Our March 17th’s Tech Sharing 30-min presentation will be: “Summits On The Air: An Overview” by guest presenter Tim Nair KG7EJT. Tim is a self-proclaimed SOTA addict. He was awarded Washington State’s first Mountain Goat award, for over 1000 “activator” points — which means that he has climbed at lot of summits with his radio equipment. He is frequently heard on his HT from a few thousand feet calling on the 2M National Calling Frequency. Tim will also show us some of the specialized antennas that he uses. Come join us for a very interesting presentation with videos, pictures, and lots of SOTA stories.

After the meeting is our normal monthly exam session!

28-Dec-2017 — All of the analog repeaters at Rose Hill are now fully operational. The 220 repeater (with its new duplexer) was moved and is up and running (Thank you Don, W7OXR!!). Also at Rose Hill, the linked repeater stack on 6M, 2M, and 440 continue. The Lincoln Square DSTAR repeaters are fully operational with the G4 Gateway up and running. Enjoy!

9-Dec-2017 — Interested in trying something new? But still old? (That sounds interesting, huh!) At our “Holiday Field Day” party, Rick Beatty, W7RNB47@gmail.com announced that his 10 meter repeater continues to be available in Edmonds. Given the uneven and unpredictable propagation in the current sunspot cycle, he is interested in feedback of successful contacts with it. The repeater is at 29.68 MHz (-100 KHz offset) with a PL tone of 110.9. The repeater is available for general use and is open to all. However, you might notice that its receive frequency is outside of the Technician phone portion of the 10M band, so you will need a General license or higher to transmit to it.

Kirkland CERT takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!   Will you take it too? Drop a line to Don W7OXR if you are up to the challenge!

Interested in CW? Take a look at this document. Very cool stuff! http://www.tasrt.ca/TASRTVersions/TASRT.pdf

Club calendar now ONLINE: Click here to view (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lwhcmembers/cal) — it is part of our Yahoo group. Feel free to add or edit any entry! It is a shared calendar for the club’s use. If you update it, then please send an email to the Yahoo group so everyone knows about it(mailto:lwhcmembers@yahoo.com).

Club Yahoo group — ‘lwhcmembers’  is now ONLINE: Click http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lwhcmembers/join to join the club’s Yahoo group. It is a closed group to just club members — no SPAM — no unsolicited emails. To send email just click mailto:lwhcmembers@yahoo.com .

2018 Memberships now available: Renewal (and new) memberships for 2018 are now available. Membership is based on the calendar year and is not pro-rated. For your convenience, if you want to pay online, here is a PayPal link to process your renewal:

Many local companies, such as Microsoft Corporation and Boeing, have matching gift programs for non-profits. Contact your HR department to check to see matching donations can be made available to LWHC. Thank you for the early renewal for next year’s membership.

Note: We can only take renewals via the above PayPal link. General donations to the club are welcome but unfortunately cannot be done via PayPal. Contact the club at lwhc@lakewashingtonhamclub.org to make donations to the club. LWHC is a 503(c) charitable organization.

New to HAM radio? Do you have questions around what would be a good first radio? If so, we have a great new way to get some advice. Go to our Radio Selection Survey page and take our survey. The results will be posted to a group of the club’s HAMs who has lots of experience to help you. Here is a link.

Mission Statement: The primary mission of the Lake Washington Ham Club is to offer amateur radio instructional classes to children and their parents and to prepare these people to participate in emergency service communications groups. The Club’s secondary mission is to increase awareness of amateur radio and to promote the continued use and growth of this important community resource. In the event of an emergency the repeaters are reserved for the Amateur Radio Emergency Services  

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