• 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 7:00 to 7:15, and then follow with club business. The presentation usually gets started at around 7:30 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 2018

    January 18: Magnetic Loop Antenna in the Attic by Mike Logan KB7IUV
    February 15: Solar Powered Ham Station by Alex Vrenios KX9I
    March 15: EME Remote Station in Maricopa by Ned Stearns AA7A / ARRL Update by Rick Paquette W7RAP
    April 19: How AllStar Radio Works by Wayne Hale W6IZK / What's the Freq, Kenneth? by Mark Goldberg W7MLG
    May 17: Emergency Communications by Reuben Kafenbaum WA2NBL / Dual Mag Loop Reloaded by Mike Logan NU7K
    June 21: TBARC Field Day Operations by Walt Reinert NJ8G and Chris Johnson K6OZY / Low Profile 2m Mobile Antenna by Dave Zinder W7PMD
    July 19: ARRL Activities by Rick Paquette W7RAP
    August 16: Hex Beam Antennas by Gordon Bousman NW7D
    September 20: Grounding, Bonding and the NEC for Hams by Andy Keels KD4ABB
    October 19: The 2018 Baker Island DXpedition by Ned Stearns AA7A
    November 15: Using Walnut Canyon Bridge as an Antenna by Jack Lunsford KD7RCJ
    December 11:TBARC Holiday Banquet 2018 (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