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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.

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

Waves Newsletter June 2018

Important announcements:

The officers for the next year are:
President Dave Carleton K7DSR
Vice President Jerry Bosch KG7RRG
Treasurer Jake McCarty KI7QPJ
Secretary Lynn Lambert N7JVQ
Director (2019) Karl Shoemaker AK2O
Director (2020) Harold Hepner AD7QJ
Director (2021) Jonas Hiner K7RTA



Our next meeting will be a picnic BBQ. details will be anounced.

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.

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

  • Spokane Hamfest and ARRL Washington State Convention September 22, 2018 mark your calendar.

  • Hamfests

  • Fox Hunts.

  • US Amateur Radio Bands. Updated


    Field Day

    Amateur Radio Classes:

    Technician classes will be offered quarterly next year sponsered by the VHF club and Spokane Department of Emergency Managment. The classes will be held at TBD.
    The class dates are:
    February 10
    May 12
    August 11
    November 10
    A test session will be held after each class.

    For the latest class schedule, send an email to for information.


    Please contact Mary AA7RT (509) 991-2192 or email 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 for information.

    Other Club documents:

  • Club Brochure      In PDF format

  • Club Bylaws     In PDF format

  • Membership Application     In PDF format

  • Public Service Agreement Between the 3 clubs, locally.

  • Newsletter 6/18

  • Newsletter 3/18

  • Newsletter 12/17

  • Newsletter 9/17

    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!

    Renew your membership online.
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    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

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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.



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