ARRL Sections - Utah



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Mel Parkes
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Rocky Mountain


It has been a great summer, I hope you were involved with the many public service events that took place during the summer.  As Fall approaches many clubs are have many neat events and activities, please support your local club.:

20 Sep Ogden/Davis County ARC Swap Meet in Bountiful City Park (8:00-10:00 AM)

12 October Bridgerland ARC Swaptoberfest 7:00 Set-up Doors Open 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cache County Fair Grounds Pavilion 450 West 500 South Logan, UT

 *******ARES/RACES Conference - Saturday 11/9/13  *************

 (Please note this was changed from the previous announced date to 9 November)

The annual Utah ARES/RACES Conference will be held on Saturday, November 9th, 2013, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.    This will be held at the Davis Conference Center 1651 North 700 West Layton. This is same as last year's location. You do need to pre-register for the conference.  In order to do this you will 3need to utilize the U-Train system which is found at  Once at the website, the first thing you need to do is set up an account in U-Train as a new user (if you have not already done so previously).  Once your U-Train account registration is completed you will then proceed to log in and then either do a course search for the keyword(s) ARES or RACES or on the right side of the home page key in the actual course number, which is 1011069 for the ARES/RACES Conference.  Once you have the course listed on the screen, click on that to bring you to the registration/information page and click on the registration tab to register.  The system will indicate that your request has been submitted and has to be approved. U-Train notifies the State Training Staff and they will acknowledge by email that you are signed up for the ARES/RACES Conference. Directions: Get off of I-15 onto Exit 331 UT 232/Hill Field Road. Going East on Hill Field Road, you will go by Layton Hills Mall.  Shortly after the mall, you will turn left (north) on Heritage Park Blvd.  The Conference Center will be on your left.  You can also find a map on  


This last June the Rocky Mountain Division Convention was held at Estes Park, Colorado, one of our Utah Amateurs was recognized for his accomplishments in Amateur Radio. Brett Mills, WX7Y, was awarded the Rocky Mountain Division Outstanding Ham of the. My congratulations to Brett who is very deserving of this honor. The Division Convention at Estes Park Colorado was a great. I would like to express my appreciation to the HamCon 2013 Colorado Committee for their efforts to put on a very wonderful event. If you were not able to attend this year make plans to attend  the 2014 Rocky Mountain Division Convention which will be held Laramie, Wyoming. (I will post more details as I find them)

I will be happy to post any info about your local club or events in your area on this site if you let me know about them in time to post them.  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

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