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Stanwood - Camano Amateur Radio Club

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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 18 2024    
  Feb 15 2024   Mar 21 2024
  Apr 18 2024   May 16 2024
  Jun 20 2024   Jul 18 2024
  Aug 15 2024   Sep 19 2024
  Oct 17 2024   Nov 21 2024

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.

SCARC Board Meeting

Board Meetings are regularly held on the 1st Thursday of each month. They begin at 6PM and are held in the Stanwood Library Meeting Room, 9701 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA

Amateur Radio Examinations

The Stanwood/Camano area VE testing sessions are held at 7PM on the 3rd Monday of alternating months beginning each year in January.
Location: Cedarhome Baptist Church, 29000 68th Ave NW, Stanwood, WA 98292
Our sessions are held in the ground floor classroom of a detached building on the North side of the campus. An FCC Registration Number, picture ID and $15.00 (cash) are needed to take exams. Contact:
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 27-28, 2024 – from 11 AM local time Saturday to to 11 AM local time on Sunday. Location for our 2024 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 22-23rd, 2024: Location: The Arrowhead Ranch - 615 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Set-up will begin at NOON on Friday June 21st. 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.

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 19, 2024 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. Please join us for a fun, entertaining and informative evening! This year's party will be held at Stanwood United Methodist Church, located at the corner of 102nd Dr and 271st NW, Stanwood, WA. 98292.
Festivities should begin around 5:00PM with the dinner starting abpit 6:30. This 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 ham 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
- Door prize Drawings
- Live Music

This is always a fun event. Members, friends and families are all welcom to 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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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 2000-24 Website contact: Lee K7IOC   Updated: Jun 28, 2024