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Dayton Hamvention 2017

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The 62nd annual Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio will be May 19-21, 2017. The Hamvention website is loaded with information including ticket purchases, accommodations, maps, event schedules, forums, live coverage information, special event stations, exhibitors, and so much more.

Location: Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, 120 Fairground Rd. Xenia, Ohio 45385

Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 19-21, 2017

Time: Flea Market opens at 8:00am every day, inside exhibitors open at 9:00am every day.  Event ends at 1:00pm on Sunday, the 21st.

Talk-in frequencies: For directions and assistance in the Dayton Area during your visit to Hamvention®, contact “Talk-In” on the DARA Repeater 146.94 (-), alternate 146.985 (-) -123.0 PL. Dayton Hams also monitor 223.94 (-)and 442.1 (+). MIDCARS will again monitor and provide travel assistance on 7.258 MHz. The Dayton gateway will be linked to D-Extra X-Reflector XRF038C during Hamvention weekend. D-Plus REF038C will also be available for the weekend. Use 446.1000 Digital Code Squelch CSQL use #13 as a D-Star simplex frequency at Hamvention®.

ARRL Rocky Mountain Division HamCon May 2017

The ARRL 2017 Rocky Mountain Division Convention (HamCon) will be at the Holiday Inn Cody-At Buffalo Bill Village in Cody, Wyoming, May 26-28, 2017.

Location: Holiday Inn of Cody Conference Center, Cody, WY 82414. Special rates have been negotiated, see site for complete information.

Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 26-28, 2017 (Memorial Day weekend).

Time: See the ARRL 2017 Rocky Mountain Division Convention website for complete information. Event ends at 1pm 5/28/2017.

Talk-in frequency: Colorado Connection.

Admission: To Be Determined. Technical Sessions. Exhibits. See the forum information web page for more information.

Note: This is not a hamfest or swapmeet. No used equipment sales on-site.
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LARCFest 2017 04/01/2017

LARCFest Longmont hamfest

The Longmont Amateur Radio Club (LARC) will be hosting LARCFest 2017 on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

New this year: Arts and Crafts.

Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, inside the Exhibit Building, conveniently located at 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501. See this Fairgrounds Site Map to find the Exhibit Bldg.

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Time: Doors open to the public at 8:00am. Event ends at 2pm.

Talk-in frequency: 147.270 MHz (-) 100Hz tone.

Admission $5.00. (Under 12, free) Technical Sessions, door prizes, testing. See their LARCFest event web page for more information.

The Swapfest 02/19/2017

Aurora Repeater Association

The Swapfest is an annual event co-sponsored by the Aurora Repeater Association, The Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club, and Rocky Mountain Ham Radio.

Location: Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO

Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017

Time: Doors open to the public at 9:00am.  Event ends at 1:00pm.

Admission: $5.00.

Talk-in frequency: 147.15 (+) 100Hz PL

VE Testing at 10:00a.m.  See their PDF flyer for more information.

First 2017 Colorado Hamfest! 01/14/2017

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The Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) will be kicking off the 2017 Colorado hamfest season with an indoor event on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Location: Larimer County Fairgrounds, inside the Thomas M. McKee 4-H, Youth & Community Building, conveniently located just north of US-34 on I-25

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Time: Doors open to the public at 8:00am.  Event ends at 1pm.

Talk-in frequency:  448.025 MHz (-) 100Hz tone.

With room for more than 100 vendors and distributors, this should be a good event.  See their hamfest event web page and PDF event flyer for more information.

RMRL Holiday Dinner 12/07/2016 (Updated 12/10/2016)

2016 Holiday Dinner attendees braved single-digit temperatures for a night of fun.

Update:  A small, but friendly, group braved the frigid temperatures for an evening of fun and camaraderie.  Business was conducted, including a “state of the club” address by Dunnigan, K1DUN. New and old officers were voted in as follows: President: Dunnigan, K1DUN, Vice President/Secretary: Becky, KD0AOE, and Treasurer: Joe, WT0C. A big thanks to Joe and our Membership Chairman, Mike, KA6YFB, for their long-running and continued service to the club. We’d be lost without them! Glenn, WN0EHE, our president for over 20 years, will be sorely missed, but we thank Dunnigan for stepping up to take on the mantle of leadership. Glenn was voted President Emeritus.

“Santa” Joe made sure everyone went home with a stocking stuffer (or two)!

After club business was conducted, “Santa” Joe (WT0C) made sure everyone, including club members and guests, received a little something for their stockings.  It is a long-standing tradition of the Holiday dinner, enjoyed by all.

Thanks to all who attended, we will see you next year!

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The annual RMRL holiday dinner will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The location is the Golden Corral buffet restaurant, 3677 S. Santa Fe Drive in Sheridan (west side of Santa Fe immediately south of Hampden). (Note:  The buffet restaurant where we met for many years has closed.  The Golden Corral is nearby.)

When you arrive at the restaurant, pay for your party individually and tell the cashier you are with the RMRL group. The cost is $11.99 + tax adults, $10.99 + tax seniors (60+) for all-you-can-eat buffet. Drinks are extra, $2.39 + tax.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Boulder Amateur Radio Club BARCfest 10/02/2016

Boulder Amateur Radio Club

The BARCfest is an annual event: “Amateur Radio and Electronics Garage Sale. Lots of great treasures, especially at the BARC Juniors bargain corner!”

Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO (north of Hover Rd. & Nelson Rd. intersection)

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016

Time: Doors open to the public at 8:00am. Event ends at 1:00pm.

Admission: $5.00

Talk-in frequency: 146.700 Repeater (Standard Negative Offset, No Tone)

VE Testing at 10:00a.m. See their PDF flyer for more information.

Denver Radio Club Hamfest 2016 08/21/2016 – Update!

Denver Radio Club

The Denver Radio Club Hamfest is an annual event featuring vendors, technical forums, and testing.

Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Avenue, Golden, CO

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time: Doors open to the public at 8:30am. Event ends at 1:00pm.

Admission: $6.00

Talk-in frequency: 145.49- 100Hz PL and 448.625- 100 Hz. PL

VE Testing at 10:00a.m. See their website for more information.

Stop by the RMRL table and introduce yourself!

UPDATE: Turnout to the event was a bit lighter than expected, but we had three new club membership renewals and sold some items from our Swaplist.  Thank you for your continued support to the RMRL!

RMRL tables at the DRC hamfest
We had two tables at the hamfest: one for membership business and another for selling club equipment that had been donated for that purpose. Thanks for your continued support!

Pikes Peak Radio Club Hamfest 2016 07/09/2016

Pikes Peak Radio Club

The Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association Hamfest is an annual event featuring vendors, testing, and prize drawings.

Location: Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument, CO

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Time: Doors open to the public at 8:00am. Event ends at 1:00pm.

Admission: $5.00

Talk-in frequency: 146.970- 100Hz PL OR 146.460 simplex

VE Testing at 10:00a.m. See their pdf flyer for more information.

Prizes and Drawings

Dayton Hamvention 2016

NCARC logoThe 61st annual Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio will be May 20-22nd, 2016. The Hamvention website is loaded with information including ticket purchases, accommodations, maps, event schedules, forums, live coverage information, special event stations, exhibitors, and so much more.

Location: Hara Arena, 1001 Shiloh Springs Road Dayton, OH 45415

Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 20-22, 2016

Time: Flea Market opens at 8:00am every day, inside exhibitors open at 9:00am every day.  Event ends at 1:00pm on Sunday, the 22nd.

Talk-in frequencies: DARA Repeater 146.94 (-), alternate 146.91 (-). Dayton Hams also monitor 223.94 (-)and 442.1 (+). MIDCARS will again monitor and provide travel assistance on 7.258 MHz.  The Dayton gateway will be linked to D-Extra X-Reflector XRF038C during Hamvention weekend. D-Plus REF038C will also be available for the weekend. Use 446.1000 Digital Code Squelch CSQL use #13 as a D-Star simplex frequency at Hamvention®.