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Club Restart Meeting

The 285 TechConnect Radio Club is pleased to announce that we are resuming monthly meetings, starting with a “Kickoff” meeting on Saturday, August 7th, at 10 AM, at the ICFPD Station #3, 8445 South Highway 285, on US-285 about 8.5 miles southwest of C-470 and US-285 intersection, just before Windy Point on the north side of the highway. We will have doughnuts and coffee available prior to the meeting, at 9:30.

This will be a mostly informal meeting, with a focus on discussing and forming plans for moving forward with the club. But we also plan on having some fun too, so we'll be ordering pizza and sodas, making this our annual Pizza Party and Show'n'Tell event. Have something interesting to share? Please bring it! We're looking forward to seeing everyone!

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!

The club will return to our regular meeting schedule starting on August 7th, with regular meetings on the 1st Saturday of every month, except for December, when we have a holiday lunch. The August meeting will be at the Fire Station, but we're considering moving our regular meeting location to someplace more convenient for a majority of our members.


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

Mailing List

Notices go to our e-mail list. To subscribe or unsubscribe, please click here.

Ways to Support Us

The 285 TechConnect Radio Club is a participant in the Amazon Smile program. To participate, click on that link, login with your Amazon account, search for “TechConnect”, and choose our club. Then, check the box for the disclaimer:

Yes, I understand that I must always start at to support 285 Techconnect Radio Club Inc.

I've noticed that if I've not already registered a Smile program preference, Amazon will prompt when adding an item to my cart, so that would be a method for using the program on a per-purchase basis, for those who don't wish to make the club a permanent preference.

We are also 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.

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 working on the development and installation of 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.

2021 Meeting Schedule

We 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 meeting will be on August 7th, at ICFPD Station #3, 8445 South Highway 285. We have coffee and doughnuts available prior to the meeting.

  • August 7th:
    • Discussion: Restarting the Club
    • Meet'n'Greet
    • Show'n'Tell
    • Pizza Party
  • September 4th
  • October 2nd
  • November 6th
  • December 4th: Holiday Lunch, 11AM at JJ Madwell's, 26412 Main Street, Conifer, CO. (Map)

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