Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has a “Here’s What You Need to Know” webpage containing information and facts about the current outbreak of the Coronavirus disease.

As of 01 March 20, there have been no cases of COVID-19 identified in Colorado.

Please click this link to access the CDPHE COVID-19 information webpage: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus

–COMPLETED– State HF Sound Card Survey

The State HF Sound Card Net survey has been completed and results sent for evaluation.


Participation in the twice-monthly State HF Sound Card net has fallen significantly and an initiative is underway to increase the number of Colorado ARES members utilizing this capability.

A brief survey has been prepared to identify the level of membership awareness of the State HF Sound Card Net and potential roadblocks to improving net participation.

As stated earlier, this survey is quite brief and should take approximately 2-3 minutes of your time. All members are encouraged to complete the survey, not just members who have participated in the HF Sound Card Net previously.

The survey can be accessed at: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQc0rZhO2T

Denver Ready: Make a Plan Class (07 March 2020)

You’re invited to Denver Office of Emergency Management’s Make a Plan class on Saturday, March 7th. This class will teach you the foundational tools for building out your household’s emergency preparedness plan. You’ll walk away with a booklet full of planning ideas and considerations.  

When:

Saturday, March 7th, 2020; 9:30am-10:30am

Where:

Azatlan Recreation Center, 4435 Navajo St.,  Denver, CO 80211

Click this link to register

Planned AuxComm Exercise – 2020 Rally Colorado (14 AUG – 16 AUG, Rangely, CO)

Photo: Scott Rains

The Colorado AuxComm Unit anticipates continuing to support Rio Blanco County as they host the Rally America 2020 Rally Colorado. We are planning to execute this as an exercise, validating AuxComm capabilities.

Racing will take place 15 and 16 August in Rangely, Colorado. (Plan for travel days both the day before and the day after the event!)

This will be the 4th year the amateur radio community in Colorado has assisted with this event. Your participation is critical to the safety and success of Rally Colorado. Rally America has graciously worked with us to schedule around the 2020 HamCom dates to ensure we will have adequate staff available for this event.

As all who have participated in Rally Colorado in the past know, this is a fun event.

Please stand by for additional information as it becomes available.

–POSTPONED–HamCon Colorado 2020

HamCon Colorado 2020
is 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 of technical forums and enjoy some wonderful nationally known speakers in a great environment.

We will have ARRL representatives on hand to answer your questions. Plenty of great exhibits, equipment vendors, learning opportunities galore… something for everyone!

This is sure to be the best Rocky Mountain Division Convention ever!

HamCon Colorado Home Page

Logistics:

DX University: 7 August 2020

Ham Con Colorado Dates: 8-9 August 2020

Location:

CU South Denver
10035 S Peoria Street
Lone Tree, CO 80135
(Peoria and Lincoln Avenue, just East of I-25)

Call for Presentation and Papers

HamCon Colorado has opened the call for papers, presentations and posters for the 2020 convention. If you have a subject you would like to present on, click CLICK HERE to get more information.

Contact

SAVE THE DATE: Planned AuxComm Exercise – Golden Gate Dirty 30 (30 May 2020)

Please save the date – 30 May 2020.

The Colorado AuxComm Unit plans to continue support of the Golden Gate Dirty 30 trail run. In the past this has been executed as an AuxComm exercise. Previous volunteers for this event and AuxComm Unit members should stand by for instructions for sign-up.

You do not need to be an AuxComm Unit member to participate in this exercise or have previously participated.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the event this year.

Denver Emergency Operations Center Open House

Have you ever wondered how emergencies like the Bomb Cyclone are handled at the City and County of Denver?


The Denver Office of Emergency Management will host an Open House of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This event is for the public. This is a unique opportunity to meet with emergency personnel who help “Save the City”.

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER

WHEN: The Denver EOC will be open to the public on: September 26th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: The EOC is located at: Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St, Room #3 Basement, Denver, CO 80202.

Sign-Up – Rally Colorado: 25-27 July 2019

The Colorado AuxComm Unit has scheduled an exercise for 25-27 July, 2019. This exercise will support the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s department during the Rally Colorado event in Rangely, Colorado.

Please use this link to volunteer: http://www.rallydata.com/default.cfm

Select Rally Colorado, identify as a Ham Operator, and select Emit as your team captain.

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 the air.  Members of both clubs will operate an amateur radio station from near the memorial on South First Street, Montrose on June 1 and 2, 2019 as part of the world-wide event sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station.  This is the second year that the USSS Montrose Memorial will participate in this event.

The event encourages ham radio operators around the world to contact as many of the participating museum ships as possible, learn the history of the ships contacted, and commemorate both the ships and those who served upon them.  There are currently over 100 ships from around the world participating in the event.

The USS Montrose Memorial, consisting of the ship’s bell and an interpretative plaque, is located adjacent to the Montrose City Hall.  The amateur radio station will be located across the street from the memorial and just west of the Montrose Police Department.

While the station will continue to operate during the night, the public is encouraged to visit the station during the day Saturday and Sunday.  There will be an opportunity to learn about the USS Montrose, its history of service during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and to see amateur radio in operation.

For additional information contact Lew French, 970-417-6142, visit www.nj2bb.org/museum, or visit the Montrose Amateur Radio Club on Facebook.

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 attending the AuxComm course.All attendees will need to register online at Co.train.org and complete the application process as detailed at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhsem/auxiliary-communications prior to being accepted for workshop

It is a 20 hour, 2.5 day course with facilitated lectures and student exercises.

Please visit the CO.TRAIN.ORG website to sign up.