Tech License Session Starts August 13

A 3-session ham-radio prep class for the Technician license starts on Thursday, July 30 and continues on August 6 and 13. Location: the YM room of the LDS EagleCrest Church Building, 14919 South Eagle Crest Drive, Draper, Utah, 84020. Classes run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm each evening. The class prepares student to take the FCC Exam […]

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Antenna Builders Converge

At the Herriman Amateur Radio Club meeting on July 11, 2015, seven members chose to construct a “Dual-Band J-Pole” antenna for the 2m and 70 cm bands. Jeffrey Bail (NT1K) redrew the original plans and added the dimensions needed to build the antenna. HARC member Lloyd Taylor (K7PV) purchased the materials and members got to […]

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7QP Operation a Success

On Saturday May 2, 2015, HARC members set up transceivers north of Antimony, Utah for the annual Seven-Area QSO Party, usually called “7QP.” The location put us at the line between Garfield and Piute counties, so operators could “give” others credit for contacting someone in both. The HARC team–W7GEM (Gregg McArthur), KF7ZMF (Marlene McArthur), KZ7Q […]

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Solar Panel charger for 12-volt battery – perfect for Herriman go-kits

I was looking for a way to charge a 12 volt battery while we are at Lake Powell this summer, and I came across this solar panel charger on Amazon.com (see right column). I realized that this would be a perfect addition to a Herriman go-kit — it would allow you to power the go-kit […]

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Listen to live feeds of local police and fire dispatch

If you are ever interested in listening to the radio transmissions of our local fire and police agencies, I came across a website that you might be interested in. Broadcastify is a website that includes several live audio feeds from a variety of local agencies. Here is the page that lets you pick the live […]

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