So you want to know what Rocky Mountain Ham Radio offers? We are definitely not your traditional amateur radio club. We offer our services to other ham radio clubs and ARES groups to help them be successful in their missions. From technical knowledge to potential ham training and licensing, mentoring and technical learning classes in “RMHam University” as well as equipment and design on emergency and non-emergency communications services. Oh don’t get me wrong, we still have many activities to foster camaraderie, but that’s just a chance to unwind. Our team meets at the our organization events listed on the calendar above and you’re welcome to attend. Make yourself known to a purple shirt member when you get there!
In addition to our fixed repeater assets and microwave network, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio has many assets at their disposal which can be utilized on a first come-first served basis. Some equipment is quite expensive and any damage will be expected to be repaired, training will be required prior to the use of some of our equipment.
All of “Our Offerings” MUST be requested in advance and have the request approved by Rocky Mountain Ham Radio! Requests by any Colorado ARES group must follow the procedures contained in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that exists between Colorado ARES and RMHAM. All other requests must be submitted to RMHAM using our Contact Form
- APRS Trackers for various needs, high power and small units are available
- 3 Deployable “PODCOMM” Portable On Demand COMMunications systems in a box, HF, VHF, UHF, Digital Modes
- 3 Emergency Restoral Vans “QRV” with air mast and generators, satellite uplink systems, HF, VHF, UHF, Internet, Point to Point Data Systems and linking capability, VoIP telephone systems with a cache phones
Emergency Deployable Systems:
- Multiple transportable repeaters, analog, digital, linked, whatever the need or mode, amateur or commercial
- 24 Commercial XPR7550 UHF Motorola DMR Handhelds (can be used in FM too) with chargers and extra batteries plus commercial repeater services if needed. These are fully licensed for commercial use in any situation, by any licensed or unlicensed personnel.
- 30 Commercial XPR6300 UHF Motorola DMR Handhelds with chargers and extra batteries.
- 20 Commercial UHF 16 channel analog handhelds with gang chargers
- 40 Commercial VHF 1024 channel analog/digital handhelds with gang chargers.
- 25kW MQ Whisperwatt Ultra Silent generator on a trailer with 96 hours of continuous runtime.
- 4 – 50A portable power distribution panels or “turtles” and 6 – 50′ #4 extension cords for emergency distribution and restoral.
- 8kW propane Generator with power distribution on a trailer with 2 – 100lb propane tanks.
Accessories and Parts
Rocky Mountain Ham Radio stocks replacement equipment, antennas, feed lines and equipment to repair and deploy systems in many different configurations on short notice. If a disaster happens, we can design and implement a system based on your needs with a phone call.
Communications Command Post in a Trailer:
- 26 Foot Haulmark Trailer with two separate entrances and separate work spaces.
- Satellite internet , Terrestrial 4G Internet (Firstnet, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T) and VoIP PSTN telephones, four independent station locations, broadcast TV and satellite TV, fixed wireless hotspot capability, Femto Cells on AT&T and Verizon as well as remotely deployable, wired VoIP telephones, Remotely deployable IP Cameras with local server, HF, VHF, UHF, DMR, Packet, Pactor 1/2/3, FM & SSB, full battery backup, Honda EU7000is quiet, long running generator on board.
This tool is one of the most amazing platforms that you’ve ever seen in commercial or amateur service! If you have any interest in viewing or booking this unit, please contact us and we’ll schedule a chance for you to see it or demo it at your event.
Communications Van Support Units
3 separate 4×4 Ford Econoline E350 vans with deployable mast, repeater gear, telephone system, computer equipment, generator, and multiple dispatch radios allowing for remote setup and support of any event. Each van can allow operations personnel to manage an incident from the environmentally controlled comfort of the van.
Each unit has slightly different deployable missions and can be configured to meet your requirement.
Rocky Mountain Ham Radio DMR System
The RMHAM DMR Network is a Statewide network was created for both emergency and general amateur radio use. The network can be made available for amateur radio nets, communications for charitable and public service events, as well as emergency situations. Any usage for amateur radio nets and events must be requested and approved by Rocky Mountain Ham Radio and noted on the Rocky Mountain Ham Radio Calendar. (See the requesting process above!) This is done to ensure that we are tracking usage hours to avoid conflicts and for reporting purposes. RMHAM asks that you keep the usage of the network to the smallest network that covers your desired area. The list in ascending coverage order: A Local talk group (Devil’s Head, Lookout, etc.) or a Regional talk group East, Central, South, or North. The use of Rocky Mountain Wide talk group is highly discouraged, except for statewide emergencies.
Support for Rocky Mountain Ham Radio
As with any other endeavor Rocky Mountain Ham Radio is supported by the community that we help serve. Rocky Mountain Ham Radio is an IRS 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. Any donations that you may care to make are fully tax deductible. We continue to expand and operate with your generous donations, to learn more on donating click here.