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10m Net -
Thursday, 2 July 2015 - (28.390MHz SSB at 1900 MDT)

Board -
Monday, 6 July 2015
General Membership -
Wednesday, 8 July 2015

See the Meetings page for times and locations.

Solar Forecast

Community Emergency Response Training

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office – CERT
Community Emergency Response Training

Are you ready to be HELPFUL in a local emergency if emergency responders can’t get to you?

Hosted by Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church Emergency Preparedness Group
20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument
(SW of Hwy 83 & County Line Road/Palmer Divide Avenue, east of Kings Deer)
write to epg@tlumc.org or call 488-0786 to sign up.
Free & Open to anyone age 14 to 94

Jan. 29, 2015 – 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
1800-1930 Intro and Disaster Preparedness
1930-2000 Domestic Animals in Disasters
2000-2100 Terrorism
2100-2200 Disaster Psychology
Jan. 30, 2015 – 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
1800-2200 Medical
Jan. 31, 2015 – 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
0800-0930 Search and Rescue
0930-1130 Fire Safety
1130-1230 Live Fire Practical (including Fire Extinguisher Training)
1230-1300 Brown Bag Lunch
1300-1530 Tabletop disaster exercise followed by Q&A and certificates

As a county, we want to be prepared to face any emergency or disaster which may affect our way of life. Following a major disaster,
the demands placed on the services provided by law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergent medical care are
tremendous.

Because these public services can be delayed for any number of reasons during a large scale emergency, it’s important for members of
the community to learn how to care for themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors until help can arrive. CERT classes work to
enhance the safety of all citizens by preparing them for these events.

Post expires at 11:00 on Sunday February 1st, 2015

2014 TechFest – Saturday, November 1, 2014

The 285 TechConnect Radio Club (NAØTC) is pleased to announce its 2014 Fall TechFest, our 7th. It will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Lakewood Elks Club. Topics include: MFJ-259 Operation and Calibration, DXpedition to Dry Tortugas, Go Take a Hike (portable QRP), Estes Park, CO Flood Communications, Amateur Radio Mesh Networking. Lunch hour will have participant demos along with MFJ-259 Testing for output and harmonic level (MFJ-259 will continue after workshop as time permits). Information on portable QRP will also be available in the demo corner at lunch and after the workshop.

Last year’s Fall TechFest was a great success and we feel very strongly that you will both enjoy and get a lot out of this year’s event.

Attached is a flyer with additional details. Also information is available on our website.

Please pre-register by e-mail – . We encourage early registration. Payment ($10 cash only) will be due at the door and includes your 2015 club dues. Questions can also be directed to .

73,
Nancy Stitt, KØNNC
TechFest Director
285 TechConnect Radio Club
na0tc.org

Post expires at 9:30 on Saturday November 1st, 2014

Ham Radio Two-Day License Class

**Sat October 18 and Sat October 25 (8 AM to 5 PM) 2014
Location: Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Station 1, Monument, CO

*The Technician license is your gateway to the world-wide excitement of Amateur
Radio …*

* Earn your ham radio Technician class radio privileges
* Pass your FCC amateur radio license exam right in class on the second day
* Multiple-choice exam, /No Morse Code Required/
* Live equipment demonstrations
* Learn to operate on the ham bands, 10 Meters and higher
* Learn to use the many VHF/UHF FM repeaters in Colorado
* Find out how to participate in emergency communications

There is a $25 registration fee for the class.

In addition, students must have the required study guide and read it before
attending the two-day class: HamRadioSchool.com
Technician License Course $20.95

Advance registration is required (no later than one week before the first
session, earlier is better! This class usually fills up early.)

To register for the class, contact:
Email: or Phone: 719 659-3727

Sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Radio Association
For more information on amateur (ham) radio visit www.arrl.org
or www.wedothat-radio.org

Post expires at 7:30 on Saturday October 25th, 2014

Ham Radio License Class

*Ham Radio **Two-Day License **Class*

*Monument, Colorado
**Sat April 12 and Sat April 19 (8 AM to 5 PM) 2014*

Location: Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Station 1

*The Technician license is your gateway to the world-wide excitement of Amateur Radio …*

* Earn your ham radio Technician class radio privileges
* Pass your FCC amateur radio license exam right in class on the second day
* Multiple-choice exam, /No Morse Code Required/
* Live equipment demonstrations
* Learn to operate on the ham bands, 10 Meters and higher
* Learn to use the many VHF/UHF FM repeaters in Colorado
* Find out how to participate in emergency communications

There is a $25 registration fee for the class.

In addition, students must have the required study guide:

/HamRadioSchool.com Technician License Course
/$19.95

/Advance registration is required (no later than one week before the first session, earlier is better!)/

To register for the class, contact: Bob Witte KØNR

Email: bob@k0nr.com or Phone: 719 659-3727

Sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Radio Association

Post expires at 15:16 on Monday January 13th, 2014

Announcing Next Technician License Class – April 13/20 (Monument, CO)

*Monument, Colorado
Saturday April 13 and Saturday April 20 (8 AM to 5 PM) 2013*
Location: Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Station 1
Sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Radio Association

*The Technician license is your gateway to the world-wide excitement of Amateur 
Radio...*

  * Earn your ham radio Technician class radio privileges
  * Pass your FCC amateur radio license exam right in class on the second day
  * Multiple-choice exam, /No Morse Code Required/
  * Live equipment demonstrations
  * Learn to operate on the ham bands, 10 Meters and higher
  * Learn to use the many VHF/UHF FM repeaters in Colorado
  * Find out how to participate in emergency communications

There is no cost for the class (donations accepted)
However, students must have the required study guide:
/HamRadioSchool.com Technician License Course/ 
http://hamradioschool.com/tech_license_book.html $19.95
And pay the FCC Exam Fee: $15.00/
/

/Advance registration is required (no later than one week before the first session)
//This class usually fills up, so don't delay!/

To register for the class, contact: Bob Witte KØNR
Email: bob@k0nr.com or Phone: 719 659-3727

2013 NCARC Hamfest

Winter Hamfest 2013

The 2013 Hamfest – Saturday January 19, 2013 – will be located at the Larimer County Fairgrounds, in the 1st National Bank Building at “The Ranch” in Loveland Colorado.

This is a spectacular facility, bright and well lit and with room for over a hundred fifty vendors and distributors. This excellent facility is nicely located with easy access just east of I25 and just North of US Highway 34.

This year’s event features:

  • Fantastic prizes for drawings and door prizes
  • Guided tours of the event for folks new to Hamfests!
  • Rocky Mountain Ham Radio Trailer
  • NCARC’s “Kids on the Radio” Ham Station!
  • ARRL VEC License opportunities!
  • Technical Forums
  • License Testing (no admission required)
  • Exhibits and Demonstrations and more!

This an an ARRL Santioned National event

Tech Day 2012

Come join us on Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Administration Complex at 166 Second St. in beautiful Monument, CO for a half day workshop aimed primarily at the new Technician Licensees to help them get started in ham radio. While you’re here you’ll learn what it takes to be a ham radio operator, brush up on your DXing skills, test your own ham radio equipment, check out some sweet mobile radio installations, and ask an Elmer “What’s so cool about 10 meters?” Getting started in ham radio has never been so much fun!

Schedule of Events
9:30 am – Youth DXpedition to Costa Rica by Anna Veal WØANT
10:30 am – Mountaintop Operating by Steve Galchutt WGØAT
11:30 am – Home Station Setup by Anna Veal WØANT
12:30 pm – Getting On the Air by Brandon Hippe KDØPWF
1:30 pm – Radio Equipment 101 by Shel KFØUR
* Each presentation is approximately 15 minutes with 5 minutes of Q&A at the end. Events subject to change

Booth Presentations
– Get Your Radio Programmed with Local Repeater Freqs by RT Systems hosted by Kyle Hippe KYØHIP & Cole Turner WØCOL
– Check Your Radio Performance hosted by Bob Witte KØNR
– See an HF Station hosted by Dan Scott WØRO & Stu Turner WØSTU
– Ask Any Question – The Elmer Booth hosted by Paul Swanson AAØK & Shel KFØUR
– Understand Mobile Installations hosted by James Bucknall KDØMFO & Ethan Bucknall KDØMFP
– Getting Your Ham Radio License hosted by Brandon Hippe KDØPWF & Eric Hippe NØHIP
– Ham Radio & Public Service hosted by Randy Meadows KNØTPC

Tech Day 2012 is proudly sponsored by the WØTLM Amateur Radio Club and the Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association.

Two-Day Technician License Class

Ham Radio
Two-Day License Class

Monument, Colorado

Saturday Sept 29 and Saturday Oct 6 (8 AM to 5 PM) 2012

Location: Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Station 1 Sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Radio Association

The Technician license is your gateway to the world-wide excitement of Amateur Radio …

• Earn your ham radio Technician class radio privileges
• Pass your FCC amateur radio license exam right in class on the second day
• Multiple-choice exam, No Morse Code Required
• Live equipment demonstrations
• Learn to operate on the ham bands, 10 Meters and higher
• Learn to use the many VHF/UHF FM repeaters in Colorado
• Find out how to participate in emergency communications

There is no cost for the class (donations accepted)

However, students must have the required study guide:
HamRadioSchool.com Technician License Course $19.95
And pay the FCC Exam Fee: $15.00

Advance registration is required (no later than one week before the first session, earlier is better!)

To register for the class, contact: Bob Witte KØNR
Email: or Phone: 719 659-3727

HamCon Colorado 2013

June 28-30, 2013 at the Rocky Mountain Park Inn in Estes Park, Colorado.
See http://www.hamconcolorado.org/wordpress/ for the latest information.

June Ø-Beat

The June edition of the Ø-Beat is now available on the Download page.