Looking forward to 2018 we’ve have some great events planned for the first of the year. The following are tentative dates and may changes as need, Feb 24, 2018 we’re going to reestablish our Rosin Core group for seminars and hands on projects. Our first will be hands on seminar on High Frequency communication. Them on April 28, 2018 we will be launching our first Tech Fest, a group of workshops designed just for new hams as well as advanced. We will be publishing more as we get closer to the events, and thanks for supporting our club.
The club holds a technical net on Monday at 6:00 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 on Jan 22 APRS what is this thing..
Check out the updated TechNet recordings in our Resources area.
Attention: Should the 447.275 Horsetooth Repeater fail the Monday Tech Net will promptly move to the 145.115 repeater (100Hz tone)
We have sold out all tables as of 9:00 AM Jan 17 to the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club 2018 Winter Hamfest.Jan 20, 2018 8 AM to 1 PM This Hamfest is the first for the year in Colorado and is attend by 500 plus patrons each year. This year we are offering numerous radio related forums as well as a free testing session to anyone who would like to upgrade or get there first license. Please take a few moments to check out the tables available with the HAMFEST 2018 tab above and thanks for supporting our event.
- 1/20/2018 - NCARC Hamfest - Loveland, CO
- 1/20-22/2018 - ARRL January VHF
- 1/21/2018 - Squirrel Appreciation Day
- 2/17-18/2018 - International DX - CW
- 2/18/2018 - ARA Swapfest - Brighton, CO
- 3/3-4/2018 - International DX - Phone
- 4/7/2018 - LARCFest - Longmont, CO
- 4/15/2018 - Rookie Roundup - Phone
- 5/12/2018 - Quad Rock Event - Contact KC0ZIE
- 6/16/2018 - Kids Day
- 6/23-24/18 - Field Day
- 7/28/2018 - Never Summer 100k Event - Contact KC0ZIE
- 9/29-30/2018 - Tooth or Consequences Mountain Bike Event - Contract KD0TYU
- 10/20/2018 - Blue Sky Marathon Event - Contact KC0ZIE
- 10/??/2018 - Horsetooth Ache Rowing Event - Contact KI0KN
The next NCARC Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday Feb 13, 2018 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.
NCARC is putting on a " Now I've got a license now what seminar on Jan 27 2018 from 10 AM - 12 Noon. Anyone I welcome so if you would like to attend please reply to this email or just send me one and I'll sign you up. Hope to see you there. For reservations please email Joe firstname.lastname@example.org
The next general club will be on Saturday, Feb. 17th, 2018. 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 email@example.com to get on this list.
The term "Elmer" has the meaning of someone who provides personal guidance and assistance to all hams who need help. NCARC has developed our Elmer program to assist anyone who is in need of advice or assistance in setting up, removing, or just making fine adjustments with all amateur radio projects. If you need any assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org and thank you for supporting our program.
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.
Attention: Should the 447.275 Horsetooth Repeater fail the NCARC Wednesday Club Net will promptly move to the 145.115 repeater (100Hz tone)
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.
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.
All Meeting Notes, Agendas and Financial Reports are posted on the Members Only page.
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