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 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 November 7th.  Main business: elections, for the IARC and for ARRL Northwest Division.  We have at least one nominee each for president and for VP.  We do not yet have a nominee for secretary and/or treasurer.

We have scheduled a Skype call from one ARRL Director candidate, who indicated that she would try to attend club meetings.  Another candidate lives in Bellevue.  if we are lucky he will join us.

If we have time, Mihai's (W4MHI) may continue his presentation on digital modes will wait for 2019.

For November 7th, we will meet before 6pm at the Sunset Ale House near Sunset Way and Front Street.


Last Meeting

On October 3rd, John O'Brian, K7JRO, continued where he left off in August, describing Summits on the Air  (SOTA) adventures in Tasmania. We will find a way to post his presentation on this web site.

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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