- Rocky Mountain
For the first time in at least fifteen years our division presented awards to deserving amateurs at the Rocky Mountain Division Convention held in Estes Park, Colorado. Two of our Utah Amateurs were recognized for their accomplishments in Amateur Radio. Darryl Hazelgren, K7UT, was awarded the Division Outstanding Ham of the Year and Clint Turner, KA7OEI, was recognized for the Division Technical Achievement Award. My congratulations to both of these very deserving individuals. It is a great honor for both of these amateurs and also that the division judges chose two individuals from our Utah Section for recognition. The Young Ham of the Year was Phillip Shaw, KE5LZX from Belen in the New Mexico Section. For detail on these awards go to www.rockymountaindivision.org/awards.html
The Division Convention at Estes Park Colorado was a great success and there were 499 attendees present. I would like to express my appreciation to the HamCon 2009 Colorado Committee for their efforts to put on a very wonderful event. If you were not able to attend this year mark your calendar now for the 2010 Rocky Mountain Division Convention which will be held May 29-31 in Casper, Wyoming. See www.wyomingsection.org for more details.
I would like to thank all our section members who participated in the recent election for our Utah Section Manager Position. I consider it an honor to be reelected for another term as your Section Manager. As promised in my campaign I will continue to provide any service your club or group would like please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or needs you have about any aspect of amateur radio.
Field Day is 27 and 28 June this year. Please plan on participating with your local club. If you can’t attend at your club field day site, plan on working from your QTH as a Class D or E Station for a few hours. All Field Day Stations will appreciate another contact for field day, for more info on the ARRL Field Day Rules please go to the ARRL Web site. If you or your club would like to register your club’s activities at the ARRL Field Day Site Locator go to this ARRL web site.
During the summer there are many neat public service events that you can participate with check with your local club for events in your area. Brett Neilsen, KC7IIB, has created a great web site that lists many of our Utah Public Service Events got to http://www.arpse.org/ to see a list of events for the coming months. Also if you want to list your local public service events you can register with the site and add you events. If you have questions about this site contact Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for all the work you, our hams in the Utah Section, are doing to promote amateur Radio and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or ideas that I can help you with.
73 Mel Parkes, NM7P Utah Section Manager
Section ManagerMelvin T. Parkes NM7P
Section Emergency CoordinatorRobert M. Craven N7GTE
Section Traffic ManagerJames R. Brown NA7G
Technical CoordinatorRon Jones K7RJ
Official Observer CoordinatorBrett Sutherland N7KG
Public Info CoordinatorCheryl A. Walter KC8TDU