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Stanwood - Camano Amateur Radio Club

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Field Days
US Islands
Special Evt
Oct 2008

Calendar of Events

Regular Meetings

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

  Stanwood Fire Station   Vista Fire Station  
  Jan 19 2023    
  Feb 16 2023   Mar 16 2023
  Apr 20 2023   May 18 2023
  Jun 15 2023   Jul 20 2023
  Aug 17 2023   Sep 21 2023
  Oct 19 2023   Nov 16 2023

Location: Stanwood Fire Station , 8117 267th St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292.
Vista Station, 273 N. West Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282.

Guests are always welcome.

Amateur Radio Examinations

Exams/VE testing: For location and to reserve your place, please contact our lead Volunteer Examiner - K7LVJ email.
Cost: $15. Remember to bring copies of your current License and CSCE's.
For additional information, please see our Exams page.

Amateur Radio Education

Training temporarily on hold.

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.

Winter Field Day: January 28-29, 2023 – from 11 AM local time Saturday to to 11 AM local time on Sunday. Location for our 2023 Winter Field Day club station will be off of N. Can Ku Road on Camano Island. The Winter Field Day Association sponsors this emergency communications exercise.
Purpose: To foster Ham camaraderie, field operation, emergency operating preparedness, and just plain on the air, outdoor fun in the midst of winter for American, Canadian, and DX Hams. Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house... get out and play some radio!!
When: Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (11am PST) Saturday to 1900 UTC (11am PST) Sunday. Station set-up may commence no earlier than 1900 UTC (11am PST) on the Friday before. Station setup may consume no more than 12 hours total. How & when you schedule/spend those 12 hours is up to you.
Bands: All Amateur bands, HF, VHF, & UHF except 12, 17, 30 and 60 meters. Modes: Any mode that can faithfully transmit the exchange intact without a conversion table... CW, SSB, AM, FM, DStar, C4FM, DMR, Packet, PSK, SSTV, RTTY, Olivia, Satellite, etc... (note FT8 & FT4 cannot)
Entry Categories: Outdoors, Indoors, or Home. More detail and the rules may be found at The SCARC is planning to have a club station on the air from Camano Island. If you’d like to join in the fun,
If you would like to participate, please send an email to

Summer Field Day: June 24-25th, 2023: Location: The Arrowhead Ranch - 615 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Set-up will begin at NOON on Friday June 23rd. The contest begins at 11:00 AM Saturday and ends at 11:00 AM Sunday.
This is another opportunity for club members to contact the club station on the air and earn the " I worked the Pig " Award. For more information about participation from home, or other questions about our Field Day event, contact the Club at

Come join the fun!!

SCARC Electronics Swap Meet and Hamfest

May 11, 2024. Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292.
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.

US Islands Contest

August 25, 2024. This is a 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) on the 4th Saturday in August beginning at 1200Z. For Island stations, the goal is to work other islands and as many other stations as possible. Precise rules to be determined. In 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023, 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. Does anyone have a boat? If you are interested in operating from any of the many islands in the greater Puget Sound region, please let us know early so we may include you in our operating plans. Contact Lee - K7IOC for more details. We need a NEW SITE for W7PIG this year! Also, see our US Islands page.
Note: everyone, especially those living on Camano Island and other nearby islands are strongly encouraged to make at least one contact with W7PIG during this contest. Club members are eligible for the " I worked the Pig " Award. See the Awards page for more details.

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 14, 2023 Thursday

In place of our Club's Regular Meeting each December, we host our annual Christmas party. Presentations include the year in review. There will probably be an interactive game. Perhaps a raffle. "Tune in"' this evening at 7:00 pm to see and share the fun!


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

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W7PIG Repeater Freqs:

  70 CM 441.050 MHz +5.0 MHz (446.050) PL 127.3  
  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 Wires-X

Local Simplex Frequency 147.57 MHz
     Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 941
Stanwood, WA 98292
Copyright: SCARC & K7IOC 2000-2023 Website contact: Lee K7IOC   Updated: Nov 21, 2023