Radio Club of Redmond N7KE
 

Who We Are

Radio Club of Redmond N7KE Club Picture
Radio Club of Redmond N7KE Club Picture
You are warmly welcomed to the Radio Club of Redmond’s (RCR) Web Site. RCR is a group of ham radio operators and aspiring ham radio operators - an active ham radio license is not a pre-requisite for club membership. RCR is Redmond, WA based and proudly draws its membership from Seattle's Greater Eastside and surrounding areas.

The common bond among the membership is that we are active operators and lifelong amateur radio learners with a diverse set of interests; operating interests span the gamut – SSB, FM, AM, CW and Digital modes and cover the spectrum from 160 meters all the way up to the VHF, UHF and SHF bands. Also, many of our members are adept home-brewers who assemble their own equipment. RCR’s membership is a testament to the phrase “There is something in the hobby for everyone…” and the highlight of our monthly meetings is one or more members sharing a recent ham radio experience.

What We Offer

Whether you are pursuing your first ham ticket, seeking a license upgrade, needing help putting up an antenna or seeking to engage in some hobby-related information exchange – RCR is proud to support your interests in ham radio! We embrace the view that there are no dumb questions, only those that are not asked. We offer a monthly gathering where ham interests/experiences are shared and explored. The common bond among RCR members is that we are all active in the hobby in some way.

Radio Club of Redmond N7KE Presentation It is not uncommon for members with like interests to aggregate efforts around a common amateur radio passion and form a loosely structured community. One such example would be the Software Defined Radio (SDR) Special Interest Group (SIG) that draws 20+ attendees to its quarterly gatherings. This community is an active subset of the full club membership.

Where We Are

Radio Club of Redmond N7KE Meeting Location Sign You are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting as you assess your affinity for the club. Our meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month with the one exception – September. Due to the Salmon Run contest, the September club meeting is held on the second Saturday of the month.

RCR Meeting Logistics –

  • Frequency: RCR meets every month of the calendar year on the third Saturday of the month (except Sept which is the second Sat)
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM (doors open at 7:15 AM)
  • End Time: 10:00 AM
  • Place: Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Resource Center (in Redmond Town Center)
  • Address: 16250 NE 74th St., Redmond, WA
  • Room: Sammamish Room – First Floor
  • Parking: Free; on-street or in the three-level parking garage across of the LWSD Resource Center or in the LWSD parking lot behind the building (limited number of spaces)
  • Room Entry: Because the building is locked, the easiest way to enter the meeting room is to walk around to the West side of the building where you will see the meeting room with people sitting inside
  • Breakfast: Several coffee houses are within walking distance with snacks often provided by one of the members
  • Difficulties: Call Howard – 978-828-9777
Here is an aerial view of the LWSD Resource Center where the club meetings are held. Because the building is locked, we believe that the easiest way to enter the meeting room is to walk around to the West side of the building where you will see the meeting room with people sitting inside.

You can launch a map of the area by clicking here
Radio Club of Redmond N7KE Meeting Building

RCR Meeting Schedule


Meeting date for November: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Meeting date for December: Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM

FAQs

Q:Is everyone welcome?
A:Yes! All are welcome – men, women and children who are interested in the hobby – you need not be an RCR member or a licensed ham!
Q:Does the club charge dues?
A:Yes. Members currently pay $20 per calendar year to cover meeting room rental and other miscellaneous club expenses
Q:May I visit an RCR meeting to see if it’s for me?
A:Absolutely! Everyone, licensed hams or not, are warmly welcomed and encouraged to visit any of our meetings
Q:How can I become a member?
A:Click here to provide some basic information about yourself (name, call, email). Next, attend a meeting, engage via email or meet with our RCR Welcoming Committee (John, W7FU and Howard, W1HMB) and pay the dues -- easy as that
Q:Do you have a question that was not answered?
A:No problem, click here to email us with your question

Communications

RCR engages its membership via three communication vehicles – a monthly newsletter, an email distribution list and a local repeater. We are very proud of our monthly newsletter. It is packed with helpful information, technical discussions, member profiles and construction projects.

Please take a moment to click on the following link to experience the quality of the RCR newsletters.

Click here to open a sample newsletter

Our active email distribution list is used to share information in a very timely fashion among club members. In addition, RCR members have permission to use the SnoVARC 440 MHz (70 cm) repeater and many of the club members participate in a Monday night QSO party hosted on this repeater.

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