All posts by N7DFL

Fox Hunt – May 20 3PM

The Idaho Society of Radio Amateurs, Inc are planning a 2 meter Fox Hunt for 3PM Sunday May 20th 2018 at Black’s Creek. We are asking participants for a $5.00 Donation to the ISRA (cash or check made out to ISRA) I 84 east to Blacks Creek exit. Turn right and go approx 2.5 miles past rail road tracks and first pull out. Meet at second pull out with restroom. Here’s a map of the area from KG7VLX. The s . . . . read more

Message From the President – April 2018

Hello all! First off, I want to thank the outgoing Board of Directors for the excellent handoff of the reigns to the new Board of Directors, appreciate the help getting our feet on the ground and running! I am both excited and a little nervous being President to be honest, I have been a licensed ham for 24 years, but I have never been a club officer in any ham club I have belong to in the past, so jumping right in . . . . read more

March 15th Meeting – Show and Tell

The scheduled speaker for March 2018 will be postponed until the April meeting.  Due to this change, the March Meeting will be a social hour and show and tell regarding your shack, antenna setup, tower etc. We can use your help.  If you would like to share some part of your set up, or need to send let a member of the board know or send a mail to the info@israboise.org email address.   73 N7DFL . . . . read more

Historical QSL Card – Antarctica

Some time ago a collection of QSL Cards from SK Robert Asin (AB7SX, Formerly K6ZBM)  was donated to the ISRA. This is a large collection of  QSL Cards from all over the world mostly dated in the the late 1950s.  There are some very interesting cards in this collection.  I will be posting scans of some of these cards from time to time to share with the club. First Up is a card from a Soviet Scientific Expedition . . . . read more

Get to Know the Board – Secretary N7DFL

My name is Matt Thurston and I am the ISRA club secretary for 2018. I was originally licensed in 2014 under the call sign KG7NDF. I have always had a passing interest in radio that originated from my love of music. In college, I was a DJ on the local station and have always scanned the local dials looking for new and different stations. I had looked into getting my license, but was overwhelmed with the information . . . . read more

Get to Know the Board – Treasurer W7BET

Hello all! My name is Mike Bettencourt and I am the 2018 club treasurer. I have been a licensed ham for two years and a member of the ISRA for just as long. My first call sign was KI7CZN. When I upgraded to General several months later I changed my call sign to W7BET. I was first introduced to ham radio by one of my science teachers, now an SK, KD6ISC back in junior high school. He encouraged those of us that took . . . . read more