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As announced at the December club meeting, we've got some updates to the club's bylaws that are designed to streamline club operations, and clarify aspects of the current version.  Please take some time to review the changes and be prepared to vote.  The changed version is available as a google doc, and has the changes highlighted.  You can also compare that to the current version.  If you have any item you'd like to voice an opinion on, feel free to discuss it in the forum we've set up specifically for this purpose.  You can also email your comments to board@ncarc.net.  Board members will be monitoring this, and responding to comments.

Image result for ham radio clipart    Ok boys and girls, ever wonder what the big boys play with or how to really talk HF, well now is the time for all to see. Come to our HF seminar on Feb 24 from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Poudre Valley Fire training center at 3400 West Vine in Fort Collins and find out. We will have several HF stations setup with operators there to assist you or answer any question you might have on HF radio. Who knows, maybe Russia will be calling you.

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Looking forward to 2018 we’ve have some great events planned for the first of the year.  The following are tentative dates and may changes as need,   On April 28, 2018 we will be launching our first Tech Fest, a group of workshops designed just for new hams  as well as advanced.  We will be publishing more as we get closer to the events, and thanks for supporting our club.

Hey everyone!  Just a reminder that NCARC memberships run January - December.   If you have not renewed for 2018, please do so.  You can either renew/join online using paypal or send us a check to our P.O.Box.  All the details can be found on our membership page.  

The club holds a technical net on Monday at 6:00 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 too simple.  Come join us. Echo link folks please join in.

These sessions are recorded and posted to the "Supplies/Resoures" area of our website for anyone who may have missed a session.

 The tech net on Feb 12  Open Forum..

Check out the updated TechNet recordings in our Resources area.

Attention: Should the 447.275 Horsetooth Repeater fail the Monday Tech Net will promptly move to the 145.115 repeater (100Hz tone)

NCARC is happy to announce the launch of the new NCARC YouTube channel.  While it's a little sparce right now, we're actively working to add more content.  Please subscribe and check back often.  We've got some of the latest tech net's there along with some fantastic presentations from our most recent hamfest.  The latest addition is a great presentation on Chasing Satellites.

The next NCARC Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday Feb 13,  2018 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.

Golden Corral

The next general club will be on Saturday, Feb. 17th, 2018. 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.


Working HF and find a band opening?  Make a rare contact?  Want to let your fellow DX'ers know?  

Join our new DX Spotting mail list.  Share your contact with others, and find out about who's out there.  Send an email to info@ncarc.net to get on this list.

    The term "Elmer" has the meaning of someone who provides personal guidance and assistance to all hams who need help. NCARC has developed our Elmer program to assist anyone who is in need of advice or assistance in setting up, removing, or just making fine adjustments with all amateur radio projects. If you need any assistance please email  elmers@ncarc.net and thank you for supporting our program. 

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.

              Attention: Should the 447.275 Horsetooth Repeater fail the NCARC Wednesday Club Net will promptly move to the 145.115 repeater (100Hz tone)


Got a comment on our repeaters?  Something not working?  Any other problem with our system?  

Don't just talk about it on the air.  Send us an email to TechFeedback@ncarc.net.  Use this email to report any problems or suggest improvements.  It will be read by those that can fix the problem.

We are happy to announce a partnership with RMHam.  For the foreseeable future, our 447.275 repeater will be linked to the 447.750 RMHam repeater on Lee Hill (near Boulder).  This extends the coverage of this linked repeater pair far into the Denver area and much further south including filling in a number of dead spots.  The repeater is on 447.750 with a negative offset and requires a 141.3Hz CTCSS tone.  

On Thursday Evenings, 1930 hrs, on 147.420 (voice) simplex and 144.390, (APRS)

We’d like to invite you to a new Simplex and APRS net.  It’s soul purpose is to help you be better prepared and to give each operator the resources to make their own station more functional, better equipped and build the skills to venture in directions many have either not been exposed to or still have questions of “how to” or “what’s this about”.  Although some of us have used APRS, what else can we do with it besides beacon our location, or check on others?  How well can it work beyond the range of a digipeater?  How else can it be used?

Learning and using your equipment and resources on a regular basis affords you the ability to troubleshoot your own problems and function better as a communications team member. By pooling people, equipment, providing training, and Q & A sessions, we hope to provide  you the tools to be proficient and help you to be a more valuable member of this communications team.  

For more information, contact K7AVV, N7GES, K0RAW, or KC0DSJ

Please note that board reports can be found under Newsletters -> Recent newsletters.

The Tech report that was previously posted here on the front page will now be found in the monthly report with all other board member reports.

All Meeting Notes, Agendas and Financial Reports are posted on the Members Only page.


Want to have access to the Members Only page, be on the members only mail distribution list and other details related to the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club?  After  joining the club, members are sent information on how to access these areas by logging in.  If you are already a member and have not been given access please contact the Webmaster.

 If you find any broken links while using these pages, please contact the Webmaster and tell us what you found.