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Next MCARC Meeting: 2017-10-14 Place Change! Important!

Mason County ARC - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 6:57pm
The Mason County Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Mason County Christian School, 470 Eagle Ridge Dr., Shelton, WA 98584. SEE MAP! When you park, walk to the right and down to the meeting room. … Continue reading →
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MicroHAMS Club Meeting Invitation 10/17/2017

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00pm

 

Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00 PM Location: Building 35/4561

Map:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+building+35

 

Vertical  Antennas Demystified

There’s no shortage of myths, mysteries, magic, and miracles out there in the realm of antennas — especially vertical antennas. Scott Honaker, N7SS, cuts through all the fog, bringing us facts instead.

Ham Help

If you don’t know everything about amateur radio yet, that’s OK. As a club, we have a broad spectrum of interests and experiences. Please feel free to ask questions at this part of the meeting.

Access

146.58 MHz FM simplex will be monitored for anyone who needs help finding the site or for access to the building. (Monitoring is done with handhelds, so range is limited.) If you’re running late and are locked out, please call us on the radio. We’ll send someone to let you in.

SECURITY NOTE: Anyone who does not have their own Microsoft badge for unescorted access to Microsoft buildings MUST be escorted into Building 35 and conference room 4561 by a badged MicroHAMS member. Do NOT under any circumstances attempt to “tag” onto or “tailgate” Microsoft employees entering the building. Please congregate about five minutes before the meeting outside the lobby entrance on the south side of the building. If you have a Microsoft badge, please check outside the front entrance for other club members who need to be escorted.

MicroHAMS meetings are open to club members, those interested in joining the club (see club membership policy at http://www.microhams.com), and guests of club members. Others may also attend a club meeting by sending email to the club at least seven days prior to the meeting. Space for guests is limited.

73,

Tim Myers, KK7TM

MicroHAMS Secretary

 

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Revised EOC to EOC Drill 2017-09-30

Mason County ARC - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 6:32pm
REVISED INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30 EOC TO EOC DRILL The 5 th Saturday of the month EOC to EOC drill with be held on Saturday September 30 th. The drill will commence at 9 am and conclude at 10 … Continue reading →
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2017-09-30: EOC To EOC Drill 0900-1000 146.720

Mason County ARC - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 7:09am
To recap: There will be a Mason County Division of Emergency Management /ARES EOC to EOC “check-in type” drill 30 Sept 2017 on 146.720 (the Club repeater) from 0900 to 1000. This is the first in a series of drills … Continue reading →
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Minutes: September 2017

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:25pm
Minutes this time are coming from Odlin Park on Lopez and include praise and thanks from ARISS and Island Rec.Minutes 2017-09
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PayPal Update

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:10am
We have changed the PayPal option for membership to a subscription model. This has 2 benefits. First your membership is for 12 months instead of the calendar year. Second it’s a 5 year subscription billed annually so you don’t have to remember to pay every year. Of course you can cancel any time and you […]
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Next MCARC Meeting: 2017-09-08

Mason County ARC - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:13am
The Mason County Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday, Sept 8, 2017 @ 8:30 AM at the Alpine Way Continuing Care Community in Shelton, Washington. (Coffee provided) Y’all come join us. Everybody is welcome! Remember that Testing is immediately after … Continue reading →
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Great Washington Shakeout

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 8:17am
The 2017 Great Washington Shakeout Drill is coming soon. On October 19th, 2017 you can join thousands of Washingtonians and millions of people world wide and participate in this community awareness earthquake drill. At 10:19 AM you’ll get the message to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On!”. It’s quick and easy to sign up at: SHAKEOUT When you register you’ll receive […]
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Meeting Minutes: August 2017

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:48pm
• Rob, ZL2US told us about ham radio in New Zealand. • Brendan Cowan helped us understand the Incident Command System • Large Attendance: 35 SJCARS_Minutes_August_2017
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2017 ILLW

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 2:24pm
This year’s ILLW was hampered by poor propagation as we head towards a sunspot minimum.   However, we still had a good time. Mike, N7TLL, and Ed, KD7TUN, arrived at 8am and began setting up.  Mike brought his trusty antenna rope launcher, a cut down fly rod with a golf ball on the end of the […]
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2017 6-26 Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:16am

WWDXC Board meeting June 26, 2017
Present were Adam K7EDX, Kirk N7UK, Jim K7WA, Brian N7RVD, Frank K7GSE, Rich W6RS, Walt K7ZQ, Dick K7BTW and Dennis K7DSE.
Adam opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.
Review/approve minutes
 The April 2017 minutes were approved by voice vote.
 There was no Board meeting in May 2017.
Correspondence
 H40GC DXpedition funding request was approved for $200.
 The S21ZED video is now available.
 The W7PHO scholarship for $500 was awarded to Maya Schultz KK6TBY.
Treasurer’s report
 The May report was approved as submitted.
 Cash balance 05/31/2017: $22,689.54. May income of $50.34 and expenditures of $291.66.
Membership
 Jim K7WA reports 155 active members with 102 renewals to be sent out.
 The Club welcomes new member Danny Jockisch, WA7DJ.
Old business
 The “Go To Meeting” remote teleconference software is now functional.
 The Board consensus, at this time, was to abandon the proposal for an overall Awards Manager.
 Set up volunteers for the Club picnic is encouraged.
New business
 No new business.
Monthly dinner/meeting
 The June dinner meeting attendance was approximately 25 attendees. The next meeting will be September 12, 2017 at Robs 125 Street Grill.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM
Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

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Next MCARC Meeting: 2017-08-12

Mason County ARC - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 7:56pm
The Mason County Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 8:30 AM at the Alpine Way Continuing Care Community in Shelton, Washington. (Coffee provided) Y’all come join us. Everybody is welcome! Remember that Testing is immediately after … Continue reading →
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2017 County Activity

Western Wash DX Club - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:56pm
2017 Washington State Salmon Run Activate a County

If you’re going to activate a county in the 2017 Salmon Run, please let a WWDXC officer know, or email salmonrun (at-sign) wwdxc (dot) org the information, and we’ll add it to the list! The “Activate a County List” is a way to inform hams around the world participating in the Salmon Run who to look for in the different Washington counties – and to let those of us who go out with mobile stations know which counties may not be covered. There is no requirement to operate specific bands or modes, and there is no exclusive “reservation.”

K7TQ will operate from 20 counties.  For a list with times and a map, click HERE Click HERE for a list of county abbreviations County Saturday Sunday Adams (ADA)  KK7VL KK7VL Asotin (ASO)  WA7BAM  WA7BAM Benton (BEN) N7AME N7AME Chelan (CHE) Clallam (CLAL) W7DX (RTTY) W7DX (RTTY) Clark (CLAR) Columbia (COL) N7ZUF N7ZUF

WA7BAM (perhaps) Cowlitz (COW) Douglas (DOU) Ferry (FER) K7ATK K7ATK morning Franklin (FRA)  N7VPN N7VPN Garfield (GAR) WA7BAM (perhaps) Grant (GRAN) Grays Harbor (GRAY) Island (ISL) Jefferson (JEFF) King (KING) W7DX (CW) W7DX (CW) Kitsap (KITS) Kittitas (KITT) K1TT K1TT Klickitat (KLI) N7TCO (SSB), W2FV/7 (cw) N7TCO (SSB), W7FV/7 (cw) Lewis (LEW) WU7H WU7H Lincoln (LIN) Mason (MAS) W7DX (SSB)

NX6ED (SSB) W7DX (SSB)

NX6ED (SSB) Okanogan (OKA) Pacific (PAC) KC7YE (CW)

WS7L KC7YE (CW)

WS7L Pend Oreille (PEND) Pierce (PIE) San Juan (SAN) Skagit (SKAG) W8BFX W8BFX Skamania (SKAM) Snohomish (SNO)  K7II (CW,SSB)

WA7LAW

KG7YJA (SSB) K7II (CW,SSB)

WA7LAW

KG7YJA (SSB) Spokane (SPO) Stevens (STE) Thurston (THU) N7PP (SSB,CW) N7PP (SSB,CW) Wahkiakum (WAH) KT7G KT7G Walla Walla (WAL) Whatcom (WHA) Whitman (WHI) Yakima (YAK)  KB7HDX KB7HDX

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2017 Logs Received

Western Wash DX Club - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:52pm
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2017 Washington Salmon Run!  Final List:  Logs Received

Logs have been received from the following stations.  Logs will be reviewed and scored by the Contest Committee.  Results of the 2017 Salmon Run will be posted shortly after the Log Deadline, October 1, 2017.

If you are unable to send a log to the  salmonrun@wwdxc.org  email address, you can send it directly to:
k7wa(at)arrl.net

AA3B  K7SS  N7BK  W6TK AA6SF  K7STO  N7EIE  W7AUM AA7TV  K7TQ  N7GCO  W7BJN AB2TC  K7ULS  N7IR  W7CH AB5XM  K7ZD  N7JAP  W7DK AB7MP  K7ZG  N7KE  W7DRA AB9CA  K7ZX  N7LR  W7DX AC2K  K9CW  N7LRG  W7EE AC7A  K9QJS  N7MKO  W7EEE AD7BF/P  KB1WXM  N7MZ  W7GB AD7KI  KB7HDX  N7PP  W7GF AD7QJ  KB7N  N7QMT  W7GFW AE5GT  KB9O  N7SYD  W7GKF AF7O  KC0HPM  N7TCO  W7JKC AI6O  KC0JRW  N7VPN  W7LAS AI7F  KC5DCT  N7XS  W7LKG AK7O  KC6KGL  N7ZUF  W7MCM AK7S  KC7YE  N8BJQ  W7POE HP1MAC  KC7Z  N8FYL  W7PU JA1YNE  KC9MEC  N8II  W7QC K0EJ  KD6TR  N9HDE  W7SLS K0HNC  KD7PCE  N9NA  W7SXM K0IO  KD9GJV  N9NBC  W7TAO K0MPH  KE0EK  N9NM  W7VP K0OO  KE0LCS  ND3D  W7VXS K0RJW  KE0TT  NF8M  W7WA K0TC  KE3ZT  NG7W  W7WMO K0VXU  KE7ZAC  NG7Z  W7YKM K2SSS  KF3G  NJ4Q  W7ZZ K3PA  KF4EKA  NN0U  W8BFX K3TN  KF4QFJ  NN6DX  W8BZY K3TW  KF5ZPL  NN7F  W8IQ K3VED  KF7U  NW0M  W8KNO K3WJV  KF8MZ  NW7E  W9PL/7 K4AKK  KG4NIH  NX4N  W9WB K4BAI  KG7KCD  NX6ED  WA0LIF K4GM  KG7SSZ  NY9P  WA0LJM K4VBM  KG7YJA  VE2GT  WA1SAY K4WW  KH6GMP  VE3AYR  WA2JQZ K4XU  KH6Y  VE3KP  WA5SOG K5IX  KI0I  VE3NR  WA6KHK K5TIA  KI4MZC  VE3PQ  WA7CPA K5TRI/7  KI7Y  VE3TW  WA7DUH K5ZG  KJ4KKD  VE7RAC  WA7LAW K6CSL  KJ4WD  W0BH  WA7NCL K6GHA  KK4BZ  W0YJT  WA7NWL K6XX  KK4WX  W1ARY  WA7PRC K6ZY  KK7UF  W1END  WA7SRZ K7ATK  KK7VL  W1KDA  WA8ZBT K7AZT  KM4IAJ  W2CVW  WB0MQA K7CHC  KM6I  W2RR  WB7NZI K7DSE  KN0W  W4ANT  WB9HFK K7GS  KN4Y  W4KW  WC7Q K7HKR  KN7T  W4LDA  WD8RYC K7IA  KT7G  W4LID  WE6C K7II  KX7L  W4NBS  WG7X K7JNA  N0AC  W4ZPR  WJ9B K7JSG  N0CVW  W5DRR  WM5F K7KFB  N0MII  W5QLF  WN6K K7LVJ  N1NN  W5TCB  WQ6X K7MM  N1SOH  W5TM  WS7L K7MY  N3CKI  W6GMT  WU7H K7OX  N5AJD  W6KY  WW7D/M K7QG  N6HCN  W6RKE  WW7LW K7RI  N6MZ  W6SFI  WZ6ZZ K7RLD  N7AHE  W6SX  K7SEL  N7AME  W6SZN/7
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2017 Salmon Run Awards

Western Wash DX Club - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:41pm
2017 Salmon Run Awards Participant Certificates (emailed PDF):

All Entries

Winner Certificates:

State Winners, DX Entity Winners, Washington County Winners, and Clean Sweep (All 39 County) Winners

Smoked Salmon Awards: (there will be duplicates, only one Salmon Award per Entry) Out of Washington:  (14)

First Call Area Single Operator
Second Call Area Single Operator
Third Call Area Single Operator
Fourth Call Area Single Operator
Fifth Call Area Single Operator
Sixth Call Area Single Operator
Seventh Call Area Single Operator
Eighth Call Area Single Operator
Ninth Call Area Single Operator
Tenth Call Area Single Operator
Out of Washington Multi Operator
Out of Washington High Power
Out of Washington Low Power
Out of Washington QRP

In Washington:  (16)

Single Operator High Power
Single Operator Low Power
Single Operator QRP
Single Operator CW
Single Operator SSB
Single Operator Digital
Single Operator Mixed Mode
Multi Operator Single Transmitter
Expedition – Single Operator
Expedition – Multi Operator 1 Transmitter
Expedition – Multi Operator 2 Transmitter
Washington Mobile
Washington Mobile – Most Counties Activated
Washington Club Station – Multi Operator 1 Transmitter
Washington Club Station – Multi Operator 2 Transmitter
Washington Club Aggregate Score

Only one Smoked Salmon Award per Entry
8 oz packages (Multi-Op winners)
4 oz packages (Single-Op winners)
Minimum Number of QSO’s for Salmon Awards:  Out of WA: 50 In WA: 100

Sponsored Plaques:

Kip Edwards W6SZN:  Single Operator High Power Mixed Mode, Out of Washington,
2017 Winner:  WA6KHK

Kirk Bellar N7UK:  Single Operator Low Power, Out of Washington

Spokane DX Association:  Single Operator Low Power Mixed Mode, Eastern Washington,
2017 Winner:  K7GS

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2017 Salmon Run Information

Western Wash DX Club - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:36pm
2017 Salmon Run Information: Dates and Times: Saturday, September 16th:  9:00 a.m. to midnight PDT  (1600Z to 0700Z) Sunday, September 17th:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT (1600Z to 2400Z) Salmon Run Rules Washington County List
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Excessive Heat Watch For This Week

Mason County ARC - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 7:47pm
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Seattle WA 335 PM PDT Sun Jul 30 2017 WAZ504-507-509-511-512-555-556-558-559-311200- /O.CON.KSEW.EH.A.0001.170801T2100Z-170805T0400Z/ Southwest Interior-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area- Hood Canal Area-Lower Chehalis Valley Area- East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity- Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity- … Continue reading →
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Meeting Minutes: July 2017

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 10:32am
Highlights of the meeting: • Field Day reports • Announcements • Volunteer  Opportunities • Local ham radio news • Presentation: Propagation and Fun Facts SJCARS_Minutes_July_2017
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2017-07-29: EOC to EOC Drill 1000-1200

Mason County ARC - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 3:55pm
This Saturday July 29th is an EOC to EOC drill. (Emergency Operating Center) The time is from 10 AM – 12 Noon. All are asked to participate. Please check in using your name & phonetic spelling of call sign. I … Continue reading →
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Local news about Amateur Radio

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 8:01am
It appears to have turned into 10 seconds on the air but the full segment is online. http://www.king5.com/news/local/disaster/how-to-make-sure-you-can-communicate-with-your-family-during-a-disaster/457410603   How to make sure you can communicate with family during a … www.king5.com Your typical methods of communication may not work in a disaster. Scott Honaker, N7SS Communications Coordinator Snohomish County Emergency Management
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