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Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club

The Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club (CIARC) welcomes anyone who is interested in amateur radio into its membership. The club which was founded in the early 1980’s has members from all over the central Idaho region. The club has installed and maintains two 2 meter ham radio repeaters on Brundage Mountain and No Business Mountain. These
repeaters can be used by any licensed ham radio operator and facilitate communication throughout our central Idaho service area and beyond. They are available for emergency communication and have been used by Search and Rescue and for local events such as the “I AM Tuff Race”, the Iditarod trials dog sled race and the McCall Running Classic to provide reliable communications for the event. The club has provided comms for The “4 Summit Challenge”. Many members of the Club are also members of Valley County Search and Rescue and use their skills and radio equipment to assist that organization. In 2018 the Club sponsored a special Events Station, W7C, to celebrate Winter Carnival and contacted hams all over the US, Canada and the world during its one week of operation. A similar operation is planned for 2019.

CIARC also helps those who are interested in becoming hams to get licensed. Club members have become Volunteer Examiners and participate through a national coordinator to provide local ham radio license FCC recognized testing program. Our testing sessions are usually preceded with an all day nationally recognized ham radio class that assists participants with passing their tests. We also assist newly licensed hams with setting up their station and getting on the air. Since 2016, CIARC has participated in ARRL Field Day. This June event which started in 1933 is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League and has upwards of 40,000 ham participants all over North America. Groups such as ours set up temporary operations using all sources of emergency power to test and improve our emergency preparedness, improve our operators technical skills and to preform community outreach. We are currently planning our 2019 operation of events.

413 Rio Vista Boulevard, McCall, Idaho • 83638
413 Rio Vista Boulevard McCall Idaho 83638 US
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