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The 285 TechConnect Radio Club meets on the 1st Saturday of every month, at 10AM. Exceptions are in July due to Field Day and December for the club Holiday Luncheon.

We usually hold our meetings at the Intercanyon Fire Department Station #3 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. The address is 8445 South US 285, Morrison, CO 80465.

Occasionally, due to conflicts, we need to move the meeting location. We will publish updates on the main page of this website as early as possible in the event the meeting has moved. You can also tune in to the Tuesday night Technet for any club announcements.

Presentation materials, when available, will be published in our Documents area.

2019 Schedule

  • January 5th
    • Annual Elections
    • Magnetic Loop antenna discussion with examples
    • Show'n'Tell
  • February 2nd
    • Larry – KØNA is going to present some results of his high power loop antenna research.
    • Bill – NØCU is going to do some more on high power loops. Slides Slides
    • Frank – KØFEI is going to do a presentation of what single board computers you would want to buy for the shack.
  • March 2nd
    • How can a magnetic loop antenna also create an electric field? We have the answer! Slides Slides
    • How to get on the air with out breaking the bank. Followed by cost effective upgrades.
  • April 6th: CW and Morse code show'n'tell, demo, and discussion. We'll have keys, keyers, and practice oscillators, including some vintage keys, plus the opportunity for in-room Morse QSOs. Morse Code, Keys, and AccessoriesLinks from presentation
  • May 4th: Our pizza party got postponed until June. Bill - NØCU talked about debugging an SWR problem, and Frank - KØFEI talked about single-board computers.
  • June 1st: Annual pizza party, and show'n'tell day. Bring your cool stuff and homebrew projects to share with the club. Bill - NØCU gave a presentation on HF signal propogation. Slides, Slides
  • July - No Meeting, due to Field Day
  • August 3rd: Larry – KØNA will talk about improving an HF preamplifier and measuring ferrite beads for RFI suppression. The membership will likely vote on formally cancelling the Techfest. We will also solicit input on the future direction of the club, and possible club projects.
  • September 7th: Frank - KØFEI will give a presentation on 3D printing. He will be bringing a 3D printer and demonstrating the printing process. Frank will explain how to make a case for a NW Digital Radio Pi hat on a Raspberry Pi and submit it to Thingiverse for production. He will also go through how to download a 3D project to be printed. Come and learn what you need to know to 3D print, using your own printer, one at a local school or library, or on Thingiverse.
  • October 5th
  • November 2nd:
    • JS8CALL, a digital format that is more interactive than FT8, by Frank - KØFEI
    • How much RF is in the air? This came from the question “How much peak power would a simple source follower have to have using a short receive only antenna?”, by Larry - KØNA
  • December 7th: Holiday Lunch, 11AM at JJ Madwell's, 26412 Main Street, Conifer, CO. (Map)
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