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
December finds me out of state, working in Hawaii, so I bid you all a fond Aloha. I was not able to bring an HF rig with me, but I have my trustee Baofeng UV5R with me and intend to cause some havoc on the local 2M and 440 machines!
Though I will be unable to participate, I am excited for this Saturday's meeting and elections. I am aware of a number of people that have expressed interest in "stepping up to the plate" and offering their time to serve as club officers. To those people, regardless of who gets elected, I greatly appreciate your willingness to serve. The members of this club have such a vast array of knowledge, ability, and skills that there is little we cannot accomplish when we all work together at it. I am excited for what the future holds for the Davis County Amateur Radio Club. I pledge my support to whomever is elected, and will continue serving the club in the esteemed position of "Past President".
This is probably my last official communication as the Club President, and I want to thank each of you for giving me the opportunity to serve in this capacity. To the incoming officers, I offer a bit of advise:
1. Strive to start, and end, on time. As much as we enjoy this, we all have other places to be and other things we need to do too. I learned years ago as a Scout-Master in the BSA that if the meeting ends while people are still having fun, they are most likely going to come back for the next meeting.
2. Be willing to admit your ignorance. In my professional career I have learned that often the phrase"I don't know" is the most honest answer you can give. It's okay not to know. That's why we have numerous officers and leaders in the club, because no one person could know it all even if they tried.
3. Some things are urgent. Some things are important. On rare occasions something is both at the same time! Know the difference and keep that in mind when organizing and setting priorities. Don't confuse the two.
4. If you aren't having fun, then probably others around you aren't either. Strive to make even the most menial of tasks fun for not only yourself, but for others too. Fun is contagious, so light the fire with your smile and fan the flames with your can-do attitude. Soon others will be smiling too and it spreads like wildfire.
Aloha my friends. May you find peace and joy in whatever you celebrate this time of year and I look forward to seeing you all in 2017.
Chad Rapier, President
The Davis County Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring a Technician Licensing Class.
It will be held in the lower level of the Layton City building located at 437 N Wasatch Drive, Layton, Utah, 84041.
There is no cost to take the class.
We will be using the Technician License Course book by Stu Turner. The books sell for $21.95 plus shipping if you order them online but the Davis County Amateur Radio Club is selling them for only $20.00.
The class starts on 5 January 2017 every Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:30 PM thru 28 February 2017.