Oct 03 2014

New Member Training

New Member Training (NMT) will be held on Saturday, October 11th from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Parker United Methodist Church.

This training is required for all members of ARESDEC to reach full “deployable” status and to remain on the roster as a member. The next NMT has not yet been scheduled. Please contact the Training Officer, Walt Burns (ABØVZ), to RSVP for this event: .

The address of the Parker United Methodist Church is:

11805 S. Pine Drive
Parker, CO 80134

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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