Amateur Radio... When All Else
º November Meeting: GeoCaching
º Volunteer Exam Test Opportunity
º December Holiday Dinner Banquet
º Election of 2006 Club Officers
National Association for
|November Club Meeting: GeoCaching
Club member Dan Sadler, K3RKW, will be providing the club members in attendance with an educational primer on the fascinating sport, hobby and adventure known as GeoCaching. This presentation was originally scheduled for last month but was postponed until this month because of time constraints. GeoCaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.
The November meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at the St. George City Community Arts Building which is located at 86 South Main Street. The meeting will be in Room B on the north side of the building.
Also on the agenda will be:
- Nominations opened to general membership for 2006 DARC Board/Report from the Nominating Committee
- Solicitation of Person(s) to assist with Programs/Activities
- Discussion and vote on setting Sunday Night DARC Net at a fixed year-round time.
There will be a ARRL Volunteer Exam Session held at 6:00 P.M. at the same location as the Club Meeting.
are a person desiring to take an Amateur Radio test or a currently
licensed ham wanting to upgrade this month, or are a Volunteer Examiner
who would like to help out at a session, please contact please contact
V.E. Coordinator Ron
Sappington, WI7Z, via e-mail or telephone (435)
673-4552; or Board Member Dan Farwell,
e-mail or telephone at (435) 668-1609. Please contact no later
than Tuesday, November 15th.
that you do NOT need to "pre-pay" for the banquet. You simply
need to bring to the Banquet either cash or a check payable to "Staheli's Catering". An
RSVP of the number in your group for the dinner- prior to November 23rd
- would be appreciated to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are new
to the area and have not yet had the opportunity to attend a Ranger
Bart history presentation, especially make plans to attend this year's
This month's message will be short but complementary. I am extremely proud of the local area Amateur Radio operators who have participated this fall in the St. George Marathon as well as the Huntsman World Senior Games. The comments and critique we have received from those agencies and organizations we have assisted are a reflection on the "professionalism" of Our Club's "Amateurs".
Carrying forward from our public service communications I believe the next step that MUST occur is to become a more formally recognized organization in regards to Emergency Response Communications. Representatives from our Board will be meeting with others in the Virgin River area (i.e. Mesquite area, Moapa, etc.) to discuss a unified approach to this. My goal as an Amateur Radio operator and an active member of this organization is to see this come to fruition.
I have enjoyed serving as your President this year. If there is anything I can do in the last month or so of my term, or if you have any concerns or complaints, please fell free to contact me and discuss them.
Gary , N7ARE