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WA7FW
     
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
August 23rd, 2014


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Tom Stevens-KE7ZMJ serving as
net control during the Federal Way
Farmers Market Apple Fest Fun Run
 

Join the FWARC in the next 10 minutes and receive FREE parking at many of our offiical events & activities.


NEXT CLUB MEETING:  September 11th, 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 August 14th club meeting our guest speaker was one of our own, Frank Sebastian-K7FNS.  Frank is the director of the Emergency Management Group for Seattle's Seafair.  Frank gave a quick overview of Seafair and some of its official events and how each are staffed with volunteers.  Frank also covered some of the quick planning associated with the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl parade.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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


Thank You For Renewing!

Richard Lundstrom-W7INK (Auburn)

Mark Bamford-W7BRT (Puyallup)

Greg Beeck-KD7IIQ (Des Moines)

Jaime Trejo-KE6KIZ (Bonney Lake)

Please Welcome!
No new memberships this month.

FW FARMERS MARKET APPLE FESTIVAL & FUN RUN

Many thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday morning to support the Federal Way Farmers Market Apple Festival Fun Run.  Over 100 runners participated in Saturday's event and raised over $500 for the American Red Cross Eastern Washington State wild fire relief fund.  The next schedule Fun Run in Federal Way will be the Freaky Zombie Run on October 25th.


FWARC MONTHLY BREAKFAST ~ HAMS & EGGS ~ COMING UP SOON

The FWARC's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, will be taking place on Saturday August 23rd at Old Country Buffet starting around 8:30am.  Here is your chance to start your Saturday with a good breakfast and some eyeball-to-eyeball QSO's with other ham radio operators in the area.  Our group can usually be found near the milk machine.  No license required.  No club membership required.  Just an interest in amateur radio is all that is required to attend this event.  Hope to see you there!

After breakfast, go check out
the Highline ARC Swap Fest (below)


HIGHLINE ARC SWAP FEST & RAFFLE

The Highline Amateur Radio Club's annual Swap Fest & Raffle is scheduled to take place on August 23rd at the Des Moines Activity Center.  The Swap Fest includes a Country Store, refreshments, and various door/raffle prizes including a  FiFi Software Defined Radio receiver kit, and a Signalink USB sound card interface.  Raffle tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5.  Doors open to buyers at 9am to 1pm.  Cost is $3.00 per person.  Talk-In is the S.T.A.R repeater: 146.660 (plus, 103.5)

Des Moines Activity Center
2045 South 216th Street
Des Moines, WA. 98198


THE MONTH OF AUGUST HAS FIVE SATURDAYS!

The month of August has five Saturdays in it!  What does that mean?  That means is it time again for another Washington State EOC-to-EOC drill on August 30th.  This regularly scheduled drill provides an opportunity for local hams to operate the radio equipment installed in the local area's Emergency Operations Centers and to make contact with other EOC's participating in the drill.  If you are interested in operating the radio equipment in the Federal Way City Hall EOC, please contact the Kris-KE7LCX for more details.

Kris Nelsen-KE7LCX
ecrt(at)fwarc.org


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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.

FEMA ICS-100, ICS-700 & ICS-200 Classroom Instruction:  The Pierce County Department of Emergency Management will be presenting three of the FEMA ICS classes in a classroom setting September 17th & 18th.  Attendees will have the opportunity to interact & ask questions of their first responder & EM instructors (these classes are also available online).  Upon completion of these classes, attendees will need to take online tests at their convenience to receive their certificates.  These classes will be presented at the Pierce County EOC and is a prerequisite to the ACES class below. Click here to sign up.

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 AT FEDERAL WAY COSTCO

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


FWARC IS ON FACEBOOK

The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club is on Facebook.  Join us on Facebook and stay up-to-date with club activities while you are network socializing.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FWARC/

 


 Friday, August 22, 2014
 


Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 23415
Federal Way, WA  98093
moreinfo(at)fwarc.org
 



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Federal Way ARC
Repeaters
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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
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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!

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UPCOMING EVENTS
IN 2014

August 23rd
Highline Amateur Radio Club’s annual Swap Fest & Raffle in Des Moines, WA

August 30th
Fifth Saturday EOC-to-EOC Drill

September 6th - 14th
Route 66 On-The-Air Special Event

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

 

 

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the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
Please feel free to contact the club's president
via e-mail: president@fwarc.org


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