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Federal Way Amateur
Radio Club
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
October 28th, 2017


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Please join us on our weekly Sunday night net at 7:30pm.  147.040 Mhz Plus Offset PL=103.5

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  October 12th, 2017

Club Meetings:  The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club meets on the Second Thursday of the month at the Federal Way Public Schools Support  Services Center at 7pm.  The FWPS SSC is located at 1211 South 332nd Street  in Federal Way which is the new facility at the south end of Celebration Park, and just east of the FW Community Center.  All are welcome to attend, and no license required.

At our last club meeting...  Our guest speaker for our September 14th club meeting was Mark Hotz-W7EAZ of Renton, WA.  Mark talked about Software Defined Radios (SDR) and progression from heterodyned radios to direction conversion SDR's.  Mark also gave a demonstration of this SDR radio and some open source software to process the incoming signals.  After Mark's presentation, we did a quick "Show N Tell" of some of the SDR radios that our club members are currently using.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

Map to the club's meeting place: Click here.

Thank You For Renewing!

Brian Miller-K7BDM (Tacoma)

Sherry Miller-KG7THH (Tacoma)

John Sutherland-Jr.-WA7IWA (Kent)

Raymond Jaggers-KI7CWX (Tacoma)

Eric Arndt-KI7FTR (Federal Way)

Greg Beeck-KD7IIQ (Eatonville)

Emil Oana-K6LGI (Tacoma)

Anna Balzarini-KD7TAB (Federal Way)

Please Welcome!

Todd Wolf-KI7PGD (Federal Way)

Bill Shorr-KI7OOI (Kent)

James Zanella-KA7GZR (Kent)

Peter Fullmer-KC3AZX (Fife)


The 5th Saturday EOC-to-EOC drill, sponsored by the Washington State Emergency Management Department (EMD), is scheduled to take place on Saturday September 30th from 10am to Noon.  The 5th Saturday drill provides an opportunity for ham radio operators to blow off of the dust and operate the amateur radio equipment installed in many of the Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) located throughout the state.  If you are interested in operating the ham radio gear installed at the radio room at South King Fire & Rescue's Station 67, please contact the FWARC ECRT team leader Walt-WA7LTR at ecrt(at)fwarc.org.  If you prefer to operate from home, please feel free to check into the club's 147.040 Mhz (plus offset, PL=103.5) repeater between 10am to Noon.

South King Fire & Rescue
Station 67

2238 South 223rd Street
Des Moines, WA  98198

Walter Babb-WA7LTR
ECRT Team Leader


Our next set of club meeting are schedule for Thursday October 12th at the Federal Way Public School's Support Service Center (SSC).  This event is open to the public.  No FWARC membersip required.  No ham radio license required.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  The Board of Trustees meeting starts at 6pm and the general club meeting starts at 7pm.  The SSC is located across the street from the south end of Celebration Park and just to the east of the Federal Way Community Center.  All will be welcomed.  Hope to see you there!

Federal Way Public Schools
Support Services Center
1211 South 332nd Street
Federal Way, WA  98003
Talk-In Freq: 147.040+ (103.5)


The Pacific Northwest VHF/UHF Society's 23rd annual conference is scheduled to take place the weekend of October 13th - 15th in Moses Lake, WA.  The conference includes the society's annual meeting, guest speakers with topics dealing with VHF/UHF and microwave operations, a catered lunch, and prize drawings.  For more details on the upcoming conference, click on the banner above.


Hams & Hot Dogs lunch continues to be a popular event each Tuesday from 11am to Noon at the Federal Way Costco store.  Another opportunity for area hams to get together to talk shop and feed their face.  Membership with Costco or the FWARC is not required.  You don't even need a ham radio license to attend, just an interest in amateur radio.  Just let the person at the Costco door know that you are just going to get something to eat at the snack bar.

Federal Way Costco
35100 Enchanted Parkway South
Federal Way, WA  98003


Don't forget about the club's Sunday night check-in net on Sunday evenings starting at 7:30pm.  Hear about upcoming events and activities in our area.  We meet on the club's 147.040 repeater.

147.040 Mhz, plus offset, PL=103.5


The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club has been entered into the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. Now, both YOU and the FWARC can receive FM Reward points as a result of your purchases. The Community Rewards program is similar to the FM regular Rewards program, but the club receives the benefits. For the FWARC to receive points as a result of your purchases, you must link the FWARC to your rewards card by visiting the FM Community Rewards web page. Your own Rewards points or fuel points are unaffected. Each quarter, the FWARC will receive a percentage of $2.6M depending upon the amount of points the FWARC receives. Please support the FWARC and link the club to your Fred Meyer Rewards card.


The FWARC and Amazon.com are now partners in the Amazon Smile Donation program.  The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club will receive a .5 percent donation on each of your purchases made through the https://smile.amazon.com  web site.  You receive the same great service as shopping at Amazon.com.  Your Amazon.com login and password remains the same.  After logging in, please search for & select "Federal Way Amateur Radio Club".  After that, you continue to shop online just like you would on Amazon.com.  To start your online shopping experience at https://smile.amazon.com , please click the logo above.  Thanks for your participation.


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 Monday, September 25, 2017

Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 23415
Federal Way, WA  98093

Join the FWARC, or Renew Your Club Membership Here

Federal Way ARC
147.040 +
146.760 -
442.950 +

All three repeaters require
a PL tone of 103.5 Hz.

The Radio Club meets on
the 147.040 + repeater each
Sunday evening at 7:30 PM. 
Feel free to check into our
weekly net.

FWARC D-STAR Repeaters
1290.10- WA7FW-A
443.850+ WA7FW-B
146.840- WA7FW-C

442.925 + WA7DR-B
(Graham, WA)

(Click here for more details
on the club's repeaters.)


Upcoming Events

Sunday Nights at 7:30PM

The radio club meets on the air on the 147.040 - repeater for a weekly check-in net. Feel free to join in.

2nd Thursday of the Month
The radio club holds their monthly club meetings on the second Thursday of the month at the Federal Way Public Schools Support Service Center.  Board of Trustee's meeting is at 6PM, and general membership meeting starts at 7PM.
Everyone is welcome!

3rd Thursday of the Month
The Club's Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) meets at 7PM.  Watch the club's website for for updates on the meeting location.
All are welcome to attend.

4th Saturday of the Month
Our monthly breakfast, Hams' & Eggs. Come join us for a good breakfast, and eyeball-to-eyeball QSO's at 8:30AM at the Old Country Buffet on the north side of 320th Street across from the Commons Mall.
You guessed it, All are welcome!


IN 2017

September 30th
5th Saturday Drill

October 12th
FWARC Club Meeting

October 28th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

November 5th
Spring Forward, FALL BACK.  Move clocks back one hour to Pacific Standard Time.

November 9th
FWARC Club Meeting

November 25th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 14th
FWARC Club Meeting

December 23rd
Ham & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 30th
5th Saturday Drill




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the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
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via e-mail: president@fwarc.org

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