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.

Winter 2022 Hamfest – 01/15/2022

Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club

The Winter Hamfest is an annual event sponsored by the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club.

Location: The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds, Thomas McKee 4H Building. Loveland, CO. To reach The Ranch, exit I-25 at Crossroads Blvd., Exit 259. Travel East 1 mile to Fairgrounds Avenue (County Road 5) and go North to the entrance.

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022

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

Admission: $7.00.

Talk-in frequency: 448.025 (-) 100Hz PL

VE Testing at 9:30a.m. See their PDF flyer for more information.

RMRL Holiday Event 12/6/2021 (Updated 12/14/2021)

Our 2021 Holiday event was well “attended” with plenty of check-ins. Congratulations to our Trivia Contest winners! They were as follows:

Jay, KB0MPF
Beau, W5NJR
Chris, KD0DUJ
Mike, KA6YFB
Jim, N0TRP
Luke, AD0KI
Chris, N0NDF
Eric, AK0EL
Jonathan, KE0SUM

Also, congratulations to our “Decorate Your Shack” contest winner, Kevin, KD0VHD.

KD0VHD was the winner of the 2021 RMRL Holiday Event Photo contest
KD0VHD was the winner of the 2021 RMRL Holiday Event Photo contest for the best decorated shack. Congratulations, Kevin! Kevin’s “shack” is a converted closet in his RV. Constructed while “on the road,” it now has over 17,000 miles. If Kevin’s name and call sign sound familiar, they should. He is an award-winning photographer who generously contributed two of his photographs for use on the RMRL website. The first is the panoramic view of Denver and the second is the sunburst through the repeaters located on Mount Mesta’ėhehe (formerly known as Squaw Mountain), both of which can be seen on the home page. (If you want prints of Kevin’s work, contact him directly.)
2021 RMRL Holiday Event
Don’t miss the 2021 Rocky Mountain Radio League Holiday Event from the privacy of your own home! Trivia, decorating contest, and prizes!

The officers of the club were re-elected (there were no challengers.)

ORIGINAL POST:

Our second Radio Holiday Event! Join us from the comfort of your own home and enjoy the festivities.

Date: December 6, 2021
Time: Usual net time 2030 (8:30 PM)
Frequencies: 146.94-, 449.450-, and 449.825- (PL 103.5)

There is no excuse not to participate. Even if the roads are bad or the weather is cold, curl up with your pets and/or a beverage of your choice and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow RMRL members as we celebrate another year of great radio.


New this year! Decorate your “shack” contest. Whether you have a handheld or an entire “shack”, let’s see your best holiday decorations. Whatever your holiday beliefs, spread the cheer and get creative with your best decorations: tinsel, lights, garlands, and/or Menorah. Get as creative as you can. A $10 gift card will be awarded for the best decorated radio/shack. Send in your photos BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD FOR ENTRY INTO THE CONTEST so the results can be announced the night of the Holiday Event (December 6th).

Send your best photo (multiple photos okay) to  .

Example photos:

2021 RMRL Holiday Event Photo contest example 2
Win a prize for the best decorated shack!
2021 RMRL Holiday Event Photo contest example 1
2021 RMRL Holiday Event Photo contest example 3 Decorate!

Our agenda is as follows:

• Welcome and normal net preamble (stop before calling on officers) – KB0PHD

• Check Ins – KB0PHD

• President’s Message/Q&A – K1DUN

• Technical Update/Q&A – KI0GO

• Election of Officers – KB0PHD

• Volunteer Recognition – KD0AOE

• Trivia Contest – WT0C

• Wrap Up and Holiday Wishes – K1DUN

Ham Events that have been postponed or cancelled 2020

Corona Virus

Cancelled:
LARCFest, (normally held April 4th at the Boulder County Fairgrounds) has been cancelled.

Dayton Hamvention (normally held in late May in Dayton, Ohio) has been cancelled.

Pikes Peak Megafest (would have been held July 11th in Monument, CO) has been cancelled.

Denver Radio Club Hamfest (would have been August 16th at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds) has been cancelled.

ARRL Rocky Mountain Division HamCon August 2020 has been postponed to 2021.

A special note from the ARRL on Field Day 2020 (June 27-28).

ARRL Rocky Mountain Division HamCon August 2020 – Update postponed to 2021

The ARRL 2020 Rocky Mountain Division Convention (HamCon) will be at CU South Denver – Peoria and Lincoln Avenue, just East of I-25, August 8-9, 2020.

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.

Time: See the ARRL 2020 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.

LARCFest 2020 Cancelled

LARCFest Longmont hamfest

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

The Longmont Amateur Radio Club (LARC) will be hosting LARCFest 2019 on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Added attraction: Flea market and special hands-on for the kids and kids at heart.

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 4, 2020

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.

RMRL Holiday Dinner 12/11/2019 – Updated 1/11/2020

UPDATE:

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!

RMRL 1999 Christmas Party
RMRL members and friends gather for holiday fun and festivities. December 2019.

Mike and Dunnigan Joe and Mimi
Photo left: Chief Technical Officer Mike and President Dunnigan
Photo right: Treasurer Joe and wife Mimi

Senior Net Control Operator and wife Allyson; James and Skyler
Photo left: Senior Net Control Operator Bruce and wife Allyson
Photo right: James and Skyler

Trish, Thunder, and Brian
Guest speakers: Trish and Brian with guest ambassador Thunder

Thanks to Bruce, KB0PHD, for the photographs.

Original Post:

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):
Adults: $14.99
Seniors 60+: $13.99
Kids 4 to 8: $5.99
Kids 9 to 12: $6.99