Local Club Meetings

Local Club Meetings

Connecticut Rhode Island (CTRI) Contest Group


The CTRI Contest Group has suspended in-person meetings until the Corona virus situation has stabilized

The CTRI Contest Group will meet on Saturday, March 14 at the Peacedale Library in South Kingstown, RI at 9:00 AM.
CTRI is made up of active, enthusiastic hams whose love of contesting, DXing and socializing. As active contesters, they regularly appear at the top of the local and medium club category listings for various ARRL and CQ contests. CTRI is a “no dues” club. The dues you pay are the help you provide to other members, the scores you contribute, and the events you take part in! So whether you’re new to amateur radio or an experienced contester, we’d love to have you on our team. Drop us a note to K1ecu@arrl.net or visit our web site at www.ctri.club

Associated Radio Amateurs of Southern New England


The Associated Radio Amateurs of Southern New England are one the very few groups in the area to own a club house which features a full HF operating station. This group sponsors the 147.330 repeater and has been active since 1926. We would love to see new faces on Friday evening’s at 7:30pm for our general gathering’s. The official meeting are always the 2nd Friday of the month. For club details, please contact Steve KC1I at kc1i@arrl.net  or 508-642-5582

Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club


The Consortium which was conducted at the Asia Grille by members of BVARC was halted last year because of Covid restrictions after 14 years of operation. The Consortium provided basic radio training, the sort of basic learning that we old timers obtained while studying to obtain our licenses. The made-easy methods of learning material needed to pass Tech through Extra tests did so without teaching much regarding why things worked as they did. I’m pleased to report the return of the Consortium. Unfortunately, the Asia Grille cannot accommodate us due to some internal logistical problems at the present time but the Manville Sportsmen’s Club, 250 High St, Manville is willing to provide us with quarters for October, November and December. It will be determined at
the end of that period how and where the Consortium will continue.
During the Covid time out, study material was provided by e mail, which
is not as beneficial but is useful and hopefully welcome.

Meetings are held the last Monday of every month at 7:30pm at Slatersville Congregational Church, 25 Green St, Slatersville, RI. Visit their website at www.w1ddd.org for more information

The Newport County Radio Club


The Newport County Radio Club meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 PM. (If that Monday happens to be a legal holiday, then the meeting will be held on Tuesday). Meetings are held at the KVH Manufacturing Facility, 75 Enterprise Drive, Middletown, RI.

Contact Jack K1IG at 401-683-2250 or e mail k1ig@verizon.net or visit their website at www.w1sye.org for more information.

The Fidelity Amateur Radio Club



Was at the CCRI Warwick campus.  They are looking for a new location . They are doing zoom meetings. Contact Dave, WV1H for more information.

Contact:  Dave Nelson, WV1H

EWG Amateur Radio Club


The Exeter-West Greenwich Amateur Radio Club is intended to promote an understanding of amateur radio communications and to foster education in amateur radio in STEM.

We are seeking volunteers to serve as mentors and control operators on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at Metcalf School in Exeter. If you are interested please contact Jeremy Taylor at k1jst@arrl.net or 401-484-0484