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Life's too short for $800 finals!



Chat 'N Chew
Golden Corral
Small Arrow Pointing Right Our next informal Chat 'n Chew gathering will take place at:
Golden Corral Buffet, 15775 E. Arapohoe Rd, Centennial 80016

Saturday lunch, 12:30 pm, October 10, 2015

The Chat 'n Chew starts at 12:30 with occasional "talk-in" on the 147.225 repeater or 146.445 FM Simplex. Click Here or on the Google logo, at right, for a map to our current dining place!

Remember, these informal Chat 'n Chew gatherings are for fun and fellowship - no club biz, please!

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World Lock Our domain name, www.cqc.org, has been stolen. The incident took place in March, 2015 - well over six months before it was due to be renewed. The Colorado QRP Club has owned this domain name since 1998 when we first created it before anyone else. The reason you're able to see this webpage, right now, is because the current registrar has placed it in a "Compliance Hold" status until the issue is resolved. We've filed complaints with ICANN, the Washington State Attorney General's office (where the registrar was located at the time of the theft), and the various webhosting and registrars associated with our domain name since it was stolen (it appears to have been sold a few times since then...). From what we've learned, at this point, is that we're going to need a court order, and the assistance of an attorney, to recover our domain name. Please contact your humble webmaster, or any of the club's officers, if you can help. Until then, we're creating a back-up mirror site at www.ColoradoQRPClub.org in the sad event that we're not able to recover our domain name. Thank you, everyone, for your assistance and support!
- WBØJNR, CQC Webmaster and Treasurer


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CQC Is the original (and proud!) sponsor of the QRP Fox Hunt at QRPFoxHunt.org!!
(Click Here for some of our old Fox Hunt archives...) (Click Here to subscribe to the QFox listserver!)




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CQC Welcomes our
newest members!

KØDST - David, 982
KØLPR - Lynaire, 981
KDØKSS - Jennifer, #980
KDØVKW - Marc, #979
WB5CTS - Steve, #978
WY7RP - Jim, #977
KEØDJI - Alan, #976
Sierra Radio Open Top view from Front
Sierra built by KG5N, CQC member # 146


Rocky Mountain Regional & Contiinental Morse code net welcomes your participation every Tuesday and Thursday at 2200z on 14.0625 MHz - WC7S (CQC # 871)
Thank you to Milestone Technologies, and N1FN (CQC # 154), for many years of support!

Yellow Arrow Pointing Right Click Here for the CQ Colorado Ham Radio Information Center!
YouTube Logo Click Here for a YouTube video of NØPQV's dozen mobile radios in one car!!


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"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!




CQC president KØFEI and his KiCad demonstration at our May 11th general meeting.
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Click Here for election results and pix from our May general meeting!

CQC Officers
CQC's newly elected Officers, left to right:
WBØJNR (Treasurer), WØQL (Secretary), KCØHSV (VP), KØFEI (President)



CQC is looking for a new meeting location! Help us find a new meeting location!

Our past few meetings have been taking place at the Arapahoe Library District - very nice facilities but it just isn't home! We also meet, at times (as we did for many years), at the offices of Morse Express but they're making tentative plans to move to a new location.

So, the Colorado QRP Club is still looking for a permanent location for our bimonthly meetings. The library works great but there's never a guarantee as to the room's availability and, like we mentioned above, "There's no place like home!"

Please contact search committee members KIØRB or WBØJNR if you have an ideas or suggestions about a semi-permanent meeting place that we can call home!




SOTA anyone?

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. President Frank Ivan discussing SOTA at our 07-07-2012 meeting President Frank Ivan discussing his KX3 and Field Day at our 07-07-2012 meeting


Yellow Arrow Pointing Right Click Here for all the information you'll need about SOTA!
Sota Loga 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).


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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
Golden, Colorado
80402 USA




What's the Frequency Kenneth? (Title to a 1994 R.E.M. song)

147.225 8 pm Monday night QRP net   -   146.445 Denver area QRP "Watering Hole"

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Low Down 66 Summer 2010
Yellow Arrow Pointing Right Click Here for a recent NPR story about our growing amateur radio hobby!
Yellow Arrow Pointing Right 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 Move

We'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!


Arrow Pointing Right 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!

NX0L hikes to the top of 14er Mt. Bierdstadt - Fall 2010 NX0L hikes to the top of 14er Mt. Bierdstadt - Fall 2010 NX0L hikes to the top of 14er Mt. Bierdstadt - Fall 2010 NX0L hikes to the top of 14er Mt. Bierdstadt - Fall 2010


WB0JNR at the Morse code key in Port Lockroy, Antarctica - 01-30-2011 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.





ARRL Diamond - Small The Colorado QRP Club is proud to be an affiliated club with the ARRL (American Radio Relay League)!

Small Arrow Pointing Right Please remember to keep Your ARRL membership current as well!



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