Processing Backlog of Coordinations

February 9, 2020

As of 2/8/2020, CCARC’s coordination team has begun processing the huge backlog of coordinations that need to have their official coordination documents delivered.  If you have filed for a coordination since 2017, you have not received your official coordination documents.  They are being entered one-by-one into the system and may require a bit of communication with you to ensure that we have them correct.

Please bear with us while we begin clearing out the backlog!


Tracy Helmhold
CCARC Frequency Coordinator

CCARC Open for Coordination

October 28, 2019

CCARC would like to announce that all coordinations that we are aware of at this time have been responded to. If you have an application on file with us that you have not been contact about, please let us know. We are here to assist you with your coordinations and want to assure you that we’ve done everything that we can to plow through the backlog.

Contact us if you have any questions.


Frequency Coordination Update 2019

October 21, 2019

The CCARC has been challenged by a coordination tool malfunction. Our team is working on updating the tool so it can function again.  The backlog of 20 coordinations have been basically processed and there should be no coordination request on file that has not been processed or responded to.  Several of the coordination requests require full re-coordination due to a significant move or re-submittal due to missing, incorrect or improper information.  You will be contacted if this is the case.

We at the CCARC apologize for the delay in processing coordinations, but unfortunately the malfunction of the tool was outside of our ability.  We have found someone competent to work on the tool and are returning it to full usefulness.  This will allow us to again begin processing annual updates and timely coordination requests.

If you have a coordination at the CCARC for action, please rest assured that we’re working on it and you should hear something very soon on these.

2019 Fall Meeting

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will be hosting the Fall 2019 meeting October 12, 2019 at the Cherry Creek School District's ESC Building, 4700 S Yosemite St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. The meeting will begin at 1 PM.

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70cm Band Full In Denver

July 21, 2016

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.

Jeff Carrier, K0JSC
Colorado Frequency Coordinator

Fall Meeting Minutes and Narrowband Presentation Online

October 21, 2015

Our Fall Meeting for 2015 is now one for the historybooks.  Special thanks to Royal Gorge Amateur Radio Club for access to the Cañon City EOC.  This meeting saw a giant leap forward for our frequency coordination body as the delegates have allowed us to begin using propagation tools to coordinate more difficult cases.

Please find the presentation at the end of the meeting minutes for more information.

Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Presentation Online

April 30, 2014

At the April 2014 CCARC meeting in Windsor, Wayne Heinen presented a detailed explanation of 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, their requirements as well as do’s-and-donts. The presentation is online here.

I’m sure you’ll find it very handy in understanding the inner workings of a charitable organization and how it affects your club operations.

I know that it was surely an eye opener for many folks in the room!


New Frequency Coordination Policy Document

December 23, 2012

The CCARC has posted the newly revised and approved Frequency Coordination Policy Document that governs all frequency coordinations in the State of Colorado. If you’re trying to apply for a new coordination in the state, please review this document first. It’s available under Frequency Coordination in the menu above.

Welcome to the CCARC!

November 1, 2011

Welcome to the Colorado Council of Amateur Radio Clubs (CCARC) website.  We are the umbrella organization for the Amateur Radio Clubs of the State of Colorado.  We are a sounding board organization providing all member clubs with a place to develop new ties to organizations that can provide you assistance technically and from a membership standpoint.

We’d love to have you come and visit us at one of our bi-annual meetings.  See the Meeting tab above for more information about our schedule.