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Old 10-26-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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Colorado ADV Ham Radio Net

Seems like we have a few inmates that are amateur radio operators here in Colorado, and the idea has been thrown around to meet up on the air sometime. Nothing formal, just a general talk-in to give everyone a chance to say hello, and give their radio kit a shakedown. I think the Colorado Connection repeaters (www.colcon.org) would give the most coverage across the state, and should be accessible to most. Would a weekend night would work best? If not, please make a suggestion of what works best for you. I know the Colorado Traffic Net meets nightly on the ColCon repeaters from 19:30-19:45, so we'd just have to work around that. Please chime in with any ideas/suggestions and we can go from there. I think ham radios are a greatly underutilized tool for ADVers, whether it's for group communication or an emergency lifeline for solo riders in the backcountry, not to mention it can be a fun hobby for the techies!

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Old 10-27-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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I think ham radios are a greatly underutilized tool for ADVers, whether it's for group communication or an emergency lifeline for solo riders in the backcountry, not to mention it can be a fun hobby for the techies!
I carry one all the time, although don't have a helmet mike. Down here in NM, we have the Megalink, which has amazing coverage, as well as many local repeaters. I agree, ham radio is a great emergency tool. It seems as if this has been mentioned before.

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Old 10-27-2013, 09:15 AM   #3
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Subscribed just to see what is going on. I have a setup for my Sena but have never really tried it out.

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Old 10-27-2013, 10:44 AM   #4
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:06 PM   #5
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:32 PM   #6
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Net sounds cool.

I carry my HT in my backpack, and have mobile in my truck.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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Would Sunday night at 8pm work for everyone? Should give the 7:30 traffic net a chance to get finished up. Little late notice for this weekend but we could shoot for next Sunday.

Joz: Here's the little HT that a few of us are using. Pretty decent little radio for $35 - http://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-136-17...=baofeng+uv-5r

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Old 10-27-2013, 08:03 PM   #8
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Scratch that.... Just turned on the radio and the Colorado ARES net meets Sundays at 8pm. Plan B?
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:19 PM   #9
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Let's shoot for Friday night at 8pm, unless someone prefers a weeknight...makes no difference to me
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #10
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Put the 8800 into my new truck... might have to exercise that on an amateur frequency sometime....

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Old 10-28-2013, 04:06 PM   #11
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Shoot, I wish I was down there to meet up with you guys. I'll post up in here when I am down your way. I usually carry a radio with me on the bike, and have a mobile in my truck. Do any of you guys usually go to the local HAMfests?

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Old 10-29-2013, 01:14 PM   #12
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I would be up for a net and live in Longmont.
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I still need to come and see you two sometime. I try and hit some of the local HF, mainly Barcfest and Larcfest.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:32 AM   #13
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Just a reminder for the informal "net" tonight @ 8pm on the Colorado Connection repeaters. There will be no official preamble, net controller or the like, just jump in with your callsign and we'll go from there!

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Old 11-01-2013, 01:19 PM   #14
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I still need to come and see you two sometime. I try and hit some of the local HF, mainly Barcfest and Larcfest.
Come up anytime!
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:16 PM   #15
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Nice to talk to you this evening Luke. As for all you other light weights.

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