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.
HAMFEST location change
The event will have the same hours, but will instead be held at Horizon Middle School just south of University High School.
Horizon Middle School
3915 S Pines Rd
Spokane Valley WA
East parking lot (Pines & 40th)
If going south on Pines, turn left on 40th. It is the east parking lot, east entrance.
A message from ARRL President Rick Roderick K5UR
August 8, 2017
Dear ARRL Member:
Based on feedback I've received, it seems to me that some members still don't fully understand certain features of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (ARPA) and what it is meant to do. To make things clearer, we have developed an FAQ in the format of questions and answers. Please take a few minutes and read the FAQ to learn more about the ARPA.
Here is the direct link:
Here is another link with additional information:
Thanks to those of you who have written your Senators in support of the ARPA. If you have not done so, please do so by clicking this link.
It only takes a minute.
Thanks. Let's keep the effort moving!
Rick - K5UR
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Rick Roderick, K5UR
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Monthly Club Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30. Held at Spokane Community College, the LAIR "Building 6" Room 004.. Easiest parking is P1 there are Handicap spot near the LAIR. The meeting room is in Room 004 downstairs, an elevator is available. No sleeping in the lounge chairs in front of the room.
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: 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. Another avenue in the area has been set up by Rick Anhorn, AA7AD through the W5YI source.
You can contact him by email email@example.com for information.
Other Club documents:
(Tip: click to view - or right click to "save as" )
Amateur Radio Classes:
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.
Another avenue in the area has been set up by Rick Anhorn, AA7AD through the W5YI source. You can contact him by email email@example.com for information.
Other Club documents: (Tip: click to view - or right click to "save as" )
The world famous Baofeng programming instructions fron the Jan meetomg
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!
Don't like frames? Click for NO FRAMES
Want frames? Click for FRAMES
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 thunderbolt company:
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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