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Dixie Amateur Radio Club, Inc.Utah's "Dixie" is located in southwestern Utah

History of the Dixie Amateur Radio Club


The Dixie Amateur Radio Club was founded in March of 1976. Some of the original founders were Ed Groves, K7WG,  Orville Wright, Dean Cox, NR7K, Bart Anderson, K7EDU, and George Mackley, WI7E.
The club first met at the old Post Office on Tabernacle St. in downtown St. George.

The DARC now owns three repeaters:
  •          The 146.64 machine donated by Russ Bateman, K7SG
  •          The 145.49 repeater purchased from Tom Griffith, W5CNG. 
  •         The 145.45 donated by Russ Bateman with substantial help from Bill Well, W7WFW.  
It should be noted that Jim Wilson, N7JW, donated the club’s very first repeater.

The Dixie Amateur Radio Club is once again an ARRL affiliated club and uses its Vanity call sign W7DRC for Field Day and other events.   The Dixie Amateur Radio Club has been involved with the St. George Marathon for more than 20 years. This event has grown to include more than 6,000 runners.   We are all proud to carry on this organizations long history committed to public service.


The Dixie Amateur Radio Club  has many happenings that should be recorded for historical purposes.  We have created a story archive page with the most recent archived stories shown at the top of that page.  Click on this LINK to view the story archive page.

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