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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:
NOTE: See below.

 Jan 20 2022Apr 21 2022Jul 21 2022Oct 20 2022 
 Feb 17 2022May 19 2022Aug 18 2022Nov 17 2022
 Mar 17 2022Jun 16 2022Sep 15 2022 

At this time, a physical location is not available due to the increased spread of the Corona Virus. Please check in to our weekly VHF net for the latest news. Tentative: with a Meeting ID 836 9095 6633 and password is w7pig.

Guests are welcome anytime.

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.

January 30-31, 2021: EVENT CANCELLED due to COVID restrictions. Location for the 2021 Winter Field Day will be at the same location as last year just off of N. Can Ku Road on Camano Island. The Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) sponsors this chilly emergency communications exercise each year.
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 [email protected]

June 26-27, 2021: Location: TBD. Set-up will begin at NOON on Friday June 25th. The contest begins at 11:00 AM Saturday and ends at 11:00 AM Sunday.
For more information about participation from home, or other questions about our Field Day event, contact the at [email protected]

Come join the fun!!

SCARC Electronics Swap Meet and Hamfest

May 8, 2021. Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st St NW, Stanwood (if available). Map

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. Virtual via Zoom.

US Islands Contest

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 and 2020, 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. Also, see our US Islands page.

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 16, 2021 Thursday

In place of our Club's Regular Meeting each December, we host our annual Christmas party. For this year, we are planning a virtual meeting using Zoom. 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 CM441.050 MHz +5.0 MHz (446.050) PL 103.5  
  1.25 M223.880 MHz -1.6 MHz (222.280) PL 103.5  
  2 M 147.360 MHz +600 KHz (147.960) PL 127.3  

Local Simplex Frequency 147.57 MHz

     Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 941
Stanwood, WA 98292
Copyright: SCARC & K7IOC 2000-2021 Website contact: Lee K7IOC   Updated: Nov 18, 2021