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October 24, 2014

October 25th was a gorgeous Saturday and for the Rocky Mountain Ham Radio crews a perfect day to tackle some of the last of the mountain repeater site chores. At Squaw Mountain Dave Maciorowski WA1JHK, Doug Sharp K2AD and Willem Schreuder ACØKQ reworked the microwave link from there to Devilshead and buttoned up some final last minute fixes.

At Devilshead the other end of the Squaw Mountain link was reworked and a new link to Badger Mountain established. They added a second frequency link radio and cable to the Almagre path as well. Scott Taylor WØKVA, Scott Burkhardt WØKU and Dean Mertz KØMKT took care of these tasks.

Badger Mountain is located south and west of Colorado Springs off of US Highway 24 near Hartsell.

Going to Badger Mountain were Mike Mullarkey K7PFJ, John Maxwell WØVG, Mike Gurski KØGUR, Wayne Heinen NØPOH and George Bartling WA9TCD There was lots of work to do here. There were two two foot dishes which required assembly, installation on the tower and alignment on the appropriate link paths. One was for the link to Devilshead and the other for a future redundant link to Cripple Creek. A two bay UHF repeater antenna was mounted on the tower and the new Badger Mountain MotoTRBO repeater and associated accessories were installed in the building.


RMHAM Front Range Microwave

October 16, 2014

During the 2014 year, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio personnel have spent significant amounts of time building and extending microwave radios to various locations along the front range to extend the reach of it’s radio systems. Our goal was to create a cooperative microwave network to carry IP traffic to repeater site locations while remaining technology agnostic. “We’re really creating a highway to carry all sorts of radio traffic,” said Doug Sharp, K2AD, Chief Technology Officer of Rocky Mountain Ham Radio.

Currently we have 18 hops of microwave installed into the system, adding more as time an weather allows. Plans are in the works for at least 6 more hops of radio and a few more MotoTRBO repeaters to extend the Colorado network.

While we would love to continue building these systems, maintenance of these systems are extremely time consuming. Distance from end to end on the microwave system is about 5 hours. We need to have partners to assist us in extending the reach of the network. Jeff Carrier, K0JSC signed on to do the Pueblo County/Fremont County extension and bring us closer to our goal of interconnecting with Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, New Mexico’s network currently under construction.

We have partnered with K0JSC for Pueblo/Fremont, N5UBJ, Bill VanHuss for Durango/LaPlata, W0FT/HEAHR for Ft Morgan. This can’t be done without help and support from all of these people and we welcome inquiries for network extension assistance!


Bikes and Brews Ride Canon City

September 20, 2014

Saturday September 20, 2014 Rocky Mountain Ham Radio assisted Colorado ARES Region 5 District 1 in supporting the Bikes & Brews event in Canon City. Colorado ARES R5D1 was managing communications and logistics for the event from the RMHAM Trailer in downtown Canon City. The Event had nearly 300 bicycle riders in attendance. It lasted from 8AM through 4PM and kept many RMHAM folks and Region 5 District 1 folks hopping on the K0JSC Fun Machines in Fremont county.

Many Visiting dignitaries were shown through the RMHAM Communications Trailer and given the nickel tour. Jack and Jocelyn McComb were sharing the net control duties for the event.

We appreciate everyone giving their weekend for the hobby and look forward to working with you on another event in the future!


HamCon Colorado 2020 Postponed

HamCon Colorado 2020 is postponed until 2021.  For more information, please visit HamCon Colorado’s Website.

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May 30, 2020
  • CANCELLED DIRTY 30 TRAIL RACE

    May 30, 2020
    Golden Gate Canyon State Park, 92 Crawford Gulch Rd, Golden, CO 80403, USA

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  • EOSS USING RM WIDE/Central

    May 30, 2020  4:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Good Evening Doug,  Jeff,  John & the RMHAM Board,

    We will be flying EOSS-299 EOSS Flight Saturday May 30th (WX Sunday May 31st) out of Windsor Colorado for NOAA.

    https://www.eoss.org/node/3797


    We would like to use the RMHAM DMR system for drive out coordination along with tracking and recovery.  

    We would start using the system at 4:30 AM and be done by 3 PM or so.  As always we would suspend our use of the system if there was emergency traffic and resume after that traffic cleared.

    Additionally we will be utilizing our mobile LTE linked DMR repeater which performed flawlessly on EOSS 297/298.   We had full communications with our ground station in Windsor Colorado for the duration of the flight and its tracking and recovery.   The mobile is linked to RMHAM “Wide” and “Central”.  

    EOSS Contacts:
    Flight Coordinator: Jim Langsted, KC0RPS, (303) 870-2802
    Tracking and Recovery Coordinator: Marty Griffin, WA0GEH, Cell: ‭(303) 378-3900
    Backup Tracking and Recovery Coordinator: Mark Patton, KC0D, Cell: (303) 517-4967

    My contact information is below.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    Best regards and 73',

    Mike Pappas
    W9CN
    RF Resource Coordinator
    Edge of Space Sciences
    www.eoss.org
    Pappas Consulting LLC
    Off: 303-988-0976
    Cell: 303-807-5619
    advanceddigital@mac.com

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June 6, 2020
  • DMR Tech Net

    June 6, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Rocky Mountain Wide

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June 13, 2020
June 14, 2020
June 18, 2020
  • Red Cross Net

    June 18, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Rocky Mountain Wide

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June 26, 2020
  • ARRL Field Day

    June 26, 2020 - June 28, 2020  

    Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will be in Southpark for the annual excursion.

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June 27, 2020
  • ARRL Field Day

    June 26, 2020 - June 28, 2020  

    Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will be in Southpark for the annual excursion.

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June 28, 2020
  • ARRL Field Day

    June 26, 2020 - June 28, 2020  

    Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will be in Southpark for the annual excursion.

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