• General

    Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club meetings are open to all interested members and people interested in joining. The meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.

    We usually have a show-and-tell and social time from 6:30 to 7:00, and then follow with club business. The presentation usually gets started at around 7:15 pm or so, and ends by 9:00 pm. Some of our past presentations are online.

    General meetings are held in Room 147 at the North Phoenix Campus of Northern Arizona University, 15451 North 28th Avenue, Phoenix (northwest corner of I-17 and West Greenway Road).

    General Meeting Topics in 2019

    January 17: Public Service at Marathons by Doug Ewing KF7BDD
    February 21: Operation in 10 GHz Band and Up by Kevin Jacobson AD7OI
    March 21: Operating Satellites and the AMSAT Organization by Patrick Stoddard WD9EWK
    April 18: Phoenix Mesh Network by Gary Hinton AC7R
    May 16: Operating 6m FT8 by Larry Loen WO7R
    June 20: Lithium Batteries by Mike Wyman W1DRY
    July 18: Aeronautical Mobile by Gordon Bousman NW7D
    August 15: Tangerine the New TAPR SDR Radio by Scotty Cowling WA2DFI
    September 19: Operating at PJ2T Contest Station in Curacao by Lee Finkel KY7M
    October 17: Emergency Communication / Public Service (ARES) by Michael Drapkin WB2SEF
    November 21: TBD
    December 10: TBARC Holiday Banquet 2019 (Note this is not held at the "usual" day or location!)

    These meeting topics are subject to change with speaker availability. Check back to confirm meeting topic.


    • From I-17, take exit 211 (Greenway Road) heading west.
    • Turn right onto North 29th Avenue.
    • Take the first right onto North 28th Avenue. Continue 350 yards to NAU parking lot.
    • Enter main building and head left past

    security to reach room 147.

    The street address is:

    NAU North Valley Campus
    Room 147
    15451 N 28th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85053