Club Member Jim Adams Works New AO-92 Satellite

Club Member Jim Adams AAØCW (Montrose) has worked a new FM satellite AO-92 with a 1 watt Baofeng ht and Arrow handheld antenna in his front yard. Jim made 8 contacts from California to Ohio to Tennessee on the 435.350 MHz uplink and 145.880 MHz downlink. Jim’s activity was recorded by Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK, in Arizona, along with other satellite activity.

Amateur Radio satellite information can be found on Jim says, “FM satellites are easy and fun to work with a regular HT.”

Here’s the video. Patrick Stoddard writes: “Listening to the AO-92 (Fox-1D) satellite’s 145.880 MHz FM downlink from Scottsdale, Arizona (DM43bl), on Friday 26 January 2018, at 1635-1641 UTC.”

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January, 2018, Meeting Photos

Jim Adams, AAØCW, provides two pictures from last night’s meeting:

January, 2018, business meeting. Ken Herrick Standing. Photo by Jim Adams, AAØCW.


Dave Casler, KEØOG, tunes his new MicroBITX radio using a Chameleon Loop Antenna. Photo by Jim Adams, AAØCW.

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Dates Announced for 2018 VE Testing

Art Phillips, NN7A, our VE Liaison, has announced the 2018 VE testing dates. The sessions will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Cedaredge Masonic Lodge as usual.

2018 Dates:

  • Feb 24th
  • April 14th
  • June 9th
  • Sept 15th
  • Nov 3rd

See the VE Testing Page for more information.

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Archives Page Added

An Archives Page has been added to store older material, such as the print copies of MARC’s newsletter. See here.

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Imogene Run Telluride photos

Bill Bear provides these photos of the MARC station at the finish aid station for the annual Imogene Run, which took place on September 9th.

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Club Members Compete in CO QSO Party

Bill Bear sends these pictures of the operation mounted by Royce Seymour, Steve Schroder, and Bill Bear. The CO QSO party rules allow participants who operate on a county line to give out both counties. The Colorado QSO Party took place on 2 and 3 Sept 2017.

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MARC 2017 Field Day Photos by Larry Braden, W7LEV

Club member Larry Braden, W7LEV, contributed so many great photos that he took at Field Day that I didn’t want to leave any out. So, I set them to music!

The music is courtesy YouTube Audio Library.

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New Digipeater Antenna at Nucla Airport

Chris DePuy, Lew French, and Don took down some unused antennas at the Nucla Airport and put up an antenna for a 2m digipeater. The photo of antennas on the ground show what was removed. Kudos to Chris for what was literally years of effort to get this approved!

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Hard Rock 100 Finish Line; Photos from Chris DePuy

Chris writes: “I talked to Dale Garland the run director, the consensus from the runners is this one seems to be the best run ever, so that goes to great “customer service” from we the runner support crew. Which I will pass on to all who helped out for a great job, I hope all who helped had a fun time, and for the many that did not attend the finish ceremony know that the run director, and Shauna our communications director gave us lots of praise.”

The finish line at Silverton, with flags from all states represented by runners, and Spain and China. Photo WBØITG.


The voice radio room with Dave, NØPEU at the main desk, and computer screen with the new MapProgress app running that helps us track the runners on the course. Photo WBØITG.


Ophir node with the small 2 watt packet node that covers Chapman station. Photo WBØITG.

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Remember Club Meeting Picnic 5:30pm MDT TODAY

Club meeting is 5:30 today instead of 7. Come with a picnic dinner.

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