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10m Net -
Thursday, 30 July 2015 - (28.390MHz SSB at 1900 MDT)

Board -
Monday, 10 August 2015
General Membership -
Wednesday, 12 August 2015

See the Meetings page for times and locations.

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Major Events

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.


LARC Fest
– 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.

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

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

ARRL New Mexico State Convention / Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest
– Friday August 7 thru Sunday August 9, 2015
– Albuquerque, New Mexico
– More info here.

PPRAA Annual Picnic
– Sunday August 16, 2015
– 1000-1500 MDT
– Food servered around 1230
– Pot Luck (Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert)
– Club provides burgers, brats, drinks
– Club Station (72 N Ellicott Hwy) Ellicott, Colorado (See Field Day page for map)
– Note: use the address “135 S Ellicott Hwy, Calhan, CO” in Google maps or your GPS.

Denver Radio Club Hamfest
– Sunday August 16, 2015
– Golden, Colorado
– More info here.

Alamogordo Hamfest
– Saturday August 29, 2015
– Alamogordo, New Mexico
– More info here.

Boulder Amateur Radio Club BARCFest
– Sunday September 27, 2015
– Longmont, Colorado
– More info here.

Socorro Hamfest
– Saturday October 3, 2015
– Socorro, New Mexico
– More info here.

Two-Day License Class
– Saturday October 3 & 10, 2015
– Black Forest Fire Station
– More info here.

285 TechConnect Radio Club Fall TechFest
– Saturday November 7, 2015
– Lakewood, Colorado
– More info here.

2016 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention
– Friday May 13 thru Sunday May 15, 2016
– Keystone, Colorado
– More info here.


2015 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: Yaesu FT-991 (with RT Systems programming kit) – Diana Nordstrom, KC0NPP
  • Second Prize: ICOM ID-5100A (with RT Systems programming kit) – Virgil Yost, N0XRS
  • Third Prize: Yaesu FT-7900R Mobile (with RT System programming kit) – Gerry Dunn Jr, NM0Q
  • Fourth Prize: Yaesu FT-60R HT (with RT System programming kit) – Ernest Spillane, AF1RM
  • Fifth Prize: Rigexpert AA-54 Antenna Analyzer – Ernest Spillane, AF1RM
  • Sixth Prize: Butternut HF6VX Antenna – Jim Rader Jr, KD0NQM

(07/11/15)

PPRAA Forum
– 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.
(03/11/09)


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