RMHAM University 2018-2019

08/15/2018

We are excited to announce yet another excellent set of classes for the 2018-2019 season. RMHAM University is held on the third Saturday of every month and takes the form of a four hour in-depth exploration of a topic.

  • Oct 20  DMR Systems and Uses
  • Nov 17  Ad Hoc IP Networks
  • Dec 15  Test and Measurement
  • Jan 26  Repeaters 102
  • Mar 16  Building your PodCom
  • Apr 20  Linking Repeaters

Click here for more details on what the classes cover.  

The classes are free and walk-ins are allowed, but we ask that you RSVP so that we can have enough coffee and treats on hand.

Click here to sign up for the class.

Classes are held Saturday mornings from 8am to about noon at the Cherry Creek Schools ESC on South Yosemite in Greenwood Village.

We usually meet for breakfast at the Village Inn on Hampden before class, and often enjoy lunch together at a restaurant in the vicinity after class to talk about the topic of the day as well as life, the universe and everything.  Please join us for some delightful conversation.


DRC Swapfest Sunday August 26th

07/07/2018

One of the best swap fests in the Front Range is coming up on Sunday August 26th, 2018.  Denver Radio Club always puts on a good event.  Doors Open at 8:30AM and ends at 1PM. It Will Be On A New Weekend This Year.  The location is the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Avenue, Golden, CO 80401.  Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will be out supporting DRC with our communications trailer.

Click on this link for more information

Talk-In on 145.49- 100Hz. tone; and 448.625- 100 Hz. tone

Hourly Door Prizes – Main Drawing at Noon (Must be present to win)

Admission: Only $6.00 (Children under 13 are free with a paid adult).


Support RMHam thru Amazon Smile

03/13/2018

The AmazonSmile Prime Day starts July 16 at 1 PM Get Great Deals thru July 17 and Support RM Ham. Now is the perfect time to start supporting RM Ham through Amazon Smile.  We’ve started purchasing the parts to redo the installation at Mosquito and we have plenty of new projects coming up this summer! Just go to smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2928518 and Amazon will donate to Rocky Mountain Ham Radio Inc.


RMHAM is an ARRL Affiliated Club

  • 11/15/2018 7:00 pmAmerican Red Cross DMR Net
  • 11/17/2018RMHAM-U: Ad Hoc IP Networks
  • 12/08/2018 9:00 amCCYARC/RMHam VE Testing
  • 12/15/2018RMHAM-U: Test and Measurement
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The Swapfest 2018

03/03/2018

February 18, 2018, the weather was perfect for the first Metro area ham fest of the season. The Swapfest 2018 was a great event! We set an attendance record with well over 500 in attendance and once again sold out all the tables in the hall.
This year’s Swapfest featured the Rocky Mountain Ham University Homebrew and Kit Building Expo that had a very good turnout with a variety of presentations and great Q and A sessions.
The Aurora Repeater Association, Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club and Rocky Mountain Ham Radio want to extend a hearty THANK YOU to all who participated and attended the event!


Thorodin Wind Damage

02/08/2018

As of about 2PM on Feb 7, 2018, the Thorodin DMR went off-air as well as 449.225 analog and the Colorado Connection Denver transmitter.  The main antenna for UHF transmitter combiner broke it’s mounts at the roofline and ripped out it’s feedlines.  The system is temporarily repaired and back online as of Feb 9, 2018.  It’s amazing the damage that wind can do!  It was blowing about 25mph continuous and gusts to 60 while W0VG and Ben Hammond from Mountain Broadband were there affecting repairs.


RMHam U – Antennas, feedlines, SWR

12/16/2017

About 25 hams attended Chris Hamilton’s (AE5IT) RMHam U class on Antennas, Feedlines and SWR (subtitled:  Every Antenna is a Multiband Antenna).   The Chris explained why even mismatched antennas can be effective radiators as long as your are using a feed line with low loss.  The class also had a practical demonstration of wave  propagation.  RMHam holds these classes monthly during the ‘cold’ months and you can sign up by clicking on “RMHam University” in the menu bar of this web site.


Support RMHAM this Holiday Season!

11/06/2017

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio has found a great opportunity for you to have a portion of your purchases through http://smile.amazon.com donated to Rocky Mountain Ham Radio.  This costs you nothing, and RMHAM receives a portion of your purchase! Click Here to sign up and support RM HAM or just visit Amazon Smile and choose Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, Inc as your 501(c)(3) charity of choice!

Our network expansion this year alone (Westcreek, Leadville and Vail) cost $15000.00 and that doesn’t include any of our maintenance from lightning strikes or equipment damage!

We would love to have your support through Amazon or donating directly to us via our link under About RMHAM Radio, Support RMHR.  You’ll thank us when you go to use our network!

 


Maker Faire Success

11/04/2017

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio attended Maker Faire Denver on October 14th and 15th 2017 at the Denver Merchandise Mart.  The Comm Trailer was set up in an area that had great traffic and many visitors during the event.  Willem reported that the crystal receiver was a bit hit with attendees and there were ongoing discussions about Ham Radio in general and kit building in particular.  Thanks to Chris, AE5IT for leading the group.