Proposed General Class License Training for Fall 2014:
For information, Click Here
Note the New Meeting Location!
We will be meeting at the Jefferson County Administration & Courts Bldg.
100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden CO
Hearing Room #2
Coordinates: 39.727962N , -105.201500W
Full details are found in the "Club Meetings" link to the left.
Our next Denver Radio Club Meeting will be on
Wednesday, September 17th, at 7 pm.
Our meeting presentation topic is:
High Altitude Ballooning for Mere Mortals
Photo credit: SpaceUnited.org
David Stillman, KI6YMZ, will discuss his DIY amateur weather balloon launches.
Weather data, photos and video from well over 100,000 feet is fun and rewarding.
David will show how to do this using amateur radio and home brew electronics.
Topics will include: launching, tracking, recovery and everything in between.
David has launched and recovered five balloons. He plans on launching a zero pressure balloon in December; to be carried by the jet stream well into the Atlantic and beyond.
Please mark the date on your calendar now and be sure to attend this fascinating presentation!
The meeting will be at the Jefferson County Administration & Courts Bldg., 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO.
We will meet in Hearing Room #2, on the Main Floor.
Join our new ham "Elmer" question and answer session at 6:00 pm in Hearing Room #2, or attend the Technical Committee Meeting, also at 6:00 pm (location TBD).
For details and a map to the Club meeting location CLICK HERE. Remember... Visitors are Always Welcome!... so please bring a friend.
Looking for someone to share or provide a ride to the club meetings? Learn about the club's new eRideshare website by clicking here
To read the DRC President's Message from our monthly Club Newsletter, "The RoundTable"... (a full 8 page PDF version is sent by e-mail to Club members), please click on "President's Message", in the left column.
Are you ready to expand your Amateur Radio horizons?
Try the DRC 6 Meter Repeater. Receive it on 53.090 Mhz., transmit to it on 52.090 Mhz., using a 107.2 Hz. access tone
Experiment with the 1.25 Meter Band using our 220 Repeater. Receive on 224.380 MHz., transmit on 222.780 MHz., using a 100.0 Hz access tone.
And, if you have packet capability -- Our HF-VHF Packet Gateway will let you work the world on packet through the gateway node WØTX-7. Try it at 145.05 Mhz on 2 meters or 14.105 Mhz on 20 meters
These repeaters and the packet gateway (2M side) can be used by all hams with Technician class and above licenses.
They are located west of Denver in Lakewood, providing local metropolitan area coverage - however, they are not wide area repeaters.
And, remember that our wide area repeater on Squaw Mountain, 449.350, is also an EchoLink® station, number 4140. Call your out of town ham friends, or have them call you by connecting through their local EchoLink® station or their PC. Please click on our DRC Repeaters Page...in the left column... it has photos showing our EchoLink® repeater location.
Ready for your Ham license? Time to Upgrade? Need to find a VE Testing Session?