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An update about the Idaho portion of the Intertie System 

The Officers of the Utah VHF Society were approached by Vance Hawley, WA7FDR, to determine if it would be possible to obtain funds from Idaho hams the same way we do in Utah to help support the Idaho portion of the Intertie repeaters.  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.  We would like to thank all those who attended the Hamfest in Boise who made the initial effort to kick off this project by joining the Society and making generous contributions.  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 may be enough funds to purchase a new receiver radio for War Eagle (Boise) Site.  As more funds become available additional improvements will be made to the Idaho system.

Some time down the road it may be possible for our Idaho friends to create a self supporting entity similar to the Utah VHF Society, but for now we desire to do our best to help make good things happen in Idaho!

If you want to help with this effort you may do so through the Utah VHF Socity (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.

If anyone has any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact or email one of the Utah VHF Society Officers.  http://utahvhfs.org

For more details about each of the Idaho Repeater Linked System repeaters please click here http://utahvhfs.org/other_rpt.html#jumpoff

New Intertie Link into Logan/Cache Valley now active.

With the help of the Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club we now have a new link into the Logan Cache Valley Area on Mt Pisgah.  The Frequency of the new repeater is 449.650 and the tone is 100.0 Hz.  Thanks to all the folks up in Logan who work hard to help us make this happen.  This provides extra coverage to the Intertie system that many have been asking for.

The Great Salt Lake Hamfest

We would like to announce a very special event that will be held in the Salt Lake Area in 2016. There will be an ARRL State Convention “The Great Salt Lake Hamfest” this event is scheduled for 8-9 July 2016.  This is the first time a major activity of this kind has been held in the Salt lake area for many years so put these dates on your calendar and plan to be part of this great event

A committee has been formed and Marvin Match, KA7TPH, is directing this effort. Please contact him at mvmatch@ece.utah.edu for info, more details and info will be listed on the Hamfest web site as it becomes available, fo now you can help out by filling out a survey form on the web site:


The hamfest committee are looking for volunteers to help make this a great success, please get involved.

See you there!

Thank you for coming to the 2016 Utah VHF Society Hamfest

The 2016 Utah VHF Society Swap meet was held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in Farmington at the Davis County Fair Park Legacy Events Center - the same place as it had been held for the past several years.  Our membership has continued to grow and this has helped us accomplish a lot of upgrades to many repeaters.

At this event, many faces were put with names, acquaintences renewed and junque exchanged.  Meanwhile the VHF society officers were re-elected and the dues were increased for the the first time in years - see the note below and to the right.

We hope to see you again in 2017!
UVHFS President Mel Parkes,
From the
Utah VHF Society president

Mel Parkes

Thanks to all Utah VHF Society members!

As we approach a new year I would like to let you know that we have 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!

Dues increase passed for the Utah VHF Society

The officers of the Utah VHF Society voted to an increase in Dues to $15.00 per year, up from the previous $12.00.  Additional rates are $25.00 per family, and $360.00 life time.  The reasons for this are due to increases in the cost of maintaining and supporting repeaters throughout Utah.

During the last three years we have made major updates to many of the key sites in Utah and have added a few new ones this has depleted most of our reserves.  To be able to continue our repeater support and work we have determined that a modest dues increase is necessary.  Many of you may remember that many years ago we lowered our dues by $3.00 (from $15.00!) because we felt our funds were sufficient to continue our efforts at a lower dues rate.

This change was voted on and approved at the business meeting held during the 2016 Swap Meet.

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!

This page last updated on 20160516

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