• Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club

    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)

    Gary Cline AF7BJ led an intrepid group of 11 up to Flagstaff to escape the heat. They ended up operating SSB on 40 and 20, as well as a digital station. Some operation was solar, and one member brought up a portable SDR radio as well. Weather for most of the weekend was good, though rain on Sunday got most people heading back before the eclipse.

    Everyone enjoyed the Saturday pot luck, and the propane grills were put to good use. The cooler weather was a nice break from the temperatures in Phoenix. You can see how things went in the photo gallery.

    Palo Verde Siren Test

    Wednesday November 8, 2017
    If you are interested in doing the Palo Verde Siren Test please email , David N7TWT (n7twt@arrl.net) and he will put you on the list.
    For more info see : http://westvalleyarc.org/palo_verde_siren_test.html

    AZ QSO PARTY 2017
    October 14 and 15, 2017
    Two operating periods:
    1600Z (10th) to 0600Z (11th) (9am-11pm ...
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    The August Escape is upon us! See the presentation for directions and more details!

    The Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a Technician-level license course. This is an entry level course for anyone wanting to get started with amateur radio / ham radio. You will learn all you need to know to receive an FCC technician level license.

    No previous experience is required. The course runs Saturday mornings 9:00 to Noon, on September 16th through October 7th, 2017, with the license test on October 7th.

    Click here for more details.
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    There's still time to join us for the August Escape, which happens on the Eclipse weekend of Friday August 18 through Monday August 21, 2017. Get out of the Phoenix heat and join us at the O'Leary group campsite near Sunset Crater outside Flagstaff.

    This outing will correspond with the Partial Solar Eclipse and the Solar Eclipse QSO Party. In Flagstaff, the eclipse begins Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:13 am and ends Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 12:01 pm