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WA7FW
     
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
February 24th, 2017


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Our next club meetings are scheduled for March 8th, 2018.  Hope to see you there!


NEXT CLUB MEETING:  March 8th, 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 February 8th club meeting.  Instead, we held an auction to liquidate of the donated ham radio equipment the FWARC has received over the past couple of year.  We exceeded our goal for the auction by 20 percent.  Many thanks to everyone who bid on our items.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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


Thank You For Renewing!

Bruce Blair-K7BAB (Des Moines)

Mark Finstrom-KG7KAW (Auburn)

Michael McDuffie-KF7MBM (Des Moines)

Jerry Clingan-KC7AUW (Federal Way)

Michael Richardson-K7YXA (Federal Way)

Gary Bryan-KG7KU (Federal Way)

Mike McCoy-N7VWD (Federal Way)

William McCullough-K7OZN (Federal Way)

Jamie Fenton-KI7IWP (Browns Point)

Mark McDowell-KI7JXL (Federal Way)

Richard Gilbert-KG7JBV (Hinesville)

David Hale-KD7HAA (Federal Way)

Please Welcome!

Daniel Morisseau-N7ZXL (Tacoma)

Mikeal Southworth-KF7UPP (Federal Way)

Eleazar Fenton-EF0925 (Browns Point)

Samuel Fenton-SF1013 (Browns Point)

Abigail Fenton-AF0303 (Browns Point)

Matthias Fenton-MF0829 (Browns Point)

Jade Faultersack-JF1022 (Seattle)

Mason Faultersack-MF0725 (Seattle)

Jason Gonzalez-KI7TXC (Federal Way)

David McNeil-K7DOA (Federal Way)


FWARC ELECTIONS 2018

It is election time again.  The FWARC has kicked off its election process for the upcoming 2018-2019 term.  The nomination committee is looking for candidates interested in serving on the club's Board of Trustees.  All positions are up for grabs.  Positions include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and up to three trustee positions.  Please consider a leadership position on the club's board of trustees.  If you are interested, please contact our nomination committee chairperson, Dan Camp-AF7O.

Dan Camp-AF7O
Nomination Committee Chairperson
email: af7o(at)fwarc.org


FEMA INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES

Here is a list of some of the FEMA courses ham radio operators are encouraged to complete.  The IS-100 & IS-200 courses are required to operate from the communications rooms located at the Federal Way City Hall, and at South King Fire & Rescue's Station 67 in Des Moines, WA.
 

  Link

Title

 

IS-100.b
IS-200.b
IS-700.a
IS-800.b

Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents, ICS-200
National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
National Response Framework, An Introduction


How to apply for a FEMA Independent Study course (Online Course)


HAMS & EGGS BREAKFAST ON THE CALENDAR

The club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, is on the calendar for Saturday February 24th at the 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.  All will be welcomed.  Hope to see you there!

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


FWARC CLUB MEETINGS ON THE CALENDAR

Our next set of club meetings is scheduled for Thursday March 8th at the Federal Way Public School's Support Service Center (SSC) aka the Bus Barn.  The SSC is located across the street from the south end of Celebration Park, or just to the east of the Federal Way Community Center.  This event is open to the public.  No ham radio license is required.  No club membership is required.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  The Board of Trustees meeting starts at 6pm, and the general club meeting starts at 7pm.

Federal Way Public Schools
Support Services Center
1211 South 332nd Street
Federal Way, WA  98003


FWARC ATTENDS M&K FLEA MARKET

The Mike & Key ARC's annual flea market takes place on Saturday March 10th at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA.  Should you be attending the flea market, please stop by the club's table up on the second floor of the Pavilion Exhibit Hall and say, "Hi" to Craig-KF7LLA and Dan-AF7O as they hand out information about the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club.  The cost of the flea market is $10 per person at the Gold Gate located at the intersection of South Meridian & 9th Ave SW.

 


SPRING FORWARD, FALL BACK

It is that time of year again!  Time to SPRING FORWARD and advance your clocks by one hour on the early morning of Sunday March 11th as we transition to Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).  While you are running around the house changing the clocks before you go to bed on Saturday evening, also take the time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors & carbon monoxide detectors.  After the time change, we will be -7 hours in reference to Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).


TECHNICIAN CLASSES SCHEDULED IN FEDERAL WAY

There are two Technician Classes scheduled in the Federal Way area for 2018.  The Technician class license is the entry-level license of choice for most new ham radio operators.  This license gives access to all Amateur Radio frequencies above 30 megahertz, allowing the licensees the ability to communicate locally with other area ham radio operators.  It also allows some limited privileges on the HF bands used for international communications.  The cost of these two classes is FREE, however, a $15 testing fee is charged to take the required test at the end of the class. 

January 20th & 27th, 2018
9am to 5pm
CLASS COMPLETED!

Twin Lakes LDS Church
31816 47th Ave SW
Federal Way, WA  98023

March 17th & 24th, 2018
9am to 5pm

Federal Way Masonic Hall
1700 South 340th Street
Federal Way, WA  98003

For more details and/or to register for one of these classes,
please contact Daniel Stevens-KL7WM
at 206-228-9274 or via email at kl7wm@aol.com


FIFTH SATURDAY DRILL ON THE HORIZON

March has five Saturdays in it.  What does that mean?  It means it is time for another Fifth Saturday Drill sponsored by the Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD) at Camp Murray, WA.  Here is your opportunity to blow off some of the dust & operate some of the ham radio equipment installed in some of the area Emergency Operations Centers (EOC).  This Washington State sponsored EOC-to-EOC drill is a way for local hams to get hands on experience in with the EOC radio equipment.  If you are interested in participating in the upcoming 5th Saturday drill on March 31st from either the Federal Way City Hall or from South King Fire & Rescue's Station 67 in Des Moines, please contact Walt-WA7LTR via email at ecrt(at)fwarc.org.  Alternatively, you can participate from home by checking in on the club's 147.040 (plus offset, PL=103.5) repeater.
 

Federal Way City Hall
33325 8th Ave South
Federal Way, WA  98003
South King Fire & Rescue Station 67
2238 South 223rd Street
Des Moines, WA  98198

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


 Monday, February 19, 2018
 


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
---------------------------------
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!

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UPCOMING EVENTS
IN 2018

February 24th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

March 8th
FWARC Club Meeting

March 10th
Mike & Key 37th 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 & 24th
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