Minutes from the August Meeting

Minutes from the August Meeting have been posted to the website.

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Imogene Run Upper Camp Bird Aid Station: Bear Photos

Bill Bear, KCØQXX, provides these photos of last Saturday’s Imogene Pass Run, taken at the Upper Camp Bird Aid Station.

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Imogene Run Summit Aid Station Photos: Goetsch Photos

Matt & Lisa Goetsch, KDØNUP & KDØNUO, provided these photos from Imogene Pass. They report they had to get up at 2:30 a.m. to be atop the pass by 6:00 a.m.
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Grand Mesa 100 Mesa-Top Aid Station: Goetsch Photos

Matt & Lisa Goetsch, KDØNUP & KDØNUO, submitted these photos of the aid station and the radio station at the Grand Mesa 100 run at the Mesa-Top Aid Station.

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Colorado QSO Party: Mobile Operation by KCØQXX, AAØJD, and KIØKY

The team of KCØQXX, KIØKY, and AAØJD operated mobile during the recent Colorado QSO Party. Shown is KIØKY's truck which includes his mobile station. Posing in front of the truck are (left) Royce Seymour, AAØJD,(right) Steve Schroder, KIØKY, .

The team of KCØQXX, KIØKY, and AAØJD operated mobile during the recent Colorado QSO Party. Shown is KIØKY’s truck which includes his mobile station. Posing in front of the truck are (left) Royce Seymour, AAØJD, and (right) Steve Schroder, KIØKY. Photo by Bill Bear.

AAØJD and KCØQXX pose in front of the truck with the mobile station.

Royce Seymour, AAØJD, and Bill Bear, KCØQXX, pose in front of the truck while tanking up for operation in more counties. Photo by Steve Schroder.

Steve Schroder, KIØKY, Bill Bear, KCØQXX, and Royce Seymore, AAØJD, all long time MARC members, operated mobile for the Colorado QSO Party, held on August 30th. This year they opted for mobile operation; they used Steve’s HF-equipped truck as their station. They successfully operated from Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Hindsdale, Mineral, Archuleta, LaPlata, and Ouray counties. Bill reports they had lots of contacts and worked hard for them. Several stations they contacted wanted the different counties, and one station actually stayed with them for all eight counties!

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Imogene Run Volunteer Sign-up

Imogene Pass Run Volunteer List as I have it. We have 1 ham at each station but several of these need a couple more. We could use help at the Start, Finish and Tomboy for sure. Please let me know if you can help.

The race is this coming Saturday (9/6) at 07:30 and there will be a weather report from the summit by 6:30 thanks to Matt and Lisa. I also need to get shirt sizes out as well so I will contact you if I don’t hear back.

  • Start – John Renzelman
  • Canyon Creek – Bill Bear (This is an optional station if Bill is needed elsewhere)
  • Lower Camp Bird – Robert & Mary
  • Upper Camp Bird – Phil Berghauser
  • Summit – Matt & Lisa
  • Tomboy – Royce Seymour
  • Tunnel – Chris Depuy
  • Finish – Steve Schroder
  • Sweep – Dick Schultz

I just got back from Hunting so I am just getting this out.

— Jeff

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Grand Mesa 100 Flowing Park Station: Photos

Here are more Grand Mesa 100 photos. These are of the Flowing Park station and are provided by Steve Schroder, KIØKY.

Flowing Park station

Flowing Park station

 
Flowing Park repeater

Flowing Park repeater

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Dinner Tonight

Dinner tonight will be at 5:30 pm in Olathe at the Busy Corner White Kitchen.  Reservations have been made.  Meeting will follow at 7:00 pm at the Olathe Community Center.

 

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Grand Mesa 100 Carson Lake Station: Photos

MARC provided communications between aid stations and race headquarters for the 2014 Grand Mesa 100 Mile Run. Carson Lake was one of the aid stations. Bill Bear, KCØQXX, provided these photos.

Carson Lake Station

Carson Lake Station

 
Wendy (Carson Lake aid captain)

Wendy (Carson Lake aid captain)

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July Meeting: Picnic to meet Bob and Connie Schaeffer

Our July 18th meeting was a picnic at Rotary Park in Montrose, where we could visit with Bob and Connie Schaeffer. Bob, KJØG, and Connie, KØGAS, are founding members who joined the club when it first began over 50 years ago. Bob is not in good health, so this picnic was held close to Bob’s nursing home. Here are some photos from the meeting:

Bob and Connie Schaeffer

Bob and Connie Schaeffer

 
Bob and Connie greet club members and visitors

Bob and Connie greet club members and visitors

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