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New Call Signs From May 2021 VE Testing

Call sign and upgrades are out from the ARRL in person test session from May 16th. Congratulations to all and thank you to the VE team.
> New Ham, Benjamin C. Tech. KJ7YXQ:
> Upgrade from Gen. to Extra Scott T. W7WAW:
> Upgrade from Advanced to Extra Dennis D. N7MWA.

Mike Tesky

July 2021 License Testing

ARRL Ham Radio in person testing will be held in the Tri-Cities on Sunday July 18th at 1 PM. This is for all classes and upgrades. If upgrading you must bring a copy of your current License which we must submit with the rest of your paperwork. Pre-registration is required of everyone on a first come bases. You must call 509-783-6236 to register. Due to COVID 19 everyone will be required to wear a mask, temperature checks will be made before entering. There is a $15.00 test fee which will be exact change only or a check made out to the ARRL. A Picture ID is Required. Bring your own pens and pencils, and a calculator if you need one. You can not use your cell phone. If you are testing for the firsts time you must go to the FCC web site and request a FRN number as you can no longer use your Social Security number on the forms. The link for the FRN is: http//

Then go to the ARRL website and down load and print and fill out the following forms and bring them with you.
Form 605 one/1 copy fill out to your Signature.
Form CSCE three/3 copies down load and fill out.
Form Test Answer Sheet, 1 copy for each test, do not scale,
If you have any problems or question please call. Thank you.

May 2021 ARRL Testing Results

In person ARRL testing today we had 3 people come in to test. One came in a non-ham and left as a Tech. One came in as a General and left as a Extra, and 1 came in as a Advanced and left as a Extra. Congratulations to all 3 and thank you to the ARRL VE Team.

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July 2021 Virtual Club Meeting

Monday 07-05-2021 is the first Monday of the month and time for the Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club Meeting. (7PM). The meeting will be held on the air once again do to COVID concerns. (I really hope we can meet in person again soon). The meeting will be held on the 146.64 repeater (W7AZ) at 7PM. All licensed amateurs are welcome. The 146.64 repeater uses a negative offset and a tone of 100 Hz. This would normally be the time we elect club officers. If you have an interest to serve as President, Vice President, or Secretary please send me an email.

2021 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. There will be a limit of 15 people allowed to test. You must call Mike Tesky (509 783-6236) to pre-register. The location and test time for a particular test date may vary, thus you will be provided that information when you call to pre-register. You will be required to provide and wear a face-mask and gloves 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. You will need to go to the ARRL web site, and print out specific forms and number of copies each to complete in advance, and bring to test session. Specific links and instructions for retrieving and filling out the ARRL forms will be provided in more detailed announcements on this website


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

Pacific Northwest Hamfairs and Swapmeets

Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, very few amateur radio related events are being scheduled at this time. This will likely change as vaccination proceeds, and it is again deemed safe for such events. The referenced website below is the best maintained compilation of event status.

This 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 WF7S 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

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Need Yaesu FTS-27 CTCSS Module

I need a Yaesu FTS-27 CTCSS Tone Board.


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