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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
June 27th, 2015


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Field Day 2015 is in the log books.

The Miles for Meso fun run needs ham radio support.  See below for details.

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  July 9th, 2015

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 June 11th guest speakers were the FWARC's own Dave Swartz-KC7RRH and Bob Rutherford-KE7UUU.  To kick things off Dave gave a quick overview of the club's extensive system of repeaters.  He then talked about a proposal to replace the club's aging repeaters with the new Yaesu Fusion digital repeater system, which was approved earlier by the Board of Trustees.  The proposal was presented and also approved by the membership in attendance to purchase three new Yaesu Fusion repeaters.  Thereafter, Bob presented the overview of each of the club's repeaters coverage area utilizing the RadioMobile path propagation program.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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

Thank You For Renewing!

James McLain-KG7LAA (Renton)

Donald Lake-KG7HJF (Auburn)

Gregory Meister-KG7KVN (Auburn)

Cathy Niemi-K7CLN (Sumner)

Gary Anderson-KF7TBC (Kent)

Ken Dawe-KE7SIM (Federal Way)

Kris Nelson-KE7LCX (Federal Way)

Bill Balzarini-KL7BB (Auburn)

Mark Gouras-AE7NH (Federal Way)

Frank Sebastian-K7FNS (Sumner)

Greg Beeck-KD7IIQ (Des Moines)

Please Welcome!

Kenyon Luce-KG7THO (Milton)


The 4th annual Miles for Meso 5K Fun Run/Walk is scheduled to take place on Saturday July 4th.  The fun run/walk starts & ends at the Federal Way Community Center and proceeds along the BPA trail & the streets near Celebration Park in Federal Way.  Event organizers have requested the assistance of ham radio operators to oversee the course route and provide participant progress & status communications to event officials.  The funds raised from the fun run/walk go to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to support patients & their families, provide research grants, and create national awareness. Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure.  If you are interested in helping out with this event, please contact Mark-KE7AYD for more details.

Mark Freitas-KE7AYD
e-mail: ke7ayd(at)fwarc.org


Many thanks to everyone who came out to our monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, at Old Country Buffet and to our Field Day 2015 site this past Saturday.  The group set up three dipole type antennas and a vertical type antenna to operate as 3A (three transmitters as a club station).  The contacts started out kind of slow, but as the temperature heated up, so did the rate of confirmed contacts.  In addition to confirmed contacts, Daniel Stevens-KL7WM had to two hams upgrade to General Class license.  Hard to believe that last year we were pretty much drowning due to the rain.  Not the case this year.


Hams & Hotdogs continues to be well received on Tuesday's at the Federal Way Costco.  Area ham radio operators come together for lunch starting at 11am to talk shop (or not).  All folks interested in ham radio will be welcomed.  Many thanks to Emil-K6LGI for organizing this event, and to Dick-KD5HXE for keeping it going in Emil's absence.  (By the way, Costco serves more than just hot dogs.)

Federal Way Costco
35100 Enchanted Pkwy South
Federal Way, WA


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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 Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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.

1st Thursday of the Month
The Digital Communications Group meets on the first Thursday of EVEN months at the City of Auburn Annex.  If you are interested in Icom's DSTAR digital radios, or an amateur radio wi-fi network, this is the group for you.

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 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 behind the Billy McHale's Restaurant.
You guessed it, All are welcome!


IN 2015

July 2015
17th Annual Pacific Northwest Ham Radio Tailgate Swapmeet  Lewis County Fairgrounds Chehalis, WA

 July 2015
Salmoncon  Pacific Northwest QRP Group Annual Weekend Outing  North Bend, WA

August 7th - 9th
60th Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention  Everett, WA

 August 16th
Antique Radio Swap Meet  Puget Sound Antique Radio Association  Shoreline Community College

 August 22nd
Highline Amateur Radio Club Swapfest  Des Moines, WA

 September 2015
18th Annual Northwest APRS/Digital Summer Gathering  North Bend, WA

September 12th - 20th
Route 66 On The Air

October 10th
Kitsap County Annual Hamfest  Bremerton, WA

October 10th - 11th
Pacific Northwest VHF Society 21st Annual Conference  Issaquah, WA



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

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