Past Events

These are the events supported in the past by Morgan operators as well as operators from both Summit and Wasatch Counties:

East Canyon Bike Ride 16 April 2016: A spring bike run not to miss.

Canyon to Canyon Marathon – This is a half-marathon runners event through some rough canyon trails near and through East Canyon Resort in Morgan County.

Wildflower Trailfest at Snow Basin This is an early evening summer bike event held at Snowbasin Ski Resort on some of their high elevation mountain hiking trails.  Courses are approximately 5 miles for Beginners, 8 miles for Experienced and 16 miles for Expert riders.

ARRL Field Day – This is an annual 24-hour event held in late June and sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), a national non-profit organization founded in 1914 for the support of radio communication.  In 2013, the event was held in Kent Smith Park in Morgan County and was manned by operators from the Wasatch Back Tri-County Group (WBTCG) which includes Morgan County members.  In 2015, it was held on 27-28 June at Strawberry Reservoir in Wasatch county and again operated by the WBTCG.  Multiple contacts are made with operators across the US each time.

8-9 July 2016 – Great Salt Lake Hamfest. Was held at the Salt Lake City College Larry H. Miller Campus in Sandy. This was its inaugural presentation and was a resounding success as more than 600 hams enjoyed seminars, venders and several hands on events such as a Saturday Fox Hunt.

Morgan County Fair – Morgan Club members man/woman a booth, usually in early August, to provide information to fair-goers about the ham radio hobby. Brochures and other handouts are available to the public and the booth houses a display of various pieces of ham radio equipment.

Ragnar Relay Race – Ragnar is a nationally-known team distance race usually held late June.  Over 2000 teams of six to 12 runners each participate over a two-day period.  The run has 12 “legs” starting north in the Logan area and ends at Park City, and runs through Morgan Valley from the top of Trapper’s Loop to East Canyon Park.

Wildflower Pedalfest – Usually held in August, Morgan ham operators provide communications for this Bike Ride. Pedalfest is a women-only bike event that begins and ends at Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green. The riders pedal through Morgan, up to East Canyon, and then on up to Big Mountain. Operators help at the start/finish as net control, at some of the rest stops, and also by driving the course as SAGs (support and gear). This is a good exercise for those who participate and is an excellent way to help the community by keeping the riders safe and on course. Part of the rider’s fee is given to the Morgan School District.

Cystic Fibrosis Bike Ride – The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) usually holds this bike ride, which goes through Morgan and Summit counties, in mid-September. The purpose of this ride is to raise money for the Utah Chapter of the CFF. This money will be used to help individuals who have Cystic Fibrosis.  Morgan Hams help by being at the rest stops in Morgan County and working on the course as SAG (support and gear) drivers. This is a good day for those who help and is a rewarding exercise for the operators. Morgan Hams last participated in this ride on 19 September 2015.

JOTA – Jamboree On The Air. This is a national event that usually occurs in mid-October. However, the national date conflicts with events in Utah, so an alternate November date is usually selected to give Scouts in the Tri-County area (Morgan-Summit-Wasatch counties) a chance to earn some of the requirements needed for the Radio Merit Badge. Two sessions are usually held on the selected date from 1000-1200 and 1700-1900. Scouts are encouraged to contact other Scouts as Third Party Traffic over amateur radio.  The point-of-contact for this project is Scotty Deffendol, K7NAL@allwest.net.

North Pole Network Project – Started by several hams four years ago, the NPN usually takes place in early December. Several hams are invited into nursing homes, shelters, hospitals, etc. and establish a “special network” connected to Santa Claus himself at the North Pole.  Kids of all ages are invited to talk to the Big Man himself and tell him directly what they would like for Christmas.  Facilities served in the past were the Family Connection and Rocky Mountain Care, both in Clearfield, The Family Tree in Morgan and The George G. Whelan Veterans Home in North Ogden . The point-of-contact for this project is Dee Dostaler, W7DEE, bdrr@msn.com.