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Federal Way Amateur
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WA7FW
     
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
August 27th, 2016


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NEXT CLUB MEETING:  September 8th, 2016

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 guest speaker for our August 11th club meeting was the club's own Mike McCoy-N7VWD.  Mike talked about the Maidenhead Locator System (aka grid square system), highlighted a new club web page, and demonstrated the Voice Of America's Coverage Analysis Program (VOACAP).  The grid square system allows hams to pass along their approximate location in four or six characters.  The new club web pages shows UTC & local time clocks, when our time changes take place, and an idea of current propagation conditions for Seattle.  The links to the VOACAP web pages displays various propagation models, including point-to-point models, and propagation for upcoming DXpeditions.  Seattle Propagation Prediction.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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


Thank You For Renewing!

Richard Lundstrom-W7INK (Auburn)

Greg Beeck-KD7IIQ (Des Moines)

Please Welcome!

John Sutherland-III-KI7FCN (Federal Way)

William Stillwell-KI7FOQ (Federal Way)

Jeanne Ulrich-W7CEO (Federal Way)

John Ulrich-N7KTJ (Federal Way)

Raymond Jaggers-KI7CWX (Tacoma)

Eric Arndt-KI7FTR (Federal Way)


MONTHLY HAMS & EGGS BREAKFAST

The club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, is scheduled to take place on Saturday August 27th at the Federal Way Old Country Buffet restaurant.  Here is your chance to start your day with a good breakfast and some eyeball-to-eyeball QSO's with other ham radio operators from the area.  This event is open to the public.  No ham radio license or membership in the FWARC is required to attend.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  Folks start showing up around 8:30am and we can usually be found near the milk machine.  Come join us, all will be welcomed.

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

For FWARC club members who are interested, we will be taking a tour the Herbert H Warrick Jr. Museum of Communications in south Seattle after our Hams & Eggs breakfast.  The museum is located at a working Century Link telephone central office.  Exhibits include vintage telephone equipment, teletype & telegraph equipment, and outside plant displays.  Cost of the tour is a $5 donation.


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


NATIONAL PARKS ON THE AIR

Throughout 2016, Amateur Radio will be helping the National Park Service (NPS) celebrate their 100th anniversary with National Parks On The Air (NPOTA). Hams from across the country will activate NPS units, promote the National Park Service and showcase Amateur Radio to the public.  You can participate in two ways.  You can be an Activator and/or a Chaser.  An Activator, like Field Day, sets up and operates their ham radio equipment within a National Park or other entity.  There are currently eleven locations in Washington State to operate from.  A Chaser can operate from anywhere and makes contact with the stations operating from the National Parks entities.  Certificates are available to qualifying Activators and Chasers.  For more details, please click on the NPOTA logo above.


HAMS & HOTDOGS CONTINUES AT FEDERAL WAY COSTCO

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


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/

 


 Thursday, August 25, 2016
 


Federal Way Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 23415
Federal Way, WA  98093
moreinfo(at)fwarc.org
 



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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.

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 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 2016

August 5th - 7th
Pacific Northwest DX Conference in Portland, OR

August 21st
Puget Sound Antique Radio Swap Meet in Shoreline, WA

September 9th - 11th
Northwest APRS Summer Gathering in Northbend, WA

September
ARRL Washington State Convention in Spokane Valley, WA

October 29th
5th Saturday Drill

December 31st
5th Saturday Drill

 

 

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


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