Serving In Our Community

Radio Service and Fun Opportunities

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Written by Craige Olson

If you would like to help with communication support and gain more experience with your radio, here are some fun events listed and where to go to sign up. Please go to the website and the Upcoming Events section for what is needed through May. Some of the events coming up soon...


March 16th - Salt Lake Boy Scout Council Scouting for Food

April 6 - Spring Tour de St. George

April 13th - Salt Lake City Marathon

May 3/4 - Salt Flats Endurance Run in Wendover

May 4 - Front Runner Metric Century

May 18th - Angel Hands Foundation Ride with the Angels

May 18th - Utah School Employee Association Ride4Respect - The Tim Wangsgaard Memorial Ride

June 1 - Little Red Riding Hood - Cache County

June 1 - Ride the Gap - Parowan

June 1 - Tosh Gran Fondo Salt Lake



You can also go to the Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club (Cache County) for their  activities sign up page and the Amateur Radio Public Service Events group site at

Scouting for Food March 2019

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019
Written by Craige Olson

Scouting for Food Sat, March 16, 8:00am – 2:30pm

Great Salt Lake Council, BSA, 525 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84113, USA 


Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America in conjunction with the Utah Food Bank present the annual Scouting for Food.

When: March 16, 2019

Where: Throughout Salt Lake County


Please join the local Scouts as they help us fight hunger statewide. Every year HAM's assist by operating a Net Control station at the Scout headquarters at the University of Utah, fixed location stations at each of the drop off points and mobile stations responsible for insuring that the fixed locations have what they need.


Net Control is responsible for contacting all of the fixed locations to insure that the numbers for containers, scouts and adults are reported properly to the Council management, as well as directing the mobile operators to the fixed locations.  The fixed location operators are responsible for interfacing with the Scout Leaders at their location to insure they get the proper numbers to report back to Net Control as well as reporting if the location is in need of additional resources (e.g. totes, pallets or trucks). Mobile operators travel their section to insure that the fixed locations have their radio support volunteers on site and to insure fixed locations get the resources they need.


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If you would like to volunteer to assist with this year's Scouting for Food please contact Gary Birrell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Salt Lake Marathon March 2019

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019
Written by Craige Olson

Salt Lake City Marathon

Sat, April 13, 6:30am – 4:00pm

George S Eccles 2002 Legacy Bridge, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


The 2019 Salt Lake City Marathon will be held on Saturday April 13, 2019.


If you wish to volunteer go to the Volunteer Registration Page listed below, or email me at the address below. We ask that volunteers (Licensed Amateurs) be on-site at 6:30 AM. 

The following are needed:

- Aid Station Volunteers: Radio operators are based at a given aid station and communicate to the net control for the aid station.

Net Control Controllers: Net control basically directs all activity on the net during the event. The operators are generally experienced and these roles are assigned.

-General clerical support is also needed and no experience is needed. A great opportunity to be in the “command room” where all the action is.

- SAG Operators: Travel around in the SAG wagons and provide logistics as necessary. These radio operators need APRS enabled radios, but we can provide APRS radios if you don't have one and really want to SAG.

- Race Official Shadows: These hams will very closely "shadow" the various race officials during the event and relay vital information directly to the race official. This assignment is extremely active so be prepared to get as much exercise as one of the marathon participants.

NOTE: If you have a preference as to location/role/skill set brother questions please send me an email. 

The registration page...

Thank you,

Thor Femenias KF7RKO

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If you know someone who is a newer HAM who might be interested in helping out forward this email to them.

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 

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


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