• Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club

    Online voting has started for the TBARC elections. If you're a member and haven't received an online voting email, please contact elections@w7tbc.org. (Or come to the meeting on November 19 and cast your ballot in person.)

    In our effort to make the Thunderbird Hamfest an even better event, in 2016 we are introducing a program of presentations.

    So, we are looking for presenters to give a presentation on a topic related to Ham Radio. If you have a presentation you'd like to share with the ham radio community, please contact the presentations coordinator, Rick Tejera K7TEJ at: k7tej@omiss.net

    AZ QSO PARTY 2015

    Sign-Up and Paid for by September 24 PayPal in Member Only Section or E-Mail NJ8G@COX.NET
    PayPal Prefered Method of Payment

    CLICK HERE TO PAY VIA PAYPAL (Member Access Required)

    October 10-11, 2015
    Two operating periods:
    1600Z (10th) to 0600Z (11th) (9am-11pm MST Sat)
    1400Z (11th) to 2359Z (11th) (7am-4:59pm MST Sun)
    Where: Jack’s Cabin 6850 Orange Box Drive, Flagstaff, AZ
    Set-Up: Similar to Field Day CW, Phone and Digital Station
    Who: TBARC Members and families, invited Hams, prospective Hams, interested persons, well behaved dogs.
    Why: Have fun, practice radio skills, fun event to put AZ on the map and enjoy the cool of Northern AZ
    Accommodations: Camping, Tent Trailers, Tents, RV, or bunk in the cabin loft (bring sleeping bag)

    Menu for 2015 QSO Party

    Saturday October 10

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Fruit Juice Hamburger/ Hot Dog, you grill Turkey Breast / Ham
    Eggs to Order Onion, Tomato, Pickle Potatoes- Vegies
    Bacon or Sausage Potato Salad – Cole Slaw Salad - Bread
    Coffee Water Desert - Coffee

    Sunday October 11

    Breakfast Lunch
    Fruit juice Chef Choice - Sandwiches
    Sour dough pancakes Sandwiches
    Bacon Water

    Fruit, Snacks, Water available all Day

    Friday Meals On Your Own
    Sunday Dinner On Your Own

    Full Weekend $30.00
    Breakfast $ 5.00, Lunch $ 6.00
    Sat. Dinner $ 10.00

    A training course sponsored by
    Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club

    Upgrade from General or Advanced

    Saturday mornings 9:00 to Noon
    September 19 through November 21, 2015
    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 $12.50 (half year pro-rate)
    here: http://www.w7tbc.org

    Text is ARRL Extra Class License Manual 10th 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.
    Current TBARC membership is required.
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    If you weren't at the TBARC Field Day this year, you missed a good one! Thanks to KG7NGF Alana Laird and KG7NGE David Laird, we have lots of amazing pictures from Field Day - including our visit by the Mayor of Flagstaff, Jerry Nabours and our all-Flex radio setup.

    Click here to start the gallery!

    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 83615
    Phoenix, AZ 85071-3615

    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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    The last storm before June 7 took out the White Tanks repeater (446.150). You might have noticed it down for a little while - but not ...
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    On Sunday, May 24, Gary Duffield WK7B presented a tutorial on putting connectors on LM-400UF cables. After that, Chris Johnson K6OZY did a presentation on the ...

    The Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club has completed another successful technician class. After the testing, we had nine new techs and one who went from nothing straight to general.

    At the same test session, we had two upgrades unrelated to the class: one to general and one to extra.

    Congratulations to all of you for your accomplishments!
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    A training course sponsored by
    Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club (www.w7tbc.org)

    Presented by Chuck Adams, K7QO, who is well
    known for his CW skill and his CW training courses

    Wednesday evenings 6:30 pm to