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Meetings


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

Winter Field Day 2024

PPRAA Winter Field Day 2024

Who:

PPRAA will holding an on-site field day.
PPRAA members, local amateur radio operators, friends, guests, and elected government officials are invited.

When:

Setup: January 26th, not earlier than 1200 MST
Operations: January 27th, Noon until January 28th Noon
Tear Down: January 28th, Noon

Where:

Cheyenne Mountain State Park
410 JL Ranch Heights Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80926

In all Colorado State Parks, a daily pass is required on each vehicle (not each person) entering the park. A single day pass is $10.00 and can only be purchased at the park, multiple days can be purchased at the same time. Beginning in 2023, the State of Colorado introduced an option to purchase an annual vehicle pass for $29 when renewing your vehicles license plates. If you have missed the window on including the pass with your vehicle registration, Colorado Parks and Wildlife still offers an annual vehicle pass for $80.00.

If you would like to stay overnight – on top of the daily pass, you will need to book a campsite via the cpwshop.com website. Sites are limited so we encourage you to book your site as soon as possible. The two operating stations will be set up in RV’s in the Raptor Glen Loop, one station in site 002, the other station in site 009. Please keep in mind that Check In Time for camping sites is 1PM and Check Out Time is 12pm each day.

There is no parking at the sites, but there are 2 parking lost within walking distance. RV restrooms are not for public use, Campground Restrooms are available at the parking lots.

Talk In: 146.460 simplex. We will also monitor repeater 147.345+

Map:

fox-hunters


Stations and current station captains:

Class: 2M (2 Stations – Mobile Category)

HF1: Ken
HF2: LD

Antennas:

TBD
 
30 Ft Tower with a 3 element TriBander
80/75 Meter
40 M
3 or 5 element 6 meter Beam
G5RV

Radios:

TBD
TS-50 HF (Digital) (RATT/PK31)
IC-706 HF (Voice)
TBD HF (GOTA Station) (AF0S)
TBD 2 Meter (Talk In)
FT-726R 6 Meter (Optional)
IC-2820 D-Star (Demo)
IC-91/92 D-Star Handhelds (Demo)

Computer Program:

N1MM (Get it here.)

Food Schedule:

Saturday Lunch 1230-1330 Hamburgers, Brats, chips, & soda
Saturday Dinner 1800-1900 Brisket and PotLuck
Sunday Breakfast 0800-1000 Eggs/omelets, bacon, & juice

Notes:

  • There will not be a charge for meals, but donations will be welcome at the site to help cover the cost of food.
  • For the potluck dinner Saturday night, we will provide meat and drinks. You should bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share.
  • We are also needing 3 to 4 volunteers for each of the three meals to help with KP (serving, cleaning up).

Note: Winter Field Day Rules can be found here.