Utah VHF Society
(A non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) organization)

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Don Blanchard, WA7GTU (SK)

It is with deep regret that we note the passing of long-time Utah VHF Society officer and member, Don Blanchard, WA7GTU of Cedar City who passed away at his Cedar City home on the morning of Saturday, 4 September, 2021.

Don was well known throughout Utah - and the amateur radio community in general, helping many, many people get on the air, and he had been a key figure in getting one of the first repeaters (WR7AAA) on the air in Utah - and keeping many others on the air over more than five decades.  As long-time vice-president of the Utah VHF Society, he has had a wide range influence - not only in south and central Utah, but everywhere the Intermountain Intertie has reached.

Don's technical skills, generosity and enthusiasm will be missed.

Don's obituary may be found here.


2021 Utah VHF Society meeting held online

The Utah VHF Society would like to thank all members for their continuing support - and especially those who were able to participate in the online Zoom "webinar" that was held on 27 February, 2021.  According to our statstics, there were 234 users connected, watching the one-way event and asking questions via the online chat.

During the meeting past and future projects were discussed along with a brief explanation of the finances of the Utah VHF Society, and an explanation of the efforts being undertaken to keep the repeater database up to date.  Also at this online meeting was an election of sorts - the current officers being willing to serve another year in the same capacity.  Finally, prizes were drawn and the winners announced.

You can read the notes in detail and even find a link to view a recording of this event here.

We are planning - and hoping - to hold the 2022 Utah VHF Society meeting and swap meet as usual, and we hope to see you all there!

Note:  If you were a member in good standing in February, 2021 and did not get an invite to the Zoom meeting, please check your "junk" email box - and also confirm with the Utah VHF Society secretary that we have your current email address.

Utah VHF Society Expiry list now available

This is a reminder that your Utah VHF Society membership may be up for renewal:  All membership terms are based on the calendar year, going from the beginning of January to the end of December.

To find out how to renew, go to the How To Join page and on this page you will find a link to an "expiry" list (link) so you can see if your membership is current.

UVHFS President Mel Parkes, NM7P
From the
Utah VHF Society president

Mel Parkes

Thanks to all Utah VHF Society members!

As we enter a new year I would like to let you know that we had a very busy year and have completed many projects and helped support many groups with their repeater projects.  As your President I would like to announce that we are growing and The Society really appreciates all your support as members, we have grown to the point now where we have become the largest Amateur Radio Organization in the State of Utah, our membership is now almost at 600 members. 

I would like to take a moment to express my appreciation to all those who are members of the Society.  Thanks again and please continue to invite and encourage your fellow hams to become part of the Utah VHF Society.

If you every have any questions or concerns please let me know.  nm7p@msn.com 

Thanks to all Utah VHF Society members!

Supporting the Idaho portion of the Intermountain Intertie

After much discussion the Utah VHF Society Officers have agreed to begin an initial effort to ask the Idaho hams who would like to support the Idaho portion of the Intertie System to join the Utah VHF Society. 

Any funds obtained through this effort or any donations we obtain  from Idaho hams
will be dedicated to Idaho Intertie System repeaters.  Enough funds were raised via recent efforts to address some crucial needs, such as the purchase of new batteries for the Sawtell (West Yellowstone) repeater site and upgrade and maintenance for other projects.  As more funds become available additional improvements will be made to the Idaho system.  

If you want to help with this effort you may do so through the Utah VHF Society (contact information is here).  Any funds obtained through this effort or any donations we obtain from Idaho hams will be dedicated to Idaho Intertie System repeaters.  Please mark your membership and or donations for Idaho.

Questions, updates, or comments pertaining to this web page may be directed to: uvhfs@utahvhfs.org

DO NOT SEND MEMBERSHIP QUERIES TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS!  Questions regarding your membership status may be directed to the Treasurer of the Utah VHF SocietyFor the status of your UVHFS membership, check the "How to Join or Renew" page first!

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