Utah ARES and Utah ARRL Update for 2021

As was mentioned on tonight's net, some new information has been posted regarding changes in Utah ARES.  Of particular note is the new Groups.io mailing list for ARES information.  See below for details.  This message was sent via e-mail from Tyler Griffiths (N7UWX).

Happy New year from Utah ARES and Utah ARRL.

First I must apologize. You may be getting this email from more than one source but I feel it is important to get the word out.

Last year, March, 2020, Tyler Griffiths, N7UWX, was appointed as the new Utah ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC). The SEC appointment is made by our ARRL Section Manager, Mel Parkes, NM7P. The Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) is the assistant to the Section Manager (SM) for emergency preparedness.  The SEC is appointed by the SM to administer all matters pertaining to emergency communications and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) on a Section-wide basis.

Bob Craven, N7GTE, who has held the SEC position for many years, has stepped down as the SEC but will continue on as the officer for the state Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES). He will still be in charge of the RACES net, annual RACES Conference and any dealing with the State of Utah. Tyler will be working closely with Bob and Mel in this position.

I have created a new email group and web page to keep Utah ARES members and those interested in Emergency Communications informed. The following link will take you to the page to join the group: https://groups.io/g/UtahARES  This link will take you to the web page:  https://sites.google.com/view/ares-utah/home

If you are an EC (Emergency Coordinator) and have not been contacted or put on the EC email list please contact me and I will be happy to get you added.

If you have any comments, suggestions or question feel free to contact myself or Mel.

Tyler Griffiths, N7UWX Utah ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator


Mel Parks, NM7P Utah ARRL Section Manager


You may be interested in watching this video. It has some very good thoughts on what Grid Down communications would look like!

Grid Down: KM4ACK After Action Report from the 2020 Christmas day Explosion in Nashville, TN.



Glad to have you on board if you so choose to be involved.

73 de Tyler Griffiths N7UWX

Utah ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator

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