The Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is an association of federally licensed Amateur Radio operators (also known as "ham radio" operators) who primarily reside in southwestern Utah, mostly in the greater St. George City metropolitan area. We also have members who live in rural areas of Washington County and in areas outside of the county.
The Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is a formally "Affiliated Club" with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) "The National Association for Amateur Radio". Our Club is a non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Our members are all volunteers. We are experienced and capable of providing non-commercial radio telecommunications, independent of public and/or commercial networks. Members of our Club provide vital communications services in this part of the state of Utah and we strive to live up to ham radio's motto: "When all else fails... ...Amateur Radio works!"
Amateur Radio operators provide, in many circumstances, the first and only reliable means of communicating to an from an affected area in the first several days following a natural disaster. This was well proven during the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami in December 26, 2004 and in the days and weeks following Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Our Club also provides local public safety and health and welfare communications services for local events such as the annual St. George Marathon, the Huntsman World Senior Games, and many other cycling and running events in the area.
To explore our web site please use the web site navigation links located at the bottom of this and every page on this web site.
For more information on the Club please CLICK HERE. Or you can use the "About the Club" link found at the bottom of each page this web site.
If you are interested in becoming a licensed Amateur Radio operator come and meet us at our next club meeting. Information on our club meetings is available below in the "Latest News + Announcements" section on this page or using the "Club Meeting Info" page link. Information on how to contact the Club is found using the "Contact the Club" page link.
|Web Site Navigation|
|Latest News + Announcements|
|The Dixie Amateur Radio Club has many happenings that have been recorded for historical purposes. We have a "Story Archive Page" other recently archived stories shown on that page. Click on this LINK to view the Story Archive Page.|
|Latest Repeater News Posted
November 27, 2013
is up and working again! The 145.45
toquerville site took a huge AC power spike. It broke the Vertex
repeater internal power supply and the Astron power supply was locked
in overload protection mode. The 146.46 Webb Hill Vertex repeater
donated its working power supply and the Astron power supply was reset.
The Utah Hill 145.49MHz repeater is repaired and working. The mountain had its first big snow storm this year, so access to that repeater site is closed for the foreseeable future.
The Webb Hill 146.64MHz repeater is not working yet. The Webb Hill Vertex repeater needs additional power supply repairs.
73, Mike Blenderman, K7IC
|Club Annual Meeting and Christmas
Dinner on December 10th
|The Dixie Amateur
Christmas Party and Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December
at 6:00 PM.
The location for the dinner and meeting is at the Golden Corral buffet. The address is 42 South River Road, St George, Utah.
Please remember to have your yearly club dues paid up before, or at the November club meeting. The ticket for the grand prize that will be given out at the dinner will only be mailed to members who are current with paid DARC dues.
Check you membership on the "unofficial" Membership Roster on this site. If there is a descrepiency from your records, please contact the Club Treasurer Gary Hall, K7ODM, via e-mail at email@example.com
|Club Member has Electronics Parts
and Ham Gear to Sell as a Single Lot
W7VEW, in Washington City is looking to find a ham that would like to
sell via EBay, ham outlets like QRZ.QTH, etc. He has
hundreds of box’s of old and new electronic parts, plus a
large collection of ham gear like a Collins 30L1 Amplifier,
He also has a cargo container full of parts, etc. He says he has plenty of two radio test gear. He would like to sell everything to one buyer at a price to allow for plenty of profit for the right buyer to resell the items. Give him a call for more information: (307) 438-1651 or send him an e-mail to: Hamw7vew@gmail.com
|Fiberglass Antenna Masts Available
| Some have been
asking about fiberglass antenna masts.
Bob Vosper is the source.
Click on THIS LINK for information on these masts.
|Spectrum Newspaper WCARES article
on front page
|Here is a LINK to a really good article on
Washington County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (WCARES) organization
that appearedin the April 15, 2013 edition of the Spectrum Newspaper.
|Next General Club
Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15th
The next general club meeting of the Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2013.
Note that Club Meetings are normally held on the third Wednesday of each month except in December when the Annual Meeting and social event/dinner is scheduled.
Unless otherwise advertised here, our Club's meetings will be held at the St. George Community Building. The Community Building is located at the far southwest corner of Washington County's Gayle M. & Mary Aldred Senior Citizens Center property which is located at 245 North 200 West, St. George, Utah.
Session is on December 14th in at 1:00 p.m. in Hurricane City
For those wanting to take the FCC test for a new Amateur Radio license or upgrade to a higher license class, there is a regularly scheduled ARRL Volunteer Examiner administered exam test session held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, except December, prior to the Club's monthly Club meeting. The monthly exam is held at the same location as the Club Meeting.
In addition to the 11 regular monthly test sessions held prior to the Club meeting, each year we will have six additional test sessions on certain Saturdays in Hurricane, Utah. For info on the Saturday sessions, see the "Club Meeting Info" link found in the navigation section on every page on this site.
|Recent Volunteer Exam Session Results|
Please note: It normally take about 5 to 7 days from your exam date for the ARRL-VEC office in Newington, CT to receive the exam packet and process your license information into the FCC database. As soon as that occurs, and you are assigned an FCC callsign, the table above will be updated to list the callsign assigned by the FCC and provide a link to your current FCC information. You should receive your "hard-copy" orginal frameable and wallet-sized copy of your license in the mail from the FCC in approximately 2 weeks.
Check the Status of Your New or Upgraded Ham License
just recently taken and
an Amateur Radio examination
(see below) administered by the Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc. at a
Volunteer Exam session may check the status of your first license or
your upgrade by looking below at the Exam Session Results.
Alternatively, you can go to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) web
that has up to date information directly from the Federal
Communications Commission database. Everyone else can verify the
expiration date of your license using this portal.
One source you can use is this link to the ARRL: http://www.arrl.org/fcc/fcclook.php3 . Use it to look up whether your new license is effective (and discover your newly assigned call sign). You can confirm your upgraded license status (if you took and passed a test to upgrade).
Another great link is the ULS lookup on the FCC's web site. This one is the offical FCC database. On that site you can print out additional "reference copies" of your license and see the status of your license and any application matters related to it. You can choose to search by name, callsign or your FRN number.
This helpful search page can be found at this link: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp
|The Dixie Amateur Radio Club has a
The Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc. has a Board of Directors. The Board makes decisions on expenditures, plans for upcoming monthly club meetings, special events, activities, etc.
The meeting location is now at the Washington Community Center located at 350 N. Community Center Dr.; Washington, Utah. The Board meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
NOTE: The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013.
Click HERE for information on the Club's Board.
|Join The Club, or Renew Your Membership|
You are encouraged to join the Dixie Amateur Radio Club or renew your membership. Please use the "Join the Club" link at the bottom of any page on this site to learn how to join the club. Or simply come out to our Club meeting (see info above) and join at that time. If you are new: " Welcome to the Club!". To renewing members: "Thank You!"
|The Club has a
group of able local Amateur Radio operators who have
expressed a willingness to assist aspiring, as well as newly licensed,
ham radio enthusiasts in learning more about the hobby and helping when
Click HERE to find out more about this program and view a list of these mentors. You can also reach this information by using the "Contact the Club" link found in the navigation section on every page on this site.
|Equipment Classified Ads|
There is never a bad time to clean out the ol' ham "shack" of those items that really need a new home. We have had many news ham operators join our ranks at recent Volunteer Exam sessions who may be looking for rigs and all of the ancillary equipment that you may have lying about the shack that could be put to use in the shack of a new ham.
Please visit the "Equipment Classifieds" page on this web site for items that are for sale and to see items that hams are looking for that you might be willing to part with. Send requests for posting items for sale or wanted to the webmaster at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amateur Radio Practice Exam Site Available
An Amateur Radio operator in Colorado, Hamilton Carter, KDØFNR, has created a set of free online exam practice tests that he hopes hams will find useful.
You can use the practice tests at: http://copaseticflows.appspot.com/hamtest .
Mailing address: Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc.; P.O. Box 2196; St. George, Utah 84771-2196
PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF OUR NEW P.O. BOX !!!
Club e-mail address: email@example.com
For additional information on the Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc. please contact:
Club President Mike Blenderman , K7IC, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
For new and aspiring Hams with general questions about Amateur Radio or have specific technical questions:
Use this "Contact the Club" link. The button with that link is also found on any page of this site. Please take advantage of the Club's volunteer mentors listed on that page. Most of the mentors have provided a telephone number to call them at.
Club, Inc. is a
501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Your tax deductible donations to the Club are always accepted and very much appreciated.
(Consult your own tax advisor)