Tony Habovstak, WA7KKN, of Layton passed away on Saturday, March 18th,
from cancer. He is survived by his wife, Barbara.
A Memorial is scheduled for Friday, March 24th, from 9:00 a.m. until
10:50 a.m., with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Both will be held at
the Chelsie Park 2nd Ward (Major Meadows) Chapel, 2150 S 800 E, Clearfield.
Tony was active on HF and in the Layton West District MESH. He loved to
ragchew on HF phone. Tony had recently retired from the railroad safety
industry. He was an engineer who owned his own design and manufacturing
company which built emergency braking systems for trains.
He will be missed!
Utah Digital Communications Conference March 25, 2017 at
410 West 9800 South, Sandy, UT 84070
I would like to encourage all of you who are considering attending this
event to please sign up on line now to help the organizers get a better
idea of the numbers attending. This is definitely and event you will
not want to miss! I hope to see you there.
The conference will be a fusion of amateur radio communications and
maker topics. Amateur radio is the pioneer of digital modes. This
conference will focus on the amateur radio hobby that surrounds
utilizing digital modes. Current emerging topics such as digital modes
for emergency communications and making your own electronics will be
I got APRS, Now What?
Winlink: Getting Started
DMR, D-Star, Fusion, and P25 Universal Modem for Ham Radio
Getting started with DMR
Introduction to D-Star
D-Star set-up and administration
Introduction to 3D Design and Printing
Introduction to D-Star
Arduino - Introduction
Use of Digital Radio in Emergency Response
Getting started with MESH
Getting started with FLDIGI
Digital Modes on HF
Getting started with Raspberry
ARRL Utah Section
Section Manager: Melvin T Parkes, NM7P
March 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM with a break for lunch between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM at the Taylorsville City Hall, 2600 West Taylorsville Blvd. Tarylorsville, UT.
This is a full day specialized training session broken into two parts. In the morning will be Effective Net Control Operator training including best practices and functional guidelines. In the afternoon will be how to be an event communications coordinator including the use of Google Docs, Working with Event Directors, what are your responsibilities and duties, knowing the law, and best practices to make the event as smooth as possible for the volunteers.
These are specialized classes developed by folks who have been supporting events in the area for many years. We are in dire need of additional Net Control operators and Event Communications Coordinators as there are simply more and more events being put on that could use our help and not enough of us trained to help them. It is in our (HAM Radio Operators) best interest to work with and be available for as many of these public service events as possible or we will find that we simply won't be asked to assist again or, worse yet, we won't have had enough real time practice working in real life situations to be of any assistance when "the big one" hits and our communities need us.
These classes are open to any licensed HAM radio operator of any license class. You do not need to be a General or Extra to be a Net Control Operator or Event Coordinator, you just need the motivation to help and stay on task.
There will be a $25 charge for the class. To sign up for the class follow this link:
out forward this email to them.
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