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.

August Club Meeting

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) tools.  Joe Decuir (KF7BMD) teaches PCB design at UW.  Question to the club: who has a PCB design idea to share?  We should construct a PCB design in advance, and present it at the August meeting.   Joe will also present several PCB designs.  Please advise: jdecuir@ieee.org or jdecuir@uw.edu.

We have not yet determined if this will be F2F (Senior Center) or on-line.

Food: to be determined


Recent Meetings

Field Day: June 26 (all day) and 27th (AM), Cougar Mountain Regional Park, Harvey Manning Trailhead, Picnic Shelter #2, overlooking Lake Sammamish.

July meeting: 1st Face-to-face meeting since Winter 2020, at Confluence Park, Issaquah, in sheltered space. 595 Rainier Ave N. Mostly informal discussions, no official business, some radio testing.

Plans for future meetings:

September: Round Table
October: TBD
November: Programmable Gate Arrays
December: Round table, perhaps Ice Cream Social

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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