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2016 VE Testing Results

Calls and upgrades are out as of about half a hour ago from our Nov. 20th test session. New calls go from KI7IYV- KI7IZD. Congratulations to all. Summary from 2016 testing from the Tr-Cities VE Team. We held 8 test sessions, 6 reg. and 2 special. We had a total of 74 people test. We gave 116 total elements. We ended with 39 new Techs, 16 new Gen. 7 New EX.
Our largest test session was 19, smallest was 5, We had a total of 56 VEs that put on the 8 sessions. Total VE man hours for the year was 158. Thank you to all that make up our dedicated Tri-City VE Group. 73's

Dec 2016 Meeting

The next meeting of the Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club will be 7pm Monday Dec. 5, Red Cross building, 7202 W Deschutes, Kennewick (use south door). The meeting will feature nominating and voting for our 2017 club officers. Positions open include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and a 3 year Trustee position. We will also have holiday treats brought by members so please bring something to share.

Judith M. West

Final Push for the Amateur Radio Parity Act in this Congress

All Amateur Radio Operators,

I am writing to you today because we are nearing the end of the 114th Congress and the efforts to obtain passage of The Amateur Radio Parity Act are at a critical juncture. With a few short weeks left to the year, we must get this bill passed NOW or we will need to start all over again come January 1, 2017.

As you know, thanks to your previous efforts, the legislative efforts scored a major victory in our campaign when the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, passed in the House of Representatives on September 12th. The legislation is now in the Senate in two forms – as H.R. 1301 and alternately in the packaged bill S. 253. We still need every Senator to approve the bill.

You are one of over 730,000 licensed Amateur Radio Operators living in the United States. Many of you already live in deed-restricted communities, and that number grows daily.

We asked you for your help in September - and you responded in great numbers. We collected over 63,000 emails that were distributed to every single U.S. Senator. That is amazing. However, with the election hiatus over, each and every Senator must be reminded that their business is not complete until this important legislation affecting hams is passed and sent to the President. Even if you wrote in the past, we need you to write again!


  • If you want to have effective outdoor antennas but are not currently allowed to do so by your Home Owner’s Association, PLEASE SEND THESE EMAILS TODAY!
  • If you don’t live in a deed-restricted community but you care about the future of Amateur Radio, please support your avocation and your fellow hams and SEND THESE EMAILS TODAY!

We need you to reach out one more time to your Senators TODAY! Right away Right now!Help us in the effort. Please go to this linked website and follow the prompts:

Thank you.

Rick Roderick, K5UR

ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio®

Last VE Testing For 2016

Reminder that this coming Sunday, Nov. 20th will be our last regular Ham Radio test session for 2016. Walk ins are welcome. Boy Scout office in Kennewick, Located across Gage Blvd. from COSTCO.

2016 Pacific Northwest Hamfairs and Swapmeets

This is by far the most comprehensive list of 2016 amateur radio related events in the pacific northwest. Much thanks to N7CFO .....

PNW Hamfair webpage at

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

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2016 Ham Radio Testing (VE Testing)

‎2016-Ham Radio Testing (VE Testing) for the Tri-Cities area will be at the Boy Scout Office building.
8478 Gage Blvd
Kennewick, WA 99336(across Gage Blvd to the north from Costco)

Doors open at 1:30pm (Walk-ins are welcome). Testing starts at 2:00pm sharp. Cost is $15. Please bring some form of picture identification (driver's license, passport, school ID, etc.) If you are going for a license upgrade you must bring a photocopy of your current amateur license, for which the examiners must send in with the paperwork.


  • Jan-17
  • March-20
  • May-15
  • July-17
  • Sept-18
  • Nov-20

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

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 are held at the Red Cross Building, 7202 W Deschutes Ave, Kennewick. [ Map ] 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, click here for a contact form.

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