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WELCOME!

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: 8 October 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:  A Tonto National Forest representative will discuss Amateur Radio and its role during local emergencies.

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

Next Breakfast:  Saturday, 29 October, 2022  [Breakfasts on the last Saturday of each month]
Where: 
  Tiny’s Restaurant – Rt. 260, Payson, AZ
When: 9:00 am

NOTICES

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!

Equipment Status:

VHF Repeater: OPERATIONAL
UHF Repeater: The UHF Repeater is OPERATIONAL.
Auto Patch: OPERATIONAL.

TARA is a proud supporter of Science In Motion!

Latest Website Changes

  • Updated Roster
  • Added August Meeting Minutes
  • Added new post about FREE Radio Offer to new hams!
  • Added License Class Information to calendar events
  • Updated Licensing Information with information and links about FCC Fees.
  • Added videos to Math for Amateurs

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