About the Tortolita Radio Club of Tucson, Arizona

Tortolita Radio Club was formed in September, 2020. The club is named after the Tortolita mountains near Marana but serves the greater Tucson area and beyond.

The club welcomes members regardless of affiliation with other clubs. We have no dues, no assessments, no assets, no regular meetings, and definitely no repeaters.

We are a bunch of friendly folks who get together to indulge our passion for HF ham radio. We have done monthly on-air events such as Field Day, contests, Special Event Stations, National Parks, SOTA, POTA. We have done outings for 6 years. We resumed on September 18, 2021 after a hiatus during the pandemic.

Among the key points of the club are:

  • No dues
  • No meetings
  • No repeaters
  • Occasional newsletters
  • Discussion blog on Groups.io
  • Focused on HF operation, but our members do it all!

When we say we have a particular focus on HF operations we mean we regularly participate in the following activities:

  • Special event stations
  • Portable operations in state parks, national parks and historic sites
  • Contesting
  • DX’ing
  • Phone and CW operation
  • Digital modes
  • Building and testing antennas
  • Mentoring operators, young and old, to the fascinating world of HF radio operation

Whether you are an experienced operator or new to Amateur Radio, you are welcome to join the Tortolita Radio Club! Click here to Join.