Category Archives: Updates

Bob Nielsen, N7XY, SK

It is with deep sadness that the Nielsen family announces the passing of Bob Nielsen. Bob died peacefully of natural causes on Friday, October 9th, sitting in his favorite chair, at the age of 81. His family is planning a memorial service for sometime in August 2021. Bob lived an amazing life and was married to the love… Read More »

2020 W7PHO Scholar Selected

The ARRL Foundation notified us and we are proud to announce the selection of the winner of the 2020 Bill Bennett/W7PHO Memorial Scholarship. Adrianne V Morrill, N7HYD, ex-KD7HYD of Spokane is this year’s selectee. She has been licensed since 2014, and is from a ham family that includes David/AE7DM and Mark/NA7AM. Adrianne has already been on a DXpedition!… Read More »

Sharing Your Success

One of the joys of DX’ing, is feeling that rush we get after working a new one, getting a new LOTW confirmation, or finding an envelope from afar in our mail box. The result of our efforts is a collection of certificates, plaques and cards that we proudly display on our shack walls confirming our success. But it’s… Read More »

The New Repeater

If you recently keyed the club’s 147.00 machine, you may have noticed the signal’s different. Hopefully, you’ve seen an improved RF signal. You may have also noticed the audio quality’s improved. So what’s changed? After many months of polls, debates, and plans, we’ve taken action. The old Kenwood repeater was running at 25w from a site at Maple… Read More »

Salmon Run 2020 Sponsors Selected!

The community response to our request for award plaque sponsors for the 2020 Salmon Run was both quick and overwhelming. Within hours, we had volunteers in a virtual “pileup” and filled all the vacancies. We even added an award! Here’s the SR sponsors and their awards for the 2020 contest:  2020 Sponsor                                           Award Stanwood Camano ARC WA Single-Op… Read More »

Salmon Run Award Sponsors Wanted

WWDXC is looking for clubs or individuals to sponsor 2020 Salmon Run Contest Awards.   The cost of sponsoring an award is $50.  WWDXC will order all of the plaques (including the EWA SO LP Mixed award), and we will deliver or ship the plaques to the winners.  Individuals are welcome and encouraged to sponsor awards, but this year… Read More »

The Repeater Story and The Survey

For those who were unable to attend the February membership meeting, we were briefed on both the status of our 147.00 repeater and where things are progressing in Puget Sound for repeaters in general.  Much of what came to light was a surprise for many of us. First, here’s the present status of our WWDXC 147.00 repeater.  The… Read More »

W7EJS, SK

The following is reported by Mike/N7WA. “I regret to announce that Ernest had a heart attack Friday during the first hours of the <Mike & Key Club Puyallup> Swap Meet setup. Bystander CPR was started immediately and fairground personnel showed up immediately with their defibrillator. They did manage to give him one shock before Central-Pierce showed up with… Read More »

A Moment of Silence

The minutes of the January meeting of the ARRL Board of Directors will be published later today, but a draft has been kindly provided by one of our Club’s members. Please note that the League’s official record now includes two of our Silent Keys, Chuck and Joe. <quote> 2. A moment of silence was offered in memory of… Read More »