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 October 11 General Meeting

The next general membership meeting is Tuesday October 11
More Info soon


August 12-14, 2016

An Open Letter from the Duke City Hamfest Board of Directors

This is the fourth year we have sponsored a full-blown, three-day hamfest in Albuquerque. A great deal of time, planning, and effort has been expended by the Hamfest Board of Directors and others to ensure that this event is the best of its type in our region.

We once again will have outstanding presentations, speakers and forums as in past years. All of this effort has been for you, the hams in our region. The only way a hamfest of this type can continue to operate is for you, hams in the region, to fully support this activity.

The prizes being given away were selected to be of the best type and quality within our budget. The meals have been designed to be the highest quality.  The meal prices all include gratuity and tax and are sold at our costs with no profit to us.

This year we will be auctioning an R390A receiver that is in “out of the box” condition. This is a truly unusual opportunity for someone to own this outstanding, classic receiver.  You will only see opportunities like this auction if your hamfest continues to grow and expand.

So, if you haven’t registered and want to be part of a weekend of hamfest fun, register by July 31 at  https://dukecityhamfest.org/new-registration/ and register for the social events, too.  If you have already registered, it’s not too late to register for the social events.  Go to https://dukecityhamfest.org/additional-registration/ and add the social events.

Remember, this is YOUR hamfest so come out, fully participate, and enjoy it.  Bring your friends, and family. Kids under 16 get in free, but we need to register them for the count.

March 22, 2016: Partial repairs on Capilla are complete. The 146.96 repeater is back on line but the antenna will not be at its original height until tower work is complete. Coverage may not be as complete as it was before the failure. The 145.010 packet node is also back on line. The 444.525 D-Star repeater remains off line. Many thinks Ronney Sluga, Paul Chock, and others for their hard work and generosity.

March 14, 2016: The antenna tower on Capilla peak has fallen down!!! The cause is still unknown.  As a result the 146.96 repeater and the Capilla based D-Star repeater are both down until further notice.

March 14, 2016: Progress on the Hub Modernization Project continues. The new repeater hardware is online and the new linking system is being tested.  More news soon.

February 27, 2016: The Hub Modernization Project progress continues. Go here for an update and more pictures.


 The Upper Rio FM Society

The Upper Rio FM Society started its journey as a club in 1968 with the help of eleven enthusiastic Hams interested in advancing the use of the two-meter band. Today, the organization boasts nine linkable 2-meter and 70-centimeter repeaters (two of which are D-Star digital repeaters). The linking system also has access to over 40 additional 2-meter and 70-centimeter repeaters located around New Mexico that make up the Mega-Link and other affiliated systems.

Whether you are a new or experienced Ham, an existing URFMSI member or someone who is interested in joining our organization, we hope that this website is useful. Enjoy, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with your comments or questions!


Report a problem: Have you noticed a problem with a repeater? If so please give us a shout at technical@urfmsi.org


We wish to thank the generous support from:


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