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WA7FW
     
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
August 27th, 2016


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Museum of Communication in South Seattle

Our next club meeting is scheduled for Thursday September 8th.  See below for details.


NEXT CLUB MEETING:  September 8th, 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 August 11th club meeting was the club's own Mike McCoy-N7VWD.  Mike talked about the Maidenhead Locator System (aka grid square system), highlighted a new club web page, and demonstrated the Voice Of America's Coverage Analysis Program (VOACAP).  The grid square system allows hams to pass along their approximate location in four or six characters.  The new club web pages shows UTC & local time clocks, when our time changes take place, and an idea of current propagation conditions for Seattle.  The links to the VOACAP web pages displays various propagation models, including point-to-point models, and propagation for upcoming DXpeditions.  Seattle Propagation Prediction.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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


Thank You For Renewing!

Richard Lundstrom-W7INK (Auburn)

Greg Beeck-KD7IIQ (Des Moines)

Please Welcome!

John Sutherland-III-KI7FCN (Federal Way)

William Stillwell-KI7FOQ (Federal Way)

Jeanne Ulrich-W7CEO (Federal Way)

John Ulrich-N7KTJ (Federal Way)

Brian Miller-K7BDM (Tacoma)

Sherry Miller-KG7THH (Tacoma)

John Sutherland-II-WA7IWA (Kent)

Raymond Jaggers-KI7CWX (Tacoma)

Eric Arndt-KI7FTR (Federal Way)


NEXT CLUB MEETINGS SET FOR SEPTEMBER 8TH

The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club is scheduled to meet on Thursday evening, September 8th at the Federal Way Public Schools Support Service Center (SSC).  This event is open to the public.  No ham license nor FWARC membership is required, just an interest in ham radio.  Our Board of Trustees meeting starts at 6pm, and our general club meeting starts at 7pm.  Hope to see you there!

Federal Way Public Schools
Support Services Center
1211 South 332nd Street
Federal Way, WA  98003


NWAPRS SUMMER GATHERING IN NORTH BEND, WA

The Northwest Automatic Position Reporting System's (NWAPRS) 20th annual Summer Gathering will take place in North Bend, WA starting Friday September 9th, running through the 11th.  APRS marries GPS with ham radio to provide automatic position reporting which can be captured by other hams or dedicated APRS web site.  For more details, please click on the NWAPRS logo above.


ROUTE 66 ON THE AIR

The 2016 Route 66 On The Air Special Event stations will be on the air starting September 10th through September 18th.  Most special event stations have one location on the air commemorating a special event.  The Route 66 On The Air special event has 19 stations and two rover stations on the air to commemorate the "Mother Road" Route 66.  Ham radio stations will be set up along the 2400 miles of R66 between Santa Monica, CA to Chicago, IL.  QSL cards and a certificate are available.  Please visit the Route 66 On The Air web site for log sheets and other details.
http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=15


WASHINGTON STATE ARRL CONVENTION IN SPOKANE

The ARRL's Washington State Convention (aka Spokane Hamfest) will be taking place on Saturday September 24th from 9am to 4pm in Spokane Valley.  Program includes seminars, guest speakers, door prizes & raffle, and swap meet.  For more details or to register, please visit http://www.kbara.org/pdf/hamfest.pdf


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


NATIONAL PARKS ON THE AIR

Throughout 2016, Amateur Radio will be helping the National Park Service (NPS) celebrate their 100th anniversary with National Parks On The Air (NPOTA). Hams from across the country will activate NPS units, promote the National Park Service and showcase Amateur Radio to the public.  You can participate in two ways.  You can be an Activator and/or a Chaser.  An Activator, like Field Day, sets up and operates their ham radio equipment within a National Park or other entity.  There are currently eleven locations in Washington State to operate from.  A Chaser can operate from anywhere and makes contact with the stations operating from the National Parks entities.  Certificates are available to qualifying Activators and Chasers.  For more details, please click on the NPOTA logo above.


HAMS & HOTDOGS CONTINUES AT FEDERAL WAY COSTCO

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


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/

 


 Monday, August 29, 2016
 


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.

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 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 2016

September 9th - 11th
Northwest APRS Summer Gathering in Northbend, WA

September 24th
ARRL Washington State Convention in Spokane Valley, WA

October 29th
5th Saturday Drill

December 31st
5th Saturday 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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