Our club meeting this evening will not be in Olathe. Rather, it’s our annual picnic meeting and will be held at Rotary Park. Details from Lew French:
Tonight’s MARC meeting is at Rotary Park next to Columbine School on South 12th street, Montrose. Meeting time is 1900 hrs. The meeting will start with a bring your own dinner. This is not a pot luck. Guests and spouses welcome. Business meeting and program will follow.
The regular Montrose (Colorado) Amateur Radio Club was held on 17 July 2015 at the community center in Olathe, Colorado.
Club members listen as Bob Barclay, KDØJRK, gives a report
Royce Seymour, AAØJD, gives a Field Day report to the entire gathering
Royce Seymour, AAØJD, gave a presentation on using antenna tuners
Club members Randy Cassingham, KØRCC, and Dave Casler, KEØOG, with very little notice, spoke at a Ouray County Planning Commission workshop meeting on Tuesday, July 7th. They were there in response to a proposal that would require a $1000 application fee to put up a tower—any tower. The meeting was reported on page 3 of the July 9 – July 15 issue of the Ouray County Plaindealer, shown below. The bigger issue being addressed by the commission is the proliferation of cell phone towers in Ouray County; Cassingham and Casler were there to persuade them not to extend complex cell tower regulations, especially permit fees, to amateur radio towers.
In addition to the meeting, Cassingham and Casler had a good conversation with Ouray County Emergency Manager Glenn Boyd regarding including amateur radio in the Ouray County Emergency Operations Center. Cassingham already works closely with Ouray County on communications matters that extend beyond amateur radio.
The Ouray County Planning Commission held a workshop on Tuesday, 7 July 15, at which MARC club members Randy Cassingham and Dave Casler spoke.
The MARC breakfast will be at the Sundown in Delta at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 4th. The Busy Corner Cafe/White Kitchen in Olathe is closed on that day.
Melvin “Ike” Topliss, W7XG, a founding club member, SK
Melvin “Ike” Topliss, W7XG, one of the founding members of the Montrose Amateur Radio Club, passed away on 12 June 2015 in Oregon. He was known by many in our club and we will miss him.
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, 27 June 2015, and Sunday, 28 June 2015. 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.
Map to MARC 2015 Field Day Site
Here are some photos of the Montrose Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Party held at the Lion’s Pavilion in Confluence Park on 6 June 2015. If you have additional photos, please send them to the webmaster.
The welcoming banner proudly announces MARC’s affiliation with the ARRL
Here’s a map to the MARC Tailgate Party held at the Delta Lions Club Pavilion. From US 50, go east on Confluence Drive to the first major right; turn onto Gunnison River Drive. The Pavilion will be on your right as shown on the map. Talk-in on 147.195+. Officially open 0800 MDT.
Location of MARC Tailgate Party for Saturday, 6 June 2015
ARES is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, a creation of the ARRL. You don’t have to be a member of ARRL to participate. Lew French notes that a new version is available. You can download it directly from the ARRL by clicking here. The document is a PDF.