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HAM Radio

Amateur Radio (HAM Radio) is more than an exciting hobby that brings people around the world together.  It Is a lifeline during emergency events. You can join a Club like the Crossroads Amateur Radio Club for Salt Lake City and become part of the emergency net the city will use when the earthquake happens.

A little bit of history behind the HAMs

“In 1873, James Clerk Maxwell presented his theory of the electromagnetic field. In 1901 Guglielmo Marconi communicated across the Atlantic with a radio device using high power and giant antennas. To curb interference, Congress approved the Radio Act of 1912, which required amateurs to be licensed and restricted to a single wavelength of 200 meters. In 1914 the American Radio Relay League was founded by Hiram Percy Maxim, who found that messages could be sent more reliably over long distances if relay stations were organized. Transatlantic transmitting and receiving tests began in 1921 and by July 1960 the first two-way contact via the Moon took place on 1296 MHz.” ( . For More Information Contact:

Dave Western




Dates: September 19 – October 24, 2022 (classes run for 6 weeks, hosted on Mondays)

Time: 7pm-9pm (class time is 7pm-8:30pm with time for questions and socializing available from 8:30pm-9pm)

Location: Glendale Library @ 1375 Concord Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Cost: The class is available free of charge, but students will need to purchase the book used in class. Instructors will have books available to purchase for $30. The class will use the book: 2022-2026 Technician Class FCC Element 2 Amateur Radio License Preparation by Gordon West

For questions regarding other classes around the valley, please contact Dave Western:

Dave Western


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The Salt Lake Crossroads ARC Communication NET schedule is:

Weeks 1 – 4 Thursdays 9 pm they hold the net on 448.525MHz, negative offset, tone 100.  5th Thursday 9 pm we use 147.50 MHz simplex.

There is a social net held Monday – Friday 7 pm on 448.525MHz, negative offset. Tone 100. This is for any ham operator who wants more experience in using a repeater.


Visit the ARRL  (American Radio Relay League) home page

Visita los radio aficionados en español:

Radio Aficionados

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