John (K1JI) and Charlie (N1RR) operated from a defunct broadcast tower site for the 160M contest last weekend with much success! Hopefully more to come from this site!
Last Friday, John (K1JI), came down to troubleshoot Steve’s (KC1I) amplifier that he has been working on very diligently!
The W1AQ is back at it’s old location and up and running. There are some sensitivity issues that K1JI is working through but hopefully we can get some resolution. Frequency is 147.33 and tone is 173.8.
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
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.
We had a great Christmas Party at W1AQ in early December, with a wonderful cake done by KC1I. It was all with great laughs and lots of fun. Everyone brought tons of food for our pot luck dinner. Thank you for all that came!
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!
As the year is coming to a close we finished out the year with the W1AQ Christmas Party. We had great attendance this year with with 13 people showing up with food. So much food was eaten and laughter shared! We started to plan some contests to operate as well and started to look forward in planning future events.. We are looking to also operate Winter Field Day on January 20 and the North American QSO Party on February 23-24. We are looking for operators to help assist in this event so we can get these going. Thank you all for your attendance!