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Federal Way Amateur
Radio Club
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
June 23rd, 2017


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June 14th is Flag Day!
Display the Country's Colors That Day
and Everyday!

The club's 147.040 repeater is currently down.  Try 442.950 (plus, PL=103.5)

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  July 12th, 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...  Our guest speaker for our June 14th club meeting was Mike Ritz-W7VO.  Mike is running for the ARRL Northwestern Division director's position in the upcoming ARRL elections in October.  Mike talked about why he is interested in becoming the Northwestern director.  Afterwards, Ray Jaggers-KI7CWX talked about our upcoming Field Day activities (see below for more details).

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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

Thank You For Renewing!
No renewals this month.
Please Welcome!
No new memberships this month.


The ARRL's annual Field Day on air event is scheduled to take place during the weekend of June 23-24, 2018.  What is Field Day?  Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada.  On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations & in simulated emergency conditions.  Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!  Since the first ARRL Field Day in 1933, radio amateurs throughout North America have practiced the rapid deployment of radio communications equipment in environments ranging from operations under tents in remote areas to operations inside Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs).  Operations using emergency and alternative power sources are highly encouraged, since electricity and other public infrastructures are often among the first to fail during a natural disaster or severe weather.  To determine the effectiveness of the exercise and of each participant's operations, there is an integrated contesting component, and many clubs also engage in concurrent leisure activities (camping out, cookouts, etc.). Operations typically last a continuous twenty-four hours, requiring scheduled relief operators to keep stations on the air.  Additional contest points are awarded for experimenting with unusual modes, making contacts via satellite, and involving youth in the activity.  For more details, check out the ARRL's Field Day web pages.

Our Field Day 2018 activities will take place at
Funeral Alternatives' Share Life Center
located at 31919 6th Ave South in Federal Way
on Saturday June 23rd through Sunday June 24th
We will be flippin' burgers about 6pm on Saturday evening.

Ray Jaggers-KI7CWX and Rich Fujimoto-KC7DZD will be
organizing our Field Day activities this year.  If you would like
to help out, please send them an email at field-day2018@fwarc.org



The 7th Annual Miles for Meso WA Memorial 5K Run/Walk will returns to beautiful Federal Way on July 4, 2018.  Race organizers have again requested ham radio support to oversee the race course and keep an eye participants. Hams will be disbursed along the race course and will report any issues which might be observed to net control. Show time for ham radio support will be at 7:30am at the Federal Way Community Center for a quick briefing and to receive their course assignment. All race activities should be concluded by 10am.  The race is organized in honor of the memory of Dick Dyhrman, a Weyerhaeuser Company Geologist; Bud Hatley, Federal Way School District Athletic Director; Bob Stewart, Federal Way High School Teacher and Coach; and other Washington residents who have died from mesothelioma. In 2016, race organizers exceeded their fundraising goal while raising awareness for mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure. This year, organizers hope to raise $20,000 from registration fees and donations with all proceeds benefitting the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. The 5K will guide participants along the BPA trail and through Celebration Park with breathtaking views of Mount Rainier.

Federal Way Community Center
876 South 333rd Street
Federal Way, WA 98003


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


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


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.


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.


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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

 Saturday, June 23, 2018

Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 23415
Federal Way, WA  98093

Join the FWARC, or Renew Your Club Membership Here

Federal Way ARC
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
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 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!


IN 2018

June 21st
Emergency Communications
Response Team

June 23rd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

June 23rd & 24th
ARRL Field Day Activities

June 30th
5th Saturday Drill

July 12th
FWARC Club Meeting

July 19th
Emergency Communications
Response Team

July 28th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

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

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

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

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

October 27th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

November 8th
FWARC Club Meeting

November 15th
Emergency Communications
Response Team

November 24th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 13th
FWARC Club Meeting

December 20th
Emergency Communications
Response Team

December 22nd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 29th
5th Saturday Drill