NEXT CLUB MEETING:
September 10th, 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
August 13th guest speaker was the FWARC's own Bob Chatham-AF7PR.
Bob talked about yet another digital repeater system operating in
the Puget Sound area and the nation. The
DMR for Hams is based on the
Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) open digital mobile radio
standard defined by a European Telecommunications Standards
Institute (ETSI) Standard and used in commercial radio
products used around the world. The DMR system uses talk
groups to limit communications to local, regional, national or
List of our Past Guest Speakers:
Map to the club's meeting place:
Thank You For Renewing!
Mark Bamford-W7BRT (Puyallup)
Greg Beeck-KD7IIQ (Des Moines)
Anna Balzarini-KD7TAB (Federal Way)
|No new memberships this month.|
MONTHLY CLUB MEETS
SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 10TH
The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's next set
of club meetings is scheduled to take place on Thursday
September 10th at the Federal Way Public
School's Support Service Center
(SSC). The SSC is located across the street from the
south end of Celebration Park. The Board of Trustees
meeting starts at 6pm and the General club meeting starts at
7pm. The FWARC always meets on the second Thursday of the
month and all are welcome to attend. No membership
required. No license required.
Federal Way Public Schools
Support Services Center
1211 South 332nd Street
Federal Way, WA 98003
MEETING ON THE HORIZON
club's Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) is
scheduled to meet on Thursday September 17th. The
ECRT supports the serious side of ham radio, emergency
The Emergency Communications Response Team is the public service
aspect of the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club. The ECRT provides
backup radio communications and other support to governmental
and civic agencies in the times of emergency or disaster. Some
of the ECRT team members also support other non-emergent public
service functions such as the Federal Way Fun Runs and other
activities, as well as many of the Seafair events in the Puget
Location of the September ECRT meeting is still to be
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.
D-STAR QSO PARTY 2015
Are you active on D-STAR? Here is your
chance to bag some contacts all over the world during the
Icom DSTAR QSO Party
starting at 5pm on September 17th and running through to
5pm on September 20th Pacific Daylight time. Exchange
includes signal report, and the year you first operated DSTAR.
For more details, please click on the QSO party banner.
MONTHLY CLUB BREAKFAST ~ HAMS & EGGS
The FWARC's monthly breakfast, HAMS & EGGS, is scheduled to
take place on Saturday September 26th at the
Old Country Buffet in
Federal Way. Here is your chance to start your day off
right with a good breakfast and some Eyeball-to-Eyeball QSO's
with other ham radio operators in the area. Folks usually
start showing up at 8:30am and we can usually be found sitting
together near the restaurant's windows. All are welcome to
attend. No ham radio license required. No club
membership required. Hope to see you there!
Old Country Buffet
1816 South 320th Street
Federal Way, WA 98003
THE SALMON ARE RUNNING
NO FISHING POLE REQUIRED
Salmon Run is schedule to take place on Saturday
September 19th & Sunday September 20th. Salmon Run is
also known as the Washington State QSO Party in an on-the-air
event sponsored by the Western Washington DX Club. The
object for stations within Washington state is to work stations
in the United States & Canadian call areas, DXCC entities, and
Washington counties for QSO points and multiplier credit.
The exchange includes RS(T) and the county where you are
currently operating from (there are rover stations).
Stations outside Washington state need to pass along RS(T) and
their state/province. Stations with the most points at the
end of the two days receive smoked salmon as a prize.
Salmon was designed and scheduled to be a warm up to
September 19th: 9:00 a.m. to midnight PDT
Sunday, September 20th: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT
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
FWARC IS ON FACEBOOK
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us on Facebook and stay up-to-date with club activities while
you are network socializing.
Friday, September 04, 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!
18th Annual Northwest APRS/Digital Summer Gathering
North Bend, WA
Route 66 On The Air
Salmon Run 2015
(aka Washington State QSO Party)
Kitsap County Annual
Hamfest Bremerton, WA
October 10th -
Pacific Northwest VHF Society 21st
Annual Conference Issaquah, WA
Time change to
Pacific Standard Time
(We will be -8 hours from UTC.)