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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
August 263rd, 2014


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Our next club meeting is scheduled for August 14th.

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  August 14th, 2014

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...  At our July 10th club meeting our guest speaker was our club president Daniel Stevens-KL7WM.  Daniel talked about our recent field day activities that took place in late June.  Covered some of the new training materials he is using for his training classes.  He also discussed ham radio involvement with Seattle's upcoming Seafair, and highlighted what DRATS is all about.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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

Thank You For Renewing!

Lincoln Chambers-KF7BNZ (Kent)

Frank Sebastian-K7FNS (Sumner)

Mark Freitas-KE7AYD (Federal Way)

Richard Lundstrom-W7INK (Auburn)

Mark Bamford-W7BRT (Puyallup)

Please Welcome!

Mark Gouras-AE7NH (Auburn)


The Federal Way Farmers Market Apple Festival Fun Run is the third in a series of four fun runs in Federal Way this year.  The Apple Festival Fun Run will take place on Saturday August 2nd at 8:30 am. Run headquarters is at the Heritage Bank at the corner of Highway 99 & 324th Street. Run start/finish is at the start of the BPA Trail. FWARC radio support has been requested by the event organizers.  Hams will be deployed throughout the race course to keep an eye on the participants and to keep them on-course. Because of the increased responsibilities, we need more hams to help.  If you would be willing to support this fun run or for more details, please contact Jerry-KC7AUW.

Jerry Clingan-KC7AUW
e-mail: kc7auw(at)fwarc.org


The next Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's general meeting is scheduled for August 14th.  The FWARC meets at the Federal Way Public Schools Support Service Center located across the street from the south end of Federal Way's Celebration Park.  Our general club meeting starts at 7pm, and our Board of Trustee's meeting starts at 6pm.  All are welcome to attend.  No ham license or membership required.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  Hope to see you there!


The Highline Amateur Radio Club's annual Swap Fest & Raffle is scheduled to take place on August 23rd at the Des Moines Activity Center.  The Swap Fest includes a Country Store, refreshments, and various door prizes including a  Baofeng UV-5RC dual-band hand-held transceiver.  Doors open to buyers at 9am to 1pm.  Cost is $3.00 per person.  Talk-In is the S.T.A.R repeater: 146.660 (plus, 103.5)

Des Moines Activity Center
2045 South 216th Street
Des Moines, WA. 98198


The month of August has five Saturdays in it!  What does that mean?  That means is it time again for another Washington State EOC-to-EOC drill.  This regularly scheduled drill provides an opportunity for local hams to operate the radio equipment installed in the local area's Emergency Operations Centers and to make contact with other EOC's participating in the drill.  If you are interested in operating the radio equipment in the Federal Way or Des Moines area EOC's, please contact the Federal Way ARC's ECRT team leader Tom Stevens-KF7ZMJ for more details.

Tom Stevens-KF7ZMJ


Many thanks to everyone who came out the FWARC's Field Day site on Saturday June 28th in spite of the rain.  I think we all had a great time even when the rain was coming down in buckets.  The group put up three antennas this year.  We had 20 meter dipole, and 40 meter dipole, and an end fed vertical all up in the air.  We operated 2A with a GOTA station.  Our longest contact was to the South Cook Islands (northeast of New Zealand).  We were visited by a good handful of members from the LDS Church as well as some of our newest club members stopped by to see what Field Day was all about.  Once we fired up the grill, the rain stopped and we enjoyed lots of good food towards the end of the day.

(Click Here for More on Field Day)


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.

Federal Way Costco
35100 Enchanted Pkwy South
Federal Way, WA


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 Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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

(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 the month 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 2014

August 2nd
FW Farmer's Market Apple Festival & Fun Run

August 16th
Puget Sound Antique Radio Association’s annual Antique Radio Swap Meet in Shoreline, WA

August 23rd
Highline Amateur Radio Club’s annual Swap Fest & Raffle in Des Moines, WA

August 30th
Fifth Saturday EOC-to-EOC Drill

September 6th - 14th
Route 66 On-The-Air Special Event

October 11th - 12th
Pacific Northwest VHF/UHF Society's 20th Annual conference in Seaside, OR

November 2nd
Spring Forward, FALL BACK
Change to Pacific Standard Time
(UTC -7)

November 29th
Fifth Saturday EOC-to-EOC Drill



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via e-mail: president@fwarc.org

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