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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) which is "The National Association for Amateur Radio." Our Club is also a non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to the Club may be tax deductable (Consult your own tax advisor).
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 directly below on this home page and at the bottom of every other page on the 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.|
|SPECIAL ALERT! - Location changed for the April Board Meeting|
|Due to a scheduling conflict at the
DARC Board of Directors'
normal site at the Washington City Library, the
Board meeting place is changing for just the April 6, 2017 Board
Meeting. It will
be at the usual time 7:00 p.m. but
will be at Harold
Wells' home which is 427
Saguaro Drive, Washington, UT 84780
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP TO LOCATION
You can now pay your Club
membership dues online!
Club Treasurer has set up a secure PayPal system to pay your
Club membership dues (either initially joining or
renewing). Please use the "Join the Club" link found on any page
of this web site to use this new system.
You can also use the old fashioned way and mail a check to the Club. Information on that is also provided on the "Join the Club" page.
|The March 2017 Club Newsletter is
The Club has resumed producing a Newsletter. The newsletter can be viewed on-line here on the Club website.
See our Club Newsletter web page to read the latest newsletter
Past Newsletters are found on the Newletter Archive Page. Use the Newletter Archive link on any page to go there.
The volunteer Newsletter Editor, Lyn Kendrick, KG7SXQ, is looking for short articles (50 to 150 words long) that can be put in the Club's newsletters. We know that many of you can easily write these. Go to the Club Newsletter page for information on the types of articles being solicited. We are also, and will continue to be, soliciting advertising/sponsors who will be recognized in the Newsletter and at Club meetings.
Please feel free to contact Lyn at email@example.com or call him at 801-598-1618 if you would like to write something.
|Next Club Meeting is Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m.|
The next general club meeting of the Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Club Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month except in December when the Annual Meeting as a social event/dinner is scheduled.
The April meeting will feature:
You can also use this direct LINK , or the "Club Meeting Info" link found in the navigation section of every page on this web site. A link to an interactive map of the meeting location is also provided on the "Club Meeting Info" page.
Anyone and everyone with an interest in Amateur Radio is welcome to attend our Club meetings!
|The next two V.E. Test Sessions are
on April 8th in Hurricane and April 19th in St. George
In addition to eleven regular monthly V.E. test sessions held prior to the Club meeting, each year we also conduct six additional test sessions on the second Saturday of even numbered months, in Hurricane, Utah, commencing at 1:00 p.m.
|Most Recent Volunteer Exam Session Results|
Congratulations to the two candidates who passed their initial Amateur Radio exam and one current licensee who upgraded his license classification at the Wednesday, March 15, 2017 exam session in St. George, Utah conducted by local ARRL-VEC certified Volunteer Examiners. Here are the results of that session:
CLICKING ON THE CALLSIGN, AS A LINK POSTED IN THE TABLE ABOVE, WILL BRING UP LICENSE INFORMATION ON FILE AT THE FCC.
Please note: It may from 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 possible after you are assigned an FCC callsign, the table above will be updated to list the callsign assigned you by the FCC as a link to your current FCC license information.
|The FCC is Now Paperless! How to
Print Your License:
The ARRL VEC reminds Amateur Radio license applicants that the FCC no longer routinely prints or mails license documents. In an effort to streamline its procedures and save money, the FCC went "paperless" in February 2015.
To help clarify things, ARRL VEC has created this web page, How to Obtain an Official FCC License Copy, devoted to explaining the various ways a licensee can get an official license document from the FCC. An official Amateur Radio license displays the FCC logo and the "Official Copy" watermark across each page. A printer-friendly version of the instructions on how to get a copy of your license is available by clicking HERE (this is a PDF file).
The easiest way for a license holder to obtain a license copy is to simply call the FCC at (877) 480-3201 and request one.
Check the Status of Your New or Upgraded Ham License
You may check the status of your first license or your upgrade by using the ULS lookup on the FCC's web site. This 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.The FCC Amateur Radio search page is at this link: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp
|Join The Club, or Renew Your Membership|
You are encouraged to join the Dixie Amateur Radio Club or renew your membership. Please use this LINK or 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 in person with our Club's Treasurer at that time. If you are new: "Welcome to the Club!". To renewing members: "Thank You!"
"Elmer" Mentoring Program
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 questions/difficulties arise.
Click HERE to find out more about this program and to 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
New ARRL Amateur Radio Practice Exam Site Available
ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio™, a browser-based on-line application for your computer, tablet or other mobile device. The online practice exams are patterned as closely as possible to actual exams administered by Volunteer Examiners. Practice exams follow the same protocol as the actual FCC Amateur Radio license exam – questions are chosen at random from the sub-elements of the question pools and answer order is randomized. To use the practice exam you will need to do a simple free registration. Good luck in your practicing for your actual exam.
Here is the link to the ARRL practice test on-line application: http://arrlexamreview.appspot.com
Mailing address: Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc.; P.O. Box 2196; St. George, Utah 84771-2196
Club e-mail address: email@example.com
For additional information on the Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc., and Amateur Radio in general, please contact:
Club President Harold Wells, KE7OZG, 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)