Club members Royce, Dave, Bill, John, and Tom pose in front of the club trailer at the Ouray Aid Station. Royce and Bill continued on up the hill to staff the Governer’s Basin Aid Station. Photo courtesy K2PJ.
Every year our club provides communications support for the Hard Rock 100 Mile Endurance Race. These hardy hams staffed the Ouray and Governor’s Basin aid stations. The club trailer, shown in the picture, was used at the Ouray aid station. This race is considered an “elite class” race and people come from all over the world to participate. The race officials were delighted we were there to provide essential communications, and showered us each with a tee shirt, hoodie, and all the food we could eat.
Other club members participated at other aid stations.
Here’s a map to MARC’s Field Day site. From Downtown Montrose, go west on Highway 90 (the western extension of Main Street), turn south just across the river onto Chipeta, watch carefully for the sign to Sunset Mesa Road, turn up the hill on Sunset Mesa Road, and watch for the sign to the MARC Field Day site. This is a dirt road accessible by any vehicle. Field Day is Saturday, 24 June 2017, and Sunday, 25 June 2017. Come Saturday morning to help set up. Operations start at noon on Saturday and end at noon on Sunday, followed by tear-down. Come regardless of your license class, as you can operate on any band under the supervision of control operators. We’ll be using KØIIT, our club callsign.
This advertisement is currently running in the Montrose Daily Press in the Around the Valley section:
Ham Radio Field Day June 24
The Montrose Amateur Radio Club is hosting its annual Field Day starting at noon, Saturday June 24 on Sunset Mesa off of Chipeta Drive. Field Day showcases the ability of ham radio to provide emergency communications with no reliance on the commercial power grid. Non-hams will have an opportunity get on the air and make their own radio contacts. Operations continue until noon on Sunday. Call 970-417-6142 for information.
Also check the ARRL Field Day Locator.
Our setup starts at 0800 local on June 24. Many hands make light work so please come help.
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Montrose ARC Meeting Minutes for April 21, 2017
Dick Schultz stated board has tabled motion regarding a donation for the Montrose EOC.
Steve Schroder presented the Secretary’s report. A motion to approve by Bill Bear, seconded by Dave Casler, was unanimously approved.
Treasurer’s report presented on the screen. Lew French moved to approved the report. Jim Adams seconded the motion. It passed unanimously.
Gary Johnson reported on activities. The Ham Breakfast will be in Olathe at 0800 on May 6.
Lew French reported on the Black Canyon Assent on May 20.
Steve Schroder reported on the Tail Gate Party in Delta on June 3.
There will be VE testing on June 10.
Steve Schroder reported on the AUCOM class in Delta on May 19-21.
Lew French reported on Montrose RACES about progress on stations at the EOC and hospital. There will be a SKYWARN training in Delta on May 11.????
Larry reported on the American Legion Radio Club which meets on the first Monday at 6 p.m. at Friendship Hall in Montrose.
Chris Depuy reported on the progress for giving books to libraries.
Jim Adams motion to approve expenditure of up to $400 for a door prize radio for the tail gate parts was seconded by Bill Bear and unanimously approved.
Steve Schroder stated the need for the Hard Rock 100 planning to be on the June meeting agenda.
The Cedaredge breakfast is at 0815/0900 at the Scramblers Café in Cedaredge.
The CCARC meeting will be on April 29 in Limon. Chris DePuy stated the possibility of MARC hosting the fall meeting of CCARC.
The motion to adjourn, made by Bill Bear, seconded by Dick Schultz, was unanimously approved.
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 (except December) at 7:00 p.m. at the Olathe Community Center.