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), 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


It is with extreme sadness that I have to report that one of the founding members of Utah SAG, as well as a long time Amateur Radio instructor, VE, Event coordinator and friend has passed away this morning.  At approximately 1:30 on August 14 Carol McWherter went to be with her husband Eugene to continue their time together.

Carol was a good and honest friend to many as well as a mentor to anyone interested in ham radio.  Her passing will be hard for those of us that knew her and cared for her.


Carol passed away on August 14, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 20, 1949 to Theron and Donna Farnsworth in Salt Lake City. Carol attended Jordan High School and University of Utah. She met her sweetheart Eugene McWherter while square dancing and were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 16, 1973. Carol served 35 years with the U.S. Military as a Support Tech. She was heavily involved with Ham Radio communications and as a Boy Scout Leader. Carol was always working on a craft.

Survived by her three sisters Marsha (Brian) Smith; Nancy (Brad) Ball; Connie Harris; brother-in-law Kerry Smith; 17 nieces and nephews; and 38 adopted grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister Sharon Smith; and nephew Stewart Smith.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 18th at 2:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. Friends may call upon the family during the viewings on Friday, August 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and again on Saturday, August 18th from 1:00 to 1:45 PM.


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.


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.


Utah Valley Amateur Radio Club Swap Meet
Saturday, September 29th 9:00am – 12:00pm
Spanish Fork North Park Grand Pavilion

1188 N 400 E in Spanish Fork

The Utah Valley Amateur Radio Club (UVARC) is excited to announce that we will be hosting our very first, annual, ham radio swap meet in Spanish Fork, Utah this September!  

Cost: (pay at the door)

$5 – per person

$10 – per family

 $5 – per sellers table  Setup starts at 7:30 a.m.  

When Saturday, September 29th 2018 9:00 A.M. to Noon.  Sellers can begin setting up at 7:30 A.M. 

Please do not start selling or buying before 9:00 A.M.  

Where Spanish Fork  North Park Grand Pavilion, 1188 N 400 E in Spanish Fork. 

Here's a map : https://goo.gl/maps/XDyBHosfvh72   

For additional information, news, and updates, please visit: http://www.utahvalleyswapmeet.com/ or  https://uvarc.club/2018/03/01/2018-utah-valley-swap-meet/  

We are also very excited to have this be an ARRL Affiliated Event! 



Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club's Annual SWAPTOBERFEST

Oct 13th 8 am - 12 Noon
1410 N 1000 W, Logan, UT 84321

Entrance is Free, Swap Tables are Free. Set-up at 7:00 AM. Also available are new store items like mobile antennas, connectors & adapters, coax cable, Anderson PowerPoles, Red/Black ZipCord and more. 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY

Saturday December 1 3:00 PM to Sunday December 2 7:00 PM

Weather Service Office - Salt Lake City

2242 W. North Temple


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.


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.


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. 

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:


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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.


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

(801) 201-8923