Category: Education
Published: Saturday, 04 August 2018
Written by Craige Olson


Dear Bountiful City District Emergency Coordinators and Communicators.


We are pleased to announce in response to interest from many of our Districts another Technician license course. Bountiful City’s emphasis on amateur radio as the primary communications link to the districts in case of an emergency requires radio operators for each District.  Additionally, many districts would like to use amateur radio to communicate within their districts in an emergency.  Because of these considerations, there has been considerable interest in classes to help interested individuals get their Technician Class license.

 The last class we offered had a pass rate of about 95%.  This is an intensive class, but we have broken it down into 4 classes of about 2 hours each, with a fifth final evening in Clearfield, where the test will be administered.  There is no charge for the class, but the final licensing session requires a test fee of $15.


Class Particulars:

Davis County Amateur Radio Club Technician Class License Course

Sponsored by the Bountiful City Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Council

August 9, 16, 23 and 30th, 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm at the Davis County Metro Fire Station #81, 255 South 100 West, Bountiful, Utah 84010

License Exam September 5th, 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm in Clearfield City Offices, 55 South State Street, Clearfield, Utah 84015

No fee for the class, $15 license exam fee on September 5th, a Technician Class license manual or internet study would be helpful in preparing for the test as well.

To pre-register for this class or for any questions, please contact Gary Johnson at 801-558-3552 or Cacey Bowen at 801-809-7590.

Bountiful Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Council


Twitter: @Bountiful_Prep




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".

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