Club and Radio News

Club Meeting Dec 2017

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Monday, 20 November 2017
Written by Craige Olson

December Club Meeting December 2017

 

The meeting will be December 9th (the second Saturday – as always) at the Davis County Sheriffs Office meeting room. Enter from the Northwest parking lot.

 

December is our final club meeting for the year and as always we hold elections for club officers, showoff homebrew projects and have our Pre-Christmas radio raffle.  

If you would like to serve as an officer please contact one of the current officers or just show up and give an idea (short speech) to the members of what you would like to do.

Bring your homebrew project in and show off your creativity.  These have always been helpful to many members of our club and who knows what someone else will create because of your idea.

This year we will raffle a Yeasu FTM 3200 DR/DE Digital that can be used with our new repeaters plus a Yeasu FT-70DR/DE. Tickets are two for $5.00 or four for $10.00.

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

Mt Ogden Repeater Update

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Saturday, 04 November 2017
Written by K7ZZQ

The Mt Ogden Repeater 146.900 now uses a DCS tone of 122.  The Pl tone of 123 will no longer work, you must reprogram your radios in order to use it going forward.  

All radios supporting the Northern Utah Hospital Coalition must make that change in the near future.

Johnny- K7ZZQ

Code Red and Battery Information

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Thursday, 28 September 2017
Written by K7ZZQ

CODE RED Emergency Notification System

Posted: 27 Sep 2017 10:44 PM PDT

Code Red is an emergency notification system that includes cell phones that has widespread use through the USA. It is similar to the Reverse 911 system that works only with you land line phone.


This link explains the mobile apps available for Code Red and has links to download it.
     https://www.onsolve.com/solutions/products/codered/mobile-alert-app/codered-mobile-apps-download/

This link is for online registration with the system where you can customize the alerts you will get.
     https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/es/BFB7CC4C6C0A

BATTERY INFORMATION

Posted: 27 Sep 2017 10:28 PM PDT

Here is some information on LiFePO4 batteries.

LiFePO4 vs AGM You Tube video -  The video shows a load test comparison between the two types of batteries. At the end of the video there is a cost to own comparison.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg434K0gHeQ

The LiFePO4 battery in the video came from A123 Systems. However, after reviewing A123 Systems website I could not find the battery used in the video or any battery that appeared to be suitable for ham radio use. However, I did not email them to ask for information.
         http://www.a123systems.com/lithium-battery.htm


Bioenno Power also has LiFePO4 batteries and their site is "ham friendly". Bioenno also has solar panels suitable for portable operation.
         https://www.bioennopower.com/

One thing to keep in mind when considering cost is that these batteries come with built-in the charge controller/overload/over discharge protection circuitry. A charger suitable for AGM will also charge LiFePO4 batteries that have a built-in charge controller circuitry.

Thanks to Dave Harris K7PDW for gathering this information.

Digital Communications Conference

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Monday, 06 March 2017
Written by K7ZZQ

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
presented.

SESSION TOPICS 

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
Advanced MESH
Getting started with FLDIGI
Digital Modes on HF
Getting started with Raspberry 


http://www.utah-dcc.org/


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Net Control Class

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Monday, 20 February 2017
Written by K7ZZQ for KE7NZA
Effective Net Control Operations / How to be an Event Communications Coordinator Training Class

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:

https://goo.gl/forms/aMOoCUPzVMnphyMy2
 
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If you know someone who is a newer HAM who might be interested in helping
out forward this email to them.

Visit the new UtahSAG web site

To keep up to date with the events head to the UtahSAG Events Facebook page
 
To see when the Salt Lake Area W5YI group will be holding test sessions or other special events go to their Facebook Events page
Please pass the word about UtahSAG around to everyone you know.  We are trying our best to raise funds to pay for new equipment to support events, maintain existing equipment by passing funds to the repeater trustees for events we work on, and getting new equipment for the Utah Weather Service office to replace their stolen and non-working equipment.  Donations can be made at the GoFundMe page. 
Mickey
KE7NZA
 

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