The Radio Club of Tacoma was founded in 1916 and is one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in the United States. In October of 2006 the Club celebrated its 90th anniversary.
During World War II, when the FCC shut down the Amateur Radio Service the Club remained active, even though the operators could not transmit. Currently, the Club has about 300 members. The Radio Club of Tacoma is unique because it owns real estate that was purchased back in 1957. The property consists of a two story house - the "Clubhouse" - and an adjacent lot used for parking and mobile radio demonstrations.