We don’t yet have a specific date, but likely Friday, August 7th, we will be taking the 145.475 repeater off the air, while the radio shack is replaced with a new building. We don’t yet know how long it will be before we can return the machine to service.
Greg Archer – WØATZ hosts monthly events with Front-Range Hams. There is now a private facebook group for those HAMs wanting to keep up on the next event, share opinions, advertise gear for sale, or advertise the next meetup. Mountain High Ham
As reported at QRZ:
The ARRL Board accepted the final band plan of the Band Planning Committee.
Final Band Plan:
- Bottom of Phone band moved from 3.600 to 3.650-WB (Wideband) and ACDS (Automatic Controlled Digital Station) defined – 3.600-3.650
- Technicians given 3.900 – 4.000 phone and image
- WB/ACDS defined 7.100 – 7.125 (No more unwritten rule Novice CW segment!)
- Technicians given 7.225 – 7.300 phone and image
- WB/ACDS defined 10.135 – 10.150
- WB/ACDS defined 14.105 – 14.150
- WB/ACDS defined 18.105 – 18.110
- WB/ACDS defined 21.150 – 21.200
- Technicians given 21.275 – 21.350 phone and image
- Novices given 21.025 – 21.200 RTTY/Data
- WB/ACDS defined 24.925 – 24.930
- WB defined 28.120 – 28.190 (All classes)
- WB/ACDS defined 29.200 – 29.300 (Extra, Advanced, General)
Recently, we’ve been having trouble with unlicensed operators using the output frequency of the 449.525 for simplex communication.
We tend to hear this most heavily in the early mornings, Mon-Sat, but sporadically in the afternoon and early evening as well. None of us who are monitoring this situation speaks Spanish, so we are unaware of what is being said, but we have yet to hear any call sign being transmitted. We have a suspicion of multiple mobile stations, and a base station.
As best we are able, we have transmitted warnings regarding this operation, but we can’t tell whether any of the operators are hearing us.
We are working on some RDF and triangulation. Here are some images showing an estimated bearing. We will update these images, and this post, as we learn more.
We have a report that the signals are very strong in the area of Faversham Park, 73rd and Ingalls. That is possibly the next location for an RDF trip.
If anyone can assist with RDF, speaking Spanish to communicate with these operators, and/or locating a place of business, please contact us. We would greatly appreciate the help. If you’re on QRZ, there is a discussion thread available.
To start off the New Year, Intermountain Repeater Group will have a table at the NCARC Winter Hamfest, January 18th, Larimer County Fairgrounds, in the Thomas M. McKee 4H Building at The Ranch in Loveland Colorado.
If you’re in attendance, please stop by and say hello.
The Brighton CERT amateur radio team will be using the 145.475 repeater for scheduled training and community events, and for emergency response. We will have more information on scheduled events coming soon to a permanent page on this site. Please be aware of these activities when using the 475 machine.
Coming up on June 8th 2019, Intermountain Repeater Group will be providing communication support for the Mt. Evans Ascent foot race, benefitting Alpine Rescue. The race itself starts at 6:30 AM, so amateur operators will need to be leaving the start line prior to that. Please contact KEØSJ — Bob, our club President, if you would like to volunteer to help out. Bob will be sending out information via e-mail to our radio crew as we get closer to the event. Radio amateurs will be operating from the start line, the summit, and at the aid stations along the course, relaying requests for support, race progress, and any other communication traffic as needed.
Coming up on February 17th, it’s the ARA Swapfest. Intermountain Repeater Group will have a table there, so please stop by and say hello.