Welcome to UtahSAG

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), 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.

In addition, UtahSAG 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. 

To view upcoming events that members of  UtahSAG are involved with please visit our Facebook Events page.  This is a public page and does not require you to have a Facebook account.

Supporting events such as this century bicycle ride

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

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 futher into the future please continue scrolling to the calendar where you can view events throughout the summer into October.

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It's that time of year again, the 2018 event support season is about to begin.  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.

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April 21, 2018

Salt Lake City Marathon

U of U Olympic Legacy Bridge

Howdy Ham Radio Volunteers,


The 2018 Salt Lake City Marathon is fast approaching. This year's the marathon will be held on Saturday April 21 2018. At this time we wish to thank all of you that participated in last years event. We also wish to thank those of you who wanted to help but were unable to do so due to other conflicts.


The volunteer site for the marathon has been established. If you wish to volunteer.... please register here:


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-alaska-airlines-salt-lake-city-marathon-volunteer-registration-registration-39082165810


Click the REGISTER button.  Select whether you are registering as an individual or a group (e.g. family or ward).  Scroll down to the "Ham Radio Operators" section.... select the number of requested tickets, and then order a free ticket. Some of you have already registered...thank you.


NOTE: If you have a preference as to location/role/skill set - please send me an email. We will need Net controllers, SAG operators, Race Official shadows and mostly aid station volunteers.


A brief explanation on the ham radio operator roles:


- Aid Station Volunteers: These hams are based at a given aid station and this task is basically sedentary. Communicate to the net control for the aid station.


- Net Control Controllers: Net control hams basically directs all activity on the net during the event. The operators are generally experienced and these roles are assigned. However, if you are interested in watching net control, feel free to drop by later in the event if time permits.


- SAG Operators: These hams travel around in the SAG wagons and provide logistics as necessary. These radio operators need APRS enabled radios, but we can provide APRS radios if you don't have one and really want to SAG.


- Race Official Shadows: These hams will very closely "shadow" the various race officials during the event and relay vital information directly to the race official. This assignment is extremely active so be prepared to get as much exercise as one of the marathon


Feel free to contact me if there are any other questions or concerns.


We hope that you enjoy the winter and we hope to see your name on the registration page...


Thanks,


Thor Femenias KF7RKO

thorcomradio@gmail.com

801-564-9742


http://saltlakecitymarathon.com/

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May 5, 2018 - 7:30 AM until approximately 4:00 PM

8th Annual Front Runner Century Bicycle Ride

 This is a one way ride from the UTA Intermodal Hub in downtown Salt Lake City to the Ogden Front Runner Station. Bicycles are transported back to Salt Lake via truck while riders get to experience the Front Runner to get back home. This is a METRIC Century ride with only ONE ride distance option of 60 miles.  There are three rest stop locations along with the starting line in Salt Lake City and Net Control at the finish line in Ogden.  We need a minimum of 4 SAG vehicles.  We would like at least 1 dedicated shuttle vehicle and motorcycle lead.  The event support starts at 7:30 AM and ends at approximately 4:00 PM.


It is anticipated that this event will hit it's rider cap of 1000 participants this year.


The Front Runner Century supports the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America as well as the U.S. Navy and Air Force Volunteer groups.


We need volunteers for Net Control, SAG, Shuttle, Rest Stop, Motorcycle Lead, Bicycle Mobile Ride Marshals and staff shadows.


To volunteer for this event please follow this LINK 

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May 19, 2018 8:00 AM until approximately 4:00 PM

Angel Hands Foundation - Ride with the Angels


 Angel Hands Foundation - Ride with the Angels A fundraising event for families with special needs children. This is a METRIC Century ride that starts/ends at the Copperton City Park and goes through southern Salt Lake and northern Utah Counties. There is a full Metric and a Half Metric route option available.


https://angelshands.org/ride-with-the-angels-2018/


A really good video about what Angel Hands Foundation does is here:

https://youtu.be/X11VL5J7q7U


If you are interested in supporting this event please follow this LINK and fill out the form. 

SAG/HAM Communications for this event are being managed by Roger Graves.
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May 19, 2018 6:30 AM until approximately 4:00 PM

Utah School Employee Association -  Tim Wangsgaard Memorial Ride 4 Education


 This is a fundraising event for the Utah School Employee Association's Tim Wangsgaard Memorial. This is a METRIC Century bicycle ride starting/ending at Centennial Jr. High School in Kaysville and going north to Plain City and back. There is a half metric route option available as well as a 5k Family Route. 


If you would like to volunteer for this event please follow this LINK and fill out the form.
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June 2, 2018 - Little Red Riding Hood

Cache County, UT

 

Little Red Riding Hood is an annual women’s-only ride featuring 3,500 cyclists. Little Red Riding Hood is a fully supported, non-competitive, women only cycling event. With 27, 36, 50, 70 and 100 mile distances, there is a ride for everyone.


The Bonneville Cycling Club (BCC) organizes the Little Red Riding Hood Bicycle Ride and is dedicated to raising money in the fight against cancer in women. BCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and riding opportunities for everyone from novice recreational riders to riders training for LOTOJA.


This ride requires a significant volunteer effort to make it safe and successful.  Please consider helping out if you can, and plan to have a buddy with you.


Find out the latest info about Little Red here: http://www.bccutah.org/lrrh

The Bonneville Cycling Club, Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club, and Cache County ARES, thank you for your interest in supporting this event!

If you are interested in supporting Little Red then please go to this page and follow the instructions on how to volunteer -
https://barconline.org/littlered/

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June 16, 2018 - Huntsman 140

From Delta, UT to Fort Douglas at the UofU.


The Huntsman140 is bicycle charity ride that needs ham radio support.  The event occurs on Saturday June 16 2018 and begins at 7:00 in Delta Utah and continues up to Fort Douglas at the University of Utah.  Ham radio support is required between Delta and Saratoga Springs.  Cell phone coverage is intermittent over portions of the course.  This event will be held in a relatively remote area and in potentially hot conditions and radio operators who are prepared and committed are encouraged to participate.


If interested, send an email to:


Thor Femenias (KF7RKO)

Huntsman 140 Communications Director

Thorcomradio@gmail.com

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June 22 & 23, 2018 - BikeMS (MS150)

Cache County, UT 

The annual 2018 Bike MS will be held in Logan on June 22nd and 23rd. Hams are being requested to help with SAG support and rest stop communications. If you are interested in helping out on either or both of the days, please contact Brett Neilson (brett@brettneilson.com)

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If your club/group has an event that they would like to be 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

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.