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Colorado QRP Club, Inc.

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Life's too short for $800 finals!

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CQC 20th Anniversary ARRL Centennial Logo 2014 ARRL National Centennial Convention 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Saturday, July 19, 2014

Click Here for all the info!

 

QRP Foxhunt Logo Don't miss the QRP Fox Hunt's annual "Foxtraveganza" taking place this Thursday, April 17th. This year's event is in honor of Al Dawkins, KØFRP. Click Here for all the details!

 

Richard J. Schneider Our very own Dick Schneider, CQC #155 (ABØCD), Low Down editor, and author of Water (A Vic Bengston Investigation) came in as Number 1 in the Hilltopper category for the CQ World Wide VHF contest 2013! Linked, below, is the CQ article quoting Dick as saying, "First time VHF contesting. Stuck with QRP Hilltopper class. I am an HF QRPer. Arrow beam on 2 meters. Makeshift rotatable dipole - 50 cents worth of hookup wire and piece of pvc - on 6 meters. FT 817. Sat on the ground in the hills above Denver. What an absolute blast!" Congratulations Dick!!
Arrow Pointing Right Click Here for the entire CQ article!

 

 
CQC Welcomes our
newest members!

NI9L - Jeffrey, #962
WØFPE - Brian, #961
W4PSS - Patrick, #960
KTØAM - Mark, #959
KK4CFX - Zoe, #958
KJ4KGA - Kris, #957
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 at 2045z 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 Colorado Hams Information Center!
 

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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!

 

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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!

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!

 

Our November general meeting:

ABØCD "Water"
Author Richard J. Schneider - Water
KIØRB CE-50A
Vince Kumagai CE-50A monitor
KGØPP QRP Batteries
Jim Pope QRP Battery presentation
N1FN Christmas Key
Marshall Emm Crhistmas Key
 
Yellow Arrow Pointing Right Click Here for MORE Pix and Vids from our November general meeting!

 

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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).

 

YouTube Logo Click Here for a YouTube video of NØPQV's dozen mobile radios in one car!!

 

Join Now
Yellow Arrow Pointing Right 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
Golden, Colorado
80402 USA

 

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(Our next regular meeting will take place on Saturday morning, May 11th)

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!

 

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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!

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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.

 

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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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CQC is proud to sponsor the QRP Fox Hunt!!
(Click Here for our Fox Hunt archives...)

 

Before you go, why not visit our GuestBook?

 

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