Days of 47 Special Event Station - K7U

Category: DCARC Communicator - Newsletter Published: Thursday, 05 May 2016

Announcing the Days of 47 Parade, Ham Radio Demonstration


The public is invited to see the capabilities of Ham Radio, on Monday July 25, 2016.


We will be using Special Event Call sign: K7U on the air from 9 am to 6 pm.


"Ham Radio Works" is more than just words to the hams, as they prove they can send messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, Internet or any other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis.


During public demos, people will have a chance to meet and talk with ham radio operators and learn what the amateur radio service is about. Operators will show the still highly utilized historic Morse Code as well as voice and digital communications. We will also discuss other on-air communications such as Moon bounce, satellite capabilities, some of the newer digital modes like JT65, PSK31 as well as the still very popular RTTY.


"We hope that people will come and see for themselves, this is not your grandfather's radio anymore," says Allen Pitts of ARRL. "The communications networks that ham radio people can quickly create have saved many lives in the past months and years when other systems failed or were overloaded."


When trouble is brewing, ham radio operators are often the first to provide critical information and communications. Ask us about how you can be more prepared for safeguarding your family during an emergency?


We will set up in two canopies with rigs, power and antennas to demo and operate. All contacts made will receive a special events QSL card for K7U.


This event will be at Salt Lake City Library Square park, 210 E 400 S., in conjunction with the Days of 47 Parade.

For information please contact:

Bob Carter - WR7Q President Utah DX Association

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