Participate in the Simulated Emergency Test

Colorado ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) will conduct its annual SET (Simulated Emergency Test) on Saturday, October 26 from 0800 to 1600 hrs. The communications exercise is sponsored by the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. All amateur radio operators are invited to participate.
The scenario is that a natural disaster has disrupted the state’s electrical grid. The widespread power outages have caused the failure of communications including telephone, cellphones, internet, commercial broadcasts, and public safety systems. Hams are asked to use battery-powered portable or mobile radios in accordance with the scenario.
For hams in Delta and Montrose Counties, the goals are for hams to pass information about their situation to the county Emergency Operations Center. Participating hams can check into the ARES net on the Raspberry repeater ( 146.910 minus, 107.2 ) between 0800 and 1200 hrs. The Cedaredge repeater ( 147.195 plus, no tone) will also be monitored for reporting stations.
The net control station will direct each station to give its report to the EOC. The report is simple. Just state “This is an Exercise, then give your general location and state the situation is normal. Stating “normal” reduces the chance someone will mistakenly overlook the “This is an exercise” statement.
The Delta County EOC and possibly the Montrose County EOC/MARC club trailer will be operational. The hams at the EOC will receive the reports and prepare a consolidated report. Then they will send that report to the State EOC via radio.
After the exercise, participants can send their comments to Bill Bear, KC0QXX, the Colorado ARES District 8 Emergency Coordinator.

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Participate in the nation-wide MARS Communications Exercise

The Military Auxiliary Radio System will conduct a nation-wide communications exercise in November. A mission objective is for the exchange of situational awareness information between amateur radio operators and MARS members/stations.
Between November 2 and November, 17 MARS stations in Colorado will interface directly with Amateur Radio clubs, organizations and individuals to facilitate two-way information flow. MARS members will provide individual Amateur Radio operators technical support to receive the Department of Defense broadcasts using Mil-STD serial PSK. On Saturday, November 2, hams can receive that information at the Delta County EOC, at the Oncology Center next to the Delta Memorial Hospital, from 0930-1200 after the MARC breakfast in Olathe. Technical support for setting up radios for DMR will be provided as well.
From November 6 through November 17 MARS stations will reach out to amateurs on 75, 60 and 40 meters, VHF and UHF bands/repeaters primarily making use of existing amateur radio nets, except in 60 meters where MARS will be available for amateurs to call. There will be broadcasts on 60 meters from the Department of Defense.
For further information contact Steve Schroder, KI0KY.

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Club Meeting Tonight


Just a reminder tonight is the club meeting 7 pm in Olathe.

Steve will be running the meeting as I will be out of town.

Since next month we will have a presentation from Ed Fong on A VHF-UHF Dual band J-pole antenna tonight’s topics include:
Nominating Committee
Holiday party planning
Winter Field Day planning
Oct 26th SET Exercise

Be sure to bring your “Go Boxes” for show and tell.


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For Sale

Mosely TA-33 triband Yagi (10M, 15M, 20M) for sale.  The parts are match marked for reassembly.  $150

Matt Goetsch

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President’s report 10-6-19

Good evening to everyone on the net.

I have been MIA this week. Yesterday was the club breakfast I believe there were 8 in attendance. Oct 18th is the club meeting.

I received the following email that was forwarded to me:

Name and callsign: ke0mvo


Comment or Question: I am sorry to say that I have to go dark and will no longer be on the air.
I have taken down my antenna and sold same.
I do have all my equipment on (ad #1459183) This would a great setup for anyone new going from Technician to General.
I have enjoyed talking to every one on the net.

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Art Phillips, NN7A, our club VE coordinator, has informed me of a schedule change. WAS: Nov 9th. NOW: Nov 16th. Please preregister no later than Nov 12th. (See schedule by clicking here.)

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EMP meeting info

Hi Kathy,


The EMP meeting, that we discussed at the last club meeting, is this Friday from 9:00 am to about noon.  I now have the room number.  It is at Colorado Mesa University (CMU) attached to the Montrose Library and is in room 100.  There will be several speakers and a tour of the business Codency (SP) and the technology that they are doing.  Please forward this information to the club members.  Don Davidson, a professor at CMU is hosting this meeting.


Thanks and have a great evening!


Kent Cloward


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Finish Telluride, CO pictures courtesy of Kathy KK6RNV Winner Tim Parr 2hrs 18:04 bib #1 this was his 5th time winning. They hadn’t even hung the clock. Pic of the top three male runners that don’t even look winded.

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Finish Telluride, CO pictures courtesy of Ken KD0QGK – Rowen AE0CP and his go box and Patrick ?? were great help!

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Lower Camp Bird – Pictures courtesy of Dick KD0ESZ

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