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


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The FWARC will be touring the WA state EOC on April 28th.  See below for details.

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  May 10th, 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...  The guest speaker for our April 12th club meeting was John McLaren-KC7MIC.  John is a NASA Solar System Ambassador, and president of the Seattle Astronomical Society.  NASA's Solar System Ambassadors program works with motivated volunteers across the nation to share the latest science and discoveries of NASA's space exploration missions through a variety of events that inspire their communities.  John talked about Solar Exploration starting in the early days of modern man to present with all of our modern technology. John talked about some NASA missions to explore the sun and of future missions.  In closing, John was able to show how NASA's ongoing collection of information of the sun feeds many of the solar wind & propagation web sites. 

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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

Thank You For Renewing!

Todd Goins-NR7RR (Auburn)

John Holmquist-W7WAY (Eatonville)

Craig Baker-KF7LLA (Seatac)

Tom Stevens-KE7ZMJ (Kent)

Daniel Olson-KE7SLY (Federal Way)

Richard Gilbert-KG7JBV (Hinesville)

David Hale-KD7HAA (Federal Way)

Mark McDowell-KI7JXL (Federal Way)

Eleazar Fenton-EF0925 (Browns Point)

Jamie Fenton-KI7IWP (Browns Point)

Mason Faultersack-MF0725 (Seattle)

Jade Faultersack-JF1022 (Seattle)

Matthias Fenton-MF0829 (Browns Point)

Abigail Fenton-AF0303 (Browns Point)

Samuel Fenton-SF1013 (Browns Point)

Rob Chatham-AF7PR (Tacoma)

Please Welcome!

Ed Quarry-EQ0723 (Burien)

John Smith-JS0716 (Burien)

Elliot Beringer-EB0716 (Covington)

Rich Beringer-RB0117 (Covington)

Beverly Faultersack-WL7AXI (Thornton)

Robert Faultersack-KL7SV (Thornton)

Carlin Faultersack-KF7TAX (Seattle)

Joe Cirone-W1SPY (Renton)

Jason Gonzalez-KI7TXC (Federal Way)

David McNeil-K7DOA (Federal Way)

Ryan McKenna-KI7VXX (Graham)


It is election time again.  The FWARC has kicked off its election process for the upcoming 2018-2019 term.  The nomination committee has compiled a list candidates interested in serving on the club's Board of Trustees.  Ballots were sent out on March 20th, and need to be received in the club's post office box NLT April 30th or brought to the May 10th club meeting.  Here is a list of the candidates:


NOMINEES (alphabetical order by LN)

President:  Mike McCoy-N7VWD
Daniel Stevens-KL7WM
Vice-President:  Eric Arndt-KI7FTR
Ray Jaggers-KI7CWX
Secretary:  Craig Baker-KF7LLA
Tom Wolf-KI7PGD (dropped out)
Treasurer:  No nominations. 
To be appointed after election.
(Pick up to 3) 

Walter Babb-WA7LTR
Jerry Clingan-KC7AUW
Kenyon Luce-KG7THO
John Southerland Jr.-WA7IWA
Dave Swartz-KC7RRH
Bryan Tuey-KG7ODF


The club's Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) will be meeting on Thursday evening April 19th at 7pm in the Hylebos Room at the Federal Way City Hall 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 many of the Seafair events in the Puget Sound area.

Federal Way City Hall
33325 8th Ave South
Federal Way, WA  98003
Talk-In Freq: 147.040+ (103.5)


The City of Federal Way's semi-annual recycle event is scheduled to take place on Saturday April 21st at the Wild Wave south parking lot from 9am to 3pm.  This a good opportunity to clean out the ham shack or garage of some of those boat anchors you might be hanging onto.  For more details, check out the recycle event web page at: http://www.cityoffederalway.com/RecyclingEvent

Wild Waves South Parking Lot
36892 Milton Road South
Federal Way, WA  98003


The FWARC will be touring the Washington State Emergency Operations Center located at Camp Murray on Saturday April 28th shortly after our Hams & Eggs breakfast (see below).  The Washington Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy.  Those interested in going on the tour will need send an email to president(at)fwarc.org.  The email should include your name,  call sign, and drivers license.

Mike McCoy-N7VWD


The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs is scheduled to take place on Saturday April 28th at the Old Country Buffet in Federal Way.  Here is your chance to start you 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 ham license required, no club membership required.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  Folks start showing up around 8:30am. 

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


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.

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



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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the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
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via e-mail: president@fwarc.org

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 Saturday, April 21, 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

April 19th
Emergency Communications
Response Team

April 21st
City of Federal Way Recycling Event at Wild Waves South Parking Lot

April 28th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

May 10th
FWARC Club Meeting

May 17th
Emergency Communications
Response Team

May 26th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

Stanwood Camano ARC Hamfest, Stanwood Middle School, Stanwood, WA

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

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