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    As with previous years, we're putting an order together with the ARRL for Field Day products. If you want to save on shipping, this is a good way to do so.

    Field Day Shirt Red (2017)
    Red t-shirt featuring the 2017 Field Day logo on the front, and Ham Radio on the back.
    Item No. 2017R-L - $14.95 Size S – 5XL

    Field Day ...

    Field Day 2016 June 25 to June 27

    Where: Jack’s Cabin, 6850 Orange Box Drive, Flagstaff, AZ
    Who: TBARC Members and families, invited Hams, prospective Hams, interested persons, well behaved dogs. Please sign up and pay via PayPal no later than June 16.
    Why: Have fun, practice radio skills, test and demonstrate emergency communications capability. Promote good will with emergency responders, elected officials and the public.
    Accommodations: Camping, Tent Trailers, Tents, RV, or bunk in the cabin loft (bring sleeping bag)
    Cost: All weekend $ 30.00, or breakfast $ 5.00, lunch $ 6.00, dinner $ 10.00 for short timers Payable by June 18
    To pay via PayPal - Log into the Members Only section to access PayPal links.

    Friday June 23:
    Set up starts at 11:00 AM (1800 Z). Dutch treat lunch and dinner.

    Saturday June 24
    0730 (1430 Z) Breakfast
    0830 (1530 Z) Set up
    1100 (1800 Z) On the Air
    1200 (1900 Z) Lunch
    1830 (0130 Z) Dinner

    Sunday June 25:
    0730 (1430 Z) Breakfast
    1100 (1800 Z) Sign off at end of 24 hour period
    1115 (1815 Z) Take down
    1200 (1900 Z) Lunch
    1530 (2230 Z) Finish – see you next year

    Food: All meals and fruit snacks $ 30.00, or breakfast $ 5.00, lunch $ 6.00, dinner $ 10.00 for short timers Payable by June 18.

    Fruit Juice - Coffee
    Eggs to Order
    Bacon or sausage
    Hash Browns

    You Grill
    Chili, Hamburger/ Brats
    Onion, Tomato, Pickle
    Various Salads
    Soft drink / water


    Sour dough pancakes
    Fruit Juice - Coffee

    Chef Choice
    Various Salads
    Soft drinks / water

    Questions? Contact Walt NJ8G@cox.net
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    The Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club's mailing address has changed! You can now send us snail mail at:

    Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club
    P.O. Box 32544
    Phoenix, AZ 85064-2544

    We're still meeting at NAU North Phoenix - none of the other addresses have changed, just the one you need a stamp for.
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    We recently learned that Laurence Lee ("Larry") Kenan, KO6SM, died on February 15, 2017. Born in Syracuse NY in 1936, he was an early and active member of the Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club, and I believe served as president as well.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Vincent de Paul in his memory.

    More details are available in the Arizona Republic obituary. Larry will be missed.

    The 2017 TBARC Hamfest was a great success. Thanks to everyone who attended to make it what it was!

    Despite ominous weather the week before, things cleared up on Saturday for a sunny morning. We received very positive feedback about the sessions we had, and I saw more than one person happily playing with a cardboard calculator.

    Our VE session also went well - congratulations to the new and upgraded license holders. Your hard work and study paid off.

    We'd especially like to thank the TBARC volunteers who did the many jobs that are required to put on a hamfest. You saw some of them helping you find a parking spot, but you may not have seen the others who organized, arranged and otherwise planned for one of the best hamfests in the valley. Thanks to all of you!

    We now have a gallery (http://www.w7tbc.org/content.php?424...-pictures-2016) of pictures from our holiday banquet - thanks to John Marshall, WA7BSR. Thanks John!

    Here's a picture of our Ham of the Year - Walt Reinert, NJ8G - receiving his award from Gary WK7B.
    Thank you Walt, for always stepping up when something needed to happen!

    The election results were announced there as well:
    President: Gary Duffield WK7B
    Vice-president: Chris Johnson K6OZY
    Secretary: Gary Cline AF7BJ
    Treasurer: Darren Johnson AF7CO
    Director 2016-2017: Joe Arnold AD0X
    Director 2016-2017: Andrew Cornwall KF7CCC
    Director 2017-2018: Wayne Hale W6IZK
    Director 2017-2018: Robert Fairfield K7RQN

    General License Course

    A training course sponsored by
    Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club

    Saturday mornings 9:00 to Noon
    January 28th through April 8th, 2017
    (No class February 18th - Yuma hamfest)
    Last day is test day


    HonorHealth, formerly John C. Lincoln, Hospital,
    Deer Valley Campus,
    19829 N 27th Ave (SW corner of North Loop 101 and I17 stack)

    Course is free for members of Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club. You may join TBARC for $25 here: http://www.w7tbc.org

    Text is ARRL General Class License Manual 8th Edition, available at HRO (discounted price for course students) and at ARRL. Test fee, set by ARRL, is $15.00.

    Email course@w7tbc.org to register. Please include
    your name, phone number, and callsign if any.

    Current TBARC membership is required. Class size may be limited so register early.

    David Laird KG7NGE volunteered his time to make the necessary adaptations to the TBARC equipment trailer so that our antenna wouldn't rattle around inside, but instead be properly shelved. We've got photographic proof!

    Thanks to Alana Laird KG7NGF for taking the pictures. You can see the whole gallery here.