you for attending the 2022 Utah VHF Society
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,
- 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.
about the swap meet will be posted here as they
are made available.
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.
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.
technical skills, generosity and enthusiasm
will be missed.
may be found here.
all Utah VHF Society members!
As we enter a new
year I would like to let you know that we had
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
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
you every have any questions or concerns
please let me know.
to all Utah VHF Society members!
Idaho portion of the
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
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
the Sawtell (West Yellowstone) repeater site and
maintenance for other projects. As
more funds become available additional
improvements will be made to the
you want to help with this effort you may do so
through the Utah VHF
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