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SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Classes for 2015

... The 2015 Class Schedule for SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Classes is online at NWS Pendleton's Website ...

The 2015 class schedule for SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training is online at the NWS Pendleton website at:

This is a 2-hour class that provides training for new SKYWARN Weather Spotters. If you are already a SKYWARN Weather Spotter and have previously taken the class, you are encouraged to attend the class again as refresher training. The training is free and is open to the general public. If possible, please arrive 15 minutes early so you'll have time to fill out a SKYWARN Weather Spotter Questionnaire, which enables us to update our SKYWARN Spotter database with your current residential address and your current phone numbers and home email address.

2015 Yakima Hamfest

The Yakima ARC will be hosting it's annual Hamfest on April 11th 2015 once again at the Selah Civic center. Information can be found on the clubs website including the registration form, and table rent information. 2015 also marks the 85th birthday of the club and 84th year of continued ARRL affiliation. Come help them celebrate and wish them "Happy Birthday" on 85 years.

ARRL Eastern Washington Section
Section Manager: Mark J Tharp, KB7HDX

Details click Here

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The Snake River Island Hop Seeking Communication Volunteers

Ron, N7NIQ, asked if the TCARC could volunteer four amateurs to provide safety and welfare communications during the run. Evidently last year the aid stations closed down without knowing there was a runner still on the course.

Three TCARC members have volunteered thus far; we are looking for a fourth.

The run is Saturday, April 25, 2015. Volunteers will need to plan on a full day commitment; the runners start at 0630 hrs and the course closes at 2030 hrs.

Please contact Tony, WS7V, at or 509-713-5222 if you are willing to volunteer.

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

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:

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.


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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:

Realistic HTX-404 70 cm Handheld with battery back. $75.00

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

Heil Microphone Flange Mount FL-2 NEW Price is $20.00 $20.00

1 pair amplified computer speakers. $8.00

Osterblock SWR/PWR meter with calibration charts. $25.00

Westmountain Rigblaster Pro (NEW) NEW Price $299.95 $200.00

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

Sound Card Interface for Icom Radios $25.00

Sound Card Interface for Alinco Radios $25.00

MFJ-949E Deluxe Versa Tuner II w/ 110/12VDC power supply $90.00 NEW Price $149.00
MFJ 8 Pin Microphone wire for Icom radios. $10.00

MFJ-484 Grand Master Memory Keyer $25.00

MFJ-1279 Sound Card Reader for PSK etc. NEW Price $139.95 $50.00

MFJ-941B Versa Tuner II $100.00

ICOM IC-22A 2 Meter FM Mobile Transceiver w/21 crystals $25.00

HeathKit HW-32A 20 Meter Transceiver / HP-23A Power Supply / Speaker $150.0

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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