Upcoming Denver Ham 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.

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Fall TechFest 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 11th, 2017, at the Lakewood Elks Lodge, 1455 Newland Street, Lakewood, CO. 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, we’ll be using the 145.145 CRA Repeater.

Centennial Cone Repeater Trip, August 13th

Sunday, August 15th, four club members went up to the Centennial Cone repeater site to have a look at the Phelps-Dodge colinear antenna. This is the primary antenna for the 145.280 repeater, but we’ve been using an alternate, due to excessive noise. Robert – NØCFM went out on the spar and checked connections, just to be sure there were no problems with those, and sprayed some Kroil on the clamps holding the antenna on the tower. We layed the groundwork for a return trip when we’ll lower the Phelps-Dodge antenna and determine whether it can be repaired.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life Coming Up

Coming up on August 26th, Intermountain Repeater Group will be providing communications for the Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life. This is an annual bicycle race / fundraising event, held on the roads of Highlands Ranch. We are looking for volunteers to work at the aid stations along the routes, and at the start/finish line. All you need is an amateur license and a mobile/portable 2M radio. This is a morning event, starting at 7:30AM and lasting about 5-6 hours. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact KEØSJ – Bob.