Happy Father’s Day and good evening to everyone on the net.
We have a request from Clarie Veech KE0MVO of Gunnison who would like help moving an antenna. Information below, if interested let me know and I will put the two of you in touch to work out the details.
Reminder tomorrow at 7 pm is our board call.
Looking ahead our meeting is Friday the 21st at the Olathe Community Center not sure who has snack, maybe Steve KI0KY can let us know and Field Day is Saturday 22nd thru Sunday 23rd at Sunset Mesa in Montrose. Hope to see everyone there!
A request has been made for some assistance for Clair Veech KE0MVO, age 80 that lives in Gunnison to move a Butternut HF6V antenna from its current ground mounted location to atop his metal roof.
Since turning 80 he feels it best to stay off roofs. The roof is a metal roof with a 8 12 pitch to it. He’s offered to throw a few burgers on the grill for volunteers to survey and assist with the move.
If you are interested in helping, please let me know so I can give you his email address to contact him directly.
I just received word that the HRH has been cancelled for 2019 due to “historic snowfall, avalanches, avalanche debris, an inability to reach certain aid stations and uncertain conditions on more than 40% of the course.”
This has been a popular event for club members to support as we have traditionally provided race communications for the more northerly aid stations. I’ve done it several times and have always enjoyed it.
We also moved the July meeting to a week earlier to accommodate the race; the board will let us know if that gets changed back to the normal 3rd Friday.
The club was very busy this weekend; we had Museum Ship Weekend in Montrose and our annual Tail Gate swap meet in Delta this weekend. Hopefully we will have summary reports from Lew K0LMF for Museum Ship and Steve KI 0KY for Tail Gate. I want to thank everyone that came out to support those events. We met a gentleman that is opening a chapter of TRR for veterans and their families. Their event is next weekend the 15th. I will post the info on the website for those that are interested.
Looking ahead our meeting is Friday the 21st at the Olathe Community Center and Field Day is the next day Saturday 22nd thru Sunday 23rd at Sunset Mesa in Montrose. Hope to see you there!
Jim Adams contributes this video of the 2019 Museum Ship participation by the Montrose Amateur Radio Club. Audio only. MARC member speaking is Royce Seymour, AAØJD. For more information about Museum Ship weekend, click here.
Just a reminder this weekend is Museum ship weekend, they will start setting up 3 pm Friday May 31st and will go from 6 pm until June 2nd 6 pm. Please come out and help man the radio or log in contacts. If you’d like to sign up for a specific time slot please contact Lew K0LMF.
Also this weekend will be out tail gate MARC tailgate party will be on June 1, 0800-1100, in Delta at the Lions Club Pavillion. Admission and one ticket are free. Tables are $5. The club has purchased the combo prize for the tailgate prize which will be Alinco dual-band DMR HT and a complete, ready to go DMR, DStar, Fusion, etc hotspot.
Our club, continuously active for over 50 years, is an ARRL-affiliated, general interest club serving a large swath of beautiful southwestern Colorado, including Montrose, Delta, Cedaredge, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Olathe, Lazear, Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride, Naturita, Nucla, Gunnison, and others. Our meetings are the third Friday of every month (July is 2nd Friday, Dec is first Sunday party at Bill Heddles Recreation Center at 1pm) at 7:00 p.m. at the Olathe Community Center.