What we will be talking about at our Jul 11th club meeting:

We will review our key learnings from Field Day and preparing for Camp Pigott.  Finally there are several updates to our DStar repeaters that need to be shared with club members and start brainstorming solutions.

New postings on the web site: (1) lots of new presentations on the Scouting and Youth page; (2) Horace’s trip reports (with photos) from last year for our DStar repeaters.

We are still looking for some volunteers for the merit badge youth training at Camp Pigott in July and August. If you have some spare time and are interested in teaching some merit badge classes, drop Horace a line. We need hams to teach Radio and Electronic Merit Badges this summer!

DSTAR GATEWAY IS BACK. (we hope — it is currently under test)  The K7LWH DSTAR repeaters at One Lincoln Plaza are operational for local use and gateway connectivity. Enjoy the fun!

NEW REPEATERS! Two new repeaters are now on-line. See the repeater info on the right-hand panel. We have both a new 220Mhz and a 440Mhz repeater now available. Come to our meeting on Saturday to hear about all about it.

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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