Hawaii False Alarm

Category: Education
Published: Friday, 16 February 2018
Written by Craige Olson

A recent NBC News Left Field report asserted that hams "could save our lives" in a disaster. A team from NBC News' nascent digital news unit Left Field was in Hawaii to visit with some radio amateurs to produce a report when the false nuclear missile alert happened on January 13. Left Field's report points out how much we rely on cell phones and 21st century technology...and what we would do if these suddenly were no longer available. Amateur Radio operators "are standing at the ready and may save us all," NBC Left Field said in the tease to its YouTube version of its report. Accessible directly from NBC News, the report, with Left Field's Jacob Soboroff, runs 7:22. "Ham radio is one of the ways you'd be able to hear what's happening," when conventional telecommunications systems fail, Soboroff told his viewers. Among those interviewed in the piece are ARRL Section Manager Joe Speroni, AH0A, and Assistant Section Manager Kevin Bogan, AH6QO. NBC News says its Left Field unit "is a new internationally minded video troupe that makes short, creative documentaries and features specially designed for social media and set-top boxes."

Utah Digital Communications Conference

Category: Education
Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018
Written by Craige Olson

Early Bird Registration

Join us for the 2nd annual Utah Digital Communications Conference being held March 24th, 2018 in Sandy, Utah. This conference focuses on the amateur radio hobby digital side of the house. Great topics are planned this year including:

  • Amateur radio satellite communications
  • DMR - How to get on the network
  • DMR - Creating your first codeplug
  • Design your own printed circuit board
  • MESH/AREDN - Hands On Getting Started
  • MESH/AREDN - Advanced topics
  • Computer Control of your radio's via Linux/Raspberry Pi
  • Cyber Security for amateur radio devices
  • LoRa Radio - for internet of things
  • 3D Printing for amateur radio goboxes, antennas, and around the shack
  • Digital modes for field day


*More topics coming as presenter proposals are finalized

Register before February 24th to get early bird pricing and eligible for early bird prize drawing. You can register online at

March License Class

Category: Education
Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018
Written by Craige Olson

March 2nd 6-9pm and 3rd 8am - 5pm Technician class

Taylorsville City Hall, 2600 West Taylorsville Blvd

Cost is $45 and includes instruction book, snacks, door prizes and exam fee.


If this link does not work to register contact Garth Wiscombe W7PS

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Extra class in Orem (you must have passed Technician and General first)

Tuesdays: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, and 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 each night at the Orem Public Safety Traffic Training Room, 95 E Center St. Sign up for $10 at (the online schedule shows it goes to 9:00 pm, but that's a typo.)




March 17th

South Jordan

Free one day Technician class 

$14 for exam


Registration closes March 11th.

Layton Technician Course

Category: Education
Published: Thursday, 01 February 2018
Written by Craige Olson

02/03/2018 - 03/17/2018

Layton Technician license

10:00 am to noon with 7 sessions

Pre-registration is required and the fee is $29.00 for the ARRL Technician manual

Exams are not given at this class.

Contact Robert R. Gibby KE7TYX


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Oakhills LDS Church

1410 East Gentile Street

Layton, UT 84040


PLEASE CONTACT Robert  BEFORE classes start so that ARRL manuals can be obtained for your use.  They will be using the ARRL course materials that have been revised to reflect the current license test question pool. Sessions will last 2 hours with a break in the middle. Past class participants have been highly successful in becoming licensed and knowledgeable beginning "Hams".

DCARC License Course

Category: Education
Published: Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Written by Craige Olson

The Davis County Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring a Technician Licensing Course.  It will be held in the lower level of the Layton City building located at 437 N Wasatch Drive, Layton, Utah, 84041.

There is no cost to take the class.  We will be using the Technician License Course book by Stu Turner. The books sell for $21.95 plus shipping if you order them online.

The class starts on 24 January, 2018 every Wednesday evening thru 28 February from 6:00 – 8:30 PM for 6 weeks.


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