Sunday, September 11, 2011

Updated ICS 213

We have posted the new ICS 213 with the embedded 6 line.  Please use this for our drill!



Sunday, August 21, 2011

We are Official!!

As of August 2, 2011 "The Herriman Amateur Radio Club is hereby declared a duty affiliated society."  You can see the welcome letter here.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fall 2011 Technician Class

Let your friends, family, coworkers know about the 2011 Fall Technician class sponsored by Herriman ARC.

Class Details:

Class dates are: October 22nd, 29th, November 5th, 12th, and 19th
Times: 9am-11:30am

Location: 4850 W 14620 S (New UFA Fire Station 123) in Herriman

The cost of the manual is $18.

The FCC Testing Session will be held at the end of the class sessions.

Register Here

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Field Day 2011 Report

We would like to extend our thanks to all of the Hams and others in the community who joined with us for an exciting day of fun.  We extend a special thanks to Mayor Mills who stopped by for a hour and made his own contacts on the air with the help of some of our experienced hams.

We also were priveleged to have several opportunities to get some youngsters on the radio for their first radio contacts.  Each one was thrilled as they marked the map with their first contact.  The smiles where as big as some of their contact distances.  Can you imagine North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and others as your first?

In all, we had apprx. 140 contacts around the US and Canada.  KC1F, Lance, thought he had reeled in the longest contact of the day when he finally pulled in a contact from St. Tomas Amateur Radio Club in the Virgin Islands.  Those thoughts were only shortly celebrated as Joel, KE7TGI and Gregg, W7GEM dialed in a contact a few 100 miles south of Moscow...Yes, the Russian Federation.

What a day.  To those who helped pull this together, we say thank you.  Joel, KE7TGI led a very good Field Day committee.  Joel, to you as committe chairman and your committe, we say THANK YOU.  If you were not able to attend field day this year, mark it down for next year.  Plans are already in the works for our particiapation next year on the 4th Saturday in June.... June 23rd, 2012.

With the permission of KE7WYS, we have posted some of his pictures of the event below.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Field Day Info

9:30 - Setup starts
Noon - Start making contacts
Location: Sol Vista Cir
Talk In:
449.250 - Primary Repeater Tone 118.8 (-) offset or Simplex 146.460

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Field Day Meetings:

We will be having meetings for the next two Thursdays at 7:00 at my house. If you had an assignment from the last meeting please come prepared to discuss results or any issues.

If you need directions to my house feel free to contact me.

Thanks and 73s

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Field Day Meeting

We will be having a meeting to discuss field day activities on Wednesday June 8th at 7:30 pm at my house. I know this is short notice and many will not be able to attend who would otherwise wish to attend.

Ongoing we will be having a weekly meeting until the day of the event. The actual day and time will be discussed. I would propose Thursday nights at 7:00, pending everyone's availability.

My address is 5794 Cuchara Way, in Herriman. Cuchara is about 14400 south. My phone number is 801-971-2534.

All who are interested are welcome to attend.



Net News, June 5, 2011

Fort Herriman Days is upon us again.  If anyone has time this coming Saturday, June 9th, to assist at a Ham Radio booth, please contact Gregg @

Field Day is scheduled for June 25th.  Please plan on joining us for some great fun on HF.  Even if you don't have HF privelegeds, you are invited to come.  That's what this event is for.  Everyone gets on the air.  Check back soon for additional details on Field Day.

Field Day will take the place of our monthly HARC meeting this year.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Net News May 22, 2011

Thanks to all who attended the May in-person meeting!  

If you have any equipment (radios/antennas) for Field Day - June 25th, please post to this blog or email Joel at

We have our club call sign "KF7POV" and have an active application for a vanity call sign "N7HRC".


Thursday, May 12, 2011

In Person Meeting - May 11th

Our monthly in person meeting is on May 11th at the the fire station on 4850 Ogden Peak Dr, Herriman UT.  Meeting will start at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Net moves to 70cm on May 8th

Please note that on May 8th the net will be moving to our repeater on 449.250.  On May 1st there will be communicators on the repeater pre and post the net on 146.46 for testing of your equipment.

Friday, April 22, 2011

MS Walk Communicators needed

The Walk MS on April 30th needs a couple more communicators to assist in the operation of the walkathon.  One or two SAG vehicles or bike with APRS would be great.  Please contact Brett Neilson (KC7IIB) 801-414-9134,  if you are interested in helping.  The time is about 9 - noon.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Herriman Repeater Now Online

On Monday, Lance, KC1F, and Jon, KZ1G, visited Herriman High School to complete the repeater configuration and bring it fully online. 

Repeater Details:  449.250 MHz, Offset: (-), Tone: 118.8 Hz

Here are some pictures we captured while there:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Club Meeting Saturday April 9th, 11:30 am

Please plan to attend the HARC in-person meeting on Saturday April 9th, 11:30 pm at the new Herriman fire station on 4850 W Mt. Ogden Peak.

"Officially organize HARC" - this is required to get a club call sign for our repeater.
Calendar items - Field Day, etc.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Herriman Drill Instructions and Guidelines.

Fellow Hams,

As most of you have already heard, this Saturday is the Herriman Emergency
Preparedness Drill.  As Ham Radio operators, we are opening up an
information net beginning at 8:45am to get a list of all the ham radio
operators participating for the day as well as to briefly discuss the new
213-6 form that was developed with the help of CERT, UFA, and UPD.  We look
forward to participating in the drill with each of you.  Below are some
points to consider as Saturday draws closer:

1)  If you have one of the city Go-Kits, we hope that you are planning to
participate.  If you aren't, we would like to get the kit into the hands of
someone who will be assigned to one of the fixed station locations.

2)  For those of you with HTs.  We recommend that you check to make sure
your batteries are fully charged.

3)  The weather forecast for Saturday morning is for mostly cloudy skies
with tempatures in the upper-30's at 9am rising to upper-40's by noon.
Please plan accordingly as some of our assignments may require some mobile

4)  When you check into the net on Saturday morning, please be prepared to
tell Net Control if you have been pre-assigned to a location.  We understand
that some of you will report to an Incident Command before you receive your
assignment.  Just let us know which Incident Command you are reporting to.
Then, if you accept an assignment that takes you away from your Incident
Command, please inform Net Control so that we may provide you with a
Tactical Call.  Remember that at the end of the day, you will need to check
out with your Incident Command.  Also, please check out with Net Control so
that we know who is available on air to receive communications.

5)  The Incident Command Trailer will be deployed to UFA Fire Station #123.
Herriman City operations will be based at that location.  We will not be
running Net Control from that location.  Net Conrol will be centrally
located so you should not have issues communicating with someone.

6)  We will be operating on two frequencies.  Our primary frequency and the
frequency that will be operated by Net Control will be 146.46 MHz.  All
operational messages should be passed on this frequency.  An example of that
communication will sound similiar to the following:

*Herriman South Mobile 1:*
"Net Control, this is Herriman South Mobile 1.  I have a message for
Herriman South Incident Command"

*Net Control:*
"Herriman South Mobile 1, proceed with you message on acknowledgement from
Herriman South Incident Command"

*Herriman South Incident Command:*
"Mobile 1, This is Herriman South Incident Command, I'm prepared to copy
your message.  Proceed"

*Herriman South Mobile 1:*
<Transmits message here -- preferred 213-6 form>

*Herriman South Incident Command:*
"Mobile 1, I copy your message.  Returning to Net.  Herriman South Incident

7)  Please be prepared to prioritize your messages based on the
classification that is provided on the needs of the message.  If Immediate
attention is requested, it will obtain first priority for radio traffic.
Organizational Reports will be held until there is available airtime, or
they may be shifted to the secondary frequency based on numbers of operators
at the city to receive that traffic.

8)  The secondary frequency is 146.400.  Please be prepared to switch easily
to that frequency to transmit logistical traffic and/or organizational
reports as directed by Net Control.  Then return and report back to the
primary control frequency.  This is a critical step as it lets Net Control
know that you are back and ready to receive additional traffic.

9)  Finally, we ask that you make an effort to fill out station logs and
213-6 forms for your station traffic.  At the end of the drill, please turn
those forms into your Incident Command.  We would like to collect those and
drive further training from them.  We learned during the fire that we need
to work on this area of communications.

We hope that we hear each of you on the air Saturday.  It will be an
exciting morning.


Herriman Amateur Radio Club

Thursday, March 3, 2011

HARC Field Manual

The HARC Field Manual is available via our blog, see the page list at the bottom of the banner (at the top) for the details. 

A big thank you to Lance, Damien and Coralee for compiling the forms!  So Be Ready Herriman - HARC, the drill is March 12th.

Please comment if you are having any issues getting to the files on the "HARC Field Manual" page.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Be Ready Herriman Meeting

Be Ready Herriman meeting

Our March Be Ready Herriman meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, March 3, 2011, at the UFA Rosecrest Fire Station #123.  This station is located at 4850 West Mt. Ogden Peak (14620 South).  We’ve determined some internet and GPS map systems do not yet correctly identify the physical location.  Therefore, please refer to the map shown when you make your first visit.

Area Leaders as asked to attend a 6:00 p.m. meeting.  Communicators/ham radio, team leaders and block leaders are asked to attend at 7:00 p.m.  We will discuss block organization and activation as well as review emergency communications.  We will be testing a draft of a new communicator’s message form during the upcoming semi-annual exercise on March 12, 2011.  This form will be presented during this March 3rd meeting and any questions will be answered at that time.

We appreciate your help in preparing our community!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

News from ARRL

Fellow Hams --

This weekend I sent an email providing details about a piece of legislation that's been proposed in the United States House of Representatives, posing a direct threat to our popular 70-centimeter band. 

Cut to the chase, H.R. 607 (the "Broadband for First Responders Act of
2011") in its present form requires, among other spectrum, the auctioning of 65% of our 70-centimeter band to business users within 10 years of passage.  This is to generate revenue that is estimated to be lost as a consequence of setting up and maintaining spectrum in the 700 MHz range for public safety use.

This email is to inform you that a sample letter opposing this legislation in its present form (specifically because it requires a significant amount of our 70-centimeter band to be auctioned) is now available for all ARRL members and general hams to use in making their voices heard.  I encourage everyone who reads this email to act quickly since this legislation is reportedly gathering steam in Congress.
Please promptly visit where you will find background information on H.R. 607, the sample letter ready for you to use, and instructions on how to submit your letter.

A word of emphasis on submitting your letter: Please do NOT mail it directly to your Representative.  Due to security measures in place on Capitol Hill, letters to members of Congress are not delivered until they are screened; a process which has been taking literally 6-8 weeks.
 Don't let your letter potentially become ineffective due to this delay.

Instead, everyone is asked to mail (ideally) or fax/email their completed and signed letter to ARRL's Washington representative, John Chwat, at Chwat & Co.  Doing so will not only bypass the slow-as-molasses screening process, but it also provides Chwat the opportunity to hand-deliver your letter to your Representative and personally engage him/her about H.R. 607's threat to our 70-centimeter band.  Chwat's contact information is found at

I encourage all members of ARRL's Rocky Mountain Division -- and all Hams who you might interact with on the air and within clubs -- to prepare your letters and mail/fax/email them to Chwat & Co not later than the conclusion of this weekend.  Your timely response is important to keep H.R. 607, as presently written, from proceeding further in the US House.

Thank you for your prompt action, and see you on the airwaves!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Net News Feb 20, 2011

VHF Society Swap meet this Saturday click here for details

CERT Class this Saturday at the new Herriman fire station, click here for details

Repeater hardware upgraded by vendor and should ship on Tuesday!!!

Please scroll down and take the poll for possible new net times!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Club Meeting Feb 12, 2011

We had a great meeting today at the Butterfield Park - Emergency Trailer review.  Thank you John for the education!  John also had parts for the Go-Kits.

Repeater Update - Antenna is here, repeater should be delivered next week.  This has got to be the quickest repeater setup ever!  Big thanks to Herriman City!

The links have been updated to include the FEMA 100, 200, 700 and 800 courses.  Please take those online classes ASAP.  You must have those completed to assist in an FEMA managed event.  Tina at Herriman City will log  your course certification.

 Our blog is now on Facebook, thanks Coralee!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Net News from Feb 6, 2011

Remember the in person meeting this Saturday at the Butterfield Park (Shops).

If someone who attended the Machine Gun fire debrief will you please post a summary?

Please note that all new "Be Ready Herriman" meetings will be at the new fire station on Mount Ogden Peak.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Net News Jan 30, 2011

  • CERT Training/Machine Gun Fire Debrief at the new fire station, 7:00 pm Thursday Feb 3rd.
  • Club meeting on Feb 12th time set for 9:00 am at the shops at Butterfield park. I'll be monitoring 146.46 if you need directions.
  • Come to the club meeting with net date and time proposals.
  • Salt Lake County ARES website = "The first On-Air Net will be conducted 1 Feb 2011 at 20:00 MDT on Frequency 147.400 Simplex."

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Net News from Jan 16, 2011

Progress on the repeater is moving fast and furious - come to the Feb 12th in person club meeting to learn more.

Car Pool to ARES meeting on Jan 26th

Please comment to this post if you would like to car pool to the ARES meeting on the 26th!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Boy Scout POW WOW Counselor needed

The District POW WOW is in need of a Radio Merit Badge counselor to teach on Saturday Jan 22nd, 8 - 12 (4 classes). This is the final of 3 sessions, the counselor signed up to do it is unable to attend. If you are interested please email me at or post a comment on this blog.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Net News from Jan 8, 2011

  • All Herriman go radio kits are checked out.
  • February Club meeting is on the 12th at the Shops @ Butterfield Park. Go left at the pavilion and park before the gates. Starting time is not yet confirmed but probably 9:00 a.m.
  • Jan 19th is the Grand Opening of the Herriman Fire station, tours will be available.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Events for 2011 to watch for!

*February 12th* : Herriman Incident Command Trailer Training at Butterfield
Park (We'll have an opportunity to learn how to setup the trailor, antennas,
and radios.

*March 12th*: Herriman Emergency Drill

*April 9th*: HARC meeting at the new Fire Station

*April 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th & May 7th*: Technician License Class

*May 14th*: License Testing Session

*May - Dec* (2nd Saturday) City Building - Agendas in Development

*June 25th* - Annual Field Day

*October* - Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)

Meeting on Jan 8th 2011

We had a great meeting on Saturday January 8th at the Herriman City hall. We started with updates from the leadership, a show and tell from John, and then an equipment check of the go radios.

Not sure on the final count of attendees but we must have had at least 20 attend.

The go kits we checked for completeness and operational status. Missing parts were consolidate across the 9 kits to 1 kit in need of correction. Several kits were checked out by members. We had an education programming the kits by hand and then all of the kits were standardized by programming them via the laptop with the list that was provided.

New blog site setup

A new blog site is setup to help connect with each other. News, Meetings, Plans/Designs, Upcoming Events will be published here. Check back often!