Due to ongoing problems with noise tripping the 145.280 repeater, we have changed from leaving the access tone off most of the time, to having the tone enabled at all times, except during the Sunday Night net.
If you’re not currently a member, please consider joining us!
Please also start thinking about our annual activities, in support of the Mt. Evans Ascent, and the Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life.
Also coming up in 2019, mark your calendars for the many hamfests and other amateur radio activities in the Rocky Mountain Region.
The 285 TechConnect Radio Club is pleased to announce the annual TechFest in November. The TechFest has 5 hours of presentations on technical topics related to amateur radio, plus a “demo corner” where club members show off some of their operating technology.
The TechFest will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, at The Bridge Church at Bear Creek, 3101 S. Kipling St. TechFest runs from 9:00AM to 3:00PM, with a 1-hour break for lunch. Doors will open for registration at 8:00AM. For morning talk-in, please use the 145.145 CRA Repeater.
More photos are coming, but here’s a few for starters.
Coming up on Sunday, August 26th, Colorado ARES R1D6 will be using our Centennial Cone repeaters to support the Golden Gran Fondo bicycle race. They will be using the 145.280 and 449.525 from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The repeaters will remain linked.
Please use the 145.475 during this time for any casual conversation.
Coming up on August 18th, Intermountain Repeater Group will be providing radio communications in support of the Colorado CF Cycle for Life bicycle event. We’ll be using the 146.835 portable repeater, and 2M FM Simplex to provide coverage in the canyon areas of the race route. The Simplex frequency will be 146.445.
The hams participating in this event are:
- Bill – KIØFV
- Tony – WØSBS
- Ken – KDØLZB
- Ed – KEØCNP
- Bob – KEØSJ
If you’re new to Brandmeister DMR, we recommend starting out by perusing the material at the DRC Brandmeister page. The DRC also has a good article about Brandmeister in their Roundtable newsletter, Feb 2017 issue, page 7.
Rocky Mountain Ham Radio also has a lot of information about DMR — they are mainly on the DMR-MARC network, but they are currently testing Brandmeister. At their site, click on the menu links for DMR just below their main menu.
There are, at this writing, only a few IRG club members using DMR, but we know of at least a couple others hoping to start using it in the future.
A couple things to keep in mind for this year:
- The Mt. Evans Ascent is coming up on Saturday, June 9th.
- The Colorado CF Cycle for Life will be held on August 18th
IRG provides communication support for both of these events.
The HamFests page has been updated with dates for upcoming Colorado and nearby events.
Coming up, in the Denver, CO area, 2 amateur radio events to put on your calendar.
Next up, the Denver FallFest at HRO, on October 27th and 28th, 2017.
Join us for our inaugural store event! We’re looking forward to two days of fun in the store with Diane from Icom; Phil from Kenwood; and Dominic from RTSystems! We will have some informational sessions, refreshments and of course – prizes! Our very own Katie WY7YL will be in the store and doing some special live social media activities. Stay tuned for more information!
And, coming on November 11th, 2017, it’s the 2017 Fall Techfest, produced by the 285 TechConnect Radio Club. The TechFest has 5 hours of presentations on technical topics related to amateur radio, plus a “demo corner” where club members show off some of their operating technology.