RMRL 2023 On The Air Holiday Event

Join us December 11, 2023 at 8:30 PM MST on the 146.94, 449.45, and 449.825 repeaters for the 2023 RMRL on the air holiday event!  There will be a review of club activities over the past year, technical and membership updates, volunteer recognition, and election of officers for 2024.  Also back by popular demand will be a trivia contest with prizes.  Hope to hear you on the 11th!

Boulder Amateur Radio Club BARCfest 10/02/2022

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, 2022

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.

ARRL Rocky Mountain Division HamCon October 2022

The ARRL 2022 Rocky Mountain Division Convention (HamCon) will be at Cheyenne, Wyoming – Events Center at Archer, 3801 Archer Parkway, Cheyenne, Wyoming, October 7-9, 2022.

Location: Event Center at Archer, 3801 Archer Parkway, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009.

The Holiday Inn Express off of I-25N and Lincolnway exit is the official hotel of the 2022 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention. Special rates have been negotiated, see site for details.

Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 7-9, 2022.

Time: See the Program Information on the ARRL 2022 Rocky Mountain Division Convention website for complete information.

Admission: Early registration $12 per adult and $3 per child. Technical Sessions. Exhibits. See the web site for more information.

Updated: How to sound like a Pro when operating on a repeater

New and improved! How to sound like a pro when operating on a repeater and the companion guide: How to Participate in a Net like a Pro!

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How to sound like a pro when operating on a repeater

How to sound like a pro when operating on a repeater was written in an effort to help Elmer newly-licensed hams (and those who may or may not have a CB background) on common conventions used when operating on repeaters. None of us are perfect and even long-time hams slip up now and then, but we hope that this guide will help you sound like a pro when operating on repeaters.

The guide provides positive guidelines, and lays out common nomenclature used by convention on repeaters. There are no hard and fast rules. Your ham license won’t be revoked, no one is going to laugh and point, but you are more likely to get a positive response when you sound like you know the lingo and use it appropriately.

See the companion document: How to Participate in a Net like a Pro!

RMRL 2022 Holiday Schedule

There will be no Rocky Mountain Radio League Net on the following U.S. Federally observed holidays in 2022:

  • Monday, January 17th, Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday, February 21st, Presidents’ Day
  • Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 20th, Juneteenth (observed)
  • Monday, July 4th, Independence Day
  • Monday, September 5th, Labor Day
  • Monday, October 10th, Columbus Day
  • Monday, December 26th, Christmas Day (observed)

(Note that Monday, January 2nd, 2023, is the Federal observation of the New Year’s Holiday and there will be no net that night.)

Denver Radio Club Hamfest 2022 – 08/28/2022

Denver Radio Club

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

Location: Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO 80601

Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022

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

Admission: $6.00. (Children under 13 are free with a paid adult). Exact change is appreciated!

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.

Dayton Hamvention 2022

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The 65th annual Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio will be May 20-22, 2022. 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 20-22, 2022

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 22nd.

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 W8RTL^^B will be linked to D-Extra X-Reflector XRF038C during Hamvention weekend. D-Plus REF038C will also be available for the weekend on W8RTL^^C. Use 446.1000 Digital Code Squelch CSQL use #13 as a D-Star simplex frequency at Hamvention®.
DMR Coverage – Coverage is available from the W8AK repeater. See http://dmr-marc.net/repeaters.html for more information.

LARCFest 2022 04/02/2022

LARCFest Longmont hamfest

The Longmont Amateur Radio Club (LARC) will be hosting LARCFest 2022 on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

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 2, 2022

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

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

Admission $6.00. (Under 16, free) Technical Sessions, door prizes, testing. See their LARCFest event web page for more information.