Club and Radio News

MESH at Antelope Island!

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Monday, 18 April 2016
Written by Chad Rapier

I got some exciting news yesterday that I want to share with everyone. Here's an email I got from Bill Moyes yesterday regarding an addition to Antelope Island:



Just to let you know, as club president, there is now an operational 3.4 GHz mesh node at the Antelope Island repeater site.  Yesterday, 4-16-16, Alan Malan KB7YSP, Trevor Paskett K7FPV and BIll Moyes N7IE installed the node, which had been designed by Trevor.  (As you recall, Trevor did a presentation on mesh at the March club meeting.)  

It was a cold and very windy day on the island, and especially for Trevor as he installed the radio and antenna on the tower!

Thanks to Brad Wilcox, KJ7NO, Davis County Sheriff's Department, for permission to use the site, Alan for securing access to the site and helping with equipment installation, and Trevor for his extensive design and integration of the equipment and bringing this to fruition. 

Putting a node on the Island has been a dream of mine since we were first introduced to the mesh concept by Chuck Killian WB6YOK and Gerald Hasty AD7QF a few years ago.

I believe Alan is going to have the webmaster get in touch with Trevor to do an article for the club web site.  I think an article in the newsletter would be appropriate, also.

There are some deliberate limitations on coverage in the south end of the county, which we hope will be overcome with time.  But, from my perspective, the complaint of the mesh not being accessible is a thing of the past!

The AREDN node (SSID=AREDN) is on AREDN Channel 98 (3.490 GHz) with a 20 MHz bandwidth.  Several 3.4 GHz nodes in Layton have excellent connectivity with the Island node.  (Find more info on AREDN at  The node name is "K7DAV-Antelope-M3.local.mesh".


bill n7ie .. .


April Message from Chad

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Friday, 15 April 2016
Written by Chad Rapier

Happy April everyone!

March has come in like a lion and was kind of a lamb for a little bit but ended up being a cold lion again on the way out. Sort of. Let’s hope that these April showers will bring…you know…no coax shorts or corrosion.

Have you roamed about the new website yet? I can’t over-express how excited I am for this. Now we are looking at ways to make cross-posting happen between the web page and Facebook, so that one post will appear in both places. I don’t know much about this web stuff, so I am glad we have folks that do.

Just as reminder for those of you those are looking to upgrade to Extra Class license. The question pool changes this summer, so if you are going to make the leap, it wouldn’t hurt to make the leap soon. I know I’m studying.

Looking forward to a busy ham radio summer and I hope you join us in the many DCARC activities over the summer months.

Chad Rapier, DCARC President

Assistant Webmaster Wanted

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Thursday, 14 April 2016
Written by Larry Claussen

Hey all!  

I am looking for an assistant webmaster for the club website.  Are you interested in helping out?  If so send me your contact information and we can talk.  My e-mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


April 9, 2016 Club Meeting

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Friday, 01 April 2016
Written by Larry Claussen

DCARC is very happy to welcome Michelle Villegas, Emergency Management Director at Davis Hospital, who will present how the hospital interfaces with other first responders in the surrounding area.  Communication and training are invaluable to mitigate risk, task assignment, patient care and security.  Davis Hospital plays a key role in the upcoming mock disaster at Hill AFB along with the regular Air Show in June.



We will also have a speaker who will cover the Pony Express ride through Utah.

Meeting information:

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Time: 10:00 am

Place: Davis County Sheriff's Office 800 W. State St Farmington, Utah 84025


Don't forget many of us meet at Golden Corral in Layton at 0800


Website Tip - Classified Ads

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Thursday, 31 March 2016
Written by Larry Claussen

Did you know that the DCARC website has a Classified Ads section for our registered users?  Yep we sure do.  If you log into with your user name and password you will find the link to the Classified Ads section by clicking on the drop down menu under Our Club.  Currently the link is at the bottom of the drop down menu.  Please keep your ads consistent with what other members may be interested in to help them enjoy the hobby.  If you have any questions about this feature please feel free to contact me.

Thank you to our Sponsors!