Welcome to the Voice of Idaho Amateur Radio Club Website!

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.

February 2024 – Zoom only meeting – no in-person at Idaho Pizza (it’s Valentine’s Day, don’t you know???)

Get On The Air Repeater Class.  A Class for Technicians.

Goal: Learn how repeaters work and gain on air experience using simplex and repeaters.   February 24, 2024, 9 am to 1 pm.  Boise.  No Cost. 

Signup here.


The Repeater and How It Works

Repeater Protocol

On Air Experience

Antenna Show and Tell

Resources for New Hams

Course starts at 9 am and concludes by 1 pm.

Bring your favorite non-alcoholic beverage and snacks.

Bring your radio.  There will be radios available if you do not have one.

Optional, bring a lunch and get to know your instructors and Elmer’s.

Pioneer Title Co.

8151 W. Rifleman

Boise, ID 83704

Sponsored by the Voice of Idaho Amateur Radio Club Marketing Team

Annual Picnic Auction ‘Leftovers’

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

VOI Soldering Seminar Description

This course is rescheduled for the January and March club meetings, 6pm.

Do you need a flasher?  Or possibly an attenuator for fox hunting or to reduce extremely strong signals?  Do you want to develop or sharpen your soldering skills?  The Voice of Idaho (VOI) is offering a two-session kit build, hands on, seminar for individuals interested in these projects and sharpening their skills in soldering.  Those with no prior experience are welcome as we will teach how to solder basic electronic circuits.  The two classes will take place before the VOI October and November regular club meetings.  We will build a micro attenuator in the January class, and for the March class, building more skill, we will build, Jameco’s Jumbo LED Flasher kit.  Kits are offered at VOI’s cost, $24 includes the two kits, materials and two cases.

Classes will be held before the January, 2024 and March, 2024 club meetings at the Idaho Pizza Parlor, 6 PM.  The October class will cover: the tools needed, how to use the tools, and the components for the kit.  November’s class will build on the skills learned in the first class, we will discuss polarity of components and how to identify the correct orientation.

After completing the course, you should be able to: make a good solder joint on a printed circuit board, identify basic electronic components and their polarity, property orient a component in the circuit board, insert and solder the component leads into the circuit board, know which parts are heat sensitive and how to handle them.

It is helpful if you bring safety glasses if you have them.

Sign-up here.  Additional details at https://voiceofidaho.org/upcoming-classes-on-building/