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Hop River Radio Club (K1HRR) is an ARRL affiliated radio club dedicated to public service and promotion of amateur radio.

What’s Our Story?

Hop River Radio Club (K1HRR) was formed in Andover, CT in September 2015 when several local HAMs decided a local area amateur radio club could help boost interest in the hobby and provide a central meeting place to talk about and play with radios.

Former President Mike Donnelly, K1DIQ graciously provided the use of his antique 1700's guest house as the meeting place for K1HRR. In the fall of 2016, the foundation for the club tower was poured, and after many months of work and countless donations to the club by club members and other amateur radio operators in the community, the station went live on the air in July 2017, making its first DX contacts from Spain and Costa Rica!

Regular Meetings

The Hop River Radio Club meets regularly once a month.

Business meetings: Second Tuesday of the month 6PM - 8PM, Andover Gazebo (17 School Rd)

Fun Meetings: Included in the business meeting, and on an as-desired basis.

Anyone interested in amateur radio, whether licensed or not, is welcome to attend!

Meet the Board

Alexander Sixbey, N1SIX


Steve Veci, NK1V

Vice President & Treasurer

Travis Anderson, N1TAA

Secretary & Technology Coordinator

Mary Duval, K1MTD


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K1HRR News and Events

2020 Presidential Updates

Jan. 11, 2020

The Hop River Radio Club announces a change in club presidency. Steve Clark, N1AD has stepped down as president.

Vice President Alex Sixbey, N1SIX has stepped up to fill the position.

Hop River Radio Club Presidential Change

January 1, 2019

The Hop River Radio Club announces a change in club presidency. Former President Mike Donnelly, K1DIQ, has stepped down from the position. We thank Mike for all his hard work in getting the radio club and the station where it is today.

The radio club welcomes member Steven Clark, N1AD, as the new President.

Amateur Radio Technician Class

Jan. 4 - March 1, 2018

The Hop River Radio Club is pleased to offer a nine week course in amateur radio basics, principles, and practice to anyone wishing to become a HAM! Classes will occur every Thursday from 7PM - 9PM starting January 4th and culminating in the technician class exam on March 1. The cost is $50 which provides all course material and exam fees. Please contact instructor Bing Bowen at 860-742-8251 for more information and to sign up.

K1HRR Grand Opening

Sept. 5, 2017

The Hop River Radio Club will meet on Tues., Sept. 5, at 7 p.m., at 25 Hebron Rd., Andover. for its official grand opening! There will be a ribbon-cutting celebration to officially open the club station, K1HRR. The club extends its thanks to all who assisted in making the station possible. Any ham radio operators, and anyone interested in radio, is welcome to attend the meeting. Finger foods and cake will be served! Call president Mike Donnelly at 860 742-7427 for more info. 

Contact Us

Andover CT
United States 06232

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