Weekly Nets & Elmering Night

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Quick reminder of our weekly nets & Elmer Night:

Mondays – Digital Net on XRF223B and D-Star 446.850 – at 8:30PM & our 75M net announced on 448.675 – for frequency coordination.

Tuesdays – Analog Net on W0CFI/R, 448.675 – (100Hz) at 8:00PM

The turnout for both nets has been fantastic the last few weeks! Each net is the perfect venue to ask questions regarding the hobby, brag about a new radio, request elmering, and find out all the exciting things that the PRA has happening.

Also, the PRA has another New Ham/New Technology Elmering Night this Wednesday, 3/28 at the Douglas County Library, Parker in the Exhibit Hall B. This evening provides training sessions for newly licensed Hams, Hams moving into a new areas of the hobby, license upgrades, and anyone needing help on a variety of topics.

We are here to help in supporting many of the following topics:

– how to get a Ham radio license,
– radio programming, understanding how repeaters work,
– mobile radio installations,
– which equipment is right for a given application,
– HF basics, antennas,
– Field Day, QRP. CW, digital modes (HF and VHF/UHF),
– radio control software, license upgrades,
– buying used radios and other equipment,
– nets and net operations, net controller training, repeater protocol, HF protocol,
– PRA questions (activities, etc.)
– computers in the shack, mobile HF, etc.

There is NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED; you do NOT need to be a member!

Simply show up anytime between 6:30pm and 8:30pm on the dates/room locations noted below and someone will be there to help. Members and non-members are welcome!!!

If programming for a radio is required, bring the radio with you and any programming software you have (a heads up via the Parkerradio.org email link on what you need programmed ahead of time would be helpful).

Our goal is to provide a “one-stop-shop” for Ham related info so you can get on the air and enjoy the hobby. We also have some loaner equipment available for UHF repeater access. This will also be a good time to schedule a “house call”. The PRA Elmers are available to come to your QTH/shack to look at antenna recommendations, station set-up options, and even plan a “antenna raising party”, etc.

Interested in being a Elmer at the sessions? simply show up and be prepared to help out.


Douglas County Library (Main Street just east of downtown Parker)


3/28 – Exhibit Hall B, 6:30PM
4/24 – 2nd Floor Conference Room, 6:30PM

See you on the air!


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