Field Day 2019 in pictures

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President’s Report 6-23-19

Good evening and Happy Field Day weekend to everyone on the net. We survived!

The club was very busy this weekend; Friday we had 15 at dinner and 27 at our club meeting. We had a couple guests including Claire KE0MVO and Louise from Gunnison as well as Virgil who is interested in getting his license.

Dave Casler KE0OG surprised us by giving away a couple items, apologies in advance if I get this wrong, a DMR digital 2 way radio and Bencher keyer. Thanks Dave!

Our program was on “Free Phone Service” for ham operators. If you were unable to attend or would like the information mentioned please email Stan at Stan@W0LQ.com.

Also Steve KI0KY and Royce AA0JD went over last minute info for Field Day.

What a Field Day it was! The long timers all agree they don’t ever remember a Field Day quite like this one; sunny, then lighting, rain, windy and even hail, was the order of the day and night. It definitely kept us on our toes; as we had to disconnect antennas a couple times, however in spite of all the craziness we still managed to do pretty well with contacts. Royce will probably share during personal comments. I met Sharon KE0NTZ who came out for her first field day and Harry, (I didn’t get his call) came out from Hotchkiss and Chris, (didn’t get his call) and his 3 daughters, from Montrose were a huge help.

I want to say Thank You to everyone that braved the conditions and came out, your help was greatly appreciated!

That’s all for now, KK6RNV back to net control.

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Field Day 2019 Saturday June 22 thru Sunday June 23rd Sunset Mesa in Montrose CO

Set up starts at 8 am Saturday morning. Field day is noon Saturday until noon Sunday.

Take Chipeta Rd to Sunset Mesa Rd left. At the top of the mesa turn left you will see us there with all the antennas. Don’t forget to bring dinnerware Saturday.

Hope to see everyone there!

Sunset Mesa

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VE Testing Notice from Art Phillips, NN7A

The next MARC ham radio test session is scheduled for Sat. July 13th. I would like to have all pre-registration info in hand by the 7th.

I am currently without cell phone and text service. The only reliable way to contact me to preregister is by email to nn7a@aol.com. Sorry for the inconvenience. My cell phone service has been suspended because it was hacked (actually cloned) and I have so far been unable to resolve the problem.

A reminder that a new version of the General exam question pool goes into effect on July 1st. The new exams will be used at the July 13th session.

I would appreciate it if this info could be placed on the club website and announced on the net and possibly sent out to club members as an email.

Tnx es 73,

Art, NN7A
MARC VEC liaison

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President’s report 6-16-19

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!

That’s all I have for now.  KK6RNV.

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Ham in Gunnison needs some antenna help

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.

73s,
Kathy
KK6RNV

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Hardrock 100 run cancelled for 2019

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.

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President’s report 6-9-19

Good evening to everyone on the net.

Well this week I tried my hand at posting pictures from the Tail Gate and Museum Ship weekend to our website. I received kudos from the webmaster, so I guess I did it right!

Last Sunday I mentioned I would be posting info regarding the TRR event June 15th. I was finally able to get the info so I just uploaded it to the web.

Looking ahead our meeting is Friday the 21st at the Olathe Community Center and Field Day is Saturday 22nd thru Sunday 23rd at Sunset Mesa in Montrose. Hope to see everyone there!

That’s all I have for now.  KK6RNV.

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Team River Runner June 15th, 2019 Contact Greg for more information

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Museum Ship Weekend 2019

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