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Federal Way Amateur
Radio Club
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
November 26th, 2016


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Thanks to everyone who came out to our recent Hams & Eggs monthly breakfast.

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  November 10th, 2016

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 guest speaker for our October 13th club meeting was Daniel Stevens-KL7WM, and Dave Swartz-KC7RRH.  With the impending storm that is thought to arrive the weekend following our October club meeting, we reviewed some of our ECRT material.  Daniel quickly reviewed some of the lingo.  Dave provided copies of the King & Pierce Counties frequency plans.  Afterwards, everyone broke up into groups and assembled & operated the club's three VHF/UHF Go Kits.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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

Thank You For Renewing!

Mark Freitas-KE7AYD (Federal Way)

Emil Oana-K6LGI (Tacoma)

Craig Davis-KE7MPM (Federal Way)

Walter Babb-WA7LTR (Federal Way)

Anna Balzarini-KD7TAB (Federal Way)

Please Welcome!

Brendan Leber-N0BML (Auburn)

Jon Garland-NCALL5 (Federal Way)

Ken Dawe-KE7SIM (Federal Way)


October has five Saturdays.  What does that mean?  It means it is time for another 5th Saturday drill sponsored by the Washington State Department of Emergency Management.  On Saturday October 29th, amateur radio operators from around the state will be manning the various Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) in their area to blow off the dust and get refamiliarized with the installed amateur radio equipment.  If you are interested in operating the ham radio equipment in the EOC located at the Federal Way City Hall, please contact Daniel-KL7WM for more details.

Daniel Stevens-KL7WM
kl7wm (at) fwarc.org


Spring Forward, FALL BACK!  It is that time of year once again.  On Saturday November 5th, we need to move our clocks back one hour before going to bed.  We will be moving from Pacific Daylight time to Pacific Standard Time.  After the time change, we will be -8 hours from Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).


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


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 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.


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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 Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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.

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 on the north side of 320th Street across from the Commons Mall.
You guessed it, All are welcome!


IN 2016

October 29th
5th Saturday Drill

December 31st
5th Saturday Drill

IN 2017

March 11th
Mike & Key 35th Annual Electronic Show & Flea Market Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA

March 12th
SPRING FORWARD, Fall Back.  Move clocks ahead one hour to Pacific Daylight Time.

April 22nd & 23rd
Communications Academy South Seattle Community College in South Seattle

April 29th
5th Saturday Drill

May 15th-18th
Washington State Search & Rescue Conference Ferry County Fairgrounds in Republic, WA

June 2nd-4th
SEAPAC Hamfest & ARRL Northwest Division Conference Seaside Convention Center in Seaside, OR

July 29th
5th Saturday Drill

August 4th-6th
62nd Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention in Spokane, WA

August 19th
Annual Clark County ARC Hamfair Salmon Creek American Legion Hall in Vancouver, WA

August 20th
Puget Sound Antique Radio Association Antique Radio Swap Meet at the Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, WA

September 9th-11th
20th Annual Northwest APRS/Digital Summer Gathering at Valley Camp in North Bend, WA

September 30th
5th Saturday Drill

November 5th
Spring Forward, FALL BACK.  Move clocks back one hour to Pacific Standard Time.

December 30th
5th Saturday Drill




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