Fall 2020 Meeting Overview

Reports were given by the Secretary, Treasurer, Frequency coordinator and the ARRL Colorado Section Manager. Topics under discussion included Repeater Maps, a Web Master is still needed (Contact the Treasurer for details) and a change to the Constitution was approved. A limited amount of Colorado Repeater data is now available to the public on our website (See this link) and an IMPORTANT LINK TO PENDING DE-COORDINATION of some Repeaters can be found here! Hot Spot frequency use guidelines will be forthcoming soon from the Frequency Coordination Committee. A committee has been appointed to review and revise the governing documents of CCARC to bring them into the 21st century. Check out all the details in the 2020 Meeting minutes!

CCARC Fall Meeting 2020

The Fall 2020 CCARC Meeting will be Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 1-4PM
This will be our second meeting via Zoom.
The Zoom specifics have been sent to the delegates.

As always, our meeting is open to any club or individual regardless of
CCARC membership status. We will always welcome a new potential member.
If you wish to attend see your club delegate to get the information or contact the chairman above.

Overdue Repeater List Online!

The CCARC has posted a real-time list of all overdue repeaters on the website. This information is up-to-the-minute realtime data. The list will show all repeaters that need to be updated in the Coordination System.

The repeaters that are listed in RED don’t have current email addresses on file and must be updated as soon as possible.

You can follow this link to access the list or you can click on Frequency Coordination, Overdue Repeaters from the menu above.

This will help us clean up the CCARC database and get back to a valid database. This is very important to complete this step as extremely overdue repeaters may be flagged for decoordination.

New Coordinator On Board!

The CCARC has elected a new coordinator.  Tracy Helmhold, KI0HC has graciously agreed to step in and help getting coordinations back online.  All coordinations that we know of at this point have been processed and you should have received an email from the coordination system “fcadmin@ccarc.net” with your coordination details.

If you have a coordination that you have not been contacted on, please contact Tracy Helmhold via email below Frequency Coordination, Contact the Coordinator in the menu above.

If you have not visited the new coordination system and made sure that your login works, please do so under Frequency Coordination, Coordination System in the menu above.

All Coordinations Are Now Due

All existing CCARC coordinations in the State of Colorado are now due for update.

The Coordination Tool is functional and working. If you have NOT received an email from fcadmin@ccarc.net, it’s likely that your email may be wrong. If you have checked your spam folder and whitelisted fcadmin@ccarc.net, we suggest contacting the Frequency Coordinator to update your information.

He can be reached under Frequency Coordination in the menu above.

2m and 70cm Band Full in Denver

As of the middle of July 2016, the both the 2m and now 70cm band in the front range from Wyoming to New Mexico is officially full and there are no more wideband pairs available. Anyone wishing to coordinate analog repeaters in the area will be asked if they wish to be waitlisted for coordination. The wait time for coordinations on 2 meters is likely 5+ years. The UHF waitlist will be similar, but likely shorter as the restrictions for UHF coordinations are easier.

We apologize for the delay in processing coordinations, but it was inevitable that the bands would fill up. Any other band is wide open at this point for coordinations, consider using a different frequency.

TRACY HELMHOLD, KI0HC
Colorado Frequency Coordinator