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Welcome to the ARRL Connecticut Section Web Page



CT map
Here are some links to some important resources


Who's getting it done for you?

Section Manager
Betsey Doane, K1EIC
92 Mohegan Rd
Shelton, CT
(203) 929-7759
k1eic@arrl.org

Assistant Section Manager emeritus
Al Cohen, W1FXQ
42 Jeffrey Ln
Newington, CT 06111-1616
(860) 667-2864
w1fxq@arrl.net

Assistant Section Managers
Jim Ritterbusch, KD1YV
8B Kayview Ave.
Bethel, CT 
06801-1527
(203) 837-0143
kd1yv@arrl.net

Larry Buck, K1HEJ
262 Winthrop St
New Britain, CT 06052-1623
k1hej.buck@gmail.com

Official Observer Coordinator

Chuck Motes K1DFS 
22 Woodside Lane,
Plainville, CT  06062
motesc@southington.org 860-747-6377 (night)

Public Information Coordinator
Dana Borgman, KA1WPM
72 Wetmore Ave
Winsted, CT 06098

Assistant Public Information Coordinator
Albert E Petrunti, KA1TCH
77 White Pine Rd
Torrington, CT 06790-2354
(860) 626-8572
a@petrunti.com

Section Emergency Coordinator

Wayne R Gronlund Phd, N1CLV
11 Monticello Dr
East Lyme, CT 06333-1228
(860) 441-2777,
(860) 739-6384
n1clv@aol.com

State Government Liaison
Michael J Keane, K1MK
360 Cherry Ave
Watertown, CT 06795-2818
(203) 797-5154, (860) 274-9307
k1mk@arrl.net

Section Traffic Manager

Anne M West, K1STM
42 Academy St. Apt. 102
Southington, CT 06489-3259
(860) 628-6454
annejon1@allbraille.com

Technical Coordinator
Steve Simons, W1SMS
33 Ball Pond Road
Danbury, CT 06811
(203) 733 2110
ssimons@manitousys.com

Section News  (March)

from Betsey Doane, K1EIC

Section Leaders: K1EIC SM

Assistants (ASMs): Emeritus Al, W1FXQ; Jim, KD1YV; Larry, K1HEJ

Official Observer Coordinator (OOC) Chuck, K1DFS

Public Information Coordinator (PIC) Dana, KA1WPM

Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) Wayne, N1CLV

Assistants (ASECs): Rod, N1FNE; Brian, K1BRF; Art, AF1HS; Ron, K1VSC; Bill, W1GTT

State Government Liaison (SGL) Mike, K1MK

Section Traffic Manager (STM) Anne, K1STM

Technical Coordinator (TC) Steve W1SMS

It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of Becky Gronlund, wife of our SEC Wayne N1CLV. Becky courageously fought Acute Myeloid Leukemia for the past year and breast cancer before that. She persisted through five rounds of chemotherapy, eight sessions of total body irradiation, and a stem cell transplant.

I have had many wonderful chats with Becky and some visits as well. Barb and I will never forget the wonderful time we had with both Wayne and Becky on the evening of our 65th birthday.

Please pray for the family and, if you are so inclined, the family requests that you consider making a donation in Becky's honor to the AngelRide Charitable Trust. AngelRide is a two day charity cycling event (and a lot more!) held Memorial Day weekend that supports the Hospital Outreach Program of actor Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut. The HITWG Camp provides a summer camp experience for children with serious life-threatening illnesses, like leukemia. Wayne has led CT ARES communications support for this event for each of the past 6 years. The ride is named for Angela “Angel” Uihlein who, herself, is a 10 year leukemia survivor. "Angel" actually came to visit Becky and Wayne last year at Smilow and loaned them her own prayer shawl. More details can be found at this link: http://www.angelride.org

In other news, The Greater Fairfield Amateur Radio Association will enjoy a presentation by Joel Hallas (W1ZR) on the subject of "Understanding Your Antenna Analyzer". Joel recently retired as Technical Editor of QST and author of the monthly QST column "The Doctor is In". Joel has written more than 150 articles for QST and authored a half dozen books on technical topics of interest to amateurs. His most recent book is "Understanding Your Antenna Analyzer".

Joel's presentation will describe antenna analyzers, what they do and how to use them. There will be time for Q&A. The meeting will be April 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM. in the Annex Building at the Fire TrainingCenter.

Members of the Candlewood ARA recently enjoyed a presentation by Mark Spencer WA8SME where he discussed the impact of micro-controllers and APRS in Amateur radio today. When Mark was a new ham, single side band (SSB) was emerging as a new mode that eventually would impact the very nature of ham radio. Today Mark sees micro-controllers as having the same impact in the future as SSB had in our past. Every electronic device that we use (including our ham radios) have multiple micro-controllers that are integral parts of their function. His presentation emphasized how micro-controllers in conjunction with APRS can open a whole new world of ham radio to you.

Mark focused on some examples that illustrate the connection between ham radio and micro-controller programming. Although certainly not a tutorial on programming, he illustrated some of the things that are possible once you understand some programming fundamentals. Using ham radio APRS and micro-controllers as the common themes and connection, Mark demonstrated how APRS can be used to control a robot (both terrestrial and in water) and also how APRS can be used to data link information collected by environmental sensors carried aboard water and air borne buoy packages.

Mark runs the teachers institutes sponsored by the Educational Activities Department at Headquarters. I have enjoyed several chats with Mark about teaching and I can tell you, he is wonderfully creative and a wonderful teacher. Thank you for your continuing work Mark.

Did you attend the digital training workshops recently? Would you like practice in digital comms? To help support efforts to get more amateurs involved with digital modes, Michael Adams, N1EN, has started distributing the Connecticut Digital Bulletin, a short weekly digest summarizing on-air and local activities, prepared to make sure that interested hams have something in their digital inboxes. The bulletin is sent out approximately weekly on packet and Winlink, and Michael is willing to pass it along via other digital means if a sked can be arranged. To subscribe or to contribute to the bulletin, please contact N1EN via winlink, packet, or email (mda@n1en.org).

About 20 NTS ops from the VHF nets got together this past Saturday at Paul’s Restaurant in Cheshire for breakfast! STM Anne K1STM, NM Ethel KB1NMO, NM Mike W1MCT, ASM Larry K1HEJ and your Section Manager were leaders in attendance. Bill KB1UAU, Assistant NM of the Nutmeg VHF Traffic Net and Ethel coordinated the event. My twin Barb K1EIR and I met many of the newly licensed ops as well as longtime traffic handlers. Really, it was a wonderful get together.

And so were the two hamfests a few weeks ago! The ECARA and Southington flea markets were very successful. An emergency personal commitment kept me from attending the ECARA event but I saw quite a few ops at Southington who attended who told me what a great time they had! Congratulations to both the Eastern CT ARA and the Southington ARA on once again providing events to bring ops together to enjoy the fellowship Amateur radio provides us all. Wayne and I want to publicly thank ASEC Rod, N1FNE for chairing the annual ARES Forum.

The 40th Eastern VHF/UHF Conference sponsored by the Northeast Weak Signal Group will be held all weekend April 11-13 at The Baymont Inn and Suites, 20 Taylor St., Manchester. To make reservations for lodging call 860-643-5645. They promise great food and hospitality Friday night and wonderful talks, lab testing and terrific commoraderie Saturday and Sunday! For details go to http://www.newsvhf.com/vhfconf.html. I’ve been to their conferences and the talks are truly wonderful. If you haven’t gone, do something new and treat yourself to some good teaching with professional presentations, and meet enthused ops who will warmly welcome you to the world above 50 MHz.

The annual RASON auction will be held on April 26 at the Gales Ferry Firehouse, 1772 Rt. 12 starting at 9:00 a.m. Talk-In: 146.730 & 449.725 (PL 156.7) N1NW rptr system. More details to follow next month.

Attention Sky Warn ops! You have two opportunities this Spring to get newly trained or update your training from the NWS.

On April 17 from 7:00-10:00 p.m., go to WFSB Rocky Hill for training—contact EC Sky Warn Hartford/Tolland Counties Roger K1PAI for info. Here’s a note from EC Sky Warn Northern Fairfield County Roger NG1R. NWS, Upton will be holding a Skywarn training class at Western Connecticut State University at 7:00 pm on April 29. Here are the particulars:

*Danbury, CT (Fairfield County)* Western Connecticut State University 181 White Street Danbury, CT 06810 (Science Bldg. Room 125. Left of the main entrance of the atrium)

Here is a link to see more classes and to register for one of them:

http://www.weather.gov/okx/SkywarnTraining

I encourage anyone who has not had training within the last three years to sign up and take one of these courses.

Upcoming Exams: Many thanks to the clubs and groups for sponsoring these opportunities to get licensed or upgrade. Walk-ins are allowed for these sessions—no need to register ahead of time. Good luck!


4/05 9:30 A.M. Stamford Government Ctr 4th floor cafeteria; Stamford
ARA
4/06 10:00 a.m. Eels Hill Milford; Coastline ARA
4/08 7:00 p.m. Thomaston Town Hall; Northwest Amateurs
4/10 7:00 p.m. Trumbull; http://441700.org/CRTC/crtc.htm; CT Regional
Test Center
4/12 9:00 a.m. ARRL Hq Newington sponsored by NARL
4/12 9:00 a.m. Washington Fire Station, Washington Depot; Northville
ARA
4/15 7:00 p.m. Portland Senior Center; Middlesex ARS
4/16 10:00 a.m. Eels Hill Milford; Coastline ARA
4/18 6:00 PM American Red Cross Farmington; Insurance City Repeater
Club
4/18 6:00 PM Wethersfield Police Dept.; Charter Oak VE Team
5/04 10:00 a.m. Eels Hill Milford; Coastline ARA
5/08 7:00 PM Trumbull http://441700.org/CRTC/crtc.htm; CT Regional
Testing Ctr
5/10 9:00 AM ARRL Hq; Newington Amateur Radio League
5/13 7:00 p.m. Thomaston Town Hall; Northwest Amateurs



ARRL Connecticut Section

Section Manager: Betsey M Doane, K1EIC
k1eic@arrl.org
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CT STEM Academy Contacts International Space Station via Ham Radio

By Al, N1API
The Meriden Amateur Radio Club, held a successful ISS event at the SCOW center in Wallingford, Connecticut on Saturday January 18th, 2014. The STEM, (Science - Technology - Engineering - Mathematics), Academy Students of Wallingford got to ask Astronaut Koichi Wakata from The Japanese Space Agency about 15 questions concerning life and activities aboard the International Space Station.

MARC members participating in this event were K1SEZ Paul Ciezniak, N1ZN Savage Jim and N1API Al Kaiser. Also present were Betsey Doane K1EIC the Connecticut Section Manager and WA1SFH Doug Sharafanowich the Connecticut EC.

Chris Stone a teacher at Pond Hill School in Wallingford conducted the event for the STEM Students. Other invited guests were present from Meriden and Wallingford and spoke after the event.

The students talked by Telebridge to K6DUE the Amateur Station at Goddard Space Center in Maryland where they were phone patched through a station who was in contact with the ISS as it passed over the East Coast of the United States. The total time of the contact was about 10 minutes and just before the ISS went below the horizon the whole room of about 80 people shouted "arigato" in unison to Koichi, which means thank you in Japanese.

Photos on the Photos Page, or link directly there.


[Ed:  Al provided a link to a youtube video of the event .  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuEUSnaVQGA .  Photos to follow.  ]


New Training Pages on CT ARRL Section

We are introducing a new set of informal training pages here.  We hope you will find them  informative as well as enjoyable.  The first page is a short piece about Tactical Callsigns by our own SEC, Dr. Wayne Gronlund, N1CLV.  Watch this space for future pieces on various topics.  If you have an article that you would like to share here, please email to Training Coordinator Rod Lane, N1FNE@arrl.net



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Section Manager's blog appears on CT section of ARRL site

See some very interesting short items and links at http://www.arrl.org/groups/view/connecticut

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Mailing lists, blogs, and podcasts are good sources of ham info
by Dan KB6NU


Whether
you're a newcomer or an old-timer, the Internet is possibly the best way to learn as much as you can about amateur radio. On the Internet, you'll find many, many ham radio mailing lists, podcasts, and videos. In essence, these resources give you access to hundreds, if not thousands, of Elmers.

One
mailing list that I always suggest to new hams is the HamRadioHelpGroup (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HamRadioHelpGroup). The purpose of this group is to help "those who are interested in getting started in Amateur Radio or upgrading their license." This mailing list has a good mix of beginners and experts, and most questions are answered quickly and correctly. One thing that I really like about this group is that the moderators do a good job of keeping the discussions on track, and will squelch them when they stray off topic or threaten to turn into flame wars.

In
addition to the HamRadioHelpGroup, you might also want to join a more targeted mailing list. For example, if youre interested in learning Morse Code (hint, hint), you might join the SolidCpyCW list (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SolidCpyCW/). If you just bought a Yaesu FT-60 hand-held transceiver, you might want to join the FT-60 list (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FT-60/). Chances are that no matter what your interest, theres probably a mailing list to discuss that interest.

I
m subscribed to a lot of amateur radio mailing lists and could probably spend most of my day just reading and replying to them. In order to get the most out of them, without them taking away from my on-air time, I only read those threads that I am really interested in, and even then, I quit reading them once they have started to drift off-topic. I also un-subscribe myself from lists that cover topics that Im no longer interested in.

Blogs, podcasts and videos
In
addition to getting on a few mailing lists, you might want to read a few blogs and subscribe to podcasts. These are also great sources of information about amateur radio. I blog about amateur radio at www.kb6nu.com, and lots of hams find it a good source of information. You can find a list of other ham radio blogs that Id recommend on my home page.

Podcasts
are also a good source of information. One podcast that you might want to check out is the Practical Amateur Radio Podcast (http://www.myamateurradio.com). Since 2008, Jerry, KD0BIK, has been producing PARP, and currently has more than 50 different episodes online. For other podcasts, consult the list on Jerrys home page.

Finally,
there are literally thousands of amateur radio videos on the net. On YouTube alone, there are approximately 32,000 of them. The American Radio Relay League has its own channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/ARRLHQ), but perhaps the most popular amateur radio video channel is the K7AGE channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/K7AGE). K7AGE has more than 6,200 subscribers and his videos have garnered more than 2.1 million views!

Whatever
source or sources of information you select, remember to not let them take up too much of your time. Ham radio is about more than just reading, listening, or watching. Its about doing!

(
When he's not answering yet another e-mail, Dan blogs about ham radio at www.kb6nu.com, teaches ham classes, and ragchews on 30m and 40m CW. You can e-mail him with comments or questions at cwgeek@kb6nu.com.)


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Calendar of events

During the move of our internet host, we upgraded the Web Calendar to the most recent version.  It has some new features, but nothing daunting.  Give it a try - post your upcoming events for all CT hams to see.

The WebCalendar is designed so that club officials, section leadership and other hams may post events for public viewing.  Follow this link for instructions.


Section News  (February)

from Betsey Doane, K1EIC

Section Leaders: K1EIC SM

ASMs W1FXQ Emeritus;     KD1YV, K1HEJ;     OOC K1DFS;
PIC KA1WPM;         SEC N1CLV:
ASECs N1FNE, K1BRF, AF1HS, K1VSC, W1GTT;
SGL K1MK;         STM K1STM         TC W1SMS.

Have you seen ARRL’s video? Don’t miss it: ARRL at 100: A Century of Ham Radio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JerSTUDqI7s&feature=youtu.be. Congratulations to all involved. Allen Pitts W1AGP created the script and produced the video and Al Petrunti KA1TCH did the video production. You’ll hear the enthusiastic voice of QST managing editor Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY narrating. You’ll see lots of familiar ARRL staff included so be sure and check it out. It’s wonderful!

You will also enjoy reading PIO W1AMJ Peter Miller’s very fine article in Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/article/arrl-to-celebrate-100-year-anniversary-with-hartford-gala-event. Remember to keep up with convention news at http://www.arrl2014.org.

Calendars are filling up as spring approaches. Spring will really come although some of us think this winter will never end. Sunday, March 9 is the date of an important meeting for repeater owners and trustees. Come to the meeting of the Ct Spectrum Management Association 10:00 a.m. March 9 at the Manchester EOC 321 Olcott Street and hear about the new on-line database into which repeater owners and trustees will manage their repeater coordinations. This is a very important meeting because you will need the information CSMA wants you to have. If you are a member of a club or group with a repeater on the air, please encourage the appropriate people to attend this meeting. I’m excited about the new database because updates will be easier and the info for all involved will be right at hand. As I’m sure you know that spectrum is at a premium so it’s important for our coordinating body to always have current information.

CSMA president Paul N1TUP writes: “Find your way to I-384 in Manchester - From I-84 or I-291, signs will direct you to I-384. Take exit 1 (Spencer Street) from I-384 and at the end of the exit turn east toward Manchester. Down the hill turn left at the traffic light (gas station on the corner) - This is Olcott Street – take the first driveway on the left – sign says “Public Works” – driveway is about ¼ mile long. On weekends you may park by the front door, enter through the front door, walk or ride to the second floor. You will see the EOC straight back.

Dana, KB1AEV, our lead coordinator, will introduce and demonstrate the online system we will be using, going forward to manage the ham radio coordination's here in Connecticut. Responses from those who have had the opportunity to try this system have all been very positive. Repeater owners/trustees will be using this system to manage their coordination(s). This is an opportunity to get your questions answered and test-drive the new system.”

In just a few weeks, you can get out to two flea markets. On Saturday, March 15 ECARA is holding their annual flea market and VE session in Dayville at St. Joseph’s Church hall, 350 Hartford Pike (rt. 101), Dayville 8:00 a.m. to noon. Admission $3. There will be a raffle of a Yaesu mobile and HT so you won’t want to miss that chance. Come on out and say hello; the weather hopefully will be just right.

The next day March 16 is the Southington Flea Market at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant Street 8:00 a.m. to noon sponsored by The Southington Amateur Radio Association. Doors open at 8 a.m., vendors arrive at 6:15 a.m. At 11 o’clock, there will be the annual ARES meeting—come to the meeting and talk public service! Table spaces $15 before the day of the flea market, $20 on the Sunday the 16th. If you bring your own table, then space is $10. General admission $5, children under 12 free. Talk-in 147.345 (PL 77), 145.49 DV, 444.25 DV.

Exams for all license classes will be given, reservations preferred, walk-ins welcome; e-mail Norm w3iz@arrl.net. See the full flier at http://www.chetbacon.com/flea2014.pdf.

Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike KI1U will be the guest speaker at the NARL meeting March 3. He will speak about some details relating to the club’s participation at the Centennial convention July 17-19.

Mark WA8SME spoke at the most recent meeting of the Candlewood ARA about his seminars he does for teachers and other related topics. Mark’s creative work in the Educational Activities Dept. at ARRL has proven to be really successful. Teachers get to learn about activities they can do to enhance their classes and expose students to the world of wireless communications and Amateur radio.

Jon N1BDF will give a presentation on Virtual Radar which was shown in QST of January 2014 pages 38-42. He will show those who attend what is needed and how to do it.

The Meriden Club has their web site back on line with new content. Check out http://www.w1nrg.com.

The ICRC provided communications for the Boy Scouts 42nd annual Klondike Derby at the J.N. Scout Reservation in Ashford. It was a 2-day event at which experienced and new members worked together. Club members enjoyed making HF contacts during free time in the evening!

QCWA is looking for members. Have you been licensed for twenty five years? Then why not join the Nutmeg Chapter of The Quarter Century Wireless Association. You and your spouse or friend can attend quarterly meetings, meet new people and enjoy talks of interest to all. For further information, contact k1mQ@arrl.net. Their next luncheon is on May 10, at Tommy’s Restaurant Saybrook Rd., Middletown, the day before Mother’s Day. The speaker will be Aaron Elson, author of three books on tanker crews during World War II. He writes for the New Britain Herald and the Newington Town Crier. Barb and I attend often; the meetings are fun with good conversation, speakers and food! So mark your calendars for May 10. Thanks Al W1FXQ for continuing to recruit speakers for programs.

Upcoming exams:

  • 3/02 10:00 a.m. Coastline ARA Club House Milford; Eels Hill

  • 3/08 9:00 a.m. ARRL Hq Newington sponsored by NARL

  • 3/08 11:30 a.m. Stoney Hill Firehouse Bethel; Candlewood ARA

  • 3/11 7:00 p.m. Thomaston Town Hall; Northwest Amateurs

  • 3/13 7:00 p.m. Trumbull; http://441700.org/CRTC/crtc.htm; CT Regional Test Center

  • 3/16 10:00 a.m. Southington Hamfest Southington High School; Southington ARA

  • 3/18 7:00 p.m. Portland Senior Center; Middlesex ARS

  • 3/19 10:00 a.m. Milford; Coastline ARA Club House Milford; Eels Hill Rd.

  • 3/21 6:00 p.m. Wethersfield Police; Wethersfield VE team; Charter Oak Radio Society

  • 3/21 6:00 p.m. American Red Cross Farmington; Insurance City Repeater Club

  • 4/06 10:00 a.m. Coastline ARA Club House Milford; Eels Hill

  • 4/08 7:00 p.m. Thomaston Town Hall; Northwest Amateurs

  • 4/10 7:00 p.m. Trumbull; http://441700.org/CRTC/crtc.htm; CT Regional Test Center

  • 4/12 9:00 a.m. ARRL Hq Newington sponsored by NARL

  • 4/12 9:00 a.m. Washington Fire Station, Washington Depot; Northville ARA

  • 4/15 7:00 p.m. Portland Senior Center; Middlesex ARS

ARRL Connecticut Section

Section Manager: Betsey M Doane, K1EIC
k1eic@arrl.org
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QNI Newsletters

Traffic handlers will find this interesting.  This is a new newsletter edited by James Wades WB8SIW.  This is in PDF format.

QNI Newsletter December 2012

QNI Newsletter October 2012

QNI Newsletter September 2012


What is NTS?  What are nets?  What is traffic?

These questions are answered in this very nice guide written by Mark W2EAG and is used here with enthusiastic permission.  There may be a couple of inconsistencies as some time has elapsed but they can be handled on a case-bycase basis.  The material is well written and represents a great deal of work by an avid traffic handler.  I hope it is useful to you and that you enjoy the content.  Traffic Handlers Guide


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NTS Picnic Pictures on this Web Site

See some photos of hams having a great time at the annual Eastern Area NTS Picnic held at the QTH of Betsey, K1EIC.  Follow this link to the Pictures Page

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National Traffic System (NTS) Corner

NTS MONTHLY REPORTS

CT Section

Submitted by: Ann-Marie, K1STM

Month: March, 2014


Station Activity Report

CALL

ORIG

RCVD

SENT

DLVD

TOTAL

NM1K

103

86

113

3

305

K1HEJ

0

50

69

4

132

KB1NM9

0

30

8

3

41

K1STM

0

29

2

7

38

K1MLG

0

7

6

4

17

Public Service Honor Roll

CALL

1

2

3

4

5

6

TOTAL

K1HEJ

40

40

30

0

0

0

110

NM1K

40

40

20

0

0

10

110

KB1NMO

40

40

20

0

0

0

100

K1STM

19

38

20

0

0

10

87

K1MLG

40

17

20

5

0

0

82

Net Statistics

NAME

SESS

CHKINS

TRFC

NM

ANM

CN

14

15

2

WA1GGN


CPN

30

145

49

N1DIO


ECTN

31

280

30

W1MCT


NVTN





KB1ZBH

Wescon

31

403

122

KB1NMO

KB1BSK



Schedule of NTS Nets


NTS Nets Day (s) Time (local) Freq/offset/PL NM QTH
CT Phone Net (CPN) M - S 1800 Local 3.973 Mhz
None / none
N1DIO Gilford
CT Phone Net (CPN) Sun. 1000 Local 3.965 Mhz
None / none
N1DIO Guilford
CT Net (CN) Sa-Su only
1900 Local 3.533 Mhz
None/none
WA1GGN West Haven
Western CT Traffic Net
(WESCON)
Daily 2030 Local 147.18/+600 141.3 KB1NMO Prospect

Daily 2030 Local 147.12/+600 141.3 KB1NMO Danbury

Daily 2030 Local 145.41/-600 141.3 KB1NMO Vernon
Eastern CT Traffic Net (ECTN) Daily 2100 Local 146.73/-600 156.7 W1MCT Norwich
Nutmeg VHF Traffic Net (NVTN) Wed
2130 Local W-M 147.09 +600 110.9 KB1RGQ Glastonbury
Nutmeg VHF Traffic Net (NVTN)
Thu through Tues
2130 Local 146.685 -600 141.3 KB1RGQ Bristol

ARES CT REGION NETS








Net Frequency or System Day Time
HF Admin Net (SSB) 3.964 Mhz. During Activation During Activation
State wide VHF (FM) KB1AEV – N1FNE – NA1RA System Sunday &
during activation
8 PM Local
as needed
Region 1 (FM) 146.775 – 600 Khz PL 100,0 Hz 1st Monday of month 8 PM Local
Region 2 (FM) 147.505-1Mhz PL 77 W, Haven Monday 7:45 PM Local

145.290 – 600 PL 110.9 Hz Killingworth Monday 7:45 PM Local

446.925 – PL 77


Region 3 (FM)
KB1AEV – N1FNE systems
Every Monday

8 PM Local

Region 4 North (FM)
147.225 + 600 Khz
PL 156.7 Hz
Brooklyn
Every Wed except 1st Wed 8 PM Local
after weather net

146.400 simplex 1st Wed 8 PM Local


Region 4 South
147.060 + 600 Khz
PL 156.7 Hz,
Salem


Every Monday


8 PM Local

Alternate
146.970 Mhz
PL 156.7 Hz.
New London



When needed



When needed

Region 5 North
Na1RA – KB1AEV system
Wed Night

7 PM Local


Region 5 South
147.300 + 600 Khz
PL 100.0 Hz
Danbury

2nd Wed of month

8 PM Local

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