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Welcome to the
Federal Way Amateur
Radio Club
WA7FW
     
Club Information Serving the Community of Federal Way, Washington - U.S.A. Since 1998
 
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
September 22th, 2017


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Salmon Run 2018
(aka Washington State QSO Party)
is scheduled to take place on
September 15th & 16th

 

Our monthly club breakfast, Hams & Eggs, is coming up.  See below for details.


NEXT CLUB MEETING:  September 13th, 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...  No guest speaker at our August 9th club meeting.  Mike-N7VWD presented a quick power point presentation on Sound Card Interfaces and PSK-31.  After which, we went around the room to see what are some of the modes and bands that everyone is currently using.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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


Thank You For Renewing!

Eric Arndt-KI7FTR (Federal Way)

Bill Shorr-KI7OOI (Kent)

Greg Beeck-KD7IIQ (Eatonville)

Ronald Carper-KG7RKC (Federal Way)

Peter Fullmer-KE7W (Fife)

Mark Freitas-KE7AYD (Federal Way)

Ken Dawe-KE7SIM (Federal Way)

Anna Balzarini-KD7TAB (Federal Way)

Athena Arel-KI7CXI (Federal Way)

Please Welcome!

Scott Bracken-KI7ZEU (Tacoma)

Hargett Bennett-BH0903 (Carnation)

Jennie Mills-JM0903 (North Bend)


SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS ROUTE 66 ON THE AIR

The 19th annual Route 66 On The Air special event is scheduled to take place September 8-16.  Most special event stations only have one location on the air for their event.  The Route 66 On The Air special event will have at least 21 locations on the air from Santa Monica, CA to Chicago, IL.  The event celebrates the 2448 miles of the Mother Road which was established in 1926, and decommissioned in 1985.  This annual event is organized by the Citrus Belt ARC in San Bernardino, CA.  Event stations located along Route 66 will be operating on various bands and modes throughout the duration of the event.  For more details, check out the C-BAR-C web pages.

Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club (C-BAR-C)
http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=15


MONTHLY CLUB MEETINGS SCHEDULED

Our next set of club meetings is set to take place on Thursday September 13th at the Federal Way Public School's Support Service Center (SSC) in Federal Way.  The SSC is located across the street from the south end of Celebration Part, and just to the east of the FW Community Center.  This event is open to the public.  No ham license required.  No club membership required.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  The Board of Trustees meeting starts at 6pm, and the general membership meeting starts at 7pm.  All will be welcomed.  Hope to see you there!

Federal Way Public Schools
Support Services Center
1211 South 332nd Street
Federal Way, WA  98003
Talk-In Freq: 147.040+ (103.5)


HAMS & EGGS MONTHLY BREAKFAST SCHEDULED

The club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, is scheduled to take place on Saturday September 22nd at 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 area ham radio operators.  This event is open to the public.  No club membership required.  No ham radio license required.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  Folks start showing up around 8:30am and we can usually be found near the entrance to the large conference room.  All will be welcomed.  Hope to see you there!

Old Country Buffet
1816 South 320th Street
Federal Way, WA  98003
Talk-In Freq: 147.040+ (103.5)


CofFW RECYCLING EVENT

The City of Federal Way is organizing a recycling event to take place on Saturday September 22nd from 9am to 3pm in the south parking lot of Wild Waves theme park.  Here is an opportunity to clean out your ham shack (and the rest of your house) of any old boat anchors or other electronic equipment that is collecting dust or no longer needed.  The recycling event also accepts other items, check out the CofFW's web page for more details. 
Hazardous waste, such as household chemicals, automobile fluids, and pesticides can be dropped off at the Auburn Wastemobile at the Collection Outlet Mall (formally known as the Supermall) on the weekends.

Wild Waves South Parking Lot
36892 Milton Road South
Federal Way, WA 98003


HAMS & HOG DOGS TUESDAY LUNCH

Hams & Hot Dogs lunch continues to be a popular event each Tuesday from 11am to Noon at the Federal Way Costco store.  Another opportunity for area hams to get together to talk shop and feed their face.  Membership with Costco or the FWARC is not required.  You don't even need a ham radio license to attend, just an interest in amateur radio.  Just let the person at the Costco door know that you are just going to get something to eat at the snack bar.

Federal Way Costco
35100 Enchanted Parkway South
Federal Way, WA  98003


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/

 


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


 Thursday, September 20, 2018
 


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.

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 at Funeral Alternative's Share Life Center.  Lots of free parking.
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!

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UPCOMING EVENTS
IN 2018

September 13th
FWARC Club Meeting

September 15th & 16th
WWDXC Salmon Run

September 20th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

September 22nd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

September 29th
5th Saturday Drill

October 6th - 7th
ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET)

October 11th
FWARC Club Meeting

October 18th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

October 27th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

November 8th
FWARC Club Meeting

November 15th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

November 24th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 13th
FWARC Club Meeting

December 20th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

December 22nd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 29th
5th Saturday Drill