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|Centennial W1OP Activity 2019
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
CQ 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.
DXCC count hits 150 Countries confirmed.
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
Verizon Fios installed fiber optic cable
currently with 100M UP and 100M DOWN. Expandable to 1G.
appears W1OP has broken its QSO by year record for the last century with
26,000+ QSOs, all modes, logged into LOTW this year.
in ARRL November Sweepstakes.
Multi Op, single xmit.
From Nov. 1 through Dec. 6 W1OP/100 logged 3928
QSOs and 115 countries.
milestone of 20,000 digital contacts from RI and closed down our special event
Hit milestone of 16,000 digital contacts from RI as we
started to use our special event call W1OP/100 to wrap up W1OP's 100th
Particiated in the CQ Worldwide DX Contest SSB.
milestone of 13,000 digital contacts from RI running heavily on DX FT4.
Scored 2nd in W1-land in the World Wide
Digi DX Contest. Ranked #80 out of 660 submitted scores world wide.
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
Surpassed the 1,000 confirmed countries on different bands
mark to qualify for the ARRL DXCC Challenge Award
second remote station for 80M FT8 and FT4 using TeamViewer
10,000 Digital contacts from RI -- FT8 and FT4
ARRL confirmed 17M DXCC
Annual Delegation to the Boxoboro ARRL New
England Division Convention
Started remote activation of W1OP Station and
LPDA for FT8 and FT4 via TeamViewer software and JetPack.
Parks on the Air has accepted our 2019
logs for their database. This is the second year for W1OP in the POTA program
with just over 5,100 total contacts from Beavertail State Park K-2868.
in the World Wide Digi DX Contest
using FT4/FT8. Cabrillo log filed.
7,500 Digital contacts from RI -- FT8 and FT4
charter signer of the 3905CC WAS net in 1977, checked into that net with
priority status as a "Charter Signer." The Net is a carry over of a net used
during the 1976 ARRL promotion of the the Bicentennial signing of the
Declaration of Independance in 1776.
conducted a well attended 2-hour course on DMR and programming consultations.
Started FT4 operations as FN41 via WSJT-X v2.1.0.
Operation for the IARU World Campionship event.
3A Field Day operation on Conanicut Island
Activation of Beavertail State Park K-2868 for Parks on the Air [POTA]
RigPi Station Server arrived and scheduled to be tied into the 237B-1 by late
October to allow remote access to station.
Centennial mid-term target of 7,000 Digital Radio Contacts. Goal is 10,000
contacts by end of year.
Weekly Operations Net via DMR on the New
England Digital Emergency Communications Network (NEDECN) region-wide
DMR system ... NE TAC1 Channel at Sunday, 8pm local time. Visitors Welcome.
Multi-band, multi-station simultaneous operations started on
DXCC 30M confirmed ARRL, 5-Band DXCC plaque now updated.
Digital confirmed ARRL
Forces Day (AFD) Crossband Test using the Call Sign NAF from Beavertail.
"The Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) hosts the AFD Crossband
Test to test two-way emergency communications between military communicators
and radio stations in the Amateur Radio Service."
Delegation Trip to help at NEAR-Fest, the
New England Amateur Radio Festival in Deerfield, New Hampshire
"multi" operations in Studio A using a combined mix of SSB and FT8 stations
New England QSO
Party contest [ and Special Event ] using Centennial Call W1OP/100
130ft 80M doublet erected at 60ft with help of tennis cannon
of W1OP's 5-Band DXCC Award Plaque from ARRL with
additional 160M band endorsement
European FT8 Club's FT8 DX
Day run on site by the Bishop Hendricken High School Amateur Radio Club --
CQ World Wide 160-Meter Contest, CW
ARRL Sweepstakes -- Phone
ARRL 160-Meter Contest
IARU HF Championship
International Grid Chase activating EL96 on FT8
America QSO Party
|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
| 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
| The "Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service,"
RACES 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
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
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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
Introduction to FT4/FT8 Oringinally set
up as a Slide Show,
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 Awards.
ARRL NEWS Contest
2020 FT4/FT8 Campaign "Work RI"
From RI as W1OP
-- 35,000+ uploaded
as of 7/6/2020. 1574 grid squares
[6M, 10M, 12M, 15M, 17M,
20M, 30M, 40M, 80M, 160M]
FT8 operations launched 1/21/2019 from
[Click on map to see
GRID MAP PAGE]
|W1OP's FT4 and FT8
Digital contacts from W1OP FN41 RI are
mostly remote controlled by operators in RI, MA, and FL. The station uses
AnyDesk remote control of two IC-7300's tied into either the Collins 237-B1 Log
Periodic Dipole Array [see below] that covers 10M through 40M, or a 65ft 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
Whatever matching 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, N3FJP, and JTAlert. Logs are 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.
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.
In 1957, 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.
W1OP Centennial QSL
operates from various locations throughout RI, New England and Florida. Check
with Operator for actual location, and pay attention to Grid Square on Digital
W1OP/100 Wallpaper file here
Lookups 36,000 12/31/2018
Lookups 68,000 5/1/2020
HQ -- Grid: FN41gt in RI
Beavertail -- Grid: FN41hk in RI
FL #1 -- Grid: EL96cd in Naples
1919 -- 2016
W1OP History Early
signed by Herbert Hoover after WW1 in
W1OP from Pres. Clinton , 1997
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