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

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Thank you for attending the 2022 Utah VHF Society Swap Meet

The Utah VHF Society annual swap meet was held on Saturday, February 26 at the Davis Legacy Events center.  Perhaps due to pent-up demand, it was very well attended, giving many a chance to reacquaint themselves with people that only meet on the air.

Near the end of the swap meet, a business meeting was held during which important matters were discussed, including:
  • A grant by ARDC to the Utah VHF Society for the updating of several of the key Intermountain Intertie sites.
  • The election and introduction of the Utah VHF Society officers.
  • The announcement about 2022 being the last year that the venue in Farmington would be available:  A request was made of the membership to suggest other possible venues along the Wasatch Front - preferably between Provo and Ogden.

More details about the swap meet will be posted here as they are made available.

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 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.


UVHFS President Mel Parkes,
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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