What we will be talking about at our Sept 13th club meeting:

We will plan for the DStar QSO Party and discuss our local repeaters. Immediately after the meeting we will be holding a FCC exam session @11am.  Come and get your Technician or Upgrade!

Some upcoming events you should add to your calendar:

  •  17th Annual Summer Gathering at Valley Camp near North Bend  – Sept 5, 6 and 7th;  focused on the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) and Digital Modes- Next Saturday is the big day.   http://www.aprs.org/  http://valleycamp.org/
  • DStar QSO Party– Sept. 19, 20 and 21

  • JOTA / JOTI – Oct. 17, 18 and19 2014; Valley Camp; Call N7W

  •  STEM Merit Badge Day—Tacoma Oct. 25th
  • District Merit Badge Weekend Oct 31st – Nov. 2 at Pigott

Come join us!


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!

The 220Mhz repeater on Rosehill is down.

Bob KE7JL and Don W7OXR recently to the Rose Hill site to reset the ID callsign on the 220 MHz repeater. It has been identifying with the callsign of the previous owner. Since they didn’t know the repeater controller command codes configured by the original owner, they performed a factory reset. That seemed to have worked, but the controller did not respond to default command codes as expected. Since they were unable to properly reconfigure the repeater controller, the 220 MHZ machine is off the air for now. If you have any information on the 220 Mhz repeater configuration, please drop a line to Don W7OXR.

DSTAR GATEWAY IS BACK. (we hope — it is currently under test)

Just in time for the 2014 DStar QSO Party, the K7LWH DSTAR repeaters at One Lincoln Plaza are operational for local use and gateway connectivity. Enjoy the fun!

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 .

2014 Memberships now available:

Renewal (and new) memberships for 2014 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.

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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