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ISRA Boise Meeting - Thursday 01/17/2019
Idaho Pizza Company has moved to west side of Cole Rd, the new address is: 7444 W. Fairview Ave in Boise
Meeting Topics: 2019 Board of Directors Election,   Patrick KA6TLY will be demoing the new OpenSpot 2.

Oregon ACES Basic class in Moscow
Latah AuxComm and DSARC will be hosting an Oregon ACES Basic class on February 23 and 24, 2019, in Moscow. To sign up,
please go here:
https://airtable.com/shrUW29aL8c5p8RBU be sure to scroll down thru the events box to the right event! Location, timing, and other info
will be emailed to those who register.   The class, itself, will be free. The student manual is available for $25 printing fee if a hard copy is desired,
otherwise we will have the material on a thumb drive that can be downloaded to your laptop computer at beginning of class.
Please contact Bill,
K9GRZ@LatahAux.com with any questions.

Winter Field Day and other activities in Nez Perce Countly
Ty Williams W7TML in Nez Perce County will be setting up in a local park that happens to be directly across the street from where he lives.
The plan is to invite the public, local emergency managers from Aositn and Nez Perce County, and local hospital's emergency manager to see
how someone spooled up on WinLink can help push data around. Will also be operating a couple of digital modes for fun/practice.  

Nez Perce County ARES is sponsoring a technician class that will be held in the evenings once a week. In the past we have run the classes
over two full Saturdays and this is a time constraint for many that are interested in Tech Classes.

Nez Perce County (Idaho) has Teamed up with Asotin County (Washington) to coordinate 5th Saturday training activities. These activities will
correspond with Eastern Washington's EOC to EOC 5th Saturday exercises. Dates for 2019 will be March 30, June 29, September 28,
and December 28. In the crawl, walk, run scale, we are crawling. Last month we did a simplex net on 3 bands (1.25m, 2m, and 70cm) and
will continue to do those as Asotin EC reports to his specified EOC.

Extra Class License Class - Orofino Area
The Clearwater Amateur Radio Club will be holding classes to help you reach your goal of becoming an Amateur Extra. Now the fun part is this
is not really a class but a study group that will be facilitated by Milt and Don. It will be a relaxed environment. 

We will start this Thursday January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm at the Emergency Management Office. 2200 Michigan ave, Orofino.
We plan to meet twice a month on Thursdays and work for about 1 ½ hours. We are flexible on this schedule. Also you can join
us at any time for the different study groups. 

Technician Class License Class - Lewiston Area
Nez Perce County ARES Group in cooperation with Clearwater Valley Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a Technician Class starting in March.
The class will be held once a week on Tuesday evenings. Classes start on March 12th and will run through April 23rd. Testing for all levels will be
held during the class on April 23rd. Class will run from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.    

For more information and to register CLICK HERE. 

Contact Ty Williams by email  W7TML @arrl.net.    Call or text 208 717 1914.

Extra Class License Class - Boise Area
HP Boise Amateur Radio Club is holding an Extra Class License Study March 1, 2, 15, 16, 29,30.  The classes will be held at RJM Computers,
4524 W. Overland in Boise, Idaho.  These facilitator-led study sessionsl concentrate on the most difficult technical areas of the Amateur Extra
test.  The sessions follow the ARRL Extra Class Manual 11th Edition.  The sessions are intended to supplement the manual with face-to-face
instruction.  THe sessions are not a class and do not cover all material needed to pass the test.

To take the class you must be a licensed General Class Amateur or have similar college or industrial background. 

Bring your own ARRL Extra Class Manual, 11th edition.  This is available at RJM Computers.  Study the manual on your own noting areas where
you need more practice.  No exam is given in this class.  Exam sessions are available from various clubs.  There is a minimum enrollment
of fifteen.  For more info email Jim Fordemwalt   jffordem @ gmail.com  1 208 867 0840 or click HERE.

Antenna Building Event
On Feb 16 the SWIARC will be hosting an antenna building event.  Current plans are to build a 2m tape measure yagi, a 2/70cm
twin lead based roll up J-pole, and a 49:1 un-un for an end fed 1/2 wave antenna.   Might have others as well, just depends on
what the demand is.  The location is 18486 Middleton Road, Nampa 83687, at the LDS Church building.  More info will be on our facebook page
as it comes available. 

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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