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Welcome to the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club – W9MQB

We operate in south central Wisconsin to provide supplementary communications in times of emergency and to lend support to all Hams as they enjoy and develop the hobby.
Hams from Jefferson, Rock and Walworth Counties volunteer their talents and equipment to serve other agencies and the public to provide reliable communications for local emergencies, assist the National Weather Service during times of severe weather, as well as the Tour de Fort Bicycle Ride, Jefferson County Literacy Council Bike Ride, and Great Midwest Relay Race.

TCARC maintains a VHF repeater on 145.49 Mhz, negative offset with a CTCSS tone of 123.0.


HAMFEST 2022 IS COMING IN 51 DAYS – JOIN US ON MARCH 20th!


TCARC sponsors an annual spring swap meet for amateur operators, computer enthusiasts, and the resourceful public at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Jefferson, Wisconsin. The Swapfest is an area tradition, bringing people from Illinois, Central, and South-Eastern Wisconsin. Join us for Ham Fest 2022 on Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 8 AM – 1 PM 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE HAMFEST 2022 FLYER


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NETS

The “Frequency of Knowledge” Net is held every Monday evening at 8:00pm. This net is open to all amateur operators. 

On Wednesday evenings the Jefferson County ARES/RACES Net is held at 8:00pm. All amateur operators are encouraged to participate in this net.

2 Meter AM gatherings at 8:00PM on most evenings – except on Fridays. If you have either new equipment or vintage equipment capable of AM look for us on 144.144Mhz around 8:00PM.


Club Meetings On The Air

Club meetings are held monthly (except June, July, August) on the second Tuesday of the month. 2022 dates include: Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, and Dec 13.

Due to Covid restrictions, our monthly meetings are now held at the Fort Atkinson Public Library, 101 South Water Street in Fort Atkinson at 7:00 p.m. Due to Convid-19 restrictions, we may hold meetings on the W9MQB repeater. Check in and join into the fun! Check here for updates if our in-person meetings are cancelled.

The public is always welcome. Yearly dues are $10 per person or $15 per family. Download a membership form or pay online here.


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