The New England Wireless and Steam Museum willbe open each weekend for the summer season. There are also several eventsscheduled and possibly more in the planning stage.Below is the information I have at the moment:

June 4 – Oct 1 open all summer on Sat., 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
June 11. Car Show, museum also open: Flyer link: Proceeds (donations) benefit museum. $12 admission is paid by antique car participants.
June 25 &  26 ARRL Field Day . Fidelity Amateur Radio Club
July 23 Special Event 100 years RI broadcast stations 12 pm to 3 pm. Amateur Radio Operators welcome. See ARRL Special Event Page for details.
Oct 1, Yankee Steam-Up. All wireless exhibits also open. New England Wireless & Steam Museum – A Non-Profit • Public • Educational • Engineering Museum


Good Morning fellow ARRL members: 

Once again, we have received a clarification of FCC’s ruling  MD
Docket No. 20-270 . 
As detailed in the latest ARRL letter, the $35 fee will NOT apply to
license upgrades. 
It will only apply to new licenses being issued and renewals of an
existing license. 
Upgrades from Technician to General or Extra and upgrades from General
to Extra will NOT carry a fee. Becoming a VE will not carry any fee
because it is not an FCC action. 
ARRL Letter may be found at . 
Sorry for the confusion. 

ARRL Rhode Island Section
Section Manager: Robert G Beaudet, W1YRC


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There’s a Saturday morning ham radio breakfast at 8 AM weekly at the Uncasville Diner on Rt. 32 in Uncasville, CT… no meeting, no agenda, just a bunch of amateurs and their friends and family members gathering for conversation and good food.  We meet in the Sun Room in the back of the restaurant, located at 884 Norwich – New London Turnpike.  For questions call Kevin, KA6PDG, at 860 886-0762