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New Call signs From July 2021 VE Testing

Call signs and upgrades were just posted from our ARRL in person test session held on July 18th. Congratulations to Howard S. for becoming a new Ham Tech. KJ7ZYU, and upgrades to Everett H. EX. KI7YNH, and John M. EX. W7NPR. Nathan R. is awaiting his call sign as a new Tech. We had 3 other folks that tested but did not earn a new license or a upgrade. Congratulations to all and thank you to the TCVE team for a great test session.

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August 2nd 2021 IN PERSON MEETING

IN PERSON MEETING - Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club Aug 2nd, 7PM
The TCARC will hold their monthly club meeting in person in August. The meet place has changed for now. It will be held at Bogert Aviation, 3606 N. Swallow, Pasco. It is on the East side of the Pasco Airport along 4th Ave.
There will be a program about experiments with SLINKY antennas. The plan is to run a number of experiments with verticals, di-pole and end fed antennas all using the metal slinky toy as the radiator. It should stretch your mind.

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

Dates

  • Jan 17
  • March 21
  • May 16
  • July 18
  • Sept 19
  • Nov 21

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 http://www.n7cfo.com/amradio/hf/hf.htm

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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 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2999824720083254&set=gm.29080593...

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.

73,
Jeff
W7OTK

Time remaining: 81%
24/10/2023 (2 years)

New Membership or Renewal Form


JOIN THE CLUB! RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!

Be a part of Amateur Radio in the Tri-Cities - join the Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club!

Click the below link to open and print a Membership Form:

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.

2020-2021 Club Officers

Effective Jan 1, 2020

President:

Richard Bogert KI7OOM(contact)

Vice President:

Jim Follansbee NY7T(contact)

Secretary:

Tony Gasperino WS7V(contact)

Treasurer:

Pam Follansbee, WM7R (contact)

2020-2021 Club Trustees

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

Permanent:

Pam Follansbee, WM7R

1 Year Remaining:

Mark Glaman N7MHB

2 Year Remaining:

Mike Tesky KC7CCK

3 Year Remaining:

Jim Follansbee NY7T

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 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, 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.

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