February 10, 2018 Club meeting

Category: Club and Radio News Published: Thursday, 01 February 2018 Written by Craige Olson

 The Moab 240 ultra race lasts 53 (1st place) to 110 hours (last place). The amateur radio volunteers have the opportunity to communicate from very beautiful and very remote locations. Come hear how they do it with no electrical outlets and in the middle of some scenic canyons for 110 hours.

 

One of those volunteers is: Edward Jones N7RTG. He received a BA from BYU, has been a Ham since 1991 and has a General Class license. He lived in Mexico and Texas speaking Spanish for 2.5 years. He worked 15 years at BYU designing and supervising the operation of sound systems.

He then worked 20 years for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints designing acoustic, sound and video systems for domestic and international church buildings. He trained local engineers in international areas.

He has been a consultant in acoustics and technology systems since 2003 to present.

Ed is the father of 8 children grandfather of 18 grandchildren. His hobbies and interests include family, off-road 4WD exploring, backpacking, fishing, shooting, and ham radio.

He enjoys developing abilities in providing communications systems for ultra races: Kat’cina Mosa 100 K, Tahoe 200, Bryce Canyon 100, Moab 240.

Please join us Saturday February 10th at 10 am for the monthly club meeting (the second Saturday – as always) at the Davis County Sheriff’s Office meeting room. Enter from the Northwest parking lot across the street from the Cinemark Theatre. Look for a lot of civilian vehicles with antennas

As always you are invited to the get-together before the meeting at the Golden Coral in Layton at 8 AM.

Directions to parking lot

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