Bonner County Amateur Radio Club – K7JEP

K7JEP: In memory of Neal Fredstrum
This page and the calendar page are used for notifying members of scheduled Club activities or changes in those activities.  It will also notify members of any upcoming item considered of interest to Club members  (such as ARRL or FCC fee or regulation changes with links to those items).  The page will change frequently as notifications become outdated and are removed.  If you have an item you feel should be posted here for our members send me an email.
SOS, when it was first agreed upon by the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in 1906, was merely an easy, distinctive Morse code sequence and was initially not an abbreviation.  Later in popular usage it became associated with mnemonic phrases such as “Save Our Souls” and “Save Our Ship”.   Moreover, due to its high-profile use in emergencies, the phrase “SOS” has entered general usage to informally indicate a crisis or the need for action.

1 May 2024  Scatter Shooting

Our next meeting will be on 8 May at the VFW Hall, 1325 Pine St, corner of Pine and Division.   At our monthly meetings the Officers meet @ 5:00 PM, between 6:00 and 6:30PM you can find answers to your questions or just enjoy the fellowship of our members, the meeting starts promptly at 6:30PM.
Our next Breakfast will be on 11 May at Connies at 9:00 AM.
  1. Don’t know or don’t remember what an electronic term means?  Look it up here.  I just added “Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics” under the Eclectic menu tab.
  2. Due to some recent confusion, I have added a link on the “Welcome” page to give people additional information regarding how to join the Club.
  3. All Monthly Publications, in PowerPoint format, and the current, as well as 1 year of past copies of the COAX, in PDF format, can be downloaded from this area. The May issue of the COAX can be viewed here.
  4. If you are not a member of , it is highly recommended that you join the group.  BCARC members will have to subscribe to in order to receive direct communications from the Club.  Non members will need to access the Facebook page or this website for links to the monthly presentations (PowerPoint format) and the COAX Newsletter.  When requesting admission please give your name and call sign.
    1. In addition, the Zoom code to attend meetings using Zoom will only be placed on the site.

Remember that it is by your dues that we are able to maintain and update our repeaters.   By completing a new form each year we are able to verify and maintain accurate records for our membership.  Please be aware it may take up to a week for processing.  A membership application is available here. 

Bonner County ARES VE Testing – sponsored here as it is free to take the test

They test at 10:00 AM at the Sandpoint Library (Community Room A).  The address is 1407 Cedar St, Sandpoint, ID 83864.

The good news is that there is no fee to take the exam and walk-ins are welcome.

You can see all details and all required material on their info page, here: .

Future test sessions (second Saturday, ~bi-monthly):
May 11, 2024
Jul 13, 2024
Sep 14, 2024
Nov 9, 2024