Jun 29 2014

Tour de Ladies 2014

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Douglas & Elbert Counties and Parker Radio Association will be operating a health & safety net for the 2014 Tour de Ladies bicycle event on July 12th in Northeastern Douglas County.

This event will be almost identical to Rampart Range Motorcycle Management Committee‘s biannual Poker Run. ARESDEC and PRA We will provide communications between several support stations and event headquarters to ensure a safe enjoyable experience for all participants. Support will include a combination of voice, digital and APRS communications.

The Tour de Ladies is a fundraiser benefitting the Crisis Center in Castle Rock.

Contact ARESDEC Operations to offer your support of this event: .

Jun 28 2014

WA0DE Is On The Air, Field Day 2014


ARRL Field Day 2014

WA0DE is on the air for Field Day 2014!

The Amateur Radio Relay League Field Day is an annual contest designed to test amateur radio operators capabilities in less-than-ideal conditions. Participants in IARU Region 2 compete to earn the most points by accomplishing a multitude of tasks in up to a 48-hour period of time; 24 hours of which can be spent making contacts over the radio waves.

Each individual or team can earn points by making contacts on the radio and promoting amateur radio in their local communities, as well as meeting certain setup and configuration criteria. Setup is allowed to begin up to 24-hours before the operating period begins (Noon on June 28th to Noon on June 29th, 2014; 18:00-18:00 UTC), but the real fun begins at 18:00 UTC when on-the-air contesting begins!

Visitors are welcome, so come on by and see what it’s all about! You can even get on the air yourself, no license required, with our “Get On The Air” station. Who knows? You might even discover a new hobby! Most of all, have some fun with the local community:

1440 Voorhees Ranch Way
Castle Rock, CO

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Apr 27 2014

Severe Storm Spotting (SKYWARN), 2014 Storm Season

For the 2014 severe storm season, the map below shows the frequencies in use by the local nets in the various areas served by the Denver/Boulder NWS office.  Spotters should check in to the local net for the area in which they’re operating.

Denver/Boulder NWS Skywarn regional radio frequency map:


Remember: SAFETY is the number one priority and you are always responsible for your own safety!

Here are the: 10 Golden Spotter Safety Rules  (Developed by Randy Denzer and Joshua Jans, adopted by the NWS Skywarn program in 2011). 

Spotters should follow these Rules every time they are “actively” spotting:

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