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     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.

New Vice President & Program Coordinator Needed

Our current Vice President, Dave Rahn (KD0WQC), and current Program Coordinator, Pat Fitzgerald (KV0K) both need to step down from their positions; we gratefully thank them for their service. If you would like to help out our Club and take over either position, please contact Dave Rahn, KD0WQC (pdrahn04@outlook.com).

2018 SCARC Club Meetings

When: February 3, March 10, April 14 from 9:30 - noon
Where: U.S. Bank in Glenwood Springs on 802 Grand Avenue (next to Safeway) in the Community Room. Visitors Welcome!

At our February 3 meeting, our program will be on Digital Stations, presented by Bruce Wampler. You won't want to miss this one!

Summer Party/Potluck/Fox Hunt on May 26

Pat & Carol Fitzgerald are again hosting this event. It will be at their new home on 625 Elk Spring Drive (directions to follow), which has lots of open space for the Fox Hunt. It starts at noon until ?? and is sure to be lots of fun as it is every year!

Tuesday Morning Breakfasts

Every Tuesday morning Hams gather at the Glenwood Springs Village Inn (102 West 6th Street) for breakfast and conversation. We meet at 8:00 am (our original time) (vs 9:00 am which we've been using lately). We usually have 10-12 hams but had 19 at the last several breakfasts - just look for the loud group having lots of fun!

Sunday Night Net

NOTE: The Ski Country Amateur Radio Club VHF/UHF net will not be held formally on December 24 and December 31.  If you want to get on the repeater at the regular net time (8:30 PM), feel free to chat informally.

Time: 8:30 p.m. local time
Frequencies: Check in on 146.88, 146.67 or 447.1 (click here for offset and PL details). Also linked to Echolink via N0SWE-R (#243117)/ IRLP (#7287). The net covers a great portion of the Western Slope of Colorado utilizing the SCARC's repeater system and the Grand Mesa Repeater Association's repeater system.
Content: The net consists of announcements, general check in, ARRL Audio News, and all those checking in are given an opportunity to speak to the net. Visiting stations are welcome and all Amateurs are encouraged to participate.
Net Control: If you are willing to be Net Control, please contact Charles (KJ7TS).

Our Blog

VISIT OUR BLOG at https://k0rv.wordpress.com  This is a great place to view and to post pictures, photos, articles, videos, whatever! To post content please contact Pete Buckley at SkierInAvon@Yahoo.com

                         2017 HAPPENINGS!

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).


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!


In 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 Castle)  KE0MMU Larry Bergen (New Castle)
KE0MMV Kenny Swartz* (New Castle)    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!

Special 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.

Thanks 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 AC0UZ.

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.

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