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.

Spring HAM Class Cancelled

We had classes planned for the first two Saturdays in May.  These were cancelled by order of the Police Chief.
If restrictions relax, we my try to July or August.  Otherwise, we still plan on classes: December 5th and 12th.

Emergency Communications

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

September Club Meeting

We do not have a scheduled presentation for the September meeting yet.  Watch this space.

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


Last Meeting

Mihai Manolache (M4MHI) explained how to build a cross band repeater. He then programmed an off-the-shelf radio as a cross band repeater between 2M and 70cm.  He demonstrated this calling from a handheld on 2M, mapping to 70cm, and used the fire repeater.  Several club members heard this traffic.  He will provide follow up material.  He warned that these repeaters may not be left unattended.

Future Meeting plans:

  • to be determined
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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