W7UQ Amateur Radio Club

Next Meeting

W7UQ will be holding a meeting on October 14, 2010 at 7:00pm.

What is W7UQ?

W7UQ is an Amateur Radio Club at the University of Idaho, and is one of the oldest organizations on campus (dating back to 1929). Its goal is to provide a way for UI students, staff and faculty to become involved in ham radio.

We are a friendly club, and fairly active. Our members are interested in many facets of amateur radio. Including, but not limited to: APRS, VHF Contesting (CW, SSB), HF Contesting (CW, SSB, RTTY), HF DXing (CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31), ATV, and VHF FM.

What are W7UQ's Activities?

W7UQ Net

W7UQ operates a VHF FM net every Tuesday (except during summer & winter breaks) at 6:30pm local time on a repeater frequency of 146.700MHz with a negative offset and no PL tone. This repeater is known as the Paradise Ridge repeater, and is used courtesy of Joe Overstreet.

Contesting & DX

The W7UQ club station call sign is used for contests such as the Idaho QSO party, and in the future will be found in more contest logs. We also do DX work and exchanging of QSL cards and try to stay up to date with new technologies.

APRS Tracking

W7UQ regularly participates in tracking weather balloons equipped with APRS transmitters from the Vandal Atmospheric Science Team. We also hold workshops to get members up to speed on APRS tracking, and work with other amateur radio groups to become more knowledgeable about the APRS network.


We're constantly trying to find something new to do, and are open to ideas. If you want to try something, please suggest it on the net or have information to present in a meeting. For a list of topics we have some interest in, see the workshops drop down menu at the top of the page.

When Do You Do Things?

Contact Us / Find Us


We are located next to the steam plant on campus, and own many antennas and the tower located on the roof. Please contact club officers for more information about the club and our operations.


Brian Bowles (acting)
Vice President/Treasurer:
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