Welcome to the
Federal Way Amateur
Radio Club
WA7FW
     
Club Information Serving the Community of Federal Way, Washington - U.S.A. Since 1998
 
 Members Only
 About the Club
 Club Officers
 Articles of Incorporation
 By-Laws
 WA State Certificate
 WA State Charities Letter
 FW Business License
 ARRL SSC Certificate
 FWARC Repeaters
 FWARC D-STAR Rptrs
 ECRT Web Pages
 Club Photos
 Donate to the Club
 For Sale
 Facebook
 Seattle Propagation
 

The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
August 26th, 2017


Links

 
 ARRL
 Northwest Division
 Western Wash Section
 City of Federal Way
 FCC / Amateur Radio
 FCC / ULS Online
 Local Area Clubs
 Local Area Classes
 Local Area Testing
 

Awards



 

 
 
 


 

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


NEXT CLUB MEETING:  September 14th, 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 August 10th club meeting was Michael Sealfon-WA2OCG of Kent, WA.  Michael talked about how he got involved in contesting and why he enjoys it so much.  Contesting has its roots in emergency communications as a way to practice passing detailed information between stations.  After Michael's presentation, we highlighted some of the details of our 7/15/2017 balloon launch, which included pictures and other graphics.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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


Thank You For Renewing!

William Stillwell-KI7FOQ (Federal Way)

Jeanne Ulrich-W7CEO (Federal Way)

Richard Lundstrom-W7INK (Auburn)

John Ulrich-N7KTJ (Federal Way)

Brian Miller-K7BDM (Tacoma)

Sherry Miller-KG7THH (Tacoma)

Raymond Jaggers-KI7CWX (Tacoma)

Eric Arndt-KI7FTR (Federal Way)

Anna Balzarini-KD7TAB (Federal Way)

Please Welcome!

Bill Pirkle-KE7JIA (Federal Way)

Bill Shorr-KI7OOI (Kent)

James Zanella-KA7GZR (Kent)


HAMS & EGGS BREAKFAST

The club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, is scheduled to take place on Saturday August 26th at Old Country Buffet in Federal Way.  Here is your chance to start you day off right with a good breakfast and some eyeball-to-eyeball QSO's with other ham radio operators from around the area.  This event is open to the public.  No ham radio license required.  No club membership required.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  Folks start showing up around 8:30am and we can usually be found near the milk machine.  Hope to see you there!

Old Country Buffet
1816 South 320th Street
Federal Way, WA  98003


ROUTE 66 ON-THE-AIR SPECIAL EVENT

The 18th annual Route 66 On-The-Air special event takes place from September 9th through 17th, 2017. Originally started by the Northern Arizona DX Association, it allows amateur radio operators a fun way to “Relive the Ride”, and possibly relive their own memories of Route 66, and celebrate the highway’s 2248 miles of rich history. The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club (CBARC) in San Bernardino, CA now organizes the event that has grown into one of the best special amateur radio events each year. Various amateur radio clubs using special 11 call signs W6A through W6U operate from cities on or near Route 66. Route 66 runs from Santa Monica, CA to Chicago, IL.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST VHF/UHF CONFERENCE IN MOSES LAKE

The Pacific Northwest VHF/UHF Society's 23rd annual conference is scheduled to take place the weekend of October 13th & 14th 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.


SUNDAY NIGHT NET

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


FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS SUPPORTS FWARC

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.


FWARC TO RECEIVE "SMILES" FROM AMAZON.COM

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.


FWARC IS ON FACEBOOK

The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club is on Facebook.  Join us on Facebook and stay up-to-date with club activities while you are network socializing.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FWARC/

 


 Sunday, August 20, 2017
 


Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 23415
Federal Way, WA  98093
moreinfo(at)fwarc.org
 



Join the FWARC, or Renew Your Club Membership Here
 



Federal Way ARC
Repeaters
---------------------------------
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!

----------------------------------------

UPCOMING EVENTS
IN 2017

August 26th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast


September 9th-11th
20th Annual Northwest APRS/Digital Summer Gathering at Valley Camp in North Bend, WA

September 9th-17th
18th Annual Route 66 On-The-Air special event.

September 14th
FWARC Club Meeting

September 23rd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

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

 

 

 

  For additional information about
the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
Please feel free to contact the club's president
via e-mail: president@fwarc.org


Please address any comments or suggestions
about this web site to the club's web master
via e-mail: webmaster@fwarc.org