Club and Radio News

Carol McWherter SK

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Written by Craige Olson

Carol Farnsworth


9/20/1949 ~ 8/14/2018

Carol passed away on August 14, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 20, 1949 to Theron and Donna Farnsworth in Salt Lake City. Carol attended Jordan High School and University of Utah. She met her sweetheart Eugene McWherter while square dancing and were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 16, 1973. Carol served 35 years with the U.S. Military as a Support Tech. She was heavily involved with Ham Radio communications and as a Boy Scout Leader. Carol was always working on a craft.

Survived by her three sisters Marsha (Brian) Smith; Nancy (Brad) Ball; Connie Harris; brother-in-law Kerry Smith; 17 nieces and nephews; and 38 adopted grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister Sharon Smith; and nephew Stewart Smith. 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 18th at 2:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. Friends may call upon the family during the viewings on Friday, August 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and again on Saturday, August 18th from 1:00 to 1:45 PM. Online condolences at



Published in Deseret News on Aug. 16, 2018


Swap Meet and September Club Meeting

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Saturday, 11 August 2018
Written by Craige Olson

You are invited to a Swap Meet and Club Meeting Saturday September 15 (the 3rd Saturday instead of the regular 2nd Saturday). It will be at the pavilion on the Southeast Corner of the South Davis Recreation Center (next to the junior high). Also known as the 4th North Park. We will start at 8:30 am and end at noon. Bring the radio stuff you would like to sell and come check out the radio stuff others have for sale. The club bookstore will be open.

Technician Course Announcement

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Saturday, 04 August 2018
Written by Spencer Mark


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

It will be held in South Davis Metro Fire Station # 81, 255 S 100 W, Bountiful, Utah 84010.

There is no cost to take the course.

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.

The course starts on 9 August 2018 every Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:30 PM thru 30 August 2018.

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

The 12th annual 7th Area QSO Party

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Monday, 12 March 2018
Written by Craige Olson

The 12th annual running of the 7th Area QSO Party will take place on Saturday, May 6th-7th, 2018. It begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday morning at 1:00 a.m. 


In the few years since the first running in 2006 we have grown to be the 2nd largest state QSO party and had over 6000 stations participating last year. There are three other QSO parties running that same weekend,  so there is a great flurry of activity all weekend. 


Contesters are serious about the event, but casual operators can really enjoy spending a few minutes or hours time operating as well. It is a fine opportunity to operate from home or from a friends shack as a small team. There are classes for Phone, CW and Digital ops.


Many portable operations take place from very desirable counties or from popular 2, 3 or 4 county lines. Good practice for ARRL Field Day. 


Many county hunters are looking for the rare or less activated counties out here in the west, and they follow mobile stations as they move through the rare to work counties and work them again and again.



We very much appreciate each and everyone who helps out by operating for even a short time during the contest. All the details are found at

Announcing the 2018 Utah VHF Society Swap Meet

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Written by Craige Olson

The 2018 Utah VHF Society Swap Meet will beheld on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Davis County Fairgrounds - the same location as the past several years.  The doors will open for general business at 9 AM with set-up for those selling beginning at 8 AM.

Just a reminder that your Utah VHF Society membership may be expiring at the end of this calendar year, so remember to renew:  This may be done via PayPal or old-fashioned snail mail - click HERE to find out how this may be done.  If you aren't sure when your membership lapses, check the 2017 expiry list (link).  This list will be updated in a few weeks with the most current information.

If you have not been to a Utah VHF Society swap meet - or if you don't remember how to get there - you can download detailed information about the event and how to get therefrom here.

See you there!

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