Utah County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
A.R.E.S. is a national organization of Amateur Radio Operators trained in Emergency Communications under the direction of the American Radio Relay League.
“The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.” (http://www.arrl.org/ares)
UCARES is the A.R.E.S. group for Utah County and we coordinate directly with, and are supported by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. We also have both official and un-official liaisons with numerous other public service agencies, emergency, health, and transportation entities throughout the County. Our members are all volunteers and hundreds if not thousands of volunteer hours each year are donated by our volunteers to our community. For more information on the groups we work with, take a look at our Liaisons page.
We are using Google Groups to stay connected off of the air. To sign up, please send an email to the organization leadership at the address “email@example.com”
ARES CONNECT has been discontinued as of June 30th.
Current meeting and EOC agency schedules can be found here!
UCARES Certification requirements can be found in the Resource Pages. Though not required to join ARES, Certification Levels demonstrate the level of proficiency and equipment you have, and are considered by UCARES leadership when making assignments for public service events and callouts.
Interested in participating?
- Start with reading through the Field Guide in the Resources section.
- Fill out the membership application form here.
- Check in with the training nets, Tuesday Nights at 9:00 PM MST on the 147.34 repeater (details in the field guide)
- Join us for the first Tuesday of the month face to face meeting. Click here to see meeting location and maps.
- Follow the group on Facebook and keep an eye on your email for event announcements and callouts.
For everyone's health & safety during the pandemic, we will be doing the ARES Interfaces meetings online using Google Meet at least through Spring 2022. The meeting starts at 1900 hours on Tuesday October 5th.”Read
Saturday, September 25th 2021
9:00 A.M. to Noon
Sellers can begin setting up at 7:30 A.M. Please do not start selling or buying before 9:00 A.M. To reserve / request a table please contact Caryn at Kg7uur@gmail.com Spanish Fork North Park Grand Pavilion (same location as previous years, next to Costco) Goto: https://utahvalleyswapmeet.com/ for more information”Read
Eagle Mtn Technician Ham Class Invitation, We are excited to an ounce that anyone interested in becoming a Licensed Ham radio operator, the City of Eagle Mtn will be conducting a five-week, no cost, entry level class, and exam. This class will help anyone prepare to pass the FCC Technician exam. I have worked with all ages of participants, some as young as 9, and others as young as 90. If you have any interest in becoming a licensed Ham Radio operator this class is for you!
Eagle Mtn. Technician Class Schedule: Thursday August 19, August 26th, September 2nd, September 16th & September 23rd, from 7pm till 9.
All classes will be held at Eagle Mtn City Hall 1650 Stagecoach run, Eagle Mtn UT 84005 To register for class please email firstname.lastname@example.org or with any questions?
The exam for this class will be held Sat Sept 25, 10 am in Spanish Fork UVARC swap meet at the The Orem Extra Ham class will also be held for the next 5 weeks starting Jul 13, Jul 20, Jul 27, Aug 3, Aug 10 to register for this class email k7uva@ARRL.net”Read
The next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is a month away, Live from August 14-15, 2021 and then on-demand for 30 days. It’s a great experience for those that want to improve their amateur radio knowledge and get exposed to new ideas, cutting edge ham radio technology, and practical techniques. And no need to travel - anyone can participate from their home or office! Information can be found at https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com.
At the Expo, you can listen and engage with almost 100 internationally recognized ham radio luminaries on approximately 18 different topic areas - there is something for everyone. Topics include: Antennas and Transmission Lines, Build-A-Thons, Contesting/DX, Controllers, Digital Voice Mode, Emergency Communications, Filters and Tuned Circuits, Future of Amateur Radio, Ham History, HF Digital Modes, New License - Now What?, Power Amplifiers, Propagation, Radio Astronomy, Software and Services, Space and Satellites, Test and Measurement, and Youth in Amateur Radio.
Here are a few examples of speakers you’ll want to listen to: (a complete list of speakers can be found at https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/spkrlist.html)
Early Bird Tickets are just $10 and then $12.50 “at the door”. Access to only the Exhibitor area is free. And save thousands of dollars since you won’t spend on travel, food, and lodging. For more information, go to https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com.”Read
The Utah Valley Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce their very first ham radio fair Thursday July 15 starting 6:00 pm in the at Pheasant Brook Park North Pavilion, 400 N 800 W in Lindon.
This is a very informal, fee-free eyeball QSO (in-person gathering) that replaces our July club meeting, and all are welcome, especially families. One of the purposes of this ham radio fair is to give those folks who missed Field Day or the 76ers Barbecue, yet another opportunity to join the fun and see how it's done.
Once we kick off the fair at 6 pm, there will be no presentation or speeches, but there'll be an announcement or two. You might find the following activities there:
- spots for you to show off your portable or other station
- kiosks where you can analyze your antenna or test your coax
- GOTA (get-on-the-air) station, in case you missed it at Field Day
- an elmer bench, where you can ask questions that you might have been afraid to ask on the radio
- food and drinks (a sign-up sheet will be posted)
- demonstrations, posters, kits, equipment show-and-tell
- representatives from other clubs and groups
- radio programmers, who can, well, program your radio
- old but working handheld radios that the kids (or you) can try out
- and more!
You can show up as early as 4:30 pm, if you have an antenna or station you'd like to set up. Commercial power will be available, but we'd love to see your solar and off-grid solutions too!
Talk-ins on 146.780- and 146.760- repeaters. See you there!