Perry Lundquist, W6AUN, will be teaching his Introduction to Public Safety Communications course in Fort Collins on Saturday, October 3rd at 9:30am inside Colorado State University's Lory Student Center Room 312. This course will focus on the systems used in Colorado by public safety professionals (Law, Fire, EMS, SAR, local governments) and if/when/how/why we can help those professionals. All are welcome, even those who do not have their license - Perry will assume the audience has at least a basic understanding of how two-way radio systems work, however. If you work closely with an agency/government representative, feel free to invite them, as well.
I'll have the doors open at 9:00am, and the class will start promptly at 9:30am. Please be aware that CSU regulations prohibit me from serving food and drink at this event, so please plan accordingly. The course takes about three hours and is free of charge. Please be courteous to your fellow attendees and keep phones and radios turned off or on vibrate. There is free parking just North of the student center (1101 Central Avenue Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521) - both the "A" and "Pay to Park" sections of the lot is free on weekends. RSVPs are not required (but never hurt!) - just show up on game day and have a seat!
Let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing you then!
Alex Cabrall, KD0RML
Thanks to everyone that came out and made this a event a huge success.
The results are in:
- Operated as a class 3-A
- 169 Voice & PSK
- 8 GOTA Station Transmissions
- 239 CW Contacts
- 1 RADIO GRAM
- 1 visit from an elected official - the Mayor of Loveland !!!
- Most board members showed up
Fantastic job by everyone, and special thanks to Mike (KD0USB) for all his hard work running this for the club!!!
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The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 -- H.R.1301 -- has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. The measure would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land use restrictions.
Additional information about this bill can be found HERE.
A sample of a letter to your representative can be found HERE.
Gary KE0AAZ and Greg AD0JP, are interested in getting some activity going on 6 meters. Right now they both have vertically polarized omnidirectional antennas up, and are primarily working and monitoring on 50.130 MHz USB. Greg can be contacted for signal reports, antenna questions etc at firstname.lastname@example.org
The club holds a net each Wednesday at 6:30 pm on the 447.275 repeater (100 Hz tone). This net starts as a formal net with check-ins and an opportunity to ask questions of the board and members. Then switches to an informal net where participants can chat about anything on their mind.
The club holds a technical net on Monday at 7:00 p.m. on the 447.275 (100 Hz tone) This is a great chance for you to ask any question you might have about radios, antenna, or just how to get on with that project. No questions is to simple come join us.
The next general club will be on Saturday, Oct 17, 2015. Club meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month at the Golden Corral, 1360 SCULPTOR DRIVE, LOVELAND, CO It is located off E. Eisenhower (US Hwy 34) with an adjoined Kohl's parking lot. Join us at 8 am for breakfast, then the meeting starts at 9 where the last order of business is a presentation about some aspect of ham radio. Meeting agendas are published before the meeting on the member's area alongside the other meetings minutes.
The next NCARC Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday September 13, 2015 at the Golden Corral in Loveland (the same one as the general club meetings). We'll start meeting there around 5 or 5:30 for dinner and informal conversation. The formal meeting will start at 6:00pm.
All Meeting Notes, Agendas and Financial Reports are posted on the Members Only page.
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