A few members from RMHAM activated the Great Sand Dunes National Park (NP25) from August 11-13th. The ARRL National Parks on the Air year long event has been a huge success in getting hams out to the parks and showing off their portable operating skills while teaching the public about amateur radio.
Neal Tew – KD0MBL, Jeff Carrier – K0JSC, and Amanda Alden-Carrier-K1DDN, members of RMHAM had fun setting up 2 portable operating stations from the park’s picnic area during all three days. Band conditions were less than favorable, so most QSO’s were made on 20m. Other QSO’s were made on 40m and 2m. Put to good use was RMHAM’s QRV3, which supplied generator power and a home for the hamstick antennas. Neal operated his station on solar and battery power supplied by his trailer fitted with two 120 watt solar panels.
Visitor turnout was low, but those who did make it had a great time. One of our visitors was from Dayton and while not a ham knew all about ham radio! A big thanks goes to Dave Newmyer – N0KM and John Fink – W0DNR who assisted with making contacts. There were a few public visitors who needed a table to have lunch and were lucky enough to learn about amateur radio at the same time.
When the bands are bad, they re-enacted Star Wars.
344 QSO’s were made in a combined time of 15 operating hours. NPOTA chasers were happy to work a new one. One more bonus for the chasers, the Old Spanish National Historic Trail runs through the park. Therefore they all got a two for one! NP25 and TR19.
Frank Beafore, WS8B and Chris Hamilton, KDØZYF
Photo Courtesy Joe KØNEB
To the Members of Rocky Mountain Ham Radio
“Congratulations on your winning the Hamvention® Club of the Year Award for 2016. You were chosen from a prestigious group of clubs from across the U.S. The judging team reviewed the nomination and your web site and came away completely impressed with your accomplishments. We especially focused in on your public service efforts and especially your attention to the younger folks. I am looking forward to meeting your representatives at Hamvention 2016.” Warmest Regards, Frank Beafore, WS8B Chairperson, Hamvention Awards
Chris KDØZYF RMHam-CO, Brian N5ZGT RMHam-NM, Doug K2AD RMHam-CO accepting the Award from Hamvention Chairman Jim Tiderman N8IDS
“Congratulations on your club being nominated as Club of the Year for the 2016 Dayton Hamvention.” Jim Tiderman, N8IDS, General Chairman, 2015 – 2016 Dayton Hamvention.
Read more at the Dayton Hamvention Awards Page
As of May 1, 2016, Colorado Wide will officially be changing names to Rocky Mountain Wide. This talkgroup is now carried in 4 states on 25 repeaters. We believe that the name change more adequately describes the coverage area of this talkgroup. The talkgroup ID will remain 700.
The codeplugs are being revised for all radios as we speak and the website information has already been changed to reflect the change.
There is no reason we cannot start using the name “Rocky Mountain Wide” now, so let’s all try to do it!
Looking forward to hearing all of you on Rocky Mountain Wide.
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The second annual New Mexico TechFest, an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty event hosted by Rocky Mountain Ham Radio on February 27, 2016, was a huge success! 77 hams from across New Mexico gathered at this annual technically-focused conference designed to facilitate education, demonstrations, and collaboration about relevant and emerging technical topics, techniques, and applications within amateur radio.
In addition to the top-notch technical presentations that were given, attendees were treated to snacks and refreshments as well as numerous prizes that were drawn throughout the event. Tables with AC power were provided for attendees to set up and conduct informal ham-related technology and home-brew project demonstrations and posterboard presentations throughout the day.
For more details, please visit the New Mexico TechFest event page.
Hi everyone, this is just a note to let you know that Amazon really does give back! This is the last quarter disbursement from Amazon Smile Foundation for Rocky Mountain Ham Radio. We’re going to put it to good use, but we could always use more. Read the following email from Amazon Smile and follow the link for smile.amazon.com!
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The Swapfest is an annual event this year it is co-sponsored by the Aurora Repeater Association, The Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club and Rocky Mountain Ham Radio. It is held at the Adams County Fairgrounds. The event will be held February 7, 2016 Doors open to the public at 9 AM and admission is $5. For more information you can contact Wayne N0POH at 303-699-6335 or by using our contact form. Once again tables will be $10 in advance and $15 the day of The Swapfest 2016 Swapfest Flyer to reserve your table now.
Directions to the Adams County Fairgrounds: 9755 Henderson Road Take I-25 to I-76 to US 85 to East 124th Road turn West and it becomes Henderson Road after you pass Brighton Road US 85 may also be accessed from the E-470 toll road, East 124th Avenue is the first light south of E-470 off of US 85.
RM Ham is offering two ½ day classes from 8 AM until noon culminating in a pizza lunch! The classes are Feb 27th, 2016 – Basic Networking and April 2nd, 2016 – Ham Data Transmission. The class fee is $10 per person. These will be held at the ESF Building, 4700 South Yosemite Street, in Greenwood Village. Class size is limited so ENROLL today!
Saturday Morning, December 5, 2015 Rocky Mountain Ham Radio New Mexico and Colorado came together for a day of IP learning at Rocky Mountain Ham University. It was everything from basic routers and IP addressing to building a network connected to the Rocky Mountain Ham microwave system. 10 RMHR – New Mexico members came together to build a large lab network on the conference table at Mark Menicucci’s office in Albuquerque, NM.
It was a great learning opportunity to get some folks into the IP world as well as teach some seasoned folks some good tricks. It was an excellent opportunity and everyone, incuding the instructors learned something!