Welcome To The Tri-Country Amateur Radio Club Website

The Tri-County Amateur Radio Club of North Texas – WC5C (American Radio Relay League Affiliated Club) welcomes visitors, and serves the area north and west of Fort Worth, including parts of Parker County, Tarrant County and Wise County.

Most of the club’s activities occur around the west side of Eagle Mountain Lake.  Cities served include Agnes, Aledo, Azle, La Junta, Sanctuary, Springtown, Reno, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Boyd, Paradise, Aurora, Rhome, Fort Worth, Sansom Park, Benbrook, White Settlement, Haslet, Saginaw, Keeter, Briar, Pelican Bay, Weatherford, and Newark.

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TCARC Club Meeting – 2 October 2021 – 7:00pm

united-states-texas-tarrant-county-azle-704320-el-paseo-mexican-restauranthtm.jpgPre-meeting dinner for this month will be at El Paseo Mexican Restaurant – 100 West Main Street – Azle, Texas 76020.  Typically, we meet for dinner starting around 5:15-5:30pm.

Please note:  Our meetings are not held at any of the restaurants posted.  Meeting location is further down.

Map to El Paseo Mexican Restaurant in Azle, Texas:

The next meeting will be at 7:00pm on Saturday, 2 October 2021.  We meet at the Azle Fire Department Complex located at 900 Lakeview Drive in Azle, Texas  76020.

FCC Amateur Radio license testing may be available after the meeting – typically around 8:00pm.  Sometimes later, if there is a presentation after the club business meeting.

Map to the Azle Fire Department Complex meeting location:

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Belton Ham Expo – 2 October 2021


October 2nd 2021

Bell County Expo Center

Belton, Texas

50 miles north of Austin

130 miles north of San Antonio

140 miles south of Dallas / Ft. Worth

165 miles north-west of Houston

Approximately 80 percent of the population in Texas lives within 200 miles of HamEXPO!

ADMISSION FEE for the public is $5.00 per person at the door (children under 12 free). Includes one free raffle ticket (a $2.00 value).

Vendors, this your opportunity to sell product or distribute information to about 1,200 motivated buyers on a Saturday morning.  All indoor spaces have free electricity. There are a limited number of spaces against the wall.

Map to Bell County Expo Center:

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Free Amateur Radio Introduction Class – October 9, 2021

Amateur Radio Club Of Parker County


Tri-County Amateur Radio Club

Considering Ham Radio?

Free ham radio introduction class

10:00am to 1:00pm

Saturday October 9, 2021

Parker County emergency management bldg.

215 Trinity Street

near downtown Weatherford

What is ham radio? Cost? Test? Equipment? Emergencies?

This class will cover FCC test topics, answer your questions on ham radio and show equipment with demonstrations.

Talk around town or around the world!

Download the flyer from here – https://groups.io/g/wc5c/files/w5pc-classoct2021.doc

For more info, contact Daryl Pate, KC5SLQ – patecq@yahoo.com or text 817-721-6596


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Parker County Hamfest – 8:00AM To Noon / 23 October 2021


Parker County Hamfest & Preparedness Expo

Featuring: Indoor / Outdoor Swap meet
Ham license testing
Lectures on various related topics
Hourly Prizes (Must be present to win)
Grand prize – new mobile 2m/440 radio

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 8am-noon
Location – Cornerstone Community Church
2233 E Hwy 199, Springtown, Texas 76082
(Jacksboro Hwy just SE of Springtown)
Talk-in 147.16+ pl tone 110.9
Backup 443.2+ pl tone 110.9
(Mask optional)

Sell your extra Ham equipment
see updated info:
w5pc.org or wc5c.org

Admission $1, free with public service uniform. Free parking.
Indoor setup Friday night, 7 – 9pm (by appointment) and Sat morning
$5 per table; Reserve your table — cqpate@gmail.com
Leftover tables sold at door until gone
You may purchase additional grand prize tickets $1. Must be present to win.

Map to Cornerstone Community Church in Springtown, Texas:

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