Category Archives: Past Events

February 15th Meeting

Subject and Guest: ISRA board members Chris Freund (KG7VLX) and Mike Bettencourt (W7BET) will be presenting information about Summits on the Air (SOTA). More information at When: February 15, 2018 7:00pm Where: 7100 W Fairview Ave Boise Idaho Pay for your own Food and Drink . . . . read more

January 16, 2018 Meeting – Club Elections and Faraday Cages

January’s meeting is our Annual Election. If you did not mail in your ballot, ballots will be available before the meeting and accepted before the meeting officially starts. January’s meeting presenter will be Nick Brizzi, K7NQB about Faraday cages used to protect electronic from an extreme RF field caused by a natural or man made distances. Learning the awareness of the possible consequence of extrem . . . . read more

Annual Summer Picnic

Saturday, August 12, 11 am, ISRA Annual Summer Picnic with Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA). No ISRA August meeting in-lieu of our annual picnic with QCWA. Come join us and the QCWA for our annual picnic. Lots of shade and a beautiful backyard at the home of John Hotchkiss, W7CNL. Bring your family. Drinks will be provided. Bring a dish to share with the group. When: Saturday, August 12, 2016 from 11:0 . . . . read more

May Meeting – DSTAR

At the request of members, we’re having a presentation on DSTAR this meeting. Come learn about this protocol and how you can implement it into your radio work. Talk with your fellow club members and see what they’re doing with it and learn something new maybe. All of this is happening on Tuesday, 5/16/17 at 7 pm at Idaho Pizza 7700 Fairview Ave Boise. Keep in mind the road construction at Cole/Fairv . . . . read more

General Class course

General Class course starts Friday, February 24, at 6 pm taught by HP Boise Radio Club. For technician operators, we strongly encourage you to attend this General Class course even if you do not plan to test for General Class. For those planning to attend try to be a bit early the first time. A map is on the web site of the address: The website has the schedule, and other important information. . . . . read more

February 21 Club Meeting

February’s ISRA meeting our guest speaker will be Jack Hotchkiss, W7CNL. Jack was first licensed as WN7CNL in 1956 while in High School. Over the years Jack’s amateur radio interests have varied. Starting with chasing DX, then QRP and QRPP levels down to 5 milliwatts. Presently Jack has been into Summits on the Air (SOTA) as a chaser for quite a while. Presently Jack is interested in long haul are . . . . read more