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Our club has existed for over 50 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.


Club Net, Wednesday at 7:30 PM, on the 146.880 repeater, tone of 123.0

Important Announcements:

The next VHF Club meeting will be October 13th, 6:30 pm.

Cy Humphreys N7PV will be presenting RF Exposure Compliance
Cy has been a licensed amateur since obtaining a novice ticket as a high school sophomore in 1960. Holds BSEE degree in electrical engineering, professional engineering registration in multiple states, and a FCC First Phone license. Retired principal engineer (48 years) for a small professional engineering consulting firm providing project planning, design and implementation assistance services for large-scale electronic communications, security and control systems.

Amateur radio interests include building and refurbishing HF equipment, HF antenna construction, HF SSB contesting, and participation in a local ARES group. Member of ARRL, the Radio Club of Redmond, the Medina Amateur Radio Club and is a Life Senior Member of the IEEE. Currently considering building a home-brew solid-state HF amplifier.

Enjoys time with his grandkids, Seattle Mariners and Seahawks, and fair-weather golf.

If you haven't received the Zoom connection details by Wednesday you can request them from president@vhfclub.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.

Groups.io:

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 vhfclub+owner@groups.io 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:

  • Net Control Operators.

  • Net Preamble

    Amateur Radio Classes and Testing:

    For the latest class schedule, send an email to ad7fo@arrl.net for information. His training materials are here. A test session will be held after each class.

    Other Club documents:

  • Club Brochure

  • Membership Application

  • New Licensee Help

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    Make a Donation:

    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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