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

TARA Monthly Meetings and Breakfasts

Next Meeting: 11 June 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: All About DMR – Condensed Version. Presentations are open to anyone in the club, and visitors are always welcome!

Next Breakfast:  Saturday, 28 May, 2022  [Breakfasts on the last Saturday of each month]
  Tiny’s Restaurant – Rt. 260, Payson, AZ
When: 9:00 am


We have a New Net. There is a Weekly Trivia Net on Wednesday evenings run by Pat McDonald. Read more about it here!

Equipment Status:

UHF Repeater: The UHF Repeater is OPERATIONAL.

TARA is a proud supporter of Science In Motion!

Latest Website Changes

  • Updated Rosters
  • Uploaded Meeting Minutes from April
  • Modified News Section to automatically update when new Posts are added.
  • Added “Stamp Out Hunger” in News section
  • Added Photo Tour of Gila County “Bobcat”
  • Updated  Site Menu to add a News section for our Public Information Officer
  • Updated Licensing Information with information and links about FCC Fees.
  • Added videos to Math for Amateurs