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Federal Way Amateur
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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:  October 9th, 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 September 11th club meeting our guest speaker was our very own Kris Nelsen-KE7LCX.  Kris is an avid hiker and enjoys backpacking along many of the trails in the Cascades.  Kris talked about some of the portable antennas that he uses as he explores the Pacific Northwest and the airwaves at the same time.  Additionally, other club members brought in some of their portable antenna that they made out of materials available at the local hardware store.

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)

Anna Balzarini-KD7TAB (Federal Way)

L.W. Abel-K7LWA (Seattle)

Please Welcome!

Ronald Carper-KG7RKC (Federal Way)

Phil Pearson-N7YFI (Tacoma)


The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's Digital Communications Group is set to meet at 7pm on Thursday October 2nd at the Auburn Annex in Auburn, WA.  If  you are into DSTAR radios, mesh networking, or VOIP, then this is the group for you.  The group is currently working on a number of interesting projects using WiFi and VOIP.  For information about the DCG, please contact Craig-KF7LLA.

Craig Baker-KF7LLA
E-mail: kf7lla(at)fwarc.org


Our next general club meeting and board of trustees meeting is scheduled for Thursday October 9th.  The club meets at the Federal Way Public Schools Support Service Center located across the street from the south end of Celebration Park.  The general club meeting starts at 7pm, and the board of trustees meeting starts at 6pm.  All are welcome to attend these meetings.

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


The club's Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) is scheduled to meet on Thursday October 16th at 7pm at South King Fire & Rescue's Station 62.  The ECRT supports the serious side of ham radio, emergency communications.  The ECRT was formed at the request of the City of Federal Way to support emergency communications during times of emergency or disaster.  For more information about the club's ECRT program please contact Tom-KE7ZMJ for more details.

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


The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club is organizing a trip up to the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention in Bellingham, WA on Saturday October 18th.  We will depart the Old Country Buffet parking lot promptly at 9am, and will be returning to Federal Way later that evening, around 5pm'ish.  Cost is $42 per person.  The cost includes transportation to/from Bellingham, tour of the  Spark museum, and the Mega Zapper show.  The Mega Zapper is a very large Van de Graaff generator what shoots out arcs & sparks.  After the show, folks can enter the Faraday cage and experience the arcs first hand for an extra $20.  For questions or concerns please contact Mike-N7VWD via e-mail at n7vwd(at)fwarc.org.

Click here to register


There are a number of upcoming training opportunities being presented around Puget Sound in the coming months.  These classes provide a foundation to become a better communicator during times of emergency or disaster.

ACES Basic Certification:  The Oregon Auxiliary  Communicators Emergency Solutions (ACES) Inc.'s Basic Certification training course will be presented at the Redmond, WA Police Department starting October 17th at 5pm through October 19th.  This training and certification will involve sixteen hours of classroom training followed by eight hours of practical evaluation to which the operator must demonstrate the specific learning competencies outlined for the course. This course will cover basic emergency communications topics and procedures for operating VHF/UHF voice only.  Students attending this course are expected to bring a hand held amateur radio with instruction book as well as proof of completion of the IS-100, IS-200 & IS-700 FEMA courses.  Students should have a working knowledge of their radio and be able to do basic programming of frequencies and other parameters covered in the course.  Cost of this class is $20 Click here to sign up.


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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 Wednesday, October 01, 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

October 11th - 12th
Pacific Northwest VHF/UHF Society's 20th Annual conference in Seaside, OR

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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