The Ski Country Amateur Radio Club (SCARC) is a non-profit
501(c)(3) Colorado Corporation, based
in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. We cover a
large portion of western Colorado, including
Garfield, Pitkin, and Eagle counties. We consist of
people of all ages who are interested in ham radio. Most are already ham
operators; we welcome and provide testing for those who are not.
Content:The net consists of announcements, general check in, and all those checking in are given an opportunity to speak to
the net. Visiting stations are welcome and all Amateurs are encouraged
Net Control Operators: March 18 KEN KB0H March 25 CLARK K3NI April 1 GERRY N6HUQ April 8 C.E.W0NS Willing to volunteer? Contact CE (W0NS) email@example.com 970-285-5672
EVERY TUESDAY MORNING BREAKFAST
Tuesday morning Hams gather at the Glenwood Springs Village Inn (102 West 6th Street) for an informal breakfast
and conversation. We meet at about 8:00 am and usually have 10-15 hams attending - just look for the group having lots of fun!
Hams who passed their tests at our 4-14-18 meeting. Left to right: Bryan Frank VE;
Brandon Berg, new tech; Dennis Bader VE; Glenn Thompson, new general;
Gary Haas, VE; Abraham Ruiz, new general. Congratulations to all!
Chapman Reservoir (date to be determined)
This will be a mid-week trip at a group campground. Kevin is organizing. Details to follow.
May 12 (Saturday) MS Walk Communications
This is a Glenwood Canyon morning activity. Check-in
7:30 am. Walk is from 9:30 am to noon. Six volunteers are needed. Contact Gerry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 26 (Saturday) at Noon SCARC Potluck - Fox Hunt - Antenna Party - FCC Testing
to hunt for the “fox” (hidden transmitter) and have our annual pot luck picnic! Even if you don't join the hunt, come anyway and have a great time.
Where: As in the past, Pat will be hosting the Club. His new home is located at 625 Elk Spring Drive in Glenwood Springs, just below CMC. Check Google for specifics.
When: Starts at noon.
What to bring: The Club will provide the
main dish. Please bring a pot luck dish, your drinks and an antenna (optional). The
antenna can be a homemade “tape measure” variety or a rubber duck – doesn’t
have to be fancy.
Scroll down to "2017 Happenings" for pictures of last year's event.
June 22-24 FIELD DAY WEEKEND
Held at Missouri Heights. FCC Testing. Details to follow.
Mountaintop Repeater Site Meeting & Potluck - Anvil Points Solar
July - date to be determined.
Annual Potluck Christmas Party
December 22 - details to follow - family event!
Meeting Topics Requested by Members
Eric Grumling (K0JEG), Meeting Program Coordinator, conducted a survey of all Club members asking for their ideas on future meeting topics. He received 18 responses. Topics in order of preference are: - Hands on projects - HF Technology tied with General Technology - Computers and Networking - VHF and up tied with Satellites - Contesting
Participants were also asked to write in their additional ideas, which included: - Propagation - Live Demos - Voip . . . allstar . . . irlp - Finding line and other noise sources - Hearing from members on their projects and/or travels
- Field trips, i.e. WWV, NCAR, Martin, Marietta - Small loop antennas. Steve (K0GUZ uses one) - Licensing education - Digital - CW practice sessions
- Beer, hanging out and talking with others re stuff - Genuine digital radio, DMR, DSTR, C4FM - Getting new hams to talk - Organized field trips - Guest speakers
Anyone willing to speak/organize the topis above or another other ideas, please step forward and notify Eric Grumling (K0JEG), Meeting Program Coordinator.
CONTRATULATIONS to the individuals below who
passed their Technician test at the November 17 meeting. From the left
are Dave Rahn (Tester), Dennis Levin (new Tech), Kevin Dye (new Tech),
Bryan Frank and Phil Krichbaum (both Testers).
MAY 20, 2017 FOX HUNT AND BBQ/POTLUCK
We had a great turnout for this annual event. Eric Grumling
(K0JEG) started us off with an extremely interesting program on drones.
He brought three different models for us to examine.
Close up of the drone Eric let us fly.
Several of us wanted the controls!
Then it was time for the foxhunt.
Fox hunt teams looked for the "fox" in Pat's spacious back yard.
Fox Hunt Winners! 1st Sophia Harwood and Dad Jeremy (KE0HQO) - not pictured 2nd Frank McKibbon (N0AFO) 3rd Team Betty Rahn (KD0YDH) and Debbie Buckley (KE0KRM) 4th Bill Norman (N0MID) Far Right: Brent Williams (KD0WAK) who did a great job organizing and running the Fox Hunt - THANKS, BRENT!
Our Potluck Summer Party and Fox Hunt was again hosted by Pat & Carol
Fitzgerald (KV0K) at their beautiful home complete with many antennas and a
gorgeous view. THANK YOU, PAT & Carol!
2017 HAM RADIO CLASS
a two day Tech class held March/April and led by Ken Rahn KB0HP, 15 people
passed the exam (with several testing again at a future date). This was the
largest group ever tested with Ski Country Amateur Radio Club!
KE0MMN Dave Hallenbeck (Clifton)
KE0MMO Christina Mowdy (GJ) KE0MMP James Williams (GJ)
KE0MMQ Hank Owenby (Clifton) KE0MMR Andrew Bent (Delta)
KE0MMS Glenn Thompson (Aspen) KE0MMT Alyson Breuche (New
KE0MMU Larry Bergen (New
Castle) KE0MMV Kenny Swartz* (New
KE0MMW Dean Nelson (GJ) KE0MMX Tom Kearns (GJ)
KE0MMY Jerimiah Cooper (Parachute) KE0MMZ Don Davis (Rifle) KE0MNA Bill Cole (Rifle) KE0MNB John Milligan (Craig) * Kenny is the first to participate in our Sunday Night Net!
thanks to Ken for organizing the class and doing an outstanding teaching job.
His co-instructors were Dave Rahn KD0WQC and Jim Legg AD0LI. Others who helped
with the class were Betty Rahn KD0YDH, Gerry Hittinger N6HUQ, Brent Williams
KD0WAK and Dave Bowers K4FMJ.
also to Volunteer Examiners (VE) who gave the exam at the conclusion of the
class Clark Heckert K3NI, Bob Ludtke K9MWM, Bryan Frank N0THY and Gary Haas
Pictured in the attachment are : Bryan (N0THY) VE coordinator, Debbie
(KE0KRM) New Tech, Bob (K9MWM) VE, and Clark (K3NI) VE. Debbie is the wife of Pete (N0ECT), and she has applied for a vanity call. Should be approved soon! Say hi to her on the air.