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Updated February 15, 2018


February 18

Sunday 0900


 The Swapfest

Location: Brighton, CO (Adams County Fairgrounds)
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Aurora Repeater Association, Cherry Creek Young Amateurs RC, & Rocky Mountain Ham Radio
Learn More


February 16-18

The 20th annual National Storm Chaser Convention (ChaserCon) will be held Feb 16-18, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver-Stapleton North, just south of I-70 at 4040 Quebec. It's on the east side of Quebec, just take the side road that drops down from 40th Avenue on the east side.

You can register for Chasercon NOW by clicking this link:

There will be FREE Skywarn training on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 pm.  Don't miss this opportunity for free training.

February 24



 2018 New Mexico TechFest

Location: Albuquerque, NM
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, New Mexico
Learn More


February 24



02/24/2018 | Utah VHF Society Swapmeet

Location: Farmington, UT
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Utah VHF Society
Learn More

March 18


11am to 3 pm


Classic Gear

for Audio, Radio, TV and Music

Ramada Plaza Denver North

on 120th Ave just east of I-25, Northglenn, CO

Admission: $5. Kids under 12 FREE.

Early Birds (10am admission):  $10

Information: Click here

Vendors sign up HERE!


March 24


03/24/2018 | Utah Digital Communications Conference

Location: Sandy, UT
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Utah DCC
Learn More


April 7


LARCFest 2018

Location: Longmont, CO
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Longmont 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
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 !