Draper Ham Radio Association (DHRA) — preparing to serve with emergency communications in and around the City of Draper, Utah.
Goal: To practice using our equipment and improving our radio skills in the event of a real emergency to serve the City of Draper’s ten emergency preparedness districts.
Weekly Safety Net: Every Thursday night, 8:30pm MT.
- Primary Frequency: 447.100- PL tone 100 Hz
- Backup Frequency: 447.100 Simplex
Excepting holidays and the fourth Thursday of the month when we have our monthly face-to-face meeting at City Hall at 7:00pm.
Served Agency: City of Draper Emergency Preparedness District Representatives Committee and conducted in support of and in cooperation with the public safety efforts of local, state, and national emergency response organizations.
UHF Repeater: The DHRA also operates and maintains the Draper 70cm repeater, KG7EGM, according to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) we have with the City of Draper, Utah.
We encourage all licensed operators in and around the City of Draper to understand emergency preparedness for themselves and their families and for their community, to learn how to operate their radio equipment and to train in proper radio skills and protocols in the event of an emergency where emergency response is needed.
Organization, effictive 28 February 2020
- President – Eric Hansen, KG7WHZ (Suncrest District)
- Vice President – Steve Decho, KE6FX (Corner Canyon District)
- Secretary – Adam Eaton, KI7YEB (River View District)
- Repeater Trustee – Steve Decho, KE6FX (Corner Canyon District)
- Net Controller – April Zane, KF7RKS (Corner Canyon District)
Around early 2011, Draper Police Officer, Eric Braegger, KE7OJJ, who at the time served on the Draper City Emergency Preparedness Executive Committee, was assigned to bring amateur radio into play with the emergency preparedness plans of the City of Draper. With this assignment the Draper Ham Radio Association (DHRA) was formed along with the help of early DHRA chairmen, Robert Simons, KE7QGT, and Rick Fowles, K7RSF, and Secretary, Ron Steed, KF7LNL.
On January 2013, the DHRA was re-organized more formally, in advance of the installation of the Draper Repeater, 447.100- (tone of 100), with Mary Turton, KC9APG, as President and Licensee Trustee, Mavis Glad, KF7QVR, Vice President, Scott Turton, KC9APF, Net Coordinator, Ben Hunter, as Station Engineer with Steve Riska, KE5BAD as Assistant Station Engineer. In May of 2016, the KG7EGM repeater trustee license and station engineer role was transferred to Steve Decho, KE6FX.
This reorganization evolved with the creation and acceptance of the DHRA By-Laws, and also the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DHRA and the City of Draper when the City of Draper purchased the Draper amateur radio repeater system along with providing housing for it. The MOU spells out the expectations and responsibilities of the DHRA and the City of Draper working together for the housing, operation and maintenance of the repeater, in accordance with the FCC.
There are no dues required for members. Membership in the DHRA is open to licensed amateur radio operators living within the boundaries of any of the ten emergency preparedness districts of the City of Draper, Utah. Membership includes voting privileges.
Non-licensed persons or non-Draper emergency district residents licensed amateur radio operators may join the DHRA as associate members. Associate members do not have voting privileges.
Any licensed ham is welcome to participate in the weekly public safety nets.
On January 11, 2016, the Draper Ham Radio Association (DHRA) By-Laws (final version) were amended and adopted by the Officers by an affirmative majority vote of the DHRA Board Officers. (Go here for the proposed version of the change shown in red font in Article III, Section 2, Paragraph 2.)
On March 26, 2015, here are proposed, amended Draper Ham Radio Association (DHRA) By-Laws.
On December 12, 2013, the Draper Ham Radio Association (DHRA) By-Laws were amended, and were approved and adopted December 16, 2013.
On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Draper Ham Radio Association (DHRA) By-Laws were approved and adopted by an affirmative majority vote of the DHRA Board Officers, and were signed and notarized at the America First Credit Union on Bangerter Parkway in Draper, Utah.