Greetings and Welcome to W0LTA's home page.

W0LTA is the vanity call sign as granted to me by the Federal Communications Commission, Washington D.C. on May 13, 2003.

My previous call was KC0OMM

I hold Technician privileges with this license.

My name is Rick Patterson and I live in the small town of Firestone, Colorado. We are located about 45 minutes north of Denver, Colorado

The coordinates are N40 07.324  W104 56.155

I will be returning to enhance this site as time allows.

Here is a list of some of my favorite ham radio, weather and Hot Air Ballooning related web sites.

A good article on 2 meter Frequencies use in Colorado many thanks to Bob Witte, KØNR Bandwidth Chart from the FCC Places to leave my money
Good web sites with lots of links A list of Ham radio clubs in the Denver area FCC rules and other information
Morse Code Tapes and Programs The Radio Amateur's Code Some Nets I Like to Participate in -
Radios I own Balloon Weather Links Call sign look up from QRZ.COM
Hot Air Ballooning Weather Those dreaded and oh so boring pictures from my travels
  Flight of Explorer 1 Grand Teton Nationa Park, April 2013
La casa del Malessa  

Web Cams from places I enjoy being Self-Refreshing


Information about Lightning safety may be found here

For current weather from my weather station at click here  For the NOAA Mesonet display Click here

  Click here for real-time data from the weather station in my back yard

Click here of the history of the weather in my backyard

For a report on the quality of my data Click here

To learn more about CWOP Click here       

Send me any comments or suggestions here.


 THANK-YOU need's to be said for the two "Elmer's" listed below.

Thank-you to KI0RE for organizing a class to teach me the basics.

A special thank-you to N0NTH for his help in encouraging my involvement in this hobby!

This page was originally created on February 2, 2003 as KC0OMM's web page and on June 6, 2003 I converted it to W0LTA's web page. From 02/02/03 until 03/01/06 this site was hosted on Thank-you Al Waller for use of your servers.

 It was last updated on March 07, 2016 .



Thanks for visiting and come again

 Click for Firestone, Colorado Forecast