DIXIE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB


FEBRUARY 2005 NEWSLETTER




FEBRUARY 2005 CLUB MEETING
Jack Reed, WA7LNW, has graciously consented to educate - and very likely awe us - with a special multimedia presentation on the Hurricane Mesa Test Facility. Jack's bio on the QRZ.com web site indicates that he is a high speed photometric and instrumentation sciences test engineer for Goodrich Aerospace. He supports high speed fighter jet ejection seat testing at the Hurricane Mesa Test Facility.  His presentation should be exciting to experience.

  Wednesday, February 16, 2005
7:00 P.M.
 AT THE 
FIVE COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS
Tonaquint Center Office Building
1070 West 1600 South, Building B
(Just off of Dixie Drive)
St. George, Utah

Click HERE for a map and driving directions to the meeting.



Other items to be discussed at the club meeting are the following:

Dixie Amateur Radio Club Emergency Preparedness Plan - Planning Advisory Team Introduction - Gary Zabriskie
Upcoming Events needing Volunteers - Dan Farwell
Field Day 2005 - Gary Zabriskie
March Meeting Announcement - Gary Zabriskie
Training Class for Technician Class - Dan and Gary
Other Happenings


V.E.TESTING

A Volunteer Examiner (VE) test session will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2005
at 6:00 P.M.  at the FCAOG Office building location:
1070 West 1600 South, Building B
Tonaquint Center Business Park
St. George, Utah

The FCAOG building will be open at 5:45 P.M.
 for those coming for the test session.

  If you are a person desiring to take an Amateur Radio test or a ham wanting to upgrade this month,
or are a Volunteer Examiner who would like to help out, please contact Dan Farwell at 668-2436

Click HERE for a map and driving directions to the test session


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Message From the President:


Thank you in advance for your help this year in making what I believe will be a great year for the Dixie Amateur Radio Club.  We have a quality and dedicated Board this year and many members who are willing to help out when needed. The problem I can see is that we have not had an organized training regiment to make sure that we are all up to the task at hand.  Over the next several months we will have a planning team draft an Emergency Preparedness Plan for the Dixie Amateur Radio Club. We will bring this back to the membership for comments (likely posting sections on the web site Library for your review).  The Plan will be published and given out to each member who wishes to participate actively in ARES. I think through proper training, organization, readiness and active participation in Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), we can be the "When All Else Fails" organization that we are capable of being.

73, Gary N7ARE

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Please help support the club!

Dues for 2005 are being solicited. Dues are $15.00 per member ($20.00 per family for multiple ham families).
Please make your check payable to "DARC" and bring it to the meeting or mail it to the club address:

Dixie Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 422
Santa Clara, UT 84765

DARC IS AN ARRL AFFILIATED CLUB

ARRL LOGO

2005 Board of Directors
President: Gary Zabriskie, N7ARE
Vice President: Dan Hinkle, KD7RSR
Secretary: Hal Whiting, KD7TKP
Treasurer: Leila Horne, KF7HW
Board Members:
Casey Lofthouse, KD7HUS
Dave Owens, K7VNH
Dan Farwell, W8EQA


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 AREA REPEATER INFORMATION:

REPEATER LOCATION INPUT/OUTPUT  FREQUENCIES
SUBAUDIBLE ACCESS TONE FREQUENCY
CEDAR CITY-MILFORD 146.340MHz/146.940MHz
100.0 Hz
SEEGMILLER PEAK 146.310MHz/146.910MHz 100.0 Hz
DARC REPEATER
(ROCKY POINT – STONE CLIFFS DEV.)
146.040MHz/146.640MHz
UTAH HILL (SNOWBIRD LINK) 146.220MHz/146.820MHz
DARC – UTAH HILL 144.890MHz/145.490MHz 100.0 Hz
HARMONY MTN (BERYL-CEDAR-ENTERPRISE) 146.080MHz/146.680MHz
CEDAR CITY
146.160MHz/146.760MHz 123.0 Hz
BLOWHARD PEAK (BRIAN HEAD)
146.200MHz/146.800MHz
MESQUITE 147.930MHz/147.330MHz 123.0 Hz
 LOGANDALE-OVERTON-L. VEGAS
 (LINKED TO 147.330)
147.990MHz/147.390MHz
SEEGMILLER PEAK
444.325MHz/449.325MHz
KANAB
146.280MHz/146.880MHz
JACOBS LAKE
147.900MHz/147.300MHz
SPENCER BENCH
146.120MHz/146.720MHz
 
NOTE:  If you have more current information on repeaters in the area, including surrounding areas such as
 Cedar City, Mesquite, etc. please e-mail that information to the Webmaster




  THERE IS NO BETTER TIME TO JOIN THE ARRL!
JOIN THE ARRL! It's the only organization that represents hams at the government level. The current resources available to us through the ARRL are astounding. Check out their web site and find out what's going on!

   Click HERE for the ARRL website.

ARRL Trademark and logo courtesy ARRL

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REGULARLY OCCURING ACTIVITIES:

Amateur Electronic Supply Swapmeet
 
4640 S. Polaris Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada
First Saturday of every month
Starts at 7:00 AM Pacific Time (8:00 AM Mountain Time)

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Don't forget the DARC Sunday evening net!

DON'T FORGET THE NET! THE SUNDAY NIGHT NET
  MEETS AT 7:00 P.M. MST ON THE 146.91 REPEATER



The DIXIE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB call sign is W7DRC.

In the event that the 146.91 repeater is not operational we will conduct the Sunday evening net on 145.49.
If none of these repeaters are operational we will conduct the DARC Sunday net on 146.91 Simplex.



HAM CARTOON
courtesy of  www.qsl.net/k4adl




Please send your questions, complaints, newsletter articles, ham gear, money, accolades,
and anything but your troubles to: Gary Zabriskie, N7ARE