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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.

Repeater Operation and Protocol

A Class for Technicians

Goal:  Getting started and expanding skill with repeaters

Pre-requisite:  Ham license, any class

Old timers welcome but preference will be given to new hams

Available seats will be assigned to VOI members first

May 18th, 2024

Caldwell Executive Airport

4814 E. Linden Street

Caldwell, ID 83605-8036

No charge for current VOI members

$10 Non VOI members

Bring your radio.

There will be radios available if you do not have one

Content

The Repeater and How It Works

Repeater Protocol

Antennas and Feed Lines

On Air Practice

Why  Does the Repeater Not Always Hear Me?

Resources for New Hams

Course starts at 8:50 AM and will conclude by 5 PM.

Bring your Lunch (We will be working over the lunch hour)

Coffee will be provided, bring your favorite non-alcoholic beverage

Sponsored by the Voice of Idaho Amateur Radio Club

Marketing Team

Register at https://forms.gle/TDcaE7eZZoNy4MNF6

Annual Picnic Auction ‘Leftovers’

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