Dixie Amateur Radio Club
For The Whole Ham Family
Has anyone noticed we’ve been shy on newsletters lately? Carol Woolley (KD7BYE) did a fabulous job last year. Thanks Carol! We are now looking for someone to fill her shoes. To volunteer, please contact Travis Lofthouse, 652-8552. Guest writers are welcome. Share your expertise! Share your latest exciting contact, tell us about your new rig, write an equipment review, or whatever. What is it about amateur radio that really excites you? Want to tell us about your specialty? Submit your columns to any member of the board!
Also, to spread out the tasks, Bindy Boylin (KB6UJR) has brought the refreshments to the club meetings for the last year or so. Anyone that wants to pitch in and give her a breather is welcome to. Please contact Bindy at 688-7190.
Our Field Day coordinators this year are Dan Farwell (W8EQA), John Hunt (K7XE) and Tom Griffith (W5CNG). They would be happy to hear any of your ideas. Please be thinking of what you may be able to do to help. To volunteer to help or give any ideas, please contact one of them.
Dan Farwell (W8EQA) is also the Southern Utah coordinator for the Hamfest this year. To find out more, check out the website at http://www.utahhamfest.org/ or contact Dan at 688-1609.
General Fund $ 624.26
Repeater Fund $ 887.05
Membership Dues $15/Year
Amateur radio is alive and well on the internet. Here are a few of my favorite sites.
Do you have your personal amateur radio web page? Tell us about it so we can all check it out. Here is one from our own Dan Farwell (W8EQA): http://www.qsl.net/w8eqa/
Watch for developments at our club’s new website at http://www.dixieham.org/. Lansource has agreed to provide space for this. Thanks Tracy Peek (KB4YHB)!
To sign up to receive your newsletter by email, please send an email to email@example.com. Use this same address to volunteer to provide content, maintain or contribute to the club web page to include monthly newsletters, roster of members, repeater sites and club information.
Club meeting: Third Wednesday of every month, County Administration Building
197 East Tabernacle, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Evening Net: Sunday 8:00 p.m.
Congratulations to our new hams: John Beecher, Nicholas Beecher, and Thomas Beecher!
Thanks to the course instructor, Duane Beecher
Next test: May 24, 7:00 p.m.
Food for Thought?
The Dixie Amateur Radio Club is like any club. We want it to be of interest to its members. What can we do to make the club more interesting and valuable to you? What can we do to better promote amateur radio in our community? What is your favorite thing about being a member of the club? What topic would you like to have a guest speaker talk about? Feel free to contact any of the club officers with your suggestions, gripes, praise, ideas, whatever you can think of. The club is for each of us, let your voice be heard.
Chums Annual Bike Race
Thanks to John Hunt (K7XE), who coordinated the event, and for all the hams who participated! Special thanks to Bill Well (KJ7RA) for getting the 146.820 repeater on the air!
For Sale: Classifieds
Walt May (KA7STK) has the following HF rigs for sale: Yaesu 707 with manual, extra mic and external speaker $250. Kenwood 130 with mic and manual $350. Contact Walt at 673-2742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Officers: These are the new officers for this year.
Position Name Call Sign Phone Email
President Travis Lofthouse KD7FRN 652-8552 email@example.com
Vice President Gary Zabriskie N7ARE 674-2678 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Duane Beecher KD7HEP 635-2632
Secretary Jason Allsop KD7GQT 635-5512 email@example.com
Director Russ Bateman K7SG 628-7311 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Steve Jeppson N7WWV 674-4877 email@example.com
Director Paul Sudweeks KD7BYD 673-3041
There have been lots of inquiries and some misconceptions about the status of the local repeaters, where to find them, and how they are funded. The club as a whole has contributed very little to the maintenance and equipment involved in our local repeaters. Individual members, however, have contributed a lot! All are privately owned and funded through various sources. This is a summary of what I’ve been able to dig up. Special thanks to all those who provide and maintain the repeaters! Errors and omissions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequency Location Owned By Other
146.820- Utah Hill Wash Co./ Snowbird Link. Funded by Washington
Dean Cox County Emergency Services
146.910- Seegmiller Peak Dean Cox
145.450- Black Rock Russ Bateman Coming soon
146.640- Red Hill Russ Bateman Autopatch*, phone line paid for by Simmons Media
147.260+ Black Rock Russ Bateman
146.700- Winchester Hills Walt May
145.490- Utah Hill Tom Griffith 100 Hz Tone
449.325- Seegmiller Pk. Dean Cox
*Instructions for the autopatch “*64 ” brings it up, “#” takes it down.