Rain or Shine Events for 2024

Upcoming Events:

July 20, 2024 (Saturday): 9-12:30 at Cougar Mountain Park, Harvey Manning Trailhead, Shelter #1. 18201 SE Cougar Mountain Dr., Issaquah, WA 98027. Located at the Harvey Manning Trailhead, adjacent to large grassy meadow. Restrooms nearby.

August 17, 2024 (Saturday): 9-12:30 at Big Finn Hill Park in Kirkland. 8106 NE 138th St, Kirkland, WA 98034. The shelter's location is most easily accessible from the entrance on Juanita Drive, and is located at latitude 47.724968, longitude -122.237670.

September 21, 2024 (Saturday): 9-12:30 at Cottage Lake Park in Woodinville. 18831 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd, Woodinville, WA 98072. Shelter #1. We will close out the RORS events for the year where we started, this is the same space we used in March with ~45 people in attendance. Let's finish strong!

Past Events:

March 23, 2024 (Saturday): 9-12:30 at Cottage Lake Park in Woodinville. 18831 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd, Woodinville, WA 98072.  Shelter #1. We had great turn-out at this event, with approximately 45 people in attendance!

April 20, 2024 (Saturday): 9-12:30 at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland. 9703 NE Juanita Dr, Kirkland, WA 98034. Shelter #1. Another well-attended event, and the weather was gloriously sunny!

May 18, 2024 (Saturday): 9-12:30 at Wilmot Gateway Park in Woodinville. 17301 131st Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072.

No June Rain or Shine due to Field Day & Many Other Events in June.

What Are Rain or Shine Events?

Rain or Shines are a great opportunity for local hams to get together in person and make "eyeball QSOs," sometimes for the very first time! Come out to the park with your radio(s), a project you've been working on, or just yourself. The key is to enjoy our hobby together in the beautiful outdoors, and to strengthen our ham community, one interaction at a time. Lots of helpful mentors attend these events, and for many new hams, this is their first opportunity to get hands-on experience with radio equipment. It's also a great way to introduce our hobby to the public, as passersby will often take a look at our antennas and setups and ask what we are up to!

We have a very friendly and welcoming community here, and there's usually an abundance of donuts and coffee - so don't be a stranger, come on by and say hello!

For any questions about these events, feel free to contact John, W7JSM, Rain or Shine Event Coordinator, at w7jsm@outlook.com, or the club at k7lwh@lakewashingtonhamclub.org.