Museum of Communication in South Seattle
NEXT CLUB MEETING:
September 8th, 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 August 11th club meeting was the club's
own Mike McCoy-N7VWD. Mike talked about the Maidenhead
Locator System (aka grid square system), highlighted a new club
web page, and demonstrated the Voice Of America's Coverage
Analysis Program (VOACAP). The grid square system allows
hams to pass along their approximate location in four or six
characters. The new club web pages shows UTC & local time
clocks, when our time changes take place, and an idea of current
propagation conditions for Seattle. The links to the
VOACAP web pages displays various propagation models, including
point-to-point models, and propagation for upcoming DXpeditions.
Seattle Propagation Prediction.
List of our Past Guest Speakers:
Map to the club's meeting place:
Thank You For Renewing!
Richard Lundstrom-W7INK (Auburn)
Greg Beeck-KD7IIQ (Des Moines)
John Sutherland-III-KI7FCN (Federal Way)
William Stillwell-KI7FOQ (Federal Way)
Jeanne Ulrich-W7CEO (Federal Way)
John Ulrich-N7KTJ (Federal Way)
Brian Miller-K7BDM (Tacoma)
Sherry Miller-KG7THH (Tacoma)
John Sutherland-II-WA7IWA (Kent)
Raymond Jaggers-KI7CWX (Tacoma)
Eric Arndt-KI7FTR (Federal Way)
NEXT CLUB MEETINGS SET FOR
The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club is
scheduled to meet on Thursday evening, September 8th at
the Federal Way Public Schools
Support Service Center (SSC). This event is open to
the public. No ham license nor FWARC membership is
required, just an interest in ham radio. Our Board of
Trustees meeting starts at 6pm, and our general club meeting
starts at 7pm. Hope to see you there!
Federal Way Public Schools
Support Services Center
1211 South 332nd Street
Federal Way, WA 98003
NWAPRS SUMMER GATHERING IN
NORTH BEND, WA
The Northwest Automatic Position Reporting
System's (NWAPRS) 20th annual
Summer Gathering will take place in North Bend, WA starting
Friday September 9th, running through the 11th.
APRS marries GPS with ham radio to provide automatic position
reporting which can be captured by other hams or dedicated APRS
web site. For more details, please click on the NWAPRS
ROUTE 66 ON THE AIR
2016 Route 66 On The Air
Special Event stations will be on the air starting September
10th through September 18th. Most special event
stations have one location on the air commemorating a special
event. The Route 66 On The Air special event has 19
stations and two rover stations on the air to commemorate the
"Mother Road" Route 66. Ham radio stations will be set up
along the 2400 miles of R66 between Santa Monica, CA to Chicago,
IL. QSL cards and a certificate are available.
Please visit the Route 66 On The Air web site for log sheets and
WASHINGTON STATE ARRL
CONVENTION IN SPOKANE
Convention (aka Spokane Hamfest) will be taking place on
Saturday September 24th from 9am to 4pm in Spokane Valley.
Program includes seminars, guest speakers, door prizes & raffle,
and swap meet. For more details or to register, please
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
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
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.
Monday, August 29, 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!
September 9th - 11th
Northwest APRS Summer
Gathering in Northbend, WA
ARRL Washington State Convention in Spokane Valley, WA
5th Saturday Drill
5th Saturday Drill