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Updated April 22, 2018


April 28



04/28/2018 | Albuquerque Spring Tailgate

Location: Albuquerque, NM
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Amateur Radio Caravan Club
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May 5


05/05/2018 | Mesilla Valley Radio Club Bean Feed

Location: Las Cruces, NM
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Mesilla Valley Radio Club
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May 19


05/19/2018 | Pecos Valley ARC's Annual Tailgate

Location: Roswell, NM
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club
Learn More


June 2


06/02/2018 | MARC Tailgate Party

Location: Delta, CO
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Montrose Amateur Radio Club
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July 7




07/07/2018 |

Pikes Peak RAA's 48th Annual Megafest

Location: Monument, CO, Lewis-Palmer HS
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association
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August 4


08/04/2018 | Western Colorado ARC Swapmeet & Hamfest

Location: Grand Junction, CO
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Western Colorado Amateur Radio Club
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September 1


09/01/2018 | Alamogordo ARC's 34th Annual Hamfest

Location: Alamogordo, NM
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club
Learn More


September 14-16


ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference in Albuquerque

The 37th annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC) will take place September 14-16 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel. Make reservations now for 3 days of learning and enjoyment.

The Digital Communications Conference schedule includes technical and introductory forums, demonstrations, a Saturday evening banquet, and an in-depth Sunday seminar. This conference is for everyone with an interest in digital communications, from beginners to experts.

Visit the TAPR website for more information or call (972) 671-8277.

The conference is seeking technical papers for presentation at the conference and publication in the Conference Proceedings, published by ARRL. Presentation at the conference is not required for publication. Papers are due by July 31, 2018, to Maty Weinberg, ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111 or via e-mail to

The conference website has full details and submission guidelines.


September 15


 Wyoming State Convention (HamCON 2018)

Location: Rock Springs, WY
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Sweetwater Amateur Radio Club
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September 21


09/21/2018 |

Rocky Mountain Division Convention (Duke City Hamfest)

Location: Albuquerque, NM
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: New Mexico Hamvention, Inc.
Learn More


September 29


09/29/2018 | Utah Valley Swapmeet

Location: Spanish Fork, UT
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Utah Valley Amateur Radio Club
Learn More


October 7


Longmont, Colorado (Boulder County Fairgrounds)

Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Boulder Amateur Radio Club (BARC)
Learn More


October 19


10/19/2018 |

New Mexico State Convention (Socorro Hamfest)

Location: Socorro, NM
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Socorro ARA, Tech ARA, & City of Socorro
Learn More



Sunday (see schedule listed at right)

1300 hours


Colorado Radio Collectors Antique Radio Club

Bi-Monthly Meeting (every other month)

Visitors are most welcome.


Location normally alternates between the following:

  • Phillip Miller Public Library (normally March, July, and November)

100 N. Wilcox Street

Castle Rock, Colorado

  • Bemis Public Library (normally January, May, and September)

6014 S. Datura St

Littleton, Colorado 80120
Check the website,, for the latest meeting dates and locations.

Info: Don K4DWB

phone 720 304-8807

  To be announced


Noon to 1600


Scanner Group Informal Get-together

Location: LuBo's NY Pizza, 15352 E Ida Dr Unit H, Aurora, CO, 80015

(On Orchard, 1/2 block E of Parker Rd)


If you show up, you're a member!

Radio enthusiasts get together and meet each other and talk about scanners. Scannists with new radios are welcome to ask lots of questions. No membership is necessary, and the only cost is if you want pizza and soft drinks.


Write down your questions and bring them, along with paper and pen to write down the answers. If you can, bring your laptop that you program your scanner with. Many questions deal with how to program scanners using software. Many of us bring our computers to help program scanners, along with showing how Pro96Com works.

Pizza and drinks are available, just $5 per person for all you care to eat and drink. The restaurant also has a full menu to order from, just ask.

Please e-mail us your event !