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.

June Club Meeting

Round Table, and Field Day preparation, such as we might have.

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


Last Meeting

Joe Decuir KF7BMD explained common microcontrollers, including Arduino-family, Raspberry Pi-family, and TI TIVA Launchpads.  He listed several ARRL books focused on Arduinos for amateur radio.  He also has a simple demonstration of a microcontroller system, instrumented with a Digilent Analog Discovery Module.

Plans for future meetings:

July: Old Radios
August: Printed Circuit Board (PCB) tools
September: Round Table
October: TBD
November: Programmable Gate Arrays

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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