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


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Come to a meeting and signup and we'll give you a complimentary paper copy.

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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 Planned

Saturday December 2 and 9, 9am-5pm, Issaquah City Hall.

Emergency Communications

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

Next Club Meeting

Join us on Wednesday March 7th.  The Club, lead by Joe Decuir, KF7BMD, and Bob Otis, KI7RMO, will introduce amateur radio for new licensees.  In particular: how to use handheld radios, how to program them (with our computers), tutorial on over-the-air etiquette and practice in a radio nets.

This is a regular meeting at the Issaquah Senior Center, 7:00pm.  We will meet at the Sunset Ale House  at the SE corner of Sunset and Front street in Issaquah for dinner at 5:45pm PM.


Last Meeting

Jim Shaw, WA6PX, gave a useful presentation on how to use ThumbDV, a low cost device for Accessing VHF, UHF,  DSTAR, DMR and FUSION, for Repeaters and Networks..

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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