Category: General News

CCARC Guidelines on Hotspots

CCARC Guidelines on Hotspots

Hotspot usage by amateur radio operators has previously caused known interference with AMSAT operations utilizing the UHF band. To facilitate efficient use of the limited resources allocated to the Amateur Radio Service, the Colorado Council of Amateur Radio Clubs (CCARC) has made the following recommendation...

Region 2 Emergency Coordinator Interviewed on Fox21

Region 2 Emergency Coordinator Interviewed on Fox21

John Bloodgood, Colorado ARES Region 2 Emergency Coordinator, was was interviewed by Fox21 in Colorado Springs following the Memphis bombing that caused widespread interruption of communications in that area. John discussed the capabilities provided by amateur radio operators and had suggestions for the general public...

Monthly Colorado ARES Winlink Assignment

A monthly “assignment” using the Winlink system will begin in November 2020. The purpose is to facilitate or continue the development of Winlink capabilities and Winlink usage within Colorado ARES. If you participated in the statewide Winlink exercise in March/April of this year your callsign...

October MARS Interoperability Exercise

The Amateur Radio Service (ARS) is invited to participate in an Army and Air Force MARS interoperability exercise during the month of October. Dates: 03 Oct 2020 – 26 Oct 2020 Time: Daily “noon-time local” Nets Frequency: 60m Channel 1 – USB Dial 5.330.50 MHz...

Colorado ARES SET 2020 – Preliminary Results

The Colorado Section of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service held it’s annual statewide simulated emergency test (SET) on 03 October 2020. Thank you to all ARES Districts and members for participation in the SET 2020! The participating ARES Districts from around the state are still...

WINMOR is Deprecated

WinLink Winmor is Deprecated 10 July 2020 — The Board of Directors of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation voted in a recent virtual meeting to deprecate the WINMOR HF mode in the Winlink system. The protocol was introduced by its author Rick Muething, KN6KB, at...

MARS Announces HF Skills Exercise

Members of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will conduct an HF skills exercise July 20 – 24 to hone their operating skills and messaging-handling capabilities. MARS members will be reaching out to the amateur radio community via the 60-meters Channel 1 Net (5330.5 kHz...

–POSTPONED–HamCon Colorado 2020

–POSTPONED–HamCon Colorado 2020

HamCon Colorado 2020is Officially Postponed Until 2021 More information regarding the postponement of HamCon Colorado 2020 is available at: HamCon Colorado.com HamCon Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Division ARRL Convention. This is YOUR opportunity to spend time with your friends and take in several dozens...

On the Air – USS Montrose Memorial

On the Air – USS Montrose Memorial

Hams to Put USS Montrose Memorial, On the Air Amateur radio operators from the Montrose Amateur Radio Club and the American Legion Amateur Radio Club Post 73 are participating in the upcoming Museum Ships Weekend amateur radio event by putting the USS Montrose Memorial on...

TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Colorado AuxComm Class –03-05 May–

TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Colorado AuxComm Class –03-05 May–

A Colorado AuxComm training course is scheduled 03-05 May at: 7649 REA Parkway, Fort Collins, Colorado 80528 Prerequisites: Completion of IS-00100.c, IS-00200.b, IS-00700.b, IS-00800.c, Co.train.org courses (1030726, 1021323, 1027248), and OPSEC Awareness are required prior to the workshop. Immediate action is required if you are interested in...