The Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club has a primary service area that includes Adams County, Valley County and Southern Idaho County. Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club communications services may extend into other areas where coverage is available or where radio linking or voice over internet protocol (VOIP) radio linking services are available. The Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club welcomes Amateur Radio operators from both inside and outside the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club primary service area.
The Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club (CIARC) was founded in the early 1980's. Lenard Crough, W7HXU, was one of the first amateur radio operators to install a 2m repeater on No Business Mountain - Lookout Peak in the late 1980's. The No Business Mountain repeater operated on 147.020 MHz with a positive (+) offset and a 100.0 Hz CTCSS tone.
In January of 2009, the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club, with the permission of Brundage Mountain Ski Patrol and Brundage Associates installed a 70cm repeater on Brundage Mountain. The Brundage Mountain repeater operated on 442.500 MHz with a positive (+) offset and a 100.0 Hz CTCSS tone.
In the summer of 2012, additional linking capabilities were added to the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club repeaters, with a focus toward emergency communications capabilities and to provide an extensible repeater network. This includes a 33cm link back-bone and voice over internet protocol (VOIP) radio linking capabilities. Voice over internet protocol (VOIP) radio linking provides world-wide access to the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club repeater network and supports both EchoLink and Internet Radio Linking Protocol (IRLP) capabilities.
The Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club maintains several Open repeaters, which are available for all Amateur Radio operators. Please check the Repeaters menu to access pages with more information regarding CIARC repeaters.
Membership fees for the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club are:
|CIARC Membership Fee Schedule|
|Membership Type||Membership Level||Payment Date||Notes||Fee|
|Individual||First Time||On or before June 30||$15.00|
|After June 30||$7.50|
|On or after Dec. 1||Dues applies to next full calendar year||$15.00|
|Continuing||Jan 1 through Dec 31||$15.00|
|Family||First Time||Jan 1 through Dec 31||Includes all immediate members of a family||$25.00|
Non-lifetime memberships expire at the end of the calendar year. Members who have not renewed by the March 31 will be dropped from the club roster. Membership applications and renewals can be submitted via the web, at the monthly club meeting or by mail. Membership fees can be submitted at the monthly club meeting or by mail (see mailing address on web membership application form).
Memberships that are not maintained in good standing are dropped from the roster on April 1.
You're Invited! The Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club meets regularly on the first Thursday of each Month at 7:00 P.M. local time, at the First Congregational Church , located at 901 N 1st Street (corner of 1st and Park) in McCall. Meeting agendas and meeting minutes can be accessed from the Calendar menu.
There are several opportunities each week to participate in NETs. This includes Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club related NETs and NETs that are affiliated with the club or its members, such as Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES).
Please see the Calendar pages for further details on NET times & frequencies.
About Amateur Radio
To find out more about Amateur Radio, please see the About Amateur Radio item in the About menu above or click here.