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Riverton Hospital Command Center

posted Dec 6, 2017, 3:03 PM by Brad Rupp   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 3:09 PM ]

Salt Lake County ARES members that live in the south end of the valley have the opportunity to train with the amateur radio equipment at the IHC Riverton Hospital.  The command center has been reserved for ARES on the first Wednesday of each month between 8:00 - 9:30 pm.  ARES members must wear their badges and check in with security.  Members interested in participating should contact Brad Rupp (AC7BR) for details.  See for contact information.

Follow us on Facebook

posted Dec 6, 2017, 2:31 PM by Brad Rupp

Did you know that Salt Lake County ARES has a Facebook page?  You can follow us on Facebook at

2018 Meeting Schedule

posted Dec 6, 2017, 2:23 PM by Brad Rupp   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 2:26 PM ]

The meeting schedule for the first 6 months of 2018 has been announced and is as follows:
  • January 24, 2018: Taylorsville City Hall - 2600 Taylorsville Blvd. 84118
  • February 28, 2018: Red Cross Safe & Well - IHC @ 5121 Cottonwood St Murray
  • March 28, 2018: Shake Out Grab-n-Go - IHC @ 5121 Cottonwood St Murray
  • April 25, 2018:  Post Shake Out - IHC @ 5121 Cottonwood St Murray
  • May 23, 2018:  Antenna - Ready for Summer - IHC @ 5121 Cottonwood St Murray
The address where the monthly meetings is held has also been updated and can be found on the training page.

New EC for Salt Lake County

posted Feb 6, 2014, 7:07 PM by Brad Rupp   [ updated Feb 6, 2014, 7:07 PM ]

We would like to welcome the new EC for Salt Lake County, Kelly Weldon, KD7IMZ.  We would also like to thank the outgoing EC, Norm Ross.  You did a great job.  Thanks to both of you for your service.

Broadband-Hamnet Meeting

posted Feb 6, 2014, 7:02 PM by Brad Rupp   [ updated Feb 6, 2014, 7:03 PM ]

I would like to invite anyone interested in Broadband-Hamenet to attend a meeting on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM. We will meet at the Daybreak Community Center located at 4544 Harvest Moon Dr., South Jordan, UT. We usually meet in room "A". Talk in on 447.900 - 114.8. Thanks Charles KE6QZU

Salt Lake City Marathon

posted Jan 31, 2014, 4:21 PM by Brad Rupp

The Salt Lake City Marathon is coming up on April 19th.  Your support is being requested for the 2014 Marathon. 

There are some exciting changes in the course this year.  The Start, as is tradition, will be at the University of Utah. But, the finish will be at Washington and Library Square downtown.  The course will head north out of the U. through Federal Heights, then head south through Memory Grove and downtown, it continues south to 4500 south before it turns north again towards the finish line.  There are some minor details regarding the course that have not be finalized. You will be provided with an official map as soon as it is available.

As you can see from this brief description it is quite different and so there will be changes to aid station and command center locations.  We will be supporting the same events; Full Marathon, Half Marathon and Bike Tour.  We are expecting to need the same level of support as in the past, between 50 to 60 Hams.

The registration link, below, is active.

Please reserve the 19th of April and  register as a Ham Radio volunteer for the 2014 Salt Lake City Marathon by following the link below.

W5YI Ham Radio Tests

posted Sep 21, 2013, 12:59 AM by Brad Rupp   [ updated Sep 21, 2013, 1:00 AM ]

W5YI ham radio tests are held on the last Tuesday of each month, except December, in the Columbus Center at 2530 S. 500 E.  The tests are held in the Senior Center on the west side of the building and start at 7:00 pm.  For more information, contact Eugene or Carol McWherter at or 801-541-1871.

Tracking Hours

posted Aug 31, 2013, 10:23 PM by Brad Rupp   [ updated Aug 31, 2013, 10:23 PM ]

Remember to track the number of hours and miles each month that you dedicate to Amateur Radio related activities.  As you track your hours, remember to turn them into our EC each month at the monthly meeting.  This information is used by the ARRL to justify the frequencies we use to Congress.  For more information on tracking your hours, see the ARES training page.

Annual RACES Conference - Updated

posted Aug 29, 2013, 10:26 PM by Brad Rupp   [ updated Oct 18, 2013, 10:00 PM ]

Update your calendars.  Due to scheduling conflicts, the annual RACES conference has been moved from November 2 to November 9th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

This will be held at the Davis Conference Center 1651 North 700 West Layton. This is same as last year's location.

You do need to pre-register for the conference.  In order to do this you will need to utilize the U-Train system which is found at  Once at the website, the first thing you need to do is set up an account in U-Train as a new user (if you have not already done so previously).  Once your U-Train account registration is completed you will then proceed to log in and then either do a course search for the keyword(s) ARES or RACES or on the right side of the home page key in the actual course number, which is 1011069 for the ARES/RACES Conference.  Once you have the course listed on the screen, click on that to bring you to the registration/information page and click on the registration tab to register.  The system will indicate that your request has been submitted and has to be approved. U-Train notifies the State Training Staff and they will acknowledge by email that you are signed up for the ARES/RACES Conference.

Get off of I-15 onto Exit 331 UT 232/Hill Field Road. Going East on Hill Field Road, you will go by Layton Hills Mall.  Shortly after the mall, you will turn left (north) on Heritage Park Blvd.  The Conference Center will be on your left.  You can also find a map on

Engineering Net

posted Aug 11, 2013, 9:29 PM by Brad Rupp   [ updated Aug 11, 2013, 9:29 PM ]

An engineering net is held twice a month on the 146.880 (-) repeater.  The engineering net provides an opportunity to test equipment at served agencies during working hours.  The engineering net is held on the following days:

  • The first Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am
  • The third Wednesday of every month at 3:00 pm
You can join the engineering net on the 146.880 (-) repeater which has a tone of 88.5 Hz.

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