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The 449.825 Repeater is on the air!

The 449.825 is up!

From our President, Dunnigan Macilwaine, K1DUN

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!

Getting the 449.825 back on the air
Chief Technical Officer Mike Kionka
It was a team effort to get the repeater back on the air.

Win a FREE membership to the Rocky Mountain Radio League!

Win a free membership to the RMRL
Win a FREE membership to the Rocky Mountain Radio League!
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.

Winners will be announced June 29th.

YOU could be the next lucky winner!

Start a new net on the RMRL!

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.

Please contact us at .

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 2020 Holiday Schedule

There will be no Rocky Mountain Radio League Net on the following U.S. Federal holidays in 2020:

  • Monday, January 20th, Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday, February 17th, Presidents’ Day
  • Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day
  • Monday, September 7th, Labor Day
  • Monday, October 12th, Columbus Day

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

The Swapfest 02/16/2020

Aurora Repeater Association

The Swapfest is an annual event co-sponsored by the Aurora Repeater Association, The Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club, and Rocky Mountain Ham Radio.

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

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020

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

Admission: $5.00.

Talk-in frequency: 147.15 (+) 100Hz PL

VE Testing at 10:00a.m.  See their PDF flyer for more information.