NEXT CLUB MEETING:
February 12th, 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...
For your January 8th club meeting our guest speaker was Craig
Baker-KF7LLA. Craig is the FWARC's Digital Communications
Group (DCG) chairperson and highlighted some activities the DCG
is working on. This includes DSTAR & the various ways club
members can get active in DSTAR. He also covered some of
the advancements of the club's Mesh Networking efforts.
Prior to Craig taking the floor, Repeater Committee chairperson
Dave Swartz-KC7RRH talked about the current outage effecting the
club's 147.040 repeater. Club President Daniel
Stevens-KL7WM presented a proposed budget increase recommended
by the Board of Trustees to the club's membership to fund the
repairs to the 147.040 repeater. The budget increase was
accepted by the membership in attendance.
List of our Past Guest Speakers:
Map to the club's meeting place:
Thank You For Renewing!
Jannette Douglas-K7JJD (Auburn)
L.W. Abel-K7LWA (Seattle)
Richard Fujimoto-KC7DZD (Tacoma)
Michael McDuffie-KF7MBM (Des Moines)
Jerry Clingan-KC7AUW (Federal Way)
Ronald Fonden-KG7AIC (Federal Way)
Gary Bryan-KG7KU (Federal Way)
Mike McCoy-N7VWD (Federal Way)
William McCullough-K7OZN (Federal Way)
John Holmquist-W7WAY (Eatonville)
Todd Johnstone-WB6CFA (Federal Way)
JANUARY HAS FIVE SATURDAYS - DRILL TIME!
month of January has five Saturdays in it. That means it
is time to blow off the dust on the radios and associated
electronics equipment installed in the areas' Emergency
Operations Centers (EOC). The Federal Way Amateur Radio
Club will be manning the radio room at the
Federal Way City Hall on
Saturday January 31st. This EOC-to-EOC drill,
sponsored by Washington State Emergency Management, is intended
to keep area ham radio operators familiar with the equipment in
the EOC's. Show time is approximately 9:30am, with the
actual drill running from 10am to Noon. If you would
rather participate from home, please check in with "Federal Way
EOC" on the club's 146.760 (minus, 103.5) repeater. If you
are interested in participating in this upcoming drill please
contact Kris Nelsen-KE7LCX for more details.
Federal Way City Hall
33325 8th Ave South
Federal Way, WA 98003
FWARC ELECTION TIME AGAIN
the New Year comes the start of the Federal Way Amateur Radio
Club's election process. Now is your chance to become a
part of the club's leadership that will guide the club for the
next coming year. Nominations are open for all positions
of club leadership (President, Vice-President, Secretary,
Treasurer and 3 trustees). The term for each position is
one year. If you are interested in running for a club
leadership position, please contact Club President Daniel
Stevens-KL7WM to get in contact with the nomination committee.
Nominations are open until the club's March 12th club
GROUP GATHERS IN AUBURN
FWARC's Digital Communications Group (DCG) will be meeting on
Thursday February 5th at 7:00pm at the
in Auburn, WA. If you are interested in DSTAR radios, mesh
networking, Voice Over IP, or computer networking in general,
this is the group for you. The group is working on a
number of projects including building a digital network in the
South King County area. For more details, please contact
our DCG chairperson Craig-KF7LLA.
1 East Main Street; Suite 380
Auburn, WA 98002
FWARC GENERAL CLUB MEETING
IS FEBRUARY 12TH
The Federal Way
Amateur Radio Club will be meeting again on Thursday February
12th at the Federal Way Public
Schools Support Service Center. This event is open to
anyone with an interest in ham radio. No ham license
required nor membership in FWARC is required. Our general
club meeting starts at 7pm, and our Board of Trustees meeting
starts at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.
34th ANNUAL MIKE & KEY
ELECTRONIC SHOW & FLEA MARKET
34th annual Mike & Key Electronic Show & Flea Market will take
place in the Pavilion Exhibit Hall at the
Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA on
Saturday March 7th. Doors open at 9am to about 3pm.
Cost is $8 per person. The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
will be manning a club booth up on the second floor. If
you are interested in helping out with our booth, please contact
Dan Camp-AF7O for more details.
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
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
smile.amazon.com, please click the logo above. Thanks for
Mhz REPEATER OFF THE AIR
The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's 147.040 repeater is
currently off the air due to a repeater controller failure. The
repeater controller failed as a result of a power outage
about a month ago. At the same time, we also smoked the UPS that served the
repeater. The ETR to get the repeater back
on the air is unknown.
alternative repeaters include
the FWARC's other repeaters:
Sunday night net will
be held on the 442.950 repeater.
FWARC D-STAR GATEWAY OFF
Well, when it rains, it pours. The WA7FW
D-STAR gateway is currently off the air, as well, due to a
recent hard disk failure. The actual D-STAR repeater is
still operational and on the air on all frequencies. ETR
for getting the gateway server repaired is most likely sometime
in January due to the holidays. Reflector 035 is also
HAM RADIO "TECHNICIAN"
CLASS COMES TO FEDERAL WAY
entry level ham radio class will be presented in Federal Way on
the two Saturdays of April 18th & 25th 2015 (9am to 5pm).
This class is open to anyone who is interested in starting out
in amateur radio. A recommended study guide is the
ARRL Technician Licensing Manual (3rd Ed.), but the group of
instructors will have plenty of handouts and practice quizzes
available to assist you pass the required test at the end of the
class. This is a FREE class, however the cost of
the test is $15. This Technician class will be held at the
Federal Way Masonic Hall in Federal Way. If you are
interested in attending this class, please contact Daniel
Stevens at 206-228-9274 or via e-mail at
1700 South 340th Street
Federal Way, WA 98003
Daniel Stevens: 206-228-9274
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.
35100 Enchanted Pkwy South
Federal Way, WA
FWARC IS ON FACEBOOK
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us on Facebook and stay up-to-date with club activities while
you are network socializing.
Monday, January 26, 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
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
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!
Mike & Key
Electronic Show & Swap Meet in
Change to Pacific Daylight Time
in Redmond, WA
Communications Academy at
the South Seattle Community College.
Washington State Search & Rescue
5th – 7th
Sea-Pac Hamfest & ARRL Northwest
Division Conference Seaside, OR
Pacific Northwest DX Convention Location TBA
17th Annual Pacific Northwest Ham Radio Tailgate
Swapmeet Lewis County Fairgrounds
Salmoncon Pacific Northwest QRP Group Annual Weekend Outing
North Bend, WA
Antique Radio Swap Meet Puget Sound
Antique Radio Association Shoreline Community College
Highline Amateur Radio Club Swapfest
Des Moines, WA
18th Annual Northwest APRS/Digital Summer Gathering
North Bend, WA