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

Joining, renewing, donating
(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 the 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 $20 per year per individual and there is also a "family" rate of $35 per year: "Families" are those immediate family members residing at the same address:  "Families" are entitled to two booklets.

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. 

We do prefer that you join or renew before the swapmeet - before 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!

A special "lifetime" membership is available for an individual for $450.  If you have any questions about the "Lifetime" membership, 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!
The Utah VHF Society now uses "HamClubOnline" for membership/database management

What is HamClubOnline?

The Utah VHF Society Officers have agreed to start using HamClubOnline, this a club management system that permits clubs to manage their members. This is a secure system and is tied to the FCC database to obtain your member information ie callsign, name, address, and FRN. So it is very important that you ensure that your address info is correct with the FCC. We add your phone number(s) and email address that you provide us via your annual registration payment. 

The HamClubOnline has many feature that will allow us to track our inventory of equipment, our repeater sites and members. It has an email feature that permits us to reach out to the entire membership of the society to provide information as the officers determine necessary (We do not want to become an email generator, so we will only send out a few emails that we feel are relevant to our membership).  Your email is very important so please check your address we have on file and update it if necessary.  

We have already added all the Society members that we have information for so if you would like to check your info you will need to sign up with HamClubOnline. To sign up please go to the following link: 

This service is provided by a fellow amateur radio operator and there is NO charge.

You will be prompted to enter your Call Sign and you must know your FCC registration number (FRN) (on your Amateur Radio License) to continue registration.

Our club name is listed as “UtahVHFS” Once you have signed up you will be able to view your profile. And edit your personal info including your email address if it needs updating.

Please contact the Utah VHF Society President (link) if you have any questions or comments about the VHF Society's use of "HamClubOnline".

When you join or renew, please include the following:

Joining or renewing UVHFS membership:

The membership dues are as following:

Individual Rate
Family Rate
2 Years
3 Years
4 Years

An individual "Lifetime" membership is also available for a one-time cost of $450 - please contact a Utah VHF Society officer if you have any questions.
Utah VHF Society 
P.O. Box 482 
Bountiful, UT  84011-0482

The PayPal account address for the Utah VHF Society is:

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 easy 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:
  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 or would rather not pay online at all 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!

Donation opportunities:

Because the Utah VHF Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, you are encouraged to consider donation of equipment or money to the society for its ongoing support.  If you wish to do this, please contact the Utah VHF Society president.

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 20230328

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