Twice a year the ARRL offers an event designed to promote Amateur Radio to our youth.
Kids Day is designed to give on-the-air experience to young people and hopefully foster interest in getting a license of their own. It is also intended to give older hams a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio with their children, grandchildren, local boy- or girl-scout troop, or other youth group.
We will be connecting our IRLP node on the 145.340 repeater to the IRLP World Radio Network that day so that kids in the Denver metro area (and beyond, see the coverage map) can talk to kids in other parts of the United States, and potentially the world. The event starts at noon, local time, and runs until 6:00pm. If there is no traffic, the connection times out, so be active and get on the air!
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.
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®.
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.
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!
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.