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Federal Way Amateur
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
May 27th, 2017


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Celebrate Memorial Day
May 29th, 2017


Please join us on our weekly Sunday night net at 7:30pm.  147.040 Mhz Plus Offset PL=103.5

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  June 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...  We didn't have a guest speaker for our May 8th club meeting.  Club Treasurer Craig Davis-KE7MPM talked about the club's great financial situation and Nick Sutton-N7QOR talked about the recent Treasurer's audit.  Daniel Stevens-KL7WM presented the results of the club's election.  Afterwards, Club President talked about some of the recent and upcoming projects including a microwave shot to bring internet to the club's 147.040 repeater site, and the upcoming High Altitude Balloon launch. 

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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

Thank You For Renewing!

Stephen Marth-WB7AAV (Federal Way)

Rob Chatham-AF7PR (Tacoma)

David Williams-KF7AGI (Federal Way)

Shawn Hickman-W7OMG (Federal Way)

Please Welcome!

Ronald Fonden-KG7AIC (Federal Way)


The club completed an HF Digital Workshop on Saturday May 13th at a new venue for the club.  The workshop was held at the Westway HOA Community Center in west Federal Way and covered WSPR, PSK-31, and FLDIGI.  We also touched on JT-65/JT-9 and some other popular sound card interface modes.  Many thanks to Nelson Spohnheimer-W7KVI, Mike McCoy-N7VWD, and Curt Black-WR5J for presenting their information.  And a big thank you to Craig Baker-KF7LLA for organizing the Digital Workshops.  The next digital workshop is going to be in August.  Hope to see you there.


The club's long election process was concluded at our May 11th club meeting.  Here are the results.  These electees take office on June 1st, 2017.  Many thanks to Daniel-KL7WM, Dave-KC7RRH, and Greg-KD7IIQ for serving on the club's Board of Trustees this past year.

Position   Electee
President:    Mike McCoy-N7VWD
Vice-President:    Eric Arndt-KI7FTR
Secretary:    Ellen LeVita-KE7MPN
Treasurer:    Craig Davis-KE7MPM
Trustees:    Jerry Clingan-KC7AUW
  Dick Lundstrom-W7INK
  One Position To Be Filled


The club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, will take place on Saturday May 27th at the Old Country Buffet Restaurant in Federal Way.  Here is your chance to start your day off right with a good breakfast and some eyeball-to-eyeball QSO's with other ham radio operators.  This event is open to the public.  No ham license required.  No club membership required.  Just an interest in ham radio.  Folks start showing up about 8:30am, and we can usually be found near the milk machine.  Hope to see you there!


The upcoming ECRT Team meetings of June 15th and July 20th are going to be held at a temporary location.  The temporary location will be the Federal Way Church of Christ's Teen Center located at 29904 Military Road South in Federal Way.  The club's ECRT team supports the serious side of ham radio: Emergency Communications.  The ECRT provides backup radio communications and other support to governmental and civic agencies in the times of emergency or disaster.

Federal Way Church of
Christ Teen Center
29904 Military Road 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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 Saturday, May 27, 2017

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 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 2017

May 15th-18th
Washington State Search & Rescue Conference Ferry County Fairgrounds in Republic, WA

May 27th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

June 2nd-4th
SEAPAC Hamfest & ARRL Northwest Division Conference Seaside Convention Center in Seaside, OR

June 8th
FWARC Club Meeting

June 24th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

July 13th
FWARC Club Meeting

July 22nd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

July 29th
5th Saturday Drill

August 4th-6th
62nd Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention in Spokane, WA

August 10th
FWARC Club Meeting

August 19th
Annual Clark County ARC Hamfair Salmon Creek American Legion Hall in Vancouver, WA

August 20th
Puget Sound Antique Radio Association Antique Radio Swap Meet at the Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, WA

August 26th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

September 9th-11th
20th Annual Northwest APRS/Digital Summer Gathering at Valley Camp in North Bend, WA

September 14th
FWARC Club Meeting

September 23rd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

September 30th
5th Saturday Drill

October 12th
FWARC Club Meeting

October 28th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

November 5th
Spring Forward, FALL BACK.  Move clocks back one hour to Pacific Standard Time.

November 9th
FWARC Club Meeting

November 25th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 14th
FWARC Club Meeting

December 23rd
Ham & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

December 30th
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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