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  As most of you know NCARC was running a contest within a contest for the Colorado QSO Party and I hope many of you participated. Please send your summary sheet to either Tim or myself at secretary@ncarc.net or president@ncarc.net, Entries need to be in our hands no later than Saturday Sept. 30, 2017  I Oh by the way even if you don’t think you have enough to win please send it a long who knows you might have more than you think. I do hope everyone had a great time, and if your having problems filling out the sheet please contact me directly. Thanks for supporting our club.

 

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Image result for classroom clip artThe Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club is offering Technician Class preparation instruction class. This will be a two day session from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Oct 28 and Nov 4 2017 at Poudre Valley REA Building at 7649 Rea Pkwy, Fort Collins, CO. This is a free class, lunch and test session. Study material information will be provided upon registration.  For information please email president@ncarc.net.    Hope to see you in class.

 

Image result for picnic clip artNorthern Colorado Amateur Radio club and Weld Amateur Radio Society announces our annual summer picnic, which is planned for Saturday Sept 16 from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM at Rolland Moore Park 2201 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO shelter #2. All members and their families are welcome food and drinks will be served and if you like bring you favorite dish to share. We have events for the young and old including your favorite gear so bring it a long for show and tell. Hope to see you at the park.

 

The club holds a technical net on Monday at 6:30 p.m. on the 447.275 (100 Hz tone)  This is a great chance for you to ask any question you might have about radios, antenna, or just how to get on with that project. No questions is too simple.  Come join us. Echo link folks please join in.

These sessions are recorded and posted to the "Supplies/Resoures" area of our website for anyone who may have missed a session.

 The tech net is taking the holiday off on Sept 4 but will be returning on Sept 11. The topic for that night will be, "Third party mics, good deal or waste of money"

Check out the updated TechNet recordings in our Resources area.

Golden Corral

The next general club will be on Saturday, August 19th , 2017. 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.

 

Working HF and find a band opening?  Make a rare contact?  Want to let your fellow DX'ers know?  

Join our new DX Spotting mail list.  Share your contact with others, and find out about who's out there.  Send an email to info@ncarc.net to get on this list.

The next NCARC Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday August 8th,  2017 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.

Got a comment on our repeaters?  Something not working?  Any other problem with our system?  

Don't just talk about it on the air.  Send us an email to TechFeedback@ncarc.net.  Use this email to report any problems or suggest improvements.  It will be read by those that can fix the problem.

We are happy to announce a partnership with RMHam.  For the foreseeable future, our 447.275 repeater will be linked to the 447.750 RMHam repeater on Lee Hill (near Boulder).  This extends the coverage of this linked repeater pair far into the Denver area and much further south including filling in a number of dead spots.  The repeater is on 447.750 with a negative offset and requires a 141.3Hz CTCSS tone.  

We had a great time at Field Day (June 24-25).  Check out the pictures in the photo album.  

The event was so good, we're already planning to hold the event at the same location next year.  Mark your calendars for June 23-24, 2018

 

On Thursday Evenings, 1930 hrs, on 147.420 (voice) simplex and 144.390, (APRS)

We’d like to invite you to a new Simplex and APRS net.  It’s soul purpose is to help you be better prepared and to give each operator the resources to make their own station more functional, better equipped and build the skills to venture in directions many have either not been exposed to or still have questions of “how to” or “what’s this about”.  Although some of us have used APRS, what else can we do with it besides beacon our location, or check on others?  How well can it work beyond the range of a digipeater?  How else can it be used?

Learning and using your equipment and resources on a regular basis affords you the ability to troubleshoot your own problems and function better as a communications team member. By pooling people, equipment, providing training, and Q & A sessions, we hope to provide  you the tools to be proficient and help you to be a more valuable member of this communications team.  

For more information, contact K7AVV, N7GES, K0RAW, or KC0DSJ

Please note that board reports can be found under Newsletters -> Recent newsletters.

The Tech report that was previously posted here on the front page will now be found in the monthly report with all other board member reports.

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.

 

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.