We have an opportunity to positively affect Amateur Radio for years to come. H.R. 1301,
the Amateur Radio Parity Act, has unanimously passed the House of Representatives and
moved on to the Senate for consideration. All you need to do is spend two minutes of your
time to send an email to your two Senators supporting the Bill. By doing so, you will have
helped the future of Amateur Radio by guaranteeing our ability to have an effective outdoor
antenna in a deed-restricted community.
The number of people living in such communities grows exponentially each year. Often, a
ham homeowner has no choice but to live in a community restricted by covenants. There are
nearly 3/4 of a million licensed hams in the United States, more than ever before. But that
may change if we are forced to live in a community that refuses to allow an antenna.
Enter your zip code and follow the prompts. The letters are there.
All you need to do is fill in the blanks, hit save, then send.
That’s it. Under 2 minutes and you’re done.
If you haven’t yet done so, please do so today. Your voice counts!
Thanks, Gerry, WØGV President, Denver Radio Club
Our next Denver Radio Club Meeting will be on
Wednesday, November, 16th, at 7 pm.
Our meeting presentation topic will be announced here soon. Please check back.
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.
To read the DRC President's Message from our monthly Club Newsletter, "The RoundTable"... please click on "President's Message", in the left column.
The complete newsletter, in PDF format, is sent by e-mail to Club members each month.
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?