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Nov 2020 Test Results

Call signs and upgrades are out from our Test session held on Nov. 15th. Congratulations to all and thank you to the VE team. Upgrades, Gilmar KJ7REF General, Scott KJ7FEL General, New Techs are: John KJ7SPE, Nathanael KJ7SPF, Aaron KJ7SPG, Danny KJ7SPH, Ryan KJ7SPI.

New Call Signs and Upgrades

Call signs and upgrades from our Sep. 20th test session were just assigned, in fact I caught them just as they were being assigned. Those upgrading: Matthew KJ7PNV up grade to General, Weston W7WHW Up Grade to Extra, Steven KG7LXG Upgrade to General. New Hams and calls are: Brian KJ7RDY, Donald KJ7RDZ, James KJ7REC, Kerry KJ7REE, Gilmar KJ7REF, Clifton KJ7REG.

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Social Nets

I want to invite you all to take part in our "Social Nets". We have casual nets mornings and evenings on the 146.62 repeater. The repeater has a negative offset and a tone of 123 hz. Grab a cup of coffee and a donut and join me on Saturday mornings at 07:30 for my crazyness. Jokes, Trivia, and good old friendship. It is a casual net and the fun happens when my listeners take part. You make it happen. This is your invitation to join in.
I would love to add your name and call sign to my log. See you there.....Keep Healthy!
And God Bless you and God Bless America.
Ed W6OLA

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New Morning Net on WF7S 146.62 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 146.62 repeater WF7S. 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, Thursday and Saturday 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 146.62 repeater uses a standard NEGATIVE offset and a TONE of 123 Htz. Come join the fun! You can also join via Echolink Node 835368 or Wires-X room #21979.

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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Equipment for sale

ALINCO TWINS FOR SALE...
Alinco DX-SR8T HF Transceiver 160-10 meters. Purchased new May 2020 for $479.95. With Hand Mike and Instructions. Selling for $400.00
Alinco DX-R8T/E Communications Receiver covers from 150 KHz to 34,99999 MHz. Purchased new October 2017 for $399.95. Less than 2 years old. With Instructions. Selling for $295.00. Complete Alinco Twins station for less than $700.00.

COMPLETE AMATEUR STATION FOR SALE. COMPLETE HF/UHF/VHF STATION READY FOR "FIELD DAY" OPERATIONS OR USE AS AN EMERGENCY "GO STATION". STATION CONSISTS OF:
1. ALINCO DX-70 HF AND 50 MHZ TRANSCEIVER. SSB, CW, FM. 100 WATTS / 10 WATTS. AM 40 WATTS, 4 WATTS. INCLUDES HAND MIC.
2. LDG AT-100 AUTO TUNER
3. QYT KT-8900 UHF/VHF TRANSCEIVER (VHF 25 WATTS, UHF 20 WATTS). INCLUDES HAND MIC.
4. RADIO SHACK MODEL # HTA VHF AMPLIFIER AND RX PRE-AMPLIFIER.
5. POWERWERX VOLTAGE/CURRENT USAGE IN-LINE METER.
6. WEST MOUNTAIN RIG RUNNER POWER STRIP MODEL # 4005H WITH ANDERSON PLUGS.
7. MFJ 25 AMP POWER SUPPLY MODEL MFJ-4225.
8. THE UNIT HAS A PRE-MOUNTED COPPER PIPE FOR ALL GROUND CONNECTIONS.
9. TWO SEPARATE SPEAKERS. ONE EACH FOR ALINCO TRANSCEIVER, AND QYT TRANSCEIVER.
10. IN-LINE PWR/SWR METER.
11. UNIT CAN BE POWERED BY HOUSEHOLD POWER, BATTERY, OR A SMALL GENERATOR.
12. THE ENTIRE STATION IS MOUNTED ON A WOODEN FRAME AND A TWO WHEEL LUGGAGE CARRIER PROVIDES MOBILITY.
THIS IS A $1400.00 VALUE FOR $900.00.

RIGBLASTER PRO TOP OF THE LINE RADIO INTERFACE (NEW - STILL IN THE BOX) $100.00

CUSHCRAFT RINGO VERTICAL AR-10 TEN METERS $30.00

MFJ-1279 SOUND CARD INTERFACE. $30.00

SWAN WM-3000 PEAK READING WATT METER,SWR METER. $60.00

HEATHKIT HW-32 20 METER SSB TRANSMITTER WITH MATCHING SB-600 SPEAKER AND HP-23A POWER SUPPLY. POWER SUPPLY HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO SOLID STATE. $300.00

CONTACT ED W6OLA FOR EQUIPMENT INFORMATION AT 509-586-8652 OR w6ola@arrl.net

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2020 Amateur Radio Testing (VE Testing)


2020 Amateur Radio Testing for the Tri-Cities has been completed. 2021 test schedule, location and procedures will be published when available.

Amateur Radio Testing (VE Testing) for the Tri-Cities area is held every other month 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, but it is good if we have some idea as to numbers that will be there. The doors are locked and testing starts at 2:00pm sharp. If you have special needs to test please notify the area coordinator Mike Tesky (contact info below) at least a couple weeks before the test date. Cost is $15. Please bring some form of picture identification (driver's license, passport, school ID, etc.) If you are testing for a license upgrade you must bring a photocopy of your current amateur license, for which the examiners must send in with the paperwork.

Dates

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

Pacific Northwest Hamfairs and Swapmeets

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

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, click here for a contact form.

New Membership or Renewal Form


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