to the Inland Empire VHF Radio Amateurs Club
Our club has existed for over 40 years, promoting the hobby of amateur radio. We have monthly membership meetings that include presentations about various aspects of the hobby. An American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Technical Specialist and others are available to answer questions about any area of amateur radio. We offer training classes and testing sessions to help beginners in the hobby get started. Our 146.880 MHz repeater is one of the best repeaters in Eastern Washington with coverage of Spokane County and surrounding areas. Our weekly net is on Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm on that repeater. See the "Club systems" link for information regarding our other systems that include support for packet and digital voice. We participate in yearly activities such as Bloomsday, the Lilac Parade, and Field Day.
Our next meeting is Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. online using Zoom. Karl Shoemaker AK2O will be talking about repeater operation. If you want to attend and haven't received the Zoom access information by the day before the meeting, email a request for it including your name and call sign to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly Club Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30. Due to the pandemic, meetings will be held online using Zoom until further notice."
Our club has an online/email messaging group at https://groups.io/g/vhfclub. To apply for membership in that group send an email to email@example.com with subject "VHF group subscribe" and text providing your full name and call sign (or that you don't have a call sign yet). Membership in the group is moderated and that information is needed to verify your interest in amateur radio and that you are not a spammer. The VHF club will not provide your name, call or email address to anyone. All messages you post to the group are only visible to other group members.
Nets and Events:
We have a net on the 146.88 repeater every Wednesday night at 1930 (local) (7:30pm).
There are two documents for viewing about this:
Amateur Radio Classes:
Technician classes will be offered peridocally sponsered by the VHF club and Spokane Department of Emergency Managment. The classes will be held at TBD. For the latest class schedule, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Please contact Mary AA7RT (509) 991-2192 or email AA7RT@arrl.net for information on testing. Other Club documents:
A test session will be held after each class.
Amateur Radio Classes:
Technician classes will be offered peridocally sponsered by the VHF club and Spokane Department of Emergency Managment. The classes will be held at TBD.
For the latest class schedule, send an email to email@example.com for information.
Please contact Mary AA7RT (509) 991-2192 or email AA7RT@arrl.net for information on testing.
Other Club documents:
The world famous Baofeng programming instructions
Manually Programing Your BAOFENG UV5RA Dual band Transceiver
New license or upgrade? Helpful hints for a new or improved station. As seen at the Spokane Hamfest!
Would you like to make a donation to the Inland Empire VHF Radio Amateurs Radio Club? You can donate via PayPal by clicking the "donate" button below, or by mailing a check to "IE VHF Club, 2910 E. 57th Ave., PMB 255, Spokane, WA 99223". Your PayPal receipt is your record for your donation. Thank you for your support!
Please include your call sign in the note section with your donation. Thank you.
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If you cannot view any of these documents, please contact one of the board members (under "contacts"). Either way, one of us can get you the information in "text" format as a last resort.
Credits & Site info:
Hosting of the club's web site it being donated by Capalon Communications:
The site for our 146.88 repeater is being provided by:
This domain vhfclub.org is registered with internic to The Inland Empire VHF Radio Amateur's Club, and is maintained by the Webmaster listed on the "Contacts" page. This main site url is http://www.vhfclub.org If you find the colors or other items not desirable please submit a suggestion to that person.
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