Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:27

HellFire 22 Dates Announced

HellFire, sponsored by the Utah Rocket Club (UROC)  takes place this year August 3,4,5,6. Though HellFire is technically an amateur launch, we’re talking serious rocketry here. Participants from around the country launch rockets ranging from foot-tall wonders to towering monsters that weigh in at over one hundred pounds, feature high-tech electronics, use a propellant similar to that used on the space shuttle, and lift off with 750 pounds of pure thrust.

Now in its 22nd year, HellFire continues to grow. Many people attend not to launch, but simply for the thrill of watching. Between launches, visitors enjoy examining rockets and components close-up and speaking with the experts who build and launch them.

Spectator Admission to HellFire is free and the public is welcome. HellFire will be held on the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah. Take Exit 4 on Interstate 80 and follow easy-to-spot signs. The event takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6.

Discounted registration for flyers is available for UROC members.

Many more details to come over the next weeks.

Tips for visitors:

  • According to UROC insiders, Saturday is the day “where it starts getting crazy” with “lots of flights.”
  • All launch plans are subject to weather. Visitors are encouraged to check www.uroc.org BEFORE driving out to the launch.
  • There are no food or drink vendors at the event, so UROC reminds visitors to bring binoculars, hats, chairs, shade, lots of sunscreen, food and snacks, and plenty of drinking water.
  • UROC strongly encourages spectators to leave their pets at home, this is not a pet friendly environment
Published in UROC News
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 14:49

HellFire 21 - Post Flight

Another successful HellFire!

We would like to encourage you to share your HellFire stories, pictures and videos with other members and interested parties here on UROC.org.  If you are are a current member of UROC, you can upload your pictures right to the site. If you have some video, we recommend uploading it to YouTube and linking to it on our site. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on how to do any of this. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This year we had lots of really specatular, great flights, HellFire is always a good time to become reacquainted with old friends, to make some new friends and to challenge your knowledge and skill. All while learning new things.  

If you know of any other media about HellFire, we'd love to have you share it. Please send a note with the link to it so we can add it to this document. 

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Published in HellFire
Sunday, 31 July 2016 22:57

HellFire 21 Launch Information

July 31, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rockets Cleared to Soar to 25,000 feet over Salt Flats

Free to the public—hats and sunscreen advised

SALT LAKE CITY — Even from a safe distance, when a rocket three times your height roars up from the Salt Flats to 25,000 feet in less than a minute, you feel a blast of heat, you feel the ground shake—and you feel raw excitement.

HellFire, sponsored by the Utah Rocket Club (UROC), is one of few remaining events where launching rockets to that height is even permitted. UROC must obtain special clearance for the event, which takes place this year August 4-7.

Though HellFire is technically an amateur launch, we’re talking serious rocketry here. Participants from around the country launch rockets ranging from foot-tall wonders to towering monsters that weigh in at 108 pounds, feature high-tech electronics, use a propellant similar to that used on the space shuttle, and lift off with 750 pounds of pure thrust.

Now in its 21st year, HellFire continues to grow. Many people attend not to launch, but simply for the thrill of watching. Between launches, visitors enjoy examining rockets and components close-up and speaking with the experts who build and launch them.

Admission to HellFire is free and the public is welcome. HellFire will be held on the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah. Take Exit 4 on Interstate 80 and follow easy-to-spot signs. The event takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 4 through Saturday, August 7, with a few launches scheduled for Sunday morning.

Tips for visitors:

  • According to UROC insiders, Saturday is the day “where it starts getting crazy” with “lots of flights.”
  • All launch plans are subject to weather. Visitors are encouraged to check www.uroc.org BEFORE driving out to the launch.
  • There are no food or drink vendors at the event, so UROC reminds visitors to bring binoculars, hats, chairs, shade, lots of sunscreen, food and snacks, and plenty of drinking water.
  • UROC strongly encourages spectators to leave their pets at home, this is not a pet friendly environment.

For information about the Utah Rocket Club, visit www.uroc.org

 

Published in HellFire
Friday, 29 July 2016 15:39

VLCM

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3520 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Voice: 1-801-262-9277
Website: www.vlcmtech.com

 

VLCM has been in business for over thirty years, and in that time, we’ve helped thousands of customers throughout the Rocky Mountain West find the proper solutions for their IT needs. Our success has come as a result of adapting expertise and experience amid the ever-changing world of information technology.

Privately owned since 1983, VLCM provides comprehensive IT solutions for the most complex IT environments. In both public and private sectors, we service the best companies and organizations throughout Utah, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, and Arizona. From software and hardware procurement, to IT asset management, to the Cloud–VLCM is a recognized leader in the industry, as evidenced by our status in the Tech Elite 250, the VAR500, and with our thousands of happy customers.

 We work to bring cutting-edge technology into the business-planning process and align our customers’ visions with the right products and professional services. When it comes to technology, VLCM has the experience needed to make a difference. Let us make a difference for you and your business.SASTER RECOVERY

 

 

 

 

Published in Sponsors
Friday, 29 July 2016 15:28

Knead a Massage

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Salt Lake: 801.582.0752
Book SLC online »

Park City: 435.615.8440
Book PC online »

 

In recent years therapeutic massage has become a mainstay of healthy living. No longer viewed as just an occasional "special indulgence," massage is now widely recognized for both its immediate and its long-term therapeutic benefits. At Knead a Massage, they believe that therapeutic massage should be an integral component of your active lifestyle. Whether you want to boost your immune system, detoxify your lymphatic system, improve your athletic performance, or just reduce the effects of stressful living, therapeutic massage can be an invaluable tool in your regimen of a healthy life. To be most effective, massage must be a consistent part of your wellness routine. For that to be possible, massage should be convenient, affordable, and approachable, with highly qualified, friendly staff.

They keep their overhead low so that rates stay affordable. At Knead a Massage you won't find steam rooms, saunas, locker rooms, elaborately furnished waiting areas or hushed, meditative quietude. You will find an approachable, helpful and friendly atmosphere; clean straightforward, functional spaces and a focus on optimizing the quality of your massage experience.

 

Salt Lake City/Foothill Village

Published in Sponsors
Friday, 29 July 2016 15:11

MJG Technologies

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MJG Technologies
PO Box 314
Pitman, NJ 08071

836 Camden Avenue
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Voice: 1-856-228-6118
Website: www.electricmatch.com

 


Jeff Genzel started MJG Technologies in 2003 in order to provide for a growing demand of electric match and igniters within the United States. In answer to the ever increasing demand for a quality product at an affordable price, in 2009, MJG Technologies Inc. opened a second manufacturing facility in Zacatecas, Mexico. This 10,000 square ft. facility is their base of assembly and worldwide distribution. Their product line includes the MJG Firewire Initiator - Made mainly for consumer fireworks and rocketry, wires, clips and many more items. 

 

 

Electric Match - J-tek Igniter

 

 

 

 

Published in Sponsors
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:47

Aerotech

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AeroTech Consumer Aerospace Division
RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.
2113 W. 850 N. Street
Cedar City, UT 84721

Voice: 1-435-865-7100
Website: http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com/

 

Since its founding in 1982, AeroTech has grown to become the largest supplier of "D" through "G" power composite model rocket motors, mid-power rocket kits and related products and "H" through "N" high power rocket motors in the world. If you have flown any mid-power or high-power rockets. You have no doubt used an Aerotech product. 

AeroTech has been producing rocket motors for the motion picture special effects industry since the early 1980`s. AeroTech rocket motors have been featured in numerous motion pictures since then, and you can look for them in "Iron Eagle", Delta Force 2", "Tank Girl", "Star Trek: Generations," "Tomorrow Never Dies," and "October Sky". AeroTech also supplies rocket motors to educational institutions and rocket parts to other hobby rocket kit manufacturers. AeroTech kits and motors have been featured in a National Geographic article and PBS television show on thunderstorm research, a Travel Channel special on Ray Halm`s "Aries" project, a "Junkyard Wars" episode and a Discovery Channel "Mythbusters" program on the legend of Wan Hu. 

The core strength of AeroTech`s product line is its composite propellant rocket motor technology. Compared to conventional black powder propellant, composite propellant can produce up to three times the power for the same propellant weight. In addition, composite propellant technology permits the creation of rocket motors with performance characteristics and sound and visual effects not possible with black powder propellant technology. 

Charlie will be onsite to talk about Aerotech's newest products, answer questions and remind us just how cool Aerotech is!

 

 

 

 

 

Published in Sponsors
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:33

New Contest Debut at HellFire

UROC's own Clair Mills has developed a new contest for HellFire flyer's this year that should prove to be quite a challenge...

The Alphabet Contest

Due to confusion caused by too many rules last year, things are going to be simpler this time.

RULES:

  1. Select any rocket that flies on a single motor, and bring it to the contest table to be registered
  2. Each time that rocket successfully flies* on a different letter** of motor, bring it back to the contest table to be recorded
  3. At 4 PM on Saturday, whoever has flown their rocket on the most different letters of motor, will be declared the winner
  4. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, with the winners picking in that order from the available prizes

The fine print:

* A successful flight means that the rocket has to completely leave the pad and be recovered in condition to fly again. The judge has complete discretion as to whether a flight is considered successful. No strapping a 1/2 A on the side of your Level 3 bird!

** A "letter" includes 1/8 A, 1/4 A, 1/2 A, A, B, C... through M

Published in HellFire
Monday, 11 July 2016 13:47

Missile Works

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Missile Works Corporation
PO Box 1725
Lyons, CO 80540

Voice: 303.823.9222
Website: www.missileworks.com

 

Jim Amos of Missile Works Corporation has attended HellFire's in the past and has supported UROC for years as well. Missile Works is a manufacturer and supplier of high quality, low cost rocket parts, equipment, and supplies. They have served the rocketry community since 1998, and their goal remains the same... to provide reliable, high performance products at the best prices with outstanding service.  Their products include the  The RRC2+ is a barometric dual-deploy altimeter,  the RRC3 altimeter, altimeter sleds and the amazing RTx/GPS Rocket Telematics System.

 

missileworksaltimeter

 

 

Published in Sponsors
Thursday, 30 June 2016 16:57

Multitronix

multitronixMultitronix LLC
5662 N Plumcreek Ave
Boise, ID 83713

Website: www.multitronix.com

 

Multitronix designs, manufactures and sells high performance electronic systems with a focus on quality, reliability and ease of use. The TelemetryPro system for high power rocketry is a sophisticated GPS tracking system that has received a great deal of positive feedback about its performance, reliability and ease of use. Multitronix is owned and operated by Vern Knowles in Boise Idaho. Vern is an electronics engineer with over 34 years experience at Hewlett Packard and has 18 patents. Vern has an MSEE degree from Stanford University. Vern has been active in high power rocketry for 20 years. 

 

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