The D.R.C. Hamfest (The Big One!) will be on Sunday, August 17th.
Full details are found in the "Hamfest Info" link to the left.
Mark you calendars now and plan on it!
Our next Denver Radio Club Meeting will be on
Wednesday, March 19th, at 7 pm.
Our meeting presentation topic is
Really Big Antennas
Club member Paul, WA2YZT, will tell us all about Big, Expen$ive, Commercial Broadcast Antennas.
Learn how ERP is used to measure the gain of a broadcast antenna; How big towers are built; How big antennas are installed on big towers; How much these installations can cost.
Please mark the date on your calendar now and be sure to attend!
The meeting will be at the El Jebel Shrine, 4625 West 50th Ave., Denver, CO.
We will meet in the East Room, on the 2nd Floor at the top of the stairs.
Join our new ham "Elmer" question and answer session at 6:00 PM in the East Room
or attend the Technical Committee Meeting, also at 6:00, in the lower level
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
SPECIAL REQUEST regarding Colds and the Flu:
We always like to see every DRC member at every meeting and activity, but, if you are sick or suspect you may have the Flu, a Cold or other similar ailment ... Please DO NOT EXPOSE fellow Club members. This is the time when you should Not Attend the meeting. Thanks for your understanding.
POSSIBLE DRC MEETING CANCELLATIONS:
As every Coloradoan knows, the winter weather can take a sudden change for the worse. Should that happen the day of our monthly DRC meeting, listen for meeting status reports on our 145.49 or 448.625 MHz repeaters during the afternoon of the meeting day.
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.
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