It was a very successful Field Day for all involved. The Seattle station W7AW logged 980 volunteer hours and had several extra-points visitors and activities. Here's a selection of pictures from across the 3 days. You can't miss the food and hospitality tent run by the club, the food was over the top (thank you [...]
This last May while traveling on a three-week vacation to Italy and Greece, Ron, N4RDZ and Cindi KD7KSH had a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit and operate from HV0A, the Vatican’s official Ham Radio station. “I get lots of requests to operate/visit the station but yours I just couldn’t refuse the request,” said [...]
WSARC member Eric Linxweiler W7FCL led a hands on session for the 3rd grade science class at Genesee Hill Elementary School, giving the students a real taste of radio. They talked about how radio waves work, watched videos of youth in amateur radio, learned how easy it was to work a radio and get a [...]
Due to the Communications Academy falling on our normal 3rd Sunday club breakfast, we will be moving the breakfast forward to Sunday, April 8th at the normal time and at Be's Restaurant in the Junction
Due to the holidays at the beginning of April, this months Elmer's Breakfast will be moved out to April 21, 8:30 - 10:30 am, and the location will be at the Great American Diner 4752 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, tel: (425) 417-6797.
For April 2018, the club breakfast will be moved to the 2nd Sunday of the month. This is to avoid conflict with the 2018 Communications Academy on April 14 - 15. Location of the club breakfast will be at: Be's Restaurant 4509 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
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 [...]