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Welcome to the Palouse Hills Amateur Radio Club

Next Virtual  Meeting

23 Sep 2020

The Sept 23 meeting of the Palouse Hills ARC will once again be virtual meeting.  We discuss any activities for the next year.  The meeting will be held over Skype at 7PM Pacific Time.  If you do not receive the Skype link over the palouse-hamnews email list, please send an email to cliff@cliffclark.net to receive it.

Notice:  The Spokane HamFest has been cancelled for this year.  See you all in 2021


Recent Programs

24 Jun 2020: Field Day

We will discuss Field Day 2020.  We will be having this meeting over Skype at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jun 24.  If you do not receive the Skype link over the palouse-hamnews email list, please send an email to cliff@cliffclark.net to receive it.

26 Feb 2020: Antenna Analyzer Tutorial

Learn about how to use Antenna Analyzers. The meeting will be held at  7 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, at the American Legion Cabin, 317 S. Howard St. in Moscow.

Cliff Clark, AG7CC, will discuss and demonstrate common use cases for antenna analyzers.  Basic usage, and some common problems will be discussed.  Afterward, there will be a hands on demo to try it out the club's antenna analyzer.


22 Jan 2020: The New Ham Radio Digital Options

Come explore three digital communications options (DStar, DMR, and YSF) at the  7 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, meeting of the Palouse Hills Amateur Radio Club at the American Legion Cabin, 317 S. Howard St. in Moscow.
Jim Fielder, WA7VFQ, from Palouse will discuss and demonstrate the three new digital communications options that use varying combinations of such technology as radios, cell phone hot spots, and the Internet.  Fielder will demonstrate how it is possible to communicate in the digital world through use of a digital hotspot even in the absence of nearby repeaters for relaying messages.  
According to Bill Ward, Latah County’s Amateur Radio Emergency Coordinator, “This flexibility is a leap in communications capabilities for Hams!” 
Fielder has been involved with DStar since 2015, YSF since 2017, and DMR since 2018. He is currently active as a Net Controller on the WA7DRE DStar Morning Net, the Raspberry Pi DStar Net, and on the PNWDigital Morning DMR Coffee Net.  He will explore the beginnings and progress of the three modes since their inception and look at their current activity levels in the local area. And will explore the equipment and modes, discuss their differences, explain why he believes there is a mode that will work for anyone, and why he believes Samuel F. Morse would have been enthralled with these new modes.  
Social period at the Palouse Hills Amateur Radio Club starts at 6:30. The club meeting and program begin at 7:00 p.m. 


The Palouse Hills Amateur Radio Club was formed on January 26, 1994. It offers a program of educational and civic activities in Whitman and Latah Counties. We support a full complement of activities including Field Day participation, license classes, FCC licenses testing and active support of public service events. We hold our meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month, usually at the American Legion cabin at 317 South Howard Street in Moscow. There's an opportunity to meet and greet as early as 6:30 p.m.; our business meeting starts at 7:00, and it's followed by programs of interest to the amateur community. If you would like to join the PHARC, or obtain more information, drop by any club meeting. Visitors are always welcome! We actively support education to help get your first amateur radio license or to upgrade. Members try to offer one free class every year. You need not be a PHARC member to attend.  See the "Training" section for more informamation; and see the "License Testing Information" page for information on taking an Amateur Radio exam from the Pullman/Moscow area ARRL VE team or to get help in finding other exam locations and dates. There are also other activities for the PHARC and area hams that are not part of the PHARC. Many of our club members participate in these additional activities (such as public service events, ARES, and the VE program); links and additional information are provided on this site for your convenience and we encourage your participation.


License Testing 

Testing is currently on hold.


Palouse Hills Amateur Radio Club is planning  to hold a testing session for all amateur classes of licenses at our next club meeting June 24, 2020  at the American Legion Cabin 317 S. Howard Moscow, ID.   Testing begins at 1800 hours.  Bring a photo Id.  If upgrading, bring a copy of present license or CSCE.  Contact Tom (KI6DER) at 509-334-6979 or KI6DER@AmSat.org to register for the exam.   If you need to test before the next scheduled testing date, contact KI6DER to make arrangements.  


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