Welcome to the CCDX Amateur Radio Club

With members from all over the Monadnock Region and beyond, CCDX is a general interest Amateur Radio Club based in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio, whether licensed or not.

Upcoming Events

May 2-3 - New England QSO Party - Details Here

May 13 - CCDX Meeting - See Meetings Page

 Recent News

April 28, 2015


Mike, N1MXJ shows off the 2M radio that he won
at the Contoocook Hamfest

March 31, 2015


Craig, K1QX @ Mount Sunapee. Not only is he a world class CW op, he's a pretty decent skier also.
Photo by Doug, K1ZO

March 9, 2015 -Morse Code Class - To meet the current, local interest in CW, a Morse code class in Concord has been planned to start April 4th. The classes will run Saturday morning from 9a until 11a through the month of April at the American Red Cross facility on Maitland St. in Concord. The only requirement for admission is a pad of paper, pencil and a desire to join the fun and fraternity of CW operators.

In addition to learning the code topics to be covered will be how to converse in a QSO, types of equipment, kit building, QRP operation, Q signs, CW slow speed and traffic nets, free code training software, just to name a few. Guest speakers from the area will share their own personal

If you have considered learning the code for the first time or looking for a refresher, this class is for you. By the end of the first class you will know many letters, numbers and punctuation marks.

If you have a desire to attend drop me an email K1PJS and I'll be happy to add your name to the roster.

Peter J. Stohrer, K1PJS
ARRL NH Section Manager

February 16, 2015 - ARES Meeting Saturday February 21 - As of right now the Cheshire ARES Meeting will be on Saturday February 21st at the Surry Fire Station at 11am. Rt 12a Surry, NH across from the Surry Village Charter School.

If I get a positive answer from Keene FD or Mutual Aid about a room in either of those locations before end of day Tuesday, I will change it to that location. I prefer a location in Keene as it is more central. I hope to see you all there. Larry, KA1VGM

November 13, 2014 - Added link to Membership Application on Meetings Page

September 10, 2014 - DeMar Marathon Volunteers Needed. Contact, Jim, KB1NXE

August 14, 2014 - A reminder that Annual Dues are payable at the September meeting. A bargin at only $20!

July 3, 2014 - Field Day 2014 Pictures Here

June 23, 2014 - Field Day 2014 will again be held in the field on Four Winds Lane in Walpole.

Directions: From the Court St - Maple Ave round-about follow the Old Walpold Rd approximately 4.5 miles. Shortly after passing Joslin Rd and Farm Rd, Four Winds Lane will be on the left. This is the site of the old WKNE-FM tower, which is still standing. On Four Winds Lane, take a left by the barns and the site will be in the first field on the right.

From Neil, AE1P, via the CCDX Mail Reflector -

"To the Club:

Just got word from Larry, KA1VGM, the FD field is mowed.

So we will be meeting at 0700 Friday morning, June 27th, to start setting up. I will have to leave to pick up my son in Concord, but will get as much done beforehand... Obviously....all are welcome to help that can.

 We will be AD1T, 4A,NH,  and using N1MM as the FD logger...

 We will be doing a couple different things this year...there will be no GOTA station, as there just hasn't been any participation or interest in previous years. (too bad)


I will have a tower and a tribander with a triplexer, for 3 dedicated "band" radios... Craig, K1QX, will have a dedicated 40m setup...(tower and beam)...we still need to dedicate an 80m setup....

 Jim, KB1NXE will have his "Go-Box", with a dedicated antenna, and dedicated to digital...PSK,ect . (Jim, I hope we do more RTTY this year..hint,hint).

 I will have 2 radios and 2 laptops,one for 20m ,and the other for a 6m, 2m setup.

Derek ,W1WWW, will have another radio,and Bill,N1YMP, will have his...(most likely the 15m and 10m radio's...)

For meals...Saturday will be BYOM ... (I'm planning crockpot and I bet Jim is also)...and the decision was made to have Bill, N1YMP, cook a nice Sunday breakfast for all...payed for by the club.

Ok, anyone have any other suggestions or comments, please feel free to contact me - Neil, AE1P. I will try and make the Wednesday evening VHF net on 146.805 to also discuss Field Day.

Lets all cross our fingers and just hope for nice weather...we already have the best FD site in New England.. :)"

April 12. 2014 - The CCDX ARC  made the decision last year to support the upcoming WRTC-2014 event being held in New England, by purchasing one of the Station kits at a great discount to the club.

This kit includes a 2KW Honda generator, a commercial tri-band antenna, 38' of Rohn-25, 80m & 40m dipoles, 400+ ft of LMR coax, tent, tables,lamps, and chairs. With the purchase of this kit,and the purchase of the Field Day tent last year, the CCDX ARC is well prepared for any emergency's in Cheshire County, and also well prepared for many Field day events to come.

As of last Wednesday's  meeting, on April 9th, the Club had raised $750.00 toward the purchase price of $1250.00 due on June 1st. It is my hope,that we can raise the remaining $500.00 thru donations from Club members, both present and former,so as to not take any money from the Club's general account.

Please send any donation, none to small, to the club's address:
PO Box 10661
Swanzey, NH, 03446

Again, I want to personally thank all the current and former paid members of the Club... we have done a lot, with just a little. Thank You all. Neil, AE1P

March 12, 2014 - The March meeting has been rescheduled to March 19

December 16, 2013 - The Weekly 2 Meter Net is back! - Details Here

October 28, 2013 - A Blast From The Past - 1992 Sweepstakes Phone @ WK1P (now K1PH) Thanks to Joel - WA1ZYX

September 29, 2013 - Thanks to the following for providing communications for the 2013 Clarence Demar Marathon: Jim-KB1NXE, Bruce-WA1YZN, Chuck-KA1MTM, Becca-KB1DXX, Rob-NT1Y, Larry-KA1VGM, Bill-N1YMP, Neil-KB1PNH, Derek-W1WWW, Ward-N1QVW, and Jeff-K1JWM.

July 20, 2013 - Added AD1T WRTC Log Analysis - Thanks to KA1VGM

July 17, 2013 - Members AE1P, K1QX, K1ZO, N1KWF, W1WWW and WA1YZN participated in the WRTC Station Test during the 2013 IARU Contest held July 13th & 14th. Score and Writeup - Photos - Final Results

June 24, 2013 - Field Day 2013 was an overall sucess! Photos and write-up to follow.

June 3, 2013 - A Blast From The Past 1995 CCDX Aerial Newsletter - Thanks to KA1TWX and AE1P

May 22, 2013 - June 2013 QST Cover with AD1T Field Day 2012 Photo

May 21, 2013 - Attention All Members. We have been presented with a unique equipment purchase opportunity. Please follow the link below. Note the items under "Prize Drawing". In particular, the equipment description in paragraph 2 and purchase details in paragraph 3. Any comments or questions should be addressed to Neil, AE1P.

WRTC System Equipment

May 8, 2013 - N3FJP has a new FD 4.0 version available here: www.n3fjp.com/fieldday.html

Anyone planning on bringing their own PC/Laptop should have this installed. We can finalize setup at May's club meeting. Contact Neil - AE1P with any questions.

May 3, 2013 - Congrats to two of our members for an outstanding showing in the 2012 ARRL SSB Sweepstakes which was held in November. Neil - AE1P placed first in the New England Division for Single Op Low Power and Doug - K1ZO placed first in the New England Division for Single Op Low Power Unlimited. Both ops will be receiving a plaque, sponsered by Icom America, for their efforts.

January 30, 2012 - Due to issues with "Henry" hearing our stations, we are thinking of moving our weekly net to 147.030. Also, we are still looking for more net control stations. With three or four reliable net controls, plus a backup, we could set up a schedule and really keep the CCDX VHF net rolling. Please contact Larry or Neil with your thoughts on the matter, or to volunteer as a net control.

December 31, 2012 - Doug (K1ZO) provided us with copies of the slides for his and Randy's (N1KWF) presentation on DXLabs and HFTA. You can find them on the Meetings page.

December 21, 2012 - The site now has a special "Members Only" area. If you are a paid member of CCDX, please register for a new account here. Even if you registered on the old site, you will need to register anew on this one.