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Idaho Section Positions and Appointments
For complete contact information about these individuals, click here

Ed Stuckey AI7H Post Falls Section Manager
Don Clower KA7T Meridian Assistant SM
Don Clower KA7T Meridian State Government Liaison
John Wilson KØIP Pocatello Web Page
Charles Neher K7OVG Meridian Official Observer Coordinator
Terry O'Keefe WB6N Donnelly Section Traffic Manager
Cathryn "Cat" Curtis NZ7J Caldwell Affiliated Club Coordinator
Marty Edwards AK7ME Rigby Section Emergency Coordinator



Idaho ARES HF Emergency Frequencies
MONITOR these frequencies in times of emergency,
LISTEN for instructions from the NET CONTROL station.


Day Frequency

Night Frequency


7229 Khz LSB

3929 Khz LSB


3578.5 Khz USB

3578.5 Khz USB


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The ARRL International Grid Chase

This new operating event,  the International Grid Chase  promises to be another block buster - possibly surpassing NPOTA.

What is a GRID ??  It's something in a Vacuum Tube, right ??  yes and more !
If you've not on the VHF  "weak signal" modes, you may not be familiar with "Grid Squares" which are the
locators used in the VUCC awards program.  A Grid Square is not really square at all but rather defined as an area
of 1-degree Latitude by 2-degrees Longitude. Each square has a unique identifier consisting of two letters followed by two numbers .
Many grid squares in the USA and most of  IDAHO's grids  are fairly rare due to very thin populations not to mention a lack of  hams.
So armed with your smart phone app or other GPS device and a portable/mobile station, you could become very much in demand on the air.

The contest details are found at the link above,  so I won't repeat them here. But,  I would encourage you to take a look at and
consider the many interesting and adventurous ways you might participate.
Get a grid map and set up an LoTW account if you don't already have one between
now and Dec. 31st. Then you can be off and running at the stroke of midnight when the year-long grid chase begins.

How about this ?? another  interesting "outing" might be  4 hams, each with mobiles/portables, to all go to a 4-corners area and each operate in a
different grid on a different band.  Then every hour or two, they all rotate around to an adjacent grid.  At the end of the day, they
all fold up and adjourn to pizza and beer (or some such).  If they advertise this ahead of time, I bet they would generate pile-ups. 
Where else can one pick up so many band-grids in an afternoon?

Another would be to do some "grid circling" at a 4-corner confluence,  speaking of confluence,  are you thinking about going out to a 4 corners spot,
see this web for pictures of that spot .

This is a LoTW event,  if your not using it, it's easy,  and a great way to keep track of some other prestigious ARRL/CQ  awards. 
Almost every grid in Idaho is Rare,  so even if your at your home station, turn that radio on and generate some RF
Get on the air, generate a pile-up. 

Good Luck and I hope to work you from DN32 in 2018. 



Idaho Section Message
Greetings to Current and Future Amateur Radio Operators!  Thank you for visiting our ARRL web page, which is devoted to ALL  Amateur Radio activities in the state of Idaho.

New Hams, Comments, Complaints, Questions
Meanwhile, if you are interested in Amateur Radio and need information about how
to get your license, where to take the test, etc, please check the buttons at the top of this page,
However if you don't find the information you are looking for feel free to contact me at
Ditto if you are already licensed and want to join the ARRL. (or see button below)  Ditto again, if you have a complaint, comment, or question about Amateur Radio.  Please send it in and we’ll see what we can do.

Future Events
We would like you to be aware of several Amateur Radio events for the reminder of this year
(see the Idaho Hamfests & Conventions button).  The HamFest page is only as good as you
make it, chances are your event won't be published unless you or the organizers tell us. Hamfests are a great place to find bargains and win fabulous prizes & mingle with fellow Hams!  
Note: Tell our webmaster about  your clubs event.  send to k0ip((at)) 

This is the Idaho ARRL web page, HOWEVER, it's really about every aspect of Ham Radio in Idaho. We would like to list ALL  amateur related activities, including testing schedules, clubs and their meeting dates and your clubs activities. Please if you find any errors on this web,  send corrections to the webmaster or to me the SM.  Our goal is to promote Amateur Radio in the State of Idaho..

Thanks and 73,
Ed, AI7H









how about a little Ham Humor 

Famous CW vs. Text Messaging,  by clicking this link you will download a file, save it , remember where you saved it (what folder),  left click it , rename it to lenocw.wmv.
double click it, it will run , and its on your computer, yours forever..
 Dilbert        What makes a Ham  !                 You Tube  

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Amateur Radio in  Idaho.  If you are looking for a  ISP, check their web by clicking on this logo.





Safety is No Accident
think before you act !
Tower work can be a killer !

   Be Careful, we want you alive !

Here are some facts about
FIRE that
may surprise you  !

make sure you have operating smoke detectors,
preferably more than one, on each floor of your home
if you have a
gas furnace , hot water heater, fireplace insert,
anything that uses combustion
you need a CO detector .
                            ***  These devices  SAVE LIVES ! ***                           make sure you have then and they are operating properly       ===========             If not for you , your kids or grandkids                                                              




Idaho ARRL Section Webpage.
Do you have corrections, additions, Ideas,  send info to the Section Manager and/or the k0ip((at))
Thanks for visiting the Idaho ARRL page.  Happy Hamming and Good DX !