DIXIE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB 

MARCH 2004 NEWSLETTER



The Dixie Amateur Radio Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month
 (with the exception of December) at 7:00 PM

The 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.


PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MAP AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS

A Volunteer Examiner (VE) test session held prior to the club meeting at 6:00 P.M.
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.

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


If you haven't paid your dues yet for the year, please support the club!

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


2004 Board of Directors

President: Dan Farwell W8EQA
Vice President: David Owens KD7VNH
Secretary: Gary Zabriskie N7ARE
Treasurer: Gordon Shipley KD7SGN
Board Members:
Casey Lofthouse KD7HUS
Chuck Hardy KD7RZF
Mark Sherbert KM7DX
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DON'T MISS OUR NEXT CLUB MEETING!

MARK THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR:
 March 17, 2004

THE MEETING IS AT:
 7:00 P.M.

  PLEASE NOTE THE NEW MEETING LOCATION
 AT THE TOP OF THIS NEWLETTER

What's happening at the March meeting?

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:

This was ONLY a FEW years ago wasn't it Dan?

 

Dear Friends:

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 w8eqa@infowest.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

 

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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.

Many other door prizes have been posted on Web page.

 

http://myweb.cableone.net/wa4vrv/hamfest.htm

 

or Call:

Jay Greenberg WA4VRV

(208) 521-1628

wa4vrv@arrl.net

 

Ogden Hamfest

 

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.

For information contact Kent B. Johnson W7AOR w7aor@narri.org or check the web site out for more information www.narri.org/2004_meeting_registration_form.html


Membership Roster

 

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, 

Jim (WI7J-1), 

Walt (WA7SLK-1)

Dave (KD7VNH-1) 

Martin (KD7RGC-1)

 and sometimes Dan (W8EQA-1)  and Gary (N7ARE-1)

 


REPEATER INFORMATION:

Please see the repeater information link on the DARC home page for information on area repeaters
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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UPCOMING EVENTS:

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)

Eastern Idaho UHF Society’s
 HamFest & Computer Swapmeet.

In Idaho Falls, Idaho

 April 17, 2004

For Additional information see the following:
 
myweb.cableone.net/wa4vrv/hamfest.htm

or call:
 Jay Greenberg (Hamfest Chairman) at: 208 521-1628 evenings

 or E-mail wa4vrv@arrl.net



Silver State Classic
Clic on the link below for all the information on this road race
SILVER STATE CLASSIC ROAD RACE


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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 PM 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 send your questions, complaints and newsletter articles, etc. to: Gary Zabriskie, N7ARE