Mt. Evans Ascent Coming up on June 8th

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.

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2019 Is Coming

2019 is almost upon us, and we’d like to remind everyone to renew their membership. Your membership contributions go to maintaining the club repeaters. We appreciate your support for these expenses.

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.

NA0TC Fall TechFest is Coming Up

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.

Photos from the CFF Cycle for Life – 2018

More photos are coming, but here’s a few for starters.

IRG Will Be Supporting the Colorado CF Cycle for Life

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

IRG DMR Talkgroup 31087 on Brandmeister

For all you hams using the Brandmeister DMR network, we now have a Talkgroup for IRG. Our thanks to Jim — KEØJQA for getting this set up for us.

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.