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|ARRL News and Features
2023 W1OP Contest+ Operations
January VHF Contest Jan. 7
CQ 160M WorldWide CW Contest Jan. 27
Field Day SSB/CW/JS8Call Jan.28/29
MARS Armed Forces Day (AFD) Crossband Test
International Digital Contest, June 3/4
June VHF Contest, June 9/10
ARRL June Field Day Station 1 3A W1OP, June 24/25
ARRL June Field Day with GOTA Station W1C, June 24/25
June Field Day Station 2 3E W1D June 24/25
World Wide, July 8/9
ARRL/VOTA Program as W1AW/1, July 25-Aug 1
DX Contest as N1PRA, Sept 23/24
ARRL SSB Sweepstakes
Contest , Nov. 18-20
l 104th Anniversary
l 102th Anniversary
l SSB Remote RS-BA1
l Now Active on FM
and Linear Satellites
l Five-Band RI FTx
Email Award Program
l "Work RI FTx Campaign"
During Jan. 2019, W1OP
decided to jump into the new FTx World using a fiberoptic internet remote
connection to its Clubhouse and the Collins 237B-1
LPDA at the top of historic Neutaconkanut Hill about 300 ft. above
the Atlantic Ocean.
Hams have worked us on at
least FIVE DIFFERENT BANDS (in some cases as many as fifteen different bands
slots). W1OP started 2022 sending out via email our Five Gold Star, "Worked
W1OP FN41 RI FTx Five-Band Award." In three years over 10,000 Hams qualified
for this award and received it via email through a program set up by N1ET. We
closed this program down when it hit
We appreciate your help that leads to
us getting awards, as well as your participation in our special events, and
helping us build our contest scores. This enables W1OP to give back to our
worldwide Ham community by providing RI to those seeking "Worked All States"
If you want to see how many times you
actually have worked us on the different bands, you can access that information
on ClubLog available below. If you have any questions on our QSOs, we can
provide our contact records for your station. Thanks for being a Friend of W1OP
|As W1OP uses
multiple computers and a large database, we combine worked FTx files and load
them to LoTW and Club Log on a weekly schedule, more or less. Check to see how
many bands you have worked us on. If you would like an email copy of your
detailed contact info contact NE1Y@W1OP.com. We log on receipt of signal reports.
image to see W1OP's 100th Anniversary ARRL Plaque recently presented at the
Press Coverage Article
|2022 W1OP Contest+
ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan.8/9
Field Day Jan.29/30
CQ World Wide 160M CW contest Jan. 30
ARRL International DX Contest (CW) Feb. 19-20
International DX Contest (SSB ) Mar. 4-5
6M Sprint May 14
International Digital Contest June 4-5
Field Day -- June 25-26 3A at K-2868 #1 RI
Field Day -- June 25-26 W1C 3E at HQ, #5 USA
Sweepstakes SSB -- Nov 5-9
ARRL Sweepstakes CW -- Nov 19-20
CW -- Dec 4
FT Roundup -- Dec 5-6 19-20
l 103rd Anniversary
l 101th Anniversary
l Five-Band RI FTx
l Armed Forces Day
Newport Naval Radio Station Museum at Ft.
RI FTx Campaign" Continues
Total 12/25/2022 - 103,000
- RI FN41
Total 7/4/2022 - 1000 W1C - RI FN41
2021 ARRL+ W1OP Contest
Participation: ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan.2/3
CW Contest Feb. 20-21
ARRL DX SSB Contest Mar. 6-7
Part May 1-2
ARRLField Day June 26-27
CW Contest Dec. 3-5
FT Roundup Dec. 4-5
l 100th Anniversary
l 2021 Year in Review
Work W1OP FTx Contacts Campaign Continues
12/29/2021 - 74,000 - RI FN41
3/15/2021 - 4,400 - FL EL96
W1OP/P WAS Mixed, Digital,
|Why is RI so hard to work
for Worked All States?
[RI is less than a third of FN41]
l"Work RI FTx"
From W1OP FN41 RI
From W1OP/100 FN41 RI
uploaded to LOTW as of 12/21/2020, 1716+ grid
[6M, 10M, 12M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 60M, 80M, 160M]
operations launched 1/21/2019 from RI
Average FTx contacts 500/wk since
|* 2020 GOAL 40,000
|* 2020 WW DIGI Contest * 2020 ARRL Field Day * 2020 ARRL June VHF Contest
ARRL confirms that W1OP was First in RI, 2nd in New England and 27th in
the USA Multi Op for the 160M CW Contest Dec. 7-8 2019
rttycontesting.com confirms that W1OP was First in RI, and 23rd Single Op
in the USA for the FT Roundup held on Dec. 7-8 2019
Magazine confirms W1OP was First in RI, and Second in New England for the start
of the Centennial Year's World Wide 160M DX Contest.
ARRL 160 CW contest 568 QSOs, 23 countries, 118,910 score operating in
Studio B while the FT Roundup contest was operating simultaneously in Studio
First REMOTE control contest completed -- FT Roundup with 400 contacts,
45 countries. Station control was in Naples, FL using the Verizon Fios cable
W1OP has broken its QSO by year record for the
last century with 26,000+ QSOs, all modes, logged into LOTW this year.
November Sweepstakes. Multi Op, single xmit.
Particiated in the CQ Worldwide DX Contest SSB.
2nd in W1-land in the World
Wide Digi DX Contest. Ranked #80 out of 660 submitted scores world
Qualified for ARRL's Worked All States Awards for Digital, FT4 and FT8
Held Centennial Banquet at the RI Yacht Club with
members attending from around the county. Keynote speaker was
W3LPL [originally W1OP's 12-year old KN1LPL] who
used to walk to the club after school to work DX just 60 years ago.
Received a State of Rhode Island Citation from
the RI House of Representatives "congratulating W1OP on its 100th Anniversary
of providing emergency communications on a local, national and global scale to
assist the state in maintaining strong communications during national
Added second remote station for 80/160M FT8 and FT4
ARRL confirmed 17M DXCC
Started remote activation of W1OP Station and
LPDA for FT8 and FT4.
|Licensed Radio Amateurs in Service
| SATERN is the official emergency communications
service of The Salvation Army SATERN, a group of licensed Amateur Radio
Operators providing emergency communications support for Salvation Army
operations in local,
regional, and international
disaster and emergency situations.
Connected to the
Red Cross Safe and Well Program.
| The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists
of licensed Amateur Radio Operators who have voluntarily registered their
qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for
communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
| The "Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service,"
is a protocol created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the
Federal Communications Commission. RACES volunteer operators are licensed
Amateur Radio Operators certified by a civil defense agency to be able to
communicate on Amateur Radio frequencies during drills, exercises and
emergencies. They are activated by local, county and state jurisdictions and
are the only Amateur Radio operators authorized to transmit during declared
emergencies when the President of the United States specifically invokes the
War Powers Act.
The Hurricane Watch
Net is a group of licensed Amateur Radio Operators, trained and
organized to provide essential weather related communications support to the
National Hurricane Center during times of Hurricane emergencies.
1955 ... the Providence Radio Association used the W1INM call sign. In 1976 we
In 1934 the PRA moved
to 3 Valley Street in Olneyville where it was first licensed as W1INM. This
address had previously been a broadcast station complete with two 80 foot
towers. This is it!
|1-LI W1OP's Call from 1926 ... Allowed CW transmission
Providence Radio Association
Interested in our membership program?
operators always welcome
New England Digital Emergency Communications Network
Including direct access to
Amateur Radio Network
W1OP's DMR Repeater
on the New England Digital
Emergency Communications Network (NEDECN)
region-wide DMR system ...click
here for detailed information
W1OP/r 223.98 MHz
W1OP Log in
The Old Professor, September
A Special Edition highlighing the wide range of new and
traditional Ham activites our members are into: Contesting, Field Day, Parks on
the Air, STEM presentations at the Feinstein Middle School, Sattelite,
NorthEast HanXPosition Presentations, DX, New Members, VE exam proctoring ...
Test Equipment Part
( by Dom Mallozzi, N1DM )
( by Tom Greenwood, W1ER )
The Old Professor, June 2023
The Old Professor, December 2022
The Old Professor, September 2022
The Old Professor, June 2022
The Old Professor, March 2021
The Old Professor, December 2021
The Old Professor, September
The Old Professor, June 2021
K1DS explains Earth-Moon-Earth [EME] amateur comunications in this recent
presentation at W1OP.
W1OP on PBS
K1DT, David Tessitore, President of the Providence Radio
Association, speaks with Llewellyn King, host of White House Chronicle, about
the history of Amateur Radio and its impact on
[click on image for video ]
ARRL New England Division
Serving ARRL members
who reside in the New England
W1OP YouTube Videos
to Remote Stations and
now includes SSB and FTx 2022
|W1OP's Weekly DMR Net on the New England Digital Emergency
Communications Network (NEDECN) region-wide DMR system ... NE TAC1 Channel
at Sunday, 8pm local time. Visitors Welcome, N1DM net
|N1DM's Introduction to DMR Alico/Anytone
Programming Originally set up as a
this presentation outlines DMR: Programming Notes
for Anytone and Alinco Radios.
Introduction to FT4/FT8 Originally set
up as a Slide Show,
this presentation outlines a basic guide to getting
on the air in FT mode. W1OP currently uses FT4 and FT8 to provide RI contacts
to amateurs all over the world who are looking to get their Worked All States
annotated history chapter
in the History of RI
[Click on map to see GRID MAP PAGE]
|W1OP's FT4, FT8
Digital contacts from W1OP FN41 RI are
mostly remote controlled by operators in RI, MA, NH, TX, and FL. The station
uses TeamViewer, AnyDesk, or Chrome Remote Desktop for remote control of three
IC-7300's and sometimes an additional IC-706Mk2G tied into either the Collins
237-B1 Log Periodic Dipole Array[see
below] that covers 10M through 40M, an 80M Doublet, a 5 element 6M
beam, or a 73ft end fed vertical using a Icom AH-4 that covers 6M through 80M.
During the winter a 160M antenna is also available. A Verizon FIOS optical
cable provides internet connection.
requirements needed with the LPDA are handled by the autotune in the 7300 with
an average output of about 80+W. Most of the time the LPDA is oriented toward
the Mediterranean as we are located on a hill favoring the Atlantic Ocean. Our
logs reflect a very high percentage of DX because of this.
It takes about 10 minutes to turn that 3,000 lb. beam
stateside. Our software is the standard package of WSJT v2.6.1 and N3FJP
v7.0.8. Logs are loaded to LOTW and ClubLog.
Centennial Year activity was particpating in the Annual Armed Forces Day
Crossband Test using Call Sign "NAF" (with assigned Military Frequencies)
representing the original Navy NAVRADSTA (T) site in Jamestown, RI. NAF
operated on Military Frequencies and made contacts with amateur radio operators
on ham frequencies --"Crossband". The Army Military Auxiliary Radio System
(MARS) hosts the test.
Hendricken High School Amateur Radio Club W1BHX does Winter Field Day at
W1OP as part of three-event Jan. Centennial
Weekend: 1 Set Up of Ft8
FN41 Station, 2 Winter Field Day, 3 - CQ WW 160M CW Contest.
When other radio clubs were spending time working with resistors, tubes, coils,
and capacitors, members of W1OP were digging, sawing, lugging and hammering
their new Clubhouse together.
Lookups 36,000 12/31/2018
Lookups 80,000 9/9/2020
Lookups 117,000 3/1/2022
Lookups 139,000 3/23/23
W1OP/100 Lookups 8,000 3/1/2022
HQ -- Grid: FN41gt in RI
Beavertail State Park-- Grid: FN41hk in
W1OP Annotated History
W1OP History Early
signed by Herbert Hoover after WW1 in
Note to W1OP from Pres.
75th Anniversary Report 1997
ARRL Certificate of Affliation
|From the ARRL's QST:
All about "Field
Every June, hams
throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public
places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to communities and
the nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community
outreach, and technical skills all in a single event.
Some participants may also choose to
operate from home, using the exercise to develop and practice their personal
radio communications capability. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933
and remains the most popular event in ham radio. In 2022, 4,929 entries were
submitted, and there was a total of 29,679 reported participants.
The main focus of Field Day is to work as many
stations as possible on the 160-, 80-, 40-, 20-, 15-, and 10-meter HF bands,
all bands on 50 MHz and above, and to learn to operate in abnormal situations
in less-than-optimal conditions.
premium is placed on developing skills to meet the challenges of emergency
preparedness and acquaint the general public with the capabilities of amateur
radio. Many local amateur radio clubs participate in ARRL Field Day.
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