For our December 8th club meeting will be our 2nd Annual Holiday and Winter Field Day QSO party ūüôā

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At our November and December club meeting, the club will be collecting food (and gifts) for Hopelink this coming holiday season. Additional information about Hopelink’s programs is available here.

Specifically at the November meeting we are suggesting donations of the following food items:

Most-Needed Food Items:

  • Canned meals
  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • Cereal/Oats
  • Beans (dry and canned)
  • Fruit (canned, fresh or frozen)
  • Grains (pasta, rice, quinoa, barley, etc.)
  • Nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter, etc.)
  • Soup and broths
  • Vegetables (canned, fresh or frozen)
  • Cooking Oils
  • Flour and Sugar
  • Spices
  • Boxed Stuffing

Most-Needed Non-Food Items:

  • Baby items (size 3-6 diapers, wipes, formula)
  • Hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo/
    soap, deodorant)
  • Paper items (toilet paper, paper towels, zip-lock bags)
  • Household and cleaning items (dishwasher soap,
    laundry soap)
  • Pet food

Please note: Hopelink is unable to accept donations of alcohol and medications (including vitamins) as well as any used items.

Also in the news: Santa NET kicks off starting Friday, Nov 23rd at 7:30 PM (Central) on 3.916 MHz !!! Share your holiday requests directly with the big guy himself. HO HO HO

Also do not forget the Official Santa Tracker using the NORAD radar systems every Christmas Eve,
visit: http://www.noradsanta.org/

Our new monthly meeting place (albeit temporary) will be at:

Redmond Presbyterian Church
10020 166th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052

2nd Saturday of every month
@10am for the regular club meeting and
@11am for our VE Exam Session (for new and upgrading license candidates)

Updated 10-Jun-2018 — All of the repeaters at Rose Hill and Lincoln Square are fully operational.

Two interesting awards are available from the ARRL. Check them out!

First, for new hams, the ARRL has a “First Contact Award.” The award is a very nice certificate suitable for framing that commemorates your first “on-the-air” contact. This would be a wonderful surprise to send a ham when you are THEIR first contact. For more information, check out the First Contact Award page at http://www.arrl.org/first-contact

The second award is the ARRL “Elmer Award.” An Elmer is someone who provides personal guidance and assistance to would-be or new hams. While technology constantly evolves, the human interaction between hams will not be replaced and will always remain one of the hobby’s strongest traditions. As licensed hams we are all ambassadors of Amateur Radio and we should always be looking at ways¬†in which¬†we can welcome newly licensed hams and project a positive image that will attract others to ham radio. The Elmer Award is a way that you can thank your own Elmer for their time, expertise, and encouragement. Check out the Elmer award page at http://www.arrl.org/elmer-award to present the Elmer Award certificate to someone who has helped you in Amateur Radio.

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.

Interested in CW? Take a look at this document. Very cool stuff! http://www.zerobeat.net/downloads/tasrt-english.zip

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 provide Amateur Radio support to the community. Toward that end the Lake Washington Ham Club:

  • Offers amateur radio instructional classes and testing services for new and upgrading ham radio operators;
  • Trains emergency service groups in communications;
  • Offers short term loan of radio equipment;
  • Operates radio repeater stations; and
  • Owns and operates an amateur radio station.

Our club has a particular focus on youth. All of our programs have a youth component ‚Äď click here for more specifics on our youth activities.

Important: In the event of an emergency the repeaters are reserved for the Amateur Radio Emergency Services

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