Island County Amateur Radio Club

Island County Amateur Radio Club W7AVM The Island County Amateur Radio Club is a local organization for Ham Radio Operators.
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Are you ready and eager to take the test for your license? ICARC is offering testing for all classes of Amateur Radio li...
10/11/2020
Amateur Radio License Testing

Are you ready and eager to take the test for your license? ICARC is offering testing for all classes of Amateur Radio licenses on Wednesday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct 31 at the Oak Harbor Fire Department. Reserve your spot now by signing up at this link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050444aba72da0f94-amateur

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

It's official Cycle 25 has begun. No where to go but up.
09/15/2020
Hello Solar Cycle 25

It's official Cycle 25 has begun. No where to go but up.

Solar minimum - the period when the sun is least active - as seen by the Solar Ultraviolet Imager aboard GOES-East on Dec. 15, 2019. We are now in Solar Cycle 25. Credit: NOAA.

Don't Miss Next Membership Meeting: September 26, 2020PROGRAM:  Rob Fanfant, N7QT,  will be doing a presentation about t...
08/24/2020

Don't Miss Next Membership Meeting: September 26, 2020

PROGRAM: Rob Fanfant, N7QT, will be doing a presentation about the VP8PJ DXpedition to South Orkney Islands in early 2020. For background on the DXpedition, visit their website, https://sorkney.com/home/.

Zoom meeting will start at 9:30 am; you can join as early as 9:00 am

06/21/2020

Gulf Shores AL. this morning at 8 am it's 80 degrees.

05/25/2020
Memorial Day 2020: A Service of Remembrance

'LIVE' - Oak Harbor's special COVID-coping-presentation of Memorial Day 2020: A Service of Remembrance, with social distancing in mind.
We would be honored to have you LIKE, LOVE, SUBSCRIBE, or SHARE!
*Sponsored by Oak Harbor Lions Club (Oak Harbor, WA)
*Donations to www.ohlions.org
*Hosted by American Legion George Morris Post 129, Island County Cemetery District #1: Maple Leaf Cemetery (in Oak Harbor, WA), and Island County Cemetery District #2: Sunnyside Cemetery (in Coupeville, WA)
Directed by Kelly Davidson
Videography by Gary Weatherford
Sound Engineering / Video Post-production by Alex Felger

05/24/2020
Memorial Day 2020: A Service of Remembrance

Please join us!
'LIVE' at 10am right here (!) for our special COVID-coping presentation of Memorial Day 2020: A Service of Remembrance, with social distancing in mind. We would be honored to have you watch!
*Sponsored by Oak Harbor Lions Club
*Hosted by American Legion George Morris Post 129, Island County Cemetery District #1: Maple Leaf Cemetery (in Oak Harbor, WA), and Island County Cemetery District #2: Sunnyside Cemetery (in Coupeville, WA)
*Donations to: www.ohlions.org
Donations made by 5/22 will be recognized by our Moment of Silence

05/23/2020
Memorial Day 2020: A Service of Remembrance

Please join us!
'LIVE' at 10am right here (!) for our special COVID-coping presentation of Memorial Day 2020: A Service of Remembrance, with social distancing in mind. We would be honored to have you watch!
*Sponsored by Oak Harbor Lions Club
*Hosted by American Legion George Morris Post 129, Island County Cemetery District #1: Maple Leaf Cemetery (in Oak Harbor, WA), and Island County Cemetery District #2: Sunnyside Cemetery (in Coupeville, WA)

Skagit Amateur  Radio
11/30/2019

Skagit Amateur Radio

This year we are again providing safety communications for the annual Jingle Trail Run/Walk being held on December 7. Th...
11/17/2019
Home | Jingle Trail Run

This year we are again providing safety communications for the annual Jingle Trail Run/Walk being held on December 7. This type of event gives us the opportunity to hone our communication skills and test our equipment so that we are better prepared in the event we are needed to assist in disaster communications.

https://www.jingletrailrun.com/

This race is great for families, runners, and walkers alike! Put on your holiday spirit and see Whidbey Island in all it's splendor.

10/02/2019

Tech Class Rescheduled - Due to family commitments, we are rescheduling the Tech Class scheduled for Oct 5 & 12. The new dates are Nov 2 & 9. If you know someone that is planning or would like to take this class, please share.

Salmon Run aka Washington QSO Party is next weekend. If you work the contest and send a log, mark it as a member of ICAR...
09/15/2019
Salmon Run – Western Washington DX Club

Salmon Run aka Washington QSO Party is next weekend. If you work the contest and send a log, mark it as a member of ICARC. Last year we had 4 entries, let's see if we can do better. Look for N7JP and K6ZY operating as N7JP from Steven's county.

http://www.wwdxc.org/salmonrun/

Salmon Run Home » Salmon Run 2019 Salmon Run September 21st-22nd, 2019 1 Western Washington DX Club The Salmon Run is sponsored by the Western Washington DX Club. If you're in Washington state, come join us. Basics Object Stations outside Washington state work only Washington state stations for QSO...

Good day at the Island County Community Preparedness Expo. Lots of interest in ham radio.
09/14/2019

Good day at the Island County Community Preparedness Expo. Lots of interest in ham radio.

08/08/2019

ICARC will be providing communications for the Coupeville Art Festival this weekend. If you are coming to see the art, bring your radio and check in with the volunteer tent and monitor the frequency.

We had fun helping with the staging of the Oak Harbor parade floats yesterday. Community events are a great way to pract...
07/05/2019

We had fun helping with the staging of the Oak Harbor parade floats yesterday. Community events are a great way to practice our radio communication skills.

"The Oregon coast experienced an amphibious invasion Monday. It was the US Navy, practicing supply delivery via huge hov...
06/04/2019
Navy hovercrafts hold earthquake relief drill on Oregon coast

"The Oregon coast experienced an amphibious invasion Monday. It was the US Navy, practicing supply delivery via huge hovercraft. The drill was to prepare sailors for supplying coastal communities in the event of a natural disaster, like an earthquake."

The U.S. Navy landed two huge hovercrafts on Sunset Beach near Warrenton as part of an earthquake and tsunami relief drill. A C-130 also flew over the beach in a mock airdrop.

Governor Jay Inslee declares Amateur Radio Week..
05/30/2019

Governor Jay Inslee declares Amateur Radio Week..

04/15/2019

THE 222 MHz (135 cm) VHF Spring SPRINT Will Be Held On Tuesday, 16April, from 1900-2300PDT
Most commonly used frequencies are 222.1 MHz USB/CW and 223.5 MHz FM Simplex.

N6ZE/7 will operate from Clinton from about 1900-2100pdt and would like to work ICARC members. N6ZE/7 will be operating from Grid CN87tw on 223.5MHz FM Simplex. SPRINT Exchange is Callsign & Grid. Note: CN87 is basically South of Ken's Korner and everything to North is in Grid CN88.

A bunch of people will be active in WA, OR, & BC. See that you can hear and work!!

A Reminder: Please note the Schedule For The 2019 VHF and Up Spring SPRINTS.

1.0 Contest Purpose: Encourage weak signal VHF/UHF amateur radio operation & have fun.

2.0 Contest Date and Time:

144 MHz Monday April 8, 2019 0700 - 1100 PM Local (COMPLETED)
222 MHz Tuesday April 16, 2019 0700 – 1100 PM Local
432 MHz Wednesday April 24, 2019 0700 – 1100 PM Local
Microwave Saturday May 4, 2019 0800 AM – 0200 PM Local
50 MHz Saturday May 11, 2019 2300z through Sunday May 12, 2019 0300z

Much more info at: https://sites.google.com/site/ springvhfupsprints/home/2019- information

Thanks!!

bt73
Pete, [email protected]

Thanks to all of the amateur radio operators that helped with the Whidbey Island Marathon.
04/15/2019

Thanks to all of the amateur radio operators that helped with the Whidbey Island Marathon.

04/15/2019

What’s Happening This Week
Monday 15th 9:00 AM Morning Net 146.860/147.220 repeater system
Tuesday 16th 9:00 AM Morning Net 146.860/147.220 repeater system
Tuesday 16th 9:00 AM Winlink Practice
Tuesday 16th 9:30 AM OPS#2 net 146.860/147.220 repeater system
Tuesday 16th 11:25 AM Lunch at China City Freeland
Wednesday 17th 8:30 AM. Breakfast at the Tyee, open to all
Wednesday 17th 9:00 AM Morning net 146.860/147.220 repeater system
Thursday 18th 9:00 AM Morning net 146.860/147.220 repeater system
Thursday 18th 6:00pm ICARC Board Meeting at Patron in Langley
Friday 19th 9:00 AM Morning net 146.860/147.220 repeater system
Sunday 21st. 7:00 PM Winlink and Packet nets
Sunday 21st 7:30 PM. Vhf net on 146.860/147.220 repeater system
Sunday 21st 7:45 PM -/+ a few minutes HF net on 28.410mhz

03/20/2019

Club meeting this Saturday in Commissioner's Hearing Room at County Annex in Coupeville. Doors open at 900am. Meeting starts at 930am.

03/20/2019

Board meeting at 600pm this Thursday, March 21, in Commissioner's Hearing Room.

03/18/2019

This week March 18 - 24
Monday 18th. 9 AM Morning Net.
Tuesday 19th. 9 AM Morning Net.
Tuesday 19th. 9:30 OPS#2 net.
Tuesday 19th. 11:25 am Lunch at China City in Freeland
Wednesday 20th 8:30 AM. Breakfast at the Tyee, open to all
Wednesday 20th. 9AM Morning net
Thursday 21st. 9 AM Morning net.
Thursday 21st. 6 PM Board meeting in Coupville
Friday 22rd. 9 AM Morning net
Saturday 23rd. 8 AM Food handlers gathering at the Tyee, all welcome
Saturday 23th. 9:30 AM Club meeting
Sunday 24th. 7PM Winlink and Packet nets
Sunday 24th. 7:30 PM. Vhf net on 146.860/147.220 repeater system
Sunday 24th. 7:45 -/+ a few minutes HF net on 28.410mhz

Part of the Elmer's session yesterday was a trip to see the 146.860 repeater.  Turned out to be full of information.
03/17/2019

Part of the Elmer's session yesterday was a trip to see the 146.860 repeater. Turned out to be full of information.

03/11/2019

This week March 11 - 17
Monday 11th. 9 AM Morning Net.
Tuesday 12th. 9 AM Morning Net.
Tuesday 12th. 9:30 OPS#2 net.
Tuesday 12th. 11:25 am Lunch at China City in Freeland
Wednesday 13th 8:30 AM. Breakfast at the Tyee, open to all
Wednesday 13th. 9AM Morning net
Thursday 14th. 9 AM Morning net.
Friday 15th. 9 AM Morning net
Saturday 16th. 9 AM Morning Net
Saturday 16th. 9 AM. Elmer’s session, Coupeville Commissioners hearing room.

Yesterday at the Langley Preparedness Fair we had a good size group of interested people who went through.  Lot's of que...
03/10/2019

Yesterday at the Langley Preparedness Fair we had a good size group of interested people who went through. Lot's of questions and interest in our tables. Thank you to N7KN and N6VDT for helping. -K7ACT

03/04/2019

This week:
Monday 4th. 9 AM Morning Net.
Tuesday 5th. 9 AM Morning Net.
Tuesday 5th. 9:30 OPS#2 net.
Tuesday 5th. 11:25 am Lunch at China City in Freeland
Wednesday 6th 8:30 AM. Breakfast at the Tyee, open to all
Wednesday 6th. 9AM Morning net
Wednesday 6th 6 PM. ARES/RACES meeting Oak Harbor Fire station
Thursday 7th. 9 AM Morning net.
Friday 8th. 9 AM Morning net
Saturday 9th. 9 AM Morning Net
Saturday 9th. 10 AM. Langley preparedness fair in Langley

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Fall 2020 Technician Class - We will be holding a Technician class the evenings of October 5, 6, 12, &13 via Zoom. The sessions will start at 6 PM and last about 3 hours. If you are interested, contact us via messenger and we will arrange to get you the Zoom information and to get you the current book - ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, Fourth Edition, Level 1 Technician. The cost of the book is $27.
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Navy buys counterfeit Vhf/Uhf antennas for special forces.
Board Meeting this Thursday, April 18, at 600pm at Patron in Langley at Ken's Korner.
Mussels in the Kettles 2019: 3 Riders on Boundary Trail Downgrade, Crossing Main Line Trail
Mussels Kettles 2019 Biking event with fast bikers moving downhill along Boundary Trail, crossing Main Line Trail.
Hello, I used to live on the island and was a club member. I have been gone 10 years and have returned and want to sell my US TOWER 45 foot? crank-up tower. Mark KG9MX 313 402 8478 If you could kindly post this in the swap section of the website I would sincerely appreciate it. If you are interested and want to see it please let me know. Thank you, Mark KG9MX
Hi all I am looking for someone that can program my handheld digital trunking scanner. It is a Radio Shack Pro-96 model. I have the Manuel but it’s a little over my head. It has been previously programmed for San Diego and is about 7-8 years old. Thank you
FMA's 100 and 700 IS Course's got updated 6/25/18. Time to retake the test.