Let's go fishin' during the Washington State
See below for details!
NEXT CLUB MEETING:
October 9th, 2014
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...
At our August 14th club meeting our guest
speaker was one of our own, Frank Sebastian-K7FNS.
Frank is the director of the Emergency Management Group for
Seattle's Seafair. Frank gave a quick overview of Seafair and
some of its official events and how each are staffed with
volunteers. Frank also covered some of the quick planning
associated with the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl parade.
List of our Past Guest Speakers:
Map to the club's meeting place:
Thank You For Renewing!
Mark Bamford-W7BRT (Puyallup)
Jaime Trejo-KE6KIZ (Bonney Lake)
Anna Balzarini-KD7TAB (Federal Way)
Ronald Carper-KG7RKC (Federal Way)
Phil Pearson-N7YFI (Tacoma)
LOOKS WHAT'S HAPPENING ON
THE THIRD THURSDAY!
club's Emergency Communications Response Team
(ECRT) is scheduled to meet on September 18th which is
the 3rd Thursday of the month. The ECRT supports the
serious side of ham radio which is emergency communications.
During times of emergency or disaster, the ECRT will provide
back-up communications support to the City of Federal Way and
the surrounding area. The group also supports some of the
public service events such as the local fun runs through out the
year. This month, the ECRT will be meeting at
South King Fire & Rescue's
Station 62. To learn more about the ECRT, please check
into our Sunday night net on our 147.040 (plus, 103.5) repeater,
or contact our ECRT team leader Tom Stevens-KE7ZMJ for more
Sunday Night Net
147.040 Repeater (plus
TIME TO GO FISHIN' WITH THE WWDXC's
It is time to go fishin', and you don't even need a pole!
The Western Washington DX Club's annual
Salmon Run (aka the Washington State QSO Party) is scheduled
to take place on September 20th & 21st. The object
of this contest is to contact as many of the Washington State
counties as possible, with packages of smoked salmon being
awarded as prizes.
Washington DX Club Salmon Run
September 20th ~ 9am to Midnight (PDT)
September 21st ~ 9am to 5pm (PDT)
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TRAINING
There are a number of upcoming training opportunities being
presented around Puget Sound in the coming months. These
classes provide a foundation to become a better communicator
during times of emergency or disaster.
ICS-100, ICS-700 & ICS-200 Classroom Instruction: The
Pierce County Department of Emergency Management will be
presenting three of the
FEMA ICS classes in a classroom setting September 17th &
18th. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact
& ask questions of their first responder & EM instructors (these
classes are also
available online). Upon completion of
these classes, attendees will need to take online tests at their
convenience to receive their certificates. These classes
will be presented at the
Pierce County EOC and is a prerequisite to the ACES class
Click here to sign up.
Basic Certification: The Oregon Auxiliary
Communicators Emergency Solutions (ACES) Inc.'s
Basic Certification training course will be presented at the
Redmond, WA Police Department starting October 17th at
5pm through October 19th. This training and
certification will involve sixteen hours of classroom training
followed by eight hours of practical evaluation to which the
operator must demonstrate the specific learning competencies
outlined for the course. This course will cover basic emergency
communications topics and procedures for operating VHF/UHF voice
only. Students attending this course are expected to bring a
hand held amateur radio with instruction book as well as proof
of completion of the IS-100, IS-200 & IS-700 FEMA courses.
Students should have a working knowledge of their radio and be
able to do basic programming of frequencies and other parameters
covered in the course. Cost of this class is $20.
here to sign up.
MONTHLY BREAKFAST ~ HAMS &
EGGS ~ SET FOR SEPTEMBER 27th
The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's monthly
breakfast ~ Hams & Eggs ~ is scheduled for Saturday
September 27th at the
Old Country Buffet restaurant in Federal Way. Here is
your chance to start the weekend off right with a good breakfast
and do some eyeball-to-eyeball QSO's with other area ham radio
operators. Folks usually start showing up around 8:30am
and we can found near the back conference room. Anyone can
attend this event & all will be welcomed.
Old Country Buffet
1816 South 320th Street
Federal Way, WA 98003
HAMS & HOTDOGS CONTINUES AT FEDERAL
Hams & Hotdogs continues to be well received on Tuesday's at
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.
35100 Enchanted Pkwy South
Federal Way, WA
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.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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
the month 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 behind the Billy McHale's Restaurant.
You guessed it, All are welcome!
September 6th -
Route 66 On-The-Air Special Event
September 20th &
WWDXC's Salmon Run
(aka Washington QSO Party)
October 11th -
Pacific Northwest VHF/UHF Society's
20th Annual conference in Seaside, OR
Spring Forward, FALL BACK
Change to Pacific Standard Time
Fifth Saturday EOC-to-EOC Drill