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The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 -- H.R.1301 -- has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. The measure would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land use restrictions.
 
 Additional information about this bill can be found HERE.
 
 A sample of a letter to your representative can be found HERE
 

The next NCARC soldering class will take place on Saturday July 25 from 9am to 11am.  The class size is lmited to the first 20 to respond.  Please RSVP to secretary@ncarc.net.  The class will be held at Creator Spaces which is located at 320 Railroad Ave, Loveland, CO 80537.  

 

At this session we plan to be building a jpole copper pipe antenna.  Details will come soon.

 

The next club social dinner will be on Wednesday July 15 at Maya Cove in Fort Collins.. It is located just west of the intersection of Drake and Taft Hill.  The exact address is 2100 W Drake Rd #1, Fort Collins, CO 80526.   We're going to do a few of these on different days of the week to include those that are otherwise obligated on our normal day.  We know that this may cause problems for some, and this is unavoidable.  Also since this one is on a Wednesday, we'll take a pause and check everyone in to the club net.

We'll start meeting there about 6. Everyone pays their own way.  This is purely a social event, so bring spouses, family, friends, acquaintances, or anyone you want. There's no presentations or speeches or business or anything but talking, however radio may be mentioned once or twice.

If you work all 3 W9IMS events, you are eligible for a special certificate.

Search hamfests on ARRL.

ARRL Contest Calendar  W7BNM Contest Calendar

For those who would like to work on Morse Code (aka CW) with a group of friends, we invite you to the code practice net Mondays at 6 pm on 146.550 simplex.

This will be a combination voice/code net using regular FM phone mode. You're welcome to listen, ask questions, or send and receive code with us. If you want to send code, you'll need a key and some type of code practice oscillator. This could be the side-tone on another transceiver, a computer or smart-phone app, or a regular code oscillator or sounder. All you need to do is hold your mic/handheld near the source of the code sound and send your code while you transmit. Whether you've never learned code, or want to improve your code skills, please join us. Listen for "CQ CQ CPN" in code, and a voice announcement of the net as well, and check in when invited to do so. We look forward to hearing from you! For more information, contact Kevin, N7GES, 970-481-3264.

Gary KE0AAZ and Greg AD0JP, are interested in getting some activity going on 6 meters.  Right now they both have vertically polarized omnidirectional antennas up, and are primarily working and monitoring on 50.125 MHz USB.  Greg can be contacted for signal reports, antenna questions etc at gregella53@gmail.com

The club holds a net each Wednesday at 6:30 pm on the 447.275 repeater (100 Hz tone).  This net starts as a formal net with check-ins and an opportunity to ask questions of the board and members.  Then switches to an informal net where participants can chat about anything on their mind.

Golden Corral

The next general club will be on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Club meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month at the Golden Corral, 1360 SCULPTOR DRIVE, LOVELAND, CO It is located off E. Eisenhower (US Hwy 34) with an adjoined Kohl's parking lot. Join us at 8 am for breakfast, then the meeting starts at 9 where the last order of business is a presentation about some aspect of ham radio. Meeting agendas are published before the meeting on the member's area alongside the other meetings minutes.

The next NCARC Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday July 14, 2015 at the Golden Corral in Loveland (the same one as the general club meetings).  We'll start meeting there around 5 or 5:30 for dinner and informal conversation.  The formal meeting will start at 6:00pm.

All Meeting Notes, Agendas and Financial Reports are posted on the Members Only page.

 

Want to have access to the Members Only page, be on the members only mail distribution list and other details related to the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club?  After  joining the club, members are sent information on how to access these areas by logging in.  If you are already a member and have not been given access please contact the Webmaster.

 If you find any broken links while using these pages, please contact the Webmaster and tell us what you found.

 


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