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3rd Annual WCARC Ham Fest – August 10th

The 3rd annual WCARC Ham Fest will once again be located at the First Christian Church at 1326 N 1st St, Grand Junction, CO 81501. Admission is free.  You are welcome to attend, present, show and tell, and sell or buy equipment. This is an ARRL Sanctioned event. The event will be held mostly indoors.  […]

The 13 Colonies Special Event is happening – NOW

If you missed the other announcements, the Annual 13 Colonies Special Event started on July 1st @ 0700 MST and will run all week until July 7th @ 2200 MST.  All Bands and All Modes will be used.  It is up to each colony station to determine how it will participate.  A special certificate is […]

WWV is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary and they need your help

Hello from Northern Colorado! I hope you had a chance to venture out last weekend and enjoy Field Day 2019, even with the wet and cold conditions.  Now we’re approaching the 4th of July, and it feels like the summer is whizzing by. As you probably know, WWV will celebrate it’s 100th anniversary this fall, […]

Field Day Location Confirmed

Howdy All. Our Field Day location has been confirmed.  The roads are open and we will be setup at the same location as last year.  Approximately 9 1/2 miles down Divide Road.  Reports are that the roads are easily passable by any vehicle with a few light puddles here and there that should be dried […]

HamCon Colorado 2020

Plans for the ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention 2020 have started.  Next year the event will be in Keystone, CO at the Keystone Convention Center, August 6-9, 2020.  To keep up on the details as planning continues, visit the HamCon Colorado 2020 website. 73

Museum Ships Event starts Friday the 31st

Don’t forget that the Museum Ships Weekend Event starts this Friday, May 31st @ 1700 MST.  The event then runs thru Sunday the 2nd, ending at 1659 MST.  With 114 ships now scheduled to participate, there should be some good activity on the bands.  They are also working PSK31.  This will be a good warm […]

DX Century Club – DXCC

Working on your DXCC award?  Don’t forget that our own Brad Chestnut, AK0BC, is Certified.  Ok, we all know that but he is also a certified card checker for the ARRL.  Known as Field Checking, Brad can check those contacts you made where the confirmation was a QSL card and not an electronic verification. So […]

Projects – Laptop GPS and APRS iGate

I recently posted a couple of projects on my MOTA (Mines on the Air) website that may be of interest to everyone.  Below is a brief description of those projects and links to more information. Add GPS to your Windows Laptop for $14 With the quick growth of digital modes has also come the need […]

Museum Ships Weekend – HF Event

Mark your calendars for the weekend of June 1st and 2nd for Museum Ships Weekend, sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station NJ2BB. 87 ships are scheduled to participate at the time of this posting.  Certificates are available for anyone contacting 15 or more ships.  Please see their website for ship names, ship […]

Field Day 2019 – June 22nd and 23rd

Guess what?  Field Day 2019 is only 6 weeks from this weekend! Field Day is your chance to get out all that gear you rely on for Emergency Communications.  That’s not just radios but all the other things that can make or break a deployment.  Are your batteries charged?  Is that solar panel still in […]