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Federal Way Amateur
Radio Club
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The Club's Next
Monthly Breakfast
"Hams & Eggs"
is scheduled for
August 24th, 2017


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Our next club meetings are scheduled for the evening of September 12th.

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  October 10th, 2019

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 your August 8th club meeting was, again, our club President Daniel Stevens-KL7WM.  Daniel talked about emergency communications, go-kits, and displayed some of the club's go-kits.

List of our Past Guest Speakers: Click here.

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

Thank You For Renewing!

Eric Arndt-KI7FTR (Federal Way)

Greg Beeck-KD7IIQ (Eatonville)

Peter Fullmer-KE7W (Fife)

Please Welcome!

Rich Hand-K7RFH (Renton)


The Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) will be meeting at 7pm on Thursday evening September 19th.  The ECRT is the public service aspect of the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club. The ECRT was organized to provide 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 some of the fun run held in Federal Way, as well as many of the Seafair events in the Puget Sound area. 

Share Life Center
31919 6th Ave South
Federal Way, WA  98003
Talk-In Freq: 147.040+ (103.5)



The salmon are running, and you don't even need to get your feet wet to catch them.   The annual Washington State Salmon Run contest, sponsored by the Western Washington DX Club, is scheduled to take place during the weekend of September 21-22.  Also known as the Washington State QSO party, the objective of this contest is to make contact with all 39 Washington State counties, with multipliers for making contact with out of state stations.  All Contest Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 meters, can be used, and all modes, voice, CW, and digital, are authorized.  Packages of smoked salmon are offered as prizes for this on air event.

September 21st: 9am to midnight
September 22nd: 9am to 5pm
* * * Pacific Time * * *


The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club's monthly breakfast, Hams & Eggs, takes place on Saturday September 28th at Old Country Buffet in Federal Way.  Here is your chance to start your day off right with good breakfast and some eyeball-to-eyeball QSO's with other area ham radio operators.  This event is open to the public.  No ham radio license required.  No club membership required.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  Folks start showing up around 8:30am or so, and we can usually be found near the doors of the large conference room.  Come out and join us.  All will be welcomed.  Hope to see you there!

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


An Oregon ACES class is scheduled to be presented at Tukwila Fire Department's Station 51 in Tukwila, WA during the weekend of September 28-29.  This Auxiliary Communications Emergency Solutions (ACES) class involves sixteen (16) hours of classroom and online training followed by eight (8) hours of practical evaluation where the operator must demonstrate the specific learning competencies outlined for the course. This course will cover basic emergency communications topics and procedures for operating VHF/UHF voice only. Students attending this course are expected to bring a handheld amateur radio with manual, as well as proof of completion of IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 FEMA courses. Students should have a working knowledge of their radio and be able to do basic programming of frequencies and other parameters covered in the course. The Tukwilia Emergency Communications Team (TECT) and Federal Way Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Tukwila, WA. The course fee is $25 per student and includes the student workbook. Completion of FEMA's ICS 100, 200 and 700 classes are required prior to receiving your ACES certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Click on the ACES logo to pre-register for this upcoming class.

Tukwila Fire Department Station 51
444 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA  98188


Our next set of club meetings has been scheduled for Thursday evening October 10th.  We will continue to meet at the Federal Way Public School's Support Service Center (SSC) throughout 2019.  The SSC is located across the street from the south end of Celebration Park in Federal Way, and just to the east of the Federal Way Community Center.  The event is open to the public.  No ham radio license required.  No club membership required.  Just an interest in amateur radio.  The club's Board of Trustees meeting starts at 6pm, and the general membership meeting starts at 7pm.  Hope to see you there.  All will be welcomed!

Federal Way Public Schools
Support Services Center
1211 South 332nd Street
Federal Way, WA  98003
Talk-In Freq: 147.040+ (103.5)


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


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 is now a requirement, but not with the FWARC.  You don't need a ham radio license to attend, just an interest in amateur radio.  If you are not a Costco member, let the ID checkers know that you are going to the pharmacy or have an eye appointment.

Federal Way Costco
35100 Enchanted Parkway South
Federal Way, WA  98003


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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Please feel free to contact the club's president
via e-mail: president@fwarc.org

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 Thursday, September 19, 2019

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 at Funeral Alternative's Share Life Center.  Lots of free parking.
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 2019

September 19th
Emergency Communications
Response Team

September 21st & 22nd
Washington State Salmon Run (aka WA State QSO Party)

September 28th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

September 28th
Washington State Convention (Spokane Hamfest) in Spokane Valley, WA

September 28th & 29th
Oregon ACES Class in Tukwila, WA

October 10th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

October 17th
Emergency Communications
Response Team

October 26th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

October 2019
Pacific Northwest VHF Society Conference

October 2019
Kitsap County ARC Hamfest in Bremerton, WA

November 14th
FWARC Monthly Club Meetings

November 21st
Emergency Communications
Response Team

November 23rd
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast

November 30th
5th Saturday Drill

December 12th
Club meeting cancelled in lieu of our annual
Christmas dinner.

December 19th
Emergency Communications
Response Team

December 28th
Hams & Eggs Monthly Breakfast