Field day is Coming

This advertisement is currently running in the Montrose Daily Press in the Around the Valley section:

Ham Radio Field Day June 24

The Montrose Amateur Radio Club is hosting its annual Field Day starting at noon, Saturday June 24 on Sunset Mesa off of Chipeta Drive.  Field Day showcases the ability of ham radio to provide emergency communications with no reliance on the commercial power grid.  Non-hams will have an opportunity get on the air and make their own radio contacts.  Operations continue until noon on Sunday. Call 970-417-6142 for information.

Also check the ARRL Field Day Locator.

Our setup starts at 0800 local on June 24. Many hands make light work so please come help.

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Draft Minutes from April, 2017, Meeting

Please note corrections by adding a reply via the form below these minutes.

From: Steve Schroder
Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2017 3:30 PM
To: KEN KERRICK; Dick Schultz; John Renzelman; Lew French; Gary and Terrell Lindberg
Subject: Draft April Mintutes


Please review, correct, and revise as needed.


Steve Schroder


Montrose ARC Meeting Minutes for April 21, 2017

Dick Schultz stated board has tabled motion regarding a donation for the Montrose EOC.
Steve Schroder presented the Secretary’s report. A motion to approve by Bill Bear, seconded by Dave Casler, was unanimously approved.
Treasurer’s report presented on the screen. Lew French moved to approved the report. Jim Adams seconded the motion. It passed unanimously.
Gary Johnson reported on activities. The Ham Breakfast will be in Olathe at 0800 on May 6.
Lew French reported on the Black Canyon Assent on May 20.
Steve Schroder reported on the Tail Gate Party in Delta on June 3.
There will be VE testing on June 10.
Steve Schroder reported on the AUCOM class in Delta on May 19-21.
Lew French reported on Montrose RACES about progress on stations at the EOC and hospital. There will be a SKYWARN training in Delta on May 11.????
Larry reported on the American Legion Radio Club which meets on the first Monday at 6 p.m. at Friendship Hall in Montrose.
Chris Depuy reported on the progress for giving books to libraries.
Jim Adams motion to approve expenditure of up to $400 for a door prize radio for the tail gate parts was seconded by Bill Bear and unanimously approved.
Steve Schroder stated the need for the Hard Rock 100 planning to be on the June meeting agenda.
The Cedaredge breakfast is at 0815/0900 at the Scramblers Café in Cedaredge.
The CCARC meeting will be on April 29 in Limon. Chris DePuy stated the possibility of MARC hosting the fall meeting of CCARC.

The motion to adjourn, made by Bill Bear, seconded by Dick Schultz, was unanimously approved.

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Bell Labs Video from May Meeting

Here’s the video that was shown at the May meeting on wave behavior:

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Tailgate Party saturday June 3 at Confluence park

Come join the annual tailgate party at the Lions Pavilion at Confluence park at 8 am on Saturday June 3. Tables are $5 , admission is free. Come one ! Come all ! Buy , Sell ,Trade. Refreshments and door prizes (need to be present to win)

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Club Member Jim Adams, AAØCW, Wins NPOTA Award

Jim reports that he worked 121 NPOTA units from June through December, using 100 watts to a G5RV.

Club member Jim Adams receives an NPOTA award

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VE June Test Date Change

Due to the conflict with the MARC swap meet, I have changed the date for June VE test session to June 10th. Please make the change on your calendars. –Art Phillips NN7A VE liaison

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Cedaredge Repeater Now Needs 107.2 Hz Tone

Note to all using the popular Cedaredge repeater at 147.195+. You now need a CTCSS tone of 107.2 Hz. Be sure to modify your radio’s settings as necessary.

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Club Members Tom and Kate Palmieri Send Greetings

Tom and Kate winter in the Carolinas and are here in the summer. They’re active participants in club events, particularly public service. They send the following holiday greeting via Chris, WBØITG:

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MARC Christmas Party Photos

Bill Bear, KCØQXX, MARC Secretary, sends these photos of the MARC Christmas Party, held on Sunday, 4 Dec 2016.

Overview. Photo by Bill Bear.

Overview. Photo by Bill Bear.

The serving table. Photo by Bill Bear.

The serving table. Photo by Bill Bear.

Club President Ken, KDØQGK, won the door prize for hams and Marsha won the ladies door prize. Good day for the Herrick family!!

Ken and Marsha Herrick. Photo by Bill Bear.

Ken and Marsha Herrick. Photo by Bill Bear.

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Club Members Activate Black Canyon NP for NPOTA

Club Treasurer John Renzelman, KBØRUD, provides these photos of the National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) activation on Saturday, 19 Nov 2016, at Black Canyon National Park near Montrose, Colorado.

Club Vice President Dick Schultz (KDØESZ) and club member Rick Purdy (KEØCEW) enjoy a stiff breeze. None of the equipment had overheating problems.

The antenna using snow as the ground plane.

John reports that band conditions were poor. Because of the raw weather, the operation was closed a bit earlier than anticipated. Bravo to all three for putting BCNP on the air!

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