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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
April 26th, 2014


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Join our Sunday Night Net on the
147.040 (plus, 103.5) Repeater at 7:30 PM

The April 17th ECRT meeting will be held at SKFR's Station 62 starting at 7pm.

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  May 8th, 2014

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...  At our April 10th general club meeting, we held a "Spring Cleaning" auction to liquidate a number of items that were received as donations.  Items included old ham radio books, test equipment, CW keys, handheld radios, a general coverage receiver and a mature Kenwood transceiver.  The auction netted the club over $700.  Additionally, Bill Balzarinini-KL7BB, provided a tribute to his good buddy Wilse Morgan-WX7P.  Wilse received a number of awards throughout the years.  Wilse encouraged new hams to get active on the air by inviting them over to his QTH and letting them operate his equipment.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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

Thank You For Renewing!
Dan Olson-KE7SLY (Federal Way)
Laurence Knox-W6QBP (Federal Way)
Craig Baker-KF7LLA (Seatac)
Don Laib-AE7XD (Kapowsin)
Dave Hale-KD7HAA (Federal Way)
Dan Camp-AF7O (Auburn)
Tom Tuttle-KG7BXO (Kent)
Tom Taylor-KG7CFC (Federal Way)
Bob Wilson-N7DTJ (Federal Way)

Please Welcome!
Richard Gilbert-KG7JBV (Federal Way)
Eric Larsen-KG7ASX (Kent)
David Williams-KF7AGI (Federal Way)


Our April 10th Spring Cleaning auction was a big success!  Many thanks to all who donated equipment to the club, and to those who opened up their checkbook to purchase those items.  As a result of the auction, the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club raised over $700 on Thursday evening.


The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe will be hosting a Technician ham radio licensing class at their tribal headquarters in Auburn, WA starting on Friday evening April 11th.  This entry level class is FREE, however there is a $15 testing fee.  If you are interested in attending this upcoming class please contact Daniel Stevens-KL7WM for more details.  Daniel can be reached at 206-228-9274 or via e-mail at: kl7wm@aol.com  

Philip Starr Building ~ Cougar Room
39015 172nd Ave SE
Auburn, WA 98092

Friday, April 11th
Saturday, April 12th
Sunday, April 13th
7pm to 9pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 3pm
Ham Radio Testing, April 13th Starts at 3pm


The next Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) meeting will be held at South King Fire & Rescue's Station 62 on April 17th starting at 7pm The Emergency Communications Response Team is the public service aspect of the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club.  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.  For more details on the ECRT team, please contact Tom Stevens-KE7ZMJ.

Tom Stevens-KE7ZMJ
E-mail:  ecrt(at)fwarc.org


The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, is scheduled to take place on Saturday April 26th at Old Country Buffet in Federal Way.  Here is your chance to start your day 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 can be found near the milk machine or in one of the conference rooms.  Anyone with an interest in ham radio can attend this event.  All will be welcomed!  Hope to see you there!


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.

Federal Way Costco
35100 Enchanted Pkwy South
Federal Way, WA


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 Thursday, April 17, 2014

Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 23415
Federal Way, WA  98093

Join the FWARC, or Renew Your Club Membership Here

Federal Way ARC
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
1290.10- WA7FW-A
443.850+ WA7FW-B
146.840- WA7FW-C

(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 the month.  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 at the South King Fire & Rescue Station 62.
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!


IN 2014

May 9th - 11th
Washington State Search & Rescue Conference in Puyallup, WA

May 31st
Fifth Saturday EOC-to-EOC Drill

June 6th – 8th
ARRL Northwest Division Conference aka Sea-Pac Hamfest in Seaside, OR

June 28th - 29th
ARRL 2014 Field Day

Chehalis Valley ARS 14th Annual Swap Meet at the Lewis County Fairgrounds in Chehalis, WA

July 25th – 27th
59th Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention in Vancouver, BC 

August 16th
Puget Sound Antique Radio Association’s annual Antique Radio Swap Meet in Shoreline, WA

August 23rd
Highline Amateur Radio Club’s annual Swap Fest & Raffle in Des Moines, WA

August 30th
Fifth Saturday EOC-to-EOC Drill

September 6th - 15th
Route 66 On-The-Air Special Event

November 2nd
Spring Forward, FALL BACK
Change to Pacific Standard Time
(UTC -7)

November 29th
Fifth Saturday EOC-to-EOC Drill



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the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
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via e-mail: president@fwarc.org

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