AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
items to be discussed at the club meeting include the following:
AUGUST 2005 CLUB
Communications Support for Off-Road Race Events
Gary Zabriskie, N7ARE, will be the
presenter at our August 2005
Gary will present a presentation on the use of radio communications
during the annual Tecate Baja 1000 Off-road Race held each November in
Baja Mexico. Past President Dan Farwell accompanied Gary Zabriskie and
Honda Engineer and past Baja winner Wes Arnold, Jr. to provide pit
support for the Ride Red Honda Race Team in the 2004 Baja 1000.
The Baja 1000 could not be held if it
weren't for the use of multiple
radio systems, including both commercial and Amateur Radio. You
see a part of the world that just a few years ago was much more
difficult to experience. Radio helps to break down the great
distances and provide ssome margine of safety and reassurance in this
dangerous, yet exhilarating sport.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS
Tonaquint Center Office Building
1070 West 1600 South, Building B
(Just off of Dixie Drive)
St. George, Utah
for a map and driving directions to the meeting.
Marathon and Huntsman World Senior Games
Amateur Radio in Washington Video
Baja 1000 Communications Presentation
September Meeting Announcement
- Special Activity
All important refreshments!
A Volunteer Examiner
(VE) test session will be
Wednesday, August 17, 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
If you are a person desiring to take an Amateur
test or a ham wanting to upgrade this month,
Click HERE for a map and
driving directions to the
or are a Volunteer
Examiner who would like to help
out, please contact Dan Farwell at 668-2436
Please help support the
Whitecar (ex- N6IYO), SK
with sadness that we pass along news of the death of fellow Club member
Dale Whitecar on August 11, 2005, if you haven't already seen this in
the Spectrum. Dale always had such a positive outlook and was
very much looking forward to regaining his Amateur Radio license back
after his license lapsed. Dale was a member of the Dixie Amateur Radio
Club at the time of his passing. He will be very much missed.
Here is Dale's obituary from the August 13th edition of The Spectrum:
ST. GEORGE - George Dale Whitecar,
age 91, died August 11, 2005, at home, in St. George, Utah. He was born
November 13, 1913 in Pasadena, California, to Horace Mackey and
Elizabeth Waterfall Giles Whitecar. He married Lynne Frybarger on May
1, 1986 and were sealed in the Los Angeles LDS Temple, in Los Angeles,
Dale graduated from John Muir High
School in Pasadena in 1931. He attended the University of Utah and
played freshman football. In 1939 Dale joined the Pasadena Police Dept.
retiring in 1965 as a Detective in the Forgery Detail. He retired on a
Friday and on Monday he went to work for American Express for 10 more
years retiring a second time as Chief Special Agent.
His favorite hobbies have always
been Handball, Golfing, Racket-ball, biking, gardening, photography and
later in life, Ham-Radio. He truly loved playing golf and vacationed
any where there was a golf course including Hawaii, Spain, Puerto Rico,
New Zealand and St. Andrews, Scotland. He met a lot of wonderful people
from all walks of life through his many extraditions to other cities.
Dale was a member of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings
including; Ward DI Missionary for two years, served a mission for seven
years to the Care and Share, Ward Clerk, and Secretary for the Stake
Missionaries for two years.
He is survived by his wife Lynne
of 19 years, children; Debra Lynne (Dennis) Zais, of Boyd, WI; James
Alan Mann, of San Dimas, CA; Jennifer Lynne Mann of Boyd, WI; John Alan
(Christy) Roesch of St. George, Ut; and six grandchildren. He is also
survived by a niece Evelyn Whitecar
Oliver and many nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by his
wife of 49 years Hazel Yvonne Peck, his parents, brothers Horace Giles
Whitecar, Jerald Giles Whitecar, and niece Marlene Elizabeth Steiver.
Funeral services will be held
Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at 2 p.m., at Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 W.
St. George Blvd. A visitation will be held Monday, August 15, from 6-8
p.m., and Tuesday, August 16, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., prior to services.
Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery under the direction of
Metcalf Mortuary 435-673-4221. Condolences may be sent to the family
through Metcalf's website at www.metcalfmortuary.com
We would like to extend our heart
felt gratitude to Odyssey Hospice for the many acts of kindness and
compassion shown to Dale and Lynne.
published August 13, 2005 The Spectrum
From the President:
Well, the month of July sure ended with a
bang. and summer is moving too fast to hang onto. Those of us who
attended the Utah Hamfest/ARRL Rocky Mountain
Division Convention at Ruby's Inn the last weekend in July got to see
first hand what emergency management response in a "disaster" situation
is actually like. Unfortunately, some of the attendees got to
experience the situation from the "wrong" side of the emergency.
Dan (W8EQA) & Melody (W7RRR) Farwell were among the multitude of
victims of what is reported to have been a deliberate release of a
by tourists who were staying in the Inn. Dan will give a first
hand account of the emergency at our August club meeting. This picture
shows the stylish garb they were provided as well as a watermellon
snack. What a way for Dan and Melody to start their summer
local thrift shop provided replacement clothes for the victims, though
a few missed the opportunity to find a pair of shoes or a belt. Makes
me think we all should have a grab bag in our car trucks with some
clothes, socks and shoes! Never know when it may come in handy.
The St. George Marathon is coming up
soon. As well as the Huntsman World Senior games. We need many
volunteers for these
evenst. If you want to participate in this year's Marathon event, you
on being to the August club meeting. Also, please bring either
your HTyou will be using during the event and its owners manual, or
your mobile radio's owners manual. If you
don't have the manual, bring the model number. What we want to do is
ensure that everyone has the proper PL tones set up or knows
to make sure they are set up properly for accessing the repeaters.
The presentation on radio
communications for the Baja 1000 should give
some idea of the ways hams and the commercial ventures have adapted to
providing skills and
talents to relaying vital information in the Western Hemisphere's
longest and most grueling off-road race. While each serves a
different purpose the overall result is the improvement of the
competition, driver/rider/crew safety. There is truly nothing
like this event in this hemisphere. Hopefully you enjoy the
The video on amateur Radio in Washington will report on what our ARRL
is doing to help insure our elected officials and FCC staff are aware
of what Amateur Radio does for this country.
The Dixie Amateur Radio Club
Field Day 2005 entry was submitted to the ARRL in July. The
unofficial results of the Club's entry are as follows:
Special thanks go out to all of the
Club members who participated and operated and those prepared the
dinner. And thanks to those who were able to attend and socialize.
Please come to the Club
Meeting, participate and volunteer! This
is YOUR club. Thanks for everything you do!
Dues for 2005 are $15.00 per
member ($20.00 per family for multiple ham families).
Check the Roster elsewhere oin this site and if you haven't paid,
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
2005 Board of Directors
President: Gary Zabriskie, N7ARE
Vice President: Dan Hinkle, KD7RSR
Secretary: Hal Whiting, KD7TKP
Treasurer: Leila Horne, KF7HW
Casey Lofthouse, KD7HUS
Dave Owens, K7VNH
Dan Farwell, W8EQA
have more current information on repeaters in the area, including
surrounding areas such as
|SUBAUDIBLE ACCESS TONE FREQUENCY
| SEEGMILLER PEAK
(ROCKY POINT – STONE CLIFFS DEV.)
||CURRENTLY OFF THE AIR
|UTAH HILL (SNOWBIRD LINK)
|DARC – UTAH HILL
| HARMONY MTN
|BLOWHARD PEAK (BRIAN HEAD)
| LOGANDALE-OVERTON-L. VEGAS
(LINKED TO 147.330)
Mesquite, etc. please e-mail that information to the
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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)
forget the DARC Sunday evening net!
||THE SUNDAY NIGHT NET
MEETS AT 8:00 P.M. MST ON THE 146.91 REPEATER (-.600 offset and
100Hz CTCSS tone required)
The DIXIE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
call sign is W7DRC
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 send your questions, complaints, newsletter articles, ham gear,
and anything but your troubles to: Gary