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Federal Way Amateur
Radio Club
WA7FW
     
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
June 25th, 2016


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Happy Independence Day!
 

Miles for Meso Fun Run needs amateur radio support on Monday July 4th.  See below for more details.


NEXT CLUB MEETING:  July 14th, 2016

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...  We, again, did not have a guest speaker for our June 9th club meeting.  With the recent elections, new club President Mike McCoy-N7VWD held an open forum facilitated by Dave-KC7RRH.  We wanted to get a feel of where the interests of the club members may lie.  Hopefully, the information obtained during the forum will spark ideas of future guest speakers and guide the club for the year to come.  Additionally, Dave-KC7RRH provided a high level overview of the Winlink system.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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


Thank You For Renewing!

James McLain-KG7LAA (Rosyln)

Donald Lake-KG7HJF (Snoqualmie)

Bill Balzarini-KL7BB (Auburn)

Kenyon Luce-KG7THO (Milton)

Richard Lundstrom-W7INK (Auburn)

Please Welcome!

Scott Nelson-KI7CMN (Buckley)

Bill Brightman-KF7KOS (Fife)

Omar Alvarado-KG7CPB (Federal Way)


MILES FOR MESO FUN RUN SUPPORT

The 5th annual "Miles for Meso" fun run is scheduled to take place on Monday morning July 4th.  Race officials are requesting ham radio support to oversee the race course and keep an eye on race participants for the duration of the race.  Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs (known as the mesothelium). The most common area affected is the lining of the lungs and chest wall. Greater than 80% of mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. As of 2013 about 125 million people have been exposed to asbestos at work.  If you are interested in helping out with the upcoming fun run, please contact Mark Freitas-KE7AYD for more details.  Mark can be reached at 253-838-8327 or via email at ke7ayd(at)fwarc.org.

FW Community Center Ham Radio show time & setup:  7am
Race course brief:  7:30am
Race start:  9am  complete: 11am
Primary: 147.040+ 103.5  Secondary: 147.580 simplex


FWARC CLUB MEMBERS RECEIVE REGULAR EMAILS

Members 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.

Mike McCoy-N7VWD
webmaster(at)fwarc.org


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 WAY COSTCO

Hams & Hotdogs continues to be well received on Tuesday's at the 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.)

Federal Way Costco
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 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/

 


 Wednesday, June 29, 2016
 


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
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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
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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.

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 you.

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 behind the Billy McHale's Restaurant.
You guessed it, All are welcome!

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UPCOMING EVENTS
IN 2016

June 25th -26th
ARRL Field Day

July
18th Annual Pacific Northwest Ham Radio Tailgate swap meet in Chehalis, WA

July 30th
5th Saturday Drill

August 5th - 7th
Pacific Northwest DX Conference in Portland, OR

August 21st
Puget Sound Antique Radio Swap Meet in Shoreline, WA

August 27th
Highline ARC's Annual Swap Fest in Des Moines, WA

September 9th - 11th
Northwest APRS Summer Gathering in Northbend, WA

September
ARRL Washington State Convention in Spokane Valley, WA

October 29th
5th Saturday Drill

December 31st
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


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