RST Membership Renewal and Due Reminder

Annual Membership Dues for January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 are coming up soon. Please consider sending in your annual dues if you have not paid in advance. These dues help the club purchase things for HamFest, prizes for meetings, awards for Field Day, and to fix repeaters when they breakdown, to Join or Renew Membership!!! (Click Here)

Laurel VE Testing Special Announcement for June

The regular second Monday test session has been cancelled for June because the City of Tucson has stopped use of the Hardesty Center meeting room. The RST VE Team is seeking alternate arrangements. If you would like to take a license exam, please contact Diane Zimmerman AA3OF at [email protected] to see whether something can be worked out.

2020 ARRL Field Day

The 2020 ARRL Field Day is June 27-28. For information about the RST Club Field Day

This year the ARRL is saying that "A Time to Adapt" (for full details visit Field Day 2020 — A Time to Adapt). The ARRL would like us to do Field Day in a different way. Their highlights are as follows:

  • Encourage club members to operate from their home stations on emergency power (Class E)
  • Use the club’s repeater as a means for individual participants to keep in touch during the event
  • Family members interested in operating Field Day and unable to participate as part of a larger group may want to consider setting up a portable station in the backyard with a temporary antenna


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Days In The Park

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Laurel VE Testing

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RST Contest SIG

Are you new to contesting?
Are you interested in contesting?
Would you like sound advice from a well-seasoned yet lightly salted contester?
Feel free to contact Bill Clark, K6WSC , or Richard Schmidt, K7NSW , about this competitive and exciting sport in amateur radio, CONTESTING. Email Bill or Richard or catch them at an RST meeting for more info!! You can also visit the RST Contest page.

ARRL QSL Card Checking Service

RST is able to bring ARRL QSL Card Checking to Southern Arizona courtesy of Ron Cade (W6ZQ).

Contact Ron via email ( to arrange/schedule a meeting.

Ron can help you out with the following ARRL Awards: DXCC, WAS, VUCC, and WAC

Also note, if you are not going "olde' school" with physical QSL Cards, Ron can help you out getting started with the ARRL's Logbook of the World (LoTW) which is an online clearing house service provided by the ARRL to bring QSL checking into the 21rst Century.

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The Radio Society of Tucson (RST) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that focuses on "Communications For All" by actively supporting a variety of Amateur Radio activities which are of interest by its members.

RST is an IRS 501(c)(3) recognized organization. Make your tax-deductable donation today!

Club members support many Public Service Events, Emergency Communications, and VE License Testing by donating their time. The club regularly participates in the annual ARRL Field Day Event. In addition, RST is the only club in Tucson and Southern Arizona to actively and uniquely support Special Interest Groups that include Radio Direction Finding and Radio Contesting.

RST is the only club in Tucson and Southern Arizona that offers two full stacks of D-Star Repeaters that supplement the area's rather robust vhf/uhf analog repeater systems with a full compliment of digital repeater infrastructure.

Anyone interested in Amateur Radio, licensed or not, is welcome to attend our monthly meetings and participate in our many events throughout the year.

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