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Published On 1/7/2020
UROC's first meeting for the 2020 year takes place on Monday, January 13th. See you there!
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Published On 10/28/2019
UROC held the fall NAR contest on Saturday, October 26th. Here are the results.
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Published On 10/10/2019
We have a special presentation at the October member's meeting (October 14). Members will know Riley Meik, he has flown with UROC as a member of the BYU team and is one of the co-founders of a new local suborbital launch provider; Sugarhouse Aerospace.
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Published On 9/12/2019
We have a new UROC secretary effective immediately. Jason Farnsworth was approved by the members present at the September member's meeting. Jason will begin with his secretary duties effective immediately. Thanks to Jason for being willing to come in and help us out this late in the year.
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Published On 9/10/2019
This is an official notice of cancellation of the Utah Rocket Club's September 14/15 launch at Frank Hunt Field.
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Published On 8/6/2019
HellFire 24 took place from August 1st through August 4th of 2019. We had an exceptional turn out this year and the flights were bigger than ever. This was one of the hottest years for HellFire as well with temperatures near or over three digits throughout the event, it truly was HellFire.
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Published On 7/8/2019
Join us for our annual UROC picnic and water rocket challenge. There should be some good competition this year. Additionally, we'll be holding some games and there will be prizes
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Published On 6/27/2019
Since the NAR went to the NRC style competition we really don't have points any more but this shows the results and relative scoring.
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Published On 5/22/2019
Considering how cold and wet it has been, it is hard to believe how quickly August is sneaking up on us. Rest assured though, it's coming! HellFire Registration is up and ready for you to sign up.
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Published On 4/17/2019
The much awaited, long overdue first launch of 2019 took place on Saturday, April 13th. The event was a great success and was the largest certification event UROC has held to date.
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Published On 3/26/2019
UROC finally received the waiver for Frank Hunt Field from the FAA. All our 2019 launch dates moving forward are now covered and we should be able to proceed. However, the waiver that they sent is not active until the first of April, we aren’t sure why they delayed the activation date but regardless, we WILL NOT have a waiver for this weekend (March 30).

Our April launch is scheduled for April 13 and we will proceed with that as our first launch of 2019. We will not attempt to reschedule the March launch again.

This delay is disappointing, this has already been a strange year for the FAA in many ways but we are thankful that they pushed the waiver through as much as they did and that we are good for the remainder of the year.

In terms of UROC’s launches, March has always been an "iffy" month for our first launch, generally because of weather, but there are always new situations.
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Published On 2/25/2019
2019 is shaping up to be a great flying year for the Utah Rocket Club. Our permits have been submitted and we have already received approval from the BLM and are awaiting approval from the FAA. The government shutdown affected both organizations, the BLM was very proactive and pushed our approval through to avoid any delays. The FAA is still in the works but at this time we believe everything should be in place prior to the March launch.
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Published On 1/16/2019
UROC's Event schedule for 2019 has been posted the the UROC.org website. As you take a look you'll notice additional launches throughout the year and a return to monthly member meetings.
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Published On 12/27/2018
This is the Utah Rocket Club's first meeting of 2019. During this meeting we will be discussing and planning out our schedule for the upcoming flying season.
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Published On 11/12/2018
Surprise! Bonus Launch for 2018! This launch will be held as a single-day event.
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Published On 11/12/2018
Officers for UROC's 2019 year were elected at the November 12 meeting.
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Published On 11/8/2018
Karl Baumann, from RCS RMC, Inc. [Aerotech] has issued a recall notice for 2 54mm DMS motors, the J450DM (lot number 092818 only) and the K535W (lot numbers 092418 and 101718 only). There is a problem with a batch of casing material with an incorrect wind angle.
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Published On 10/9/2018
Elections for the 2019 officers of the Utah Rocket Club will take place at the November Member's meeting there will also be a very important vote for a decision that will affect the club and its members.
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Published On 10/4/2018
POSTPONED!... Due to poor weather and a Fire Restriction still in place, this launch has been rescheduled for the following weekend (October 13)
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Published On 8/20/2018
When walking into a strange hotel in a strange city, one would expect to see strangers. But walking into the chosen hotel for NARAM 60 in Pueblo Colorado, we met a lobby full of old friends and friendly faces. They looked older than we remembered, but then so did we!
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Published On 8/13/2018
Mark Watson from the Tooele Transcript visited HellFire 23 this year. Here is a link to the article.
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Published On 8/9/2018
There were lots of fantastic pictures taken at HellFire this year. We'd love it if you would share them with others here at UROC.org. Here is how you can upload your pictures to the website.
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Published On 7/11/2018
As we approach the 23rd year of HellFire. Companies and individuals alike are showing their support for the launch.
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Published On 6/29/2018
As you have probably noticed, UROC has a new website. It's by no means complete yet, but in order to best facilitate Hellfire registration this year, we have turned it on earlier than planned.
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Published On 6/1/2018
Come join us for UROC's annual Summer Picnic! This event is for UROC members and their families. We will be providing hamburgers and drinks for you and your family. There is no charge to attend but we ask that you bring a side or dessert to share!
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Published On 5/1/2018
The high power sport launch scheduled for May 5 and 6 currently looks good. This is our Cinco DeMayo launch and it will take place at our "Frank Hunt Field" launch site. The set up will begin around 8:30am and we will hopefully be flying shortly thereafter. should contact them to make sure they will be.
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Published On 4/10/2018
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.
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Published On 2/24/2018
Tripoli Rocketry Association announces the approval by the Board of Directors of new versions of the Tripoli High Power Rocketry Safety Code, the Tripoli Research Safety Code, and the Tripoli Safe Launch Practices.
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Published On 2/21/2018
The Utah Rocket Club's official schedule is set and is available on the website for your viewing pleasure.
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Published On 11/27/2017
2017 Holiday Blast event that was scheduled to take place on December 11th at Archibald's restaurant has been canceled.
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Published On 10/26/2017
UROC's Fall Contest event the UROC Fall Open (UFO) 2017 took place on Saturday, October 14th.
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Published On 4/20/2022
April Sport Launch now on Sunday, April 24th.
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Published On 4/13/2022
April 16th Sport Launch is a NO-GO
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Published On 3/16/2022
March 19th, 2022 Sport Launch Is A Go!!!!
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Published On 3/1/2022
For many of the long-time members of UROC, you will no doubt have fond memories of flying with Scott. Scott was a fixture in at our launches in the 90s and early 2000s.
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Published On 1/3/2022
2022 Kickoff Message
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Published On 11/10/2021
Nov 13th, 2021 Launch is a Go!!!
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Published On 10/20/2021
OCT 23rd, 2021 Sport Launch is a GO!
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Published On 10/11/2021
Highlights of our October Members Meeting
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Published On 10/3/2021
2021 UR NUTS has been rescheduled for OCT 15-17.
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Published On 9/21/2021
Sept 25-26, 2021 Launch Cancelled
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Published On 7/5/2021
Our friend and former UROC secretary Debbie Williams passed away peacefully in her home June 30, 2021 following a chronic illness.
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Published On 5/12/2021
May15/16 Sport Launch is a GO!
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Published On 5/6/2021
May 8th, 2021 NAR Comp launch is a GO!
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Published On 4/22/2021
The April 24th, 2021 Launch is CANCELLED
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Published On 4/14/2021
The April 17th, 2021 launch is on.
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Published On 3/24/2021
March 27th and 28th Launches are a GO!
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Published On 3/20/2021
March 28th Launch Date Added
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Published On 3/18/2021
March 20, 2021 Launch is CANCELED!
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Published On 3/10/2021
March 13, 2021 Launch Is CANCELLED!
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Published On 2/22/2021
DAS Rockets has motors in stock and ready for flying
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Published On 2/9/2021
Details on the First Launches of 2021 and how we'll be responsible with COVID.
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Published On 2/4/2021
New survey of UROC members
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Published On 12/31/2020
A quick note from Paul Joyce, President, UROC, to the entire UROC Family.
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Published On 11/10/2020
We are excited to announce that on November 9, 2020, a new set of officers were elected. The turnout was good, with over 35 people in attendance via the Zoom meeting. Thanks to all of UROC’s members who attended the meeting and participated in this election.
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Published On 10/21/2020
Upcoming Member's meeting and Officer Elections for 2021.
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Published On 10/14/2020
Due to the ongoing fire danger the fire restriction has not been lifted for the area. We will not be holding the October 17 launch.
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Published On 8/6/2020
In a world that's determined to keep us from flying. UROC is pulling out the stops for its members. Utah Rocket Club - Balls or UR BALLS will be taking place in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, on September 11,12 and 13, 2020.
You can fly your projects up to 70 thousand feet.
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Published On 6/13/2020
The ground cover is extremely dry and crispy. In fact it’s drier than I’ve ever seen it out here. Considering the wildfire that just broke out west of Utah Lake and how quickly it is spreading I believe it would be irresponsible of us to risk a fire.
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Published On 6/12/2020
We can't catch a break... Read on for details.
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Published On 6/1/2020
The June meeting of the Utah Rocket Club is going to be virtual. The Salt Lake County Facility is closed to the public. THERE IS NO ON SITE MEETING!
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Published On 5/11/2020
After much listening, discussion, careful consideration, UROC has made the difficult decision to postpone LDRS 39 until 2021.
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Published On 5/8/2020
Because of the precautions set forth by the state of Utah, we will not be holding our May 2020 sport launch.
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Published On 4/14/2020
This is an official notice of cancellation of the Utah Rocket Club's April 20th, 2020 launch at Frank Hunt Field.
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Published On 4/2/2020
Due to our current Stay Home/Stay Safe requirements in the state of Utah. The April meeting of the Utah Rocket Club is going to be virtual. In addition to the April meeting being virtual, we will also be doing something a little different.
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Meeting Minutes

Published On 2/21/2019
*We had 3 new faces at the meeting. General inquiry.
*Jim continues as Tripoli Prefect.
*Josh Tenny elected as secretary.
*The October launch will be on the 12th.
*The decision was put forth and voted to make the early and late season launches a single day event instead of over-nighters. Mostly for weather reasons.
*Josh Tenny volinteered for the Southland Elementary rocket day.
*The decision was put forth and voted that we would not attend the Grizzlies night.
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Published On 2/11/2019
*3 New attendees. One father/son. One from RC airplace circles. One that came with a rocket for level 1 certification for input.
*Discussion on LDRS sites and multiple launch areas for more consistent launches. We will be trying some at sport launches to iron them out.
*Talked about partial government shutdown and potential/likely delay with BLM and the FAA reguarding our waiver at Fran Hunt Field.
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