With great relief and appreciation, I am pleased to announce that the 449.825 is on the air once again. As always it is linked full-time to the 146.940. I can’t say enough to express my gratitude to Mike Kionka, our Chief Technical Officer, for making this possible. I also want to thank Richard Shaw and his son for providing safe storage for the repeater during the long interim. Then I want to thank Cliff Holloway and Ian MacIlwaine for their hands-on help with the painstaking re-installation. Cliff was also indispensable in getting us access to the repeater site. You all exemplify the spirit of RMRL and ham radio so well! I salute you!
Win a FREE membership to the Rocky Mountain Radio League!
How? Simply check in to every RMRL Monday night net between January 27th and June 16th, 2020. A couple of nice people bought three (3) RMRL memberships to give away, so you have an excellent chance of winning. Make that five (5) memberships! Another generous member has stepped forward to contribute two more memberships to the great giveaway!
If you have an otherwise perfect record but miss a check-in because your hamster set your hair on fire and you have to go to the ER that night, proper consideration will be given to your circumstances. (Doctor’s note required.)
Seriously, you can keep your free membership or gift it to someone else, so it’s worth your while to check-in every week! The membership will be tacked onto your existing membership, so you won’t forfeit any time you have already paid for.
What a great time to start a net! Maybe you want to start a net for the short term (a couple of months) or you have been thinking about a net for the long term. Either way, we’ve got you covered.
Topic? We will entertain most ideas (except politics and religion). Maybe you would like to review entertainment options or share exotic recipes. Maybe you want to talk motorcycles or the best takeout delivery options.
We can help with a Net Script and give you tips on running a successful net.
Location:Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, 10345 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124 is the official hotel of the 2020 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention. Special rates have been negotiated, see site for details.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, August 8-9, 2020. DX University will be Friday, August 7, 2020.
We had a great time! We always enjoy seeing familiar faces that we talk to regularly and meeting new people. The festivities included everyone selecting little presents that “Santa Joe” brought. A couple of lucky people were winners of the 900MHz radios that were donated by Society of Broadcast Engineer’s Jack Roland and brought in person by Skyler. The grand prize winner was our own Net Control Operator, Bruce, who won an AnyTone radio, donated by a generous person who wishes to remain anonymous.
The evening was capped off by our guest speakers, Trish, K9FOG, and Brian, K9ATK, each talking about their respective experiences and nets on the RMRL. Trish started the YL Family Net (great for ALL members of the family) and Brian is a co-host of the Pet Net (along with Becky, KD0AOE.)
A special guest, Thunder, attended in an ambassadorial capacity.
If you missed it this year, we hope you can join us next year!
Thanks to Bruce, KB0PHD, for the photographs.
The annual RMRL holiday dinner will be held Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM to about 8:30-9:00 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).
People can start eating around 6, we will take care of club business about 7, then Santa Joe will make sure everyone receives a gift! That will be followed by a presentation.
The evening will end with a drawing for a special grand prize gift. Must be a member in good standing (dues paid) and present to win! The special gift is courtesy of a generous donor. (Thank you!)
When you arrive at the restaurant, pay for your party individually and tell the cashier you are with the RMRL group. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Prices (exclusive of tax. Drinks are $2.79 extra for adults/seniors if you want them. The kid prices include a drink):
Seniors 60+: $13.99
Kids 4 to 8: $5.99
Kids 9 to 12: $6.99