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.

2020 HAM Classes Cancelled

We had classes planned for the first two Saturdays in May, and the first two Saturdays in December.  These were cancelled by order of the Police Chief.
When restrictions relax, we will try reschedule.  Watch this space.

Emergency Communications

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

April Club Meeting

Mihai W4MHI and Bob KI7RMO are going explain how to use WinLink for communications. 

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


Last Meeting

The club had our quarterly Round Table.  Lara WA7LNF went around the 22 attendees and asks everyone to report on new adventures and/or problems to solve.  Details will be in Squakbox.  Examples: Barry K7BWH reported on changes to Field Days, and on Rover locations; We discussed how to do online HAM training and testing during Covid, posted at Issaquah Citizen Corp web site.

Plans for future meetings:
April: WinLink implementation
May: Microcontrollers
June: Round Table, and Field Day preparation
July: Old Radios
August: Programmable Gate Arrays
September: Round Table
October: TBD
November: Printed Circuit Board tools

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.

Dues: $15/year.  Pay in person when we have in person meetings. Also, try PayPal, to KI7TTX@arrl.net.

Membership is free for those under 19 years of age.

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