Tuesday, October 23, 2018

ARES/ RACES Workshop

Bob Craven, N7GTE, has asked me to send out a reminder about the ARES/ RACES Workshop that will be held on Saturday, 3 November 2018. Check-ins will begin Saturday morning at 0800 and the training will begin at 0900. The Work shop will be at a new location this year, 195 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, (Multi Agency State Office Building/Environment Quality Building) Registration for this event will be different than in the past, please use Eventbrite.com , search for the ARES/RACES workshop on 3 Nov. We request that all registrations be submitted no later than Monday, 29 October. This is so the meals can be ordered for the free lunch that will be provided. Also we encourage you to register as soon as you can because there will be a limit on how many seats will be available.

Contact Bob Craven, N7GTE, n7gte@yahoo.com for more info if you have questions.

Monday, October 8, 2018

In Person Meet - Car Go Kit

Our in person meet this month will be this Saturday the 13th at 9:00 AM at Station 74.  We will be talking about Go Kits.

Below is a curated list of items that will fit into a Ammo Can style container.  We will be going over these Saturday.  I think everything is Amazon Prime eligible, so if you hurry you can have them for Saturday.

Ammo Can - https://wvcarc.page.link/tc4X
AA Battery Holders - https://wvcarc.page.link/fFWD
First Aid Kit - https://wvcarc.page.link/GLp8
Flashlight - https://wvcarc.page.link/82AY
Multi Tool - https://wvcarc.page.link/NSef
FM / NOAA Radio - https://wvcarc.page.link/DW7Y

Radio - You choose your own based on budget
Radio Manual -
Roll Up J-Pole - Made by club
Survival Bracelet - Made by club
Field Operations Manual - Coming Soon

Other Items
Water, Energy Bars, Gloves, Hat, Matches, Paper, Pencil/Pen

This is just the start of your kit so you can add more stuff to it.  Got anything else you want to add to the list?  Reply to this post.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Club Repeater Update

Ok, time for a Club repeater update.  We have received our frequency pair for the repeater that we are planning on installing at Station 76.  A special thank you goes out the the Utah VHF Society for getting for finding an open pair.  Our frequency is 448.800 Mhz with a negative offset.  Jason and I climbed up on the roof of 76 Friday and played around with some different locations and the station looks to be a great location for us.  We were actually able to contact someone in Ogden of 5 watts simplex.  Not bad at all.   
We are looking for some non penetrating roof antenna mounts like the one below.  If anyone knows were we can find some used ones or a local source of them let us know.  We will send out an announcement as we get closer to the install date.

Easy Up Non-Penetrating Roof Mount (EZ-NP-60-125)