Ramsey Kits Call It Quits

For more than 4o years, Ramsey Kits has produced many interesting and useful electronic products for do-it-yourself hobbyists.  In the early 70’s the company started with an “LED Blinky Kit” that often serves as a “first kit” for schools, scouting groups, and individuals. It offered a great way to learn to solder electronic components.  That […]

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Kids Talk with Santa via Radio

On December 12, about 60 children, along with parents and siblings, talked with Santa Claus at the North Pole via 2-way radio. Amateur-radio operators in the Herriman Amateur Radio Club (HARC) set up a VHF/UHF station at the Herriman Library and used the local 70-cm Herriman repeater to communicate with the North Pole. Childrens’ requests […]

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MESH Network Demos & Training on 9-19

Dave Bauman, KF7MCF, just announced demonstrations of MESH radio networks and training sessions who interested hams on Saturday September 19th. Mark your calendar for 2:00 PM MDT at the park area near the Taylorsville Senior Citizen’s Center off Redwood Road and 4800 South. Use the access road on 4800 South go north just past the Senior […]

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2015 Jamboree on the Air

The annual Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Scouting event uses amateur radio to connect Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in our community. This event–held each year during the third full weekend of October requires no travel, other than to a nearby radio amateur’s ham shack. JOTA typically attracts more than 750,000 Scouts who participate from 6,000+ stations […]

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Joint US-Cuba DX Operation Planned

The resumption of normal diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba has led to plans for a joint US-Cuba operation that should occur in fall 2015. The projected dates will include the CQ World Wide SSB contest sponsored by CQ magazine. Cuban ham-radio operators get on the air frequently, so the country appears on the […]

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