ISS Sends SSTV—Jim Adams Records

Jim writes: “The International Space Station is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. I downloaded this Slow Scan TV image as it flew overhead on 145.800 MHz FM using an ht and Arrow handheld antenna. Copied the recording to my computer and used an SSTV program to decode. Times for passes can be found on”

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HR 100 – Telluride Photos from Dick Schultz

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Club Members Provide Comm for Hard Rock 100 Mile Run

Club members Royce, Dave, Bill, John, and Tom pose in front of the club trailer at the Ouray Aid Station. Royce and Bill continued on up the hill to staff the Governer’s Basin Aid Station. Photo courtesy K2PJ.

Every year our club provides communications support for the Hard Rock 100 Mile Endurance Race. These hardy hams staffed the Ouray and Governor’s Basin aid stations. The club trailer, shown in the picture, was used at the Ouray aid station. This race is considered an “elite class” race and people come from all over the world to participate. The race officials were delighted we were there to provide essential communications, and showered us each with a tee shirt, hoodie, and all the food we could eat.

Other club members participated at other aid stations.

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Conquering the High Rockies to Ready Repeaters

Club member Chris DePuy, WBØITG, and helper KB5ITS, climbed snowy peaks to get the mountain repeaters working for the upcoming Hard Rock 100 run that starts 14 July 2017. Chris supplied these photos:

Kendall Repeater Towers

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Club Member Steve Schroder, KIØKY, Stars on Ham Radio Now!

Club member Steve Schroder, KIØKY, is the guest of honor on Ham Radio Now Episode 330, and explains AUXCOMM.

See the show by watching this video of the Ham Radio Now episode.

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Field Day Pictures from Jim Adams

16 photos from Jim Adams.

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Field Day Pictures from Dave Casler

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Field Day THIS Weekend—Come One, Come All!

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, 24 June 2017, and Sunday, 25 June 2017. 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 2017 Field Day Site

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Tailgate Party — Jim Adams Photos

Jim sent these along from the 3 Jun 2017 tailgate party held at the Lions Pavilion at Confluence Park in Delta. Great event! Jim reports there were about 75 people there.

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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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