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April Meeting: FM Operating Procedures

Operating on FM ought to be pretty easy, right? With good repeaters, signals are strong, there's not much QRM, and one only needs to know a few common practices. However, it seems that some of the newcomers are missing some of the basic points, and maybe we can all work together to help them.

What's wrong with some IDing procedures to keep them from satisfying the rules? Why should one never say “Back to the group”? And why are the reports that “You're overmodulating” almost 100% wrong? These are some of the topics we will be exploring.

The meeting will take place Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 P.M. Gordon Smith, K7HFV, will be the presenter. Location is the Warnock Engineering Building on the University of Utah campus, room 1230.

UARC meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in the Warnock Engineering Building on the University of Utah campus. The room number varies with availability. During our meetings in January through April, 2019, we will be in room 1230. See the map for information on finding the building.

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 03-24-2019.