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W1AQ VE Session Saturday April 1st at 9:30AM

W1AQ will be holding another VE session on Saturday April 1st at 930 AM at the radio clubhouse on Kelley Ave in Rumford, RI. Walk ins are welcome but please feel free to schedule with us here on Facebook so we can get a headcount.

We’d also like to thank all those who came out for our last session and congratulate all of those with their new/upgraded licenses!

Please reach out to [email protected] for questions or to reserve a spot.

Tyler KB1VYI

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Field Day! This Weekend 06/23 – 06/24.

This weekend is Field Day Weekend! W1AQ members will be teaming up with Fidelity Amateur Radio Club and operating from Slater’s Park at the Northern Entrance near Pawtucket Country Club. Arrival time is 9:00 AM Saturday and operating starts at 2PM on Saturday. We invite all hams and interested parties to stop by to operate or learn more about the hobby. Field day is the most active amateur radio contest that practices emergency communication setup in response to state and national emergencies. We will be talking with people across the country who will be partaking in the contest.

We hope to see you there! 73 de KB1VYI

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Field Day 2019!

W1AQ is currently planning field day 2019!  This years Field day will take place from June 22 to June 23.  We plan to operate from Slaters Park in the Marconi Gardens at the Northeast entrance of the park near Pawtucket Country Club in Pawtucket, Rhode Island  We are looking forward to setting up the tower and teaming up with the Fidelity Amateur Radio Club to operate.  Interested in operating or learning more about Ham Radio? Stop by to see morse code operators, voice operators, and digital operators make contacts across the world in Ham Radios most popular products.

W1AQ Operates as VQ5Q in Turks and Caicos for 100th Anniversary!

W1AQ will be celebrating it’s soon to be 100th anniversary with a DXpedition down to Turks and Caicos. The call sign will be VQ5Q. Operation starts tomorrow, April 20 and Ends April 26.

The 3 person operating team will be operating SSB, CW, and FT8. More details to come as operations commence.

Special QSL cards will be create to commemorate the event.

NE QSO Party Operating and Winter Field Day Results

W1AQ will be participating in operating NE QSO Party from the clubhouse on May 5th (Sunday) at 10AM.  We are looking for members or anyone who is interested in participating in operating the contest that day.  Band conditions still do not look favorable but we are hoping there is some opportunity to operate the contest.

KB1VYI and KB1QWO operated from the shack for winter field day this year, only putting in a couple hours worth of contacts.  They logged 121 SSB contacts that day with fairly favorable operating conditions across the band with no shortage of people to work on the bands.  It was a bit chilly, even being inside the shack though!