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December Meeting: Operating Practices and Procedures

The next UARC meeting, to be held on Thursday, December 13, will include election of 2019 officers, and a presentation by Gordon Smith, K7HFV, on operating procedures for the beginner and those who will need to teach beginners.

There are a number of common beginner misconceptions and it may help all of us to watch out for them and help to dispel them. We will look at questions such as:

  • Why can't I cure my low audio by putting up a better antenna? or
  • Doesn't it mean I'm getting out better on the Intertie if I get a report from Pocatello than just one from Salt Lake? or
  • Why do I get a received signal indication on the '62 repeater but can't hear anything?

The meeting will be on Thursday, December 13. The meeting will be in the Warnock Engineering Building on the University of Utah campus. We think it will be in room 103, but that hasn't been confirmed as of this writing. Check back on this site for updates.

The meeting will also feature election of club officers for 2019. The nominating committee's choices were presented in the November meeting. There will be a final opportunity at the December meeting for nominations from the floor.

During the University's fall semester, meetings will take place on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 P.M. in room L103 of the Warnock Engineering Building. To reach the ā€œLā€ three-digit numbered rooms, take the elevator in the southwest corner of the main floor down to level ā€œL1.ā€ (The elevators near the east entrance don't go there!)

See the map for information on finding the building. The room number varies depending on availability.

Of course, the meeting will include the “standard” meeting features:

  • Availability of ARRL books from Rick, the bookseller
  • An opportunity to join UARC or renew your membership
  • An opportunity to join ARRL or renew your membership
  • The chance to meet face-to-face the people you talk to on the air
  • The “Meeting after the meeting”: A chance to enjoy pizza or other gastronomic delights with other hams. It happens at Litza's Pizza, 716 E. 400 South.
  • The “Meeting before the meeting”: A similar get-together for those who can leave work early enough to get there by 5:15 P.M. These are held at “The Village Inn,” 910 E. 400 South.

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Last updated 11-20-2018.