NEXT CLUB MEETING:
August 13th, 2015
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
July 9th guest speaker was the FWARC's own Mike McCoy-N7VWD.
Mike is organizing a project to launch a high altitude balloon.
Mike talked about the federal regulations associated with the
balloon launch, some of the challenges that need to be worked
on, and highlighted a short To-Do list. Anticipated launch
date is late May 2016.
List of our Past Guest Speakers:
Map to the club's meeting place:
Thank You For Renewing!
Mark Gouras-AE7NH (Federal Way)
Lincoln Chambers-KF7BNZ (Kent)
Frank Sebastian-K7FNS (Sumner)
Richard Lundstrom-W7INK (Auburn)
Mark Bamford-W7BRT (Puyallup)
Greg Beeck-KD7IIQ (Des Moines)
Kenyon Luce-KG7THO (Milton)
NEXT CLUB MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR
The next set of club meetings is scheduled for Thursday
August 13th. The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club meets
on the second Thursday of the month at the
Public Schools Support Service Center. The Support
Service Center is located across the street from the south end
of Celebration Park. The club meetings are open to anyone
with an interest in ham radio. No membership required.
The club's Board of Trustees meeting starts at 6pm, and the
general club meeting starts a 7pm. Hope to see you there.
Federal Way Public Schools
Support Services Center
1211 South 332nd Street
Federal Way, WA 98003
TECHNICIAN CLASS TO BE
PRESENTED IN TUKWILA
Technician licensing class will be presented on August 15th &
16th from 8am to 5pm. This entry level ham radio
licensing class is FREE, however the test at the end of the
class is $15. The testing session will take place on
Sunday at 3pm. This training session will take place at
Tukwila Fire Station 51. If you are interested in
attending this class or need any additional information, please
contact Daniel Stevens-KL7WM. Dan can be reached via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tukwila Fire Department
444 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA 98188
HIGHLINE ARC SWAP FEST &
Amateur Radio Club's Swap Fest & Raffle is scheduled to take
place on Saturday August 22nd at the Des Moines Activity Center
in Des Moines, WA. This is an outdoor, tail-gate swap meet
of ham radio gear and other related items. Inside the
Activity Center will be a Country Store. This event will
also have door prizes throughout the day and a raffle. The
swap fest runs from 9am to 1pm with an entrance fee of $3 per
person. For more details, please visit the HARC Swap Fest
web page by clicking on the link above.
2045 South 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198
29TH SET FOR STATE WIDE DRILL
The month of August has five Saturdays in it.
What does that mean? It means it is time to visit one of
the various Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) in the area on
Saturday August 29th and blow off the dust on the installed
amateur radio gear. These drills, sponsored by the
Washington State Department of Emergency Management, provide an
opportunity for local hams to stay familiar with the radio
equipment and make contact with many of the other EOC's.
If you are interested in participating in this drill, please
contact Daniel-KL7WM for more details, or tune to the club's
147.040 (plus, 103.5) repeater on Saturday about 10am.
66 ON THE AIR SPECIAL EVENT
The 16th annual
Route 66 On The Air
special event is scheduled to take place from September 9th
to 20th. Most special events have just one station on
their air. This special event has twenty-one stations on
the air positioned along the 2448 miles of the historic Route 66
which runs from Santa Monica, CA to Chicago, IL.
This on the air event was originally started by the Northern Arizona DX Association, it
was a way to allow amateur radio operators a fun way to “Relive
the Ride.” They also can relive their own memories of Route 66,
and get to celebrate the highway’s rich history in making the
U.S. what it is today. The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club (CBARC) in
San Bernardino, CA took over the event a couple years later and
has grown into one of the best special amateur radio events each
year. Amateur radio clubs using special 1X1 call signs operate
from cities on or near the route. Hundreds
of operators worldwide aim to contact as many radio operators as
possible who would like to take part in this annual event.
Upon completion of the event, QSL cards and/or a certificate are
available. For more details and to download log sheets,
please click on the link above or the Route 66 logo.
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
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
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Friday, July 31, 2015
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 behind the Billy McHale's Restaurant.
You guessed it, All are welcome!
August 7th -
60th Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention
Antique Radio Swap Meet Puget Sound
Antique Radio Association Shoreline Community College
Highline Amateur Radio Club Swapfest
Des Moines, WA
Washington State EOC-to-EOC drill.
18th Annual Northwest APRS/Digital Summer Gathering
North Bend, WA
Route 66 On The Air
Kitsap County Annual
Hamfest Bremerton, WA
October 10th -
Pacific Northwest VHF Society 21st
Annual Conference Issaquah, WA