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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
November 28th, 2015


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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Standby for upcoming news about the December 10th club meeting.

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  December 10th, 2015

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...  Our November 12th guest speakers were Craig Baker-KF7LLA and Dave Swartz-KC7RRH.  Craig talked about work taking place on the club's Icom DSTAR repeaters located at the Federal Way Community Center and at the Graham Hill site located south of Puyallup.  Dave talked about the progress being made to get the club's new Yaesu Fusion digital repeaters on the air.  The Fusion digital repeaters will replace our aging 147.040 & 442.950 analog repeaters.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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

Thank You For Renewing!

Tom Hayden-KF7YRF (Renton)

Craig Davis-KE7MPM (Federal Way)

Gail Wolvin-KB7UON (Tacoma)

Walter Babb-WA7LTR (Federal Way)

Anna Balzarini-KD7TAB (Federal Way)

William Harris-W7KXB (Seatac)

Dan Goede-KE7HBL (Federal Way)

Ned Parr-N7NE (Port Orchard)

Richard Fujimoto-KC7DZD (Tacoma)

Please Welcome!

Jeff Smith-AF7QM (Burien)

Monty Burich-KG7WRE (Renton)

Maximiliano Torres-Pintos-KG7UCI (Auburn)

J.R. Jesson-N7JRJ (Bellevue)

Dan Langsworthy-KG7YRW (Maple Valley)


The club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, is this coming Saturday at Old Country Buffet.  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.  Folks start showing up around 8:30am and we can usually be found near the milk machine.  This event is open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio.  No license required.  No club membership required.  All will be welcomed.  Hope to see you there.

Old Country Buffet
1816 South 320th Street
Federal Way, WA  98003


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


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.


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 Friday, November 27, 2015

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

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!


IN 2016

January 9th & 16th
Entry level "Technician" class in Auburn, WA.

March 5th
Mike & Key Annual Electronic Show & Flea Market at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA

March 19th
MicroHams Digital Conference in Redmond, WA

April 9th - 10th
Communications Academy at South Seattle Community College

May 20th - 22nd
Washington State Search & Rescue Conference in Longview, WA

June 3rd - 5th
Sea-Pac Hamfest and ARRL Northwest Division Convention in Seaside, OR

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

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

ARRL Washington State Convention in Spokane Valley, WA



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

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