HR100: Ouray Aid Station Setup

Here’s a photo I took at the Ouray aid station for the HR100 endurance race.

At the Ouray aid station for the HR100 endurance run, club members Tom Palmieri, K2PJ, and John Renzelman, KBØRUD, helped set up the club trailer. Photo courtesy Dave Casler.

At the Ouray aid station for the HR100 endurance run, club members Tom Palmieri, K2PJ, and John Renzelman, KBØRUD, helped set up the club trailer. Photo courtesy Dave Casler.

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More HR100 Pics: Finish Line in Silverton

Club member Bill Bear offers two photos of the finish line in Silverton.

At the finish line of the Hard Rock 100 endurance race, Silverton, CO. Photos courtesy Bill Bear.

At the finish line of the Hard Rock 100 endurance race, Silverton, CO. Photos courtesy Bill Bear.

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Photos from HR100 Run at Telluride Aid Station

Hams staffing the Telluride aid station for the Hard Rock 100-mile run include (L-R), Pam Morrill, KE5YNT, and Steve Morrill, KE5YNR, both from Pagosa Springs, and MARC member Dick Schultz, KDØESZ. Photo courtesty Dick Schultz.

Hams staffing the Telluride aid station for the Hard Rock 100-mile run include (L-R), Pam Morrill, KE5YNT, and Steve Morrill, KE5YNR, both from Pagosa Springs, and MARC member Dick Schultz, KDØESZ. Photo courtesty Dick Schultz.

Friday, July 15th, 2016, found many MARC members supporting the annual Hard Rock 100-mile endurance run. Dick Schultz sends these pictures from the Telluride aid station.

Pam Morrill, KE5YMT, of Pagosa Springs, assists at the Telluride aid station. Photo courtesy Dick Schultz.

Pam Morrill, KE5YMT, of Pagosa Springs, assists at the Telluride aid station. Photo courtesy Dick Schultz.

 
The Telluride aid station banner. Photo courtesy Dick Schultz.

The Telluride aid station banner. Photo courtesy Dick Schultz.

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New “page” added: Technical Data

I’ve added a new “page” to the website. Pages are more permanent than posts, and the new page, “Technical Data” is a repository for the club’s collective technical memory. The first two documents are high-quality scans of the original (and unique) designs for the Field Day antennas. You can see these documents by clicking here.

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2016 Field Day Photos

We had a very successful Field Day on June 25th and 26th, thanks to the excellent planning and coordination of Field Day Chairman Royce Seymour, AAØJD. We had several public officials visit, enjoyed good food, and lots of operating.

Royce was in charge and had everything under control. KEØOG photo.

Royce was in charge and had everything under control. KEØOG photo.

 
Club President Ken Herrick meets with public official

Club President Ken Herrick greets David White, Montrose County Commissioner, at our Field Day site

 
Public official watches 15 meter station in action. Steve Schroder is logging, and Lew French is operating. The motorhome came from club members Matt and Lisa Goetsch.

Montrose County Commissioner David White watches 15 meter station in action. Steve Schroder is logging, and Lew French is operating. The motorhome came from club members Matt and Lisa Goetsch.

 
Field Day Chairmanl Royce Seymour meets with public official

Field Day Chairman Royce Seymour greets Montrose Mayor Ron Swanson at our Field Day site.

 
Gary gets the satellite antenna set up

Gary gets the satellite antenna set up

 
Lew French shows public official around

Lew French shows the 20-meter CW station in the club trailer to Don Angell, Montrose County Emergency Manager, one of our served agencies

 
Our public information display

Our public information display

 
Setting up the 40-meter 2-element beam.

Setting up the 40-meter 2-element beam. Club member Bill Bear, at far left, sits on the Paonia City Council

 
Solar power takes over, using club-owned solar panel, Bill Bear's controller, and club battery and trailer

Solar power takes over, using club-owned solar panel, Bill Bear’s controller, and club battery and trailer

 
Our new shelters worked well on their first outing.

Our new shelters worked well on their first outing.

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Annual Tailgate Party Coming June 4th, 2016

The Montrose Amateur Radio Club (MARC) is hosting its annual Tailgate Party on Saturday June 4, 2016 at the Lions Pavilion, Confluence Park, Delta, from 8:00 AM to noon. Admission is free. (See map below.)

All attendees will be included in the drawing for door prizes. The Grand Prize is a Yaesu mobile transceiver valued at $300.

According to Steve Schroeder, Tailgate Party Chairman: “The Tailgate Party is an opportunity to buy, sell, or trade amateur radio equipment and supplies. You can find the parts and equipment that you have been looking for at great prices, sell the gear you no longer need, and meet the hams you have been talking to on the air. Coffee, doughnuts and water will be available for a small donation. This event is sanctioned by the American Radio Relay League. New hams and those interested in becoming a hams are invited.”

Tables for sellers are available on a first come – first served basis for $5.00.

Contact Lew French at 970-417-6142 for more information.

Location of MARC Tailgate Party for Saturday, 4 June 2016

Location of MARC Tailgate Party for Saturday, 4 June 2016

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Club Meeting May, 2016: Jim Adams Shows Satellite Techniques

Jim Adams, AAØCW, demonstrates equipment used to contact amateur satellites. Photo by Dave Casler, KEØOG

Jim Adams, AAØCW, demonstrates equipment used to contact amateur satellites. Photo by Dave Casler, KEØOG

At our club meeting on May 20th, 2016, club member Jim Adams, AAØCW, demonstrated how he makes contacts via amateur satellites.

To view Jim’s presentation in PDF format, click here (large file).

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Do You Have Any Club Assets?

Dick Schultz, KDØESZ, our Club Vice President, is building a list of club assets. These include everything from the club trailer to generators and antenna analyzers.

If you have possession of a club asset, please contact Dick to let him know what you have so he can keep track.

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Jim Adams and Satellites in the Snow

Jim Adams, AAØCW, was outside today working amateur radio satellite SO50. A balmy 11 degrees. Made contacts with 6 stations including Alaska and Canada with a 1 watt ht.

Jim Adams, AAØCW, braves the weather to work satellites

Jim Adams, AAØCW, braves the weather to work satellites

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Photos of January, 2015, Meeting

The club met Friday, 15 Jan 2016, at the Olathe Community Center. After business was conducted, Matt Goetsch and Steve Schroder demonstrated a spectrum analyzer.

Matt Goetsch, KDØNUP, with his spectrum analyzer.

Matt Goetsch, KDØNUP, with his spectrum analyzer.

 
Steve Schroder, KIØKY, gives the presentation while Matt operates the spectrum analyzer.

Steve Schroder, KIØKY, gives the presentation while Matt operates the spectrum analyzer.

 
Club officers Steve Schroder, Mary Barclay, and John Renzelman, conduct the meeting.

Club officers Steve Schroder, Mary Barclay, and John Renzelman, conduct the meeting.

 
Club members observe during the business meeting

Club members observe during the business meeting

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