The Utah VHF Society
Joining the Utah VHF Society
and renewing membership

(And why you should!)


Notice to those who wish to help support the Idaho Intertie-linked repeaters:

The Utah VHF Society is working with the Idaho group to help raise funds to maintain those Idaho-based repeaters on the Intertie.

If you wish to support this effort by making a donation, etc. you may do so via the Utah VHF Society, either by check to the address below or via PayPal, through the Utah VHF Society.  Note that such a donation would be in addition to normal Utah VHF Society dues/support.

Remember:  If you make such a donation, be sure to specify which portion of this donation is to be earmarked in support of the Idaho group.

Utah VHF Society membership


Membership rates for the Utah VHF Society are now $15 per year per individual and there is also a "family" rate of $25 per year: "Families" are those immediate family members residing at the same address.  One may pay for Utah VHF Society membership the old fashioned way by mailing a check, in person at the swap meet, or via PayPal.  A special "lifetime" membership is available for an individual for $360.

We do prefer that you join or renew before the swapmeet - by the middle of January - so that you won't have to wait in line at the swap meet and so that you may be in the booklet!

There is also a "Lifetime" rate:  Please contact the Utah VHF Society using the email address at the bottom of the page for more information.


Membership runs from January through December of the year that you pay/join:

Membership runs for the calendar year, so all members (except those who have paid for multiple years) will be current through December 31 of the same year.


 On the expiry page, please note the date of its update!


When you join or renew, please include the following:


If you wish to mail a check, dues may be sent to:

Utah VHF Society 
P.O. Box 482 
Bountiful, UT  84011-0482



Joining or renewing UVHFS membership using PayPal:


If you choose to join/renew via PayPal, we request that you pay for two years or more to minimize the "bite" taken out when paying this way, as in:




Individual Rate
Family Rate
2 Years
        $30
      $50
3 Years
        $45
      $75
4 Years
        $60
      $100


The PayPal account address for the Utah VHF Society is:

paypal@utahvhfs.org


IMPORTANT:
 Please note that the above email address is pronounced "Pay Pal At Utah Vee Aiche Eff Ess dot Org"


PLEASE check the spelling of the email address to which you are sending your payment and make sure that it is correct and has the word "UTAH" in it - and then check again before you send your payment!

Please note that this is not a link, but the address to which you should send your payment after you log into PayPal.  At the moment, we don't have a "shopping cart" set up for PayPal - sorry.



If you have a PayPal account, follow these e
asy steps:

  1. Log into your PayPal account
  2. Click on the "Send Money" tab
  3. Where it says "To", enter the Utah VHF Society's PayPal address:  paypal@utahvhfs.org
  4. Under "Amount" enter the number based on the number of years' membership you wish.  Please enter the amount for at least two years to help minimize the amount of PayPal fees.
  5. Select "Purchase" and select either "Goods" or "Services".  Please do not select anything under the "Personal" tab.
  6. Hit the "Continue" button.  This will take you to a new screen.
  7. Select your method of payment and hit the "Send Money" button

Thank you for your support!

If you don't have PayPal, don't worry - you can still pay by check/mail to the address above, or in person at the next swapmeet.


When you pay via PayPal, please include the following:

If you forget to include the above info, don't worry - we'll send another email asking for the missing information if we need it!


What's the money used for?



In addition to the nice, handy booklet that contains not only the Utah repeater directory, membership list and other valuable information, your dues also support various repeaters around the state, many of them operated by other clubs and organizations.

As you can imagine, there are ongoing expenses related to any repeater or system of repeaters and these range from helping out with site rental/electricity to the complete replacement of a repeater system that has become too old to effectively maintain or has been catastrophically damaged in, say, a lightning strike - and everything in between.

In many instances, the repeaters that the Utah VHF Society helps out with are located in remote areas of Utah and serve a very small permanent amateur population that might be hard-pressed to install or maintain a repeater.  In these same cases, it's not uncommon for these same repeaters to serve very large geographical area and contribute substantially to the service area (and usefulness!) of a linked repeater system such as the Intermountain Intertie.

In other cases, the Utah VHF Society will also offer technical assistance ranging from minor upgrades and replacements of portions of an existing repeater/system to just technical assistance and advice:  In the pool of Utah VHF Society members are people who have the skill and experience in the engineering of new systems and ongoing maintenance of existing ones!

Another service provided by the Utah VHF Society is that of repeater coordination and is a member of the NFCC, a national group sanctioned by the ARRL and recognized by the FCC when issues relevant to
FCC §97.201 of the Amateur Service rules are involved!  In Utah, we are fortunate to have a technically competent pool of individuals involved with frequency coordination who can proactively manage complex frequency coordination and potential interference issues and are recognized nationally in various technical aspects of frequency management.

It should go without saying that in a state such as Utah with a wide and diverse set of repeaters and their technical requirements, many of the systems that we take for granted would simply not be possible or practical without groups like the Utah VHF Society as well as the local clubs that support these repeaters!

This page updated on 20170207

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

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