TBARC members and guests get-together on the first Saturday of each month at 7:30 am at Denny's Restaurant just west of I-17 and West Bell Road. Members, non-member hams and drop-in guests are all welcome to this "Dutch Treat Breakfast". We hope to see you there! Everyone is invited to attend.

    Breakfasts in 2018

    January 6
    February 3
    March 3
    April 7
    May 5
    June 2
    July 7
    August 4
    September 1
    October 6
    November 3
    December 1


    If you're driving, the easiest way is to come down I-17 and then take exit 212 (Bell Road west). The restaurant is on the left (south) side of the street, just past the Park and Ride.

    The street address is:

    2717 West Bell Road
    Phoenix, Arizona

    All TBARC members are invited to attend the Board Meeting, which is held on the second Thursday of the month (a week before the General Meeting) at 6:30 pm. (Note the new time!)

    Board meetings are held at the Cowden Center at John C. Lincoln Hospital North Mountain.

    Board Meetings in 2018

    January 11
    February 8
    March 8
    April 12
    May 10
    June 14
    July 12
    August 9
    September 13
    October 12
    November 8
    December 4 (typically not held, or turns into a hamfest meeting)


    If you're driving, the easiest way is to come down Dunlap Avenue, then turn north on Central. Turn right (east) onto Mission Lane. Cowden Center is on the northwest corner of 2nd Street and Mission Lane.

    Parking is on the south side of the building and in back. Enter the Cowden Center by the main (east) door. Head straight past the desk and go to Room 6--your first left down the hallway after the desk. If the guards ask, tell them you are going to the Radio Club meeting in room 6.

    Plan to come a little early. Officially, the meeting starts at 6:30 pm, but if all the board members are there before then it may start sooner.

    The street address is:

    Cowden Center
    9202 North Second Street
    Phoenix, Arizona

    Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club meetings are open to all interested members and people interested in joining. The meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.

    We usually have a show-and-tell and social time from 7:00 to 7:15, and then follow with club business. The presentation usually gets started at around 7:30 pm or so, and ends by 9:00 pm. Some of our past presentations are online.

    General meetings are held in Room 147 at the North Phoenix Campus of Northern Arizona University, 15451 North 28th Avenue, Phoenix (northwest corner of I-17 and West Greenway Road).

    General Meeting Topics in 2018

    January 18: Magnetic Loop Antenna in the Attic by Mike Logan KB7IUV
    February 15: Solar Powered Ham Station by Alex Vrenios KX9I
    March 15: EME Remote Station in Maricopa by Ned Stearns AA7A / ARRL Update by Rick Paquette W7RAP
    April 19: How AllStar Radio Works by Wayne Hale W6IZK / What's the Freq, Kenneth? by Mark Goldberg W7MLG
    May 17: Emergency Communications by Reuben Kafenbaum WA2NBL / Dual Mag Loop Reloaded by Mike Logan NU7K
    June 21: TBARC Field Day Operations by Walt Reinert NJ8G and Chris Johnson K6OZY / Low Profile 2m Mobile Antenna by Dave Zinder W7PMD
    July 19: ARRL Activities by Rick Paquette W7RAP
    August 16: Hex Beam Antennas by Gordon Bousman NW7D
    September 20: Grounding, Bonding and the NEC for Hams by Andy Keels KD4ABB
    October 19: The 2018 Baker Island DXpedition by Ned Stearns AA7A
    November 15: Using Walnut Canyon Bridge as an Antenna by Jack Lunsford KD7RCJ
    December 11:TBARC Holiday Banquet 2018 (Note this is not held at the "usual" day or location!)

    These meeting topics are subject to change with speaker availability. Check back to confirm meeting topic.


    • From I-17, take exit 211 (Greenway Road) heading west.
    • Turn right onto North 29th Avenue.
    • Take the first right onto North 28th Avenue. Continue 350 yards to NAU parking lot.
    • Enter main building and head left past

    security to reach room 147.

    The street address is:

    NAU North Valley Campus
    Room 147
    15451 N 28th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85053

    At the Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club, we get together at lots of different times for lots of different reasons. We'd love to see you there!

    • On the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm, drop in and attend our general meeting.

    • TBARC members are welcome to attend the board meeting held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at John C Lincoln North Mountain.
    • We get together on the first Saturday of each month for a breakfast at Denny's on I-17 and west Bell Road at 7:30 am.
    • Throughout the year, we have special events.
    • From time to time we put on classes for the benefit of our members and the general amateur radio community.
    • And of course, we meet on the radio. We have a regular net at 7:30 pm on Tuesday night on our repeaters, and all radio amateurs are invited to join in.
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    Pictures from the 2011 Christmas banquet.


    If you'd like to get in touch with TBARC, our address is:

    Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club
    P.O. Box 32544
    Phoenix, AZ 85064-2544

    QSLs from TBARC
    If you've made a contact with W7TBC, thank you! We'd love to send you a QSL card. Please send your QSL card with a self-addressed stamped envelope (outside USA just send QSL card) to the above address.

    We also send electronic QSL records via eQSL.cc. ARRL Logbook of the World is is planned for the future, but not yet ready.

    You can also contact many of our committees and officers directly. Use the following email addresses:

    (Click on the image to enlarge it and see the email addresses - we're preventing spammers from harvesting the emails. Because it's an image, you can't cut and paste, but neither can the spammers...)
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