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Stanwood - Camano Amateur Radio Club
SCARC

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Calendar of Events

Regular Meetings

Time:   7:00 PM.   On the 3rd Thursday of each month. Dates and locations for 2018 are as follows:

Vista Fire Station
273 N. West Camano Drive
Camano Island   Map

Stanwood Fire Station
8117 267th St NW,
Stanwood   Map

 

2018
Mar. 15th
May 17th
July 19th
Sept. 20th
Nov. 15th

 

2018
Jan. 18th
Feb. 15th
Apr. 19th
June 21st
Aug 16th
Oct. 18th

 

 

Guests are welcome anytime.

Amateur Radio Examinations

Snohomish County PUD building, 9124 271st St N.W., Stanwood.   Map

Time: 7:00 PM. On Mondays as follows:
2018: Jan 15, Mar 19, May 21, July 16, Sept 17, Nov 19.

Cost: $15. Remember to bring copies of your current License and CSCE's
For additional information, please see our Exams page.

Amateur Radio Education

Technician Class: Learn the material needed to pass the FCC Element 2 Amateur Radio License Exam! This course will cover basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. We will be using the 2018-2022 Technician Class study manual by Gordon West. The study guides for this course this year have been donated by the Camano Island Library Friends who partnered with the SCARC to make this class possible. The training is free but Pre-registration is required.
Knowledge of Morse code is not required!

The class schedule for 2019 is:

MondayMarch 11th6:00PM-9:00PM
WednesdayMarch 13th6:00PM-9:00PM
FridayMarch 15th6:00PM-9:00PM
SaturdayMarch 16th9:00AM-5:00PM
Exam: MondayMarch 18th7:00PM

Class Location: Camano Island Public Library Meeting Room - 848 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island, WA. Directions
Contact: Fred Laun at n7krn@arrl.net or 360-322-8212.

Final Exam/VE Testing takes place on March 18, at 7:00 PM
Exam Location: Stanwood PUD Office Meeting Room
9124 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292
Cost of exam: $15. Please bring photo I.D.,
Pre-Registration Required: Contact: Fred Laun at n7krn@arrl.net or 360-322-8212.


General Class: Prepare to pass the FCC Element 3 General Class Amateur Radio license exam. Course topics will cover FCC regulations, electronics circuits and theory, HF operations, grounding, safety and more. We will be using the 2015-2019 General Class Study Guide by Gordon West. The study guides for this course this year have been generously donated by the Camano Island Library Friends who partnered with the SCARC to make this class possible. The training is free but Pre-registration is required.

Knowledge of Morse code is not required!

The class schedule for 2019 is:

SundayJanuary 13th2:00PM-5:00PM
TuesdayJanuary 15th6:00PM-9:00PM
FridayJanuary 18th6:00PM-9:00PM
SaturdayJanuary 19th9:00AM-5:00PM
Exam: MondayJanuary 21st7:00PM

Class Location: Camano Island Public Library Meeting Room - 848 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island, WA. Directions
Contact: Fred Laun at n7krn@arrl.net or 360-322-8212.

Final Exam/VE Testing takes place on January 21st, at 7:00 PM
Exam Location: Stanwood PUD Office Meeting Room
9124 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292
Cost of exam: $15. Please bring photo I.D.,
Pre-Registration Required: Contact: Fred Laun at n7krn@arrl.net or 360-322-8212.


NEW! Morse Code (CW) Training Class:

SCARC will be holding an eight (8) week CW training class beginning Friday, Nov 2, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Stanwood Fire Station. Next classes will be on Nov 9, 16 and 30 (skipping the Friday following Thanksgiving). Beginning Friday Dec 7, classes will be held on Camano Island at the Vista Fire station (TENTATIVE) from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Following dates will be Dec 14, 21 and 28. We will have some keys & code practice oscillators (CPO).
If you are interested, there are some things you can be doing right now. If you have any questions, contact Jim Hartwell K7UDG at hartwell@hartwell.net or 425-308-5401.

The class will use a code generation software package that you can download for free. We highly encourage you to download and practice daily using this program. CW training program: http://www.g4fon.net/CW%20Trainer.htm Link

While we will have some hand keys loaned to us for the duration of the class, we do encourage you to have your own key/code practice oscillator or paddle/keyer. Below are some URLs to buy or build your own. Note: this is not a comprehensive list. You can search the web and find many more. Don’t worry about not having anything for the first day of class.

MFJ Iambic Paddle: https://www.gigaparts.com/mfj-564.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj5muoLKL3gIVCttkCh0k2wHFEAQYAiABEgLAs_D_BwE Link

Keyer kit (you build it—we can help!): https://www.qrpkits.com/skc.html Link

Code practice oscillator (many—both kits and prebuilt): https://www.ebay.com/bhp/code-oscillator Link

There are about 15 people signed up at present: come join us!

Amateur Radio Field Day

Field Day is now a twice a year event. Amateur Radio in the field! Field Day is an emergency operations exercise. However, it also raises awareness of Amateur Radio by the public and its value to the community in the event of disaster. The Summer event is one of the largest ham radio events of the year. The Winter exercise is a relatively new event. Come out, join in the fun, support the club and learn new skills.

January 26, 2019: Location for the 2019 Winter Field Day will be Tyee Farms, 3243 SE Camano Dr, on Camano Island. Map Those wishing to participate in this event should contact Fred - N7KRN at W7PIG@arrl.net.

June 21-23, 2019. Location for the 2019 Field Day will be Tyee Farms, 3243 SE Camano Dr, on Camano Island. Map Set-up will begin at noon on Friday June 21. The contest begins at 11:00 AM Saturday and ends at 11:00 AM Sunday. This event is open to the public from noon until 5:00 PM Saturday.
There will be a Get On The Air (GOTA) radio station for those who would like to try Ham Radio out! Families are welcome! Fun for everyone.
Contact: Fred - N7KRN at w7pig@arrl.net

SCARC Electronics Swap Meet and Hamfest

May 11, 2019. Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st St NW, Stanwood. Map

Open from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. More details on our Swap Meet page.

SCARC Board Meeting

Board Meetings are regularly held 7:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month in the Stanwood Library Meeting Room, 9701 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA

US Islands Contest

Great opportunity for the club to work together and compete. The contest objective is for non-island stations to work as many North American Islands as possible in a relatively short period (only 15 hours). For Island stations, the goal is to work other islands and as many other stations as possible. Precise rules and dates (probably in August) to be determined. In 2015, 2016 and 2018, the club operated from Camano Island (K7IOC's QTH). HF Mobile stations to act as rovers are especially encouraged to participate in support of the club. If you are interested in operating from any of the many islands, please let us know early so we may include you in our operating plans. Contact Lee Folgedalen K7IOC for more details. Also, see our US Islands page.

SCARC Officer Elections in September

Every September at the Club meeting, an election is held to select officers for the coming year. The effective date begins immediately following this meeting. Nominees may be submitted at the meeting. However, nominations by the previous meeting are encouraged.

SCARC Annual Christmas Party

Dec 20, 2018 Thursday

In place of our Club's Regular Meeting each December, we host our annual Christmas party. This year's party will be held at Stanwood United Methodist Church, located at the corner of 102nd Dr and 271st NW, Stanwood, WA. 98292.
Festivities should begin around 5:30PM with the dinner starting between 6 and 6:30. This party is open to all SCARC members, families and guests. Bring them all! Visiting Amateur Radio Operators are also invited, as well as any ARRL Officials, and BEARON's Members.

This is a POTLUCK EVENT with no restrictions on what you should contribute. Whatever dish or dessert is your favorite will be welcome!

SCARC will supply ham as the main dish as well as the Christmas Punch, coffee and tea.

Activities during the evening will likely include the following:

- Special W7PIG slide/video presentation
- Doorprize Drawings
- Live Music

This is always a fun event and we hope everyone will attend.

Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable donation for the food bank.

SCARC requests attendees to RSVP. Please include the number of guests which you plan to bring. Contact us at W7PIG@yahoo.com with your RSVP or for more information. We hope to see you there!

 

For information on other events in the area, please see this events calendar. Thanks to N7CFO.

 
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Stanwood - Camano Amateur Radio Club

W7PIG Repeater Freqs:
 70 CM441.050 MHz +5.0 MHz (446.050) PL 103.5  
 1.25 M223.880 MHz -1.6 MHz (222.280) PL 103.5  
 2 M147.360 MHz +600 KHz (147.960) PL 127.3  

Local Simplex Frequency 147.57 MHz

     Mailing Address:

SCARC
P.O. Box 941
Stanwood, WA 98292
Email: W7PIG@arrl.net
Website contact: Lee K7IOC Updated: Nov 15, 2018
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