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2014 VE Testing

4 people tested today (Nov 16), 4 walked out as new Tech's. Congratulations to all and welcome to Ham Radio. For the year we tested 36 people with 21 new Tech's. 4 new Gen. and 4 new Extra's. I want to thank all of the folks that make up the TCVE team for the time that they put in volunteering to advance Ham Radio. I want to wish all the team a wonderful Thanksgiving and a wonderful and Blessed Christmas. Our next test session will be Jan. 18 2015. Thanks again.

Mike Tesky KC7CCK

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December 2014 Club Meeting & election of officers for 2015

I hope that you can plan to attend our next meeting on Monday December 1, 2014. We need a quorum in order to elect officers for the coming year. There will also be some holiday treats available to make the meeting more festive.
Hope to see you there.
Happy Holiday Season.


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2014 Ham Radio Testing (VE Testing)

‎2014-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. If you are going for a upgrade you must bring a copy of your current Lic. which has to be sent in with the Paperwork. Make sure you have a Picture ID as well.


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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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Help me clean out my garage!

My ham radio equipment collection is growing old from
"no use"!
The following items are ready to live in a new shack:

Heil Sound Pro-Micro Single Side Boomset. Used once...interferes with my hearing aids. Price new at HRO: $74.95 My price: $50.00

Heil AD-1ic 8 pin ICOM adapter for Heil Microphones and Heil boomsets for use with ICOM equipment. $25.00

RT Systems Programming kit w/ software and USB programming cable for Baofeng UV-5R. $35.00

1 pair amplified computer speakers. $8.00

MFJ-949E Deluxe Versa Tuner II w/ 110/12VDC power supply $90.00

MFJ-484 Grand Master Memory Keyer. $50.00

Osterblock SWR/PWR meter with calibration charts. $25.00

Tempo 1 Transceiver $50.00

SWAN Field Strength Meter Model FS-1 $5.00

SWAN SWR/PWR Meter Model SWR-1 $5.00

Micronta 12 Volt Power Supply (120VAC to 13.5VDC at 2.5 Amp. $25.00

MFJ-1279 Sound Card Reader for PSK etc. $30.00

Contact Ed W6OLA with any questions or offers!

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Columbia Cup Hydro Race Special Event

From Friday July 26th through the weekend, several area hams operated as W7AZ, Special Event stations commemorating the 48th running of the Columbia Cup Unlimited (H1) hydroplane race. The race was held on the Columbia river where it runs through the cities of Pasco, Kennewick and Richland Washington(also known as the Tri-Cities).

Worked stations submitting a QSL card will receive a specially-designed card back within the next few weeks. Our QSL card manager is Ed W6OLA. Worked stations send QSL requests to:

Ed McLaughlin
3815 S Green St
Kennewick, WA 99337

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.

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