preston  Road, Jewett City, CT 06351 from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.

The cost is $25 (same as last year) and checks can be made out to SCRAMS and sent to SCRAMS, PO Box 1174, Waterford, CT 06385 Attn: Christmas Brunch

Info updated November 1, 2016.

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



Do you not have your Technician ham radio license? Tired of listening to the Horizontal Engineers and not participating? Do you have a friend or family member looking to become a ham?

Not a problem! There is a Technician class scheduled!


WHO: Anyone who wants to become an amateur radio operator.

WHAT: Technician (entry) level licensing class

WHEN: September 12, 2016 @ 7pm

WHERE: Red Cross building in Waterford, CT