Radio Club - An Overview 

5.0 FIARC - Fox Island Amateur Radio Club WA7FI

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Who We Are:
Established in 2018, the purpose of the Fox Island Amateur Radio Club (FIARC) is to further the exchange of information and cooperation among FIARC members, and to promote radio knowledge, community, and individual operating efficiency.

The main objective of FIARC is to support and be part of  the FICRA Building Trust in its Emergency Preparedness Program on Fox Island, WA. The club is made up of a variety of members with licenses ranging from 1957 to 2020 – we welcome all HAMs and future HAMs! 

Upcoming Events:
This is kept updated per the FICRA Calendar.

Emergency Communications:
The Radio Club, call sign WA7FI, operates from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Nichols Community Center (NCC). The Club also has a GoKit for field operations in an emergency and participates in ARES and other area emergency drills. In an emergency, HAMs will staff our EOC, relay messages to agencies, support Fire and Police, and facilitate Island emergency response.

Fox Island Repeater:
The repeater operates at 440.575 output, and 445.575 input with a pL tone of 173.8Hz. The call sign of the repeater is WA7FI and will ID every 10 minutes in Morse Code.

Officers:

  • President Hal Goodell - N7NW
  • Vice-President Jim Braden – KI7CQM
  • Secretary Jane Tollett - KJ7RVR

Emergency Preparedness Net
Sundays at 7pm PST, 146.540Mhz and 440.575 Mhz repeater.

Monthly Meetings:
4th Saturday (Usually)
10am-11am at the NCC
930am – Social time

Useful Websites:
ARES – Pierce County District 5, WA
ARRL – Amateur Radio Relay League
Ham License Study

Pierce County Emergency Management
The DX News
QSO Today Podcast

Last modified on: 4/13/2024