Local Club Meetings

Local Club Meetings

Connecticut Rhode Island (CTRI) Contest Group


CTRI Contest Group

Dear CTRI Members:

Last month, the CTRI club resumed in-person meetings at the North Kingstown Free Library. Warm sentiments of coming together after the extended hiatus were evident, and the group was unanimous in its desire to continue regular, in-person meetings. I have taken on the responsibility of booking the meeting room as long as it continues to be available, but the online reservation system only provides a window of 90-days in advance. I will discuss optimum dates with Bill, W1WBB to schedule meetings in order to avoid prime contesting weekends as we have always done, and I will book the room when the window opens. At this point, we have the following dates confirmed. All times are 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Saturday, January 22, 2022
Saturday, March 12, 2022

I will also continue to send out an email blast to the membership from the web site for those who have not subscribed to the groups.io reflector. I look forward to seeing everyone again in January, and happy contesting.

Charlie, K1ECU

If you have any questions, contact Charlie 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  Contact : Bob Jones, WB1P  E Mail: wb1p@arrl.net  Tel: 401-333-4787

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


They meet at Living Faith Christian Church 1201 Greenwich Ave. Warwick, RI on the First and Third Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. In the upstairs room.  And have zoom meetings when  they don’t meet in person.  Contact Dave Nelson for zoom meeting information.

Contact:  Dave Nelson, WV1H



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