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  Wednesday Club Net

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.

             Monday Tech Net

The club holds a technical net on Monday at 7:00 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 to simple come join us.

Aug 29 Topic for Discussion   " Do I really need an antenna tuner on HF???"

Then annual NCARC club picnic is coming soon.  It will take the place of our usual September meeting on the 17th.  This year we will be at a new location because we outgrew the other park.  We'll be at Rolland Moore Reservation Shelter #2 located at 2201 S Shields St.  This is 2 lights north of the Shields and Drake intersection.

We'll have burgers and hotdogs on the grill at noon.  The club will also provide chips, drinks, and paperware (plates, cups, plastic utinsils, etc.).  We ask members to bring a side to share.

We'll have fox hunting for both new and experienced searchers.  If you've never done it before, it's the act of searching for a hidden transmitter.  Very interesting and fun.  

Also if you have a favorite new ham toy please bring it and show it off.  

The next NCARC Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday September 13th,  2016 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.

Golden Corral

The next general club will be on Saturday, October 15 , 2016. 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.

  • 7/8-9/2016 - Utah State ARRL Convention - http://www.thegreatsaltlakehamfest.org
  • 8/12-14/16 - New Mexico State Convention - http://dukecityhamfest.org
  • 8/19/2016 - Dr. Dayton Jones will be speaking on the Square Kilometer Array radio telescope project at the Little Thompson Observatory in Berthoud  7:00 p.m. No reservations needed.

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Gary AA0RX 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 50.130 MHz USB.  Greg can be contacted for signal reports, antenna questions etc at gregella53@gmail.com

As you can see, the site has been updated.  There are a few minor known issues: image galleries, and the right column is too wide.

If you see any other problems, please let me know with an e-mail.  Thanks.

Darren Kalmbach / KC0ZIE

NCARC Webmaster

The 448.025 repeater on the Budweiser Event Center had a hardware failure a couple months ago.  We are happy to report the new Yaesu DR-1X C4FM is now on the air. It is configured in 'auto' mode which means if it hears an analog signal, it transmits analog, and if it hears digital, it will transmit digital. The connection to the WIRES-X network will be complete soon.  


This is going to give our club members an interesting new mode in northern Colorado.

At Saturday's club meeting, a major new upgrade to our club repeater system was approved.  This is a big project that we feel brings a great many things to this club.

Please view the proposal here:

We'd like to solicit some help from folks to assemble into teams at the various sites to install this gear. If you'd like to help out, or have questions, feel free to contact the Technical Committee Chair; James at  techchair@ncarc.net. Come be a part of YOUR club!

The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 continues to progress though our countries lawmakers.  This measure would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land use restrictions.


We encourage every ham radio operator to become familiar with this act and to contact their representatives.  


There is enumarable information about this act on the ARRL web site.

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


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