July 29, 2019
Hello gang, just a short message from me this time with a few reminders...
Our annual summer picnic is this Wednesday evening at Bountiful Park (400 North and 200 West). We will be in the pavilion on the east side of the park. The club will provide sloppy joe's; please bring a pot luck to share. We have the pavilion reserved from 4:00-10:00pm. We will probably eat around 6:00pm.
We have raised $125 so far in donations for the South Orkney DXpedition. The club will match dollar-for dollar up to $250 so please send your donations for this DXpedition via PayPal, to UDXASSOCIATION@GMAIL.COM and include your call sign in the "add a note" field. We hope to send at least $500 to this worthy effort soon!
As W7CT recently posted on the reflector, the North American QSO Party on CW runs this Saturday from noon to midnight our time. Its low power only so small stations can generate very effective "runs" as you hand out fairly-rare Utah multipliers on the bands. Single ops can participate up to 10 hours, multi-ops the full 12. This is a great opportunity to brush-up your CW skills as the exchange is simply your name and state. Go have some fun!
Speaking of brushing-up on CW, don't forget our weekly QRS net on Tuesday nights, see the club web site for details.
Last but certainly not least, we hope to see many of you at the ARRL Rocky Mountain Convention in Ogden next week. This is going to be a GREAT few days with presentations (many provided by members our club!), a swap meet, vendor exhibits, license exam, and keynote addresses from the ARRL CEO and Bob Heil. Those getting started in DXing should sign up for the DX University on Thursday (separate registration). And our club will also have a space on the exhibit floor to meet, greet, have a soda, and chat about DXing and contesting.
See you soon & 73,
John Mitton (KK7L)