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

UtahSAG is now officially UtahSAG, Inc.  

We registered as  a Utah Non-Profit Corporation and received our IRS EIN and 501C3 status as of December 7, 2018.


We at UtahSAG would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.  As we enter the new year we would like to thank everyone who has volunteered to help support the events that we have listed here on our site and hope to see you all at future events.  We have already started to list events on our calendar for the 2019 season, so feel free to scroll down to the calendar and start planning on the events yo uwould like to help out with.  As we get the information on how to register as a volunteer for each event we will update the information in the calendar as well as put the events in the upcoming events list below.


2018 Skywarn Recognition Day Stats

We would like to thank everyone who helped out with this year's Skywarn Recognition Day event.  We made a total of 202 contacts across 37 states (as well as one in Mexico and another in Australia) and 38 Weather Service Offices.


If you have any suggestions for this site, or if you know of an event that should be listed please send an email to mickey@utahsag.org.


Thanks to everyone!

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.

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HAM Radio Technician License Class
Friday, January 18, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday, January 25, 2019 6:00  - 9:00 PM

Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

The test will immediately follow the class.

Taylorsville City Hall
2600 Taylorsville Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84129, USA

Amateur Radio (HAM) Technician License Class  This class will prepare you for your Technician Class Amateur Radio License.  The Technician license is the entry level license to the hobby of HAM radio and allows you full access to the VHF and UHF Amateur Radio frequencies as well as limited access to some of the HF frequencies.  VHF and UHF frequencies are most often used for local communications as well as emergency services communications that HAMs help out with.  In addition, using Internet gateways you can use VHF and UHF radios to talk around the world.  The class is held over 4 days:


Friday, January 18, 2019 from 6 to 9 PM

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 8 AM to 5 PM

Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6 - 9 PM

Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 8 AM to 2 PM

The test session following immediately after class.  


The class is run by members of the UtahSAG group in conjunction with Taylorsville City at the Taylorsville City Hall, 2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd.  The cost for the class is $40 which includes the training manual and license test fee. Pre-registration for the class is highly recommended.  Please follow the link to register for the class - https://goo.gl/forms/WhH0alkOqGlN7irl1

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Storm Spotter Training sponsored by Taylorsville HAMNet
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6:30 – 8:30pm

Taylorsville City Hall
2600 Taylorsville Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84129, USA

Taylorsville HAMNet is pleased to announce a NOAA Storm Spotter training evening facilitated by Kevin Barjenbruch from the Salt Lake Weather Service office.  The training will follow the National Weather Service outline for Storm Spotters with a focus on the types of weather that a spotter would need to be aware of in the state of Utah.

We would like to have a general idea of how many folks will be showing up so please sign up at this site:

https://goo.gl/forms/XcvtsFk4xypN3ICm2
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Amateur Radio Classes - Effective Net Control & Event Support Coordinator
Saturday, February 16, 2019
8:00am – 5:00pm


Taylorsville City Hall
2600 Taylorsville Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84129, USA

Effective Net Control and Event Communications/SAG Support Coordinator Training


Advanced classes for those HAM Radio operators who wish to become more involved in supporting and coordinating the support for public service events.  This all day training includes information on how to be an effective net control operator, managing the net, crisis control, logging and reporting as well as other critical topics on how you can manage the functions and duties of being the Net Control Operator and manage the SAG and communications support for events.


The second half of the training covers the topics surrounding being an event support coordinator from working with the event staff and how to recruit volunteers to creating signup and logging forms using Google Docs as well as some of the legal issues volunteers need to be aware of.


These training sessions are put on by the folks from the UtahSAG group based on their years of experience working with public service events.  It is recommended that you bring a laptop computer with you to class so that you can participate in the hands on exercises.


Pre-registration for this class is highly recommended so that we can have enough of the training materials available for everyone attending.

Please register at this site - https://goo.gl/forms/GjBwYZ59yaTL8IL13

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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, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

(801) 201-8923