Dixie Amateur Radio Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month
(with the exception of December) at 7:00 PM
April DARC Club Meeting will NOT
be held at the
Five County Association of Governments Building.
It will instead be held at the new Dixie Regional Medical Center on River Road.
PLEASE SEE THE CLUB MEETING INFO BELOW
Volunteer Examiner (VE) test session will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2004
at 6:00 P.M. at the regular FCAOG Office building location:
1070 West 1600 South, Building B
Tonaquint Center Business Park
St. George, Utah
FCAOG building will be open at 5:30 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.
MISS OUR NEXT CLUB MEETING!
THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR:
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
DIXIE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
River Road Campus
1380 East Medical Center Drive
(Just off of River Road )
APRIL LETTER FROM THE
Dear DARC Members:
I'm very excited to announce the agenda for our next DARC Club meeting!
We are to be given a
private tour of the New Dixie Regional Medical Center on our regularly
scheduled meeting date and time.
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 7:00 PM.
Please plan to arrive for the
meeting at the hospital a little early so we can pass security and
Please arrive at the West parking lot as close to the building as reasonable. We will gather at the North Entrance.(West Parking lot side adjacent to the IHC Medical facility). I will monitor the 146.91 repeater for talk-in.
We will meet outside and call our security contact who will escort us to the Sundance Conference Room where the Hospital will provide refreshments.
After a very short
formal meeting we will commence our tour of this fabulous facility.
My thanks to Ron Sappington WI7Z and Bill Axelgard, Head of Safety and Security at the Hospital for making this possible!
We will still offer
the same day, April 21, 2004 at 6:00 PM, a Volunteer Exam session at
our regular meeting place at the Five County Association of Governments
Office Building at 1070 W. 1600 South, Building B. This will be
held in the Executive Conference Room just across the hall from the
employee break room.
Many thanks to our V.P. David Owens KD7VNH and Casey Lofthouse KD7HUS for handling the very successful Cholla Challenge Mountain Bike race sponsored by the Red Rock Bicycle Shop in St George. And thanks to the hams who spent a good part of the day to participate. There was a lot of interest generated by our competent activity and at least one more request for our future communications aid at still another cycling event!
"THE GREAT RACE" at
Dixie State College (April 2, 2004) was a great success and we will be
better prepared for next years event.
Many thanks for all who helped- it's very gratifying to see so many of you offer your time and energy to support the club and help our community!
Our next scheduled event will be Saturday May 1, 2004, 8:00 AM. It is "The Diabetes Walk".
There will be an orientation and training meeting for all volunteers on April 27, 2004 from 7-9 PM at the FairField Inn.
Please e-mail me if
you are planning to work that event and would like to come to the
training session. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We have a confirmation for May's meeting and our guest speaker will be the ARRL Section Manager Mel Parkes from Salt Lake City.
Please check out the
Club Activivities Link on the main web page
for ingformation on activities coming up this year.
Washington County Sheriff's Dept. has announced the theft recovery of a
Yaesu Amateur HT and charger. If you have lost such a unit please
contact Officer Zubal at Washington County Sheriff's Department.
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
FOR SALE ITEMS:
I have a 44 ft Texas Tower crank up mast, heavy duty like
new. It's heavy square tubing model, that retracts too I
think about 12 ft when down. it has a winch mounted on the
side near bottom, and the darn thing just glides up, and
down. I paid $1, 650 + $285 motor freight, I would like
about $500.00 if possible, but don't want to leave it here
for the summer, so hope someone need's it, and make's a offer.
Also have a Texas
tower model MA-40 40 Foot. $999.95 SALE QST
The thing is supporting, but has house- wall bracket.
Steve Kimber, W7VEW
Tri-Ex 60 foot crank
up tower with new base. VGC $395 (OBO)
Tri-Ex 40 crank up tower w/o base $125 (OBO)
US Tower: Two tubular crank up towers 40 foot one complete with
Base and hardware- $295 (OBO) Second unit without base $100 (OBO)
Used tri-band beam (3 element-as is-BO)
Cushcraft R-7 Vertical (as is- BO)
Dan Farwell W8EQA
95 N 2300 E
St George, UT 84790
HAPPENINGS AND OTHER DARC NEWS
Clic on the link below for all the information on this road race
SILVER STATE CLASSIC ROAD RACE
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
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 Before the end of
April. We will not post your e-mail address unless you give
implicit permission to do so. If you want your e-mail address as well
as cellular phone numbers listed on the site please e-mail Gary
Packet Radio Revival
This information from Walt,
The following Hams are active, some more or less, some barely.
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.
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REGULARLY OCCURING ACTIVITIES:
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)
|THE SUNDAY NIGHT NET
MEETS AT 8:00 P.M. MDT 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.