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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
October 25th, 2014


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NEXT CLUB MEETING:  November 13th, 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 October 9th club meeting our guest speaker was Dustin Lomax, KF7FK.  Dustin talked about and gave a demonstration of FLDIGI programFLDIGI supports most of the digital modes used by radio amateurs. FLDIGI utilizes a sound card interface to input/output audio-frequency signals to/from your computer and transceiver, while also controlling the radio using serial port connections.  All the popular modes are supported, including FM, AMS, LSB, RTTY, MFSK16, DominoEX, MFSK, Throb, Hell, Olivia, CW and PSK.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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

Thank You For Renewing!

Jaime Trejo-KE6KIZ (Bonney Lake)

Emil Oana-K6LGI (Tacoma)

Tom Hayden-KF7YRF (Renton)

Craig Davis-KE7MPM (Federal Way)

Walter Babb-N7DDO (Federal Way)

Anna Balzarini-KD7TAB (Federal Way)

Dan Goede-KE7HBL (Federal Way)

Ned Parr-N7NE (Port Orchard)

L.W. Abel-K7LWA (Seattle)

Please Welcome!

Ronald Carper-KG7RKC (Federal Way)

Phil Pearson-N7YFI (Tacoma)

Freedom Hadnot-KG7NNN (Federal Way)


The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, is scheduled to take place on Saturday October 25th at Old Country Buffet Restaurant in Federal Way.  Here is your chance to start your weekend off right with a good breakfast and some eyeball-to-eyeball QSO's with other ham radio operators in the area.  No ham radio license required.  No club membership required.  All will be welcomed!  Folks usually start showing up about 8:30am and we can usually be found near the milk machine.  Hope to see you there!

After Hams & Eggs, stick around the Federal Way area
and help out with the 5th annual Freaky Zombie Run.
See below for details.


The 5th annual Freaky 5K Zombie Run sponsored by the Federal Way Community Center will take place on Saturday October 25th.  Race organizers have requested ham radio support to oversee the race course and report any zombie sightings during the event.  Show time for ham radio operators is 10:30am near the starting line (South 324th & 11th Ave South).  If you are interested in helping out with this event, please contact Tom-KE7ZMJ for more details.

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


It is almost time for everyone's favorite time of year, time to adjust your clocks again.  We will be Falling Back to Pacific Standard Time at 2am on Sunday November 2nd 2014.  You will move your clocks back one hour prior to going to bed on Saturday November 1st.  While you are scrambling around adjusting all of your clocks, why don't you change out the batteries in your smoke & CO2 detectors.

After the time change,
we will be -8 hours from
Universal Coordinated Time (UTC)


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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 Saturday, October 25, 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

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 the month 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 2014

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

November 29th
Fifth Saturday EOC-to-EOC Drill

IN 2015

March 2015
Mike & Key Electronic Show & Swap Meet 

March 2015
MicroHAMS Digital Conference

April 11th & 12th
Communications Academy 

May 15th – 17th
Washington State Search & Rescue Conference

 June 5th – 7th
Sea-Pac Hamfest & ARRL Northwest Division Conference  Seaside, OR 

July 2015
Pacific Northwest DX Convention  Location TBA

July 2015
17th Annual Pacific Northwest Ham Radio Tailgate Swapmeet  Lewis County Fairgrounds

 July 2015
Salmoncon  Pacific Northwest QRP Group Annual Weekend Outing  North Bend, WA

 August 16th
Antique Radio Swap Meet  Puget Sound Antique Radio Association  Shoreline Community College

 August 22nd
Highline Amateur Radio Club Swapfest  Des Moines, WA

 September 2015
18th Annual Northwest APRS/Digital Summer Gathering  North Bend, 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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