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Federal Way Amateur
Radio Club
WA7FW
     
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
November 25th, 2017


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No club meeting on December 14th.  Club Christmas Dinner instead.  See below for details.


NEXT CLUB MEETING:  January 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...  We didn't have a guest speaker for our November 9th club meeting.  We worked through the club's budget for 2018.  After the proposed budget was presented to the membership in attendance, it was unanimously accepted. 

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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


Thank You For Renewing!

J.R. Jesson-N7JRJ (Bellevue)

William Harris-W7KXB (Seatac)

Tom Hayden-KF7YRF (Renton)

Ken Dawe-KE7SIM (Federal Way)

Craig Davis-KE7MPM (Federal Way)

Gail Wolvin-KB7UON (Tacoma)

Walter Babb-WA7LTR (Federal Way)

Anna Balzarini-KD7TAB (Federal Way)

Michael Rankin-KG7YRK (Tacoma)

Dan Langworthy-KG7YRW (Maple Valley)

Please Welcome!

Bryan Tuey-KG7ODF (Federal Way)

Brian Beaulac-KI7RXZ (Federal Way)

Kier Smith-KE6OSM (Puyallup)


HAMS & EGGS MONTHLY BREAKFAST

The club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, is scheduled to take place on Saturday November 25th at Old Country Buffet restaurant 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 area ham radio operators.  This event is open to the public.  No club membership required.  No ham radio license required.  Just an interest in amateur radio. 

Old Country Buffet
1816 South 320th Street
Federal Way, WA  98003
Talk-In Freq: 147.040+ (103.5)


FWARC CHRISTMAS DINNER IN LIEU OF CLUB MEETING

The club's regularly scheduled December 14th club meeting is being cancelled in lieu of having a Christmas dinner that same evening.  The club's Christmas dinner will be held between 7pm-9pm at the Old Country Buffet Restaurant in Federal Way with friends and family being invited to attend. 

Old Country Buffet
1816 South 320th Street
Federal Way, WA  98003
Talk-In Freq: 147.040+ (103.5)


HAMS & HOG DOGS TUESDAY LUNCH

Hams & Hot Dogs lunch continues to be a popular event each Tuesday from 11am to Noon at the Federal Way Costco store.  Another opportunity for area hams to get together to talk shop and feed their face.  Membership with Costco or the FWARC is not required.  You don't even need a ham radio license to attend, just an interest in amateur radio.  Just let the person at the Costco door know that you are just going to get something to eat at the snack bar.

Federal Way Costco
35100 Enchanted Parkway South
Federal Way, WA  98003


SUNDAY NIGHT NET

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


FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS SUPPORTS FWARC

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.


FWARC TO RECEIVE "SMILES" FROM AMAZON.COM

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.


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/

 


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


Please address any comments or suggestions
about this web site to the club's web master
via e-mail: webmaster@fwarc.org


 Wednesday, November 22, 2017
 


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



Join the FWARC, or Renew Your Club Membership Here
 



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.

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!

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UPCOMING EVENTS
IN 2017

November 25th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 14th
FWARC Christmas Dinner
Old Country Buffet at 7pm

December 23rd
Ham & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 30th
5th Saturday Drill

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
IN 2018

January 11th
FWARC Club Meeting

January 18th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

January 27th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

February 8th
FWARC Club Meeting

February 15th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

February 24th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

March 8th
FWARC Club Meeting

March 10th
Mike & Key 36th Electronics Show & Flea Market. Puyallup Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, Puyallup, WA

March 11th
SPRING FORWARD, Fall Back.  Move clocks ahead one hour to Pacific Daylight Time.

March 15th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

March 24th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

March 24th
MicroHams Digital Conference, Redmond, WA

March 31st
5th Saturday Drill

April 12th
FWARC Club Meeting

April 14th & 15th
20th Annual Communications Academy. South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA

April 19th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

April 28th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

May 10th
FWARC Club Meeting

May 17th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

May 26th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

May
Stanwood Camano ARC Hamfest, Stanwood Middle School, Stanwood, WA

May
Washington State Search And Rescue Conference

June 1st-3rd
SEA-PAC Hamfest & ARRL Northwestern Division Convention. Seaside, OR

June 14th
FWARC Club Meeting

June 21st
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

June 23rd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

June 23rd
ARRL Field Day Activities

June 30th
5th Saturday Drill

July 12th
FWARC Club Meeting

July 19th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

July 28th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

July
Salmoncon Pacific Northwest QRP Group annual weekend outing. North Bend, WA at Valley Camp

July
Chehalis Valley ARC 20th Annual Tailgate Swap Meet. Lewis County Fairgrounds

August 3rd-5th
63rd Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention. New Westminster/Vancouver BC

August 8th
Annual Clark County ARC Ham Fair Vancouver, WA

August 9th
FWARC Club Meeting

August 16th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

August 19th
Antique Radio Swap Meet. Puget Sound Antique Radio Association. Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA

August 25th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

September 7th-9th
20th Annual Northwest APRS/Digital Summer Gathering. Valley Camp, North Bend, WA

September 13th
FWARC Club Meeting

September 20th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

September 22nd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

September 29th
5th Saturday Drill

October 6th -7th
ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET)

October 11th
FWARC Club Meeting

October 18th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

October 27th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

November 8th
FWARC Club Meeting

November 15th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

November 24th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 13th
FWARC Club Meeting

December 20th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

December 22nd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 29th
5th Saturday Drill