THE DIXIE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB NEWSLETTER
MAY 2003

Dixie Amateur Radio Club

President: Dan Farwell W8EQA - Vice President: Casey Lofthouse KD7HUS
Secretary: Charles Hardy KD7RZF - Treasurer: Travis Lofthouse KD7FRN
Board Members: Duane Beecher W7BN, Al Mott K7WAM, Ron Sappington WI7Z


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The Dixie Amateur Radio Club meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM in the
old Harmon's building at 55 South and 900 East in St. George.

There is a Volunteer Examiner test session prior to each club meeting at 6:00 PM. The VE
test fee for 2003 is $12.00.

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


The DARC membership and dues are still only $15.00 yearly

Please make your checks payable to "DARC" and mail them to the club address:
Dixie Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 422
Santa Clara, UT 84765

THE DARC IS AN ARRL AFFILIATED CLUB


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DON'T MISS OUR NEXT MEETING! Ron Sappington WI7Z will present a talk on traffic handling.

MARK THAT ON YOUR CALENDAR: MAY 21st AT 7:00 PM!



DIXIE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB BANK BALANCE: $1371.36


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DARC MEMBER PROFILE: CHARLES HARDY KD7RZF

Charles Hardy was born July 13th, 1957 in Henderson, Nevada and was raised in his current home town of LaVerkin, Utah.

With the help of Dick Beckham and Don Ming he was first licensed in May of 1990 as KB7LDC. Charles has recently upgraded to General and now has the call sign KD7RZF. He currently holds the office of Secretary for the DARC!
His current equipment is a Kenwood TS-50, MFJ-948 antenna tuner to a G5RV antenna. He also has a 2 meter rig made by Radio Shack and an Azden 440 MHz transceiver. Chuck is fascinated by the new digital modes including: PSK-31, SSTV, IRLP and some of the old standbys like fox hunting. He dreams of someday operating CW (especially QRP) and would love to see a local repeater in place in the Hurricane area.

Chuck and his wife Debbie have been married 22 years and have six children: Russell 19, Tana 11, Tami 10, Chris 8, Katie 6 and Becky 2 years old!

One of Chuck's favorite subjects is science which he teaches for the Washington County School District at the Hurricane Middle School. He sponsors a small school ham club which has regular license classes and an operating HF/VHF/UHF station. The club is called the "Hamsters" and their callsign is KD7TZO! Congratulations Chuck and keep those young hams coming!

CQ CQ FROM KD7TZO!


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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.
Some of the great resources that the ARRL offers members and non-members alike is the new on-line Certification and Continuing Education Program.   Click HERE for CCE info. Certification and Continuing Education Program

ARRL Trademark and logo courtesy ARRL

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

AES Hamfest: 4640 S. Polaris Ave., Las Vegas, NV- First Saturday of every
month starts at 7:00 AM.


2003 ARRL Rocky Mountain Convention: May 30-31, 2003
Estes Park, CO. -Click HERE for Information-


The DARC Field Day: June 28-29 at Santa Clara Park.


Utah Hamfest at Ruby's Inn, Bryce Canyon, UT: July 11-13
-Click HERE for Information-



Fort Tuthill Hamfest, Flagstaff, AZ: July 25-27
-Click HERE for Information-


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Don't forget the DARC Sunday evening net!

DON'T FORGET THE NET! The DARC Sunday evening net meets at 8 PM during daylight savings time. SEE YOU THERE!


Please send your questions, complaints and encouragements to: Dan Farwell W8EQA