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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)

    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!