We got an email sent to us from another ham that needs a QSO with Davis County. Here's his email. If anyone wants to, feel free to contact him and help him out:
I have been collecting county's since 1998 toward USA-CA. Out of 3077 I am down to my last 7. Davis County UT is one of
them. Looking for a quick QSO, swap call signs and signal report. After a valid contact I will be mailing my card and an MRC for signature. I would like to setup a scheduled with someone. I am located in Seminole County GA, K4PBX. Please pass this on to someone who is interested in helping. Thanks - 73's K4PBX
A 5 GHz node was added to the DCARC Antelope Island MESH today by K7FPV, KB7YSP and N7IE. Specifics follow: 1. Node type: AREDN 2. AREDN Version: 18.104.22.168 3. Channel: 182 4. Frequency: 5.910 GHz 5. Bandwidth: 20 MHz 6. Recommended Distance setting (Required): 110 per cent of the distance from your node's location to the Antelope Island (K7DAV) repeater site (coordinates 41 deg 00 min 52 sec North; 112 deg 12 min 29 sec W). 7. Required Equipment to Access: Ubiquiti Rocket M5 (Version XM); Ubiquiti Nanobridge M5 (NBM5); Ubiquiti Nanostation M5 (NSM5). Note: The Rocket requires a separate MIMO antenna. The Nanobridge is a self-contained unit similar to a Dish Network (r) dish and feed. The Nanostation is a compact unit that is intended for a wider beamwidth and shorter distances. Note: Not all of the listed devices may access the Island site from your particular location. A clear Fresnel path is needed. General: The new node is a Ubiquiti Rocket M5 feeding a 120 degree MIMO sector antenna pointed generally east. Coverage is expected to be Davis County and the north and east parts of Salt Lake County. It is integrated with the 3.4 GHz node at the same site described in a prior post via a switch in a device-to-device (dtd) configuration. The Question: Perhaps the obvious question is why wasn't a 2.4 GHz node installed on the Island? There are a few reasons: A. 2.4 GHz is expected to be used by local groups of hams to install Meshes in their local communities. B. The Island site is considered to be part of a backbone/backhaul system to provide wide area coverage. C. The bands/frequencies chosen allow 20 MHz bandwidth. D. State Parks is using 2.4 GHz on the Island and we didn't want to interfere. Questions may be directed to N7IE at the QRZ.com e-mail address. .. .
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North Salt Lake City will be hosting their annual fireworks event on July 2nd, at Eaglewood Golf Course. The public is invited to this event, and continues to be an exciting event every year, that attracts thousand of people for this event.
What will we be doing? We will be communicating with the attendees about the keep out area, and the NSLPD about anything we see or hear. We are keeping folks out of the fireworks keep out zone, off of the greens, out of the skydiver landing zone, out of the possible RC airplane pilot areas, and out of the ponds. We will also be watching for lost children or other (medical, or disturbance) problems and generally being extra eyes and ears for the NSLPD. We help with the vendor parking entrance, prior to the golf course opening.
It is very laid back, and you have the opportunity for a front seat to the fireworks; I have a lot of couples come together to help out, get some vendor food, watch the activities and the fireworks. It is a super easy way to help the community, practice a little radio, and get some entertainment in! We have a flyover scheduled this year, and skydivers will drop in on us too. There are vendors, and most of the time there is a potluck dinner with NSLPD.
The Incident Commander holds a briefing at 16:00, with an event opening at 18:00, parking at the golf course is available by pass for volunteers. We will have the SDMFA Command Center with us to use, and can use the golf carts for transport. If you can come at 16:00, please do so, to help cover the parking lot entrances. Otherwise plan on being there at 18:00. I have room in my vehicle if you would like to be up there at 16:00 and leave approximately 23:00. We will use the ARES simplex frequencies 145.570 Mhz (primary) and 145.750 Mhz (backup) for the event. Talk-in will be on 145.570. No tone or codes needed.
Questions? Want to sign up? Please feel free to contact me.
I will send out an email with more details a few weeks in advance, with details about frequencies and parking.
The Eaglewood Golf Course address is:
1110 E. Eaglewood Dr., North Salt Lake, UT 84054 WEB: www.eaglewoodgolf.com
The city event calendar item is at http://www.nslcity.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=853&day=8&month=7&year=2016&calType=0