President’s report 8-11-19

Good evening to everyone on the net.

Yesterday was the Hamfest and Swap Meet in Grand Junction. I heard there was a pretty good turnout, however I didn’t personally go, instead Stan W0LQ went without me. He mentioned a hot topic of conversation was our new DMR repeater in Montrose, the information on our website.

This Friday is our club picnic/informal meeting, I believe last Sunday it was decided we’d be meeting about 5:45 to set up tables and eat about 6pm. Hoping you will be able to make it and get a chance to visit with our fellow club members.

Since it’s not an official meeting, I guess we won’t have a conference call tomorrow evening.

That’s about all.

KK6RNV back to net.

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New DMR repeater

Hi Lew,

I wanted to spread the word. I put up a DMR repeater on log hill, on the top of my house. Wondered if you can let the MARC know about this? Or who should I contact for that? The repeater is on 447.800, negative offset, CC 1. Currently static talkgroups are TG91 (world wide) on timeslot 1, and TG31086 (Western Colorado, which I believe is also statically linked by Bill W0BX, in his repeater in Grand Junction) on timeslot 2. The repeater will also happily repeat analog FM signals, but that is not its main purpose. Feel free to experiment and key up some talkgroups if you’re into DMR at least. My informal testing showed I can hit it with my handheld from Ouray and at least parts of Montrose, as well as from the top of Imogene pass.


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President’s report 7/28/19

No report, however I’d like to thank everyone that participated in the Grand Mesa race as well as Rally Colorado in Rangely. Sounds like you all had some crazy happenings over the weekend.

Hope to see you at C&J’s cafe Saturday 8 am for breakfast and more stories.



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President’s report 7-21-19

Since I didn’t make it to the meeting I don’t have anything to report this week.
Up coming events – Grand Mesa and Silverton races.

Western Colorado Amateur Radio Club Hamfest and Swap Meet


Location: First Christian Church
1326 North 1st Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Sponsor: Western Colorado Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.94 (PL 107.2)
Contact: Chip Ferron , NØWKR
559 Grand Valley Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81504
Phone: 970-261-2508

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Upcoming Weather Spotter Training

Here is the announcement from the Weather Service of upcoming spotter training:

—–Original Message—–
From: wxgjt
To: foresterfrench
Sent: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 9:34 am
Subject: Upcoming Spotter Training Classes for August and September

Good morning,

We are pleased to announce that we have some spotter training classes coming up in August and September. The list of classes is below and the amount is a bit less than previous years. This is due to our office being short staffed with limited travel. Therefore, we are announcing all of the class locations in case you were able to travel for them. No RSVP is required, just show up! And these classes as always are free!

The only class that needs an RSVP is Grand Junction as space is limited. So, please contact Matthew Aleksa at or call 970-243-7007 to reserve your spot for Grand Junction.

August 3rd: Montrose, CO
When: 9 am till 11 am
Where: Montrose County Fairgrounds/Pioneer Room
1001 N. 2nd Street

August 10th: Grand Junction, CO
When: 12 pm till 2 pm
Where: National Weather Service
2844 Aviators Way

August 24th: Glenwood Springs, CO
When: 12 pm till 2 pm
Where: Glenwood Springs Branch Library
Community Room on the first/ground floor
815 Cooper Avenue

September 14th: Gunnison, CO
When: 12 pm till 2 pm
Where: Gunnison County Emergency Operations Center
510 W. Bidwell Avenue

We are currently working on getting a spotter training class for Moab and Telluride as well with a date TBD. So, please keep checking our calendar here:

Thanks and hope to see you there!

National Weather Service
Grand Junction, CO

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President’s report 7-14-19

Good evening to everyone on the net.

Not much to report, I will not be at the club meeting next week since we will be camping. Steve Schroder KI0KY will be covering.

I did stop by on Saturday at the EOC to see the progress on the radio installs and to drop off some brackets for that task. Bill KC0QXX, Steve KI0KY and Stan AD0ST were making good progress.

Also I spoke with Chris KE0SED who provided his call sign for a previous president’s report.

Please come out to the meeting Friday and help with Grand Mesa and Silverton races if you can.

Great big THANK YOU to KE0OG for submitting our stats for Field Day!

KK6RNV back to net.

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MARC Field Day Results

Here’s the submission I made on behalf of the club.

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July 13, 2019, VE Session Cancelled

Art Phillips reports he has received no preregistrations, so the VE Testing Session scheduled for July 13th is cancelled.

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President’s Report 7-7-19

Good evening to everyone on the net. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and enjoyed the long weekend.

Our monthly breakfast was yesterday in Olathe we had a total of 10 in attendance. Our regular waitress Trina is no longer working weekends so Cassie took very good care of us.

Afterwards some of us did Auxcom training at the EOC in Delta. I will let Steve KI0KY share about the specifics.

Other than that I want to make sure everyone knows the club meeting has been switched back to our normal date this month, Friday July 19th, because Hard Rock was cancelled.

I won’t be at the meeting since we will be taking our grand kids camping. However I believe we need people to help with Grand Mesa and Silverton races, which will be the following weekends. Please come out and sign up to help with one of the stations. We need someone to provide snack for the meeting.

I want to thank Tom and Dave for the great pictures they took of Field Day.


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Ham Radio Equipment for Sale

Ham Radio gear from SK Harvey Coonts is being offered for sale. Please see the following:

LEW, Here is that list again with a CORRECTED phone #
would appreciate if you could get it out to the members.
My apologies on the wrong phone # in the origional one

Subject: Fw: Silent Key equipment for sale.

Lew could you pass this on? JJ

ICOM IC- T2H with alkaline battery pack
ICOM 2AT Handheld With charger but no guarantee on present battery.
ICOM IC 207 dual band mobile
ICOM 2200 mobile
ASTRON RS 35 M Liner Power supply
Astron RS 20 A
MFJ 259 B HF/VHF SWR analizer
Hy Gain direction controller for Yagi
What appears to be a 2 or 3 band YAGI with rotor.
ALSO r 40ft mast / tower rigged with some type of leverage device for lowering?
Henry Radio 2-KD Classic linear Amp
MFJ Versa tuner III
Kenwood TS 450 S
Kenwood TS 570 D (?with tuner?)
What appears to be a UHF?/or VHF? Or FM radio yagi.
What appears to be a vertical ringo ranger??

Many of the above items are no longer supported by the manufacture. The family representative has indicated they will agree to a 1 week or 10 day time period to test equipment and return if not operable??
For Viewing contact AMANDA MORENO 909-636-9796 or E-Mail to

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