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As the month of March is already upon us, here are some exciting things taking place in in our Division, a D-Star Demo and a Power Supply opportunity!

First, an update from the Rocky Mountain Division & upcoming convention!  Certainly, there are plenty of PRA Members that qualify for these nominations! Take a few minutes and nominate!!!  Here is a note from the ARRL Rocky Mountain Director, Dwayne Allen, WY7FD:

Dear Rocky Mountain Division Members,

As customary at our division conventions, we celebrate the
accomplishments of members in our division. Nominations are now open
for the Rocky Mountain Division Ham of the Year, Young Ham of the Year
and, the Technical Achievement Award. The 2017 Division Convention is
on Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28) in Cody, Wyoming.

To submit a nominee, please go to the website and click on the Awards link and follow
the directions. Please note there is an additional rule this year that
all nominees must be an ARRL member in good standing for at least one
year leading up to the nomination date. You can submit either
electronically or print out a form and mail it to me at PO Box 1482,
Sundance WY 82729.

As a reminder, our Facebook page for the convention is growing. Please
feel free to join us for up-to-the minute updates. The page is located

As always, feel free to reach out to me or Vice Director Jeff Ryan K0RM
with any questions, comments or concerns.


ARRL Rocky Mountain Division
Director: Dwayne Allen, WY7FD


Also, there is an online D-Star presentation covering a variety of topics:

D-STAR Live will present some of the experts in D-STAR for a panel discussion on various aspects of the D-STAR ecosystem. We will be accepting questions from the audience, both in-person and from the Internet

A few of the areas that we plan to have discussions about are:
Setting up a brand-new radio
Updating / Programming your radio
Kenwood TH-D74 D-STAR Radio
New features of ID-51Plus2 and ID-4100
Icom G3 Software
D-STAR Comparison
D-STAR Devices
Questions from the You!
When: 11 March 2017 1200-1600 EST (UTC-5) 0900-1300 PST
FYI US DST starts the evening after the event

Where: Live Online and
Live in person at Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville GA

Ed Woodrick WA4YIH (
John Davis WB4QDX (Georgia D-STAR)
Ray Novak N9JA (Icom America)
Robin Cutshaw AA4RC (Internet Labs)
The event is FREE, we would appreciate it if you register at


Last, but not least, our very own Ray, N0KEG, has found a great deal on 13.8V 30amp power supplies.  Please contact Ray directly at ray AT strickoff DOT org by March 12th so that he can have them in-hand by the meeting.  Here are the details:

I’ve been running one of these eBay power supplies for a couple of months now and it’s been good to me. I need another but can save $12 per unit if I buy a 10 pack. I wouldn’t mind keeping 2 or 3 but do you think anyone else in the club would be interested in a $29 power supply? I probably wouldn’t draw a full 30 amps through one of these things long term or run a big HF rig off of them but they don’t seem to break a sweat running a 50 watt mobile and a few other 12v accessories even when I’m cross band repeating with it. They seem to output clean power and no discernable noise.

If we can drum up some interest, I’d buy the 10 pack and sell 7 or 8 of them to members at cost. I figure if I can save a few bucks and help some people out that could be a good thing. Or am I just crazy? Let me know what you think.



Still hungry for more?  Don’t miss out on our Monday and Tuesday evening nets!

Monday – 8:30PM on XRF223B

Tuesday – 8:00PM on the W0CFI/R 448.675 – (100Hz).

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