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.

Christmas Party Coming in December

The Christmas party this year will be held on December 3rd at Perkins Restaurant in Idaho Falls. The Christmas Party starts at 7pm

Here is a list of the prizes we will be giving away:
1 - Yeasu FT-1900R Dual Band Mobile 
1 - Yeasu FT270 Handheld Radio
2 - Opek VU 1510 Dual Band Mag Mount Antennas
3 - NTE J-060VT Soldering Irons
4 - CS104 Coax Seals
1 - Screwdriver set

For the Club Member Only prize each current member will get 1 ticket and anyone who pays 2015 dues. Everyone attending will get 1 ticket for the door prizes. Additional tickets will be available for $2 each or 3 for $5. Note: You must be a licensed amateur radio operator to win a radio.

How about a new repeater for Christmas? 

The ERARC would like to update our 146.64 repeater. Yaesu has made available a basic repeater that handles both analog and Fusion (Yaesu's priority digital system) for $500.00.  We would be using our current antenna, duplexers, remote control radio,  and would need to add a control board to interface our remote control radio.  The repeater is a DR-1X. The DR-1X auto senses the type of transmission and retransmits according. Alan Fielding K7EFZ, the ERARC Repeater Trustee suggests the present 64 machine become a backup until such time as additional duplexers and antenna can be acquired.  We would then have the ability to have a third club repeater. The repeater is available to clubs.  Normal price is about $1900.00.  Up and running he estimates we could spend as much as $1000.00.  It would be a good way to upgrade the 64 repeater.

We would like your comments and suggestions. To take advantage of this price, we plan to bring this up for a vote at the Christmas Party next Wednesday. You can contact Alan at 357-3036 or contact us via the club site.

Election Results:

At the November meeting, the following were elected as officers of the club.

President: Nancy Fielding KE7MUU (Relected)

Vice President: Gary Williams AE7LE (Relected)

Secretary: Todd Hoffman KG7CGU

Treasurer: Bud Roseberry KD7BXH (Relected)

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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.