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WA7FW
     
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
October 27th, 2017


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We turn 20 Years Old This Month!
 

The Federal Way ARC turns 20 Years Old in October!


NEXT CLUB MEETING:  November 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...  No guest speaker again in September.  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!

Ronald Carper-KG7RKC (Federal Way)

Peter Fullmer-KE7W (Fife)

Mark Freitas-KE7AYD (Federal Way)

Emil Oana-K6LGI (Tacoma)

Brian Beaulac-W7JI (Federal Way)

Ken Dawe-KE7SIM (Federal Way)

Walter Babb-WA7LTR (Federal Way)

Anna Balzarini-KD7TAB (Federal Way)

Athena Arel-KI7CXI (Federal Way)

Please Welcome!

Hargett Bennett-BH0903 (Carnation)

Jennie Mills-JM0903 (North Bend)

James Burke-KG7TZN (Auburn)


ECRT MEETING IS THIS COMING THURSDAY EVENING

The Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) will be meeting at 7pm this coming Thursday evening October 18th.  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 Alternatives Share Life Center.  Lots of parking.  Come join us.

Funeral Alternatives Share Life Center
31919 6th Ave South
Federal Way, WA  98003


BYLAWS REVIEW COMMITTEE TO MEET AGAIN

The club's Bylaws Review Committee will be meeting again on Thursday October 25th 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 & EGGS BREAKFAST ON THE CALENDAR

The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, takes place on Saturday October 27th 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!

After our Hams & Eggs breakfast, Mark-KG7KAW will be heading up the Mobile Communications Unit (MCU) committee to continue to work on the feasibility study for mobile command post for the FWARC.  All are encouraged to attend both Hams & Eggs and the MCU meeting.

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


SPRING FORWARD.  FALL BACK!

Spring forward, FALL BACK!  It is everyone's favorite time of the year.  It is time to adjust our clocks once again.  On Sunday November 4th, we will be moving our clocks back one hour at 2am.  So when you go to bed on Saturday night November 3rd, adjust your clocks back one hour.  While you are at it, since you are already running around adjusting your clocks, you might as well change out the batteries in your smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors as well.  After the time change, we will back to Pacific Standard Time and -8 hours in reference to Universal Coordinated Time.

Pacific Standard Time: 
Starts 1st Sunday in November (-8 Hours)
Pacific Daylight Time:
 
Starts 2nd Sunday in March (-7 Hours)


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


 Thursday, October 18, 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

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