General UCARES Information
Reid Dickson, W1YMI, is the Emergency Coordinator for the Utah County ARES. He has the following Assistant Emergency Coordinators.
Suzanne Barney, K1ZEN, Membership Coordinator
Michael Preuss, W7MJP, Net Manager
Walt Miller, AD7WG, Assistant Net Manager
David Mair, AD7GH, HF Coordinator
Jim Weeks, N1LGQ, Liaison
Jeremy Stallard, KE7DLT, Interface Coordinator
Gary Hutton, KE7UIA, Interface Committee
Clark Cox, KA6PIZ, Interface Committee
If you have any questions please contact a member of the Utah County ARES leadership by email, or following our weekly training nets held every Tuesday at 2100h (9pm) on the 147.34 repeater:
147.34 MHz + (100.0 Hz)
147.34 MHz + (141.3 Hz), when auxiliary repeater is active
Current meeting schedules can be found HERE.
UCARES Certification requirements can be found in the Resource Pages. Though not required to join ARES, Certification Levels demonstrate the level of proficiency and equipment you have, and are considered by UCARES leadership when making assignments for public service events and callouts.
Joining the UCARES mailing list is easy. Once you have registered for a ucares.`org account, log in with your username and password and you will see instructions below this post on joining the mailing list.
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filed in Public Service on Apr.12, 2013
Title: TERT Outdoor Training
Location: Aspen Grove
Description: Hope you had a nice winter. One of these times spring and summer will be upon us which means we need to start thinking of our 30th year of TERT.
We are going to have one training session this year and it will be on Saturday May 11th at the Aspen Grove parking lot starting at 0800 for new members. 0900 for everyone else. It will probably last through the morning and maybe into the early afternoon.
More information will be coming as the agenda is developed. As usual, we are hoping LifeFlight will come by. Check out the TERT website by going to tert.org
We look forward to seeing you all there! It is always a fun time to get together.
filed in Callouts and Events on Apr.11, 2013
Title: Provo City Marathon
Description: This is a marathon, half marathon and 5k foot race. The marathon and half marathon starts in South Fork Provo Canyon. They are asking for radio support at several locations along the route. Some locations a gain antenna will be helpful. The race starts at 0700, so the radio operators will need to in place and ready before 0700 in the first 8 miles of the race. I little later at other locations. Contact KE7UIA to sign up or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Start Time: 0630
End Time: 1300
filed in ARES on Nov.19, 2012
The Amateur Radio License test session is on Wednsday May 15th. at 7pm at the Howard W. Hunter Law library in the J Reuben Clarke law building (JRCB) on BYU campus.
Email email@example.com for more information.
filed in ARES, RACES on Oct.15, 2012
The 2012 RACES / ARES Conference is Saturday, November 3rd, 2012, 0900-1600. It will be held at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. This conference has always been a great time to receive instruction and network with your peers from around the state. There is not a charge to attend.
If you have not already signed up to attend, please do it now. As in previous years, registration is through UTRAIN, (www.utah.train.org). The Course ID is 1011069. The Utah Division of Emergency Management, sponsor of the conference, would like a final count of attendees by October 29th. so that they can have conference materials and name badges ready and a meal count for the food service at the conference center.
filed in ARES on Sep.27, 2012
Saturday October 6, 2012 in the Home Depot parking lot at 885 West Grassland Drive, American Fork. UCARES has been invited to set up a display on amateur radio and on what we do here in Utah County. This emergency preparedness fair starts at 0900 and will end at about 1200. I am planning on being there at 0830 to set things up. Come out and help for a little while or look at the displays and get some ideas.
filed in Training on Sep.01, 2012
Technician Class on November 17th. starting at 7:30 am. Cost of the exam is $14.00 Testing is done after lunch. Each student needs a laptop computer that can connect to internet ether by WiFi or Ethernet for self-study in the afternoon. Borrow a laptop if you don’t have one. Bring an extra laptop if you don’t mind loaning it.
Email me at to firstname.lastname@example.org reserve a spot!
Room 276 in the Howard W. Hunter Law library in the J Reuben Clarke law building (JRCB) on BYU campus.
filed in Uncategorized on Jul.02, 2012
Carbon county Has been inundated with phone calls in their EOC during the recent fires. They have had thousands of calls.
They have asked for some assistance. I will be putting together a list of individuals who would be willing to help them out over the next 3-4 days. We don’t know exactly what assignments we will be filling but I can assume we would be working with the public and answering questions as well as helping pass information and updates to Fire and Police agencies so good communication skills will be important.
If you are available and willing to help out, please send me an e-mail directly to: email@example.com
filed in Uncategorized on Jul.02, 2012
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As you are out and about throughout the week be very aware of possible fire or fire risks. Please report any smoke, fire, or other hazardous situations you see. Encourage friends and family also to use extreme caution this year while celebrating the fourth.
I will be asking all the AEC’s throughout the week to monitor the 145.23 repeater and take reports for fire watch. If you see anything that you think needs to be reported, check in on that repeater.
If you see fires or anything else involving danger to life or property you should call 911.
If needed, we may assign UCARES members to watch specific areas. Be ready to respond if asked.
For more information on current fires:
Thanks again for all your support this season. -N7TTP
filed in Public Service on Jun.20, 2012
Provo Freedom Festival Parade Briefing will be Tuesday June 26th. at 1900 at the BYU Conference Center, Room 2265.
*This will take the place of the New Ham Night at the Sheriff’s Annex*
**Everyone is welcome to come regardless of parade support or not**
If you are dusty on BYU here’s the campus map link: http://map.byu.edu/campusmap.pdf
The Conference Center is East of the Marriott Center. (#37) Park in the lower lot.
It is *vital* that you have a mic, back up battery case, gain antenna (not just what the factory sent you antenna) and an ear piece for your HT for this event. If you don’t have these, then working radio comms at the parade is useless; you won’t be able to hear a thing with 300,000 people along the route, all the bands, autos and joseph q. cannon firing. Order or update your equipment now. Now is the time to also make a copy of your HT manual if you don’t have one, and start putting together a parade pack.
If you want a chest pack, but don’t know where to get one, here are two sites I’m aware of:
Please come with questions to the meeting. We will go over the important items but all questions are important and welcomed.
After the meeting, we will run the 2100 Net from the BYU EOC. If you need to see the BYU EOC for your certifications, please come down and ‘log into’ the Net from there.
Hope to see all of you there!
filed in Public Service on May.22, 2012
It’s that time again!! Eagle Mountain Pony Express Days is here.
The Utah County Sheriff’s Office is once again asking for our help in assisting them with some of the events in Eagle Mountain. This year’s budget for deputies is not as large as it has been in the past and so the SO is having to work with fewer staff for these events. Anyone that would like to participate is welcome to do so. The details of the two events is listed below. If you would like to participate in either or both events, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: Intersections along Pony Express Parkway in Eagle Mountain
WHEN: June 2nd, 7 am to 12 noon
MEETING PLACE: At the MACC parked in Nolan Park, 7862 N Tinamous, Eagle Mountain, Utah
NEED: 6-12 volunteers to help with traffic control points along the route and to assist with lost children/parents