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Upcoming Event

The Pacific Northwest Not-Quite-Fourteener (PNW NQF) is happening this weekend, August 6th and 7th. The PNW NQF is a SOTA summit-to-summit event for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana and held in conjunction with the Socal SOTAFest and Colorado Ham 14'er. This year, SOTA ops across the country are joining in, too. The idea is simple: if you are an activator, post an alert, get out on a SOTA hill and make some contacts; if you are a chaser, chase! There will be lots of opportunities for big point S2S QSOs as SOTA ops around the country join in.

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In Person Meeting Resume at the Red Cross Office

THE August 1st meeting of the Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club will be meeting in-person at the Red Cross building ( 7202 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick, WA) . Anyone interested in Ham Radio is welcome to attend. Because it is a medical facility, masks are required. There will be a short business meeting followed by a program. The demonstratio will be on a stealthy antenna made from a patio umbrella.
Check out the morning social nets at 7:30 AM on the 146.64 repeater. (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday). It’s a great way to get to know your Ham Radio community

2022 Tri-Cities ARRL Amateur Radio License Testing

ARRL-based Amateur Radio Testing (VE Testing) for the Tri-Cities area is held every other month. Due to Covid-19, there are special procedures and requirements for those wishing to test, depending on at-the-time government rules and recommendations. You are asked to call Mike Tesky (509 783-6236) to pre-register. The location will typically be the Boy Scout office, 8478 W Gage Blvd, Kennewick, WA on Sundays at 1 pm, but location and test time may vary depending on the health situation. Updates to particular testing dates and locations will be listed on this website, Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Operators Facebook page, and when you call to pre-register. You will be required to provide and wear a face-mask while at the test site. The ARRL charges a test fee of $15. Please be prepared with EXACT cash, as no change will be provided. A check payable to the ARRL will also serve as payment, for a cash-less transaction.


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More Info Contact Testing Coordinator Mike Tesky:
Phone(509) 783-6236
Click To Send An Email Message

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Club Elections held 12-06-2021 - New Officers

Elections were held for the TCARC Monday evening. This is the current list of officers.
President, Richard Bogert KI7OOM
Vice President, Jenna Kochenauer KJ7WNE
Secretary , Tony Gasperino WS7V
Treasurer, Pam Follansbee, WM7R
Trustee, Mark Glaman N7MHB
Trustee, Mike Tesky KC7CCk
Trustee, Jim Follensbee NY7T

Pacific Northwest Hamfairs and Swapmeets

Note: With current and expected lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, there are many 2022 being scheduled, including many of the old favorites in January and February. Time to schedule in a couple hamfairs and swapmeets.

The below link is by far the most comprehensive list of amateur radio related events in the pacific northwest. Much thanks to N7CFO .....

Pacific Northwest Hamfair webpage at

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New Morning Net on W7AZ 146.64 7:30AM

Everyone is feeling a little isolated these days and for good reason but you don’t have to be isolated. You can be social, make friends and still be safe at the same time. There is a new 2 meter social net in town.
If you’re a NEW HAM or an Old HAM you are invited to participate in a new morning social net on the 146.64 repeater W7AZ. The purpose of this net is to help new hams get involved and give old hams a way to stay involved in the exciting world of amateur radio. The net is every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7:30 AM. This is a social net open to anyone with a valid FCC amateur radio license. The conversation will be light and casual. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about ham radio operations. The 146.64 repeater uses a standard NEGATIVE offset and a TONE of 100 Htz. Come join the fun!

You do not need to be a member of the Tri-City Amateur Radio Club to participate. New Hams are encouraged to participate. - Richard Bogert

Welcome To The Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club Website

This site is devoted to providing a forum for helping the club members, as well as anyone interested in amateur radio, receive the assistance needed to get the most enjoyment out of the many facets of amateur radio. The Tri-City Amateur radio club serves ham radio operators in southeast Washington state including the cities of Pasco, Kennewick, Richland; Benton and Franklin Counties and the surrounding towns.

Club members with the proper permission can create, edit and publish the content using the tools of the website and without a webmaster middleman. Registered non-members may post new forum topics and comments. Anonymous (non-registered) users may view most site content, but may not post information

The main menu is in the upper right corner.

Regular Club and Business Meetings start at 7:30 pm and are held at the Red Cross Building, 7202 W Deschutes Ave, Kennewick.

Top Menu Button "Information"-- contains the bulk of information on what's happening with Tri-City Amateur Radio Club, including area repeaters and packet nodes. It has special announcements, the President's Corner, meeting minutes, events schedule, event reports, and a variety of articles about amateur radio subjects.
Top Menu Button "Calendar"--provides a calendar view of club and other events of interest.
Top Menu Button "Forums"-- a typical forum-based area where subjects can be broached and others can comment.
Top Menu Button "Photos"-- an area where members can contribute photos, organized into albums, for viewing by all.
Top Menu Item "Swap Meet"-- a Buy-Sell-Trade classified ad tool for use of area amateurs.
Top Menu Item "About"-- a page providing an overview and history of Tri-City Amateur Radio Club.
Click HERE For Site Registration & TCARC Member Instructions
Send your mail and donations to--
Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 73
Richland, Washington 99352

About Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club

The Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club (TCARC) is open to all persons with an interest in amateur (Ham) Radio. It is incorporated in the state of Washington as a not-for-profit corporation.

2022 Club Officers

Effective Jan 1, 2022


Richard Bogert KI7OOM(contact)

Vice President:

Jenna Kochenauer KJ7WNE(contact)


Tony Gasperino WS7V(contact)


Pam Follansbee, WM7R (contact)

2022 Club Trustees

Note: The permanent trustee is the station license holder. The remaining three trustee positions each have 3 year terms.


Pam Follansbee, WM7R

1 Year Remaining:

Mike Tesky KC7CCK

2 Year Remaining:

Jim Follansbee NY7T

3 Year Remaining:

Mark Glaman N7MHB

To contact any of the above Officers, please use our contact form CLICK HERE.

Club Meetings

The Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club holds a regular meeting the first Monday of every month of the year. Each meeting includes an amateur-radio-oriented program that will be of interest to most hams.

Regular Club and Business Meetings start at 7:00 pm and, due to Covid restricting use of our normal facilities in the Kennewick Red Cross Building, are instead being held at Bogert Manufacturing Plant, 3606 N. Swallow Ave., Pasco, WA. All individuals interested in amateur radio are welcome and invited to attend these meetings - you do not need to be an amateur radio operator!

Do you have an idea for a club meeting, or can you give presentation or demonstration of a ham radio related subject? If so, please use the contact form and select the Vice-President CLICK HERE.

Membership Information

All individuals interested in amateur radio - you do not need to be licensed - are invited to become members of the Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club. Membership is only $20.00 per year, $25 for family, and goes to maintain an amateur radio station in the Red Cross facility, three area repeaters (146.04/64 on Johnson Butte; 146.16/76 and 444.1/449.1 on Rattlesnake Mtn), liability insurance at club events, and support for various club events. Without your membership and support, the club is not all that it can be.

The best way to join is to attend a club meeting (see info above) and seek out the Treasurer or other officer. They will fix you up. You can mail in your membership or annual renewal. CLICK HERE FOR FORM AND MAILING INFO.

Selling all my ham radio items

Selling ALL my ham radio stuff, very low prices. Been a ham starting at age 14 & am now almost 84. I don't want my XYL to have to deal with ham radio in event of my demise! Several small power supplies, one 13 VDC power supply; 250-watt Johnson Matchbox antenna tuner; Heathkit VTVMs, many tubes (tested), ARRL handbooks, several other books, antenna books; 20 meter vertical antenna (disassembled & clearly marked to install); Eico grid dip meter with all coils; oscilloscopes (military and Techtronics); MFJ Cub QRP CW transceiver; antique military BC-906 wave meter in original wooden case; balun & unun, one to use with end-fed half wave 40 meter antenna, 500-ft spool of #14 wire never opened, etc. Boat anchors: Hallicrafters SX-100 receiver, Swan 360 HF transceiver, tube testers, etc. Everything must go!
Call Jim Goldring AK&R (509)219-2707 home or (360)314-5714 cell for directions.

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Stolen key

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I ordered a SSKC straight key on a marble base.
Office said it was delivered!
Never got it!
Please keep an eye out for someone offering it for sale.
Darn mail box thieves.

Dave KK7SS

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