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
Our new club officers are:
President Greg Lundell - K7UHP
Vice President - Joe Giraudo N7JEH
Treasurer Gary Johnson- N7DND
Secretary Spencer Mark- AE7IO
December finds me out of state, working in Hawaii, so I bid you all a fond Aloha. I was not able to bring an HF rig with me, but I have my trustee Baofeng UV5R with me and intend to cause some havoc on the local 2M and 440 machines!
Though I will be unable to participate, I am excited for this Saturday's meeting and elections. I am aware of a number of people that have expressed interest in "stepping up to the plate" and offering their time to serve as club officers. To those people, regardless of who gets elected, I greatly appreciate your willingness to serve. The members of this club have such a vast array of knowledge, ability, and skills that there is little we cannot accomplish when we all work together at it. I am excited for what the future holds for the Davis County Amateur Radio Club. I pledge my support to whomever is elected, and will continue serving the club in the esteemed position of "Past President".
This is probably my last official communication as the Club President, and I want to thank each of you for giving me the opportunity to serve in this capacity. To the incoming officers, I offer a bit of advise:
1. Strive to start, and end, on time. As much as we enjoy this, we all have other places to be and other things we need to do too. I learned years ago as a Scout-Master in the BSA that if the meeting ends while people are still having fun, they are most likely going to come back for the next meeting.
2. Be willing to admit your ignorance. In my professional career I have learned that often the phrase"I don't know" is the most honest answer you can give. It's okay not to know. That's why we have numerous officers and leaders in the club, because no one person could know it all even if they tried.
3. Some things are urgent. Some things are important. On rare occasions something is both at the same time! Know the difference and keep that in mind when organizing and setting priorities. Don't confuse the two.
4. If you aren't having fun, then probably others around you aren't either. Strive to make even the most menial of tasks fun for not only yourself, but for others too. Fun is contagious, so light the fire with your smile and fan the flames with your can-do attitude. Soon others will be smiling too and it spreads like wildfire.
Aloha my friends. May you find peace and joy in whatever you celebrate this time of year and I look forward to seeing you all in 2017.
Chad Rapier, President
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.
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.