After many years acting as Coordinator of the Inland Amateur
Coordination Council (IACC), Doug Rider,KC7JC of Spokane, WA. Resigned
as the Eastern Washington ~ Idaho Panhandle Amateur Radio Repeater
/Auxiliary station frequency coordinator due to continuing health
Issues which would not allow his continued involvement. For several
Years, Ken Rau, K7YR of Manson, WA. and Doug had been discussing this
transition. Due to Doug's worsening health issues, the transfer of
responsibilities was accomplished in late October 2016. All IACC
records have been transferred to Ken.
Currently, the IACC oversees nearly 300 Amateur Radio repeaters,
auxiliary, and repeater link stations in Eastern Washington and the
Idaho Panhandle. Approximately 25 applications, changes, and
modifications are handled each year by the IACC along with the
resolution of interference issues on occasion.
Ken, K7YR brings to the table many years of Amateur Radio repeater
Experience. He uses "Radio Mobile", quality radio propagation
Evaluation program along with Google Earth as a tool for coordination
of systems which is instrumental in placing repeater systems with a
Minimum of interference issues. He was involved with the Western
Washington Amateur Radio Association
and held the office of
Vice President at one time. He is completely independent of any
repeater group, and is a member of the Chelan Radio Club in Eastern
Washington with four local VHF UHF coverage machines.
To Contact IACC Coordinator :
Ken Rau K7YR
2200 Summit Blvd.
Manson, WA 98831
509 687 2211
Good Luck Ken, on your new endeavor
from : Lake Chelan Radio Club Members
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More than 18 years we have hosted, River Radio Camp out, always the weekend before Memorial Day in May. Beginning as a Saturday Potluck, this annual gathering has evolved into a RV camp out, lasting 3 or 4 days. Our gathering is free dry camping along the Methow River at its confluence with the Columbia River at Pateros Washington. We camp ½ mile up the Methow river. Camping is free, first come-first serve, if you are planning on attending come early and get a good spot.
We have two rules: #1 potluck starts at 1pm Saturday (no dogs at the potluck)
#2 there are no rules
If you wish to join us for the potluck and don't want to camp bring a dish for the potluck and come for the day.
There are no fees or registration; we have a ham radio tailgate swap,. Remember this is a potluck bring a food dish. Bring buy- sell items, crafts, lawn chair,
Pets are welcome but we do not
allow pets at our potluck meal, Grand kids are welcome too. Come join us this
. Public restrooms are on site.
2017 River Radio Campout Pateros May 19, 20, 21, 2017
Information ….. “Always the weekend before Memorial day”,
What: …18th annual River Radio Campout/Potluck
May 19, 20, 21, 2017
Where:……..Along the Methow River Pateros WA. Go North on Hwy 153, ½ mile, gravel camp area on right side, free camping, RV or Tents, or just stop by for the day many camp 4 to 5 days
Bring:……chairs/ tables /eating utensils/ Food /Ham – gear for sale/ other Ham friends
Please Pass this flier along to other Ham friends
Talk in frequency will be 146.520 simplex. Also 147.100+ repeater
Flier posted at lakechelanradioclub.webs.com
Contact…… [email protected] Roger Odorizzi 509-687-3919
Lake Chelan Radio Club Oct. 2016
A group of local Hams participated in a repair project high above Lake Chelan. A replacement/ new installation of a repeater lost in Last year’s fire.
The replacement included removal of our existing 440 antenna system from the side of the building it was housed in. This resulted in our 440 machine being off the air for most of the summer.
The building received a remodel and new metal siding was added. This siding project was created due to the fact woodpeckers were doing their own remodel project prior to ours.
We were allowed to install a tower as long as it was painted to match the new siding. We installed a 52 ft. tower with a new dual band antenna. Included in this project was a 2m repeater that replaced the one that was destroyed in the 2015 fire. We now have 444.525 (pl. 94.8) and 146.820 (pl. 103.5) repeaters in service along with 147.100 located in another site .
New local hams along with a couple of us senior hams pretty much completed the project Sunday Oct 9, 2016. A group of enthusiastic local ham operators came together and completed this project. This will enhance our provided service to locals and others with more reliable communication services surrounding our Valley and also North /South Columbia River corridor travelers.
Thanks to all who provided the help and work involved to make this project a first class endeavor.
Thanks to: Ken-k7yr/Al-ae7pg/Biff-k7tur/ Craig-ki7bkc/Dana-ki7dbr/Colton and Logan/
David-ki7ewx/Roger-w7ch/Lake Chelan Radio Club
see more pictures below
Lake Chelan Radio Club
After the 2015 fires/ State of Affairs
As many of you know, our club lost two working repeaters during the Firestorm in Chelan this summer.
Along with the radio and repeaters our building is gone. Power to the site is also gone and probably won’t be restored for at least a year or more. These are conservative estimations by the public utility and the county commissioners.
We have been working diligently with others and are well on our way toward obtaining amateur radio parts and pieces to restore our radio capabilities to the same level we had before our losses. Just after our fire losses, many offered their assistance. Now that we have had time to evaluate our misfortune, we are sending this update report letting those offering help know what is happening and how to help.
If you are still willing to send assistance to support our repeater group, we offer this solution.
Our club has had an annual dues process of $1 a month or $12 a year for club membership.
We are proposing a 1 year/5year/10 year membership accordingly at the rate mentioned above.
Or if you are so inclined, a general donation of any denomination would graciously be accepted.
Thanks for everyone’s correspondence and concerns. We will continue to send out memos and updates
as we progress with this project. Please send your correspondence to
Ken Rau K7yr
Lake Chelan Radio Club
2200 Summit Blvd
Manson, Washington 98831
PICTURES OF THE BURN ARE POSTED ON THIS PAGE