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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 following dates from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm:
March 5, 2014
July 2, 2014
August 6, 2014
October 1, 2014
December 17, 2014
ARES members must wear their badges and check in with security.
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.
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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-541-1871.
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.
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 https://www.utah.train.org. 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 www.davisconferencecenter.com.
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:
You can join the engineering net on the 146.880 (-) repeater which has a tone of 88.5 Hz.
IHC has reserved the command center at the Riverton Hospital for our use during the ARES nets. We have the command center reserved on 7/17, 8/21, 10/16 and 12/18. The Ham equipment is stored in the Security office by the south entrance. Please check in and out with Security. If Security is not in their office you can call Dispatch at 801-285-2000 and they will page the officer on site.
This is a great opportunity for ARES members in the south end of the valley to train on the equipment at one of our served agencies.
ARES is looking for some substitute net control operators (NCO). This is a great way to hone your amateur radio skills in a friendly environment. If you are interested in being placed on the list of substitute NCO's, please e-mail Brad at email@example.com. In your e-mail, please include the following:
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