Club Meetings

Club Meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m
Eastern Idaho Technical College (website)
Room 134 of the John O. Sessions Mechanical Building (map)
1600 South Hitt Road, Idaho Falls, Idaho (map)

ERARC Objectives
  • To promote interest in Amateur Radio.
  • To further the cooperation between Idaho Falls Amateur Radio Operators.
  • To provide emergency or public service communications when normal means of communications are disrupted.
  • To advance the state of the Amateur Radio art through individual and collective research.
  • To otherwise conduct programs and activities so as to increase the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community.
  • To support lawful, responsible conduct by its members and the amateur fraternity in general.

Elections are coming in November - Accepting Nominations for Officers

Nominations for 2015 ERARC Club Officers are now being accepted. All ERARC club members are eligible to nominate another member or themselves. We ask that before you nominate someone, verify with them that they are interested in the position. Only those who have accepted the nomination will be listed on the ballot. If you are unsure how to contact the member, note on the form and we will check with them Voting will be conducted at the November meeting. More info will be posted here to submit absentee nominations or absentee voting.

Technician License Classes

The Ammon Group will be offering Saturday morning Technician License training beginning October 25th. Classes are from 8:00 A.M. till Noon (4 hours) The last session (November 15th) will be an FCC testing session. Classes are open to anyone. Remember that there is no longer a Morse code requirement for any amateur radio license.

Attendance is encouraged, but not required. Attendance at all 4 sessions is encouraged and will be beneficial, but is not required. The only thing required is to pass the test. Please encourage those that are interested to attend as many of the sessions as they can, but let them know that they aren't required to attend any classes to obtain their license. They only need to pass the written exam on November 8th.

Registration is Required to Obtain a Manual

Please contact the Steve Taylor  BEFORE October 18th 2014 if you need to purchase a manual. The cost will be $23 each unless the price goes up. Late orders will be $30 plus shipping & Handling payable on receipt. Note: NEW Manual July 1, 2014!

Steve Taylor (KC7IHV)
Cell: 208-520-1727
Home: 208-524-3519

To register, send an email to Steve Taylor with the following information:

Name ______________________________

Phone number(s) ________________________________

E-mail address ________________________________

Do you need a book (Yes - No)? _______

Question Pool Beginning July 1, 2014.

Testing Session

You may attend only the testing session if you would like, however you must notify Steve well in advance of anyone planning to test. The FCC Examining Team will need to know how many will be testing or materials will not be available for testing. 

If you would like to upgrade to General or Extra Class, you must notify Steve in advance so that the testing team will have a test ready for you.

Class Dates:
Register: On or before October 18th, 2014 for Manual

Class 1: October 25th - 8:00 A.M. till Noon
Class 2: November 1st - 8:00 A.M. till Noon
Class 3: November 8th - 8:00 A.M. till Noon
Test Session: November 15th - 8:00 A.M. till Noon

Location: EITC 1600 South, 2500 East in Idaho Falls. Creek Building, Room 558

The Creek Building is located on the North East end of Campus

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training 

Bonneville County will begin trainig October 15th @ 6:30 pm
Location: Ammon Public Works 3451 S Ard Dr in Ammon 

Madison County will begin training October 1st @ 6:30pm
Location: TBD

For more information on the training, send an email to:
To learn more about Community Emergency Response Teams, go to:

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Bob Heil K9EID, and Gordon Black WB6NOA and various co-hosts and guests, host a weekly show where they cover the excitement and importance of ham radio - from tossing an antenna wire in a tree allowing you to talk to the world, to the importance of ham radio operators in time of disasters.

The show records live Wednesdays at 7pm Mountain at or you can listen or view the recordings at

Thank you to Ham Nation for selecting our website as the website of the week for the November 27th 2013 episode. You can view the segment here.