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Section Name:
Utah
Contact:
Pat Malan, N7PAT
Daytime Phone:
801-413-7438
Evening Phone:
801-413-7438
Email:
n7pat@arrl.org

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Rocky Mountain
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The ARRL Board of Directors Honors the Ogden Amateur Radio Club, W7SU, on the occasion of their 100th Anniversary

See http://ogdenarc.org/swapmeet2021.html for photos.

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 Don Blanchard, WA7GTU (SK) 4 Sep 2021

Our condolences to the Blanchard family. Don’s significant contribution to Amateur Radio has and will continue to influence many for decades to come.

 

 In todays ARRL Letter...   August 05, 2021

Utah Amateur Radio Club Receives Nearly $18,000 Grant to Introduce and Engage Youth

The Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club in northern Utah has received a nearly $18,000 grant from the nonprofit Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) to fund the club's initiatives to engage and educate youth in amateur radio through hands-on space science activities.

"This grant and our Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club demonstrate the important role amateur radio can play in furthering STEM education, which is critical to continuing Utah's high-tech economy," said Utah Section Manager Pat Malan, N7PAT, who came into office on July 1. Malan said prime movers behind the grant initiative included Jason Peterson, K7EM; Club President Ted McArthur, AC7II, and Club Secretary Kevin Reeve, N7RXE. Malan just appointed Reeve as the Section Youth Coordinator.

In July 2019, ARDC announced that it would use the proceeds from its sale of some 4 million unused consecutive AMPRNet internet addresses to fund its operations and to establish a program of grants and scholarships to support communications and networking research -- with a strong emphasis on amateur radio.

Bridgerland ARC has set out an 18-month timeline of proposed activities, which would include an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact between students in a local school and a member of the ISS crew, hands-on workshops to build and launch a high-altitude balloon and amateur radio payload, and youth-oriented hands-on operating events.

"Where local schools do not have the equipment to make this a possibility, the Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club is prepared to set up and maintain a portable ground station and provide the expertise to help [schools] make ISS contacts." The initiative would also provide educational and enjoyable hands-on activities.

A component of this initiative would include training local radio amateurs to use the ground station equipment to prepare them to mentor students and apply the necessary skills to help run the activities.

ARDC has said that it intends to award "a total of several million dollars in grants of varied amounts" to qualified beneficiaries, to be used in accordance with ARDC's mission. Numerous amateur radio organizations and projects have benefited from ARDC's largesse. In 2021, these included nearly $82,000 to W8EDU at Case Western Reserve University for tower replacement, some $88,400 to the Oregon HamWAN backbone project, and $23,600 to ARESLAX, Inc. for sophisticated RF interference location equipment. In 2020, the ARRL Foundation received a $200,000 scholarship-matching grant.

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(I) Read in the ARRL letter about the grant for BARC. Well done to all concerned. 73, Elwood, WB0OEW

Utah Officials