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Jan 2022 License Testing Results

ARRL in person testing in Kennewick yesterday, saw 2 people test. One new to Ham radio passed his Tech. and 1 long time Area Tech upgraded to General. Congratulations to both, and thank you to TCVE Team for a job well done.

2022 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, depending on at-the-time government rules and recommendations. You are asked to call Mike Tesky (509 783-6236) to pre-register. The location will typically be the Boy Scout office, 8478 W Gage Blvd, Kennewick, WA on Sundays at 1 pm, but location and test time may vary depending on the health situation. Updates to particular testing dates and locations will be listed on this website, Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Operators Facebook page, and when you call to pre-register. You will be required to provide and wear a face-mask 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.


  • Jan 16
  • March 20
  • May 15
  • July 17
  • Sept 18
  • Nov 20

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

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January 3, 2022 In Person Meeting


Hello Everyone,
Due to the good chance that driving conditions are going to be hazardous Monday(Jan 3, 2022) night the meeting has been moved to an on the air meeting using the 146.64 repeater W7AZ.

Join in on the meeting at 7 PM. Jenna will be conducting the meeting with the help of the other officers. The repeater uses a tone of 100 hz and uses a standard negative offset,

With any luck we will be meeting in person next month. You do not need to be a member to attend.

Richard Bogert
President, The Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club

PS: Join us for the morning social net on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7:30 AM on 146.64.
See you there!

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Club Elections held 12-06-2021 - New Officers

Elections were held for the TCARC Monday evening. This is the current list of officers.
President, Richard Bogert KI7OOM
Vice President, Jenna Kochenauer KJ7WNE
Secretary , Tony Gasperino WS7V
Treasurer, Pam Follansbee, WM7R
Trustee, Mark Glaman N7MHB
Trustee, Mike Tesky KC7CCk
Trustee, Jim Follensbee NY7T

January 2022 License Testing

Ham Radio Testing. ARRL in person testing will be held on Jan. 16, 2022, 1 PM, Boy Scout Office, 8478 W Gage Blvd, Kennewick, WA. Test session starts at 1 PM, doors open at 12 Noon. If you are new to Ham Radio you must go to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Web site, then go to the section called CORES and request a FRN number. (link to CORES Bring this FRN number with you as it has to be used on the required paper work. Those upgrading must bring a copy of your current license and your FRN number, which must be sent in with your paperwork. Test fee for everyone is $15. Cash or check made out to the ARRL. Photo ID, bring your pens and pencils, and calculator if you need one. Cell phone can not be used and it is best to leave in your car. Walk ins are welcome but it would be nice to know if you plan on testing, and you must have your FRN and or copy of existing license. Any questions call.

Mike KC7CCK 509-783-6236

Pacific Northwest Hamfairs and Swapmeets

Note: With current and expected lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, there are many 2022 being scheduled, including many of the old favorites in January and February. Time to schedule in a couple hamfairs and swapmeets.

The below link 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

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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

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

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.

2022 Club Officers

Effective Jan 1, 2022


Richard Bogert KI7OOM(contact)

Vice President:

Jenna Kochenauer KJ7WNE(contact)


Tony Gasperino WS7V(contact)


Pam Follansbee, WM7R (contact)

2022 Club Trustees

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


Pam Follansbee, WM7R

1 Year Remaining:

Mike Tesky KC7CCK

2 Year Remaining:

Jim Follansbee NY7T

3 Year Remaining:

Mark Glaman N7MHB

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, due to Covid restricting use of our normal facilities in the Kennewick Red Cross Building, are instead being held at Bogert Manufacturing Plant, 3606 N. Swallow Ave., Pasco, WA. 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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Stolen key

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I ordered a SSKC straight key on a marble base.
Office said it was delivered!
Never got it!
Please keep an eye out for someone offering it for sale.
Darn mail box thieves.

Dave KK7SS

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