Amateur (HAM) radio volunteers brought together by our desire to support public service events throughout the state of Utah

About Us

 UtahSAG is an informal association of Amateur (HAM) radio volunteers who provide support services for charity events such as The Tour de Cure (American Diabetes Association), Cycle for Life (The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation), The Summit Challenge (The National Ability Center), Ride 4 Education/Ride 4 Respect (Utah School Employees Association), Ride with the Angels (Angel Hands), and Scouting for Food (Utah Food Bank) . 


In addition to these charity events we also support public century bicycle rides that make donations to charity organizations such as all of the rides (Gran Fondo Salt Lake, Giro Donna, Bear Lake Monster etc.) put on by Extra Mile Racing (Team Kid Courage), Front Runner Century (Chron's and Colitis Foundation as well as Air Force and Navy charities), The Wildflower Pedalfest (Utah Bicycle Collective), The Huntsman 140 (Huntsman Cancer Institute), Little Red Riding Hood (Huntsman Cancer Institute) and other public events such as marathons, parades and community holiday ceremonies.


UtahSAG also makes it's volunteers and equipment available to local public service and community organizations such as police and fire departments, when requested, in the event of public emergencies as well as the National Weather Service of Utah to provide weather information from around the state during emergency weather conditions. 


By supporting these events UtahSAG provides services to around 4,000 event participants each year. SAG services include transportation, food and water and general care so that the participants can enjoy the event they are participating in. 


You can view upcoming events that members of  UtahSAG are involved with by scrolling down to the Events list or the Calendar.  The Events list shows the near future upcoming events while the calendar shows the events for the entire year.

Supporting events such as this century bicycle ride

To assisting when disaster strikes, such as the Corner Canyon or Machine Gun Fires.

Group Information

Over the next couple of days we will be updating the calendar for next year's events.  If you are the support coordinator or event staff for any events you would like to have us include in our calendar please send an email to mickey@utahsag.org that includes the name and date of the event,  a link to the event web site and information on how someone could volunteer for the event.

Upcoming Events

We will maintain a list of upcoming events with links allowing you to sign up to volunteer for them on this page.  As events change often, please come back and check on a regular basis.


This section is only for near future current events that have a volunteer signup process already set up.  If you want to see events that are further into the future please continue scrolling to the calendar where you can view events throughout the year.

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We are at the end of the 2018 event support season.  It has been a very good year with minimal injuries to event participants as well as full participation by HAM's for each event, in other words, no event we have assisted with this year was left with critical assignments unfilled. 


If you are an event manager or the HAM/SAG/Support manager of an event that you would like to have listed please send an email to mickey@utahsag.org  We will do our best to keep the calendar up to date with as many of the events that we get informed about.  For those events where we have been asked to assist with the support we will have links in the event info here and on the calendar so you can register to volunteer right from here.  No more having to go to Facebook if you don't want to.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------West Desert Amateur Radio Club Simulated Emergency Exercise
Saturday, November 10
9:00am – 1:00pm


Tooele County, UT, USA

The West Desert Amateur Radio Club under the direction of Tooele County Emergency Management plans to conduct a simulated emergency test (SET) involving all amateur radio operators in Tooele County at 9am on Saturday, November 10, 2018.


The SET scenario is a prolonged, overnight windstorm with winds in excess of 70mph. Such a windstorm, which isn't all that uncommon in Tooele County, would cause downed trees and power lines, road obstructions, and serious damage to vehicles and buildings.


All license classes, Technician, General, Advanced, and Amateur Extra are eligible to participate. All amateur radio operators are invited to register on this web page on the West Desert Amateur Radio Club (http://westdesertarc.org/simulated-emergency-test-november-2018/) website. Those who register will be given an assignment to accomplish during the SET and asked to report on their assignments over the air using the Tooele County linked repeater system.


If you are a licensed amateur radio operator but don't have a radio available, please register to participate and note in the comments that you don't have a radio. You will be teamed up with another ham in your area for the test.


There are assignments available for all amateur radio operators, regardless of mobility or handicap issues. If you want to participate, but have issues needing accommodation, please indicate that in the comments when registering.


Hams who have a radio but need assistance in setting the radio up and using the radio can go to the Emergency Operations Center at 15 East 100 South in Tooele on Wednesday, October 24th between 6pm and 9pm. People will be there who can help make sure you and your radio are ready for the SET.


All hams interested in participating in the SET are encouraged to check in at least once before November 10th on the WDARC net held each week at 7pm on Thursday evenings using the Tooele County linked repeater system. This check in will help you make sure your radio is working correctly. For frequency, offset, and CTCSS information, please check out the Repeaters / Frequencies webpage (http://westdesertarc.org/simulated-emergency-test-november-2018/).


Assignments for the amateur radio operators during the SET will include:


Going to a specific location (school, hospital, fire station, public building, church building, and other identified locations), assess the situation, and report

Driving a specified area to do "windshield assessments" and report

Other assignments as identified as planning for this event continues


If you are interested and would be available the morning of November 10th to participate in the SET, please enter your callsign, email address, and cell phone number below. Use the comments field to note any considerations that we need to take into account as we make assignments.


We'll send you a specific assignment which may read something like: Proceed to the Settlement Canyon Elementary School located at 935 Timpie Rd, Tooele, UT. Note any issues or situations that need to be reported while going to the school. At the school note any issues with the building and surrounding area that would impact the ability to use the school as an information or evacuation center. Record all observations on the log sheet and call them in on the radio using the Tooele County linked repeater system. End of Assignment 


In addition to the assignment, we'll suggest some issues that you may find due to a windstorm. Beyond that you can use your imagination.

www.westdesertarc.org or call/text Roland Smith at (435) 849-1946


Please register by November 3rd at 5PM.

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SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY

Friday, November 30 3:00 PM to Saturday December 1 7:00 PM

Weather Service Office - Salt Lake City

2242 W. North Temple


SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY

When the sky turns dark or the wind picks up, public service volunteers provide essential weather information as it’s happening. SKYWARN Recognition Day every first Saturday in December is a day to acknowledge their contributions to their communities.


The purpose of the observation is to recognize the vital public service contributions that Amateur Radio operators make during National Weather Service severe weather warning operations. It also strengthens the bond between Amateur Radio operators and the local National Weather Service.


HOW TO OBSERVE

If you are a SKYWARN radio operator, you can participate in SKYWARN Recognition Day by visiting a National Weather Service office or by contacting other radio operators. To learn more about becoming a SKYWARN spotter go to skywarn.org. Use #SkywarnRecognitionDay to post on social media.


HISTORY

SKYWARN Recognition Day was created in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) to recognize the importance that amateur radio provides during severe weather. Many NWS offices acquire real-time weather information from amateur radio operators in the field. These operators, for example, may report the position of a tornado, the height of flood waters, or damaging wind speeds during hurricanes. All of this information is critical to the mission of the NWS which is to preserve life and property. The special day celebrates this contribution by amateur radio operators.


SKYWARN Recognition Day Operating Instructions

1. Object For all amateur stations to exchange QSO information with as many National Weather Service Stations as possible on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meter bands plus the 70 centimeter band. Contacts via repeaters are permitted. SKYWARN (TM) Recognition Day serves to celebrate the contributions to public safety made by amateur radio operators during threatening weather.


2. Date NWS stations will operate December 1, 2018, from 0000 - 2400 UTC (November 30, 2018 5:00 PM to December 1, 2018 5:00 PM MST). 


3. Exchange: Call sign, signal report, QTH, and a one or two word description of the weather occurring at your site ("sunny", "partly cloudy", "windy", etc.).


4. Modes: NWS stations will work various modes including SSB, FM, AM, RTTY, CW, and PSK31. While working digital modes, special event stations will append "NWS" to their call sign (e.g., N0A/NWS).


5. Station Control Operator: It is suggested that during SRD operations a non-NWS volunteer should serve as a control operator for your station.


6. Event and QSL Information: The National Weather Service will provide event information via the internet. Event certificates will once again be electronic and printable from the main website after the conclusion of SRD.


7. Log Submission: To submit your log summary for SRD use the online submission form.


To sign up for Skywarn Recognition Day Salt Lake City please go to this link:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5U7dHW338dk53BlE2f3pCpatWRrj0vT6C7QWp88mUuuDkqg/viewform?usp=sf_link


For More Information:


https://www.skywarn.org/about/


https://nationaldaycalendar.com/skywarn-recognition-day-first-saturday-in-december/


http://www.weather.gov/crh/skywarnrecognition


http://www.arrl.org/skywarn-recognition-day

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If your club/group has an event that they would like to have added to the calendar please send an email to mickey@utahsag.org with the details.


Don't forget to go to the bottom of the page and add yourself to the UtahSAG Email list if you want to get email notifications about upcoming events.

Calendar of Events

Amateur Radio Clubs and Service Groups in and around Utah

Links to many of the Amateur Radio Clubs and Service Groups in and around Utah

UtahSAG - HAM radio Calendar events in Utah

http://www.utahsag.org

https://facebook.com/UtahSAG


Taylorsville HAMNet – Taylorsville HAM Club, in person meeting the second Wednesday of the month at Taylorsville City Hall 2600 West 5400 South Taylorsville, UT

https://www.taylorsvillehamnet.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Taylorsville-HAMNet-263165104206413


UARC Utah Amateur Radio Club - largest social HAM radio club in the state of Utah, in person meeting the second Thursday of the month at the University of Utah, in room L103 of the Warnock Engineering Building

https://user.xmission.com/~uarc/

https://www.facebook.com/UtahAmateurRadioClub


Utah VHF Society - maintains the Intertie repeater system. Annual in-person meeting and Swapmeet the last Saturday of February at the Davis County Fairgrounds

http://www.utahvhfs.org


Salt Lake Crossroads Amateur Radio Club the Salt Lake City HAM club

https://slcarc.org/

https://www.facebook.com/slcarc


Salt Lake County ARES - the official ARRL ARES group for Salt Lake County, in-person meetings the 4th Wednesday of the month at the IHC Hospital in Murray (5300 South, 300 West) in the Learning Center Building 6

http://www.slcoares.net/

https://www.facebook.com/SaltLakeCountyAres


South Salt Lake HAM Club - in-person meeting the first Thursday of the month at the Columbus Center 2531 S. 400 East)

https://www.facebook.com/SSLARTeam


Herriman HAM Club - in-person meeting the second Saturday of the month at the Herriman Fire Station 4850 Patriot Ridge Dr.

http://n7hrc.org/

https://www.facebook.com/N7HRC/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/997272867058858


West Valley City Amateur Radio Communications - in-person meetings at the WVC Fire Station 74, 5545 W 3100 South

https://www.wvcarc.com/

https://www.facebook.com/WVCARC


Sandy Amateur Radio Club - in-person meetings the fourth Thursday of the month at the Sandy City Library 10100 Petunia Way in Sandy

https://sandyarc.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/647044475429886/


Draper HAM Radio Association - in-person meeting the fourth Thursday of the month at the Draper City Hall 1020 Pioneer Rd

https://draperhamradio.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/DraperHamRadioAssociation


Eagle Mountain Emergency Communications Team - 

http://emect.org/

https://www.facebook.com/emecteam


Utah County ARES - the official ARES group for Utah County - in-person meetings the first Tuesday of the month at the Sherrif's department North Annex 3200 N. Main St. Spanish Fork

https://www.ucares.org/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ucares/

https://www.facebook.com/UtahCountyARES/


Utah Valley HAM Club - in-person meeting the first Thursday of the month at the Orem City Hall, Council Chamber Room 56 N. State St. Orem

https://uvarc.club/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/uvarc/


Ogden Amateur Radio Club - in-person meeting the third Saturday of the month at the Riverdale Fire Station 4334 Parker Dr.

http://k7hcp.com/oarc/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/305522682801814/


Davis County - in-person meeting the second Saturday of the month at the Davis County Sherrif's office 800 W. State St. Farmington

http://www.dcarc.net/

https://www.facebook.com/Davis-County-Amateur-Radio-Club-134810109919033/


West Desert Amateur Radio Club - in-person meeting the first Wednesday of the month Tooele County Emergency Management, 15 East 100 South, Tooele

http://westdesertarc.org/

https://www.facebook.com/WesternDesertARC/


Morgan Utah HAM Radio Group - in-person meeting the third Wednesday of even numbered months at the Morgan County Search and Rescue Building 1010 Rifle Range Rd.

http://morganarc.net/


Bear Lake Emergency Amateur Radio Service (Montpelier, ID) - in-person meeting the first Saturday of the month at the Montpelier Fire Station 760 Clay St, Montpelier, ID

http://www.zb-net.com/bears/index.php

https://www.facebook.com/BearLakeRadio/


Golden Spike Amateur Radio Club (Box Elder County) 

http://ubetarc.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Golden-Spike-Amateur-Radio-Club-GSARC-112869442069741/


BYU Amateur Radio Club

http://radio.byu.edu/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/319407269668

https://www.facebook.com/byuarc


Rainbow Canyons Amateur Radio Club - in-person meeting the second Tuesday of the month at the Cedar City Senior Center located at 489 E. 200 S. in Cedar City

www.rcarc.info

https://www.facebook.com/groups/629103110597516


Sinbad Desert Amateur Radio Club

https://www.sdarc.us


Dixie Amateur Radio Club St. George - in-person meeting the third Wednesday of the month at the St. George Community Building 245 North 200 West, St. George

http://www.dixieham.org/


Utah HAM Club

https://www.facebook.com/groups/utahhams/


Utah Section of the ARRL

https://www.facebook.com/ARRLUtah

http://www.arrl.org/sections/view/utah

Contact Us

Add yourself to the UtahSAG Event Email List!

If you are interested in getting email notifications of upcoming events that you may have an interest in helping support please follow this link and fill out the online membership form.


If you are interested in helping support UtahSAG please go to our GoFundMe page to make a donation.

UtahSAG

140 E 2100 S, Suite 134A Salt Lake City, Utah 84115, United States1

(801) 201-8923