The WSARC turned out in force for the biggest ham swap meet around - 21 members in this picture alone! Several new members were down to purchase their first radio, others were expanding their capability, and some just had money burning a hole in their pocket. We hope everyone found something they were looking for [...]
Visit https://www.cqww.com/ for all the details The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) and November (CW) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.
Geographic Focus: Worldwide Participation: Worldwide Awards: Worldwide Mode: CW Bands: 160m Only Classes: Single Op Multi-Op Max operating hours: 14 hours Max power: HP: >100 watts LP: 5-100 watts QRP: <5 watts Exchange: 4-Character grid square QSO Points: 1 point per QSO plus 1 point per 500 km [...]
Geographic Focus: United States/Canada state/province QSO party Participation: Worldwide Mode: CW, SSB, Digital Bands: All, except WARC Classes: Single Op (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High) Multi-Single (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High) Multi-Multi (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High) School (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High) Mobile Single-Op (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High) Mobile Multi (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High) Rookie (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High) Youth (<13/13-17)(CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High) YL (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High) Max power: HP: >100 watts LP: 100 watts QRP: 5 watts Exchange: NY: RS(T) + county [...]
Our new location at Be's Restaurant in the Junction seems to be working out great. Please see below for pictures from the October breakfast, we had 30 people there including visitors, future HAMs and a presentation by Monte Simpson AF7PQ, the ARRL Western Washington Section Manager. He brought a special certificate and warm words recognizing [...]
Community service is a big component of the WSARC, as one of the primary missions of amateur radio. Public events such as the West Seattle Grand Parade and preceding Float Dodger 5K run need support for the runners and organizers, so radio operators are stationed along the route to report safety issues, logistic information and this [...]