Author: Dan Farwell


    President: Ron Sappington WI7Z V.P.: Dan Farwell W8EQA

Secretary: Mike Wellhoff KC7HGA Treasurer:Travis Lofthouse KD7FRN

      Board of Directors: Casey Lofthouse, Travis Lofthouse, Duane Beecher


Many of you are hopefully receiving this newsletter by e-mail. Those of you who don’t normally attend the club meetings or check into our DARC Sunday evening net

may have wondered just what was happening with the radio club.

Thus far 2002 has been a very good year for the DARC! We have become an ARRL

affiliated club again after many years. The club now manages two St George area repeaters the 146.64- machine and the 145.49- (100 Hz) repeater.

We also now have a new vanity club call sign W7DRC.

We have a new club meeting location. It’s on the third floor of the Student Services building at Dixie College right next to the Dixie College radio and TV stations.

Park in the 100 South college parking lot near the old Harmon’s Grocery building.

Proceed south to the Student Services Building and take the elevator to the third floor. There will be a talk-in available to the club site on 146.91- prior to the meeting.

Our Sunday evening net also meets on 146.91-. During daylight savings time the net meets at 8:00 PM and at 7:00 PM during the rest of the year.

The club dues are still only $15.00 and are due at the first of each calendar year.


                                        UPCOMING EVENTS

May 4-5 2002:                                                  May 24-25, 2002:

10-10 International Spring Contest                     CQ WW WPX Contest

Details pp 104 QST May 2002                             Details pp 102 QST March 2002


May 11-12, 2002                                              June 22-23, 2002:

Nevada QSO Party                                             ARRL Annual Field Day

Oregon QSO Party

FISTS Spring Sprint                                           July 13-14, 2002

Details pp 104 QST May 2002                             ARRL Rocky Mountain Convention

                                                                       And Hamfest. Bryce Canyon, UT

May 15, 2002

DARC Meeting 7:00 PM



Ahhh, springtime and a young man’s (or woman’s) fancy turns to outdoor activities like Field day. Yes, it’s true

it’s now less than two months to the next ARRL Field Day.

This year the DARC will have its annual celebration at the Santa Clara

Park in the pavilion adjoining the public restroom. Make your plans now to get in on the fun, June 22 & 23 and bring a friend!!

Speaking of the great outdoors, there are few places in Utah more beautiful than Bryce Canyon National Park in July.

This year the Utah Hamfest organization will host the third annual

ARRL Rocky Mountain Convention and Hamfest at Ruby’s Inn in Bryce Canyon, Utah. The Keynote speaker will be none other than Jim Haynie, the president of the ARRL. There will be a world class special event station and lots of interesting and informative seminars and events. Check out their web site, make your room reservations and register for the free drawings early.






CONSIDERATE…never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.


LOYAL…offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.


PROGRESSIVE…with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.


FRIENDLY…slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.


BALANCED…radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.


PATRIOTIC…station and skill always ready for service to country and community.


The original Amateurs Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.



Favorite Websites



Many thanks to Steve Jeppson for his interesting solar panel project

at the last club meeting,

Make plans now to attend the meeting on May 15, 2002 when Walt May will give a presentation on the new IRLP internet relay project.

Don’t miss this one!!

Making Your PC ATOMIC !!

Last month I included a web site to help keep you all on time.

This is a Java clock and the site performance wasn’t perfect.

I found another site (pp 63 May, 2002, QST) that promised to automatically adjust your pc to the National Institute Standard Time

(NIST). However I couldn’t get the link to ever produce the site, so I hunted around a little and finally found one that works (and it’s FREE)!

Just download this program (212 k bytes). I put it in my program files.

After it downloads select UTC-Colorado as the time source and synchronize. It takes only seconds and will correct your PC clock to ATOMIC time whenever you want as long as you’re on line.

A shortcut on your desktop will encourage you to use this regularly.

Hope you give this a try- happy hunting - and send me your favorite ham sites…

Dan Farwell