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Friday, 20 April 2018 09:37

KEMM Contest is a GO

KEMM 2018 on Saturday April 21st is GO. Weather looks to be OK for this Saturday. Bruce Bell will be out there around 7am.This launch is ONLY for people competing in the competition, no high power flights will be taking place. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. The event will take place from around 7am to 2pm. (Best flying is early in morning).

List of the contest events:

For an explanation of this years events please browse to this link:

There will NOT be a Porta Potty ordered for this launch. Set up is expected to begin around 8:30 am and we will fly in to the early afternoon or until the wind gets to be too strong.

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.

These events are for NAR members and we can sign you up at the site. 

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 15:51

Third time is the Charm?

This is our final make-up date for this first launch of the year! 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.

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 22:18

Spring Launch Postponed... Again...

Due to the expected poor weather on this upcoming weekend  UROC's Spring Launch will be rescheduled yet again. Current weather forecasts show that conditions at Frank Hunt Field will not be acceptable for a launch event this weekend (April 7/8) as a result, the Officers and Board Members of the Utah Rocket Club have decided to postpone the event again. 

We understand  how frustrating this is, and it is for the officers as well. Unfortunately, there are limiting factors involved with deciding to hold a launch and all these must be considered. The officers are evaluating upcoming dates for another attempt at a Spring Launch and will announce it here as soon as a decision has been made. Our tentative makeup date will be the following weekend (April 14/15) but we will post confirmation on this once we have recived the approvals required.

Hang in there!

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

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