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 Completed

We had classes on the first two Saturdays in May.  We educated and passed a few dozen new radio licensees.
Fall 2019 classes: December 7th and 14th.

Emergency Communications

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

Next Club Meeting

Stephen Knapp, KB7KDT, will explain and demonstrate his OOK packet demodulator, written in Python.

We will meet early for dinner at Flying Pie Pizza, across E Sunset Way, shortly before 6pm.


Last Meeting

Quentin Caudron, K7DRQ, explained how to use software to apply genetic software processes to design a 2M 4-element Yagi antenna.  The base software is Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC-2).  HIs software created a 'herd' of choices, and refined them over time.  Best: high forward gain, low SWR.  He is also doing experimental work on fractal antennas, and to support multiple bands.

Meeting plans:

  • November 6, Mihai Manolache, W4MHI, will explain GoTennas.  He will have demonstrations.
  • December 4: Ice Cream social and gift exchange
offered programs for 2020:
  • Mihai Manolache, W4MHI, will continue describing more new digital modes.
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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