Dear CCARC Delegates,
I hope this finds you all safe and healthy.
It is time again for another CCARC meeting. Since the at the last meeting there was vast agreement to continue on-line meetings, this meeting will be held via Zoom. You will be able to join with video from your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also dial in from any phone for an audio only connection.
The meeting will start at 1pm and will be finished by 4pm.
Our business meeting agenda will address several topics for CCARC and Colorado Amateur Radio in general. Please see the agenda for a summary.
Please remember that you must be the registered primary or alternate delegate (or a written proxy) and dues need to be current to vote on formal business at any CCARC meeting. The status of your membership can be checked on-line at https://www.ccarc.net. Your club’s current registered delegate information can also be obtained from the website .
As always, our meeting is open to any club or individual regardless of CCARC membership status. We will always welcome a new potential member. Please spread the word and invite a friend or neighboring club officer! I look forward to seeing or at least hearing from all of you on the 23rd.
Douglas Nielsen, N7LEM
The CCARC Spring Meeting is coming up on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 1-4 PM. This meeting will again be held via Zoom video-conferencing. The full agenda and Zoom link are available through the mailing list.
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.
The CCARC Frequency Coordinator recommends that hotspots be deployed in the 70 cm band using one of the following frequencies:
438.4500, 438.4750, 438.5000, 438.5250, 438.5500, 438.5750, 438.6000, 438.6250, 438.6500 and 438.6750 MHz.
Guideline are posted here
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!
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.
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.
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 “email@example.com” 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.
The Rocky Mountain Division ARRL Convention Ham Con 2020 has been postponed due to COVID See you in 2021 in Denver. For more information and to register, https://www.hamconcolorado.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, it’s likely that your email may be wrong. If you have checked your spam folder and whitelisted email@example.com, we suggest contacting the Frequency Coordinator to update your information.
He can be reached under Frequency Coordination in the menu above.
After a bad web hack, the CCARC is now back on line. We will be rebuilding information as time allows. The coordination system is up and working. Click on Frequency Coordination in the menu above.
We apologize for the inconvenience.