High Valley Amateur Radio Club
Repeater 147.200+ 88.5
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Wasatch Back Tri County Amateur Radio Group
Morgan, Summit, Wasatch
Time: 9:00 P (2100)
Freq: 147.360 MHz PL 100 Hz
Day: Second Thursday
Time: 9:00 P (2100)
Freq: 145.610 MHz
Day: Second Thursday
Time: 8:30 P (2030)
Freq: 145.010 MHz
Wasatch County Hams
|The March Edition of Digital QST is Now Available|
Date Published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:57:00 -0500
The March Edition of Digital QST is now available at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/arrl/qst_201603/.
This is our annual antenna issue!
• Build a four-band VHF-UHF “contest” antenna
• Use a satellite TV dish to disguise a 2 meter antenna
• Try a 60-meter dipole antenna that also works on 15 meters
• Build a compact 3-band HF antenna
…and much more!
Enjoy Content You Won’t Find in the Print Edition…
|Army and Air Force MARS Communications Exercise Set for February 12|
Date Published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:39:00 -0500
The first quarterly Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) US Department of Defense communications exercise of 2016 (COMEX 16-1) is set for February 12. The scenario will be a loss of electrical power, landline telephone and cell service, and Internet. The exercise will get under way at 1200 UTC and run for 12 hours. Individual radio amateurs and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) groups wi...
|ARRL 2016 International DX Contest (CW) is February 20-21|
Date Published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:05:00 -0500
No contest season is complete without the running of our annual ARRL International DX Contest. The CW event is February 20-21; the phone event is 2 weeks later on the weekend of March 5-6.
Whether you’re new to DXing, new to HF, or even new to CW, this contest offers an easy way for you to join in and have a lot of fun! The contest exchange is short and simple, and many participants here and abr...
|Randy Thompson, K5ZD, Stepping down as CQ World Wide Contest Director|
Date Published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:41:00 -0500
Randy Thompson, K5ZD, said February 9 that he will step down as director of the CQ World Wide Contest as soon as his replacement can be found. His announcement includes a job description for prospective applicants. Thompson cited increasing professional responsibilities for his decision. Thompson became director of the CQ WPX Contest in 2008, serving through the 2012 contest. He was appointed a...
|The March/April Issue of QEX Is on the Way!|
Date Published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 01:49:00 -0500
|Japanese Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads to Launch on February 12|
Date Published: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:51:00 -0500
|US House Subcommittee to Consider Amateur Radio Parity Act|
Date Published: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:59:00 -0500
The Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, will be among three bills that the US House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will consider in a Thursday, February 11, “markup” session. The subcommittee will gather on February 10 for opening statements only. When it reconvenes the next day, its members could vote to send the measure to the House Energy and Commerce Committee for further co...
|Virgin Islands Weather Net Founder, Repeater Network Pioneer George B. Cline, KP2G, SK|
Date Published: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:45:00 -0500
George B. Cline, KP2G, of St John, Virgin Islands, died on January 11. He was 79. For many years Cline served as a radio dispatcher for St John Rescue, and he was a member of the St John Amateur Radio Club. In 1994, Cline initiated the Virgin Islands Weather Net to provide weather updates and critical weather information for the greater Virgin Islands community.
He also spearheaded a project to ...
|Icom Donates IC-9100 Transceiver to ARRL|
Date Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:30:00 -0500
Icom America recently donated an IC-9100 transceiver for installation at W1HQ, the ARRL Headquarters station used by employees and volunteers.
The transceiver was provided courtesy of Ray Novak, N9JA, Icom America Senior Sales Manager, and it includes the optional 1200 MHz module. The IC-9100 is an HF through 1200 MHz multimode transceiver that offers two independent receivers. It received an e...
|New ARRL President Happy to be Part of “Exciting Times for Amateur Radio”|
Date Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:23:00 -0500
Making his inaugural ARRL National Convention appearance as ARRL President, Rick Roderick, K5UR, said he’s looking forward to meeting many League members in person in Orlando this week. The 2016 ARRL National Convention, February 12-14, is hosted by the Orlando HamCation®, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.
“We are embarking on a new era at ARRL as the second century begins,” Presi...
|IARU President Touts Amateur Radio’s Relevance in Emergency Communication|
Date Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:18:00 -0500
International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, says Amateur Radio is “probably more relevant today than it was 25 years ago.” Ellam made the comment during an interview with Maximilian Jacobson-Gonzalez at the 2nd Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications (GET-2016), held in late January in Kuwait and sponsored by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). T...
|School Club Roundup is February 8-12; Some Rule Changes are in Place|
Date Published: Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:23:00 -0500
Young operators at school clubs across the country will take to the air for the “Winter/Spring Term” School Club Roundup, which gets under way Monday, February 8 at 1300 UTC, and continues through Friday, February 12, at 2359 UTC.
Because of changes in rules for the event, operators should ensure that their logging software is up to date:
- Contacts on digital modes such as RTTY and PSK31 now coun...
|Severe Weather, Out-of-Turn Callers Hindering VP8SGI DXpedition|
Date Published: Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:31:00 -0500
[UPDATED 2016-02-07 1445 UTC] The South Georgia Island VP8SGI DXpedition has been cut short by bad weather. “VP8SGI Team back on Braveheart. Big storm right now. Everyone is OK. More news later,” was the word earlier today from VP8STI/VP8SGI Chief Pilot Toni Gonazlez, EA5RM.
VP8SGI and VP8SGI/mm were still being spotted or heard on 30, 20, and 10 meter CW after the announced shutdown, but thos...
|The K7RA Solar Update|
Date Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:38:00 -0500
Over the recent reporting week (January 28 through February 3) both sunspot and solar flux averages were down a negligible amount, and geomagnetic numbers were down substantially, compared to the previous seven days.
Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 57.3 to 50.6, while average daily solar flux values went from 106 to 105.4. Average daily planetary A index softened from 11.6 to 7.3, wh...
|Quarter Century Wireless Association Honors ARRL President Emeritus Harry Dannals, W2HD|
Date Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:24:00 -0500