I was asked to make a presentation the Utah
DX Association (UDXA) meeting on Oct. 15, 2014 by Curt (K7CU) back in
February 2014. I'm glad I accepted the offer. To my delight, I was able
to meet and see many of the local hams that I've worked on numerous DX-peditions
over the years and/or met in Dayton or Visalia at HamVentions.
Curt (K7CU) picked me up at the airport
upon my arrival from San Diego, CA around 11:30 AM on Oct. 15, 2014. We
headed to a local restaurant to meet up with Darryl (K7UT) for a nice
sandwich and hot soup. Fantastic!
Curt was a great host and took the time to
give me a tour of the Salt Lake City area and surrounding communities. I
really enjoyed it. Thanks Curt!
That evening, about 55 local UDXA hams
merged at a local business conference room for my "Amateur
Radio Goodwill & DX-peditions" presentation. We also discussed some
of my recently developed ham operating techniques, basic electronics
theory and electronic lab student workbooks. The real theme addressed being an excellent mentor!
Here are the student workbooks I
created and use with students just starting in Amateur Radio. Feel free to use them as needed
Based on the amount of Q & A and general
conversations after the presentation, I believe it was a value-added
experience for all in attendance including myself.
I want to personally thank the UDXA
organization and it's members for providing me a "UDXA Membership"
certificate into their club and having me as a guest speaker! It was
certainly my pleasure!
interesting family connection to Salt Lake City, Utah - For those in the
UDXA club who remember
(September 2, 1814 – February 8, 1902) and his involvement with the Mormon Church
that included 11 wives, I'm one of
his great great great Grandson's. My great great great Grandmother was
Harriet Armitage Larter who married
Archibald Gardner in 1857 with 1 child named
Harriet Armitage Gardner (lived
Harriet's daughter was
Lovina Gardner Naylor (1858 - 1934)
who married Levi Naylor, 7 Feb 1885. Lovina had a daughter named
Laura Margareta Naylor Mace (1890 - 1938)
Joseph Charles Mace (1885 - 1940). Laura had 13 children;
Afton Viola Mace (1910-2000 - my grandmother),
Vern Mace (1913-TBD), Ralph Mace (1915 - TBD), Audry Mace
Ruby Mace Pearson (1922 - 2014), Harry Mace (1923
- killed on railroad tracks at a young age), Loa Fay Mace (1924-Present
in W. Jordan, UT), Donna Lorane Mace (1927-TBD), Jean Mace (1928-TBD),
Robert (Bob) Mace (1929-Present lives in W. Jordan, UT), Francis (Jerry)
Mace (1931 to Present lives in Arkansas), Frances (Bimmy) Mace
My mother, Joanne
Laura Mace the daughter of Afton Viola Mace lived at 4747 Brown St.,
Murry, UT (outside of Salt Lake City) until she was 13 years old
and married my father Charles in 1953. Now at the age 79 years old, she
resides in S. CA.
Photos at Utah DX
|David (K3LP), Curt (K7CU) and Darryl (K7UT) at
||Curt (K7CU) and Darryl (K7UT) after eating
lunch; I can't believe they ate the whole thing!
Ed (K7UC) and his lovely wife
Photo 3 - About half of the UDXA
Meeting attendees who hung around after the meeting. Sorry we
didn't capture everyone. I checked my camera and realized no
photos were captured during the presentation. The mistake was
mine; I failed to communicate the new camera user instructions.
Included in this photo are:
Front L to R: Mark (W7HPW), N7RXL,
Dick (K7MZ), Lynn (K7XV), Jerry (W7LEB), Gregg (W7GEM), Ted
(KC7PM), Jim (W7CT), Don (N5LZ)
2nd Row - L
Graydon (N7RXL), Bob (WR7Q), Jack (AK7O),
Jared (N7SMI), Darryl (K7UT), Dennis (WB7ODO), George (WF4U)
3rd Row - L
to R: Dave (N7BAN), Chris (KF7P),
Jon (K7CO), Bryce
(K7UA), Curt (K7CU)
Back Row - L
Wes (WV7P), Mike (W7PIM),
Wes (W7WES), Jed