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
The DRC MotoTRBO Repeater is in a new Test Mode
Our DMR repeater has disconnected from the DMR-MARC network. It is now running in a test mode on the BrandMeister world-wide digital amateur radio network.
This testing is to determine if the DRC will permanently change over to BrandMeister - for its network connections and inter-operability with other digital modes.
If you would like to participate in the testing, please contact Dave Gillespie, KØHTX, for information about configuring your DMR radio to access the repeater.
Click on the Club Officers link in the left column to get Dave's contact information.
For information about the BrandMeister network, please to visit the following links:
at the Golden Corral buffet restaurant, 3677 So. Santa Fe Drive
(southwest of Hampden/285 & Santa Fe, near the River Point Center).
Socializing and dinner will start at 5 p.m., the special program starts at 6:30 p.m.
The Land of Ice & Fire
Presented by Robert White, KØRCW, DRC Member & World Traveler
Which nation hosts the world’s oldest democracy, the largest glacier and the largest national park?
Just seven short hours of air travel from Denver... it's Iceland!
Join us for an after dinner slide presentation about this beautiful island nation, with its rich culture and history, dynamic geology, amazing people, and abundant wildlife.
During the evening, learn more details about the interesting facts of Iceland:
Learn about Glima - a very popular wrestling sport!
Iceland celebrates Christmas - but the kids believe in 13 Santas!
You can stand in and/or scuba dive in the space between two tectonic plates.
There are more than 130 active/dormant volcanoes in Iceland.
Learn how Iceland may have influenced the French Revolution!
This will be a non-technical program, of general interest to all.
Bring the entire family for this worthwhile program. Do Not Miss It!
Plan Ahead - Mark Your Calendar.
Below is a map showing the Golden Corral location.
Note that there is No Direct Access from Santa Fe Drive.
The parking lot entrance is from S. Natches Ct.
Zoom-In on the map to see the exit from Santa Fe - which is south of the restaurant.
When paying, please mention that you are with the Denver Radio Club group, and receive the lower group rate price.
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"... 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?