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OARC January Meeting

Date: 3rd Saturday 20 January 2018

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Riverdale Fire Station MAP

Topic: Steve Snow KE7WYU - ARES


Next OARC Tech License Class: details

Class each Wednesdays January 2018 @ 6:00 PM


Are you interested in emergency, public service, or off-the-grid communications? Do you want to add wireless functionality to your maker project? Do you like talking to people around the world? Join the world of ham radio!


The Ogden Amateur Radio Club is offering a free ham radio license class during the month of January, 2018. The class will cover the requirements for the technician (entry-level) amateur radio license exam.


Following are the details:


Dates: Wednesdays - January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2018


Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with time before and after class for questions and socializing


Weber County Sheriff's Office Training Room

721 West 12th Street

Ogden, Utah 84404

Price: The class is free, but students should purchase a manual.


Manual: HamRadioSchool.com Technician License Course by Stu Turner W0STU.

A limited quantity is available from the Ogden Amateur Radio Club for $20 each.

The manual is also available from the following sources:









Jason Miles KE7IET, (801) 896-3702, jmiles2@gmail.com


Next OARC VE Test Session in Weber County: details

VE Test Session >>> 1st Wednesday 07 Feb 2018 @ 6:00 PM



Ham Radio Technician Course Announcement


The Davis County Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring a Technician Licensing Course.

It will be held in Layton City Office, 437 Wasatch Dr., Layton, Utah 84041.

There is no cost to take the class.

We will be using the Technician License Course book by Stu Turner. The books sell for $21.95 plus shipping if you order them online.

The class starts on 24 January 2018 every Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:30 PM thru 28 February 2018.

For more information contact Spencer Mark at ae7io@arrl.net.

 Thank you,

Spencer Mark, AE7IO






































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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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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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