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Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:53

March 17/18 Launch Postponed

Due to the expected poor weather on the originally scheduled weekend, UROC's Spring Launch will be rescheduled for April 7/8. 

This launch will be held as a two-day event. We have permission from the BLM for overnight camping at the launch site. We invite members to camp out Saturday evening and take advantage of the great weather early on Sunday as well. This launch will be held under the Tripoli Research rules. Also be aware that only members of UROC are allowed to participate in the launch. If you are not a member you can sign up online or at the launch.

As always, we will need help running the launch, RSO, LCO, pad managers and lots of help setting up and tearing down the range. We do have a Porta Potty ordered for this launch. Set up is expected to begin around 8:00 am and we will fly in to the early afternoon or until the wind gets to be too strong and if the weather permits maybe start up some model rocketry in the evening. 

Sunday morning should prove to be some excellent flying time. The range should be set up, ready to go long before the wind catches us.

If the weather conditions for the upcoming launch deteriorate or if the fire hazard becomes too high, we will try to notify everyone via our normal modes including the website, facebook, and twitter.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:41

February 2018 Meeting Minutes

General Club Administrative Meeting was held on February 12, 2018. 
Meeting took place in Room N1100 at the Salt Lake County Complex. There were 10 people in attendance.

  • New secretary – Kim unable to attend
    • Chris Baker appointed to secretary
  • Current financial status
    • $6159 + some money in a paypal account
    • Foreseeable expenditures
      • Maybe new trailer
      • Post use at FHF around $250
    • Status of BLM permits for FHF and Bonneville
      • Cannot get hold of BLM contact, awaiting call back.
    • Status of FAA waivers for FHF and Bonneville
      • Filed for FHF awaiting approval
        • 10,000 feet AGL
      • Have not heard anything back from FAA at this point
    • UROC night at Grizzlies Game on 3/24
      • Need member help for display
      • Tickets are only 10 dollars, 2 dollars of every ticket sold from our ticketing link goes to UROC.
    • Judge memorial rocket class – Intro talk introduction to rocket safety and basics of rocketry
      • Thursday – 8:55, 10:25, 11:10, 1:10
      • Or on Friday – 9:40, 11:10, 12:20, 2:00
      • Jed volunteered for part of one day
    • Equipment party and trailer clean-up
      • Trailer is located at Neal’s house, will publish address and times to website.
      • Things that need to be done
        • Launch control boxes need new ends
        • Test and fix wireless setup
        • Investigate a solar setup to trickle charge batteries
        • Re-evaluate at cleanup time for more tasks
      • March meeting – 3/12 – Equipment familiarization and range safety class
        • Write instructions for range setup and safety
      • Spring launch 3/17- 3/18
        • ‘O’ class sugar motor test
          • Awaiting safe motor specs from rocketeer
        • Meetings – plans for upcoming meetings
          • Kip about his high-altitude test in Aprl
          • Propellant making class w/ Jim Yehle to be determined
          • Arduino Based Altimeter w/ Jim Yehle to be determined
          • Talks about possible Space X tele conference new member Paul will be investigating.
        • Hellfire planning
          • Slogans for Hellfire 23
            • Hellfire Prime
          • UROC Group Project - Led by Jed Marti
            • NAR sponsored Saturn V project
            • Current setup
              • 1:24 scale
              • 15 feet tall
              • 3 stage
                • Main stage 16in diameter
                  • 5 ‘k’ or larger cluster
                • Second stage
                  • Single ‘K-L’
                • Third stage
                  • Single ‘I’
                • Need dedicated volunteers to help assemble this by 2019 HellFire.
              • Misc topics to be carried to next meeting
                • Should experimental motor flyers pay for broken equipment when motors fail?
                • Need to add a meeting in June before Hellfire
                • Is there a need for exp motor users to provide data on untested motors?
Thursday, 25 January 2018 16:16

2018 Schedule Announced

The Utah Rocket Club's official schedule is set and is available on the website for your viewing pleasure. Among the changes from last year, the club has reduced the number of member meetings in favor of quality over quantity. While the club does have some very good presentations throughout the year at meetings, if a specifc presentation is not planned the meetings are very administrative and not very interesting to the general membership. So, some of the monthly meetings have been deemd Administrative and will be for the officers and board members to plan activities and address issues. Members are still more than welcome to attend but should not feel obligated to do so.

An additional launch date after HellFire has been added to the schedule and an additonal Sport Competition has been added to the first half of the year. There will be additional workshops, contests and other events added to the calendar as they are confirmed. 

We hope that these changes to the club's activity schedule continue to improve the overall enjoyment of our members.

View the Utah Rocket Club 2018 Activity Calendar

Monday, 27 November 2017 11:54

Holiday Blast 2017 Cancellation

Speaking on behalf of the Utah Rocket Club, it is with regret that we inform you that this year's Holiday Blast event that was scheduled to take place on December 11th at Archibald's restaruant has been canceled. The reason for coming to this unfortunate decision was due to low registration numbers. 

Thank you to those of you who expressed interest in this event, and an additional nod of appreciation to those of you who did register. Full refunds for registration payments have been issued and should be seen within the next few business days if not already.

Over the next few weeks the plans for upcoming events and activities for UROC in 2018 will be announced and wlll hopefully provide many opportunities for UROC members to enjoy time together.

Our sincerest apologies for this change, we look forward to making up for it in the coming year.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this notice, please feel free to reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to myself directly.

We appreciate your support over the years and look forward to flying with you again soon.

Neal Baker
President - Utah Rocket Club
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801-647-8287

Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:24

October Launch is GO

UROC's upcoming launch for October 14 is a go. We anticipate the launch only taking place on Saturday (Oct 14) as opposed to a two-day launch due to the low temperatures but it looks like we should have a pretty good day.  A porta pottie will be onsite and the trailer is expected to roll in around 830am or so on Saturday morning. The more folks we have to help set the equipment up the quicker we can get flying. We do expect winds to increase later in the day so the earlier we can get the launch system up and running the more flight time we will have.

Details about the October Launch

Contests being held at the October Launch

Launch Site Information

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 21:41

Contests at October Launch

It's safe to say that Halloween is many people's favorite holiday. This appears to be the case with Mitch. He has come up with a couple of contests for us to participate in at the UROC Launch in October (14 and 15) to get us all in the Halloween spirit.

1. Best Halloween themed/decorated rocket - Entries will be judged first. The highest ranking rocket to successfully fly safely is the winner. Mitch will be providing prizes for these contests (thanks Mitch!) Fiirst prize is two G motors. Second prize is a Quest kit.

We will also be holding a "Most Repeated Flights" Contest, basically, whoever has the most successful, safe flights with any one rocket during the October launch will win. Same prizes for this contest as for the Halloween contest (Thanks again Mitch!).

In the event that a minor wins the first in either contest, the motor will be presented to their parents or guardian.

We'd really like to thank Mitch for the donations and the great ideas for the contests and would very much like to ask everyone to participate. We've got a few weeks to go before the launch and really looking forward to some greatr competition!

This launch will be held as a two-day event if the weather is cooperative. We have permission from the BLM for overnight camping at the launch site. We invite members to camp out Saturday evening and take advantage of the great weather early on Sunday as well. This launch will be held under the Tripoli Research rules. Also be aware that only members of UROC are allowed to participate in the launch. If you are not a member you can sign up online or at the launch.

As always, we will need help running the launch, RSO, LCO, pad managers and lots of help setting up and tearing down the range. We do have a Porta Potty ordered for this launch. Set up is expected to begin around 8:00 am and we will fly in to the early afternoon or until the wind gets to be too strong and if the weather permits maybe start up some model rocketry in the evening. 

Sunday morning should prove to be some excellent flying time. The range should be set up, ready to go long before the wind catches us.

If the weather conditions for the upcoming launch deteriorate or if the fire hazard becomes too high, we will try to notify everyone via our normal modes including the website, facebook, and twitter.

View Launch Safety Codes

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