DARC NEWSLETTER MARCH 2003

President: Dan Farwell W8EQA  V.P.: Casey Lofthouse KD7HUS Treasurer:Travis Lofthouse KD7FRN  Secretary: Chuck Hardy KD7RZF

                 Board of Directors: Al Mott, Ron Sappington, Duane Beecher

                       DARC is an ARRL Affiliated Club

 

With the New Year comes the time to renew your support for the DARC. Club membership and dues are still only $15.00 yearly.

Please mail your checks payable to “DARC”

And mail them to our club address:

Dixie Amateur Radio Club

P.O. Box 422

Santa Clara, UT 84765

 

 

The DARC club meeting will be the third Wednesday of March the 19th at 7:00 PM in the old Harmon’s building at 55 S. and 900 E.

There will be a VE session before the club meeting at 6:00 PM.

The VE test fee will be $12 for 2003

If you are a VE and would like to help please contact Ron Sappington, WI7Z at 673-4552 or 467-4552.

 

At our next meeting we will have Richard Caulfield, KL0QL, from our local Red Cross Service Center. We are pleased to have a ham radio operator in this position and look forward to an equally beneficial interaction with the Red Cross of Southern Utah!

 

 

       Dixie Amateur Radio Club

Bank Balance: $1091.48

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CASEY LOFTHOUSE – KD7HUS

Casey was born on 12-06-1977 in Logan, Utah. He was raised in Paradise…Paradise, Utah that is and grew up in a ham radio family under the watchful eye of his father James Lofthouse, K7OA.

Casey currently lives in Washington, Utah with his wife Becky and their brand new baby girl!

His current occupation is a mechanic / operator for Rogers Construction and has been involved in excavation work for 5 years.

Casey especially likes Field Day and we can always count on him to put lots of contacts in the club log during that event!

His Icom 2100H or one of his HTs can be heard on the local repeaters

daily keeping track of family members and friends with ham radio.

His future plans include upgrading his license class and getting on HF with a nice station and enjoying all ham radio has to offer.

Casey currently serves as the Vice President of the Dixie Amateur Radio Club here in St. George.

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To check the status of our PRB-1 amateur radio antenna bill now in the Utah state legislature please check this website: http://www.le.state.ut.us/~2003/htmdoc/hbillhtm/HB0079.htm

 

The Davis County Amateur Radio Club has an interesting and informative website at:

http://www.dcarc.net/

There is an article on batteries for backup power in your shack that is solid information (You must have the Acrobat pdf reader).

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If you tried to drop John Hunt, K7XE an email and it wouldn’t go through please try again. The problems have been resolved and I’m sure he’d love to hear from you!

k7xe@arrl.net

 

 

Letter to be transmitted

Code word to be used

Spoken as *

A

Alfa

AL FAH

B

Bravo

BRAH VOH

C

Charlie

CHAR LEE or SHAR LEE

D

Delta

DELL TAH

E

Echo

ECK OH

F

Foxtrot

FOKS TROT

G

Golf

GOLF

H

Hotel

HOH TELL

I

India

IN DEE AH

J

Juliet

JEW LEE ETT

K

Kilo

KEY LOH

L

Lima

LEE MAH

M

Mike

MIKE

N

November

NO VEM BER

O

Oscar

OSS CAH

P

Papa

PAH PAH

Q

Quebec

KEH BECK

R

Romeo

ROW ME OH

S

Sierra

SEE AIR RAH

T

Tango

TANG GO

U

Uniform

YOU NEE FORM or OO NEE FORM

V

Victor

VIK TAH

W

Whiskey

WISS KEY

X

X-ray

ECKS RAY

Y

Yankee

YANG KEY

Z

Zulu

ZOO LOO

Copied from AC6V Website

www.ac6v.com

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

AES Hamfest- 4640 S. Polaris Ave. Las Vegas, NV- First Saturday of every month starts at 7:00 AM

 

CQ WW WPX SSB March 29-30

 

2003 ARRL Rocky Mtn. Division Convention May 30-31, 2003

Estes Park, CO. www.hamconcolorado.org

 

The DARC Field Day- June 28-29 at Santa Clara Park.

 

Utah Hamfest Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon, UT July 11-13

www.utahhamfest.org/

 

Fort Tuthill Hamfest, Flagstaff, AZ July 25-27

www.arca-az.org/arca

 

 

Please direct any questions or desires about this newsletter to:

Dan Farwell W8EQA – 688-1609 – w8eqa@infowest.com

Don’t Forget the DARC Sunday evening net-146.91- at 7:00 PM

The DARC Sunday Evening Net will meet at 8:00PM

Beginning on April 6th, 2003 to coincide with daylight savings time.