NEXT CLUB MEETING:
February 11th, 2016
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
guest speaker for our January 14th club meeting was our very own
LW Abel-K7LWA. LW talked about the
Network and the nightly
Insomniac Net. The WIN System is a series of 71 IRLP linked,
or Intertied repeaters which covers 16 states, and two several
Canadian providences. The WIN System is owned and operated by
Shorty-K6JSI. The WIN System is an OPEN Repeater system and all
hams are encouraged to stop in and get acquainted. The Insomniac
Net is a social net and starts at 11pm Pacific time on the WIN
system. Each evening, a series of questions are presented to the
network. During check-in, participates provide their answers to
the questions. Towards the end of the Net, a tally of all the
answers are presented back to the Net.
List of our Past Guest Speakers:
Map to the club's meeting place:
Thank You For Renewing!
Jerry Clingan-KC7AUW (Federal Way)
Michael Richardson-K7YXA (Federal Way)
Ronald Fonden-KG7AIC (Federal Way)
Gary Bryan-KG7KU (Federal Way)
Mike McCoy-N7VWD (Federal Way)
William McCullough-K7OZN (Federal Way)
David Hale-KD7HAA (Federal Way)
Britt Mercer-KG7UBY (Seattle)
Billy Byers-N7BIT (Auburn)
Wes Sherman-KG7VSA (Spanaway)
James Back-KA7TZX (Renton)
Kelly Gardner-KG7VG (Pacific)
Mike Ping-N3KPU (Steilacoom)
FWARC CLUB MEMBERS RECEIVE
of the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club should be receiving weekly
e-mails. The FWARC has a Yahoo Group which distributes
e-mails out to all of our club members telling about upcoming
events & activities. If you are a FWARC club member, but are
not receiving club e-mails, please contact the club's webmaster
so we can get you added to our Yahoo Group. Conversely, if
you would like to removed from our Yahoo Groups, also contact
the club's webmaster.
FWARC TO MEET THIS COMING THURSDAY
The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club is set to meet this coming
Thursday evening, February 11th. The club meets at
the Federal Way Public Schools
Support Service Center located across the street from the
south end of Celebration Park in Federal Way. The general
club meeting starts at 7pm, with the board of trustees meeting
starts at 6pm. All are welcome to attend. We hope to
see you there.
MIKE & KEY FLEA MARKET COMING SOON
35th annual Mike & Key
Electronic Show &
Flea Market is scheduled to take place on Saturday March
5th at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA.
Doors open to the two floors of the 44,000 square feet of the
Pavilion Hall at 9am, and runs to about 3pm. Cost is $9
for each adult (under 16 free w/ adult). The flea market
includes over 300 tables of new & used ham radio equipment,
computers, and other items. There will be a country store
consignment area for those of you who don't want to buy a table,
and a licensing exam session for those who wish to upgrade their
license. Free parking in the Gold parking lot.
Talk-In is the 146.820 (plus, 103.5) repeater. Please stop
by the FWARC club table up on the second floor and say HI to our
NATIONAL PARKS ON THE AIR
Throughout 2016, Amateur Radio will be
helping the National Park Service (NPS) celebrate their 100th
anniversary with National
Parks On The Air (NPOTA). Hams from across the country will activate NPS
units, promote the National Park Service and showcase Amateur
Radio to the public. You can participate in two ways.
You can be an Activator and/or a Chaser. An Activator,
like Field Day, sets up and operates their ham radio equipment
within a National Park or other entity. There are
currently eleven locations in Washington State to operate from.
A Chaser can operate from anywhere and makes contact with the
stations operating from the National Parks entities.
Certificates are available to qualifying Activators and Chasers.
For more details, please click on the NPOTA logo above.
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. (By
the way, Costco serves more than just hot dogs.)
35100 Enchanted Pkwy South
Federal Way, WA
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
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"
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
FWARC IS ON FACEBOOK
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us on Facebook and stay up-to-date with club activities while
you are network socializing.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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
EVEN months 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 Annual Electronic Show & Flea Market at the Western
Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA
Digital Conference in Redmond, WA
April 9th - 10th
Communications Academy at South Seattle Community College
May 20th - 22nd
Washington State Search &
Rescue Conference in Longview, WA
June 3rd - 5th
Sea-Pac Hamfest and ARRL
Northwest Division Convention in Seaside, OR
18th Annual Pacific Northwest Ham Radio Tailgate swap meet in
August 5th - 7th
Pacific Northwest DX
Conference in Portland, OR
Puget Sound Antique Radio
in Shoreline, WA
Highline ARC's Annual
in Des Moines, WA
September 9th - 11th
Northwest APRS Summer
Gathering in Northbend, WA
ARRL Washington State Convention in Spokane Valley, WA