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


2 -- State of Rhode Island

3 -- Newport County

Pota Logo on W1OP.com
W1OP Kilo Award
WLOTA Logo on W!OP.com IOTA Logo on W1OP.com US Isl Logo on W1OP.com
4 -- Beavertail
State Park
K-2868
5 -- Beavertail
Lighthouse
WLOTA L1422
6 --
NA-031
Conanicut Island
7 --
RI007S
Conanicut Island
8 -- Look for our Special Event and Field Day GOTA station --
Whiskey One Centennial [ W1C ]    June 16 to June 30, 2019
9 -- FT-8 ... WSJT-X /JTAlertX
via IC-7300 FN41
     Providence Radio Association W1OP
W1OP Centennial Year 2019 . . . Look for W1OP/100
DXCC 300+ Countries ... 5-Band DXCC 2018... FD 2018 3A #9 USA ... IARU NE Record Holder 2018
DXCC --160M ... 1st --160M ... 160M WAS 2x ... WAS Triple Play 2019 ...
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Why Licensed Radio Amateurs?

Radio Amateurs Position to Support
Emergency Communication in Tsunami’s Wake

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.


1935 through 1955 ... the Providence Radio Association used the W1INM call sign. This QSL card is from 1935.
 
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W1BHX does Winter Field Day at W1OP as part of three-event Jan. Centennial
Weekend: Set Up of Ft8 FN41 Station, Winter Field Day, CQ WW 160M CW Contest.


W1OP Centennial Dinner
September

W1OP Centennial QSL Card
NOTE: W1OP operates from various locations throughout RI, New England and Florida. Check with Operator for actual location, and  pay attention to Grid Square on Digital Modes.
[SASE Required]
WIOP QSL Card small version







W1OP/100 Wallpaper file here

W1OP Centennial Goal --
10,000 Digital QSOs







FT-8 200+ uploaded as of 1/30/19
From RI as W1OP FN41

FT-8 3500+ uploaded as of 2/15/19
From FL as W1OP EL96
[EL96 program closed 2/15/19]






















Lookups 36,000 12/31/2018
QRZ Gridmapper here
HQ -- Grid: FN41gt in RI
Beavertail -- Grid: FN41hk in RI
FL #1 -- Grid: EL96cd in Naples
W1OP/r 223.98MHz

W1OP Annotated History
1919 -- 2016

W1OP History Early Press
 W1OP's First License '1LI'
signed by Herbert Hoover after WW1 in 1926

 Note to W1OP from Pres. Clinton , 1997
 75th Anniversary Report 1997

   W1OP Photos

Boom: 63ft,   Longest Element: 80ft,   Shortest Element: 10ft,   Weight: 3000 lb,   Height at Boom: 75ft
W1OP Collins 257B-1 antennaAbout the Collins 237B-1
13-element LPDA [c 1960s]

[erected in 1982]
 Additional Photos
 Collins 237B-3 Instruction Book
 Collins HF Antennas:
    Selection and Applications 1961
 LCF12-50J
 237B Return Loss 2016 Test 1
 Zaven W1IUX [SK]


    Collins237Liason@ W1OP.com
Each Photo Below Links to YouTube Videos of Repair Work on the Beam in 1997
W1IUX Zaven with hammer on LPDA at W1OP W1IUX Zaven with coil of rope at W1OP W1OP 40 year old winch for LPDA
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