Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Club Commission Program

The club commission program allows ARRL Affiliated Clubs
to retain a portion of the ARRL dues from each new member
or renewal that the club submits.

Under the ARRL Club Commission Membership Recruitment Program, clubs
retain $15 for each NEW membership and $2 for each renewal submitted
(regular and senior memberships only).

A NEW MEMBER is defined as any individual who has never been a member of ARRL or any individual who has not retained a membership for two or more calendar years prior to the application submission.

The details and forms can be found on the web at the ARRL Club
Companion page:

Monday, September 8, 2008

Clark County Amateur Radio Club, Tailgate Swap Meet

Clark County Amateur Radio Club
2nd Annual Tailgate Swap Meet
September 13th, 2008

Swap Meet10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sellers at 9:00 AM
Test Session 10:00 AM - NOON

Do you need to thin out your radio stuff? Are you tripping over junk that you don't need? Is your significant other threatening to leave you if you don't get rid of those boxes of unidentifiable radio parts that have been stored in the middle of the family room since you moved in? Are you looking for that first start up radio?

Well, do I have a deal for you! The 2nd annual CCARC Tailgate

Swap Meets will help solve your problems. As they say, one man's junk is another man's treasure, and you can find both at a swap meet.

This is FREE to both buyers and sellers. That's right FREE. No charge at all. You bring the tail gate, extra tables, chairs, pop-up shelters, whatever you need to be comfortable. This event will be held rain or shine. For more information contact Rob Haller, K7JAO at

There will also be a test session from 10:00 AM to NOON inside the legion hall. Come and take your test and buy a new/used radio all at the same time. For more information contact Wayne Schuler, AI9Q at

The 2nd Annual Tailgate Swap Meet will be held at:

Salmon Creek American Legion Post 176
14011 NE 20th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98686

Sunday, June 22, 2008

"New" Affiliated Club Coordinator Assistant

Tim Kane - K7ANE has graciously volunteered to serve as an Affiliated Club Coordinator Assistant. Please welcome him and all the individuals you have stepped up to help us all become better. The complete list of the ACC team is available on the WWA Section Affiliated Clubs google-group.

Tim is located in district 6, his email is: and his local address is 2703 50th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116.

Thanks to Tim and the rest of the ACC team for volunteering your valuable time.

When you have ideas or questions, please contact any one of us.

kim - ac7yy

PS: Have a great Field Day Weekend!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Introduction of Affiliated Club Coordinator Assisistants

I am very please to introduce the following individuals who have generously volunteered their time to serve as Affiliated Club Coordinator Assisistants.

Member Call Sign District Email Address Address City / State / Zip

Jim Smith KA7APJ 2 PO Box 167 Indianola, WA 98342
Lynn Burlingame N7CFO 6 15621 SE 26TH ST BELLEVUE, WA 98008
Grant Hopper KB7WSD 1 PO BOX 3318 Everett, WA 98213
Roger Meneses KN6DC 3 PO BOX 205 Aberdeen, WA 98520
Don Drake KD7FEC 5 101 S 131st St Parkland, WA 98444
Bryan Cardoza KE7TBG 6 PO BOX 2752 Redmond, WA 98073
Davina Nolten KE7JQV 5 137 Mirror Lake Park Federal Way, WA 98023

Kim - AC7YY

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Attention to All Club Officers

Monte Simpson - K2MLS has been asked to implement some new goals of the WWA Section in his role as Assistant Section Manager.

These new goals are:

1. Develop and implement youth outreach program.
2. Attract more people young/old and in between to become involved in the hobby
3. Attract more hams to the ARRL

He would like to hear from you what programs you may have in place at this time geared towards youth, the recruitment of new hams and membership in ARRL.

Please send replies directly to Monte at

kim ac7yy

Club Information and Newsletters

Want to see what other clubs in Western Washington are doing? Read their Newsletters and other info on line at the following:

WWA Clubs Blog:

Mike and Key Amateur Radio Club:

Clark County Amateur Radio Club Inc:

Radio Club of Tacoma:

Olympia Amateur Radio Society

Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society

Clallam County Amateur Radio Club:

Lower Columbia Amateur Radio Association:

Western Wahsington DX Club:

Maple Valley ARC:

Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Operators North Society:

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society Forum:

Federal Way Amateur Radio Club:

Lake Washington Ham Club:

Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society:

Issaquah Amateur Radio Club:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Special Recognition for Clubs

The ARRL is especially proud of our affiliated clubs that excel in their activities. Clubs that go the extra mile to provide on-going training and support for the benefit of their community, fall into our Special Service Club category. These extraordinary groups actively pursue all aspects of Amateur Radio: New Ham Development and Training; Public Relations; Emergency Communications; School Club Support; Technical Advancement; Operating Activities; Annual Reports, and more.

In addition to all benefits afforded our affiliated clubs, Special Service Clubs also receive the following additional benefits:

  1. Lists & labels of newly licensed amateurs in your area
  2. Eligible to appoint local Awards Managers
  3. May display SSC logos on club stationery, web pages, and club signs.

You can locate the Special Service Club(s) in your area using the web site at After plugging in your section, check the block next to "List SSCs Only" and click on the "Show Clubs" button below.

If you'd like to join this exemplary group, an application is available at