Washington Amateur Radio Traffic System Net
Washington Amateur Radio Traffic System

2017 WARTS Net Picnic - July16th
2016 Board of Director Meeting Minute NOW Available - - - Scroll Down . . . 2017 Picnic Picture Are Now Avaialble. See the Picnic Page.
NEW NET START TIME 17:30 PST (5:30 PM). . .PLEASE. . . Make note and DON'T be late. . .

WARTS Net is looking for operators to help as Alternate Net Control Station (ANCS) to act as Net Control when the scheduled Net Control Station cannot take the net. If you would like to apply for this position, contact Rick W7RNB, WARTS Net Manger, either on the air or by email (his email address is lower on this page).

We have need of operators that can and will take the net when circumstances prevent the NCS from fulfilling their duties. Thank you.

QST 2018-3 WA7DUH
"The annual WARTS Net picnic for 2018 will be held Sunday, July 22nd at the Valley Campground, a very ham-friendly site deep in forest near North Bend, WA. The net will provide burgers, 'dogs, condiments, coffee and soft drinks around noon-time. Members are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert. We will have a few dandy raffle prizes so bring a couple of dollars.

To access the Valley Campground near North Bend, use I-90, Exit 34, thence northbound on 468th SE. Follow WARTS NET signs that will be posted on 468th to SE Middle Fork Rd eastbound which intersects with campground. Additional directions and a GPS address may be found on the WARTS net website-- www.wartsnet.org.

For those that enjoy camping, Valley Camp provides superb camping facilities, and several hams will arrive in the days prior to the picnic to camp. If interested, contact Valley Camp directly at 425-888-1852. Also, since there is no charge to our members for either membership or the picnic, we do request any monetary help anyone can spare for the food and park rental."

When tuning up for the net go a minimum of 5 kHz off net
frequency to avoid interfering with net operations -
Be sure to check for other stations that may be on the frequency that
you want to use to avoid interfering with the passing of traffic or other activities.
Thank you.
The WARTS Net is looking for pictures of members' stations. These pictures will be posted on the WARTS Net web site for all to see. We request that you submit no more than four (4) pictures in, preferably, JPG format (1024 x 768 pixels or larger - max 2 Mb file size) for addition to the new web page(s) and that you submit a short description of each picture including name, call sign and the subject, what's in the picture; i.e. radios, antenna, operator, etc. Please submit these pictures to our webmaster, Bill, W7ARC at   to have them included in this new section of the WARTS Net web site. Pictures are posted here.

If you have questions, please c
ontact Ken, or Bill,

Some station pictures updated - 02/19/11


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2016 BOD Minutes

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Updated October 1, 2015

Updated - February 20, 2017

Traffic Handling Tools


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Amateur Message Instructions

A Primer

ARRL® Radiogram Message Forms - PDF Format

          Handling Instructions

Instructions for handling Out-Of-Area Traffic
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3975 kHz. - 1730 (5:30 PM) Pacific Time
(lower side band)

The Washington Amateur Radio Traffic System Net (WARTS Net) is the premiere traffic net for amateur radio message traffic for the state of Washington. Since it was first founded, December 23, 1947, this net has kept a daily schedule for the dissemination of radio messages through out the state of Washington and is the gateway to messages going to Alaska and British Columbia.  It is an affiliate of the National Traffic System and the ARRL®.

This net meets every day at 1730 (5:30 PM Local Pacific Time on a frequency of 3975 kilohertz  for the purpose of handling both formal and informal traffic for stations in and around the state of Washington. All stations are invited to check in when their city is called. If not on the roster, visitor check-ins will be taken at the end of the roll call. (Winter band conditions may require a change in time)

To become a member of the net you must check-in a minimum of eight (8) times for one month then notify the Net Secretary by radiogram, at the end of that month, of your intention to join the net. (See WARTS Net FAQ for more information.)

Net Staff


Net Control Stations:

Net Manager:
Rick Beatty, W7RNB

Jim, N7SYD, Port Orchard, WA

Monday:   Helen, KF7QNS, Bonners Ferry, ID
Tuesday: Randy, AJ7B, Arlington, WA

Assistant Net Manager: 
Ken Rau, K7YR

Wednesday:  Ken, K7YR, Manson, WA
Thursday: Rick, W7RNB, Edmonds, WA
Friday: Drew, KG7SXF, Lynnwood, WA
Saturday: Bob, WB7QOU, Lynnwood, WA

Net Secretary:
Randy Mather, AJ7B

Alternate Net Control Stations:

     Don, W7GB, Moses Lake, WA
If you are interested in being a Net Control Operator, contact Net Manager Rick Beatty, W7RNB.

Ken Rau, K7YR


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Randy Mather, AJ7B

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Helen Meier, KF7QNS
                       Bonners Ferry, ID

Chuck Lund, K7VRE
                      Spokane, WA
Bill Frazier, W7ARC
                      Lynnwood, WA
Southeast/Chairman of the Board:
Steve Sterling, WA7DUH
                           Richland, WA
John Burke, W7BO
                     Woodland, WA
Net Statistics for:  

June 2018

Totals 2018
QNI (Check-ins) : 2,779 19,867
QTC (Traffic Handled): 40 333



Facts About WARTS Net

The Parasite Newsletter
WARTS Net Preamble
     Updated 02/23/2015
Code of Ethics
Warts Net Roster - Online Version (July 2018) Links
WARTS Net Roster  - Download/Print Version
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Learn NTS Traffic Handling
WARTS NET PICNIC American Radio Relay League
History of WARTS  WARTS Net Calendar
ARCHIVES WARTS Staff Station Map
PART 97 FCC Updates
Hamfests & Conventions WARTS NET Constitution
- Traffic Handling Tools -
ARRL Numbered Messages (FSD-3) Messaging - Quick & Dirty
FSD-218 "Pink Card" Amateur Message Form Traffic Handling Primer
ARRL Radiogram Form
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HX  Codes
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