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Next Meetings

On-Air Nets -
(Today!) Thursday, 21 September 2017
- 10m (28.390MHz SSB at 1900 MDT)
- 2m (147.345+, 107.2 ctcss at 2100 MDT)

Board -
Monday, 9 October 2017

General Membership -
Wednesday, 11 October 2017

See the Meetings page for times and locations.

Solar Forecast


PPRAA Home

Major Events

BARCfest
– Sunday October 8, 2017
– Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO
– More info here.

60th Jamboree-on-the-Air
– 20-22 October 2017
– More info here.

CMRG Annual Meeting
– TBD October 2017 1:00 – 4:00
– Colorado Springs, CO

TechFest – 2017
– Saturday November 11, 2017
– Lakewood Elks Lodge, 1455 Newland Street, Lakewood, CO
– More info here.

Colorado QSO Party
– Saturday September 2, 2017

Alamogordo Hamfest
– Saturday September 2, 2016
– 401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo, NM
– More info here.

Central States VHF Society Conference
– Thursday – Sunday July 27-30, 2017
– Albuquerque, NM
– More info here.

Duke City Hamfest
– Friday August 11 thru Sunday August 13, 2017
– Albuquerque Marriott, Albuquerque New Mexico
– More info here.

Denver Radio Club Hamfest
– Sunday, 20 August 2017
– Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden, CO
– 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

PPRAA Megafest
– Saturday July 8, 2017
– Lewis-Palmer High School, Monument, CO
– More info under Megafest tab above

Montrose ARC Tailgate
– Saturday June 3, 2017 0900
– Confluence Park, Delta, CO
– More info here.

Museum Ships Weekend Event
– Friday June 2, and Sunday June 4, 2017
– On Air
– More info here.

2017 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention
– Saturday May 27 thru Sunday May 28, 2017
– Buffalo Bill Village Resort, Cody, Wyoming
– Info here.

LARC Fest
– Saturday, April 1, 2017 (0800-1400)
– Boulder County Fairgrounds
– Longmont, Colorado
– More info here.

The Swapfest
– Sunday February 19, 2017 (0900-1300)
– Adams County Fairgrounds
– Brighton, Colorado
– More info here.

Winter 2017 Hamfest
– Saturday January 14, 2017 (0800-1300)
– Larimer County Fairgrounds
– Loveland, Colorado
– 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.

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

Two-Day License Class
– Saturday February 27 & March 5, 2015
– Black Forest Fire Station
– More info here.

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

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

Field Day
– Saturday/Sunday June 24-25, 2017
– Club Station, Ellicott, CO
– More info under Field Day tab above

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.


2017 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) – Kurt Fehlhauer, KU0O
  • Second Prize: Icom ID-880H-15 Dual Band D-STAR Mobile (with RT Systems programming kit) – Jack Hammond, K0JAX
  • Third Prize: MFJ-226 Graphical Antenna Analyzer – Steven Schaarschmidt, K0CI
  • Fourth Prize: Kenwood TH-D72A FM Dual Band HT GPS/APRS (with RT System programming kit) – Skip Juhasz, WB2UFV
  • Fifth Prize: Yaesu VX-8DR VHF/UHF HT APRS (with RT System programming kit) – Steven Schaarschmidt, K0CI
  • Sixth Prize: LDG AT-100 Pro II Antenna Tuner – James Wennblom, K0HW
  • Seventh Prize: MFJ-2990 160-6m 43ft Vertical Antenna – Charles Ward, NC0A

(07/09/16)


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