ECRT Team working
the Miles For Meso Fun Run on 4th of July
NEXT CLUB MEETING:
August 11th, 2016
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 July 14th club meeting was Dave
Funk-WA7RSO. Dave talked about the one of the "Dilemmas of Ham Radio".
He covered the characteristic impedance of transmission line,
and what makes 50 ohm coaxial cable 50 ohm. He also
sparked on impedance reactance & capacitive reactance and power
transference. Dave is a former club member and an educator
for the Puyallup school district for many years. Dave also
hosts a technical website called
Solutions-for-Education. We will have Dave as our
guest speaker again, I am sure.
List of our Past Guest Speakers:
Map to the club's meeting place:
Thank You For Renewing!
Kenyon Luce-KG7THO (Milton)
Richard Lundstrom-W7INK (Auburn)
Greg Beeck-KD7IIQ (Des Moines)
Omar Alvarado-KG7CPB (Federal Way)
William Stillwell-KI7FOQ (Federal Way)
Jeanne Ulrich-W7CEO (Federal Way)
John Ulrich-N7KTJ (Federal Way)
The club's Emergency Communications Response
Team (ECRT) will be meeting on Thursday July 21st at the
Federal Way City Hall.
The ECRT supports the serious side of ham radio, emergency
The ECRT provides backup radio communications and other support
to governmental and civic agencies in the times of emergency or
disaster. Some of the ECRT team members also support other
non-emergent public service functions such as the Federal Way
Festival Days parade and activities, as well as many of the
Seafair events in the Puget Sound area.
Federal Way City Hall
33325 8th Ave South
Federal Way, WA 98003
HAMS & EGGS MONTHLY
Our monthly breakfast ~Hams & Eggs~ is
scheduled to take place on Saturday July 23rd at the
Old Country Buffet
restaurant in Federal Way. Here is your chance to
start your day off right with a good breakfast and some
eyeball-to-eyeball QSO's with other ham radio operators from the
surrounding area. This event is open to the public & to
anyone with an interest in amateur radio. Folks start
showing up at 8:30am and we can usually be found near the milk
machine. All will be welcomed. Hope to see you
5TH SATURDAY DRILL
month of July has five Saturdays in it. What does that
mean? It means it is time for another 5th Saturday
EOC-to-EOC drill sponsored by the Washington State Emergency
Management Division. This July 30th drill allows
ham radio operators to blow off the dust & operate the ham radio
equipment installed in many of the local Emergency Operations
Centers (EOC) located throughout Washington State. If you
are interested in participating in the upcoming drill, please
contact the club's ECRT team leader Daniel Stevens-KL7WM for
more details, or check into the club's 147.040 repeater around
10am on that Saturday.
147.040 Mhz (Plus offset, PL-103.5)
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.
plus offset, PL=103.5
FWARC CLUB MEMBERS RECEIVE
of the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club should be receiving weekly
e-mails. The FWARC has a Yahoo Group which distributes
e-mails out to all of our club members telling about upcoming
events & activities. If you are a FWARC club member, but are
not receiving club e-mails, please contact the club's webmaster
so we can get you added to our Yahoo Group. Conversely, if
you would like to removed from our Yahoo Groups, also contact
the club's webmaster.
NATIONAL PARKS ON THE AIR
Throughout 2016, Amateur Radio will be
helping the National Park Service (NPS) celebrate their 100th
anniversary with National
Parks On The Air (NPOTA). Hams from across the country will activate NPS
units, promote the National Park Service and showcase Amateur
Radio to the public. You can participate in two ways.
You can be an Activator and/or a Chaser. An Activator,
like Field Day, sets up and operates their ham radio equipment
within a National Park or other entity. There are
currently eleven locations in Washington State to operate from.
A Chaser can operate from anywhere and makes contact with the
stations operating from the National Parks entities.
Certificates are available to qualifying Activators and Chasers.
For more details, please click on the NPOTA logo above.
HAMS & HOTDOGS CONTINUES AT FEDERAL
Hams & Hotdogs continues to be well received on
Federal Way Costco. Area ham radio operators come
together for lunch starting at 11am to talk shop (or not).
All folks interested in ham radio will be welcomed. Many
thanks to Emil-K6LGI for organizing this event, and to
Dick-KD5HXE for keeping it going in Emil's absence. (By
the way, Costco serves more than just hot dogs.)
35100 Enchanted Pkwy South
Federal Way, WA
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
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"
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
FWARC IS ON FACEBOOK
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us on Facebook and stay up-to-date with club activities while
you are network socializing.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 23415
Federal Way, WA
Join the FWARC, or Renew Your Club
Federal Way ARC
All three repeaters require
a PL tone of 103.5 Hz.
Radio Club meets on
147.040 + repeater each
Sunday evening at 7:30 PM.
Feel free to check into our
442.925 + WA7DR-B
(Click here for more
on the club's repeaters.)
Sunday Nights at
The radio club meets on the air on the 147.040 - repeater for a
weekly check-in net. Feel free to join in.
1st Thursday of the Month
The Digital Communications Group meets on the first Thursday of
EVEN months at the City of Auburn
Annex. If you are interested in Icom's DSTAR digital
radios, or an amateur radio wi-fi network, this is the group for
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
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
Country Buffet on the north side of 320th Street across from
the Commons Mall.
You guessed it, All are welcome!
Pacific Northwest Ham Radio Tailgate swap meet in
5th Saturday Drill
August 5th - 7th
Pacific Northwest DX
Conference in Portland, OR
Puget Sound Antique Radio
in Shoreline, WA
September 9th - 11th
Northwest APRS Summer
Gathering in Northbend, WA
ARRL Washington State Convention in Spokane Valley, WA
5th Saturday Drill
5th Saturday Drill