Dixie Amateur Radio Club Members:

 I have had to eat crow and reschedule again the date of the Dixie Amateur Radio Club meeting for April back to the original scheduled date of WEDNESDAY APRIL 20th at 7:00 P.M.

The location, however, has been moved to Henry Schulzke’s (KB7MWR) homeowner’s Club House which is located at 1331 N. Dixie Downs Road in St. George.  This is the exact same location as where the Christmas Banquet was held this past December.

Those unfamiliar with that location can follow the link below for a Google Map of the location which also allows you to enter your starting location for door to door driving directions. In the small “pop up balloon” that is pointing at Henry’s Club House address location you simply click on the “From here” link. Then type in your starting address in box and click on the “Get Directions” button. You only need your street address and zip code- you don’t need to enter a city or state (i.e. 175 E. Tabernacle 84770 or 700 S River Road 84770). You can zoom in or out using the slide bar at the left of the map. You can move around the map base by holding the left mouse button down and dragging the map. It’s pretty cool!  Here’s the link:


The topic of this month’s DARC meeting will be a primer on what M.A.R.S. is and what it does.  No, I am not talking about the red planet we have been driving around and leaving tracks on, but the Military Affiliate Radio System. Dan Hale has consented to arrange the State M.A.R.S. folks to come and present a session on M.A.R.S. for our enlightenment.  This should be a good educational experience for most of us. I know my knowledge of M.A.R.S. is VERY limited.

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting and again I apologize for any inconveniences these “switcharoos” have caused. A permanent solution is being looked at to alleviate scheduling conflicts in the future.


Gary Zabriskie, N7ARE

P.S. The VEC Tests will take place as scheduled at the FCAOG office bldg at 6:00 PM, the same night, prior to the club meeting at Henry’s club house.