Dirty 30 Trail Race Upcoming

04/07/2019

Hi All,

The RMHAM and AuxComm technical team is going to provide communications for the 2019 Dirty 30 50k trail race in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.  We have plenty of volunteers this year and are looking toward a great technical challenge and event.

If we don’t bring the communications, we we can’t communicate.  As you may or may not know, the park has very little commercial communications methods and no cellular telephone service.  This makes the communications mission for amateur radio even more needed.

In order to track over 750 runners on the 50 kilometer course, we employ many hops of microwave built especially for this event.  Our operators oversee and maintain the network for the event and provide emergency backup in case of a failure.

This year, we are adding additional microwave paths within the park and video cameras from each of the aid stations which are recorded on a digital recorder in the communications trailer at the start finish.

This event will have nearly 40 amateur radio operators on site to assist the race team to provide a seamless event.  We hope that we can have you join the team next year!  It a very fulfilling experience.

John, W0VG and Willem, AC0KQ

 


RMHam U: PodCom with Video!

03/18/2019

Rocky Mountain Ham University was in session on March 16th with David Dean, KØPWO presenting portable/deployable emergency equipment (VHF/UHF/HF).  About 30 area hams enjoyed a practical, interactive class.

If you’d like to watch the class, it’s here


NM TechFest is Underway

02/23/2019

 

The 2019 New Mexico TechFest is underway in Albuquerque.  The event promises to be fun and educational with many seminars and technical demonstrations scheduled throughout the day.  Well done to the RMHam-New Mexico team for planning and hosting this annual event.


RMHAM is an ARRL Affiliated Club

  • 05/30/2019Dirty 30 Event Prep
  • 05/31/2019Dirty 30 Event Prep
  • 05/31/2019Trailer to Dirty 30
  • 05/31/2019RADIO CACHE IN USE AT Dirty 30
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Longmont Amateur Radio Club Swapfest coming April 2019

01/26/2019

The LARCfest is coming April 6, 2019. As usual, it’s a great hamfest and Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will be there. Consider coming out and supporting the Longmont Amateur Radio Club!  We’ll be there with the QRV2 and some items to sell.

The flier is here

 

 


The Swapfest Coming!

01/26/2019

The Aurora Repeater Association, Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club and Rocky Mountain Ham Radio swapfest is coming Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Adams County Fairgrounds exhibit building 9755 Henderson, Road, Brighton, CO.

This is the granddaddy of them all for Colorado hamfests. We’re getting close to selling out on tables and have a great slate of vendors for this swapfest.

We’re definitely looking forward to the 2019 version of “The Swapfest!” and I know that you’ll really be glad you came.

The flier is available by CLICKING HERE.


Full House @ RMHam U

12/15/2018


Saturday, December 15th saw a full house in attendance at the RM Ham University class.  Bob Witte, KØNR presented Test and Measurement techniques and equipment for Amateur Radio.  Great attendance drove great participation and Q&A.  Many favorable comments followed and we’ll be sure to keep Mr. Witte on the list of RMHU adjunct professors for future classes.  RMHU Director Willem Schreüder, ACØKQ said “we’re fortunate to have a very talented pool of Hams who are willing to give their time and talents to pass along their knowlege to the Colorado Amateur Radio community”.  He reminded all that next month’s class will be held on January 26th and anyone can sign up by checking the RMHam University link on this website.


2019 New Mexico TechFest

11/22/2018

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, New Mexico is pleased to announce the 2019 New Mexico TechFest, an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty event, on Saturday February 23, 2019 at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Event Center.

Join fellow amateur radio operators from around New Mexico (and beyond) for a day of quality presentations, demonstrations, and instruction provided by some of New Mexico and Colorado’s most experienced technical hams on a variety of emerging and relevant technical topics within amateur radio today. The New Mexico TechFest is designed to provide a unique opportunity for all hams interested in the technical aspects of our hobby to advance and expand their technical knowledge and to facilitate technical discussion, collaboration, and ideas with one another.

For many more details, including the call for presentations/posterboards/demos, please visit the New Mexico TechFest web page.


RMHAM-U Draws a Crowd

11/18/2018

Saturday November 17th saw over 40 hams come out to learn how to provide IP in challenging terrain in support of served agencies. This class explored the planning, configuring and deployment of a network using point-to-point microwave links, commercial satellite and cell links, and mesh networking using the real life experiences that RMHAM members gained over the past few years working the ”Golden Gate Dirty Thirty” Trail Running event in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. This class was presented by Willem AC0KQ John W0VG and Chris AE5IT, who were the design and implementation team for the event. They shared their firsthand knowledge of creating the infrastructure necessary for a successful deployment at an event in held in rugged terrain.
The syllabus for the class can be downloaded from at the Course Syllabus choice under the RMHAM University tab The talk was recorded by John AE7YH and Fran AF7YL and is available on the RMHAM YouTube channel soon.


RMHAM at Steam-A-Palooza Nov 10

11/04/2018

Rocky Mountain Ham will be attending the Steam-A-Palooza at Grandview High School, Saturday, November, 10 with the Trailer and some smiling faces.  As you will note, this is a testing day also, so some of the team will be spending the early morning at the test session and then coming over to this event.  We’d love to have you come out and shake hands.

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Hi Rocky Mountain Ham Radio Team, 

My name is Dustin Vick and I’m a STEM teacher in Cherry Creek Schools. Along with some fellow teachers we are planning a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Event happening in November and wanted to reach out and see if you would be willing to join?

We are so excited to start planning our annual STEAM-a-Palooza: Empowered by Innovation event happening on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at Grandview High School. We would really love it if you could join us. Last year we had more than 3,000 people walk through our doors and see all of the great things happening in Cherry Creek Schools, K-12, and in our community with partners like you. We would really appreciate it if you and your team could join us and allow our students and community to get hands on with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with your amazing resources. If you are interested in joining us again please let me know. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon, 

Dustin Vick

STEAM-a-Palooza

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 

http://www.steamapaloozaccsd.com/


NCARC Hamfest Coming!

10/31/2018

 

On January 19, 2019, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will once again be supporting the NCARC Hamfest at the Ranch in Loveland, CO.  The event is usually a lot of fun and is well attended.  If you’re looking for some bargains, and you’d like to come out and shake a few hands, we’d sure love to have you at the event.  Admission is $6 per person.  For more information please see www.ncarc.net.

 


Support RMHAM thru Amazon Smile!

10/29/2018

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Rocky Mountain Ham Radio Inc when you do your holiday shoping at smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2928518.

 

 


Boo! Don’t be scared by Halloween changes.

10/21/2018

On October 31st, there will be some minor changes to the RMHam DMR Network.  On that date, the Devils Head repeater will be re-programmed with a new ‘Local’ talk group and the current ‘Central’ talk group will be dropped.  For those of you maintaining your own Code Plug, the changes are as follows: (1) Repeater Color Code changes from CC=7 to CC=8; (2) Remove talk group 720/Central from Time Slot 2; (3) Add new talk group 711/Devils Local on Time Slot 2.   In addition to that change, RMHam will be creating a new Talk Group to be used for experimenting with Voice and Data on our three VHF repeaters located at Almagre, Squaw and Lookout.  The changes are: On Time Slot 2 create Talk Group 705 which will be called “Eastern”.  All other parameters remain the same.  If there are any questions about programming your Code Plug, please contact the appropriate Code Plug maintainer for your type of radio as listed on our Sample Code Plug page.


DMR RMHAM-U by K0NGA

10/20/2018

The ever popular RMHAM University on DMR Systems and Uses by Mike K0NGA was attended by more than 40 people this Saturday morning.  It was an excellent talk with great interaction and many new faces interested in getting into DMR.  The talk was recorded by John AE7YH and Fran AF7YL and is available on the RMHAM YouTube channel soon.


Willem Explains NetLab

10/08/2018

(By KØRM)

At the BARCFest held on October 7th, the RMHam NetLab was on display and drew many curious attendees.   I captured an impromptu briefing when I aimed my camera at our own network guru Willem Schreuder and said “what’s going on here?”   Thanks to him for a great two-minute explanation and demonstration.

Click HERE to see the video.


Introduction to Network Radio

08/25/2018

Have you heard all the buzz about Network Radio but wanted to more about it? RMHAM team member Joey Stanford, NV0N, has created an informal introduction video to get you to started.

RMHR hosts successful 2018 TAPR Digital Communications Conference in Albuquerque

08/20/2018

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, New Mexico hosted the 2018 TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel on September 14-16. DCC is an annual conference, attended by hams across the United States and world, that highlights digital communications technologies, techniques, and capabilities currently being utilized within amateur radio or under development.  RMHR-NM attracted DCC to New Mexico for the first time in the conference’s 37 year history, in part because of its experience conducting the annual New Mexico TechFest.

The weekend was filled with introductory and technical presentations, demonstrations, meals with speakers, prizes, and opportunities to establish or build relationships with some of amateur radio’s notable technical innovators.  Special thanks to Rick AE5JI, Ron NR5ON, Erik KE5ZBG, Pat W5RMY, and Brian N5ZGT for the logistical and on-site support!