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VOI ARC Meeting July 10, 2019

At Idaho Pizza Party in Meridian - 405 E. Fairview Ave.
Pre-Session 5 PM: 
Getting the most from your Antenna Analyzer. This is a presentation for the more technical hams. The curious is also encouraged to attend.
Main-Session 7 PM
Vignette : How to successfully install Anderson connectors 
Main Presentation: Behind the Curtain - Inside the ARRL Boardroom 
Presenter: Mike Ritz, W7VO ARRL Pacific Northwest Division Director
Abstract: "In this program your Northwestern Division Director will take a deep inside look at how the ARRL Boardroom operates during it's twice-annual meetings in Newington, learn how motions are generated and handled, and learn about the special function that Vice Directors have in the process. Hint: The ARRL has been doing this for a over 100 years now, and it hasn't changed much!"
A forty-year plus Life Member of the ARRL and very active ham, Mike was first licensed in 1974 as WA6HKP, and earned his Amateur Extra in 1983. His main radio interests are contesting and DX, mentoring new hams, and public service through the ARRL ARES program. He is a three term past President of the Willamette Valley DX Club, and is Trustee for the Columbia River DX Club, which he founded to mentor new hams in HF operating. He has served as an ARRL Deputy Emergency Coordinator and Emergency Coordinator, is an ARRL Accredited Volunteer Examiner, ARRL Registered License Instructor, author, and seminar presenter on a variety of ham radio topics. In November 2018 he was elected ARRL Director for the Northwestern Division, and in January 2019 as a member of the Board of Directors for the ARRL Foundation. 
Professionally, Mike holds degrees from Foothill College and San Jose State University, and had a successful career in the high tech telecommunications industry as an engineer, manager and director, prior to retiring in 2014 to focus on building his dream amateur station. When not on the radio he is busy working his small hobby farm in Scappoose, Oregon with his wife Shelley, W7VOX, and wrenching on his vintage race car. 
You can learn more about Mike and his station by visiting his personal website. www.w7vo.com.

Pre-Session 5 PM: 
Getting the most from your Antenna Analyzer. 
Main-Session 7 PM
Vignette : How to successfully install Anderson connectors 
Main Presentation: Behind the Curtain - Inside the ARRL Boardroom 
Presenter: Mike Ritz, W7VO ARRL Pacific Northwest Division Director

For more information:  
Mike Dunlap, K7MYU

Vice President VOI
208 793-3169


HP Boise ARC Sponsoring Ham Radio on the Go Mini-conference  Sept. 14 2019

The HP Boise Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a small conference about Ham Radio on the go. The conference will take place at the Idaho Statehouse. The date is Saturday, September 14. We have reserved two Senate hearing rooms for seminars, and the cafeteria area for displays and lunch. The conference will have two seminar sequences. One for fun operations like camping, SOTA, and other portable operations, and one for Emergency Communications.

For more information:   Tony Baca, WV7I  tony.baca@hp.com

The ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention comes to Ogden Utah August 8th, 9th, and 10th  2019

Registration is now open at this website . More than 1200 are expected to attend this year's convention. All who register on or before Jul 15thwill be entered into a drawing for a Yaesu FT D70R dual band handheld.  Bob Heil K9EID, CEO and founder of Heil Sound and host of the Ham Nation podcast, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday August 10th. Howard E. Michel (pronounced Mickel) the CEO of the ARRL will be the Friday keynote speaker.  A highlight of the convention is DX University, an all-day workshop taught by some of the best DX operators in the Rocky Mountain West. DX University will be held on Thursday August 8th and requires a separate registration. The convention will feature vendors, forums, a swap meet, test session, a special event station, the infamous Wouff Hong, and much more. You can register and learn more by visiting our website. You can also find us on Facebook by searching for the "2019 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention."



Boise Area Swap Meet

RJM Computers and Electronics in Boise is sponsoring a Ham Radio, Electronics, Computer swap meet
Saturday, Sept. 7th, 2019.
From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Free admision, free parking, free refreshments, door prizes and Digital Radio Demos.
4524 W. Overland Road in the Country Club Plaza Shipping Center, next to Reel Theater.


Swap Meet Scheduled for Rupert!

Mini-Cassia Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Serving the Rupert (Minidoka Co.) and Burley (Cassia Co) areas will be having a 
Tailgate Swap Meet 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, August 24, 2019
Bring your electronic -Amateur radio gear out to swap---trade---buy---sell---donate--give away. 
Come on out to network with hams around the Southern Idaho and other parts unknown. 
Enjoy a Saturday morning  and early afternoon.
This is the 10th year for this event.  Come and support your local hams. 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Time 9 AM - 1 PM  at the Minidoka County Fairgrounds, Rupert, Idaho
085 Baseline Road  Highway 25  which in approximately .85 of a mile EAST of Rupert.



Boise VOI ARC to Promote Several Summer Events  6/2/2019

You won't want to miss these opportunities to participate in some great events, including Field Day.  You will meet new hams, have fun with hams z
you already know but may not have worked with, learn new skills, and remember why you love this hobby! 

All of this info is also on the VOI Facebook page.

July 13-20
Ride Idaho, Boise – save this date, more info will follow

July 14th sponsored by Hincapie, their inaugural ride.

They are anticipating around 850 riders total. Their need for ham radio operators is for 6-8 ride-alongs to go in the SAG vehicles (they have six
SAG's now, but hope to have eight), and 5 operators for water stops. The need for ham radio is for areas that are not covered by the
700MHz P25 trunked digital system that they'll be using for primary communications. The anticipated areas not covered by the 700MHz is
basically anywhere outside the Treasure Valley. The repeater to be used is yet to be determined as there are several options being looked at.
The routes are 80, 50, and 15 miles. All routes will start (at 9 AM)  and finish in front of the Capital building in Boise on July 
14th. The route maps
can be found here: 
Hope to see you soon!
Best Regards,
Voice of Idaho Amateur Radio Club, Inc.


Teton Valley Radio Amateur Club Announces Field Day Plans   5/29/2019

This years Field Day Operation for the club will be at the Armory in Driggs ID. We will be W7RAC 3A with a GOTA station. This year the club chose to bring Field Day back to Driggs in order to share our passion and commitment for Amateur Radio with the Community of Teton Valley. We will have information out on tables as well as spokesperson to answer questions.  For more information contact:  David Dean, tetonemcomm@gmail.com, 208-709-8279


Teton Valley Radio Amateur Club Announces New Hams   5/29/2019


4 new Tech licenses issued on 5/29/2019. These are from the Tech class we ran March/April 2019

James Pitsch-KG7GUE
Patrick Fortino-KG7GUD
Kevin Byrne-KJ7GUF
Rick Nansen-KJ7GUG

Congratulations to the new hams!


Idaho ARRL Endorses Idaho Ham Radio Facebook Page   5/29/2019

Many of you have a Facebook account. For those who do, the Idaho ARRL, through a "gentlemen's agreement" with the Idaho Ham Radio Facebook page administrator, has adopted this page as the "posting page" for Idaho hams to stay connected. This page is NOT administered by the Idaho ARRL but is only being endorsed as the "posting page" for Idaho hams.  It is  important for Idaho hams to stay connected as one cohesive group.  We are, after all, Idaho hams! It is GREAT to stay connected via the airwaves and to some extent that is happening and has been the case for years but due to various situations it's not possible for every licensed ham to stay connected over the air. Social Media, and in this case Facebook, can be a great tool to help achieve this cohesiveness.

If you have a Facebook account and have not already "joined" the Idaho Ham Radio Facebook page, here is the link.  Many who belong to MVARC have already joined. 


When there, just click on the JOIN button and the admin will accept your request after a short study.

The admin of this group considers each request and will allow only legitimate requests.  This protects you from spammers and others not interested in ham radio as a hobby.  I realize some of you are resistant to Social Media and that is fine.  But if you are so inclined, you will find a LOT of good information in this group that you may be missing now. It is a fun group with a lot of great Idaho ham radio operators.

Kelly  K7SU



Kootenai Amateur Radio Society is having a hamfest!

July 20th, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Prairie View Elementary School
2478 E. Poleline Ave.
Post Falls, ID.  83854 (Corner of Poleline and Greensferry)
Prizes...swap tables...tailgate swap in parking lot...License testing!

www.K7ID.org for more information.



Idaho ARES
This Idaho ARRL website is not meant to replace our ARES website; it is still the heart of where ARES activities take place. As before, new members
register, reports, rosters and more are still there. However, we would like for you to post your ARES activities on this website’s calendar, events
and news for all to see the services we provide.

Rich Dees  W7BOI
Idaho Section Emergency Coordinator
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