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.

Fall HAM Class Completed

These were on December 1st and 8th. Many new licensees passed the tests.
Spring 2019 classes: May 4th and 11th.
Fall 2019 classes: December 7th and 14th.

Emergency Communications

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

Next Club Meeting

Mihai Manolache W4MHI will continue explain new digital modes.  

For February 6th, we will meet before 6pm at Stan's BBQ on  Front Street.  This is a short walk to the Senior Center.


Last Meeting

On January 2nd we had our first meeting of the new year.  We clarified a decision from the December meeting, offering a years' membership to new licensees; see minutes for details.  We have not yet settled on the site for Field Day.

For the program, Bob Otis KI7RMO made a presentation on the over-the-air protocol for new licensees.  (We shall publish this slide set on this web site.)  Joe Decuir KF7BMD then coached them to try out simplex communication on 2M (146.56), and duplex using 70cm (444.525 to the Fire Repeater). 

The tentatively plan for the next several meetings:

  • February 6: Mihai W4MHI, more new digital modes
  • March 6: John K7JRO, more SOTA adventures
  • April 4: Barry K7BWH, coast-to-coast adventure
  • May 1: Mihai W4MHI, GoTennas
  • June 5: plan for Field Day, June 29-30
  • July 3: picnic and Fox Hunt
  • August 7:John KA7TTY, antennas and analyzers

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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