Dissolution of Tri County Amateur Radio Association.

It is with deep regret and sadness that we have been forced to dissolve TCARA

Due to general lack of participation, the inability to seat a full slate of board members and some issues concerning California’s Franchise Tax Board TCARA has been forced to dissolve as of December 2021.

A skeleton slate of officers will remain to deal with the business side of the dissolution.

There were serious attempts to revive this group, even an attempt to merge with another Amateur Radio Club but with a Global Pandemic and finally some business/legal filing missteps it was determined Dissolution was the only option.

This left the monthly VE test sessions in limbo needing the support and insurance of an ARRL affiliated Radio Club, another local active group gotahams.com did step in to assume that role, which will allow Frank Westphal K6FW and his team to resume testing when Bracket Field pilots lounge re-opens, or they can find a suitable local venue to host VE sessions.

Many members in search of a local ham radio community have been exploring GOTAhams, they do monthly “in the Park” Activities, Host a hospitality booth at the Claremont Radio swap meet, do monthly “hybrid” (in person and virtual) meetings and have been collaborating with some southern California radio related groups.

Much of the content on this website will be transferred to gotahams.com for legacy purposes.

We would like to Thank those of you who so supportive through the many years. ’73 K6AGF

Help Casa Colina, using your radio skills to support Tour de Foothills


Put those Amateur Radio skills to work assisting with communication during this event, Tour De Foothills sponsored by Casa Colina hospital

ABOUT the Event

When a small group of avid Southern California Cyclists set out to create the Tour de Foothills, we had a clear goal in mind – Create the best ride in Southern California.  Designed not only to cater to the hard core cyclist, but to the casual and sport rider as well.

Join the excitement and camaraderie of the Fun Paved Trail Ride and the Century/Metric/Half-Metric/Family Fun Rides. Whether preparing for a week-long tour or charity ride, training for a summer of competitive racing, or simply getting the family out for an organized ride, the Tour de Foothills has perfect courses and activities to offer. After a day in the saddle, stick around for Tour de Brews, featuring food, drinks, games and more.

Oops, Can’t Make it to our Bonelli Park Foxhunt/picnic? Join us on Zoom Video conference

With Bruce B. out of town and no “Elocution at Eleven” Several TCARA members will be at the HomingIn Bonelli park foxhunt. Along with the GOTAhams we will be hosting a Zoom Video conference session from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM sharing our event and having a rousing conversation!

If you are interested in attending this hybrid meeting just send an email to kd6caf@gmail.com for a link We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Join Us for Thursday’s Great ShakeOut! Oct 21, @ 10:21- Hang On! & Check in to145.600 Simplex

Click here to view the shakeout.org website

Ken KC6WOK & Kathi KD6CAF will be be operating as WG6OTA at a high elevation “Mock” Command post/relay station to facilitate simplex check-ins for the “Great Shake-out” Event on 145.600 (alternate 146.580) in the inland empire covering the Pomona Valley/chino basin. Get more information on GOTAhams Events/Activities>Get involved>ShakeOut page all local Hams and any agency, Cert team, or other emergency ops group are encouraged to check-in to our simplex net.

HomingIn.com’s Exciting ARDF “Fox Hunt” at Bonelli Regional park San Dimas Saturday Oct. 30

Tri-County Amateur Radio Association is hosting a picnic during this event. It is a Family friendly day in the park with several Radio Clubs, Lots of Hams willing to “Elmer” other hams and anyone interested inn participating in transmiitter locating (Fox Hunting).

It’s been two years since HomingIn.com has held an open event at Bonelli Park, the last fox hunt GOTAhams Amateur Radio Club hosted a picnic, many folks brought their children and we had a wonderful day in the park.

Joe Moell K0OV and Marvin Johnston KE6HTS, offer “Tape Measure Yagi” kits that can be built at the event.

for more information about Radio Direction Finding visit Homing In.com