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Next Meetings

10m Net -
Thursday, 7 May 2015 - (28.390MHz SSB at 1900 MDT)

Board -
Monday, 11 May 2015
General Membership -
Wednesday, 13 May 2015

See the Meetings page for times and locations.

Solar Forecast


Major Events

PPRAA World Amateur Radio Day Special Event Station
– Saturday April 18, 2015 1600Z-2300Z (1000-1700 MDT)
– Club station at the Ellicott Fire Station (see Field Day page for direction)
– Club will provide lunch (burgers, brats, chips, drinks, etc.)

PPRAA 75 years Special Event Station
PPRAA Veterans’ Day Special Event Station
PPRAA Pearl Harbor Day Special Event Station
– QSL to:
PO Box 16521
Colorado Springs, CO 80935-6521
– No need to send a SASE, we will send cards to all confirmed contacts.

– Saturday, April 4 (8 AM to 2 PM) 2015
– Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO
– More info here.

General License Class
– Wednesday evenings, 6 May through 10 June (6:30 PM to 9 PM) 2015
– Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St, Fountain, CO 80817
– Class is limited to 20 students.
– Required to buy the recommended book and attend each class.
– Past classes have a 98% pass rate on the license test.
– Exam will be given on 30 June and cost $15.
– Call Frank Rogers (719) 495-2198 for additional details.

ARRL Field Day 2015
– Saturday/Sunday, 27 & 28 June 2015
– More information, click on Field Day tab above.

PPRAA Megafest 2015
– Saturday, July 11, 2015 8 AM to 1 PM
– More information, click on the Megafest tab above.

Central States VHF Society (CSVHFS) Conference
– Thursday July 23 thru Sunday July 26 2015
– Denver Marriott Westminster
– More info here.

2014 Megafest
– A big thanks to all attendees and vendors who turned out to support us this year and make it a great event.
We had over 500 paid admissions. Boy Scout Troop 8 sold coffee & donuts, burgers & brats, chips, and sodas. The weather was great and everyone seemed to have a great time.
Congratulations to this years raffle winners:

  • Grand Prize: Elecraft KX-3 – Jarret Rush, NM0V
  • Second Prize: ICOM ID-51A (with RT Systems programming kit) – Jarret Rush, NM0V
  • Third Prize: Kenwood TM-71A (with RT System programming kit) – Eric Freund, K0EWF
  • Fourth Prize: Rigexpert AA-54 Antenna Analyzer – Skip Juhasz, WB2UFV
  • Fifth Prize: Tigertronics Signal Link USB – Robert Carpenter, KD0PNR
  • Sixth Prize: Butternut HF9V Antenna – Dan Scott, W0RO


– The PPRAA discussion forum is now online. Visit the forum site and register to join the discussions on amateur radio in the Pikes Peak region or general technical topics.

DRT Says “Thank You!” to PPRAA
– The DRT thank you letter to PPRAA can be read here.