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HARC Runs 7QP Op from Dino Land

On May 7th, members of the Herriman Amateur Radio Club set up two stations for the 7-area QSO Party (7QP) in Dinosaur National Monument near Vernal, Utah. Although the solar flux index (SFI) remained in the low 80’s that day, the 4-person team made good contacts with hams and “gave” them Uinta County, Utah, as […]

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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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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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Bird Attacks Antenna, Ends QSO Party

During the North American QSO Party (8-15 and 8-16) I set up a Buddipole antenna to operate on 20M from a friend’s deck in the South Dakota Black Hills. My friend Mike (KB0ZND) and I operated on Saturday and made many single-sideband (SSB) contacts with only 75 watts. The Buddipole antenna uses two tuning coils, […]

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Antenna Tests at HARC Meeting

Antenna builders finished construction of their dual-band 2-m and 70-cm “aluminum-rod” J-pole antennas at the August 8th, 2015 club meeting. The previous weekend members Gregg McArthur, Lloyd Taylor, and Jon Titus completed cutting and threading the rods, and drilled and finished the angular mounting brackets. Gregg provided an MFJ antenna analyzer at our August 8th […]

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