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About the Club

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 our 2020 regular meetings. Exceptions will be posted here.


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

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New Officers for 2020

The club elected new officers for 2020, for the positions of President and Vice-President. Our new club President is Jim – NØCOT, and Frank – KØFEI has moved to the position of Vice-President. Jim – KCØRPS continues as Secretary and Treasurer.

In appointed / volunteer positions, Jed – KDØYMG continues as Web Manager and Club PR, with Robb – KCØZGK continuing as TechNet Director. Bob – KDØBRA will be serving as the Director of the Techfest Committee. Larry – KØMHO will keep the coffee and doughnuts coming.

We still have an urgent need for a Program Coordinator for our monthly meetings. If you are a club member, and are willing to serve in this capacity, please contact Jim or Frank.

Notice Regarding Membership

In prior years, we have always included TechFest attendees in our membership rolls. Beginning in 2019, membership in the club will be seperated from TechFest attendance. We would like to invite and encourage all interested amateur radio operators to support the club and become a dues-paying member. Dues are just $10 a year.

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 our speaker coordinator.

Proposal for a club-sponsored remote station

The club is discussing the development and installation of a remote station for club member use. This station will be accessible over the internet and be capable of operating FT8, and possibly other digital modes, phone, and CW. We currently have a location available and some surplus equipment with which to build the station. The club is looking for a member to spearhead this effort, resolving the details and implementing the station. Other club members are willing to help as needed. If you are willing to help with this project, please contact Frank - KØFEI.

2020 Meeting Schedule

Our next regular meeting will be on March 7th, 2020, at Fire Station #3, at 10:00 AM. We have doughnuts and coffee at 9:30.

We encourage attendees to bring their toys, projects, gear, etc. for show'n'tell, as long as it's related to amateur radio.

  • January 4th:
    • Annual Elections
  • February 1st: Chris - NØNDF talked about, and demonstrated, radio test equipment; the service monitor, Sinadder, and Bird wattmeter
  • March 7th: Mike - KØNGA will present on DMR; radio programming and operating. For a taste of DMR radio programming, see Mike's introductory video, but be aware the your radio software might look a little different, and that DMR-MARC is somewhat different from Brandmeister.
  • April 4th: Willem - ACØKQ will speak on the subject of linked repeater networks, in particular, the RMHam Network.
  • May 2nd: Annual pizza party, and show'n'tell day. Bring your cool stuff and homebrew projects to share with the club.
  • June 6th: Chris - KEØSDR will talk about amateur radio for prepping and grid-down scenarios.
  • July - No Meeting, due to Field Day
  • August 1st
  • September 5th
  • October 3rd
  • November 7th: TechFest
  • December 5th: Holiday Lunch, 11AM at JJ Madwell's, 26412 Main Street, Conifer, CO. (Map)

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