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!

 


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!


RMHAM is an ARRL Affiliated Club

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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.


NCARC Hamfest

01/19/2013

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio attended the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club’s hamfest at the Ranch (Larimer County Fairgrounds) on January 19th.  The hamfest was well attended and many hams toured the Rocky Mountain Ham Radio Commtrailer.   In addition to the trailer, RMHAM had a static MotoTRBO display at the event demoing linking and Digital Mobile Radio.

Special thanks for all that attended and assisted us with the event.


2012 Turkey Day 5K race

12/09/2012

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio supported Douglas County ARES, District 24, for the Turkey Day 5K. This is an annual event that D24 supports, and RMHR is priviledged to contribute by providing its Command and Communications Trailer. 16 members of ARES District 24 volunteered to successfully provide communications support and course safety for the “Turkey Day 5k” in the early morning hours of November 22, 2012. D24 contributed 70+ man hours to the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce, while utilizing a UHF Portable Repeater (W0RDR/R), 800MHz DTRS, Business Band VHF, APRS, and Digital ATV on 5GHz to manage the event. These provided real-time communications and video for race organizers, and communications with medical personnel and the ARES operators along the course. D24 manned 10 locations along the course, ensuring that the runners were safely running on the right path, and provided Digital ATV from 2 locations on the course. Randy Reynard, W0RDR, was D24’s Mission Coordinator for the event, and Daeron Cofer, KC0CNS, managed the D24 team as net control from the Comm Trailer. See pictures of the event at Turkey Day 5K 2012 under Gallery above.