Upcoming Events

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Hello all! 

 

We've made it to the end of another support season.  We'd like to thank everyone who volunteered to help out with all of the events this year. We have one more event this year, Skywarn Recognition Day Friday Dec 6 from 5:00 PM until Saturday Dec 7 at 5:00 PM.  Signup information can be found below.


We already have a bunch of events listed in the calendar, check it out to start planning for next year.  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.


We do our best to make sure everyone has an opportunity to volunteer for each event, so we will continue to also inform our "members" via email.  If you are not already on our email list please click here to add yourself to the list.


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, or for events supported by other clubs/groups,  please go to the calendar where you can view events throughout the year.


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

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The Davis County Amateur Radio Club and Trapper Trails Council of the BSA have joined up for the Jamboree on the Air 2019 event to take place at Camp Fife on October 18-19, 2019


Camp Fife is located 2-3 miles northeast of Fielding, UT. 


We are looking for HAM Radio operators to help teach the boys about radio, get them talking to other scouts on the air, teach them about electronics, and help with a hidden transmitter hunt. The Radio operators will be needed beginning at about 8:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 19, 2019.


If you would like to sign up for this event please go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4aa8a72da7fe3-jota

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The Davis Cup is returning Saturday, October 26th. Please join us for this great fall event and pass the word that it's the best volunteer experience in ham radio!


The Davis County Amateur Radio Club has been asked to provide radio support for the Davis Cup marching band invitational at Davis High School in Kaysville on October 26, 2019. Your help is a valuable resource to an event that will involve thousands of contestants and spectators from states around the region.


Sign up at http://bit.ly/radiodc


Radio Operator Info Packets: https://drive.google.com/open?id=15_GFuvLV68Ybpxkg06UoiDngaCQ5mmat

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 2019 Utah Auxcomm Conference

Significant changes are happening with the State of Utah Communications. RACES is not going away! However, something new is happening. Join us for a day-long event to get your started with the State of Utah's Auxcomm Program held November 2, 2019. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the conference will go from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch and breaks will be provided. Registration is limited this year.
 

The annual Auxcomm Conference will be held November 2, 2019. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the conference will go from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year the conference will be held at the Multi- Agency State Office Building, (MASOB), 195 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City, Utah. Lunch and breaks will be provided.

Event registration available thru EventBrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/utah-auxcomm-conference-2019-tickets-57551708710

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Skywarn Recognition Day (Saturday, Dec. 7 0:00-23:59 ZULU)

December 6, 2019, 2:00pm – December 7, 2019, 7:00pm

National Weather Service

2242 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, USA


Skywarn Recognition Day is a 24 Hour ARRL DX Exercise intended to allow HAM radio operators working with their local Weather Service Office the opportunity to test equipment and facilities on as many modes and bands as possible on the first Saturday (zulu) of December.  Locally we will begin setup at the Salt Lake Weather Service office at 2242 West North Temple at 2:00 PM on Friday December 6 with Recognition Day starting at 5:00 PM local time.  Tear down will be immediately after the end of Skywarn Recognition Day on Saturday December 7 at 5:00 PM.


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 the Training and Classes section of the UtahSAG.org website. 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 7, 2019, from 0000 - 2400 UTC (December 6, 2019 5:00 PM to December 7, 2019 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.


To sign up for one or more shifts for Skywarn Recognition Day please follow this link https://forms.gle/exqNr6mREHwDTz9i9


For More Information about Skywarn Recognition Day: 


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


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 add yourself to the UtahSAG Email list if you want to get email notifications about upcoming events.

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