Volunteer Opportunities for Public Service Events June 2019

Park County Radio Club

The Park County Radio Club (PCRC) has two public service events coming up in June and is looking for hams to help staff the events.

The first event is the Northfork 50/50 trail race on Saturday June 1st.

The second event is the Bailey Hundo mountain bike race on Saturday June 15th.

The events will involve staffing the start/finish area and 6 aid stations along the course. All communications will take place on the PCRC Bailey 2-meter repeater on 146.895 and will consist of relaying runner/biker times as they pass each aid station and provide any information regarding injuries or other emergencies along the course. These are all-day events. Both of the events take place near Bailey in the Buffalo Creek area.

Detailed information and sign up can be found on the PCRC website at www.ab0pc.org. You can contact Mike (AB0RR) at for more information.

Society of Broadcast Engineers on the RMRL

The Society of Broadcast Engineers has an updated net notice as follows:

Society of Broadcast Engineers

SBE VHF/UHF Chapter 73’ of the Air HAMnet Broadcast Engineering and Amateur Radio Net

The SBE Chapter 73 of the air UHF/VHF Hamnet is  (Monday) at 9 p.m. ET, (7pm MTN ) worldwide via Echolink KG0SKY-L, node 985839 (available via computer and radio), Allstar node 46079, DMR Talkgroup 310847,  you can join us via Yaesu FUSION SYSTEM “YSF55411 “Skyhub SBE LINK – SBE Linkup” Try it with your hotspot.  We are also on the WiresX room “SBENETCOM” node 46361, locally the 448.350 Fusion repeater.  The SBE UHF/VHF Hamnet is based in Denver on 449.450, pl 103.5, and 448.975, pl 123.0. Soon 449.625 returns via ALLSTAR.

You can listen on the LIVE STREAM thru Broadcastify at: https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/25448/web
or https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/310847/  

We hope you’ll join us.

See the latest edition of “The KE0VH Hamshack” for more information at www.ke0vh.com.

Dayton Hamvention 2019

NCARC logo

The 64th annual Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio will be May 17-19, 2019. 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 17-19, 2019

Time: Flea Market opens at 9:00am every day, inside exhibitors open at 9:00am every day.  Event ends at 1:00pm on Sunday, the 19th.

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®.

RMRL supports the ARRL Kids Day – June 15, 2019

The RMRL supports the ARRL Kids Day.

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 Friends Ham 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 ARRL provides a downloadable, printable certificate that you can print and fill out for your kid participant.  They would also appreciate it if you would drop them a note via the form provided to let them know about your experiences.  ARRL Kids Day web page.

Pikes Peak Radio Club Megafest 2019 07/27/2019

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 27, 2019

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

ARRL Rocky Mountain Division HamCon August 2019

The ARRL 2019 Rocky Mountain Division Convention (HamCon) will be at the Shepherd Union Building – Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, August 8-10, 2019.

Location: The Hampton Inn in Ogden, 2401 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, Utah 84401 is the official hotel of the 2019 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention. Special rates have been negotiated, see site for details.

Dates: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 8-10, 2019.

Time: See the ARRL 2019 Rocky Mountain Division Convention website for complete information.

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

Note: This is not a hamfest or swapmeet. No used equipment sales on-site.

RMRL 2019 Holiday Schedule

There will be no Rocky Mountain Radio League Net on the following U.S. Federal holidays in 2019:

  • Monday, January 21st, Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday, February 18th, Presidents’ Day
  • Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day
  • Monday, September 2nd, Labor Day
  • Monday, October 14th, Columbus Day
  • Monday, November 11th, Veterans Day

LARCFest 2019 04/06/2019

LARCFest Longmont hamfest

The Longmont Amateur Radio Club (LARC) will be hosting LARCFest 2019 on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Added attraction: 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 6, 2019

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.

Holiday Gift Ideas!

Looking for a thoughtful gift for your ham radio friend? How about a membership to the RMRL? An individual or family membership (for all persons in a household) is just $20/per year.

Just go to Membership page. About halfway down the page is the membership application. All we need is the persons call sign, address, and phone number.

Just under the application “SEND” button is the payment information. We use PayPal to process our payments, you do NOT have to have a PayPal account to pay.

In the “Callsign and Comments” text box, be sure to include the note that you are paying for a gift membership and give the call sign and name of the person.

Because the membership and payment information are separate, knowing who you are paying for is the only way we have to connect the application and payment, so please be clear.

What if the person is already a member? We add your gift to their membership record and they won’t have to pay next year when their membership normally comes due.

But Wait!  There’s More!

If you would just like to give a one-time donation to the RMRL, go to the Contact Us page and look for the Donate button. Since the RMRL is a 501c3, your donation is tax deductible.

And Still More!

You can give year-round by making the Rocky Mountain Radio League your preferred 501c3 in the Amazon Smile program (see the Contact Us page for more information.)

And Don’t Forget!

As long as you are in a giving mood, the RMRL will be happy to take your gently used equipment to sell.  All proceeds will go to the RMRL treasury. We can continue to bring you well-maintained and up-to-date repeaters for your ham radio hobby enjoyment.

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