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Federal Way Amateur
Radio Club
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
May 27th, 2017


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Our next club meeting is May 11th, 2017 at 7pm.

Please join us on our weekly Sunday night net at 7:30pm.  147.040 Mhz Plus Offset PL=103.5

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  May 11th, 2017

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...  The guest speaker for our April 13th club meeting was Bob Johnson-W7LRD.  Bob talked about the AMSAT organization and ham radio satellite operations. 

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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

Thank You For Renewing!

Richard Gilbert-KG7JBV (Hinesville)

Daniel Olson-KE7SLY (Federal Way)

Tom Stevens-KE7ZMJ (Kent)

Craig Baker-KF7LLA (Seatac)

John Holmquist-W7WAY (Eatonville)

Dick Noe-KD5HXE (Federal Way)

David Hale-KD7HAA (Federal Way)

Stephen Marth-WB7AAV (Federal Way)

Rob Chatham-AF7PR (Tacoma)

David Williams-KF7AGI (Federal Way)

Shawn Hickman-W7OMG (Federal Way)

Please Welcome!

Jamie Fenton-KI7IWP (Browns Point)

Todd Goins-NR7RR (Auburn)

Mark McDowell-KI7JXL (Federal Way)

Ronald Fonden-KG7AIC (Federal Way)


The month of April has five Saturdays in it.  What does that mean?  It means it is time for another Washington State EMD sponsored EOC-to-EOC drill.  Here is your chance to operate the radio equipment installed in the various EOC's located throughout Washington state.  For the FWARC, we have access to the Emergency Operations Centers located at South King Fire & Rescue's Station 62 and the radio room located the Federal Way City Hall.  If you are interested in operating from these radio rooms, please contact the club's Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) team lead Daniel-KL7WM.  The alternative is to check into the club's 147.040 repeater at 10am on Saturday April 29th.  Daniel can be reached at ecrt(at)fwarc.org.

South King Fire & Rescue Station 62
31617 1st Ave South
Federal Way, WA  98003
Federal Way City Hall
33325 8th Ave South
Federal Way, WA  98003


The Digital Communications Group (DCG)'s second workshop is scheduled for Saturday May 13th and take place at the Westway HOA Community Center in Federal Way.  The workshop will cover some of the various sound card interface devices, software, and hints & tricks.  Digital modes to be covered include PSK-31, JT-65, and FLdigi.  If time permits, we might touch on Slow Scan TV (SSTV).  To register for this event, please send an email to our DCG chairperson, Craig-KF7LLA kf7lla(at)fwarc.org.


Westway Community Center
33400 21st Ave SW
Federal Way, WA  98023


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


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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 Thursday, April 27, 2017

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 2017

April 29th
5th Saturday Drill

May 5th
FWARC Club Meeting

May 13th
DCG HF Digital Workshop in Federal Way, WA

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

May 27th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

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

June 8th
FWARC Club Meeting

July 24th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

July 13th
FWARC Club Meeting

July 22nd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

July 29th
5th Saturday Drill

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

August 10th
FWARC Club Meeting

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

August 26th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

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

September 14th
FWARC Club Meeting

September 23rd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

September 30th
5th Saturday Drill

October 12th
FWARC Club Meeting

October 28th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

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

November 9th
FWARC Club Meeting

November 25th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 14th
FWARC Club Meeting

December 23rd
Ham & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 30th
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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