Serving In Our Community

Scouting for Food March 2019

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019
Written by Craige Olson

Scouting for Food Sat, March 16, 8:00am – 2:30pm

Great Salt Lake Council, BSA, 525 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84113, USA 


Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America in conjunction with the Utah Food Bank present the annual Scouting for Food.

When: March 16, 2019

Where: Throughout Salt Lake County


Please join the local Scouts as they help us fight hunger statewide. Every year HAM's assist by operating a Net Control station at the Scout headquarters at the University of Utah, fixed location stations at each of the drop off points and mobile stations responsible for insuring that the fixed locations have what they need.


Net Control is responsible for contacting all of the fixed locations to insure that the numbers for containers, scouts and adults are reported properly to the Council management, as well as directing the mobile operators to the fixed locations.  The fixed location operators are responsible for interfacing with the Scout Leaders at their location to insure they get the proper numbers to report back to Net Control as well as reporting if the location is in need of additional resources (e.g. totes, pallets or trucks). Mobile operators travel their section to insure that the fixed locations have their radio support volunteers on site and to insure fixed locations get the resources they need.


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If you would like to volunteer to assist with this year's Scouting for Food please contact Gary Birrell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Salt Lake Marathon March 2019

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019
Written by Craige Olson

Salt Lake City Marathon

Sat, April 13, 6:30am – 4:00pm

George S Eccles 2002 Legacy Bridge, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


The 2019 Salt Lake City Marathon will be held on Saturday April 13, 2019.


If you wish to volunteer go to the Volunteer Registration Page listed below, or email me at the address below. We ask that volunteers (Licensed Amateurs) be on-site at 6:30 AM. 

The following are needed:

- Aid Station Volunteers: Radio operators are based at a given aid station and communicate to the net control for the aid station.

Net Control Controllers: Net control basically directs all activity on the net during the event. The operators are generally experienced and these roles are assigned.

-General clerical support is also needed and no experience is needed. A great opportunity to be in the “command room” where all the action is.

- SAG Operators: Travel around in the SAG wagons and provide logistics as necessary. These radio operators need APRS enabled radios, but we can provide APRS radios if you don't have one and really want to SAG.

- Race Official Shadows: These hams will very closely "shadow" the various race officials during the event and relay vital information directly to the race official. This assignment is extremely active so be prepared to get as much exercise as one of the marathon participants.

NOTE: If you have a preference as to location/role/skill set brother questions please send me an email. 

The registration page...

Thank you,

Thor Femenias KF7RKO

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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.

Skywarn Recognition Day

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Sunday, 04 November 2018
Written by Craige Olson
Just under 1 month before Skywarn Recognition Day and we've only gotten 7 people to sign up to assist.  This year we have re-organized it into 8 - 3 hour shifts.  We would like to have at least 3 people (1 being a General or Extra) on each shift.  That means 24 slots to handle the radios.  We also need folks to help set up between 2 and 5PM on Friday and tear down between 5 and 7 PM on Saturday.
Skywarn starts at 5 PM on Friday, November 30 and continues through until 5 PM on Saturday, December 1.
If you have time available, especially the overnight shifts, please sign up.  I would love to have all the slots assigned by the 23rd so I an get the info to Kevin at the Weather Service.
Follow this link to sign up 

Davis High School Marching Band Invitational.

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Monday, 01 October 2018
Written by Craige Olson

One of the most fun events club members support, The Davis Cup Invitational, will be back on a Tuesday this year, October 23rd.  Amateur stations are needed to help provide radio communications during the Davis High School Marching Band Invitational.  We invite you to grab your HT and practice your skills in this lively environment.  Visit to sign up or find more information. Or call Douglas T. Ingram WA7YZN 801-432-0384

Wonder Woman and Summit Challenge Races

Category: Serving In Our Community
Published: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Written by Craige Olson

Just under two weeks away from the Summit Challenge and I could really use some more help.

This is always a tough ride to support because of the way the route is laid our for the different distances and therefore the need for more support folks than the average ride.


We only have half as many SAG drivers as we need..  we only  have one person to ride along in a shuttle when we need three...  There are still three rest stops that have no comms person... and we still could use two folks to shadow the ride and route directors.


So.. I am back to begging...  This is a great organization and this ride raises money to allow them to do great things in our communities.  Please, if you are available on August 25th, even if it's for a short period of time (example, one of the rest stops is scheduled to open at 10:30 AM and should be closed between 11:30 and Noon) consider helping out.  And also remember, this is a great way to get experience in a real world, unscripted event using your radio to get prepared for the inevitable emergency call out.


If you are able to help out follow this link to the signup page:







Late call for support for this year's Wonder Woman ride starting in Payson and going through Utah County and a little in Iron County (Mona).


Michael Preuss is organizing this one.. to ign up head to


He still needs three SAG drivers, three of rest stop folks, two shuttles, a motorcycle mobile ride lead (Ragnar??) and bicycle mobile rider marshals.







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