SAVE THE DATE: Planned AuxComm Exercise – Golden Gate Dirty 30 (30 May 2020)

Please save the date – 30 May 2020.

The Colorado AuxComm Unit plans to continue support of the Golden Gate Dirty 30 trail run. In the past this has been executed as an AuxComm exercise. Previous volunteers for this event and AuxComm Unit members should stand by for instructions for sign-up.

You do not need to be an AuxComm Unit member to participate in this exercise or have previously participated.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the event this year.

On the Air – USS Montrose Memorial

Hams to Put USS Montrose Memorial, On the Air

Amateur radio operators from the Montrose Amateur Radio Club and the American Legion Amateur Radio Club Post 73 are participating in the upcoming Museum Ships Weekend amateur radio event by putting the USS Montrose Memorial on the air.  Members of both clubs will operate an amateur radio station from near the memorial on South First Street, Montrose on June 1 and 2, 2019 as part of the world-wide event sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station.  This is the second year that the USSS Montrose Memorial will participate in this event.

The event encourages ham radio operators around the world to contact as many of the participating museum ships as possible, learn the history of the ships contacted, and commemorate both the ships and those who served upon them.  There are currently over 100 ships from around the world participating in the event.

The USS Montrose Memorial, consisting of the ship’s bell and an interpretative plaque, is located adjacent to the Montrose City Hall.  The amateur radio station will be located across the street from the memorial and just west of the Montrose Police Department.

While the station will continue to operate during the night, the public is encouraged to visit the station during the day Saturday and Sunday.  There will be an opportunity to learn about the USS Montrose, its history of service during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and to see amateur radio in operation.

For additional information contact Lew French, 970-417-6142, visit, or visit the Montrose Amateur Radio Club on Facebook.

TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Salamander Credentialing System

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is offering training opportunities for the Salamander Credentialing System. This one-day training will take place in March, April , or May of 2019 in the North Central, South Central, San Luis Valley, and Southwest Regions.

Training will cover Salamander Live Version 2 (resource management), Salamander TRACK APP (resource accountability), Salamander rapidTAG (incident specific badging system), Salamander rapidTagEVAC (evacuee identification), and Salamander COMMAND.

Please Note: Completion of the Salamander training will not automatically grant you access to the Salamander systems. The Salamander systems are not intended for “everyday” or casual use. There are limited logins available to Colorado ARES and these are only assigned on a as-needed, temporary basis for incidents and exercises.

—No training certificate is issued for completion of this course.—


  • This is a one-day training scheduled for 0830-1630.
  • Additional information and links to sign-up for the individual trainings are included for each date below.

March 26: North Central Region

March 27: San Luis Valley Region

April 23: South Central Region

May 1: Southwest Region

AuxComm Training Available (01- 03 March 2019)

Colorado  AuxComm training course is scheduled 01-03 March in Grand Junction, CO.

Prerequisites: Completion of IS-00100.c, IS-00200.b, IS-00700.b, IS-00800.c, courses (1030726, 1021323, 1027248), and OPSEC Awareness are required prior to the workshop.

All attendees will need to register on and complete the application process as detailed at prior to being accepted for workshop

It is a 20 hour, 2.5 day course with facilitated lectures and student exercises

Please visit the CO.TRAIN.ORG website to sign up.

SAVE THE DATE: Planned AuxComm Exercise – 2020 Rally Colorado (14 AUG – 16 AUG, Rangely, CO)

Photo: Scott Rains

The Colorado AuxComm Unit anticipates continuing to support Rio Blanco County as they host the Rally America 2020 Rally Colorado. We are planning to execute this as an exercise, validating AuxComm capabilities.

Racing will take place 15 and 16 August in Rangely, Colorado.

This will be the 4th year the amateur radio community in Colorado has assisted with this event. Your participation is critical to the safety and success of Rally Colorado. Rally America has graciously worked with us to schedule around the 2020 HamCom dates to ensure we will have adequate staff available for this event.

As all who have participated in Rally Colorado in the past know, this is a fun event.

Please stand by for additional information as it becomes available.

HamCon Colorado 2020

Registration is open for HamCon Colorado 2020.

Sign up here! HamCon Colorado 2020 Registration

HamCon Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Division ARRL Convention. This is YOUR opportunity to spend time with your friends and take in several dozens of technical forums and enjoy some wonderful nationally known speakers in a great environment.

We will have ARRL representatives on hand to answer your questions. Plenty of great exhibits, equipment vendors, learning opportunities galore… something for everyone!

This is sure to be the best Rocky Mountain Division Convention ever!

HamCon Colorado Home Page


DX University: 7 August 2020

Ham Con Colorado Dates: 8-9 August 2020


CU South Denver
10035 S Peoria Street
Lone Tree, CO 80135
(Peoria and Lincoln Avenue, just East of I-25)

Call for Presentation and Papers

HamCon Colorado has opened the call for papers, presentations and posters for the 2020 convention. If you have a subject you would like to present on, click CLICK HERE to get more information.


Denver Emergency Operations Center Open House

Have you ever wondered how emergencies like the Bomb Cyclone are handled at the City and County of Denver?

The Denver Office of Emergency Management will host an Open House of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This event is for the public. This is a unique opportunity to meet with emergency personnel who help “Save the City”.


WHEN: The Denver EOC will be open to the public on: September 26th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: The EOC is located at: Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St, Room #3 Basement, Denver, CO 80202.

Sign-Up – Rally Colorado: 25-27 July 2019

The Colorado AuxComm Unit has scheduled an exercise for 25-27 July, 2019. This exercise will support the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s department during the Rally Colorado event in Rangely, Colorado.

Please use this link to volunteer:

Select Rally Colorado, identify as a Ham Operator, and select Emit as your team captain.

TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Colorado AuxComm Class –03-05 May–

A Colorado AuxComm training course is scheduled 03-05 May at:

7649 REA Parkway, Fort Collins, Colorado 80528

Prerequisites: Completion of IS-00100.c, IS-00200.b, IS-00700.b, IS-00800.c, courses (1030726, 1021323, 1027248), and OPSEC Awareness are required prior to the workshop.

Immediate action is required if you are interested in attending the AuxComm course.All attendees will need to register online at and complete the application process as detailed at prior to being accepted for workshop

It is a 20 hour, 2.5 day course with facilitated lectures and student exercises.

Please visit the CO.TRAIN.ORG website to sign up.

FYI: Changes to the COARES Digital Nets

Effective immediately, the following changes have been made to the COARES net schedule:

  • Cancelled: The COARES HF Digital Net scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 0730.
  • Day and Time Change: The COARES Sound Card Net has been moved to the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 1930.

New Colorado Section VHF Net Script Available

The net script for the Sunday night Colorado Section VHF has been updated and is now available via the Colorado Section Nets page on this site.