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In Person Meeting Resume at the Red Cross Office

THE Nov. 7th meeting of the Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club will be meeting in-person at the Red Cross building ( 7202 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick, WA) . Anyone interested in Ham Radio is welcome to attend. Because it is a medical facility, masks are required. There will be a short business meeting followed by a program.

Check out the morning social nets at 7:30 AM on the 146.64 repeater. (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday). It’s a great way to get to know your Ham Radio community

Nov 2022 ARRL Ham License Testing

VE testing (HAM Radio), in person, no computer stuff, no tech savoy, no instant gratification amateur radio license testing Nov. 20th, 1pm. Boy Scout Office Kennewick, across Gage Blvd from COSTCO. Testing for all license classes, new licenses or upgrades. Must pre-register by Saturday, Nov. 19 to test. There will be NO WALK-INS. If upgrading you must bring a copy of your current license which must be sent in with the rest of your paper work. All those testing must have a valid FCC Registration Number (FRN) number from the FCC. Test fee is $15.00 cash or check made out to the ARRL. To pre-register contact Mike, KC7CCK at 509-783-6236 or Click Here for instructions on obtaining an FCC FRN number if you do not have one.

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New Vertical Antenna is Installed

On Saturday the 29th, men of the Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club got busy and removed the well aged vertical antenna for the club station and replacex it with a new vertical antenna. A huge thankyou to Mike, Marty, Steve, Tyson, Ed, Albin and Dogger for getting it done.
Things are working fine. We now have a vertical and loop antenna for the club station. Some of the guys were working some DX.

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If you are a new HAM and you want to try HF, there is a 10 meter net getting started. I am passing this along because Tecnicians can participate on 10 Meters. If you are a seasoned ham you may find it fun to communicate on 10 meters.

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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

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. 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. 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.


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

for sale a Yeasu FT-747GX hf rig

I am selling my old HF rig because I got a new/used SDR HF rig. I hope to get like $225.00 OBO shipping included or pickup. I just found out that this rig doesn't have the FM board installed. It also doesn't have the original factory control head. The radio works great the way it is on AM, both side bands and CW. I have pictures if you want to see them. I have Paypal

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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

Selling all my ham radio items

Selling ALL my ham radio stuff, very low prices. Been a ham starting at age 14 & am now almost 84. I don't want my XYL to have to deal with ham radio in event of my demise! Several small power supplies, one 13 VDC power supply; 250-watt Johnson Matchbox antenna tuner; Heathkit VTVMs, many tubes (tested), ARRL handbooks, several other books, antenna books; 20 meter vertical antenna (disassembled & clearly marked to install); Eico grid dip meter with all coils; oscilloscopes (military and Techtronics); MFJ Cub QRP CW transceiver; antique military BC-906 wave meter in original wooden case; balun & unun, one to use with end-fed half wave 40 meter antenna, 500-ft spool of #14 wire never opened, etc. Boat anchors: Hallicrafters SX-100 receiver, Swan 360 HF transceiver, tube testers, etc. Everything must go!
Call Jim Goldring AK&R (509)219-2707 home or (360)314-5714 cell for directions.

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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.

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 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? 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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