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.

HAM Classes Cancelled

Our ham radio licensing classes are on hold.

When restrictions relax, we will reschedule. Watch this space.

Emergency Communications

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

October Club Meeting

Paul (W7PFB) will explain VARA = Winlink Global Radio Email. For more information in advance, see winlink.org/tags/vara.

Remote Meetings

Due to COVID-19, we are meeting remotely until further notice. We will resume in-person meetings at a later date. For online meeting details, please contact our president.


Recent Meetings

September: We had a Round Table. It was short. We talked about how FT8 is implemented. Joe (KF7BMD) explained his mobile HF kit. We speculated about learning VARA at the next meeting (done).


November: Joe (KF7BMD) will explain uses for Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA).

December: Rob (WE7X) will talk about Old Time Radios; more Round Table.

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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