The Tonto Amateur Radio Association (TARA) is a group of local Amateur Radio Operators (HAMs) that are dedicated to the enjoyment, growth and advocacy of access to the radio spectrum as well as service to our community through education and emergency communication efforts.

Guests are always welcome at club meetings. If you are interested in Amateur Radio, are a GMRS Operator, want to know how to become an FCC Licensed HF, VHF or UHF operator, then we would love to meet you. We can show you how to get a license, what type of radios and antennas you will need to match your interests,  and pretty much anything else you would like to know. Why not come to our next meeting and say hello?

TARA Membership Application for New and Renewing Members TIME TO RENEW

TARA Monthly Meetings and Breakfasts

Next Meeting: 10 December 2022 [Meetings on the second Saturday of each month]
Where:  Payson Center for Success,  514 W. Wade Ln, Payson. *** Satellite Map ***
When: 9:00 am.
Presentation:  No presentation this month as it is our Annual Board Meeting with all members welcome.

Presentations are open to anyone in the club, and visitors are always welcome!

Next Breakfast:  Saturday, 31 December, 2022  [Breakfasts on the last Saturday of each month]
  Tiny’s Restaurant – Rt. 260, Payson, AZ
When: 9:00 am


UPDATED We have a New Net. There is a Weekly Trivia Net on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm local time run by Pat (KD6PZB). Read more about it here!

We have a Groups.IO Page! Join up to stay informed of upcoming events and advetures, both planned and improptu! https://groups.io/g/TARA-n7tar

Equipment Status:

UHF Repeater: The UHF Repeater is OPERATIONAL.

TARA is a proud supporter of Science In Motion!

Latest Website Changes

  • Updated Roster for December
  • Added how-to video for saving MS Office docs in PDF file format under Resources
  • Added Links to our Groups.IO Page
  • Added November Meeting Minutes
  • Added Photos from Swapfest to News section
  • Added new calendar items and updated calendar software
  • Added new Resource about Operating Nets
  • Updated Licensing Information with information and links about FCC Fees.



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