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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Bob Schaeffer, KJØG, SK

Bob Schaeffer, KJØG, founding member of MARC, passed away at age 89

Bob Schaeffer, KJØG, founding member of MARC, passed away at age 89. KEØOG photo.

We are sad to report the passing of founding club member Bob Schaeffer, KJØG, on 8 Dec 2015, in Montrose. At Bob’s request, no services will be held. His obituary in the Montrose Daily Press can be found by clicking here.

He served in the Navy in World Ward II as a radio tech, and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in electrical engineering. Bob moved to Montrose in 1952.

In addition to being a founding member of MARC, he was also involved in the Montrose Model Railroad Club and the Ridgway Railroad Museum. He was an engineer at local TV station KREY TV. Bob’s reminiscences of the early days of MARC can be found by clicking here.

His wife Connie, KØGAS, also a founding member, passed away 29 Mar 2015.

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Grand Junction Club Will Host Technician Instruction Class

The Western Colorado Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) (not associated with the Montrose Amateur Radio Club) will be conducting a Technician License class in January 2016. Classes will be held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Thursday Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Testing will be Thurs Feb. 4. The only cost to the student is the testing fee of $15.00 at the time of testing. Location is the Ute Water Offices at 2190 H 1/4 Road, between Grand Junction and Fruita, off of Hwy 6 & 50. Map at http://www.utewater.org/contactus.html. If you are interested please contact KDØUKO at mthowdy[at]mac[dot]com. The instructer will be Kendall Glad, KØKDG, an Extra Class License holder.

(Webmaster’s Note: Students would be well-advised to bring the ARRL License Manual for Ham Radio with them.)

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September 2015 Meeting: Photos

We had our September 2015 meeting at our usual location of the Olathe, Colorado, Community Center at 7:00 p.m. on the 18th. After our business meeting, Steve Schroder, KIØKY, gave a presentation about a potential club activity to create an antenna range.

Board members conduct meeting. L-R, Club Vice President Steve Schroder, KIØKY, Club President Mary Barclay, KDØMSQ, Club Secretary Jeff Scheetz, KDØJCJ, and Club Treasurer John Renzelman, KBØRUD. KEØOG photo.

Board members conduct meeting. L-R, Club Vice President Steve Schroder, KIØKY, Club President Mary Barclay, KDØMSQ, Club Secretary Jeff Scheetz, KDØJCJ, and Club Treasurer John Renzelman, KBØRUD. KEØOG photo.

Members listen during September, 2015, business meeting.

Members listen during September, 2015, business meeting. KEØOG photo.

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Imogene Pass Run: Photos

Here are a couple photos from the Imogene Pass Run. If you have more photos, please send to the webmaster.

Net control station at Imogene Pass summit itself. Photo by Matt Goetsch, KDØNUP.

Net control station at Imogene Pass summit itself. Photo by Matt Goetsch, KDØNUP.

 
At the Telluride end. Note the use of the club's banner. Photo by Ken Herrick, KDØQGK

At the Telluride end. Note the use of the club’s banner. Photo by Ken Herrick, KDØQGK

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2015 VE Testing Dates Updated

Please note the following changes to the upcoming VE testing schedule:

DELETED Oct. 10th
ADDED Oct 24
DELETED Nov.7th

For more information about the testing, see our VE Testing page by clicking here.

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Colorado QSO Party: Club Members Royce Seymour, AAØJD, and Bill Bear, KCØQXX

Club members Royce Seymour, AAØJD, and Bill Bear, KCØQXX, participated in the Colorado QSO Party held Saturday, 5 Sept 2105. Bill Bear reports that they operated from the Delta-Gunnison county line north of Paonia. The weather was a bit wet and the ground muddy, but they were able to set up their station. They used a multi-band dipole and a beam antenna to make several hundred contacts. Bill sent the following photos:

Royce Seymour, AAØJD, operates the portable station for the Colorado QSO party. Note the solar panel and Royce's famous antenna tuner. The large black box is a battery box, and the tiny radio sits in the middle of the table. Photo by KCØQXX.

Royce Seymour, AAØJD, operates the portable station for the Colorado QSO party. Note the solar panel and Royce’s famous antenna tuner. The large black box is a battery box, and the tiny radio sits in the middle of the table. Photo by KCØQXX.

 
Royce Seymour, AAØJD, operates the station for the Colorado QSO Party. They are atop the Delta/Gunnison county line. Photo by KCØQXX.

Royce Seymour, AAØJD, operates the station for the Colorado QSO Party. They are atop the Delta/Gunnison county line. Photo by KCØQXX.

 
Royce sits at the station controls, with the 20-15-10 triband beam in the background. The beam is attached to the trailer. Photo by KCØQXX.

Royce sits at the station controls, with the 20-15-10 triband beam in the background. The beam is attached to the trailer. Photo by KCØQXX.

 
Detail showing the trailer-mounted beam used by the ABØJD and KCØQXX operation for the Colorado QSO Party.  Photo by KCØQXX.

Detail showing the trailer-mounted beam used by the ABØJD and KCØQXX operation for the Colorado QSO Party. Photo by KCØQXX.

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August 2015 Meeting at Rotary Park in Montrose

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.

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