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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
On hiatus due to CV19


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All club meetings are currently on hiatus until after the Coronavirus situation is cleared up.


NEXT CLUB MEETING:  Our club meeting status is currently in limbo. 

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...  Our May 14th club meeting was cancelled due to the Federal Way school district closing all of their facilities to outside groups.  Our club meetings will resume after the Coronavirus situation has ran its course.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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


Thank You For Renewing!

Eric Arndt-KI7FTR (Federal Way)

Peter Fullmer-KE7W (Fife)

Gene Matthews-AL7LI (Kent)

Please Welcome!

Frank Cessna-KJ7QBH (Federal Way)

ART JURY-KF7GD (Renton)


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

 


FWARC CLUB MEETINGS SCHEDULED

  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19

Our next set of club meetings has been scheduled for Thursday evening October 8th, 2020.  We will continue to meet at the Federal Way Public School's Support Service Center (SSC) throughout 2020.  The SSC is located across the street from the south end of Celebration Park in Federal Way, and just to the east of the Federal Way Community Center.  The event is open to the public.  No ham radio license required.  No club membership required.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  The club's Board of Trustees meeting starts at 6pm, and the general membership meeting starts at 7pm.  Hope to see you there.  All will be welcomed!

Federal Way Public Schools
Support Services Center
1211 South 332nd Street
Federal Way, WA  98003
Talk-In Freq: 147.040+ (103.5)


ECRT MEETING SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 15th, 2020

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS.
Instead, we will meet via ZOOM video conferencing. 

The Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) will be having a Zoom meeting at 7pm on Thursday evening October 15th.  The ECRT is the public service aspect of the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club. The ECRT was organized to provide backup radio communications and other support to governmental and civic agencies in the times of emergency or disaster. Some of the ECRT team members also support other non-emergent public service functions such as some of the fun run held in Federal Way, as well as many of the Seafair events in the Puget Sound area. 


TECH NET WITH DAVE FUNK CONTINUES VIA ZOOM

Dave Funk-WA7RSO will continue with his Tech Net on Thursday evening October 22nd, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom meetings.  Dave was a R&D tech with the Minuteman Missile system, worked at the Boeing Space Center in Auburn, and supported the AWACS prototype, and an educator for many years. 

Solutions-For-Education.com
Click on FWARC right below the club's logo in the lower righ corner.
Look for the correct date for the upcoming topic.
 

Join Zoom Meeting
Link To Be Announced

Meeting ID: 897 3569 9083
Passcode: 147040


HAMS & EGGS BREAKFAST ALTERNATIVE

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

We will have "Coffee On The Repeater" Saturday October 24th.
Please join us on the 147.040 Mhz repeater starting at 9am.

The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, usually takes place on the  Fourth Saturday of the Month at Old Country Buffet in Federal Way.  Old Country Buffet is currently closed due to the CV19 concerns.  We will resume our monthly breakfasts once we get back to normal.

As an alternative, we will continue with Coffee on the Repeater as a place holder until we can resume with Hams & Eggs.  Coffee on the Repeater takes place on the same 4th Saturday of the Month on the club's 147.040 repeater.  It is a round table net, talking about what we got going on in the radio shack, or what we are doing to keep busy during the CV19 stay at home order.  Please feel free to join us on September 26th at 9am on the 147.040 repeater.

Coffee on the Repeater
Saturday September 26th, 2020 at 9am
147.040+ (PL=103.5)


HAMS & HOG DOGS TUESDAY LUNCH

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

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 is now a requirement, but not with the FWARC.  You don't need a ham radio license to attend, just an interest in amateur radio.  If you are not a Costco member, let the ID checkers know that you are going to the pharmacy or have an eye appointment.

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


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/


MEMBERSHIP REQUESTED SPECIAL CLUB MEETING

Here is a link to the meeting minutes of
the Special Meeting of May 6, 2020.

In reference to Section 5.2.2 of the FWARC's bylaws, more than five club members have recently requested a special club meeting to be held on May 6th at 7pm.  Due to the Coronavirus, the special club meeting will be held via Zoom video conferencing.  All club members should have received an email with a link to join the Zoom video conference.  For more details concerning accessing the Zoom video conference, please contact Bill Shorr-KI7OOI via email: ki7ooi(at)fwarc.org.

   Mike Ping
n3kpu@fwarc.org
Craig Baker
kf7lla@fwarc.org
Bill Shorr
ki7ooi@fwarc.org

FWARC Bylaws Section 5



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


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 Tuesday, September 29, 2020
 


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.

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 at Funeral Alternative's Share Life Center.  Lots of free parking.
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 2020

October 8th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

October 15th
Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) Meeting

October 24th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

October 31st
5th Saturday Drill

October
Pacific Northwest VHF Society Conference.

October
Kitsap County ARC Hamfest in Bremerton, WA.

November 12th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

November 19th
Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) Meeting

November 28th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 10th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

December 17th
Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) Meeting

December 26th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast