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10m Net -
Thursday, 25 September 2014 - (28.390MHz SSB at 1900 MDT)

Board -
Monday, 6 October 2014
General Membership -
Wednesday, 8 October 2014

See the Meetings page for times and locations.

Solar Forecast


Major Events

PPRAA 75 years Special Event Station
– Saturday, July 12, 2014
– QSL to:
PO Box 16521
Colorado Springs, CO 80935-6521
– No need to send a SASE, we will send cards to all confirmed contacts.

W1AW/0 Centennial QSO Party
– Jan 1, 2014 thru Dec 31, 2014
– September 10-17 2014 ‐ Colorado Activation Period
– The Centennial QSO Party is made-up of two main activities:

  • (1) W1AW operating portable in each state and most territories;
  • (2) The Centennial Points Challenge which is the accumulation of points from qualifying contacts made throughout 2014.

– ARRL Centennial QSO Party infohere.
– CO Operating Instructions here.
– CO Operating Calendar here.

– Sunday, September 28, 2014, 0800
– Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building
– 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO (north of Hover St. & Nelson Rd. intersection)
– More info here.

Ham Radio Two-Day License Class
– Saturday October 18 and Saturday October 25 (8 AM to 5 PM) 2014
– Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Station 1, Monument, CO
– More info here.

285 TechConnect Fall TechFest
– Saturday, November 1 (9 AM to 3 PM) 2014
– Lakewood Elks Club, Lakewood, CO
– 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.