Karen Anderson KE7DOG passed away in her home on 14 Feb. A gathering of her friends and family will occur on 11 March at the Murray City Boys and Girls Club, located at 244 E Vine St, Murray, UT. The events will start at 14:00 (2PM
The February meeting of the DARC will be held at the Davis County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 AM. Chuck Killian, WB6YOK will be giving a presentation on his use of the Raspberry Pi computers for Amateur Radio. Chuck is also in charge of meeting presentations so if you wish to have a presentation about a specific subject or would like to present a talk, give Chuck a shout.
- The Board has decided to implement a couple of new changes to the meetings. The first item is to adhere to an agenda to make the meeting move along quicker. If you have something for inclusion in the agenda, please contact the Club President.
- Secondly announcements for the meeting will be put onto a Powerpoint which will scroll on the screen before the meeting starts. This will also streamline the meeting.
- The third item is we are trying to limit the speakers to presenting for no longer than 45 minutes. This will get us out earlier and should reduce the number of folks who lose interest and leave early.
If you have any other suggestions, please contact your officers.
See you there!
Joe - N7JEH
January 2017 Ham radio license class in Provo for the Technician (entry level) license.
Technician one day class at BYU 8am to 5pm.
Exam in the afternoon. Class is free. $14 for test. To register and more details email:
The following classes are not held in Provo. For info on them follow their respective links.
A much slower paced class. If you want to know the material much better and don’t mind
the time commitment and paying $45.
Taylorsville City Hall
January 28 – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (includes exam session)
$45 (paid by cash or check during sessions)
Covers FCC exam costs, course manual and door prizes
Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club will have a one day Technician class in Logan at Utah State University on. The class is free. $15 for test. http://barconline.org/tech/
2017 Ham Radio Course Schedule for Orem City:
Technician : Jan 17, 24, 31
Technician : Sep 26, Oct 3, 10
* On request by Orem City, this Tech course contains an extra day (June 6) to prepare prospective and current licensees for the City Drill in September.
^ Just like last year, if the demand for this General course is low enough (less than 6), and verbal demand for an Extra course is high enough (greater than 10), this can be converted into an Amateur Extra course running the same days, but from 5:30 to 9:00 pm
The Ogden Amateur Radio club will be holding a multiple session class.
If you or someone you know is having difficulty attending a class and wish to get a license
please email me for links to free high quality study materials you can get online.
If you have a license and wish to get deeper into the technical side or just get on the air
to talk there is a new general interest Ham radio club in Utah County.
uvarc.club (no http:// is required just type “uvarc.club” into the address bar of your browser).
The next meeting will be held on January 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Davis County Sheriff's Office in Farmington.
The program will include two back to basics presentations which should prove invaluable to new operators and should be interesting to veteran presenters as well.
Our first presenter will be Mel Parkes, NM7P the ARRL Section Manager for Utah. Mel will discuss the ARRL Field Organization, what it is comprised of, how it functions, and available volunteer opportunities. Mel will also give us an update on current events as they relate to amateur radio.
Our second presenter will Be Gary Davis, KE7MQF, the ARRL Emergency Coordinator for Davis County. Gary will speak about the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). He will discuss how it operates, training opportunities and how it co-exists with the Radio Amateur Emergency Service (RACES).
I look forward to seeing you there!
Joe Giraudo - N7JEH