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Radio Club of Tacoma



Today the Radio Club of Tacoma was kind enough to host a bunch of us newly minted ham radio operators. While there, they offered us some hints on buying equipment and a tour of their clubhouse, which is filled with wonderful equipment, both newish and antique.  Outside is a huge antenna and several smaller ones too.



Searching for a Signal

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I’ve gone past the Del Norte Hill Antenna Site at 1423 S. Grant, Tacoma, plenty of times and have on occasion wondered what it was. Apparently a traditional residence at one point, the property is now devoted to an FCC registered, 39.6 meter (130 feet) antenna structure. The total height is 42.7 meters (140 feet). The sign on the building states that tower space is available.