ARRL Sections - Utah



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Mel Parkes
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Rocky Mountain

Some neat events you don't want to miss!

-7QP The 2016 Edition of 7QP will be held Saturday May 7th.  7QP starts at 1300Z (0600 PDT) and runs until 0700Z Sunday (Midnight Saturday PDT).  


- Rocky Mountain Division Convention, Keystone Colorado May 13-15.


- Great Salt Lake Hamfest (Utah ARRL State Convention) July 8 and 9 at the Larry Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College.  Please sign up now we are planning a super event and have some very special guests, speakers, seminars and activities. You will not want to miss the event! Check out the web site and sign up now.

The hamfest committee will be sending out more info about this event, I would encourage all hams especially ARRL Members to sign up early and be part of this Great Hamfest!


Bob Carter has put together a very special event station for the Days of 47.

Announcing the Days of 47 Parade, Ham Radio Demonstration


The public is invited to see the capabilities of Ham Radio, on Monday July 25, 2016.

We will be using Special Event Call sign:  K7U  on the air from 9 am to 6 pm.


"Ham Radio Works" is more than just words to the hams, as they prove they can send messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, Internet or any other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis.


During public demos, people will have a chance to meet and talk with ham radio operators and learn what the amateur radio service is about. Operators will show the still highly utilized historic Morse Code as well as voice and digital communications.  We will also discuss other on-air communications such as Moon bounce, satellite capabilities, some of the newer digital modes like JT65, PSK31 as well as the still very popular RTTY.


"We hope that people will come and see for themselves, this is not your grandfather's radio anymore," says Allen Pitts of ARRL. "The communications networks that ham radio people can quickly create have saved many lives in the past months and years when other systems failed or were overloaded."


When trouble is brewing, ham radio operators are often the first to provide critical information and communications.  Ask us about how you can be more prepared for safeguarding your family during an emergency?


We will set up in two canopies with rigs, power and antennas to demo and operate.  All contacts made will receive a special events QSL card for K7U.  


This event will be at Salt Lake City Library Square park, 210 E 400 S., in conjunction with the Days of 47 Parade.

For information please contact:

Bob Carter - WR7Q

President Utah DX Association

CQ Awards Checkpoint/Utah



Oh yes, don't forget to go to field day!


Mel Parkes, NM7P Utah Section Manager

PS: My office number is 801-581-8766 (No Voice mail at this number)

Utah Officials

  • Melvin Parkes

    Section Manager

    Melvin T. Parkes NM7P

  • Robert Craven

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Robert M. Craven N7GTE

  • James Brown

    Section Traffic Manager

    James R. Brown NA7G

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  • Brett Sutherland

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Brett Sutherland N7KG