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    The Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club (TBARC) is a general interest amateur radio club that serves North and Northwest Phoenix, Glendale, and Peoria, Arizona.


    • TBARC is an "Elmering" club. We try to make new hams feel at home and provide support for them in all areas of ham radio.
    • TBARC meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at Room 147 of the North Phoenix Campus of Northern Arizona University, 15451 North 28th Avenue, Phoenix (northwest corner of I-17 and West Greenway Road). Check the General Meetings page for a map to the meeting location.


    Check this website for the latest news and information about future events, club activities and programs.

    We have prepared a trifold brochure (.pdf) with information about the club. Please feel free to download it to view or print.

    If you're interested in becoming a member of TBARC, please visit the Membership page.

    For further information about the Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club, send an e-mail to info@w7tbc.org.

    TBARC offers mentoring for new and existing Hams on many topics.

    Choose an area that interests you.

    Current Courses

    Are you interested in an Extra class license course in Fall of 2018? Sign up here to be informed about further details when the class is scheduled



    Prior Courses


    Technician License Course

    A training course sponsored by

    Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club

    This is an entry level course for anyone wanting to get started
    with "ham" radio. You will learn all you need to know to
    receive an FCC technician level license. No previous
    experience is required. No course fee. No exam fee.

    Saturday mornings 9:00 to Noon
    September 16th through October 7th, 2017
    License test is October 7th.

    at

    HonorHealth, formerly John C. Lincoln, Hospital,
    Deer Valley Campus,
    19829 N 27th Ave (SW corner of North Loop 101 and I17 stack)

    Membership of Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club is not required
    but we hope you will join. Visit w7tbc.org to find out more
    about us.

    Course text is "ARRL Ham Radio License Manual" 3rd edition,
    available at Ham Radio Outlet and at ARRL.org

    Email course@w7tbc.org to register. Please include
    your name, email address, and phone number.
    Use message subject "Technician Course".




    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

    at

    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.




    A FCC Technicians Class amateur radio class is being offered to all interested folks. This is being hosted by the Thunderbird and West Valley clubs.

    Start Date: June 1, 2016. Duration: 7 weeks. Time: 7:30 pm. Class sessions: 90 minutes in duration. Location: Surprise Public Safety Bldg., 14250 W. Statler Plaza.

    Course material "ARRL Ham Radio License Manual Level 1 Technician Third Edition" $29.95 + tax payable at the 1st day of class for registered students. Please indicate if you wish to purchase the book at the first day of class so we can reserve one for you. There is also a $15.00 charge for taking the FCC test at the end of the seven week course.

    Sign up for the tech course here.

    General License Course

    A training course sponsored by
    Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club

    Saturday mornings, 9:00 am to Noon for March 5th through May 7th, 2016

    at
    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/content.php?326-Join-TBARC

    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.




    Note: You do not need Morse Code to get your license.

    Morse Code Course

    A training course sponsored by
    Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club
    and taught by
    Chuck Adams K7QO

    Tuesday evenings - February 16th through May 3rd, 2016.
    6:45pm to 7:45pm.
    Except no class March 15th or March 22nd

    at
    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/content.php?326-Join-TBARC

    No previous experience required

    Email course@w7tbc.org to register. Please include
    your name, phone number, and callsign if any, and put "Morse Code" in the subject line.

    Current TBARC membership is required. Class size may be
    limited so register early.

    Extra Class

    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

    at
    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.


    Tech Class
    TBARC held a Technician Class starting March 24 at the LDS Church. The class ran for 7 weeks, meeting on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm. The last day was on safety and then the test was given.

    Location:
    LDS Church
    15018 North 39th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85053

    General Class
    TBARC hosted a General class that ran from September 20th through November 15th, 2014, at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, 59th Ave & Greenway, Glendale, Arizona. Last session was a VE Test.

    Sponsored by Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club, fee $10.00. Text is ARRL General Class License Manual 7th Edition, available at HRO (discounted price for course students) and at ARRL. Test fee, set by ARRL, is $15.00. A minimum of 10 students needed to hold the course. Sign up now!

    Email course@w7tbc.org to register. Please include full name, phone, and callsign (if any).

    This information is also available in a printable flyer.

    Technician Class

    TBARC held a Technician class which will teach you what you need to know to get the first level of amateur radio license. The classes started on June 10, 2014 and are held every Tuesday evening for 6 weeks. Cost is $15.

    Location:
    LDS Church
    15018 North 39th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85053

    TBARC holds courses during the year. Many are in Room 23 of the Snell Building on the campus of the Thunderbird School of Global Management on Saturdays from 9:00 to 12:00.



    Old Tech/General Class License Course
    Click HERE to access the course material.

    Amateur Extra Class License Course
    Click HERE to access the 2013 course material. Previous years are available here. Note that the Extra class question pool changed in 2012 and older material may not apply to the 2013 Extra Course.



    Extra Course

    TBARC hosted an Extra class course Saturday mornings 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, starting March 2nd, at Thunderbird School of Global Management, 59th Ave & Greenway, Glendale, Arizona. There were ten sessions through May 4. (The May 4 session was be a license exam.)

    Sponsored by Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club, fee $10.00. Text is the ARRL Extra Class License Manual Tenth Edition, available at HRO (discounted price for course students) and at ARRL. The test fee, set by the ARRL, is $15.00.

    The Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club (TBARC) has three repeaters. The 446 MHz repeater is on White Tanks mountain and provides good wide area coverage, while the 2m repeaters are mounted on hospitals in the North Phoenix area. TBARC provides emergency communications services for these hospitals.





    The TBARC 70 cm repeater, W7TBC WT, is located on White Tanks Mountain and provides good coverage around the valley. The repeater operates on 446.150 Mhz with a minus 5 Mhz offset and a 100 Hz sub-audible tone.



    The first TBARC 2m repeater, W7TBC NM, is located at the John C. Lincoln Hospital, North Mountain (Sunnyslope), Second Street and Dunlap Ave. The repeater operates on 146.70 MHz with a minus 600 kHz offset and a 162.2 Hz sub-audible tone.



    The second TBARC 2m repeater, W7TBC DV, is located at the John C. Lincoln, Deer Valley Hospital, 27th Avenue and Beardsley Road. The repeater operates on 147.040 with a plus 600 kHz offset and a 162.2 Hz sub-audible tone.


    All three repeaters are linked.

    Net Info
    Net scripts and the net control schedule can be found here:
    http://www.w7tbc.org/content.php?256-Weekly-Net
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    For Hidden Transmitter Hunting or Fox-Hunting

    Parts List - Antenna Without Handle

    • 3 feet of 1/2 inch schedule 40 PVC pipe
    • 2 - 1/2 inch schedule 40 T connectors
    • 1 - 1/2 inch schedule 40 cross connectors


    Parts List - Antenna With Handle

    • 3 feet of 1/2 inch schedule 40 PVC pipe
    • 1 - 1/2 inch schedule 40 T connectors
    • 2 - 1/2 inch schedule 40 cross connectors
    • 1 - 1/2 inch schedule 50 cap (optional)


    Common Parts for either configuration

    • 1 - 1 wide tape measure (Harbor Freight has them for $4)
    • 2
    ...

    Guests are always welcome to attend the TBARC general meetings. Please feel free to drop by and see if you'd like to become a member! See the General Meetings page for location and directions.

    If you want to become a member, dues are payable as of January 1st of each year.

    The dues are $25.00 per year. New members joining after July 1 can pay $12.50 for the remainder of the year.

    Click here to join via PayPal

    Presenters at TBARC meetings have kindly provided us with these files for download. Note that copyright for these files rests with the author or copyright holder, not with TBARC.

    To see presentations that are coming up, check out the General Meeting page.

    All presentations are in .pdf format unless otherwise noted.

    Click Here to go to the Presentation download area.
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