You’ve read our pleas for financial support. The biggest obstacle we face is finding the funds to meet our monthly obligations. Supporting the Connection in other ways is very helpful too. We could use equipment and volunteers. Hams save everything – maybe you have something we need hidden away in your basement or garage.
The Connection uses GE equipment. If you have a line on GE equipment, please let us know. Send an E-Mail to W0IG. We need both VHF and UHF duplexers. New repeaters aren’t possible without duplexers and we can’t continue our plans for linking without equipment. We need batteries, solar panels, towers, antennas, coax, hard line, and whatever else it takes to get a repeater going. If you have an old repeater or two, we sure won’t turn you down! If you have non-GE equipment you’d like to donate, please contact one our volunteers. While we use GE radios, we certainly don’t want to exclude a good opportunity to get other equipment online. We’ll take anything that can get a repeater site online or keep one working. If we can’t use it in our system, we raise money selling donated equipment at hamfests. However, please don’t burden us with useless equipment that we cannot use or sell.
Volunteers are needed for fund raising events. We could use your help at hamfests and other events requiring manpower. We need your help to make use of these opportunities.
Would you like to learn more about The Colorado Connection? Volunteers are never turned away. Here’s your chance to learn. Perhaps you’d like to provide four wheel drive access to one of the many mountaintop sites or just like to go along for the ride. Maybe you’d like to be one of many unofficial photographers or bring a barbecue and make us lunch. Participation on maintenance outings is encouraged, but if you don’t feel like working, come anyway. We’d enjoy your company. You’ll see some of the most beautiful country our fair state has to offer. These outings will provide you with some great camaraderie and lots of fun!
A donation form is available. Please provide us with some information about yourself when you make a donation.
The COLORADO CONNECTION is supported by voluntary contributions of time and funds and yours are appreciated and encouraged. The fact you are looking at this page is encouraging! 🙂 We are not a club in the classical sense with members, we are truly an open repeater system for all. Like any repeater system, however, it does take a lot of support to keep it working. For this repeater system that support is entirely voluntary. Supporting the system can happen in many ways.
FUNDS: Donations of money or equivalent is always appreciated and takes care of things that can only be handled this way like rent, insurance, utility bills, etc. We are a 501(c)3 organization, so hopefully donations are tax deductible for you.
- Donations by check can be mailed to the address below. You will get a reply with a letter suitable for the IRS.
- Donate online with PayPal. You will get a reply via email with an offer for a letter on paper for the IRS.
- You can support us via Amazon Smile too. Sign up here.
EQUIPMENT: We take and appreciated equipment too. Repeater equipment we can use directly, but even if not repeater or even ham radio equipment, we take donations as well and can sell them at hamfests or ebay. If you have something you’d like to discuss, email us at (Board of Directors) and someone will get back to you.
TIME: Donations of time and talent are important too. Our maintenance season is mostly the mid to late summer as that is the only time most repeater sites are accessible, they are covered with snow the rest of the year. To get notifications of work parties, sign up for our mailing list here.
If you would like to send in a donation that can be mailed or prefer written correspondence, our address is:
Colorado Connection Repeaters, Inc.
P.O. Box 22134
Denver, CO 80222