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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
November 24th, 2017


Links

 
 ARRL
 Northwest Division
 Western Wash Section
 City of Federal Way
 FCC / Amateur Radio
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 Local Area Clubs
 Local Area Classes
 Local Area Testing
 

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We turned 20 Years Old In October!
 

Our December 13th club meeting is cancelled in lieu of our annual Christmas dinner.


NEXT CLUB MEETING:  January 10th, 2019

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...  No guest speaker again in October.  Instead, we took some time to celebrate ourselves.  Club President, Mike-N7VWD passed out a number of awards to people, and we celebrated our 20th Anniversary with some cake and ice cream.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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


Thank You For Renewing!

Athena Arel-KI7CXI (Federal Way)

Michael Rankin-KG7YRK (Tacoma)

Dan Langworthy-KG7YRW (Maple Valley)

Ned Parr-N7NE (Port Orchard)

Please Welcome!

Bruce Bierman-BB1107 (Federal Way)

Chris Smith-NK9W (Federal Way)


FWARC 2019 BUDGET APPROVED

The club's 2019 budget has been approved by the general membership in attendance at our November 8th club meeting.  The budget includes a membership dues increase to $30/year.  The approved 2019 budget can be found in the "Members Only" area of our website.  https://fwarc.org/MembersOnly


FWARC DECEMBER CLUB MEETING CANCELLED

We will be cancelling our December 13th club meeting in lieu of our annual Christmas Dinner to be held on the same day at the Poverty Bay Cafe in Federal Way.  For those who are interested in attending, please RSVP to Ray Jaggers-KI7CWX.  Ray can be reached via email at ki7cwx@fwarc.org
 

Poverty Bay Cafe
1108 322nd Place South
Federal Way, WA  98003
https://www.povertybay.com/poverty-bay-cafe/

Our next regular club meeting will be
January 10th, 2019.


ECRT MEETING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 20TH

The Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) will be meeting at 7pm this coming Thursday evening December 20th.  The ECRT is the public service aspect of the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club. The ECRT provides 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.  The ECRT meets at Funeral Alternative's Share Life Center.  Lots of parking.  Come join us.

Funeral Alternative's Share Life Center
31919 6th Ave South
Federal Way, WA  98003


HAMS & EGGS BREAKFAST ON THE CALENDAR

The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, takes place on Saturday December 24th at Old Country Buffet in Federal Way.  Here is your chance to start your day off right with good breakfast and some eyeball-to-eyeball QSO's with other area ham radio operators.  This event is open to the public.  No ham radio license required.  No club membership required.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  Folks start showing up around 8:30am or so, and we can usually be found near the doors of the large conference room.  Come out and join us.  All will be welcomed.  Hope to see you there!

Old Country Buffet
1816 South 320th Street
Federal Way, WA  98003


BYLAWS REVIEW COMMITTEE TO MEET AGAIN

The club's Bylaws Review Committee will be meeting again on Thursday January 24th from 7pm to 9pm at the King County Library located on 1st Way South in Federal Way (near Panther Lake elementary school).  Upon entering the library, make a hard right turn after the second set of glass doors.  This committee is limited to FWARC club members.

King County Library
34200 1st Way South
Federal Way, WA  98003


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 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. 

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


 Wednesday, December 12, 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
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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 2018

December 13th
Club meeting cancelled in lieu of our annual
Christmas dinner.

December 20th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

December 22nd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 29th
5th Saturday Drill

UPCOMING EVENTS
IN 2019

January 10th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

January 17th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

January 26th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

February 14th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

February 21st
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

February 23rd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

March 9th
Mike & Key 38th Electronics Show & Flea Market in Puyallup, WA

March 14th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

March 21st
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

March 23rd
MicroHams Digital Conference in Redmond, WA

March 23rd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

March 30th
5th Saturday Drill

April 7th
Yakima Hamfest in Yakima, WA

April 11th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

April 13th & 14th
20th Annual Communications Academy at the South Seattle Community College in Seattle, WA

April 18th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

April 27th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

May 9th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

May 11th
Stanwood Camano Amateur Radio Club Flea Market & Hamfest in Stanwood, WA

May 16th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

May 25th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

May 31st-June 2nd
SEA-PAC Hamfest & ARRL Northwestern Division Convention in Seaside, OR

June 13th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

June 20th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

June 22nd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

June 22nd - 23rd
ARRL Field Day

June 29th
5th Saturday Drill

July 2019
Chehalis Valley ARC 20th Annual Tailgate Swap meet in Chehalis, WA

July 11th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

July 18th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

July 27th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

August 8th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

August 9th-11th
64th Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention in Everett, WA

August 15th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

August 18th
Puget Sound Antique Radio Association Antique Radio Swap Meet in Shoreline, WA

August 24th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

August 31st
5th Saturday Drill

September
20th Northwest APRS/Digital Summer Gathering at Valley Camp in North Bend, WA

September 12th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

September 19th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

September 28th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

September 28th
Washington State Convention (Spokane Hamfest) in Spokane Valley, WA

October 10th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

October 17th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

October 26th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

October 2019
Pacific Northwest VHF Society Conference

October 2019
Kitsap County ARC Hamfest in Bremerton, WA

November 14th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

November 21st
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

November 23rd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

November 30th
5th Saturday Drill

December 12th
Club meeting cancelled in lieu of our annual
Christmas dinner.

December 19th
Emergency Communications
Response Team
Meeting

December 28th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast