THE DIXIE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB NEWSLETTER
JULY 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

 

DIXIE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB call sign is W7DRC. We sponsor two repeaters:
145.49- (100 Hz tone) and 146.64-. Our Sunday evening net is held on 146.91-.

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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!

MARK THAT ON YOUR CALENDAR: JULY 16th AT 7:00 PM!

Be sure to tune in next month for a full Field Day report with pictures!

 


 

DIXIE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB BANK BALANCE: $1451.36

 

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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.

ARRL Trademark and logo courtesy ARRL

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

FIELD DAY, THIS WEEKEND.  JUNE 28-29 AT SANTA CLARA PARK.  DINNER AT 6:00 PM.


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

 


Varsity Scouts On Target

 

Here is another great opportunity to show off Ham Radio to our youth!
The Varsity Scouts On Target exercise is July 19, 2003. Official signalling time is 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Teams will be on several local peaks and many teams do not have amateur radio operators lined up to go with them! Several peaks are drive up (Utah Hill and Seegmiller) and others like Pine Valley would require a hike (overnight most likely). I would like to coordinate as much as possible any hams that would like to volunteer and get them in touch with Scout teams that are going to participate.

Here are some interesting links:

-CLICK HERE for the Ham Radio operator's role in On Target-

-CLICK HERE for the National On Target website-

-CLICK HERE for Utah National Parks On Target website-

If folks at home would like to get involved, they can watch mountain tops for mirror flashes as boys try to flash their home, and perhaps even flash them back! They can also listen in on repeaters and the suggested simplex frequencies. Casey and I are going with groups, and there is plenty of room for help if anyone would like to go with a team and introduce some youth to Ham Radio!

Thank you

Travis Lofthouse KD7FRN

SUGGESTED SIMPLEX FREQUENCIES FOR ON TARGET:
U.S. APRS Packet Frequency: