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Next Meetings

On-Air Nets -
Thursday, 26 July 2018
- 10m (28.390MHz SSB at 1900 MDT)
- 2m (147.345+, 107.2 ctcss at 2000 MDT)

Board -
Monday, 6 August 2018

General Membership -
Wednesday, 8 August 2018

See the Meetings page for times and locations.

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Major Events

Central States VHF Society Conference
– Thursday – Sunday July 26-29, 2018
– Wichita, Kansas
– More info here.

Denver Radio Club Hamfest
– Sunday, 26 August 2018
– Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden, CO
– More info here.

Colorado QSO Party
– Saturday September 1, 2018

2018 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention
– Friday September 21 thru Sunday September 23, 2018
– Isleta Resort & Casino Convention Center
– More info here.

BARCfest
– Sunday October 7, 2018
– Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO
– More info here.

JOTA – Jamboree-on-the-Air
– 19-21 October 2018
– More info here.

TechFest – 2018
– Saturday November 3, 2018
– More info here.

PPRAA Megafest
– Saturday July 7, 2018
– Lewis-Palmer High School, Monument, CO
– More info under Megafest tab above

Field Day
– Saturday/Sunday June 23-24, 2018
– Club Station, Ellicott, CO
– More info under Field Day tab above

Museum Ships Weekend Event
– Saturday June 2, and Sunday June 3, 2018
– On Air
– More info here.

LARC Fest
– Saturday, April 7, 2018 (0900-1500)
– Boulder County Fairgrounds
– Longmont, Colorado
– More info here.

Two-Day License Class
– Saturday February 24 & March 3, 2015
– Black Forest Fire Station
– More info here.

Winter 2018 Hamfest
– Saturday January 20, 2018 (0800-1300)
– Larimer County Fairgrounds
– Loveland, Colorado
– More info here.

The Swapfest
– Sunday February 18, 2018 (0900-1300)
– Adams County Fairgrounds
– Brighton, Colorado
– More info here.

CMRG Annual Meeting
– 21 October 2017 10:00 – 12:00
– Colorado Springs, CO
– More info here.

Alamogordo Hamfest
– Saturday September 3, 2016
– Otero County Fairgrounds, Alamogordo, NM
– More info here.

PPRAA Annual Picnic
– Sunday, 20 August 2017
– 1000-1500 MDT
– Food served around 1230
– Pot Luck (Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert)
– Club provides brisket, burgers, brats, drinks
– Pavilion #3, Fountain Creek Regional Park
– 2010 Duckwood Raod, Fountain, CO 80817

Montrose ARC Tailgate
– Saturday June 3, 2017 0900
– Confluence Park, Delta, 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 Rocky Mountain Division Convention
– Saturday May 27 thru Sunday May 28, 2017
– Buffalo Bill Village Resort, Cody, Wyoming
– Info here.

ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention
– Friday July 31 thru Sunday August 2, 2015
– Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon City
– More info here.

Socorro Hamfest
– Saturday October 15, 2016
– Socorro, New Mexico
– More info here.

WØTLM Amateur Radio Tech Field Day Event
– Saturday June 24, 8am – 5pm, open to the public
– Hands-on ham radio demos, educational forums, emergency communications info, Q&A with radio experts, and more
– Food service on-site 11 – 1.
– Black Forest Fire Station, 11445 Teachout Road
– Sponsored by WØTLM Radio Association
– More info here.



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


2018 Megafest
– A big thanks to all attendees and vendors who turned out to support us this year and make it a great event. 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: Icom IC-7300 HF/50MHz Transceiver (with RT Systems programming kit) – Rob Roller, N7LV
  • Second Prize: Icom ID-4100A VHF/UHF Dual Band D-STAR Transceiver (with RT Systems programming kit) – Sam Witte, KE0QMJ
  • Third Prize: Alinco DJ-500T Dual Band Handheld (with RT Systems programming kit) – David Kline, K0IID
  • Fourth Prize: MFJ-226 Graphical Antenna Analyzer – Ryan Eastlake, KE0MIH
  • Fifth Prize: Yaesu FT70DR C4FM FDMA FM Dual Band 5W HT (with RT Systems programming kit) – Brian Wilborn, N0QQQ
  • Sixth Prize: Yaesu FT60R 144/430 MHz 5W FM HT (with RT Systems programming kit) – Mike Anderson, WV7T
  • Seventh Prize: MFJ-993BRT Remote Antenna Tuner 1.8-30MHz 300W – Brian Wilborn, N0QQQ
  • Eighth Prize: Hy-gain AV-6160 HF Vertical 160-6m 1500W 43ft Antenna – Christopher Schroeder, WX0CAS
  • Ninth Prize: DX Enginering $100 Card – Don Decker, KA0GWS
  • Tenth Prize: 2018 ARRL Handbook – Skip Juhasz, WB2UFV

(07/07/18)


DRT Says “Thank You!” to PPRAA
– The DRT thank you letter to PPRAA can be read here.
(11/21/05)