Thursday, November 30, 2017

Getting Organized! WVCARC Bylaws For Review

Image result for by lawsI'm trying to get things organized for a couple reasons.  First it is just a good idea and secondly Jason and I need help.  Below is a link to our current draft of By Laws.  If you have a chance please read it over and let share with us any comments.  I would like to have these ratified at January 13th's in-person meet.

You can download a copy here.

NET Control Operators Needed

WVCARC is in need of more NET Control Operators.  The goal is to have someone for each week of the month.  It is easier the it looks (sounds).  We have scripts and will train.  If you are interested please send an email to

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Get Your Packet On

Image result for packet radioI have a 2 meter packet node up on 145.050 Mhz.  It's SSID is K2WVC-6.  Give it a try if you have the gear.  Let me know if you have any questions!


Monday, November 20, 2017

No Net Thursday

The Standard Load

Last NET we talked about "The Standard Load"  This is a standard programming sequence designed to make your radio operations faster and easier. It is also designed to give you local control over your own frequencies while somewhat standardizing channels and channel names county-wide.

We have 10 memory slots allocated for club use.  I am looking for suggestions as to what we should put there.  Below are a few of my suggestions.  If you have a suggestions add it to the comments below.

ChannelReceive FrequencySite NameNotes
21146.700Wasatch F SLC - Salt Lake Repeater
22147.580West Valley City (Secondary Frequency)Simp

Monday, November 13, 2017

Fire Station 75 Antenna Install

We successfully installed a new antenna on Station 75 Saturday.  The weather was great!

We had a request to move the radios from their existing location to a new location so we will need to schedule a time to do that.  Once done this station will be good to go!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

November In Person Meet

Related imageThis Saturday, November 11th, is our monthly in person meeting at 9:00 AM.  As of right now the plan is to meet at fire station 75 which is located at 3660 South 1950 West  You can also find directions here:  We will be working to install the antennas and radio at this location.  This should be a bit less involved then last months install as the coax is already ran.

If things don't work out due to weather issues we will meet at station 72, which is by the West Valley Fitness center.  We will do training on how to use the new packet radio system.

Please check the website the day of the event for any changes.  Below is the existing setup.
Yes that is a dot matrix printer and a laptop with Windows 95 on it!

Looks like two antennas up there.  We won't know the condition until we get up there.  Ladder truck anyone?