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10m & 2m Net -
Thursday, 30 May 2024
- (28.390MHz SSB at 1900 MDT)
- (147.345+MHz, 107.2ctcss at 2000 MDT)
Board -
Monday, 10 June 2024
General Membership -
Wednesday, 12 June 2024

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 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

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.

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 .

Nancy Stitt, KØNNC
TechFest Director
285 TechConnect Radio Club

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:
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