• Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club

    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.

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    DXCC Card Checking
    Thunderbird Hamfest 2017
    Saturday, January 14, 2017
    An ARRL Sanctioned and ARCA Co-Sponsored Event
    This Event will occur Cold, Rain, Wind or Shine. Come prepared!

    Northwest Community Church
    16615 N. 43rd Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85053

    (Just south of Bell Road on the East side of 43rd Ave.)

    Saturday January 14, 2017

    Open to Vendors at 7:00 AM
    Open to Public from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
    Commercial Vendors can set up Friday night after 5:00 PM
    Vendors must supply their own tables

    Tailgate Swap and Vendor: $10.00 per Parking Spot
    General Admission: $3.00 per person

    Additional info:
    • Door Prizes will be given away on the half hour beginning at 9:00 AM
    • VE Testing on-site in Classroom E110 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Exam Fee $15.00
    • Talk-in on 146.700 -600 KHz, 162.2 PL or 446.150 -5 MHz, 100 PL.
    • DXCC Card Checking
    • No Firearms, Alcohol or Drugs Permitted
    • Please park in designated areas only
    • Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase on site
    • Seminars covering Amateur Radio subjects by Phil KJ6STS:
           - Understanding Impedance Matching Concepts
           - A Cardboard Reflectometer Calculator

    For a printable copy of this, click here.
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    Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club
    Christmas Dinner
    Tuesday December 13, 2016
    6:00 PM Local Time
    Old Country Buffet
    17125 N. 79th Ave
    Glendale, AZ 85308
    Cost $13.25* / Person Pay at the Door

    Note: No Club Meeting in December
    Includes tax, advise when you pay that you are with TBARC

    Due to some logistical issues, the program for the October meeting has changed. We are happy to be able to bring you a talk by Ned Stearns AA7A about his DXpedition to South Georgia and South Sandwich islands as part of the Intrepid DX Team.

    You might have tried to contact him when the islands were active. Come to the meeting on October 20 to see the challenges he faced and how things turned out.

    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.

    Thanks to Virgil K7VZ for this picture of the TBARC VE team at the August session.

    The Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club has established a regular ham license exam session. Our VE liaison, Jim K7EOG has secured a semi-permanent home, and we have a session on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm. It's at the Honor Health Medical Office Building, 19841 N 27th Ave in Phoenix. Because of limited seating, signups are necessary--send email to ve@w7tbc.org for details. If you are a VE and would like to volunteer, use the same address: ve@w7tbc.org.

    Thanks to Alana KG7NGF, we have pictures from this year's Field Day. Here are a few:

    Check out the gallery (click here) for more!
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    The turnout was tremendous for the first day of the Technician Class license course. Thanks to Bob KG7FIL, we have pictures of the event. More than 50 people were in attendance, and the first instructor was TBARC club president Gary WK7B.

    Click here to see more pictures in the gallery.