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New Hams For July 2015

11 people tested yesterday, 6 new Techs. 2 new Gen. and 3 new Ex. One of the Ex. went from no lic to Ex. That is the 3rd one I have seen do that in the 10 plus years as a VE. Congratulations to all and thank you to the VE team. Well done.

Mike Tesky

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 My price:$15.00

1 pair amplified computer speakers. $8.00

Osterblock SWR/PWR meter with calibration charts. $25.00

Westmountain Rigblaster Pro (NEW) NEW Price $299.95 My price: $200.00

SWAN Field Strength Meter Model FS-1 $5.00

Sound Card Interface for Icom Radios $25.00

Sound Card Interface for Alinco Radios $25.00

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. My price: $50.00

MFJ-299 Deluxe Desktop Microphone Console. NEW Price $99.95. My price: $75.00

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

HeathKit HW-32A 20 Meter Transceiver / HP-23A Power Supply / Speaker $150.00

Grundig YB 400 Portable Receiver. AM/FM/LW/MW/SW ...$35.00

Dell Laptop & Accessories ... Make Offer

Palm PDA & Accessories.... Make Offer

Various Instruction Manuals: COLLINS 32V-3 TRANSMITTER / R.L. DRAKE 2-B COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVER / PRECISE Model 630 RF, AF, TV Marker Generator

List updated August 2, 2015

Contact Ed W6OLA with any questions or offers!

Time remaining: 51%
28/02/2017 (1 year)

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 7:30 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, click here for a contact form.

New Membership or Renewal Form


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