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Yakima Hamfest

Yakima Hamfest is this coming Saturday, April 12th.

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March Testing

Just a reminder that there will be VE testing in Kennewick, March 16th, 2 PM Boy Scout Office in Kennewick. Office is across Gage Blvd from COSTCO. doors open at 1:30. Just a reminder that the Question Pool for Tech. will be changing in July 1st, so if you know anyone who is wanting to get their Tech. lic. time is running out for the current question pool. There will only be one more test session here in the Tri-Cities before July 1st, that test session will be on May 18th. If you need any information on testing you can go to the ARRL web site or the W5YI web sites.

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March Events

March 2014 Meeting
Just a reminder of the Mar. 3, 2014 meeting of Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club.

The Club station at the Red Cross Building will be open prior to the meeting--6pm or so. Come operate if you want, or if you are new to amateur radio, an opportunity for assistance in operating the equipment from an elmer.

Date: Monday, Mar. 3, 2014
Time: Radio Club at 7:00pm (Reminder: meeting time moved to 7:00pm)
Where: Tri-Cities Red Cross Building
7202 W Deschutes Ave
Monthly Presentation subject: Tony Gasparino will present part 1 of 2 on operating: single op/two radios. Part 2 will come in April meeting.

Saturday Donuts
Saturday March 1: A long Tri-City tradition for both club and non-club members-- a morning get-together for coffee and donuts on the 1st Saturday of each month. Location is Popular Donuts, 101 N Union, Kennewick. There are early arrivals starting around 7 or 7:30am and late arrivals in the 8:30-9am range, so come when you can.

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Classes for 2014

March 6th Update--
... Registration Not Required for SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Classes for 2014 ...

We have dropped the requirement for class registration for this year for each spotter training class. In other words, for this year we are no longer requiring that at least 10 people register for a class in order to confirm a class. We are hoping for a favorable turnout for each class to insure a successful future for our SKYWARN spotter training program. We depend on training new spotters to maintain a viable SKYWARN Weather Spotter Program in our County Warning and Forecast Area.

The training schedule for 2014 is posted on our website at: .

You may download a PDF file that contains the "Weather Spotter's Field Guide: A Guide to Being a SKYWARN Spotter", from the following website: .

If you would like to become a SKYWARN Weather Spotter and you are unable to attend a training class in person, an online SKYWARN Spotter Training Course is available on the MetEd website: . This online course consists of two modules: "Role of The SKYWARN Spotter" and "SKYWARN Spotter Convective Basics". You must complete both modules in order to become a SKYWARN Weather Spotter. If you are interested in taking the online training, please send me an email and I will send you instructions on what you need to do.

Please forward this email to your Amateur Radio friends and your non-Amateur Radio friends.


Alan Polan, KE4TRR
SKYWARN Net Coordinator
Amateur Radio Program Leader
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Weather Service (NWS)
Weather Forecast Office
Pendleton, Oregon
WX7PDT: NWS Pendleton's Amateur Radio Station Call Sign

2014 SeaPac Amateur Radio Convention

SEA-PAC will soon be here on June 6-8, 2014.

Attached below is your 2014 SEA-PAC convention information flyer. Feel free to forward this to your friends and other interested persons who may wish to attend SEA-PAC this year. If you prefer, you may also download a copy of this information flyer at Go to after February 15th to register online.

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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


  • Jan-19
  • March-16
  • May-18
  • July-20
  • Sept-21
  • Nov-16

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

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

Looking for Technical Assistance

Bob Paine, KA3ZCI, has been away from Amateur Radio for a few years and he is ready to get back on the air. He has his original equipment and antennas and is seeking technical assistance to set-up his station and antenna placement.

If you are willing to help Bob, please contact him at 943-8278 or


Rick W7RHE

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28/10/2016 (2 years)

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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