DIXIE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB


JUNE 2005 NEWSLETTER




JUNE 2005 CLUB MEETING
Thursday, June 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.

ARRL Field Day 2005
W7DRC


Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and ending at 2100 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2005 will be held June 25-26, 2005.  Our club station will again operate using our club callsign W7DRC

For the Dixie Amateur Radio Club, all activities will take place at Santa Clara City’s Canyon View Park. We have reserved BOTH pavillions for the weekend. This is our opportunity to showcase Ham Radio.

Canyon View Park is located on the east side of Canyon View Drive just north of Santa Clara Drive (in St. George City this road is Sunset Blvd.). The Park entrance is located near Little League Drive (approximately 1400 North). A map to the park location can be accessed by clicking on  THIS LINK. You can enter your starting location (i.e. your home) for "door to door" driving directions. The map can zoom in or out using the "zoom" control on the left. You can  also "drag" the map to move around the area.

This year we will have two amateur radio station positions operating with at least one of the stations active continuously the entire contest period.  Both stations will be available as SSB (voice) stations and one station will be available for Morse code (CW) operation as needed.  All classes of hams can operate the stations on the HF bands, including Technician class operators who are encouraged to try out HF operating.  Even unlicensed individuals with an interest in amateur radio can try their hand at the microphone and make some contacts, with appropriate coaching and supervision.





 


Other items to be discussed at this month's club meeting are the following:

Field Day Preparations
Field Day Operator Sign-up
Logging Software Training Session
Technician Class Instruction Schedule and Sign-ups
"Show and Tell" on two relatively new QRP transceivers:
The Icom IC-703:


and the Yaesu FT-897:


Other Happenings
All important refreshments!


V.E.TESTING

A Volunteer Examiner (VE) test session will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 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.

The tesing will be held in the Small Executive Conference room.

  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:

This year is moving right along. At present to us is one of the most visible activities we have each year to showcase our interesting hobby as well as its core public service elements, to the general public.  We need the participation of all of our club members to truly make this exercise a success. We need to make sure everyone of all license classes are able to operate the station(s) and get confortable to some degree and learn to function with grace under pressure in the heat of Field Day bedlam on the HF bands. This is a good exercise to learn to tweak one's ears to hear weak signals and signals pulled out of QRM

We are planning on a dinner at the park on Saturday evening at 7:00 P.M.  Details on Field Day activities will be provided at the club meeting.
Please come to the club meeting this week to learn. Then participate and volunteer! This  is YOUR club!

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). Check the Club's membership ROSTER and see if we have you shown as paid.  If you are shown as current or know you haven't paid yet, 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

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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 100.0 Hz
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.

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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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BEGINING ON SUNDAY APRIL 3RD THE NET
 TIME WILL CHANGE TO 8:00 P.M. MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME



"HAMTOON"




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