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2015 Field Day comes to a close.
Sunday, 28 June 2015 19:46

Another ARRL Field Day has come and gone, and I want to thank all the volunteers that made it such a success. I wasn't able to be there as much as I wanted, but I sure enjoyed the time I was there. And a NASCAR pit crew should be proud of the speed and efficiency in which the club gear was taken down, stowed, and taken back once it was done! The contest ended at noon and by 1PM all the club gear was stowed away and all three trailers were headed down the mountain. Thanks to everyone that helped make that go so smoothly.

There were sure a lot of other people that put a lot of effort into making this happen, and I can’t even attempt to list you each by name, but I want to again thank Roy Rasband for reliably taking on this major event each year and making it go so well. He does such a good job of planning and organizing it that we often don’t realize how much work he puts into it each year. He makes it look easy.

And I’m already looking forward to next year.


Chad Rapier

DCARC President

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2015 19:53
ARES Roster and Preamble
Monday, 01 June 2015 06:48

The monthly ARES Roster and Preamble are located in ARES under the Public Service Tab.  You must login to view both documents.  Update....Due to technical difficulties the Roster and Preamble will be uploaded when I figure how to upload a document using this editor. 

Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2015 14:00
ARES Manual Online
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 21:42

A download of the new ARES Manual can be found at:  





Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 22:06
Bountiful Handcart Days Parade 2015
Friday, 09 May 2014 00:00

Who: YOU

What: Join us at the Bountiful Handcart Day Grand Parade.

When: 7/23/2015. Staging begins at 3PM, the parade starts at 6PM.

Where:  It begins at 1500 South Main Street and proceeds North on Main Street to 400 North.

Why: This year’s theme is Heroes in Our Past, Faith in Our Future and as a member of both the local comminuty and our ham radio community, we need you to pull together and help. This parade is a sizable event with over 95 entries sponsored by churches, civic groups, businesses, and others organizations and is enjoyed by over 14,000 spectators! Over 200 volunteers make it happen on parade day, and we need you!

How: As a volunteer, you will be assigned to one of the following roles: 

 Shadow: A Shadow has a very important job; He or She will be assigned to a Parade official. There job will be to communicate the information, to and from this person. In most cases you are on your feet for the complete parade. If you are lucky enough to get the parade chairperson, or a staging official, you will be asked to make some very important decisions. You will be asked to pass the exact info that you are told.  Wear comfortable shoes!

Assembly: This person is responsible to make sure that all entries in their area are in place and ready to go by 17:00. Each entry will be assigned a number and it will be written on the street. When it is their turn, the start Ham (Mel Parks) will call you on the radio and you are to work with the parade volunteers’ to get them moving. Each assembly Ham will have two- four Church volunteers to complete this task. NOTE: The staging area will be blocked off to “through traffic” after 4:00 p.m. on  July 23. “Parade Officials” will be in orange vests and are there to assist you. Church volunteers will report to you when their enteries are in place.

Public address stations: This Person’s responsibility is to receive parade traffic from net control and pass it to the announcer during the parade. In some cases you will need a magnetic mount antenna; you can attach it to the scuffling. You can transmit twice as far. Please take sticky notes, great way to communate with the announcer. This year Hams will take possession of the sound equipment if the announcer is not there by 5PM!

Net Controller: This person's responsibly is to oversee the commutations of the parade, there are three or four types of net controls; Shadow, PA, Assembly, and Parade.They have the resources to get with the police, fire, ambulance, tow trucks, and other emergency help.  

We try to use the same people at the same positions each year, but if you want to change, please ask. It's fun to try something new!   I will be distributing tee shirts on 7 /9 at the bountiful Pd, 709 so main and at the baluary parade day.   A net will be held on 7/16 at 7PM on a frequency of 147.42. You will be able to pick up your tee shirts that night. We will confirm your position prior to the parade. Please make EVERY effort to be on that net.


-All assembly hams, bicycle support, etc. need to check in at the Park bowery, it is located in the park by the cleaners. ( five points, 1500 so main) Please be there by 3:30. Parking is available in the new parking terrace. In most cases, shadows and assembly will check in at the park across the street from the Maverick Convienience Store

-PA stations are to go directly to their PA location and check in with PA net control.( 145.57). You don't have to be in place until 5PM.

-All volunteers please go to http://www.handcartdays.org/events/parade/ to get, and print your Parade Day documents!    

 -Ham operators are at the parade to communicate and they should have adequate equipment to communicate effectively. In some cases, handy talkies will not be enough. Gain antennas, spare batteries, ear buds, can make the difference, so please bring your accessories. Hope for the best, plan for the worst, and be prepared for anything!

-If rain is in the forecast bring protection for yourself, the radio and for the paperwork you printed from the website. All Hams should bring an orange/yellow high-visability vest, a name tag (with your call sign), and a clipboard. PA stations need a clip board and some sticky notes to write on and then they can hand it to the announcers. 



-PA STATIONS  -145.57 simplex 

-ASSEMBLY AREA  -147.42/449.925 REPEATER

-SHADOWS- DISBAND-145.75 simplex.  



Please contact Gary, N7DND for more information and to volunteer! 

Gary can be contacted via email @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or @ 801-558-3552

Please go to http://www.handcartdays.org/events/parade/ to get, and print your Parade Day documents
Last Updated on Monday, 22 June 2015 20:25
Field Day Information 2015 (Monte Cristo)
Monday, 13 June 2011 18:26
Always The 4th Full Weekend in June

This year Field Day will occur on June 27th and 28th.  We will be at our regular site on Monte Cristo.  We have a new Yaesu DX1200 radio that we will be using.

Setup will start on Friday June 26th at noon.

See Photos from previous years. You can get more information about Field Day from the ARRL's Field Day page.

More information found at our Field Day section.

Google Maps Directions

This is a great opportunity to get on the air.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 April 2015 09:17
Want that EXTRA class license?
Monday, 30 March 2015 19:38

If you're a General class ticket holder like me, then I want to challenge you.

I challenge you to upgrade your license!

Chuck Killian, our club's Education Chairman, has volunteered to organize a series of classes/seminars/discussions/training sessions to help people like me (General class and struggling with theory) to take the next step and join the prestigious ranks of those that hold the highest class of amateur license.

So, are you up for the challenge? Want to know more? Drop Chuck and email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and let him know. Once he gets enough "interested bodies" he'll start organizing something. Let's make this happen!


Chad Rapier

DCARC President

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 19:41
UPDATE July Month of Service Event
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:44

We are looking for volunteers for this year's Gary Ludlow Memorial Ride which will be held on July 18th.This will be the first time the GLMR will be utilizing HAM radio operators so let's show them what we can do.

This is a 100 mile open ride (with shorter route options available) that provides funding for the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Utah to ensure the dignity and improve the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.

The ride starts in Spanish Fork and travels south on the Old Mona Highway continuing on to Nephi, then backup through the Goshen Canyon to Lincoln Beach and back to Spanish Fork.

We are in need of Net Control operators, SAG and Shuttle drivers, Rest Stop communications, Bicycle Mobile HAM's as ride marshals and motorcycle HAM's as ride leads.

Please consider helping out with this worthy cause and help someone make it through another day.

Sign up at the following site or shoot Doug Nielson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) an email for more info.


There are a number of bicycling events that Ham Radio Operators are asked to support, to sign up for these or any other event, go to www.arpse.org and register.  Check out Utah SAG on Facebook for nearby ride events you can help with.  

Johnny K7ZZQ

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 08:06
Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:14


We've had an influx of new hams (a great problem to have) and along with that, an increased need for knowledge! Unfortunately, we can't teach all of everything that everyone needs at our monthly club meetings. There are just too many amazing facets of this hobby for any of us to keep up on. So what do we do to support these new hams and get them started successfully?


For those of you that are new, the term "Elmer" refers to someone that mentors a new (or not so new) ham in a field of particular interest or ability. So if you are a newcomer looking to learn more about a specific topic or just want to get to know a local ham, log onto this website and click on the "Elmering" link on the left side of the page under the programs heading. Send them a message and don't be afraid to ask for help!  If you are one of our listed Elmers, please check your information and let me know if anything needs added or updated. If you are not listed on the page, but have a desire to informally help one of our new hams, please drop me an email and I will gladly add you to the list. Contact me via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

So, new hams: reach out and make connections. You get as much out of this hobby as you put into it.Don't be afraid to ask for help.

Experienced hams: even if you don't think you know very much, you probably know a lot more than some of these new guys so help them out and make yourself available to them.....and know that your efforts are appreciated.


Chad Rapier, President DCARC

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2015 08:40
Club Officers
Sunday, 09 December 2007 18:00
2015 Officers
Officers and Volunteers
Email corrections/updates to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
A list of officers from previous years is also available online.
Club Position Name/Callsign Email Address Telephone
President Chad Rapier, K7FJM This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 385-231-9203
Vice President Johnny Rauzi, K7ZZQ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 643-4052
Secretary Spencer Mark, AE7IO This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 564-8054
Treasurer Gary Johnson, N7DND This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 558-3552
Past President Alan Malan, KB7YSP
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 292-6334
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:44
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