Club and Radio News

January 2017 Meeting Speakers

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Thursday, 29 December 2016
Written by Joe Giraudo

The next meeting will be held on January 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Davis County Sheriff's Office in Farmington.

The program will include two back to basics presentations which should prove invaluable to new operators and should be interesting to veteran presenters as well.

Our first presenter will be Mel Parkes, NM7P the ARRL Section Manager for Utah.  Mel will discuss the ARRL Field Organization, what it is comprised of, how it functions, and available volunteer opportunities. Mel will also give us an update on current events as they relate to amateur radio.

Our second presenter will Be Gary Davis, KE7MQF, the ARRL Emergency Coordinator for Davis County.  Gary will speak about the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).  He will discuss how it operates, training opportunities and how it co-exists with the Radio Amateur Emergency Service (RACES).


I look forward to seeing you there!


Joe Giraudo - N7JEH

Ham Radio Technician Class

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Friday, 02 December 2016
Written by Spencer Mark

The Davis County Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring a Technician Licensing Class.

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 but the Davis County Amateur Radio Club is selling them for only $20.00.

The class starts on 5 January 2017 every Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:30 PM thru 28 February 2017.

For more information or to buy a book contact Spencer Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

December Radio Prize

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Monday, 21 November 2016
Written by K7ZZQ

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 be at the meeting and give a short speech to the members.

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 Wouxun-9D dual band with crossband repeat.  Tickets are two for $5.00 or five for $10.00.

There will be no ARES Net this week but I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.



Davis Cup Operations Packets Now Available

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Written by Douglas Ingram

If you have volunteered to help at the Davis Cup event Tuesday, Thank You!  We're excited you are a part of this great event. The operations packets are now available for download.  Check your email or visit The packets include operations instructions, position responsibilities, radio operator schedules and performer schedules.  The parking packet includes all the maps.  Please print these out for your use at the Cup. Also, a reminder that the Davis Cup will begin earlier this year.  Operators will need to be in position by 08:00 AM.  The first school is scheduled to arrive at 08:15 AM. Feel free to contact me with questions. Douglas Ingram, 801-725-1953, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. P.S. Special thanks to Johnny Razui for his continued work with Davis Cup.  Johnny is out of town and we will miss his presence at The Cup.

Repeater Update

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Monday, 03 October 2016
Written by Larry Claussen

This information is provided by Alan Malan (KB7YSP)

The 2m repeater on 147.04 with a tone of 123 is now C4FM capable.
You can use your Yaesu fusion radio with the 04 repeater and / or use 
your regular FM radio with the same repeater.
Give it a try and check out the capabilities.
Do some experimenting.
But above all, have some fun with it.
You will notice there is no courtesy tone, or hourly announcements.
Those will come later.

Just FYI:
Other news at the antelope island repeater site that the sheriffs 
office let's us use.
The sheriff's office has installed new solar panels and a new generator.
There is still work going on with that project but it's looking good.
Alan Malan

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