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.

April HAM Class planned

After the success of the HAM classes in December, we are planning a class on April 8 and 15, 9am-5pm, at the Issaquah City Hall, Eagle Room, 120 E Sunset St, Issaquah, WA 98027.  See Classes in Spring 2017 for details.

Next Club Meeting

Join us Wednesday February 1, 2017 for our monthly meeting. Meeting begins 7:00 pm.

After the general meeting, Joe Decuir (KF7BMD) will describe the open source GNU Radio software; see http://gnuradio.org/.  GNU Radio is used to program and control Software Defined Radios (SDR).  Interested HAMs may set up their own implementations of existing amateur techniques, or pioneer new techniques.

The presentation will be based on the University of Washington EE 420 class.  Note: GNU Radio runs over Ubuntu Linux.  Ubuntu can be installed and run over Windows or MAC OS X.  With some luck, the demo(s) will work.


Last Meeting

On Wed January 4 we had our first meeting of 2017.

See the next 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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