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 meetings that include presentations about various aspects of the hobby. Our 146.880 MHz repeater is one of the best in Eastern Washington with coverage of Spokane County and surrounding areas. We sponsor training classes and testing sessions to help beginners in the hobby get started. We help with communication at annual events such as Bloomsday, the Lilac Parade, and Field Day. We are affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and provide an ARRL Technical Specialist and other mentors to answer questions about any area of amateur radio. Details about all our voice repeaters and packet nodes are available on the "Club Systems" page.
The next VHF Club meeting will be Thursday February 11 at 6:30 pm online using Zoom. Bob Zavrel W7SX will talk about a new 6m antenna design that will be introduced in March issue of QST and the March/April issue of QEX. The antenna has a new type of parasitic element design that permits the use of longer elements (than about 1/2 wavelength) for greater gain. It has been named the "W7SX array" and also has the capability of providing multi-band operation. His presentation is here.
If you haven't received the Zoom connection details by Wednesday you can request them from firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
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 outside of the group. 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 and Testing:
For the latest class schedule, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information. His training materials are here.
A test session will be held after each class.
Other Club documents:
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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