An ARRL-affiliated club- Dedicated to the advancement of amateur radio and providing education in electronics and amateur radio license classes




    WHAT:  The Great 2016 “GO BOX” Competition

                    ALL Hams Welcome to Enter!

    DATE:   Sunday, October 16, 2016

    Hours:  8:30 am – 10 am

    Sheraton Four-Points Hotel, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT

    Get organized to “Go Portable”!
    – Eliminate the last minute hunting for gear before leaving.
    – Banish the frustration of not having what you need at the operating site… because it is still back at the home QTH.

    The “Go Box” is probably the best way to organize your radio equipment for those times when you want to (or need to) “Grab-‘n-Go” for Portable Operations such as:

    – Day Trips
    – Weekend Get-Aways
    – Vacations
    – Public Service Events
    – ARES Drills/Exercises
    – Real World Disasters


    Don’t have a “Go Box”?
    Get Started and Build one!  

    – You’ll be glad you did.  😉

    Sponsored by: CT ARES – Region 2 


    Douglas Sharafanowich – WA1SFH

    District Emergency Coordinator, Region 2

    Connecticut Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CT ARES)




  • The Charter Oak Radio Society has canceled the CW class. This class was canceled due to lack of interest.   There was only one person who signed up for the class, even through many people expressed interested in a CW class. The CW Instructor team does encourage people to learn CW; there are links to learning CW on the links page.

    Also if you know of anyone interested in a Technician Class the same thing send a email.

  • The Charter Oak Radio Society is in the process of developing a Morse Code Training Course. This course will consist of, Classroom time, On the Air training, and on-line training. As this course is developed the content will be published here, The Society hopes, that you enjoy this course. When the course is fully developed, by the education team, the syllabus will be posted. Hope you will join us
  • The Charter Oak Radio Society is proud to announce that the ARRL General Class Power Point Presentation is now available for ARRL registered Instructors to download. It can be found on the Instructors Resource page, of the ARRL web site. Instructors click on the following link to locate this Power Point Presentation. (General Class PPT) Look for the Charter Oak Radio Society announcement.
  • The Charter Oak Radio Society has put up a link for anyone interested in a basic electronics course online. please go to the Elmer/mentors page and go to the basic Electronics course and follow the link.
  • The Charter Oak Radio Society, as a public service, republishes the CT. Section news unedited. This can be found in the Members News section.