We will not be having a meeting on 8 August 2019 because of the Rocky Mountain Hamfest in Ogden.
Steve (KG7GIT) and Adele (KG7GIS) built a Tape Measure YAGI using instructions found on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmHoQrDfw-0. We'll be building these antennas in the club meeting on August 29th, so get your parts together. You'll need a ten foot section of 3/4 inch Schedule 40 PVC pipe, one 3/4 inch tee, two 3/4 inch four-way tees, one 25 foot by 1 inch tape measure (the antenna doesn't take the whole 25 feet, so there will probably be some people with extra left over), one 5 inch length of 14 AWG wire (again, someone will probably bring a spool, so there should be plenty), electrical tape, soldering flux and solder, and one six foot length of RG58/U coax with a BNC or PL-259 connector on one end.
Monday, 5 August 2019, at Murray Park (next to the Park Center) will be the Murray City Safety Fair. MARC will have a booth where people can "Get On The Air" (GOTA) and learn about how MARC uses amateur radio to help the city with emergency communications. We will have several club members wandering around the grounds with their HTs so people can have a chance to talk to someone on the radio!
The FCC has approved our new club callsign, N7MRY!
A page describing our eComms protocol has been added to the Radio Resources page. Please review it before our next scheduled emergency.
It was decided at the last club meeting on April 18th, 2019, to change the day of the monthly meeting from the second Wednesday of the month to the third Thursday of the month. The weekly training meetings will continue to be on Thursdays as well, now including the second Thursday of the month.
This change was proposed because of the confusion caused by having the monthly meetings on a different day of the week from the training meetings. The third Thursday was chosen to avoid conflict with the monthly UARC meeting that currently happens on the second Thursday of each month.