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    Past president Jack Lunsford, KD7RCJ, has been published recently.

    His article is in QST:and he's on the cover of the CQ calendar!

    (photo: Alana Laird KG7NGF)

    Congratulations, Jack!

    Thanks to Alana Laird KG7NGF, we now have even more photos!

    Check out the updated galleries:

    Field Day 2017
    August Escape at Sunset Crater

    Thanks Alana!

    At the recent dinner, our outgoing president Gary Duffield WK7B announced the results of the recent election. In 2018, the board will consist of:

    • President: Brian McCarthy AK7F
    • Vice President: Chris Johnson K6OZY
    • Secretary: Gary Cline AF7BJ
    • Treasurer: Darren Johnson AF7CO
    • Director 2017, 2018: Wayne Hale W6IZK
    • Director 2017, 2018: Robert Fairfield K7RQN
    • Director 2018, 2019: Clair Wyant KG7MAJ
    • Director 2018, 2019: Andrew Cornwall KF7CCC
    • Immediate Past President: Gary Duffield WK7B

    Thanks to everyone who ran. You are part of what makes the club active and interesting!
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    The new TBARC constitution and by-laws come into effect November 1, as voted on by the members.

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    At the General Meeting on October 19, 2017 in accordance with the existing constitution and by-laws, the 51 members in attendance voted to modify the constitution and by-laws to the new ones posted here (members-only link). There were no votes in opposition.

    These rule changes are necessary in order for TBARC to comply with the rules defining a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS.

    The new constitution and by-laws come into effect on November 1, 2017.

    Thanks to Brian AK7F and Walt NJ8G for their hard work to get these changes implemented.
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    We recently learned of the death of Ralph Barr, W0DNO. He was the first president of TBARC in its current form. At one time he was simultaneously president of TBARC, CARL, West Valley and QCWA.

    Ralph's memorial service will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church, 15649 N 7th Street, Phoenix on October 24th at 2:00pm. Interment will be at Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton, Minnesota. Memorials may be made to the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology or Hospice of the Valley.

    Our condolences go out to his family.

    Further details can be found here.

    Thanks to Virgil K7VZ we have this great picture of (most of) the attendees at the first 2017 Technician license class.

    We look forward to hearing you on air!
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    You can find the 501(c)(3) discussion at:

    (you'll need to log in using your member account to see it)