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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 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.
  
Posted by k7nal on Saturday, September 10 @ 09:00:00 CDT

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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)



  
Posted by k7nal on Tuesday, May 17 @ 15:08:39 CDT

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2016 ARRL FIELD DAY

THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH INTEREST FROM MEMBERS TO WARRANT HOLDING A GROUP FIELD DAY THIS YEAR.

The 2016 ARRL Field Day event will take place Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 June.  The actual operating period is from 1200 hours local time (noon) on Saturday, 24 hours later, at 1200 hours local time on Sunday.


  
Posted by k7nal on Tuesday, May 17 @ 14:49:31 CDT

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Amateur Radio29th WBTC AR GROUP EYEBALL (MEETING); SATURDAY, 14 MAY

Amateur RadioTHE 29TH WASATCH BACK TRI-COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO GROUP MEETING (EYEBALL) WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, 14 MAY. MEETING WILL START AT 0900 HOURS.  THE VENUE IS DENISES  HOME PLATE IN COALVILLE.

THE AGENDA IS TO DISCUSS AND PLAN THE 2016 ARRL FIELD DAY EVENT.  TO DETERMINE TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATORS INTERESTED AND DEVELOP A SHORT LIST OF WHERE THE EVENT MIGHT BE HELD, AND TO MAKE SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT ASSIGNMENTS.  

THIS YEAR THE FIELD DAY IS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 25 AND 26 JUNE, WITH SET-UP FOR PORTABLE STATION OCCURRING FRIDAY AFTERNOON, 24 JUNE, AND DISMANTLING OF STATION ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, 26 JUNE.

EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE EYEBALL.  PLEASE LET K7NAL KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE ATTENDING SO THAT ADEQUATE BREAKFAST CAN BE ARRANGED FOR.

UPDATE:
12 member attended the eyeball on 14 May in Coalville.
Those members attending the Eyeball have been posted on the Log Sheets and a new item of business is listed on page 8 of the Log Sheets.  Time of meeting was 1hr 45minutes.  Fielding of a ARRL Field Day entry is in question at this time.  Standby for more.........
  
Posted by k7nal on Friday, April 15 @ 08:07:36 CDT

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Amateur RadioGREAT SALT LAKE HAMFEST (JULY 8-9)

Amateur Radio
THIS IS THE FIRST UTAH STATE HAMFEST SINCE SOMETIME IN THE LATE 1930s. 

THE HAMFEST WILL INCLUDE CLASSES AND FORUMS COVERING A WIDE RANGE OF 
TOPICS.  *INCLUDING:
*EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
*EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
*DX CONTACTING
*CONTESTING
*WORKING SATELLITES
*DIGITAL MODES
*AND MORE

OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
-SWAPMEET; 
-VENDORS (INCLUDING YAESU);
-ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES; 
-DOOR PRIZES; 
-A SPECIAL EVENT STATION W/GOTA OPPORTUNITIES;
-A BBQ LUNCH;
-AND A BANQUET DINNER.
  
Posted by k7nal on Wednesday, March 30 @ 14:09:42 CDT

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Amateur RadioUTAH VHF SOCIETY SWAP MEET (Annual Event)

Amateur RadioTHE ANNUAL UTAH VHF SOCIETY SWAP MEET WILL OCCUR SATURDAY, 27TH FEBRUARY AT THE LEGACY EVENTS CENTER, DAVIS COUNTY FAIR PARK, BUILDING #2, 151 SOUTH 100 WEST, FARMINGTON.

FOR THOSE SELLING THE DOORS WILL OPEN AT 0800 HOURS, AND FOR THOSE BUYING THE DOORS OPEN AT 0900 HOURS.  THIS EVENT IS HELD INDOORS, BRING A JACKET AND A CHAIR.  THE TEMPERATURES INDOORS ARE COOL, NOT COLD.

THIS EVENT IS WELL WORTH ATTENDING FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN VARIOUS PIECES OF RADIO EQUIPMENT AND SOCIALIZING WITH FRIENDS AND OTHER HAMS,

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO, LIKE DIRECTIONS TO EVENT, GO TO:
www.utahvhfs.org 
  
Posted by k7nal on Monday, February 01 @ 16:24:46 CST

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Amateur RadioPLANNING SESSION FOR THE FIRST GREAT SALT LAKE HAMFEST (THIS WAS CANCELLED)

Amateur RadioTHE FIRST GREAT SALT LAKE HAMFEST WILL BE HELD FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 8TH AND 9TH OF JULY AT THE LARRY H. MILLER CAMPUS OF SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 3750 SOUTH 300 WEST, SANDY, UTAH 84070
THE WEB SITE:  www.gslhamfest.org

A PLANNING SESSION WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, 6 FEBRUARY, FROM 0830 TO 1200 NOON AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND EDUCATION TRAINING CENTER (PSET) OF LHM CAMPUS.  A REVIEW OF THE GENERAL HAMFEST PLANS AND VENUE, TALK ABOUT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, AND BREAK INTO COMMITTEES.  (THIS WAS CANCELLED.)
  
Posted by k7nal on Monday, February 01 @ 15:28:07 CST

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Amateur Radio28th WBTC AR GROUP EYEBALL

Amateur RadioThe 28th WBTC Amateur Radio Group Eyeball will be held 9 January, from 0900 to 1100 hours at the Soldier Hollow Restaurant, south of Midway in Wasatch County.

The Eyeball (meeting) is a 2016 business and planning session for the Group.

As usual it will include a dutch treat breakfast of your choice.

An Agenda will be prepared one week in advance of the meeting, and will appear in this notice.




Note:
UPDATE:
17 MEMBERS ATTENDED MEETING.
AGENDA WAS COMPLETED AND MODIFICATIONS/CHANGES ON JANUARY LOG SHEET
TIME OF 2 HOURS.
  
Posted by k7nal on Monday, December 28 @ 15:56:34 CST

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Amateur RadioBOY SCOUTS ON THE AIR (Wasatch Back Tri-County Area)

Amateur RadioBOYS (AND GIRLS) ARE INVITED INTO RADIO OPERATORS SHACKS TO EXPERIENCE A LITTLE AMATEUR RADIO, AND TO TALK TO ONE ANOTHER USING RADIOS.  

YOUTH MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

THIS WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, 21 NOVEMBER, IN TWO SESSIONS; 1) 1000 TO 1200 HOURS, AND 2) 1700 TO 1900 HOURS, ALL LOCAL TIMES.

THIS HAS BEEN AN ANNUAL EVENT WITH THE WBTC AR GROUP. SINCE THE NORMAL JOTA (JAMBOREE ON THE AIR) FALLS IN THE HUNTING SEASON IN UTAH (OCTOBER), AN ALTERNATIVE DATE OF THE THIRD SATURDAY IN NOVEMBER WAS SELECTED.


  
Posted by k7nal on Friday, November 20 @ 10:06:09 CST

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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

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