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On the evening of Friday July 31st, the ham radio community lost a great person.  Willie Williams passed away after what is believed to be a heart attack and went quick and peacefully.  

Willie was heavily involved in almost every area of ham radio in northern Colorado, and was an inspiration to everyone who met him.  He will be sorely missed by his many friends.  Jerry is doing well, and has been receiving all the well wishes from our community.  Keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Services will be held at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 3815 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO on Friday the 7th at 3pm.

Obituary for Willard "Willie" Isaac Williams


Willard I. “Willie” Williams, 78 of Eaton, passed away July 31, 2015 at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. Willard was born October 21, 1936 in Ralston, OK to Francis and Dollie (Howrey) Williams. He married Jerry P. Cook on February 16, 1957 in Tulsa, OK. 

Willie was a resident of Eaton, CO since July of 2007. He grew up in Oklahoma graduating from high school in Waynoka, OK. He went on to attend Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK. He entered the Navy in 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1962. He later worked for the Santa Fe Railway later known as the Burlington Northern Railroad.

Willie attended Taylor Ranch Baptist Church in Albuquerque, NM. He enjoyed communicating on short-wave (ham) radios, making wooden pens, welding, building and repairing computers, and NASCAR. He loved his family and was a loyal friend to all. He never met a stranger.

He is survived by his wife Jerry P. Williams; son Robert I. (Deborah) Williams; daughter Charlene K. (Gary) Schmunk and Cynthia L. (Jim Snider) Clark; sister-in-law Frances Laging; 7 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-in-law; a sister; and a nephew.

Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday, August 7, 2015 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 3815 W. 20th St., in Greeley. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oncology Department at North Colorado Medical Center for research on Good’s Syndrome, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631. Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at www.allnutt.com.


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 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


The next NCARC (Rosin Corps) class will be on computer programming HT radios. We will be putting on the class at the FT Collins Police Dept. (2221 South Timberline Road Ft Collins) on Aug 22 from 9-11 AM. Our plan is to demonstrate both the Chirp and RT software on various HT radios For more information, contact Joe at secretary@ncarc.net.


If you work all 3 W9IMS events, you are eligible for a special certificate.

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ARRL Contest Calendar  W7BNM Contest Calendar

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 50.125 MHz USB.  Greg can be contacted for signal reports, antenna questions etc at gregella53@gmail.com

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.

Golden Corral

The next general club will be on Saturday, Aug 15, 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 August 11, 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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