IP Routing 101 Class

09/08/2013

Wayne, N0POH, Lisa, K0LMH, Willem, AC0KQ, Mike, K7PFJ do some hands on programming of a Mikrotik router for deployment.

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio ‘University’ conducted Routing 101 class with 8 participants on September 7, 2013. This class was a follow-on to the Repeater 101 class that RMHRU held earlier. These classes were presented by RMHRU ‘professors’ John Maxwell (W0VG) and Bob Sterner (KB0BS) in the well-equipped ‘classroom’ at Doug Sharp’s (K2AD’s) home. The IP and Router curriculum offered instruction in basic IP addressing and protocols, as well as information for more advanced router and network configurations.

Workshops were included in the classes to allow participants to experience hands-on router and switching configurations, and to actually link a repeater that is soon be incorporated into the RMHR MotoTRBO network.

RMHR’s Doug Sharp and John Maxwell also presented a basic outline of the RMHR network improvements that are currently being implemented. these include the micro-wave enhancement of the network backbone, and re-configuration of the system. They also introduced the regional talk-groups that will soon significantly enhance RMHR’s MotoTRBO system capabilities. RMHR expects to continue involving more amateur radio enthusiasts to participate in its efforts to expand its service area and capabilities. RMHR University is just another way that communications experts can promote the many technological capabilities of amateur radio. See pictures of the class here: Routing 101 Class


RMHR Top Ten in June VHF

07/17/2013

Well, claimed scores are in for June VHF and here’s some absolutely amazing news. Wayne Heinen, N0POH came in 4th in his category Single Operator, Low Power. This put him up there with some big contesters! Take an opportunity to pat him on the back or buy him a beer sometime for that fantastic showing!

SINGLE OPERATOR, LOW POWER
1 K2DRH IL 173,250
2 AB5EB STX 91,256
3 WB1GQR VT 85,914
4 N0POH CO 81,780
5 N4QWZ TN 81,748
6 N0LL KS 77,592
7 KC9BQA WI 64,448
8 N9DG WI 64,094
9 K9ASE IN 52,912
10 WB2SIH ENY 52,427

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio’s W0KVA Limon Contest Effort produced another top ten showing with a #5 claimed score in the US Multiple Operator Unlimited Power with a respectable score of 195, 734! Hats off to all of the W0KVA DM89 contest operators!

MULTIPLE OPERATOR, UNLIMITED
1 W2SZ WMA 969,441
2 K8GP VA 677,226
3 VE3WCC ONE 202,947
4 W4IY VA 201,576
5 W0KVA CO 195,734
6 K9CT IL 139,356
7 KB0HH OK 127,596
8 W6TV SJV 114,314
9 AA7XT CO 94,830
10 WQ0P KS 64,370

If you have a few moments, make sure you say something to one of the folks that spent their valuable vacation and weekend time to get us up to a respectable 5th in the US! Oh, and the great photo was take by Greg Pettis, N1GEP.

 


Rocky Mountain Ham Radio’s Summer Events

07/07/2013

We will  be attending the Denver Radio Club annual hamfest at Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden, Sunday August 18th, 2013 from 8:30-1pm.  For more information, see http://www.w0tx.org/hamfest.htm.

These are always a good time, a chance for camaraderie and you might find some treasure that you’ve always wanted.  Come out and see us!

 


RMHAM is an ARRL Affiliated Club

  • 06/02/2018Summer CWFIMA Academy
  • 06/08/2018VHF Contest Setup
  • 06/09/2018VHF CONTEST
  • 06/21/2018 7:00 pmAmerican Red Cross DMR Net
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Rocky Mountain Ham Radio at HamCon 2013

07/01/2013

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio and over 20 of our members attended the ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention in Estes Park, Colorado June 28-30, 2013.  The convention had over 45 technical forum sessions, banquets, foxhunt, W1AW/0 and many other special events.

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio operated the VHF W1AW/0 ARRL Special Event Station out of their communications trailer, managed by Scott Taylor, W0KVA.  The club was integral in making the event a success.  Talk in was being done out of the trailer and managed by Mike Davey, N0VBY.

Pictures of the event are online in the Gallery above.


Raspberry Pi Presentation at HamCon

06/30/2013

Ed James, KA8JMW a Rocky Mountain Ham Radio member from Albuquerque, NM did a very enlightening Raspberry Pi presentation at HamCon Colorado 2013, on June 28th, 2014.  His presentation was well attended and many people asked for copies of the presentation.  This link will get you a copy of that presentation!


Rocky Mountain Ham Southern Command

05/16/2013
Following is a report from RMHR/Southern Command:

The mailman just delivered June’s QST magazine, which contains November Sweepstakes (phone) results.  Sandia National Laboratories ARC, W5MPZ, placed first in the Rocky Mountain Division in the Multi-operator, Low Power category.  We also placed 8th nationwide (including Canada) in the Multi-operator, Low Power category (out of 65); 5th overall in New Mexico (out of 17); 15th overall in the Rocky Mountain Division (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming…out of 70); and 320 overall nationwide (including Canada…out of 1673).  Clean Sweep, and only 20 hours of operating (out of 24 possible).

RMHR members Ed KA8JMW and Brian N5ZGT organized the operation, RMHR member Chris NB5T was his usual powerhouse contest op, and RMHR member Katelyn KA5TLN provided support for the larger team since the operation was at our QTH.

Same folks are gearing up for W5MPZ’s traditional Field Day operation in the northern New Mexico mountains.  Last year we made 1300+ QSOs with a single HF station (1A).  Looking to step up the game as 2A this year.

73,

Brian N5ZGT


Rocky Mountain Ham Radio Assists in Operation Vital Connection

05/04/2013

5/4/13 Highlands Ranch, Colorado.  Rocky Mountain Ham Radio in support of Colorado AuxComm and the Colorado Office of Emergency Management assisted in an exercise with most major municipalities at the Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Facility to prove interoperability between each other and also interface with the US Military communications support groups.

The Rocky Mountain Ham Radio trailer was included in the exercise because it’s capabilities are the same as an MCCU or Mobile Command and Communications Unit.  All federal and state interoperable channels were tested as well as ham radio VHF, UHF and Packet frequencies.  Messages were sent via voice to test all local channels as well as testing packet capability to the military.

MARS frequencies were tested between Fort Huachuca, AZ as well as other locations.  Photos of the exercise are available in the gallery above!

 


FCC Grants Waiver for MotoTRBO

03/26/2013

March 22nd, 2013, the FCC granted a petition from the ARRL to allow one-slot TDMA on the ham bands, WT Docket No. 12-283.  This allows operation of all of the competing DMR radios to be used on the ham bands until such a time that the FCC gets it’s rulemaking done to allow amateur radio operators to use TDMA for experimentation and furthering of the art of radio.  If you’d like to read the whole grant, you’ll find a copy on line here.