- Section Name:
- Chuck Motes, K1DFS
- Evening Phone:
- New England
Welcome To The Connecticut Section of the ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio (TM)
Find out how you can get involved by viewing the narrated Power Point and learn about The ARRL Field Organization. If you wish, you can use keyboard shortcuts to clickable links: alt-n for next, alt-p previous, pause the audio with alt-a and replay with alt-l.
Get the latest monthly Section news and other important info and news at the CT Section Page: http://ct.arrl.org
View and post Section events on the Section calendar.
Find a club near you at http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club
Get current ARES and digital info at the Connecticut ARES® Web page http://www.ctares.org.
Attention new hams: Want to see some videos about ham radio? Go to the K7AGE Channel where you will find lots of information. Watch for more sources in a few days.
you can apply for an ARRL station appointment. Program leaders are members of the Section manager’s cabinet and are shown on this page and in most issues of Section News available to members through email.
We're looking for volunteers in Fairfield County to become official observers. For guidelines and form to apply see http://www.arrl.org/official-observer-1.
The National Traffic System dates back to 1939 when George Hart, W1NJM skillfully created a way to route messages across the country in 24 hours. In Connecticut, we have nets that meet daily to handle traffic into and out of the Section. You too can get involved by contacting Section Traffic Manager Anne West K1STM firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-by case 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.
View the net schedules and monthly station activity reports, net reports and public service honor roll totals and make plans to participate!
Here are some items you will use daily when you handle traffic.
The official NTS guide Methods and Practices Guidelines is found at http://www.arrl.org/table-of-contents-nts-methods-and-practices-guidelines.
If you’re an NTS operator or an ARES volunteer, you can be recognized on the Public Service Honor Roll by filing a report with your Section Traffic Manager at the beginning of the following month indicating your service. For many years, this was known to be an NTS-only award but categories for ARES participants were added some years ago so do file a report and be recognized! Read all about it at http://www.arrl.org/public-service-honor-roll.
- The CT Section Page, CT ARES Web Page, American Council of the Blind Radio Amateurs, TIPS Net, Linked Repeaters in CT, New England Repeater Directory
Assistant Section ManagerJames F. Ritterbusch KD1YV
Public Info CoordinatorDana A. Borgman KA1WPM
Section Traffic ManagerAnne M. West K1STM
Technical CoordinatorSteven M. Simons W1SMS
Section Youth CoordinatorDouglas Sharafanowich WA1SFH
Assistant Section ManagerBetsey M. Doane K1EIC
Assistant Section ManagerWayne R. Gronlund N1CLV
Section Emergency CoordinatorGary Michael Walters W8ZY
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