Special Event Station

For Immediate Release

January 6, 2017

Contact: Bruce Sperka, AD7MM

Special Event Station K7Z will commemorate Zane Grey’s birthday on January 28-31, 2017

Payson, Arizona — Sponsored by the Tonto Amateur Radio Association, Inc. and the Northern Gila County Historical Society that operates The Rim Country Museum and The Zane Grey Cabin.  Members of our amateur radio association will be active from January 28 – 31, 2017 using the call sign K7Z from their own QTHs as well as from the Zane Grey Cabin in Payson, AZ.

Preferred frequencies will be in the General band segments. Like Us? Spot Us!

A special QSL card will be available for the event:  https://www.qrz.com/db/k7z


Direct Only – Your Card and SASE, Sorry No eQSL, LOTW or Bureau

Non-USA, Please enclose 2 US Dollars for return Postage

Send a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) for a commemorative QSL card to:

Tonto Amateur Radio Assoc., Inc.
PO Box 765
Payson, AZ 85547

Zane Grey was an author and master of the American western novel. An Ohio born dentist, Pearl Zane Grey spent many years under the Mogollon Rim writing “To The Last Man” and a dozen other Westerns with Arizona settings and characters. His prolific writings popularized the American cowboy as a taciturn, romantic figure.



Website update

Some of you may have noticed that updates to our web site are in progress. The look and feel haven’t been updated in a long time and with the new year upon us, it seems like a good time to kick the dust out and freshen up the place. As always, things break and you may notice broken links or a menu item no longer present. If you happen to notice anything, please let me know with a comment to this post.

Thank you,




Club Meeting January 2nd

I want to invite all BRARS members to attend our first club meeting of the new year on January 2, 2017.  (Starts at 7:30pm) As the newly elected president of BRARS I have some ideas to share and discuss with you as we begin 2017.  Your feedback and perspectives on these ideas will be helpful in setting the direction we take in the new year and beyond.
If you have any questions prior to the meeting feel free to contact me at wr8rw@mail.com.
Wishing all of you and your families a happy and memorable holiday season.
Robert Webster (WR8RW)


We Had a Good December Meeting

We enjoyed good fellowship and some good eating at the December Meeting.
There was a lot of food, if you went home hungry it was your fault, we had Turkey, Ham, Meatballs, Wings, green beans, potatoes and lots of sweets.
I would like to thank those with a recognition here, but I’m sure I would miss someone, so I’ll just say, you know who you are THANKS

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone