Club and Radio News

East Layton Tanner Clinic Radio

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Monday, 18 December 2017
Written by K7ZZQ

The East Layton Tanner Clinic will now be another member of the Northern Utah Hospital Coalition.  Previously, radios were installed in their Layton, Kaysville and Syracuse locations.  A large scale communications drill involving area hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing and mortuaries will be held next March 2018.   Please keep this in mind as a call for volunteers will be held prior to the drill.


Dec Meeting: You Should Have Been There!

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Monday, 18 December 2017
Written by Craige Olson


Our new officers are: President Greg Lundell K7UHP (consented to serve another year), Vice President Joe Giraudo N7JEH (consented to serve another year), Secretary Craige Olson N7HYP (new guy), Treasurer Gary Johnson N7DND (consented to serve another year), Past President Chad Rapier K7FJM (consented to serve another year). Picture to follow

Almost everyone received a door prize, there were so many!

Thanks for your efforts we expect another fun year!


The member raffle was held and Spencer Mark AE7IO won the Yaesu FTM 3200 DR/DE. Matt Zundell NA7RF won the Yaesu FT 70 DR/DE 


Club Meeting Dec 2017

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Monday, 20 November 2017
Written by Craige Olson

December Club Meeting December 2017


The meeting will be December 9th (the second Saturday – as always) at the Davis County Sheriffs Office meeting room. Enter from the Northwest parking lot.


December is our final club meeting for the year and as always we hold elections for club officers, showoff homebrew projects and have our Pre-Christmas radio raffle.  

If you would like to serve as an officer please contact one of the current officers or just show up and give an idea (short speech) to the members of what you would like to do.

Bring your homebrew project in and show off your creativity.  These have always been helpful to many members of our club and who knows what someone else will create because of your idea.

This year we will raffle a Yeasu FTM 3200 DR/DE Digital that can be used with our new repeaters plus a Yeasu FT-70DR/DE. Tickets are two for $5.00 or four for $10.00.

As always you are invited to the get-together before the meeting at the Golden Coral in Layton at 8 AM.

Mt Ogden Repeater Update

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Saturday, 04 November 2017
Written by K7ZZQ

The Mt Ogden Repeater 146.900 now uses a DCS tone of 122.  The Pl tone of 123 will no longer work, you must reprogram your radios in order to use it going forward.  

All radios supporting the Northern Utah Hospital Coalition must make that change in the near future.

Johnny- K7ZZQ

Code Red and Battery Information

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Thursday, 28 September 2017
Written by K7ZZQ

CODE RED Emergency Notification System

Posted: 27 Sep 2017 10:44 PM PDT

Code Red is an emergency notification system that includes cell phones that has widespread use through the USA. It is similar to the Reverse 911 system that works only with you land line phone.

This link explains the mobile apps available for Code Red and has links to download it.

This link is for online registration with the system where you can customize the alerts you will get.


Posted: 27 Sep 2017 10:28 PM PDT

Here is some information on LiFePO4 batteries.

LiFePO4 vs AGM You Tube video -  The video shows a load test comparison between the two types of batteries. At the end of the video there is a cost to own comparison.

The LiFePO4 battery in the video came from A123 Systems. However, after reviewing A123 Systems website I could not find the battery used in the video or any battery that appeared to be suitable for ham radio use. However, I did not email them to ask for information.

Bioenno Power also has LiFePO4 batteries and their site is "ham friendly". Bioenno also has solar panels suitable for portable operation.

One thing to keep in mind when considering cost is that these batteries come with built-in the charge controller/overload/over discharge protection circuitry. A charger suitable for AGM will also charge LiFePO4 batteries that have a built-in charge controller circuitry.

Thanks to Dave Harris K7PDW for gathering this information.

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