NOTE: Due to the current pandemic situation, physical meetings have been suspended. We will continue to meet the first three Thursdays of the month virtually, using video conferencing technology (we are experimenting with Zoom and Go To Meeting). If you would like to be invited to these meetings, please reach out to us via the Contact Us page.
The Murray Amateur Radio Club meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at the Murray Fire Department Station #83, located at 484 W 5900 S (just West of the freeway). We meet in the EOC, which is downstairs at the station... enter through the front door (it will generally be propped open), proceed through the hallway and turn left to access the stairs or elevator. The EOC is directly across from the stairs and elevator on the lower level. Meetings start at 6:30 PM and usually end by 8:00 PM.
The club is also meeting on the first and second Thursday nights of each month at the same time and location. These auxiliary meetings are intended for those who would like to learn about additional topics. The first Thursday is our Basic Level Class that concentrates on things that are important to new hams, non-hams, and other things that should be interesting to those with basic skill levels. The second Thursday is our Advanced Level Class and concentrates on things that are of a more advanced nature, including topics of interest to those working on getting their General license or experimenting with more advanced subjects. These meetings will also include practical demonstrations and projects, such as antenna construction.
The club also meets on the air for a weekly net on Sunday evenings at 8:00 PM on the Ensign Peak repeater at 147.16 MHz tone 127.3. The net control duties are rotating among club members to give each member a chance to gain experience running a net. The net generally starts with a roll call of club members followed by any topics of interest. It usually takes less than an hour.
In addition to the weekly Sunday net, we also have three additional "check-in" nets on the first three Thursdays of each month. The purpose of these nets is to give us all an opportunity to operate on some different frequencies/repeaters. On the first Thursday of each month, we have a quick check-in net on 146.440 MHz simplex at 6:00 PM Mountain time. On the second Thursday of each month, we have a quick check-in net on the Sandy 1.25m repeater at 224.640 MHz (negative 1.6 MHz offset) with a PL tone of 156.7 Hz. On the third Thursday of each month, we have a quick check-in net on 223.440 MHz simplex. If you don't have a radio with 1.25m support, the club has several radios that you can check out to experiment with.
All hams, not just those residing within Murray City, are welcome and invited to club meetings and the weekly net. Please join us and share your experiences with the hobby.