Home

Welcome to the Voice of Idaho Amateur Radio Club Website!

Notice 4/10/24:

Our 2 meter and 440 repeaters on Shafer are now functioning again. All nets normally conducted on the Shafer repeaters will be held again on the Shafer repeater (146.84 Mhz) beginning 4/11/24.

Upcoming Club events:

Amateur License Exam:

First Saturday of each month at 10:30 am (See https://voiceofidaho.org/calendar/)
Food 2 Store, 521 East 3rd street, Meridian, Idaho, 83642. An RSVP or registration is required. Contact jamesski at gmail.com. Amateur license exams begin promptly at 10:30 AM. More info at Get a License and Amateur Radio FCC Testing

Club Meeting:

The club meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM (See https://voiceofidaho.org/calendar/) Idaho Pizza Company, 405 E. Fairview, Meridian, ID.

June 12 Presentation: Technicians and the 10 Meter Band

All amateur radio operators with a Technician class license or higher can operate on some portion of the 10 meter band.  This is the only High Frequency (HF) band where Technician class licensees have voice, data, and Morse Code privileges.  As a result, this band should be of keen interest to all Technician class licensees.  This presentation gives some background information on maximizing your on-air experience on 10 meters.  At present time in the sunspot cycle this band is quite active with worldwide contacts possible almost every day.  The Voice of Idaho amateur radio club has a current effort called the 10 meter project where Dr. Mike Dunlap, K7MYU, is working to help get equipment, antennas, and transmission lines setup for Technicians without a major expense.  We currently have several people involved in this project.

Presenter:  Anthony Luscre, K8ZT

Anthony is very involved in many different aspects of amateur radio including DXing, getting more folks on the air, contesting, QRP, licensing, digital modes such as FT8 and FT4, getting kids interested in amateur radio, and CW communication.  He is a member of the Long-Island CW Club.  Anthony maintains an interesting web site full of a wide variety of information at K8ZT.com.  Anthony has received over 200 awards in his amateur radio pursuits.  Anthony lives in Stow, Ohio.

Field Day

June 21st through June 23

The Premier Amateur Radio Event of the year!

Join the VOI and the HP Boise Amateur Radio Club for Field Day

Schedule:

Friday, June 21st, afternoon

  • Set up. We need set up assistance
  • For Technicians: get familiar with HF radio and antenna set up.
    • Learn how it is done.

Noon, Saturday, June 22nd

  • Operations.
    • Plenty of opportunity to operate. 
    • Learn about logging.
    • Great chance to get on HF.
    • Extra class operators available to supervise Technician and General operators.  Frequency authority is by the Extra Class operators.

Operations until Noon, Sunday, June 23rd.

  • Fun overnight operation
    • Come and see how the bands change from day to evening, to night, to morning.
  • Take down, Noon, Sunday, June 23rd.
    • We need help to shut down and repack equipment and antennas.

Come one, come all, all license classes welcome.

Thinking about getting a license? You are welcome too.

Bring a friend, a teenager, or both!

Location:

Near Chinden Blvd and South Locust Grove Road in Eagle

For more information and driving directions contact:

Tom, KD7VZW@gmail.com

208 890-2081

Annual Picnic Auction ‘Leftovers’

To see the list, go to: VOI Picnic Auction Left-overs