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WINTER FIELD DAY

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WINTER FIELD DAY IS IN THE BOOKS

8 MEMBERS OF THE TRI-CITIES AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, AND 4 VISITORS TOOK PART IN OUR WINTER FIELD DAY OPERATION.
THE CLUB STATION IN THE RED CROSS BUILDING WAS A VERY BUSY PLACE ON SATURDAY THE 28TH..
MARK HUNN BROUGHT AND OPERATED HIS "GO BOX" I DON'T THINK I HAVE EVER SEEN A BETTER THOUGHT OUT PORTABLE UNIT. THANKS MUCH MARK!
WS7V TONY, KG7TYU SCOTT, AND W6OLA ED, SPENT TIME ON THE AIR CHASING POINTS.
THIS EVENT WAS OPERATIONAL FOR 24 HOURS, BUT WE ONLY SPENT 6 HOURS, 4 ON THE AIR AND 2 HOURS STATION PREP TIME DUE TO BUILDING RESTRICTIONS.
OTHER CLUB MEMBERS ACTED AS LOG KEEPERS AND "ELMERS". WE WERE GLAD TO HAVE CLUB MEMBERS THAT ACTED AS "ELMERS" SINCE OUR 4 VISITORS WERE FULL OF QUESTIONS. RON KK7JNU, JIM W7ZND AND MARTY N7UMW. THANKS GUYS.
ONE OF OUR OPERATORS HAD NOT BEEN OF HF FOR A LONG TIME, SO OUR FIELD DAY OPERATION ACCOMPLISHED ONE OF THE GOALS WE HAD IN MIND FOR "FIELD DAY". HAVING MEMBERS ACT AS "ELMERS" AND HAVING NON-HAM VISITORS MET TWO OF OUR OTHER GOALS.
WE MAY NOT HAVE WRECKED UP A LOT OF POINTS IN THE CONTEST; BUT AS A CLUB WE SPARKED INTEREST IN MEMBERS. OLD AND NEW, TO GET ON THE AIR.
WE EVEN PUT MIKE KC7CCK TO WORK. MIKE SPENT THE WHOLE TIME TROUBLE SHOOTING OUR KENWOOD RIG THAT MAY BE A LOST CAUSE.
COFFEE, COOKIES AND FRIENDSHIP KEPT US GOING.

TAKING A LOOK AT "LESSONS LEARNED" WE SEE SOME ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT:
1. WE NEED A RIG TO REPLACE THE KENWOOD TRANSCEIVER. ANY DONATIONS WILL BE WELCOME.
2. WE HAVE 3 HEAD SETS THAT ARE IN VARIOUS STAGES OF USELESSNESS.
AGAIN I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY THAT HELPED MAKE IT A SUCCESSFUL "FIELD DAY"
ED W6OLA

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New Morning Net on W7AZ 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 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2999824720083254&set=gm.29080593...

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60ft tilt crank up free standing tower with rotor for sale. Asking 5000.00. Obo. To request Pic text 509 942 4005.

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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.

2024 Club Officers

Effective Jan 1, 2024

President:

Scott (Scooter) Castonquay, KC7UOC

Vice President:

Mike Conatore, K7NT

Secretary:

Tony Gasperino WS7V

Treasurer:

Corey Williams KJ7GXG

2024 Club Trustees

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

Club License Trustee (Permanent):

Trevor Marvin, NZ4RN

1 Year Remaining:

Mark Glaman N7MHB

2 Year Remaining:

Mike Tesky KC7CCK

3 Year Remaining:

Trevor Marvin NZ4RN

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 in the Kennewick Red Cross Building, 7202 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick, 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? Please attend a meeting and talk with the Vice President or President to get on the schedule.

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.

2024 Tri-Cities ARRL Amateur Radio License Testing

ARRL-based in-person (not online computer) Amateur Radio Testing (VE Testing) for the Tri-Cities area is held every other month. Pre-registration is required. Call Mike Tesky (509 783-6236) to pre-register. The test location will be the Boy Scout office, 8478 W Gage Blvd, Kennewick, WA on Sundays at 1 pm. Any 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. 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.

Dates

  • Jan 21
  • March 17
  • May 19
  • July 21
  • Sept 15
  • Nov 17

More Info Contact Testing Coordinator Mike Tesky:
Phone(509) 783-6236 or Email kc7cck@arrl.net

Pacific Northwest 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 http://www.n7cfo.com/amradio/hf/hf.htm

New Membership or Renewal Form


JOIN THE CLUB! RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!

Be a part of Amateur Radio in the Tri-Cities - join the Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club!

Click the below link to open and print a Membership Form:

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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