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2015 Pacific Northwest Hamfairs and Swapmeets

This is by far the most comprehensive list of 2015 amateur radio related events in the pacific northwest. Much thanks to N7CFO .....

PNW Hamfair webpage at

Puyallup Electronics Show and Flea Market

2015 Club Officers Elected

The Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club elected the following officers 2015 at the Dec. 1 meeting:

  • President: Tony Gasperino WS7V
  • Vice President: Art Beiker K7EP
  • Secretary: Jack Martincavage KC7TCO
  • Treasurer: Pam Follansbee WM7R
  • Trustee: Steve Sterling WA7DUH (3 year term)

The club has three Trustees, each elected to a 3 year term. One new Trustee is elected each year to replace the Trustee with the expiring term. The Trustees with remaining terms are:

SKYWARN HF Net Activation at 4:00 PM PST Saturday, December 6th

A special SKYWARN HF Net session will be held for SKYWARN Weather Spotters in the NWS Pendleton County Warning Area on Saturday, December 6th from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST.

Of course, all ham radio operators are welcome to check-in to the net. You do not need to be a trained SKYWARN Spotter to check into this net.

WX7PDT will be the Net Control Station.

Depending on HF propagation conditions, the net will meet at or near one of the following frequencies:

3815.0 kHz
3834.0 kHz
3840.0 kHz
3860.0 kHz
3964.0 kHz

7220.0 kHz
7235.0 kHz
7248.0 kHz

2015 Ham Radio Testing (VE Testing)

‎2015-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.


  • Jan-18
  • March-15
  • May-17
  • July-19
  • Sept-20
  • Nov-15

SKYWARN Recognition Day is Dec 5th & Dec 6th

SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) for 2014 will be held on December 6th from 0000 UTC to 2400 UTC. In terms of local time in the Pacific Northwest, SRD will start at 4:00 PM PST on Friday, December 5th, and end at 4:00 PM PST on Saturday, December 6th.

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.


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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