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OARC March Meeting

Date: 3rd Saturday 17 March 2018

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Riverdale Fire Station MAP

Rick Morrison W7RIK - Antenna Analyzers



OARC April Meeting

Date: 3rd Saturday 21 April 2018

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Riverdale Fire Station MAP

Stan Sjol – W0KP

Call Signs, Call Sign History, Phonetics,  Maiden Head Grid Square System



Congrats to the follow who tested at the Weber Co February VE Test Session

Kellogg, Stevan                KG7ZTE           Extra

McNamara, Roger            KI7JVI              General

Sorensen, Morgan            KI7UFY            General

Kelsey, Dan                      KI7UFR            Technician

Johnson, Zach                  KI7UFZ             Technician                   

Lloyd, Christopher             KI7UFP            Technician

McNamara, Tyler               KI7UFW           Technician

Phipps, Danielle                KI7UFU            Technician

Primm, Lee                       KI7UFM            Technician

Pronschinske, Kenneth     KI7UFN            Technician

Rasmussen, Dylan            KI7UFL             Technician       

Rizzi, Zach                        KI7UFS            Technician

Spackman, Susie              KI7UFK            Technician

Tams, Kevin                      KI7UFT             Technician

Tams, Kory                       KI7UFV             Technician

Tams, Shelby                    KI7UFX             Technician

Weimer, Timothy               KI7UFQ             Technician


Next OARC VE Test Session in Weber County: details

VE Test Session >>> 1st Wednesday 06 June 2018 @ 6:00 PM



Utah Digital Communications Conference (DCC)

4th Sat 24 March 2018

Sandy Utah





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Repeater  Update

Mike Fullmer and Scott Willis made their last trip of the year to Mt Ogden today. Yes, there is a few small patches of snow, but not enough to stop the trek. It was 31 degrees with a 30 mph wind at the top. Not real warm. The purpose of the trip was to change the 146.90 repeater functionality. 

The 146.90 repeater, on Mt Ogden, now uses a DCS squelch of 122. It used to use a PL or CTCSS tone of 123. Notice the 122 and 123 are really close to each other. This is on purpose, to help people remember the code number. 

So, in order to use this repeater, it will be necessary to reprogram your radio. If you need help in doing this refer to your radio manual. If you cannot understand the manual, get help from another ham to assist you. There are plenty of people that are willing to assist you with this.

This should cure the noise problem we have been having with the repeater. So use it. It needs testing. 

You will notice a few things about it use. If you are a person that likes to kerchunk repeaters, you cannot kerchunk this repeater. It will come up, but you will not hear it. The squelch tail at the end of your transmission is gone. When someone talks on the repeater, the moment they let go of the mic button, the signal goes away on your radio. Instead of the noise, it will just sound silent. This will take some getting used to. If you look at your S meter on your radio, you see that there is still a signal there for a moment, but you will not hear it.

 Also, as long as you do not have tone squelch turned on, on your radio, you can still hear the repeater, but you will just not be able talk to it until you reprogram it.

For more info, come to a club meeting. Octobers meeting will have a presentation of DCS and CTCSS.

Mike Fullmer, KZ7O, Repeater Engineer


Mike Fullmer, KZ7O           Scott Willis, KD7EKO





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Ogden Utah as viewed from the Wasatch Front Mountains



HAM and EGGS Net

Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 PM Mountain Time

Mt Ogden 70 cm repeater 448.600 MHz (- Offset, 123.0 PL Tone)

New, Intermediate & Old Timers. Elmering, Education, General Ham Discussion and Rag Chew.

New hams encouraged to check in. Get connected, learn new things and ask questions.

Questions: Mike Neal  K7MLN@hotmail.com 



Several new members have ordered pre-paid club badges that have not been claimed. You can claim your badge at any club function, meeting, activity or event or contact the club badge czar / club treasurer Jerry KG7IGW.

K5ZMP, Dennis

KD7RPT, Sparky

KF7HNU, Ralph















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