ARRL

ARRL Sections - Connecticut

Connecticut

Connecticut

Contact Information

Section Name:
Connecticut
Contact:
Betsey Doane, K1EIC Section Manager
Daytime Phone:
203-929-7759
Evening Phone:
203-929-7759
Email:
k1eic@arrl.org

Basic Information

Division:
New England
Description:

 

  

 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.

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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.

 

NTS Corner

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 k1stm@arrl.net.  

 

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.

Traffic Handlers Guide               

View the net schedules and monthly station activity reports, net reports and public service honor roll totals and make plans to participate!

 

Handy Reference

Here are some items you will use daily when you handle traffic.

ARRL Net Directory

 

 

The official NTS guide Methods and Practices Guidelines is found at http://www.arrl.org/table-of-contents-nts-methods-and-practices-guidelines.

 

ARRL Message Form

ARRL Numbered Radiograms

Various forms, handling instructions

 

Public Service Honor Roll

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.

Links:
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

Connecticut Officials

Media