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August 29, 2015:  PL TONE CHANGES HIT THE FRONT RANGE!! The ongoing changeover from 123.0 Hz to 88.5 Hz has hit the front range. The voting repeaters in Denver are a mix of 123.0 Hz and 88.5 Hz. It is strongly recommended to change your radios to 88.5 Hz during this transition period. The Colorado Springs repeater changed PL tone to 88.5 Hz today. Repeater lists on the website will keep up with the changes. Best bet: if the repeater isn't hearing you and you are still using 123.0 Hz, it may be that the repeater changed input PL tones!  Details on these changes are posted here.


August 29, 2015: Kremmling temporarily down. The motor boat noise heard over the past week was isolated to a failing controller on the Kremmling repeater. The repeater was taken offline today to repair the controller. Hopefully will be back soon.


August 29, 2015: Website getting updates! After quite a long hiatus, the website is getting a few updates. Right now it is taking care of communicating system changes. Hopefully soon will get a more significant refresh.

 

Website:  www.colcon.org

(c) Copyright 1996-2015, Colorado Connection Repeaters, Inc.
P.O.Box 22134, Denver, Colorado 80222

 

Editor's note:  These changes are for your transmit PL, not your receive PL.  If your radio does not support split PL's; that is, transmit 88.5, receive 123.0, just program it to transmit the proper PL, and no PL on receive.

Curt




 

Well-known storm chaser Tim Samaras WJØG, 54, was killed May 31, 2013, while chasing a tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma. His son Carl, 24, and their colleague Paul Young, 45, were also killed.  More information is available here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

As of July 1, 2013, it is illegal to throw away electronic items in the trash in Colorado.

The new law was passed in 2012, and was made to not only be kinder to the environment, but also to generate jobs. Bill sponsors said it would create a whole infrastructure in rural areas to properly dispose of electronic waste.

While the change might be a hassle for residents to get used to, but officials think it's a change people will embrace. Charlotte Pitt of Denver Recycles points to the city's successful purple bin recycling program as a model.

"We've always had great participation in our (e-waste recycling) events," she said. "We've hosted some of the biggest in the country in previous years."

 

Pitt said the city would probably host more electronic waste recycling events at first.

Wolfgang Kray of the state health department said there are so many retailers who now recycle electronic waste, such as unwanted televisions, computers, monitors and DVD players -- that it will hardly be an inconvenience.

"There are numerous locations to take electronics," he said. "from thrift stores to retailers that will accept these materials for free."

For more information about the program, visit: www.colorado.gov/cdphe/ewaste

 

Source:

Channel 7 News - new recyling regulations . 

 


 


 


6-8-10
The FCC is proposing to make major changes to the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) and Family Radio Service (FRS) Rules. A full 92-page FCC release of the proposal is available at this site. A much shorter discussion of the issues is also available from the Personal Radio Steering Group (PRSG), an organization that promotes GMRS and FRS use, at this site.If you use either service (as many hams do), you should check into this; there is a short timeline on responses to the Notice of Inquiry.

12-7-10
There will be a new General Class question pool effective July 1, 2011. If you have been studying the current question pool, you should plan to take the General test prior to July 1 to avoid being surprised, or get a copy of the new 457-question pool to study if you plan to take the test after that date. There will be 35 questions from the pool on your test.
This question pool will be used until June 30, 2015.
The current Technician Class question pool is valid through June 30, 2014.
The current Extra Class question pool is valid through June 30, 2012.
Links to these question pools are in the ARRL Letter dated December 9, 2010,