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THIS WEB-SITE IS THE OFFICIAL WRITTEN VOICE OF THE WBTC AMATEUR RADIO GROUP

The Wasatch Back Tri County Amateur Radio Group consists of 83 Ham Radio Operators and two Support Operator mostly residing in three neighboring rural northern Utah counties of  Wasatch, Summit and Morgan.  Members also reside in Utah and Salt Lake Counties and are usually assigned to the tri-county nearest them. Members presently range from 17 to 87 years of age.

The Group is governed by an Operating Management Statement.  County activities are directed by the County Emergency Coordinator (EC) and a Net Manager.  An elected Group Coordinator oversees the administrative coordination between the three associated counties.  

A weekly net is conducted every Thursday at 2100 hours local time on the 147,360 kHz repeater, located on Lewis Peak (Summit County).  Backup simplex frequencies are 145,610 (Primary) and 146,730 (secondary).  The packet frequency is 145,010 kHz.

Three Group Eyeballs are held during the year; winter (first Saturday in February), spring/summer (first Saturday in June), and fall (second Saturday in October).  Each being held in one of the three participating tri-counties on a rotational bases.

There is no application for membership.  Membership is established by participation.

Group Activities consist of:
  WBTC VHF Net check-ins, Formal Message Passing, Group field events such as Field Day, monthly State RACES nets, RACES/ARES Fall Conference, annual Utah VHF Society Swap Meet, Group tri-yearly Eyeballs, and Group training events.

Participate in three group activities in one month
to get established on the check-in log.  Then maintain 2 group activities for each month thereafter to remain on the log and on the yearly Group Roster.
    
All members conduct Net Functions, such as Net Control Station (NCS), check-ins, or training functions on the weekly nets.

Member Dues are $10 per year; due at each February Eyeball.

There are two kinds of membership: 1) FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operator; and 2) non-licensed Support Operator.

A Support Operator must maintain membership eligibility through participation just as the FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operator.  SOs check into the Group Nets as Third Party traffic; under direct supervision of an FCC licensed operator.  They also participate in training and field activities.

The WBTC AR Group callsign is K7WBG (June 2013).

PLEASE NOTE: MEMBERSHIP TO THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE MEMBERSHIP IN THE WASATCH BACK TRI-COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO GROUP, BUT ALLOWS WEB SITE MEMBERS TO ACCESS ALL FUNCTIONS OF www.wasatchbackhams.net. (WBTC  AR Group Membership is defined in the Group Operating Management Statement; pages 4 and 5.)

Amateur Radio34TH WBTC AR GROUP MEETING (EYEBALL)

Amateur RadioTHE 34TH WASATCH BACK TRI-COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO GROUP EYEBALL WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER. STARTING AT 0900 HOURS IN MORGAN.  THE VENUE IS THE LIONS CLUB HOUSE, SOUTH OF MORGAN CITY ON SR66, GO TOWARD EAST CANYON DAM, FOUR MILES BEFORE THE DAM WILL BE A MARKED TURNOFF TO THE WEST. THE LION HOUSE IS LOCATED IN WOODED LAND WEST OF SR66.  FROM THE SPRING CHICKEN INN IN MORGAN IT IS 6.4 MILES TO THE TURNOFF.  TURNOFF WILL BE MARKED.

THE MEETING AGENDA:
1. OPENING BY MORGAN COUNTY HOSTS AND INTRODUCTIONS OF PARTICIPANTS.
2. OVERVIEW OF "COMMUNITY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION NETWORKS" AND  THE ROLL OF AMATEUR RADIO.
3. OVERVIEW OF "EMP". AND SHOW AND TELL POSSIBILITIES FOR SIMPLE "FARADAY CAGES".
4. GROUP ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS.
5. OTHER ITEMS AND DISCUSSION.
6. CLOSE THE EYEBALL.

  
Posted by k7nal on Tuesday, August 22 @ 16:55:21 CDT

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Amateur RadioSUN ECLIPSE VEIWING IN IDAHO - INFORMATION

Amateur Radio

Hi, if your a ham radio operator, and your coming to Idaho for the eclipse, READ ON !

The Pocatello ARC will be running a net for safety, emergencies, general information. 
Starting August 20 and continuing 24 hours a day until cell service is up.

BRING YOUR TWO METER RADIO.  WE WANT YOUR HELP!!!  NO, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

Cell service is expected to be OUT at least sometimes during August 20, 21, 22.

Your two meter radio maY be very useful in reporting emergencies, etc.  Ham Radio
may be the only non-government communication system still functioning.

Our net will have direct contact (via police radio)with the EOC here in Pocatello. We will
be in direct communications with emergency services.

USE 147.360 REPEATER (CALDWELL, ID), +OFFSET, 100 PL TONE.

  
Posted by k7nal on Friday, August 04 @ 08:58:40 CDT

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THE 33RD WBTC AR GROUP EYEBALL (MEETING), SUMMIT COUNTY, COALVILLE

The Wasatch Back Tri-County AR Group Eyeball will be held Saturday, 13 May, starting at 0900 hours at Denise''''s Home Plate, located at 50 North Main Street in Coalville; right across the street from the LDS Stake Center.  It is located on the corner of the street.  A breakfast buffet will be served for $12 per person.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

Meeting Agenda:
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Other business besides Field Day
3. Breakdown of our Field Day and what we now know; the where, when, and how.  Designated callsign.
4. Operating conditions and equipment list; operate inside or outside, antennas required, band assignments.
5. Brandon (KI7BQY) will be in charge of the computer logging system and will give us a live update and demo on the logging system and how it will be tied together.
6. Identify radio operators and recorders (computer logging).
7. Review of operating site; a site visit. Additional planning sessions; when and where.
8. Close meeting around 1100 hours.

The 34th WBTC AR Group Eyeball is Saturday, 9 September, to be held in Morgan County.

UPDATE: SATURDAY, 13 MAY.

  
Posted by k7nal on Friday, April 28 @ 10:55:14 CDT

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WBTC AR GROUP 2017 ARRL FIELD DAY (CANCELLED)

CANCELLED

WE ARE LOOKING FOR RADIO OPERATORS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE 2017 ARRL FIELD DAY EVENT.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PORTABLE SUPPORT SYSTEM TO 40-45 FEET TO SUPPORT OUR DIRECTIONAL AND WIRE ANTENNAS.
  
CONTACT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING IF YOU ARE COMMITTED TO PARTICIPATING.
TODD ROGERS (W5MTN) email; todd.rogers@netzsch.com 
FORREST TERRELL (KG7NJF) email; fterrell1212@gmail.com
SCOTTY DEFFENDOL (K7NAL) email; k7nal@allwest.net or 435-783-3910

THIS WBTC EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF LACK OF INTEREST AND SUPPORT.
Times and dates for 2017 ARRL Field Day:
Operating Period is Saturday and Sunday, 24 and 25 June;
12 noon on Saturday until roughly 12 noon on Sunday.
Set-up Friday, 23 June, late evening, and take down Sunday, 25 June, afternoon.

UPDATE: A FIELD DAY SITE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AND SECURED............read more...........
  
Posted by k7nal on Friday, March 03 @ 11:09:18 CST

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Amateur RadioEXTRA CLASS LICENSE MATH REVIEW (HEBER)

Amateur RadioSaturday, 4 March an Extra Class math review is being presented in Heber City at the new Public Safety Building located on the corner of 300 South in Heber.  Class will be conducted in the "Community Room" at that venue. 

Class will start at 0900 hours and close when material is completed.

This session is a power point presentation covering the math portion of the Extra Class License exam.  A power point disc containing each license class information will be made available.

There will be no charge for the review class, but a contribution would be appreciated to cover costs of the  power point disc and other instructional materials that may be available.

Contact Info:  DON WILLS (K1DON), 435-654-4072, OR k1don@msn.com
  
Posted by k7nal on Friday, January 20 @ 11:26:25 CST

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Amateur RadioTHE 32ND WBTC AR GROUP EYEBALL, AT SOLDIER HOLLOW RESTAURANT, MIDWAY

Amateur RadioTHE 32ND WBTC AR GROUP EYEBALL (MEETING) WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, 11 FEBRUARY AT THE SOLDIER HOLLOW GOLF COURSE RESTAURANT LOCATED SOUTH OF MIDWAY IN WASATCH COUNTY.  STARTING TIME IS 0900 HOURS.  THIS IS A BREAKFAST MEETING.

SEE "READ MORE" FOR THE EYEBALL AGENDA.


Note: UPDATE 11 FEBRUARY:  24 ATTENDED EYEBALL; ALL AGENDA ITEMS COMPLETED; TIME OF 120 MINUTES. 
A "2017 ARRL FIELD DAY" PRE-PLANNING MEETING WAS HELD FOLLOWING THE EYEBALL.
  
Posted by k7nal on Sunday, January 15 @ 17:15:16 CST

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Amateur Radio2016 ARES/RACES CONFERENCE

Amateur RadioTHIS YEAR THE ARES/RACES CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, 5 NOVEMBER AT THE DAVIS CONFERENCE CENTER, 1654 NORTH 700 WEST, LAYTON; FROM 0900 TO 1600 HOURS.  MUST BE A MEMBER OF ARES OR RACES.  NO FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED THIS YEAR, BUT THERE ARE NUMEROUS EATING ESTABLISHMENTS NEARBY. ONE MUST PREREGISTER AT U-TRAIN (www.utah.train.org) . 
  
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Amateur RadioGROUP EYEBALL ON SATURDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER; @ MORGAN COUNTY S&R BUILDING, MORGA

Amateur RadioTHE 31ST WBTC AR GROUP EYEBALL (MEETING) WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER, STARTS AT  0900 HOURS AT THE MORGAN COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE BUILDING.

THE MORGAN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB WILL HOST THE EYEBALL.  K7GL WILL BE IN CHARGE OF MEETING.

THIS IS A BREAKFAST MEETING.  COST OF BREAKFAST IS $8 TO $10.

THE AGENDA:
1.  BREAKFAST AND INTRODUCTIONS.
2.  COUNTY (3) EMERGENCY COORDINATORS REPORTS.
3.  REVIEW AND APPROVE THE WBTC AMATEUR RADIO GROUPS "EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION PROCEDURES" AS PRESENTLY OUTLINED IN THE GROUP BY-LAWS.  A SUMMARY HAND-OUT HAS BEEN PREPARED.
4.  UPCOMING EVENTS.
5.  OTHER ITEMS.
6.  CLOSE MEETING AROUND 1100 HOURS.

The next (31st) WBTC AR GROUP EYEBALL will be held in Wasatch County, Saturday, 14 Janauary 2017.
  
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Amateur RadioTHE 30TH WBTC GROUP EYEBALL (MEETING), MORGAN COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE BUILDING,

Amateur RadioTHE 3OTH WBTC AR GROUP EYBALL (MEETING) WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER, STARTING AT 0900 HOURS.

THE VENUE IS THE MORGAN COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE BUILDING,  ON OLD HIGHWAY ROAD ACROSS FROM THE CEMETERY. ABOVE "THE FAMILY TREE" ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY.

THE MEETING WILL BE HOSTED BY THE MORGAN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.  K7GL WILL BE IN CHARGE OF THE MEETING.

BREAKFAST WILL BE AVAILABLE AT A COST OF $8 TO $10.

TIME FRAME FOR THE MEETING IS 0900 TO 1100 HOURS.

The Eyeball Agenda:
1.  Breakfast and Introductions as needed.
2.  County (3) Emergency Coordinators Reports.
3.  Review and approve the Group Emergency Communication Procedures as presently outlined in the Group By-Laws.  A summary Hand-Out has been prepared.
4.  Upcoming events.
5.  Other Items.
6. Close meeting around 1100 hours.

The next or 31st WBTC GROUP EYEBALL will be held in Wasatch County Saturday, 14 January 2017.
  
Posted by k7nal on Saturday, September 03 @ 14:46:37 CDT

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360 FUND; ASSIST WITH UPKEEP OF THE 360 REPEATER

AT THE 29TH GROUP EYEBALL Saturday, 14 May, as an Item on the Eyeball Agenda. After discussion it was proposed (by W7DEE), seconded (by N7RSV), and unanimously agreed by all attending, that the Group should assist Dave Williams, who owns and maintains the 360 repeater on Lewis Peak, with the costs in maintaining this repeater.  Annual voluntary contributions made by Group Members and other interested users of the 360 Repeater would be given to Dave, annually in a lump sum, to assist with his costs of maintaining a repeater system that we all use.  There was no fixed contribution amount discussed. It was decided that whatever an individual could contribute would be fine.  Again, this will be an annual contribution.  This effort will from here on be referred to as the 360 FUNDS.  We all realize that our contribution will fall short, but at least it will help out a bit.

To date $160 has been collected. (updated 20 May)



  
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Net Information
Weekly Net
 Day: Thursdays
 Time: 9:00 P (2100)
 Freq: 147.360 MHz PL 100 Hz

Simplex Net
 Day: Second Thursday
 Time: 9:00 P (2100)
 Freq: 145.610 MHz

 Instructions given during net.




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