User Tools

Site Tools


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.

Special Event: QSO Party

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) If interested in working some Europeans earlier in the day please contact Larry to set up a time.

Call for Officers

With 2018 on the horizon, the TechConnect radio club will be electing a new slate of officers in January. Our elected officers are:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, please contact our current President, Roy Wall – KØREW.

Call For Speakers

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.

2017 Meeting Schedule

  • The Fall TechFest, on Nov. 11th.
  • Our annual Holiday Lunch will be held on Dec 2nd.

  • January 7th: Annual Elections, and a presentation on End Fed Half Wave Antennas by Bill - NØCU; at fire station #3 on US 285.
  • February 4th: at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive , in Conifer
  • March 4th: at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive , in Conifer; Transmission Lines as Impedance Transformers by Bill - NØCU
  • April 1st: Meeting cancelled due to inclement weather
  • May 6th: Annual Pizza Party and Show'n'Tell; members are encouraged to bring their radio projects to the meeting for show-off and discussion.
  • June 3rd - Bill - NØCU and Larry - KØNA, will talk about relays: Relays (1), Relays (2)
  • July: No meeting, due to Field Day
  • August 5th: Bill - NØCU will talk about baluns, part 1
  • September 2nd: Bill - NØCU will present part 2 on baluns
  • October 7th: Roy and Sue will talk about the power grid
  • November 11th: TechFest
  • December 2nd: Holiday Lunch, at JJ Madwell's Italian Restaurant and Bar in Conifer, 26412 Main Street, on the South side of Hwy 285

2018 Meeting Schedule

  • January 6th
  • February 3rd
  • March 3rd
  • April 7th
  • May 5th
  • June 2nd
  • July - No Meeting, due to Field Day
  • August 4th
  • September 1st
  • October 6th
  • November: Fall Techfest
  • December 1st: Holiday Lunch

Please join us every Tuesday evening on the 145.145 repeater for the TechNet at 7PM.

Notices go to our e-mail list. To subscribe or unsubscribe, please click here.

start.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/18 21:41 by admin