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Welcome to the New FWARC website!

Welcome everyone to the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's new website!  We moved to this new platform as it provides more features and communications, and provides our club members with more control of THEIR information.  Club members can sign up for forums, check our calendar for upcoming events, sign up to volunteer for upcoming activities, and change their membership information.  Please let me know what you would like to see on our new website, or if you have any questions.

FWARC Analog FM Repeaters

147.040 Mhz, plus offset, PL=103.5
146.760 Mhz, minus offset, PL=103.5
442.950 Mhz, plus offset, PL=103.5
442.925 Mhz, plus offset, DCS 036

147.040 Repeater Back on the Air in Full Service!

The club's 147.040 Mhz repeater is back on the air in FULL service.  
On Friday July 19th, we took a look at the coax connections up on
top of the water tank.  We found the connect at the bottom of the
antenna where the coax jumper connects to the antenna to be
corroded and showed signs of moisture.  We replaced the coax jumper
that runs between the antenna and the feedline, and we cleaned up the
connector on the bottom of the antenna.  We also checked the VSWR of
the antenna, which was 1.52:1.  After that was done, we weatherproofed 
each of the coax connections.  

Our 147.040 Mhz repeater has a plus offset, and a PL tone of 103.5. 


442.925 Mhz, plus offset, WA7DR-B
146.840 Mhz, minus offset, WA7FW-C
443.850 MHz, plus offset, WA7FW-B
1290.100 MHz, minus offset, WA7FW-A

Monthly Club Meeting Coming Soon!

The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's monthly meeting is scheduled to take place on the second Thursday of the month.  We meet in person and via Zoom. The board of trustees meeting starts at 6pm, and the general club meeting starts at 7pm.  These club meetings are open to the public.  No club membership required.  No ham radio license required.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  All will be welcomed.  Hope to see you there! 

FWARC Board of Trustees & General Club Meetings

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 943 2451 0328 and Passcode: 14704
Upcoming Events

Oregon ACES Basic Course in Federal Way

The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an Oregon ACES Basic certification course.  The course is scheduled for September 28th and 29th from 8am to 4:30pm on both days.  The course fee is $35 with the workbook, or $15 without the workbook.  ACES Basic Student Workbooks can be purchased directly from Amazon. Completion of FEMA's ICS 100, 200 and 700 courses are required prior to receiving your certificate.  You may take the ACES course if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, but you will receive your ACES certificate only after completing the FEMA courses.  Students are required to bring a radio and it's manual for programming practice and passing traffic.  Pre-registration is required. For additional information or any questions, please contact Ken Dawe-AG7QU at   

Federal Way Oregon ACES Course Sign-Up

Oregon ACES Basic Course Outline


For links to FEMA's ICS courses, please click on the button below.


Monthly Club Meetings:
The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club meets on the  second Thursday of the month  at the Federal Way school district's Support Service Center (SSC), aka the bus barn.    The board of trustees meets at 6:00 pm, and the general club meeting starts at 7:00 pm. The SSC is located at  1211 South 332nd Street in Federal Way, WA.  The SSC is located across the street from the south end of Celebration Park.


The club's Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Federal Way City Hall.  The ECRT is the public service aspect of the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club.  The ECRT was organized at the request of the City of Federal Way to provide backup radio communications and support to the city and civic agencies in the times of emergency or disaster.  Some of the ECRT members also support other non-emergent public service functions such as some of the area fun runs and many of the Seafair events in the Puget Sound area.

ECRT Details Page

Federal Way City Hall
is located at:
33335 8th Ave South
Federal Way, WA  98003

Monthly Breakfast:

Our Hams & Eggs monthly breakfast takes place on the fourth Saturday of the month starting around 8:30am in the morning.  Here is your change to start your day off right with a good breakfast, and some eyeball-to-eyeball QSO's with other ham radio operators in the Federal Way area.  This activity is open to the public.  No ham radio license required.  No club membership required.  Just an interest in ham radio.  We meet at the Denny's Restaurant located in the northeast corner of Enchanted Parkway & Highway 18.  Hope to see you there.

Hams & Eggs Details Page

Upcoming Events
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