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Metro Denver VE testing information is available 24/7
 at 303 360-7293

Statewide VE Testing information is on the ARRL web site at

Updated 22 Apr 2018


Rocky Mountain Ham Radio has monthly technical training seminars during the year.  For details, check their training schedule on their website.

If you're looking for a glossary of ham radio terminology, Icom has created a free downloadable (PDF) 20-page listing.

Skywarn Weather Spotter Training

from the National Weather Service

has begun for 2018;

Check the NWS website for more announcements


Severe Weather Spotter Training

The National Weather Service in Boulder conducts 25 to 30 spotter training sessions each year mostly during March, April, and May. From late May through the summer due to severe weather, Weather Service resources are limited and not readily available for spotter training.

These sessions are free and open to the public. At each session we offer basic training followed by advanced training. You can be a certified Skywarn severe weather spotter after 90 minutes of basic training or stay for the advanced portion of the training. The National Weather Service will count on you to be our "eyes" out in the field, when trying to verify severe weather across northeast Colorado. The National Weather Service in Boulder warns for 22 counties, and your reports are very helpful to us as we make warning decisions on severe thunderstorms.

They request that you register with the contact point for the talk you plan to attend. In the event of spring snow storms, check on the top of this page and click on News Headlines for possible cancellations and updates.


For more information on Skywarn training, contact


Frequencies used for Skywarn have changed!  See a map of the new frequency information at the Skywarn page on this site.




           (Sponsored by Icom)


1900 hrs (7pm) local time



and 145.46+

PL 107.2




Do you have questions about ham radio?  Are you having any technical problems in your shack?  Are you thinking about a new antenna, but not sure how it will play, or the proper way to install it?  Do you want to increase your knowledge about ham radio?


Join the Technet Tuesday nights at 7 pm on the Colorado Repeater Association's 147.225 repeater (PL 107.2) for the Technet, sponsored by the 285 TechConnect Radio Club.


The NAØTC - 285 TechConnect Radio Club provides an encouraging environment, and opportunities for wide-ranging learning experiences for hams at all levels, from newcomer through the experienced amateur in the technical and operating areas of amateur radio.


This is a technical net for all amateurs, at all levels.  You don't need to be a member to join in on the Technet.





(EXCEPT the 3rd Wednesday of the month)

1930 hrs (7:30 pm) local time.


145.49- and 448.625-

PL 100.0


The Ham Learning Net


What:  Connecting radio amateurs seeking help or advice with 'Elmers' willing to mentor them.


Where:  Frequencies: 145.49 linked with 448.625, both with a negative offset and a tone of 100.0


Alternate Frequency: 449.35, negative offset, tone 100.0

New topics every week.


Ham Radio Learning Web Page:


Please E-mail your training

information for a free listing

Also see the ARRL Rocky Mountain Division site for other ham radio info.