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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 March 24, 2018 we will be launching our first Tech Fest, a group of workshops designed just for Hamlets 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 6:30 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 subject for Nov 20 " Whats a good or great antenna for a UHF/VHF Hamlet" 

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)

Well it’s party time again with all your favorite radio friends, NCARC is having its annual Christmas party on Dec 7, 2017 from 6 PM to??? We’re going back to the Inca Mexican Restaurant at 2413 S College Ave in Fort Collins for all the festivities.  This will be a cash bar and restaurant as always so I’m looking forward to seeing all of you. Please RSVP to PAO@ncarc.net or president@ncarc.net  to help us get a count, should be great fun as always.

    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  elmers@ncarc.net 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)

 

   We are now taking applications from vendors for the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club 2018 Winter Hamfest. 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.

Golden Corral

The next general club will be on Saturday, Nov. 18th, 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.

 

The next NCARC Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday Nov. 14th,  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.

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Image result for ham radio comic photos   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

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.

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.

 

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.