Serving In Our Community

Skywarn Recognition Day

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Sunday, 04 November 2018
Written by Craige Olson
Just under 1 month before Skywarn Recognition Day and we've only gotten 7 people to sign up to assist.  This year we have re-organized it into 8 - 3 hour shifts.  We would like to have at least 3 people (1 being a General or Extra) on each shift.  That means 24 slots to handle the radios.  We also need folks to help set up between 2 and 5PM on Friday and tear down between 5 and 7 PM on Saturday.
Skywarn starts at 5 PM on Friday, November 30 and continues through until 5 PM on Saturday, December 1.
If you have time available, especially the overnight shifts, please sign up.  I would love to have all the slots assigned by the 23rd so I an get the info to Kevin at the Weather Service.
Follow this link to sign up 

West Desert Amateur Radio Club Simulated Emergency Exercise

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Sunday, 04 November 2018
Written by Craige Olson

Saturday, November 10 9:00am – 1:00pm

The West Desert Amateur Radio Club under the direction of Tooele County Emergency Management plans to conduct a simulated emergency test (SET) involving all amateur radio operators in Tooele County at 9am on Saturday, November 10, 2018.


The SET scenario is a prolonged, overnight windstorm with winds in excess of 70mph. 


All license classes are eligible to participate. Please register on this web page on the West Desert Amateur Radio Club ( website. Those who register will be given an assignment to accomplish during the SET and asked to report on their assignments over the air using the Tooele County linked repeater system.


If you don't have a radio available, please register to participate and note in the comments that you don't have a radio. You will be teamed up with another ham in your area for the test.


There are assignments available for all amateur radio operators, regardless of mobility or handicap issues. If you want to participate, but have issues needing accommodation, please indicate that in the comments when registering.


All hams interested in participating in the SET are encouraged to check in at least once before November 10th on the WDARC net held each week at 7pm on Thursday evenings using the Tooele County linked repeater system. This check in will help you make sure your radio is working correctly. For frequency, offset, and CTCSS information, please check out the Repeaters / Frequencies webpage ( or call/text Roland Smith at (435) 849-1946

Davis High School Marching Band Invitational.

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Monday, 01 October 2018
Written by Craige Olson

One of the most fun events club members support, The Davis Cup Invitational, will be back on a Tuesday this year, October 23rd.  Amateur stations are needed to help provide radio communications during the Davis High School Marching Band Invitational.  We invite you to grab your HT and practice your skills in this lively environment.  Visit to sign up or find more information. Or call Douglas T. Ingram WA7YZN 801-432-0384

Wonder Woman and Summit Challenge Races

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Written by Craige Olson

Just under two weeks away from the Summit Challenge and I could really use some more help.

This is always a tough ride to support because of the way the route is laid our for the different distances and therefore the need for more support folks than the average ride.


We only have half as many SAG drivers as we need..  we only  have one person to ride along in a shuttle when we need three...  There are still three rest stops that have no comms person... and we still could use two folks to shadow the ride and route directors.


So.. I am back to begging...  This is a great organization and this ride raises money to allow them to do great things in our communities.  Please, if you are available on August 25th, even if it's for a short period of time (example, one of the rest stops is scheduled to open at 10:30 AM and should be closed between 11:30 and Noon) consider helping out.  And also remember, this is a great way to get experience in a real world, unscripted event using your radio to get prepared for the inevitable emergency call out.


If you are able to help out follow this link to the signup page:







Late call for support for this year's Wonder Woman ride starting in Payson and going through Utah County and a little in Iron County (Mona).


Michael Preuss is organizing this one.. to ign up head to


He still needs three SAG drivers, three of rest stop folks, two shuttles, a motorcycle mobile ride lead (Ragnar??) and bicycle mobile rider marshals.






Amateur Radio Support Opportunities

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Thursday, 02 August 2018
Written by Craige Olson



August 25th 6:30am to 6:00pm


The National Abilities Center Summit Challenge Bike Ride. See ( for ride info

8 SAG drivers

3 portable mobile operators to ride along with the provided shuttles

1 Motorcycle Mobile ride lead

2 to 6 Bicycle Mobile Ride Marshals

1 to 2 Net Control Operators

7 to 15 Rest Stop Comms Operators

2 Staff Shadows


If you can help out follow this link to the sign up page...



Cystic Fibrosis Foundation August 18,2018 Coalville See( for ride info.


Century Bicycle Ride supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Utah. Route distance options of 100, 80, 60, 40 and 20 miles. KOM to the top of Hogsback in both directions. Beer and Brats at the end of the ride. Century ride goes from Summit County Fair in Coalville to Mountain Green and back.  Shorter distances have turn points at or near each rest stop.  Rest Stops are at CroydenCity Park, Henefer City Park, East Canyon State Park, Morgan High School, The LDS Church in Milton and Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green.


We are in need of 5 (or more) SAG drivers, 2 or 3 folks to ride along with the shuttle drivers, 1 to 5 Motorcycle Mobile HAM's for route leads, 8 Bicycle Mobile ride marshals, 1 Net Control operator, 2 to 7 Rest Stop operators and 2 ride manager shadows (one will be mobile part of the time).



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