1 -- W1OP [ with W1C ] ARRL Field Day, June 22-23, 2019
[DX DAY Fri., June 21]

2 -- State of Rhode Island

3 -- Newport County

Conanicut Island >

W1OP Kilo Award
4 -- Beavertail
State Park
5 -- Beavertail
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Whiskey One Centennial [ W1C ]    June 16 to June 30, 2019
W1OP Centennial Year 2019 . . . Look for W1OP/100
DXCC 300+ Countries ... FD 2018 3A #9 USA ... IARU NE Record Holder 2018
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Why Licensed Radio Amateurs?

Radio Amateurs Pitch In
to Help as Major Coastal Storms Hit Northeast

Emergency Communications in Rural Maine
"...that's when amateur radio comes into play."

Hawaii's Communication Breakdown
-- How Going Ham Could Save Us
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," 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 Hurricane emergencies.

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 Photos from ARRL Field Day 2016
 ARRL Field Day 2016 Drone
 Working on the Main Tower LPDA
 Some Collins LPDA History at Beavertail

W1OP Photos

W1OP Videos
 Field Day 2017
 JUNGLE CLUB 2017!!!
 NAQP 2017 with IC-7300
 NAQP 2016

 Field Day 2016

 Field Day 2010 #1 [Just a couple bunches of guys and a Six-Element Beam]
 Field Day 2010 #2 [attaching a large beam to an Army Mast]
 Field Day 2010 #3 [Mercedes Beam Drop]
About the Collins 237B
13-el LPDA [c 1960s]

[erected in 1982]
 Additional Photos
 Collins 237B-3 Instruction Book
 Collins HF Antennas:
    Selection and Applications 1961
 237B Return Loss 2016 Test 1
 Zaven W1IUX [SK]

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[Photo; KC1GDO working with 5 of 13 elements shown]
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