The next general club will be on Saturday, April 16, 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.
Don't forget that we take nominations for the next board at the April meeting!
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 email@example.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
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.
The next NCARC Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday April 12, 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.
- 3/26/2016 – LARCFest - Boulder Fair Grounds - http://w0eno.org
- 3/26/2016 - ARES R3D2 Severe Weather Training - Ft. Collins Police Services Building
- 4/29 - 5/1/2016 - NVCON - Las Vagas, Nv - Nevada State Convention http://nvcon.org
- 5/13-15/2016 - ARRL Rocky Mountain - Keystone, Co http://www.hamconcolorado.org
- 5/20-22/2016 - Dayton Hamvention - http://www.haracomplex.com/hamvention
- 7/8-9/2016 - Utah State ARRL Convention - http://www.thegreatsaltlakehamfest.org
- 8/12-14/16 - New Mexico State Convention - http://dukecityhamfest.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
All Meeting Notes, Agendas and Financial Reports are posted on the Members Only page.
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