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2021 HAM of the YEAR for the second year in a row is

YUL BRATCHER WA5YUL!!!  Congratulation YUL!!



Howdy everybody,


Here is some great news.


The HDARC™ is planning a weekend camping trip to Cochiti Lake May 6-8.  We will be able to set up many radio stations operating on different modes using different antennas. What a great way to learn "hands on" about ham radio!!  We might even work through some satellites!  If you have a telescope don't forget to bring it also.  Of course, you can also hike, kayak, bike, fish and other stuff. Hopefully by then we will have several members who have had enough time to master basic CW and can utilize that mode.  The lake is so close to Albuquerque that anyone is welcome to show up for the Saturday fun.  I'm thinking we could have a great potluck dinner for Saturday night.


If you would like to join us at Cochiti Lake the first weekend of May then now is the time to make your reservation.  We are in the Cochiti Campground BUFFALO GROVE and Becky, Ryan and I have reserved space #59 and #58 for Friday and Saturday night. SPACE 55 is first come first served


If you are thinking you MIGHT like to go, then, RESERVE a space as soon as possible.  There are other spaces nearby but they are first come first serve. 


This is the link to the reservation site https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233461?start=0


Okay now you have the game plan, we will be looking for you to join us.  Lots more information as the weeks pass.

David Ham

President HDARC™


or call David 619 306-7260.  












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days events of the 2-19-22 Event at the Nuclear Museum

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
Phone: 505-245-2137



2022 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Conventionclick

“RadioActive 2022” – We are happy to announce that the 2022 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention hosted by the Shy-Wy ARC and Sweetwater County ARC is coming up on Oct 7th-9th 2022 in Cheyenne, WY!!!

Updates on Forums and Vendors will be updated as we get further along. Please check out the rest of the webpage and tabs for further information on this event! Plan now to join us!
Please email shywyevents@gmail.com if you have any questions.


R.J. Bragg WY7AA

President Shy-Wy ARC





(As of 1/27/22) list, courtesy of Caravan club


[Ed Ricco, N5LI, has taken on coordination of amateur radio public service events for many years.  For this and other services he provides to the amateur radio community, we are deeply indebted.]


These are community events that require radio communications along their routes for logistic support, scoring and first aid.  In the finest tradition of amateur radio, local amateurs have stepped up to provide this public service.  These events also serve as a way for each ham to test his or her radio equipment under emergency conditions...and to have some fun and fellowship.

Again this year, Ed is seeking help for the following events (and more).  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Ed Ricco, N5LI unless otherwise indicated in the description of the particular event.  Contact:  n5li@arrl.net. You can also call Ed at (h) 247-4866 or (w) 768-7314.

These are the events presently known to me.  There will be others; stay tuned.


Notes and comments: 

1.   Changes from last list:  New list for the 2022 events season, as things presently stand. 

2.   Recruiting for these events will open shortly.  But for those absolutely bent on volunteering for any of these events, I will sign you up now.


April 23, 2022 – Cedro Peak Trail Run.  This is an ultra marathon (50K) run on trails in the Cibola National Forest.  Hams will provide communications points at various course locations.  Additional details forthcoming.  The event is being coordinated by Jim Frazier KC5RUO. 


May 1, 2022 – Run for the Zoo.  Details forthcoming.


May 22, 2022 – Santa Fe Century.  This is mainly a casual 100-mile bike ride that begins in Santa Fe, heads south through Madrid, Golden, and Cedar Grove, then goes east to Stanley, north through Galisteo and El Dorado, and back to the starting point.  There are also timed 100- and 50-mile events as well as shorter rides included in the routes.  It is a large-scale event with complex logistics that puts thousands of riders on the road.  We anticipate needing minimally 20-W portable or mobile stations with external antennas to be positioned at the start/finish area and at rest stops and mobile stations to cruise the course to keep an eye on the riders.  This event is being coordinated by the Santa Fe ARES group.


August 2022 (??) – Bike MS (MS 150).  This is projected to be a two-day ride in the Albuquerque area, probably in late August 2022.  Details forthcoming.


October 16, 2022 – Duke City Marathon.  Details forthcoming.


73, Ed Ricco N5LI

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