Colorado QRP Club, Inc.
The objective of the ARRL's national Field Day is to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.
Click Here for our main information page about our Field Day operations. Most years we maintain two Field Day sites, one for those with
Battleground site) and another more casual location that we fondly refer to as our "Aloha" site.
(Click Here for the ARRL's Field Day rules)
Click Here for our 2012 Field Day annoucement on KGNU radio!
CQC president KØFEI and his KiCad demonstration at our May 11th general meeting.
Click Here for election results and pix from our May general meeting!
Help us find a new meeting location!
However, the Colorado QRP Club is still looking for a permanent location for its bimonthly meetings. The library works great but there's never a guarantee as to the room's availability. For many years we used to meet at the offices of Milestone Technology, which was fantastic, but they've moved on so we could really use another semi-permanent meeting location.
Some upcoming events of interest:
CQC Welcomes our
WØQL - Mark, #953
KDØNPP - John, #952
KE7XD - Bernie, #951
KDØSYC - Dominic, #950
NØCKS - Cheyenne, #949
WØWRN - Heidi, #949
Sierra built by KG5N, CQC member # 146
Our November general meeting:
KGØPP QRP Batteries
N1FN Christmas Key
Click Here for MORE Pix and Vids from our November general meeting!
President Frank Ivan, at our 07/07/2012 general meeting, discussing the Colorado Mountain Club's, Colorado Summit Hikes for Everyone as a great guide/start for SOTA activity. In the second photo Frank is displaying his new KX3 (with the completed CQC RFL-10 Dummy Load kit attached!) and describing our Battleground Field Day operation.
Click Here for all the information you'll need about SOTA!
Summits on the Air (SOTA) is an award scheme for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas. SOTA has been carefully designed to make participation possible for everyone - this is not just for mountaineers! There are awards for activators (those who ascend to the summits) and chasers (who either operate from home, a local hilltop or are even Activators on other summits).
Click Here for a YouTube video of NØPQV's dozen mobile radios in one car!!
Click Here to join our club!
Dues are only $10.00 per year ($15 for DX) and include
a supscription to our club newsletter, The Low Down.
P.O. Box 17174
(Our next regular meeting will take place on Saturday morning, May 11th)
Worldwide QRP Calling Frequencies
Click Here for a recent NPR story about our growing amateur radio hobby!
Click Here for an historic YouTube video about amateur radio...
How's your membership? Did you know we're now mailing paper copies of the Low Down to all current members??!!
Click Here to join or renew your CQC membership - The nation's best QRP Club!
Members on the MoveWe're always looking for photos and stories from our members for publication on our website or newsletter. So, contact your humble webmaster,
or newsletter editor, if you have pix or text about your gear, family, antennas, favorite keyer, or just about anything else related to ham radio and QRP!
Click Here for a video of KT5E installing his new tower and 30 meter yagi!
One Watt above 14060 feet! (4,285 meters)
In the Fall Steve, NXØL, climbed Mt. Bierdstadt - a
14er located about 35 miles west of downtown Denver.
Go to our Members on the Move page for more info
about Steve's climb up Bierdstadt!
WBØJNR (CQC # 7) and his XYL made their way to Antarctica in 2011. In this photo Roger is "pounding brass" in the radio room at the Port Lockroy museum on Goudier Island, Antarctica.
"Skill... Not Power!"
- What the heck is QRP anyway? - Well, although there's really no hard and fast definition, QRP generally means to turn your transmitter power down, way down... 5 Watts output, or less, is usually considered QRP.
- But why turn your power down? - The reasons are as varied as there are Ham operators! Some like the challenge while others simply enjoy back-to-basics and the tiny expense of using small radios over long distances.
- Won't you join the fun? - Beginners and Old-timers all agree that QRP brings a special indescribable delight that a pair of expensive high-power transmitting finals just can't duplicate!
The Colorado QRP Club is proud to be an affiliated club with the ARRL (American Radio Relay League)!
Please remember to keep Your ARRL membership current as well!
CQC is proud to sponsor the QRP Fox Hunt!!
(Click Here for our Fox Hunt archives...)
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