Encouraging all aspects of Amateur Radio operation, public service and experimentation for scientific improvement of the art.


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As a service to the community, we can offer our opinion on what your old electronics or ham radio equipment might be worth. If you have leftover or unused ham radio gear, we may be able to help provide advice on its value, and possibly remove equipment or sell things off, and we gratefully accept donations of surplus electronics. Contact a club volunteer to get started.

Spring HAM Class Cancelled

We had classes planned for the first two Saturdays in May.  These were cancelled by order of the Police Chief.
If restrictions relax, we my try to July or August.  Otherwise, we still plan on classes: December 5th and 12th.

Emergency Communications

Refer to the Issaquah Citizen Corp  for a list of amateur radio frequencies used for emergencies.

October Club Meeting

Because of the simultaneous political debates (US VP and State Governor) the meeting will be delayed a week.

Joe Decuir, KF7BMD, will explain Bluetooth wireless technology, from Core 1.1 through Core 5.2 (latest).  He will focus on the wireless (PHY) and MAC layers, with some illustrations of how this is used in profiles.  Disclaimer: he worked on Bluetooth as a contributor and leader in the Bluetooth engineering committees for 10 years.

Since we will not be meeting in person, we will not be meeting for dinner in advance.


Last Meeting

We had a recorded lecture on Grounding and Bonding by Ward Silver, N0AX.  Very useful, pointing to a number of other resources, e.g. the ARRL book with the same title.

Future Meeting plans:

  • November: Srinivasan Sridharan, Principle Engineer at T-Mobile, will explain 5G mobile technology, focusing on the PHY and MAC layers.
  • December: ordinarily the Ice Cream social and gift exchange.  We need to make new plans.
See SquakBox for details.

Email Reflector

Read what's happening on our email reflector at groups.google.com/group/issaquah-arc. Members, guests, and anyone interested can join our group!

Issaquah VHF Beacons

IARC was a contributor to the Issaquah beacon project, a set of low-power transmitters on 144, 220 and 432 MHz. As of October 2014, the beacon hardware is running on the west side of Tiger Mountain at about 850 feet ASL on 144.299, 222.050 and 432.301 MHz. Read about the original equipment before the move here.


Open to any person, regardless of age, sex, race or religion, who is interested in any aspect of Amateur Radio.

"Regular" membership is for those holding a valid Amateur Radio license issued or recognized by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission; and "Associate" membership is for those who do not hold such an Amateur Radio License.

Membership is free for those under 19 years of age.

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