Category Archives: News & Notices

Timely information posted in chronological order.

GGARC July Lunch

We have decided to move the July Garden of the Gods Amateur Radio Club luncheon from July 8 back to July 1, the first Monday of July.  We apologize for this short notice change.
As is normal, we will hold the luncheon at Fargo’s Pizza, 2910 E. Platte Avenue in the back, lower level party room beginning at 11:30 A.M. on July 1.

We do not currently have a program scheduled for this luncheon.
Thanks! and hope to see lots of you folks there!
Dave, K0IRP and Don, KI0IS

Silent Keys

Don T Billings,   W0GOH.   Services on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. , First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave
Don Gutknecht,   W0DWU.    Viewing, May 30, 2019 at Swan-Law at 4:00 P.M.   Services, May 31 at 10:00 A.M.at the Unitarian Church, West Pikes Peak Avenue and 30th St.

Emergency Communications Demonstration

\Do you have a communications plan if cell phone service is out? Learn about ham radio use in an emergency, and meet members of the El Paso County Special Communications team as they demonstrate a variety of alternative communications technology. At the Wildland Fire and Emergency Preparedness Information Day, Saturday, May 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Palmer Lake Town Hall. 42 Valley Crescent Street. Fire Station Open House next door, same hours.

April 1 Luncheon

The April Garden of the Gods Amateur Radio Club luncheon will be held next Monday, April 1 at Fargo’s Pizza, 2910 E. Platte Avenue at 11:30 A.M.  Kevin will be presenting his program on erecting the army tent poles for antenna use. 
There will be some updates on the GGARC repeaters at this luncheon, too.

Dave, K0IRP and Don, KI0IS

GGRC Luncheon

The next  Garden of the Gods Amateur Radio Club luncheon will be held on Monday, March 4 at Fargo’s Pizza.  The  program will be on  Repeater Control Systems  by Don Fraser.  

The program begins around 11:30 A.M.  in the lower back party room.
Dave, K0IRP and Don, KI0IS

GGARC Luncheon

The next Garden of the Gods Amateur Radio Club luncheon will be held on Monday, February 4th at Fargo’s Pizza. The presentation by Don, W9WWS will begin a little after 11:30 A.M.

Dave, K0IRP and Don, KI0IS

Joe Quintana, N0ENM Silent Key

Joe Quintana – N0ENM, well known to the Garden of the Gods Amateur Radio Club group, passed away on August 29th at 7:30 P.M. Services will be on Friday, September 14 at 10:00 A.M. at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 1318 N. Circle Drive.

Kevin on Quadcopters

Thanks everyone for the opportunity to share my quadcopters with you last week.

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I HIGHLY recommend buying one of the small Hubsans FIRST, learn to actually fly before investing hundreds of dollars in a higher end quad

From smallest to largest (and typically lowest to highest in capabilities) are as follows: Continue reading

Repeaters Used for Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run

Pikes Peak ARES support of the Garden of the Gods 10 mile run on 6/13/2015 will use the 447.350 repeater as primary and the 146.910 as backup. The event coordinator will announce, both before and periodically during the event, their use of these repeaters.

Expect event traffic on these repeaters from 0600 to 1100 that day. Feel free to use these repeaters as you normally would, but please be courteous enough to yield to event traffic.