Dixie Amateur Radio Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month
(with the exception of December) at 7:00 PM
March meeting will be held in the Conference Room of the
Five County Association of Governments Office Building
located at 1070 West 1600 South, Building B
(Tonaquint Center Business Park) in St. George, Utah.
Volunteer Examiner (VE) test session held prior to the club meeting at
The building will be open at 5:45 P.M. for those coming for the test session.
The VE test fee for 2004 is $12.00.
you are a Volunteer Examiner and would like to help out, please contact
Ron Sappington, WI7Z, at 673-4552 or 467-4552.
you haven't paid your dues yet for the year, please support the club!
make your check payable to "DARC" and bring it to the meeting
or mail it to the club address:
Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 422
Santa Clara, UT 84765
President: Dan Farwell W8EQA
Vice President: David Owens KD7VNH
Secretary: Gary Zabriskie N7ARE
Treasurer: Gordon Shipley KD7SGN
Casey Lofthouse KD7HUS
Chuck Hardy KD7RZF
Mark Sherbert KM7DX
MISS OUR NEXT CLUB MEETING!
THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR:
March 17, 2004
MEETING IS AT:
NOTE THE NEW MEETING LOCATION
AT THE TOP OF THIS NEWLETTER
Viewing a promotional Amateur Radio video
A discussion of Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL)
Discussion of upcoming events including bicycle races, etc.
Other items will be addressed
MARCH LETTER FROM OUR CLUB PRESIDENT DAN FARWELL, W8EQA:
The last DARC meeting featured Bart Anderson at our new location. Many thanks to Bart for his enthralling presentation and to Gary Zabriskie for his efforts in getting us into the new location.
We had two people take our VE exam this month: Dave Owens KD7VNH upgraded by passing his Morse Code requirement for Tech plus and Julia Braten (daughter of Clark Braten WI7G) is now KD7ZRR. Congratulations from everyone at the DARC!
We are working on the club roster that will be displayed on our website. This will include current and past members and has been requested by the membership for some time. Please use the link to the webmaster for corrections or to Dan Farwell email@example.com We will not post your e-mail address unless you give implicit permission to do so.
The Dixie College "Great Race" will be held on April 2, 2004 Friday evening and they have requested our help. I will have a sign up sheet and information available at the next meeting.
There will be a bicycle race in Warner Valley on Saturday March 27, 2004 sponsored by the Red Rock Bicycle Shop.
They had a tough time last year trying to use FRS radios and have also asked for our assistance. If you'd like to be involved sign up at the March 17th DARC meeting. I will have maps and information then.
We are working on an annual calendar of events to display on our website. This will be helpful to keep us informed about upcoming club events and hamfests.
I'm working with local officials, business owners and administrators at Dixie College to get a calendar prepared so these events can be planned further in advance!
Many thanks to Travis Lofthouse who has volunteered to coordinate and oversee the DARC involvement in this years St. George Marathon (their 28th year!).
73, Dan W8EQA
April 17 Hamfest @ Idaho Falls
Main door prize, an Icom IC-208H Dual Band Mobile, and a second door prize, an Icom IC-V8 VHF HT.
other door prizes have been posted on Web page.
The Ogden ARC will Sponsor a Hamfest this summer on Saturday 14 August 2004. It will be held at the National Guard Armory in South Ogden. This will be the first time in many years that a Hamfest will be held along the Wasatch Front Area and I would like to encourage everyone to make plans to attend and support this event. Please note that the Utah Hamfest (Usually held at Bryce Canyon will not be held this year but will return in 2005). I will provide more information as it becomes available Please feel free to contact Mel Parkes, AC7CP, Utah Section Manager at AC7CP@aol.com if you have any questions.
IRLP Conference April 17-18
The 2004 IRLP Conference will be held April 17-18, 2004, at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
We will be placing the Club Membership Roster on the web site shortly. We will not post your e-mail address unless you give implicit permission to do so.
Packet Radio Revival
This information from Walt, WA7SLK. The following Hams are active, some more or less,
and sometimes Dan (W8EQA-1) and Gary (N7ARE-1)
|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.
ARRL Trademark and logo courtesy ARRL
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)
Idaho UHF Society’s
HamFest & Computer Swapmeet.
In Idaho Falls, Idaho
April 17, 2004
For Additional information see the
Jay Greenberg (Hamfest Chairman) at: 208 521-1628 evenings
or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|THE SUNDAY NIGHT NET
MEETS AT 7:00 PM ON THE 146.91 REPEATER
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 and newsletter articles, etc.
to: Gary Zabriskie, N7ARE