Colorado Connection - Future Plans
We'd like to cover eastern I-70 again, so hope to find a home for our
old Genoa repeater. The eastern plains need more coverage than just the
Akron site. If you know someone out east with a repeater site let us
Access along the Arkansas valley towards LaJunta and Lamar would be
phenomenal, as would coverage in San Juan mountains in places like
Durango, Silverton, Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Pagosa Springs, South
Fork, and Creede. Montrose, Gunnison and Crested Butte would be
excellent additions. Coverage to the north near Cameron Pass and Poudre
be invaluable additions as well.
Our goal is to cover virtually all of Colorado. We can't do this alone.
Although we prefer to own Connection repeaters, we won't turn down more
coverage when it's offered. If you or your local club is interested in
linking a repeater into the Connection on a full-time basis, please
contact us. We'd love to help or just give you the encouragement to
succeed. The NCARA group near
Steamboat is an excellent example of cooperation. Through their
efforts, we have a great deal of coverage we couldn't have provided on
our own. If you want to add another repeater to the Connection, we only
ask that your repeater not send informational messages to the rest of
the system, such as repeater ID's or courtesy tones. Courtesy beeps
would cause the Connection to cycle with a constant series of "K's". Our
Mt. Thorodin site controls the proceed tones and system ID.
Perhaps we ask for contributions more than we should. The website is filled with links to our donation
form. However, to expand the system we need more than these donations.
Sometimes it's even more difficult to find a suitable repeater site than
raise money for equipment to install. This very page was responsible
for our expansion to the Glenwood Springs area. If you know of an
available repeater site, let us know. You can contact W0IG with the information.
Future expansion requires three things - financial support, a suitable
repeater site, and volunteers to help erect and maintain the equipment.
Please support the Connection if you use it! We're looking for your
support, to continue providing public service communication throughout
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