Weekly Net – every Monday at 6:30 pm on linked 70 centimeter, 2 meter*, and 6 meter repeaters.
Early check-in is at 6:15 pm.
Social Gathering Mondays
at 8 PM on 28.420 MHz USB
WSARC Repeater Information:
Parrot/Record-Playback: PTT and press keys “12”; Wait for repeater to respond “Ready”; PTT and transmit voice test message; Wait for repeater to playback your test message; PTT and transmit “End of test” or “Clear” with your call sign.
6m: Frequency: 53.290, Name: W7AW, Output Tone: 103.5, Input Tone: 100.0, Offset: -1.700, Mode: FM, Power output: 60 Watts ERP, Comment: Myrtle Reservoir Park, 35th Ave SW & SW Myrtle St, Seattle, WA 98126 Latitude: 47.540406 Longitude: -122.378263 Locator: CN87TM49OQ (map, sat, terrain)
2m: Frequency: 145.130, Name: W7AW, Tone: 103.5, Offset: -0.600, Mode: FM, Power output: 25 Watts ERP, Comment: Myrtle Reservoir Park, 35th Ave SW & SW Myrtle St, Seattle, WA 98126 Latitude: 47.540406 Longitude: -122.378263 Locator: CN87TM49OQ (map, sat, terrain)
70cm: Frequency: 441.800, Name: W7AW, Tone: 141.3, Offset: +5.000, Mode: FM, Power output: 100 Watts ERP, Comment: Myrtle Reservoir Park, 35th Ave SW & SW Myrtle St, Seattle, WA 98126 Latitude: 47.540406 Longitude: -122.378263 Locator: CN87TM49OQ (map, sat, terrain)
NEW DMR 70cm: Repeater ID: 310534, Frequency: 440.975, Call Sign: W7AW, Color Code: 2, Time Slots: TS1 & TS2, Offset: +5.000, Mode: DMR, Comment: Westcrest Park, 9200 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106 Latitude: 47.520925 Longitude: -122.34341 Locator: CN87TM85SA (map, sat, terrain)
[NOTE 1: Not linked to other WSARC repeaters; for latest code plugs check http://seattledmr.org/]
[NOTE 2: SeattleDMR codeplugs tag Westcrest DMR channels with SSO]
[Repeaterbook: Westcrest Park – W7AW / Seattle, WA / Repeater ID: 53-17335 / WWARA FC Record ID: 5739]
Echolink and IRLP allows you to connect to other stations using the Internet. There are client applications available for computers as well as mobile devices and smart phones. Echolink currently has an iPhone as well as Android application.
The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club has direct Echolink connection at W7AW-R node number 968672, and the IRLP node number is 7312. The repeater can handle up to 10 Internet sessions. Best time to connect is before a net starts or when the repeater is quiet. Net control will occasionally stop regular traffic to allow Internet connections.
A second Echolink connection to the repeater has been provided by radio by K7LER. The Echolink call sign is K7LER-R node number *, and the IRLP node number is *. At this time, this node is permanently pointed to the W7AW repeater.
(*As of 5/7/2021, K7LER-R is offline. jw)
For more information on what an amateur radio repeater is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_radio_repeater
Here are links to WWARA, which coordinates the repeaters for Western Washington, and their daily updates to Western Washington repeaters in PDF, as well as a file compatible with the free radio programming software Chirp.
Looking for repeaters and nets in the Puget Sound Area (courtesy of Mike and Key ARC): https://www.mikeandkey.org/nets.php
Looking for repeaters and nets while traveling, then try Amateur Radio’s most comprehensive, worldwide, FREE repeater directory. https://www.repeaterbook.