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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.

February Club Meeting

Not yet planned, for February.

Consensus for March: Round Table.  Go around the club membership, report successes and problems to solve.  This might be the last meeting of each quarter.

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


Last Meeting

Tom Needham (WA7TBP) spoke on Emergency Communications. Tom is a retired fireman who is active in emergency communications throughout Washington state and president of SnoVARC (Snoqualmie Valley Radio Club). 

He told stories about using emergency communications. In one case, he delegated radio operation to a non-licensed person.  He backed that up with a letter to FCC, with explanation and a copy of his log.
He tdescribed an incident when a fellow radio operator, and his passenger, were badly injured.  He called for help, and worked with help when they arrived to manage it all.  (Note: he recommends that CERTs have personal liability coverage.)
He is also active with state emergency communications, based a Camp Murray near Tacoma.
When it is safe, he invites joint exercises amongst local radio clubs for EM support; we should meet each other BEFORE the next emergency.

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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