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Stanwood - Camano Amateur Radio Club

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Field Days
US Islands
Special Evt
Oct 2008

SCARC Calendar of events

Regular Meetings

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

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


Stanwood Fire Station
8117 267th St NW,
Stanwood   Map

Jan 21
Mar 17
May 19
Jul 21
Sep 15
Nov 17


Feb 18
Apr 21
June 16
Aug 18
Oct 20

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:
2016: Jan 18, Mar 12, May 16, July 18, Sept 19, Nov 21.

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.
Morse code is not required!

NOTE: This class schedule for is tenatively set for January 2017. Dates TBD.

Location: Camano Island Public Library Meeting Room - 848 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island, WA. Directions
Contact: Fred Laun at

General Class: Learn the material needed to pass the FCC Element 3 Amateur Radio License Exam! Course topics will cover FCC regulations, electronics circuits and theory, HF operations, grounding, safety and more. The training is free but there is a charge for course materials.

2016 dates to be determined.

Location: Camano Island Public Library Meeting Room - 848 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island, WA. Directions
Contact: Fred Laun at

Amateur Radio Field Day

Location for 2016 is the Stanwood Fair Grounds located at 6431 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Map

June 25-26, 2016. Amateur Radio in the field! This is one of the largest ham radio events of the year. Field Day is an emergency operations exercise. Come out and join in the fun. This event begins at 1100 AM Saturday and ends at 1100 AM Sunday and is open to the public from noon until 5 PM Saturday.
There will be an educational program at 1PM on Saturday and a Get On The Air radio station for those who would like to try Ham Radio out!
Contact: Ward Helms, W7XM. Email:

SCARC Electronics Swap Meet and Hamfest

May 14, 2016. Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st St NW, Stanwood. Map

Open from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. More details on this page

SCARC Board Meeting

Board Meetings will be held 7:00 PM at the Stanwood Library Meeting Room, downtown Stanwood as follows:
Tues Jan 5th 2016.
The first Thursday of the month as follows:
4 Feb, 3 Mar, 7 Apr
5 May, 2 Jun, 7 Jul
4 Aug, 1 Sep, 6 Oct
The second Thursday of the month as follows:
10 Nov, 8 Dec 2016

US Islands Contest

Great opportunity for the club to compete. Goal is to work as many North American Islands in a relatively short period. Precise rules and dates (probably in August) to be determined. In 2015, the club operated from Camano Island (K7IOC's QTH). Contact Joe Thomas WA7JT for more details.

SCARC Annual Christmas Party

Dec 17, 2015 Thursday

In place of our Club's Regular Meeting each December, we host our annual Christmas party. CHANGE! This year's party will be held at Camano Island Yacht Club, 129 N Sunset Drive, Camano Island.
Festivities should begin around 6:00 PM. The 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 several hams 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 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 CM 441.050   MHz   +5.0 MHz (446/050)     PL 103.5  
1.25 M 223.880   MHz   -1.6 MHz (222.280)     PL 103.5
2 M 147.360   MHz   +600 KHz (147.960)     PL 127.3  

Local Simplex Frequency 147.57 MHz

     Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 941
Stanwood, WA 98292
Website contact: Lee K7IOC Updated: Oct 24, 2016