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 not required.
Amateur license exams begin promptly at 10:30 AM. More info at Get a License and Amateur Radio FCC Testing

Club Meeting:

Usually 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.

Annual Picnic Auction ‘Leftovers’

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

VOI Soldering Seminar Description

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 October class, and for the November 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 are held before the October and November club meetings at the Idaho Pizza Parlor, 6 PM.  The October class will cover:  the tools needed, how to use the tools, 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/ 

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

Goal: Learn how repeaters work and gain on air experience using simplex and repeaters.   November 11, 2023, 9 am to 1 pm.  Caldwell Executive Airport.  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.

Caldwell Executive Airport

4814 E. Linden Street

Caldwell, ID

Sponsored by the Voice of Idaho Amateur Radio Club Marketing Team