The following pages are available (click the buttons above for navigation to the listed page):
Library (resources for composing and decoding messages)
Leadership Bios (information on the NM, NCS stations)
Utah Code Net (information on the Utah Code Net, a CW traffic net in Utah)
Traffic (information on Traffic Handlers on the Beehive Utah Net, Traffic and PSHR totals for the Utah Section)
The Beehive Utah Net is comprised of a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators that meet daily for the Public Service function of handling message traffic within the National Traffic System. The Beehive Utah Net is a Section level net within the Utah Section of the American Radio Relay League. A very specific structure allows for the systematic transfer of messages throughout the US, Canada, and many foreign countries. It is entirely managed and run by volunteers, hence the label 'amateur.' In every other sense of the word, it is professional in nature, with dedicated, talented individuals that make the National Traffic System the success it is. In time of emergency or disaster, it provides a viable, reliable backup to government-owned and private-owned communications systems.
Section Manager: Mel Parkes, NM7P
Section Emergency Coordinator: Bob Craven, N7GTE
Section Traffic Manager: Jim Brown, NA7G
Beehive Utah Net Manager: NA7G
Late Check In Sheet
Roster With Statistics
Year End Statistics
Beehive Utah Net Membership Requirements:
All amateurs of proper license class (General or higher on our HF frequency of 7272 kHz) are welcome to join. We require 20 checkins in a calendar month (eg, 20 checkins during the month of June) to be added to the bottom of the roster. To maintain your position on the roster, 10 checkins are required every month thereafter. If you miss your minimum checkins while a member, you are removed from the roster and the next station below you assumes that position. There are no 'do-overs' or reinstatement; you must start over with 20 checkins to be added to the bottom of the roster. Additionally, all stations that become Beehive Utah Net members are expected to handle traffic when asked. If you must leave the net early (before the end of roll call and additional traffic listings are received), ask to be excused. If you are called to handle traffic and you have left frequency early without being excused, your checkin for that day will not be counted. Checking in blind, (you can't hear Net Control, but interrupt the net with a call, trying to be recognized) is an unwelcome interruption to the Net. Don't do it! Occasionally, a medical hardship will prevent a station from checking in the required times during a month. If the Net Manager is informed of the circumstance at least one day prior to the end of the month (by landline or email, or on frequency), an exception will be considered and may be granted. These exceptions are rare, and are good only for one month. The Beehive Utah Net is a traffic net in the National Traffic System, and our priority is the handling of formal NTS messages. We always welcome new members, and we will provide training to any station needing help in the handling of formal message traffic. The net meets promptly at 12:30 Mountain Time on 7272 kHz. After the Preamble, we ask for stations with traffic to check in. After this traffic has been listed and assigned, the roll call follows. A call-up of more traffic listings follows the roll call, and this additional traffic is then assigned. Late members are then called up, then visitors. The net usually secures after about 45 minutes, but if checkins are light, such as on Sunday, the net can be secured in as little as 25 minutes. If you miss the net, you miss checking in for that day. We also do not take early checkins prior to the net starting.
Note that Advice on traffic handling tips are located on the Library page.
Note that White Paper on International Traffic on the Library Page.
Note that there's information on batteries used in Ham Radio on the Library page.
Now! Some history of the Beehive Utah Net, on the Library page.
Here is the group from this year's Dime Lime, taken on December 29, 2015 by (I think) Dave, K7TN:
Here's the Beehive Utah Net Luncheon from December 29, 2014. Photo credit: Lani Braithwaite (XYL of Dave K7TN)
Here's an ip checker from ip-address.org:
Our Dime Lime Photo from December 26, 2016 will be coming in the next few days...NA7G
Updated December 31, 2016