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About the Club

The 285 TechConnect Radio Club - NAØTC was formed in 2006 by Steve - AIØW, Jim - KAØNZZ, and Nancy - KØNNC to provide a forum for technical discussions, presentations, and projects. We are an ARRL Affiliated 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 pleased to announce that we will once again be hosting the TechFest! We'll be announcing more details as we firm up our plans.


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

Mailing List

Notices go to our e-mail list. To subscribe or unsubscribe, please click here. This list is used for club announcements only.

Discussion List

We have a group discussion list at for club members. To join the group, and participate, the link is Once you've joined the group, you can use e-mail, an app, or your web browser to post new topics and replies. When you apply for membership in the group, please be sure to specify your first and last name and your call sign.

Ways to Support Us

Become a club member!

The 285 TechConnect Radio Club is registered with the King Soopers Community Rewards program. You will need to be a SooperCard participant to enroll in this program and choose our club as beneficiary. Search for the club name, or use our id number, KN433.

Member Interest Poll

We recently polled our active membership, to see what sort of topics and activities are of interest. Here are the results. Speaking of which…

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.

Club-sponsored remote station

The club is operating a remote station for club member use. As always, we welcome offers of assistance for this effort. Please see the Remote Club Station page for more information.

2023 Meeting Schedule

We usually have regular meetings on the 1st Saturday of each month at 10AM, except July and December. Please subscribe to our mailing list for announcements.

Our next regular meeting will be on October 7th, 2023, at the The Bridge Church at Bear Creek, 3101 S Kipling St, in Lakewood.


From US 285 and Kipling, go North on Kipling 1/2 mile, then turn right (East) on Dartmouth Ave. Take the next right onto Dartmouth Place – you'll see the church on your right. The immediate next right is Kipling St., and from there you can turn into the church parking lot. Please proceed to the West side of the building for parking. The meeting room entrance is on the West side of the building. Satellite view of the Bridge Church from Google Maps.

The meeting is on the 2nd floor - stairs are on the right as you walk into the building. An elevator is available.

We have coffee and doughnuts available prior to the meeting.

  • January 7th:
    • Elections: It's time to elect club officers.
    • Club Remote Station by Mark - WØQL; Our remote station should be officially available to all members. Mark (et. al.) will present on the history, status, and operating guidelines for the station. We will also have live demonstrations from club members.
  • February 4th: Bill - NØCU; When are SWR and Reflected Power Important? Presentation slides: PPT, PDF
  • March 4th: Bill Thomas - WTØDX and Paul Sobon - NOØT; 6m Operations: The Magic Band
  • April 1st: Mark Ehr - KØEHR; Activating SOTA/POTA on QRP
  • May 6th: Club anniversary, pizza party, shown'n'tell – Please join us for our club's 17th anniversary. We'll order in pizza, and talk about ham radio. Bring your radio toys, projects, and/or gear to share with the group.
  • June 3rd: Anthony Montoya - KØMCW, The Magic Behind FT8; and Mark Ehr - KØEHR, live FT8 demo.
  • July 1st: No meeting
  • August 5th: Larry Weinstein - KØNA; Working on older equipment with high voltage power supplies.
  • September 9th: Field trip for POTA Activation
  • October 7th:
    • Bud - NØIA; Radio Recollections
    • Mark - KØEHR; Digital Hotspots
  • November 4th: TechFest
  • December 2nd: Holiday Lunch, 11AM at JJ Madwell's, 26412 Main Street, Conifer, CO. (Map)

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