President: Mel Parkes,
Mel Parkes, NM7P (ex AC7CP), is the current
President of the Utah VHF Society. Mel, first licensed in
New Mexico in 1991, now holds an extra class license. He
is also a life member of the ARRL and is the ARRL SM (Section
Manager) and in this capacity he is one of our local contacts
with the league. Mel has also served with the Air Force
MARS State Director and net control for its Administrative net,
was the president of the Davis County ARC in 1996 and 1998, and
presently an ARRL VE (Volunteer Examiner) for the Davis County
Vice President: Don Blanchard, WA7GTU
Don Blanchard received the call WA7GTU in
January of 1967 and has been an active amateur ever since that
time and currently has an extra class license. His wife
Linda, WA7VIN, has a general class license and tells people she
got her license in BC (Before Children) - otherwise it may not
have happened. Don became a Net Control Station for the
Beehive Utah Net shortly after he was first licensed and served
twice for short times as the Acting Net Manager.
Don retired from Southern Utah University in 2002 where he was a Professor of Electronic Engineering Technology for 38 years and served twice as Chairman of the Technology and Criminal Justice Department. He continues to do consulting work in radio broadcasting.
He has built many repeaters and was instrumental in helping to develop the Intermountain Intertie (a.k.a. "Snowbird") link system, which he continues to help maintain. His other hobbies include flying radio controlled model airplanes, SCUBA Diving, Skiing, Astronomy, and Genealogy.
He does not play golf.
Secretary: John Mabey, W7CWK
John Mabey, W7CWK, is the current secretary of the Utah Vhf Society. He is also Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC, Utah Section.) First licensed in 1954 (or 1955 - he's not sure of the year) John holds an Extra Class License. John was one of the five original hams that started the UVHFS and has served in other UVHFS positions, including Frequency Coordinator. Some of John's amateur interests are homebrew (of radio/electronic) equipment, public service, and emergency communications. John also happens to be the "Simplex Frequency Manager" for the Wasatch Front (see this page for more info.)
John has retired from L-3 Communications where
he was a Staff Engineer/Program Manager. John now spends
his time on his other interests which include camping, fishing,
and (according to his wife) collecting junk.
Treasurer: Danny R. Fullerton, KC7RUF
Danny, KC7RUF, has been licensed since 1996 and he currently holds a General Class license - and is currently working on getting his Extra. Danny became interested in Amateur Radio several years ago when helping with the MS bike race, after amateur radio in action. Since then, he has been joined in the hobby by is wife, Mary (KC7YLY) and his son-in-law, Gabe (KD7OGN.)
Danny works as a driver for Cream O' Weber dairy, and in his free time he gets involved with many of the aspects of Amateur Radio's community involvement - such as the Pioneer Day Parade, the Wasatch 100 marathon run, and (of course) the event that introduced him to to Amateur Radio, the MS bike race. Danny is also involved with RACES and ERRS - organizations that train to provide communications during emergencies - training that came in handy as Danny helped out in the aftermath of the 1999 tornado and the Riverdale flood.
Danny is currently a net manager for the UVHFS Swap net as well as having duties on the weekly UARC Information Net (Sundays at 9 PM on the 146.62 repeater) in addition to being the UVHFS Treasurer. As if that weren't enough to do, he also helped in organizing and executing the 2002 Utah Hamfest. Danny is also a lifetime member of the ARRL.
If you have a question as to whether or not
your UVHFS membership check has cleared, Danny is the one who
can find out. He may be reached at home at (801) 301-0162
during "normal" hours (that is, not
after 10 pm!)
Utah Frequency Coordinator: John Lloyd, K7JL, (email)
John Lloyd, K7JL, is the current Frequency Coordinator for the Utah
VHF Society. In this position, John is the clearinghouse
for repeater information and frequency utilization within the
state of Utah for the amateur VHF, UHF, and microwave
bands. More than a third of a century of field experience
gives John an extensive knowledge equipment operation, repair,
and modification, as well as practical knowledge pertaining to
propagation and the identification and resolution of
John obtained his first license when he was in
Jr. High School in 1967 and, by 1970 (in High School,) he
upgraded to an extra class. John has been president of the
VHF Society and was DARS (Deseret Amateur Radio Society)
president for 2000-2001, and is a life member of the ARRL.
John is the primary force behind the Intermountain Intertie
(a.k.a. the "Snowbird Link System") being the one who usually
does the installation, repair, and maintenance of these (and
other) affiliated repeaters along the Wasatch Front.
John presently works as an engineer for U.S.
Satellite Corp. in Murray, Utah. In this capacity, he
works on all sorts of telecommunications systems, including
microwave, satellite, wireless communications, land-based wire
and fiber systems. Some of John's other interests include
Scouting as well as building even more repeaters.
For questions regarding frequency coordination issues or about the Intermountain Intertie, you may contact John at:
Utah VHF Society Frequency CoordinatorIf you interested in putting up a repeater or are considering use of a frequency in a way that might affect other users, please contact John. Information about repeater coordination and related topics may be found on the Frequency Coordination page.
John Lloyd, K7JL
2078 Kramer Drive
Sandy, Utah 84092
Click here for John's email address
Home: 801-943-8830 Work: 801-268-5819
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