July 4th Club Breakfast in DELTA!

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.

Steve Schroder
MARC VP

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Founding Club Member, Ike Topliss, SK

Melvin "Ike" Topliss, W7XG, a founding club member, SK

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.

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Field Day! Map to MARC Field Day Site

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

Map to MARC 2015 Field Day Site

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Tailgate Party Photos, 6 June 2015, Delta, Colorado

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

The welcoming banner proudly announces MARC’s affiliation with the ARRL

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Tailgate Party Map for 6 June 2015

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

Location of MARC Tailgate Party for Saturday, 6 June 2015

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ARES: New ARRL Manual Available

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.

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New MARC Banner: Your Thoughts Count!

Here are three designs for a new banner to be made for the club to be used at events such as the Tailgate Party and Field Day. Please add your comments below. You can support a particular banner, or make recommendations for changes. Randy Cassingham, KØRCC, is in charge of the design.

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Design number 1

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Design number 3

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Force 12 Antennas: Opportunity for a tour

The Grand Junction Radio Club (Western Colorado Amateur Radio Club) has announced that they are touring the Force 12 Antennas facility at 566 West Crete Circle, Unit 1, Grand Junction, CO 81505, on Saturday, 9 May 2015, at 9:30 a.m.

If you are interested in attending, you may get more information by emailing mthowdy@mac.com.

Directions: Take 25.5 south off Patterson, turn west (right) onto Pinyon. Pass by the first road north (right), Crete Circle. Take the second right (north) which is also Crete Circle to 566 W. Crete Circle. Unit 1 is the north corner office.

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Photos from March MARC meeting at Makerspace

We held our March meeting at Makerspace (see www.montrosemakerspace.com) in Montrose to discover what they’re doing there. We appreciate the presentations by Craig Hollabaugh and Chuck Vanderwist.

MARC meeting at Montrose Makerspace facility on 20 Mar 2015. Photo by Dave Casler, KEØOG.

MARC meeting at Montrose Makerspace facility on 20 Mar 2015. Photo by Dave Casler, KEØOG.

 
Montrose Amateur Radio Club meets at Montrose Makerspace on 20 Mar 2015. Photo by Philip Scheetz, KDØWCB.

Montrose Amateur Radio Club meets at Montrose Makerspace on 20 Mar 2015. Photo by Philip Scheetz, KDØWCB.

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Club Member Don McMillan’s Wife Sue Passes Away

It is my sad duty to report that club member Don McMillan, KDØFYH, lost his wife, Sue, on 21 March 2015. Cards may be sent to 3940 1940 Rd, Delta, CO 81416. Don reports that he plans to attend the upcoming April MARC meeting on the 17th.

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