AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Dixie Amateur Radio Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month
(with the exception of December) at 7:00 PM
July DARC Club Meeting will be held at the
Five County Association of Governments Building.
PLEASE SEE THE CLUB MEETING INFO BELOW
Volunteer Examiner (VE) test session will be held on Wednesday, July
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
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, July 21, 2004
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
FIVE COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS
Tonaquint Center Office Building
1070 West 1600 South, Building B
(Just off of Dixie Drive)
for a map and driving directions to the meeting.
Note that the new Santa Clara River bridge crossing from Hilton Drive
to Dixie Drive is almost complete and may be open by the meeting date!
happening at the July meeting?
July meeting will
be a special presentation on Emergency Preparedness. This presentation,
by Ron Sappington, WI7Z ,
promises to be both informative and timely. With events of recent months (various local wildfires) and the current dire situation in Western
Nevada, and the potential that still exists here,
this meeting will is one not to miss. Ron' a great asset to
our region with his knowledge and skills in this subject. Ron has
a reputation as a good presenter of information in a way we can all
comprehend and make use of. Please bring a pencil or pen and
come prepared to learn.
encouraged to attend the DARC Meetings!
Let's have a great
turnout for our meetings!!
JULY LETTER FROM THE
DEAR DARC MEMEBRS:
SAPPINGTON WILL BE GIVING A PRESENTATION AT THE JULY MEETING ON
I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE TIME TO GET MY TOP TEN SHACK TOURS PRESENTATION
READY TO SHOW THEN.
I'M GOING THROUGH ALL KEN GULLEY'S ESTATE STUFF AND IN MY THIRD DAY-
ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH.
SOME WILL GO ONTO QTH.COM OR EHAM.NET AND THE REST TO AES AUGUST 7TH.
(I'LL SEND A LIST-NEXT WEEK OR SO THAT GARY, N7ARE WILL SEND OUT
TO EVERYONE ON THE E-MAILING LIST).
ALSO PLEASE SEE THE GUEST CORRESPONDENCE FROM
WALT, KA7STK, (BELOW IN THIS NEWSLETTER) TALKING ABOUT HIS
ECHO-IRLP AND APRS
I JUST ORDERED A GPS UNIT AND HOPE TO GET INVOLVED WITH THIS FUN REAL
THE CLUB HAS 30 DAYS TO SUBMIT THE FIELD DAY APPLICATION. GARY,
N7ARE AND I MAY NOT HAVE A
TALLEY BY MEETING TIME BUT WE WILL PUT THE RESULTS IN THE NEXT
NEWSLETTER. THE SSB STATION MADE 600 QSO's IN THE 24 HOUR PERIOD.
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
ARRL Southwest Division Convention
Phoenix, Arizona - August 27-29, 2004
Bob Peterson, W7UT, passed along
this information on an upcoming hamfest in Phoenix along with a
web link to thier web site for information:
<<<<<< This looks to be one
of the better hamfests in the area, although I'm not too sure Phoenix
in August is such a great idea - hi!!
(Webmaster Note: Phoenix
heat can't be THAT much more intolerable than Utah's Dixie.... Hot is
you haven't paid your dues yet for this year, please help support the
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
DARC IS AN ARRL AFFILIATED CLUB
President: Dan Farwell W8EQA
Vice President: David Owens KD7VNH
Secretary: Gary Zabriskie N7ARE
Treasurer: Gordon Shipley KD7SGN
Casey Lofthouse KD7HUS
Chuck Hardy KD7RZF
Mark Sherbert KM7DX
By Walt May, KA7STK
Thought would let you know that I finally have EchoIRLP on one computer
now (IRLP-3310) (KA7STK-L) is the echolink part of it (when I have
it turned on). Dean Cox has been evidently working on his IRLP-
3575 that is always on 146.91- (our local repeater) but doesn't appear
to be completed yet. I also set up a conference on my new windows
computer in town for EchoLink only, node 88660 (KA7STK-R) which you may
be able each Sunday nite ( if I connect it to Dean's EchoIRLP that is
on 146.91-) come into the club net with EchoLink (you will have to
connect up with the conference EchoLink, KA7STK-R). I dont
think Dean has his completed yet so I will use KB6EVD-L (MY MOM'S) to
tie the KA7STK-R to 146.91- tonight just prior to the 8 pm
net to see how it works. You might sign in at the end of the net
and see if anything works. If Dean had his EchoIRLP up and going, and
if I hadn't prior to the net connected my KA7STK-R to his node, you
could check into the net (or into 146.91 anytime during the day) by
connecting to IRLP - 3575, HOWEVER, if you connected to this node via
IRLP, it would only let the first person connected be the only one that
could use it- that is why I have planned to connect my Echo conference
to it prior to net so several of you could connect to the net. My kpc3+
on web hill (node DIXIE) will also let you connect to TELPAC by
connecting to KA7STK-10, and it will also accept any APRS/gps unproto
packets from trackers sent to RELAY and pass them into the internet
(also on 145.01). Just playing around! 73s, Walt
AND OTHER DARC NEWS
Please see the repeater information link on the DARC home page for information on
you have more current information on repeaters in the area, including
surrounding areas such as
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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)
forget the DARC Sunday evening net!
||THE SUNDAY NIGHT NET
MEETS AT 8:00 P.M. MDT ON THE 146.91 REPEATER
The DIXIE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
call sign is W7DRC
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.
HAM RADIO CARTOON
Please send your questions, complaints, newsletter articles, ham gear,
and anything but your troubles
to: Gary Zabriskie, N7ARE