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.|
|ARRL FIELD DAY 2013 Event
Field Day this year
will be Saturday and Sunday June 22 – 23 at Highland Park in
Washington, Utah. Setup: 7:00 AM. Contest: Noon to
Noon - Teardown until 2:00 PM Sunday or when completed.
Click HERE for more information on 2013 ARRL Field Day.
|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 on Wednesday, June 19th
The next general club meeting of the Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 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.
You can also use the "Club Meeting Info" link found in the navigation section of this and every page on this web site. A link to an interactive map of the location is also provided on the Club Meeting Info page.
|Next Regular V.E.
Session is Wednesday, June 19th in St. George
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. We also will be holding 6 additional sessions during 2013 on certain Saturdays in Hurricane, Utah.
For more information on what to bring to the session, use the link below in this section of the news or use the "Club Meeting Info" link found in the navigation section on every page on this site.
|Recent Volunteer Exam Session Results|
|There were ten candidates who
passed Amateur Radio
license exam elements at a Wednesday, May
15, 2013 exam
session held in St. George,
Utah. Here are the results: NEW! CALLSIGNS JUST POSTED BY FCC!!!
Please note: It normally take about 7-10 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 copy of your license in the mail from the FCC in approximately 3-4 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
|Next Club Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 2nd|
The Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Board of Directors normally meets on the first Thursday of every month in Room E of the St. George City Community Arts Building which is located at the corner of 100 South and Main St. in St. George. Board meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Anyone can come and attend the Board meeting. Please come prepared to share any ideas that you have for monthly club meetings, special events, activities, etc. that will keep the Club running as well as it has in the past.
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 for 2010. 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
implement a voluntary list of 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 new program and view a list of willing and able mentors to assist you as you come into this exciting hobby. You can also reach this information by using the "Contact the Club" link at the bottom of each 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: email@example.com
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 422; Santa Clara, Utah 84765
Club e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional Information on the Club, please contact:
Club President Mike Blenderman , K7IC, via e-mail at email@example.com
For new and aspiring Hams with general questions about Amateur Radio or have specific technical questions: Use the "Contact the Club" link on any page of this site to take advantage of the Club's volunteer mentors.
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)