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  Welcome to Montrose Area Radio Club (MARC)  
 

    Serving Montrose County, Delta County Colorado and surrounding areas

 
 


We are a small friendly club with many diverse interests;

  • Monthly meetings with in-person training.  
  • Social gatherings and meals.
  • We support and lead many area emergency groups including - ARES Section 8, Delta County AUXCOM, Montrose County ARES, Search & Rescue, Colorado State AUXCOM and more.
  • We support our communities with radio and logistics support for Mountain Endurance runs like Hard Rock 100, Imogene Pass, and Grand Mesa Ultras with professionalism.
  • It is our passion to grow Amateur Radio in our area - through Volunteer Examiner (VE) testing for FCC Licenses, online classes, STEM Scholarships, in-person classes and a wealth of Elmer's to assist and guide.
Our goal is to be a service to our communities in Dark or Sunny days (No matter the altitude).
 
 
 
     
 

Department of Defense Communications Exercise

Army MARS will be running their quarterly Department of Defense Communications Exercise 22-2 (DOD COMEX 22-2) starting 29 April and running through 7 May.  This is a good chance to interface with military operators on 60 meters and provide amateur radio support that simulates a national communication emergency.

On Tuesday, May 5, at 1900 MDT there will be a high power broadcast on 60 Meters Channel One.   
In numerical order by region number, two MARS stations will identify specific information needed from that particular region.  The two MARS stations in Region Eight will follow the stations in Region Seven.  Amateur stations monitor the broadcast and region MARS stations to determine if they can provide the requested information.  On subsequent days the broadcasts will request additional information.
Then at noon our time, on 60 Meters Channel One, amateur stations with the information respond to calls for information from two Region Eight MARS stations using a "HOTEL xxx" call sign.

For amateur operators in Grand Junction, there may be a request for weather information broadcast by GJT AWOS KTGJ at 118.550 AM.  

MARS members, using their FCC Amateur Radio Call Sign may join ARS nets and request information.  
This process repeats daily until Saturday, May 7.

 
     
 
 
     
 

President's Report - DATE CHANGE

Wednesday May 4th from 5-7pm is Science Night at Cedaredge Middle School.

We have two volunteers Dick KD0ESZ and Dick KC0JEA that will be at the school to help kids get on the air.
I would like club members to monitor the Cedaredge repeater to respond back to the kids.

Thanks for your assistance! Kath
y

 
     
 
 
     
 

April Happenings

Our webpage has a real time calendar! Check it out at
https://montrosehamradio.org/events.html


It looks like this: 

 
 
 
  On the calendar just click on the event to get the details. 

  • Club is still taking memberships, so get your renewals in. 

  • I will be placing another order for badges after the bulk of registrations are completed.
    -Send me your info to be included. 

  • Weekly net Sunday night at 1900 on Cedaredge Repeater 147.195 with tone 107.2
    80m net, every Sun after 2m net. LSB 3.992.5 give or take a few hertz.

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President's Report

Thank you to all who came out to the club meeting Friday! We were able to pass our budget for the next year. 


For those that are interested in getting a tumbler like the one I shared Friday. Please let me know, color of the tumbler you'd like (green and black exmples are shown below), size (20 oz or 30 oz), and font you;d like (one on tumbler or one of the others listed below).

As mentioned if we order in groups or 4 or more we can get them for $10




 
     
 
 
     
     
 

LARCFEST 2022

LARCFEST 2022 - Longmont Amateur Radio Club

HamFest in Longmont, CO
April 2nd, 900-1300hr
https://w0eno.org/

Ham Radio Flea Market
Raffles
VE Testing

Boulder County Fairgrounds
Exhibit Building
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Click Here for Flyer

 
     
 
 
     
 

President's Report

There were 12 in attendance at Saturday’s club breakfast.
We brought in one of the new laptops to share. Thanks Stan W0LQ for loading all the software for the various events!
I will start using it for club activities and install Zoom Google etc. on it in case anyone takes over as president in the future.

Reminder to send in your dues or drop them off at the club meetings. John says we are at about 50% for renewals.
Have a great week.


73s,
Kathy

 
 
 
     
 

March Happenings

5th, between 0730 - 0800 Club Breakfast Busy Kitche in Olathe 
12th at 1000 VE test. Cedaredge Masonic Lodge
14th, at 1900 board meeting. Same link as previous
18th, at 1900 Club meeting in person Olathe Community Center. 115 Main St, Olathe, CO 81425. Zoom link will be sent out 3 days prior.

Club is still taking memberships, so get your renewals in. I will be placing another order for badges after the bulk of registrations are complete

Weekly net Sunday night at 1900 on Cedaredge Repeater 147.195 with tone 107.2
80m net, every Sun after 2m net. LSB 3.992.5 give or take a few hertz.


73s,
Kathy
 
     
 
 
     
 

President's Report

Saturday is the club breakfast; please sound off so I can provide a headcount to the restaurant.

The computers have been received and are being updated and configured. Thank you Stan

73s,
Kathy

 
   
 
     
     
 

President's Report

The results of this year’s election are as follows:

President – Kathy KK6RVN
VP – Chris WB0ITG
Treasurer – John KB0RUD
Secretary – Marilyn K0SBG
Activities Director – Lew K0LMF


Thank you to all the board members!
Computers have been ordered.

73s,
Kathy

 
   
 
     
     
 

President's Report

Thanks Ken for taking the net.

Saturday was the club breakfast we had 12 in attendance.  Immediately afterwards we had Auxcom training and had 11 participants.

Busy kitchen in Olathe is not serving breakfast for the time being. I will look into an alternative for next month.  If you have any suggestions let me know.

For those that were on the net we tried an exercise of transmitting and receiving reports. We hope to do that occasionally on Sunday night nets to give everyone practice.

73s,
Kathy

 
   
 
     
     
 

February Happenings

5th, between 0730 - 0800 Club Breakfast Starvin Arvins in Delta 
after breakfast AUXCOM yearly planning meeting approx 0900 Delta County EOC 560 Dodge Street Delta
12th at 1000 VE test. Cedaredge Masonic Lodge
14th, at 1900 board meeting. Same link as previous
18th, at 1900 Club meeting in person Olathe Community Center. 115 Main St, Olathe, CO 81425. Zoom link will be sent out 3 days prior.

Placing another order for badges after the bulk of registrations are completed. 

Weekly net Sunday night at 1900 on Cedaredge Repeater 147.195 with tone 107.2
80m net, every Sun after 2m net. LSB 3.992.5 give or take a few hertz.

73s
Kathy

 
   
 
     
 

President's Report

Congrats to us for an awesome 2022 Winter Field Day! We had 829 contacts of which 151 were CW contacts, amazing!

Thank you to everyone that came and helped out; set up, tear down, operate, log, bring food or just support the event.  

Also there were several that operated from their home stations, so that count may even go up!

Breakfast is this Saturday, I will be sending out the monthly “happenings” email shortly.

73s,
Kathy

 

 
 
 
     
 

Winter Feild Day

January 29th - 9am for setup
Operate at 12 noon MST
January 30th, noon tear down.

Come help us setup\packup, work the radio\log, fellowship and share a meal

1681 6450 Rd, Montrose, CO 81401
Directions to Montros EOC

73s
Kathy

 

 
   
 
     
 

President's Report

Thank you Stan for the new website! Hopefully it won’t be hacked like the last one. As you can see not all pages are up yet, but we are building them, and hope to have all pertinent info back up soon.

Thanks to Dave for manning the site for the past many years! Wishing you well in the new endeavors of writing for QST and your YouTube channel!

President’s report
Monday will be the board meeting (same link and time) and Friday will be the club meeting (we will have a zoom option). If you haven’t heard from Chris Colin or Joel, please reach out to let them know how you can help the club going forward.
We will need all hands on deck to grow and maintain the club!

73s
Kathy

 

 
     
     
     
 
 
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