The 285 TechConnect Radio Club - NAØTC was formed in 2006 by Steve - AIØW, Jim - KAØNZZ, and Nancy - KØNCC to provide a forum for technical discussions, presentations, and projects. We are an ARRL Special Service Club.
We want to provide a wide-range of learning for people interested in the technical and operating areas of ham radio to increase knowledge and license levels and provide a forum for technical learning and sharing of information. Everyone is welcome!
We are scheduled to be at Intercanyon Fire Protection District station #3, 8445 South Highway 285, for the remainder of our 2017 regular meetings.
On Sunday Oct 29 from 2 to 6 PM there will be an open house at KØNA’s QTH to work the afternoon of the CQ World Wide contest. The received exchange is a 59 and their CQ zone (1 to 40). The sent exchange is a simple 59 4 from here. Bring your log book or something to write on and work some DX. The band should be open to Africa, the Caribbean, South America and the Pacific. If you are not into DX feel free to stop by to chat and see the newly remodeled shack.
The station is not contest quality but it will get through most pile ups. The station consists of a K3 and a legal limit home brewamplifier to a 3 element stepper at 50 ft.
Larry, KØNA’s address is 13148 Buckhorn Way Littleton Co 80127. If you get lost call 303-913-5000 for directions. The driveway is quite steep and parking may be limited at the top. A RSVP is not necessary but would be nice for planning purposes. Reply to larryjwein (at) aol.com. If interested in working some Europeans earlier in the day please contact Larry to set up a time.
With 2018 on the horizon, the TechConnect radio club will be electing a new slate of officers in January. Our elected officers are:
If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, please contact our current President, Roy Wall – KØREW.
The club is always looking for speakers for our meetings. If you would like to share your knowledge of amateur radio operation or a related technical topic, or know of someone who can speak at one of our meetings, please contact Bill - NØCU.
Please join us every Tuesday evening on the 145.145 repeater for the TechNet at 7PM.
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