Washington Amateur Radio Traffic System Net
Washington Amateur Radio Traffic System

2014 WARTS Net Picnic - July 20th

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 constitution and by-laws require annual elections for half of the board of directors. On odd years such as 2015, the Northwest Washington Division, consisting of the counties of Clallam, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom; the Southeast Washington Division, consisting of the counties of Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Klickitat, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima; PLUS a Director At Large - are opened for nomination in May, with an election in June.

Nominations for the Northwest, Southeast and At Large Director positions are now open until Monday, June 1. Both the nominee and member making the nomination must reside in the division. There are no geographical restrictions for the At Large position for either the nominees or person making the nomination. The preferred method of communicating a nomination is during the nightly WARTS net roll call. However, nominations via formal message, email or postal mail will be accepted if postmarked no later than June 1 by sending to Guy Fiola N7YRT in Valley, WA.

When making a nomination, please contact your candidate and ensure the person is willing to serve. Elections will be held starting June 8th and will continue through June 14th. Newly elected Directors will assume their positions on July 1.

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
Harvey Williams KE7RES of Hoquiam, WA, passed away at home, Friday, May 1 at 7:30 am, after a long and courageous battle with extended illness. He is now at his reward in heaven with the Lord. He was a member of many nets, a real inspiration to us all, and will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 15 at 1:00 PM at New Beginnings Open Bible Church, 301 North B St, Aberdeen, WA. A potluck reception will follow.


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May 2015 Roster - Now Available

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2014 Picnic Pictures Now Available

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Gone But Not Forgotten

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2013 Eastern & Western WA Sections

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Updated August 19,2011

Updated - February 2, 2014

Traffic Handling Tools


 Learn How - "Quick & Dirty"

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. - 1800 (6:00 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 1800 (6:00 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 Asst. Net Manager 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:
Guy Fiola, N7YRT


Brian, W7BJN, Moses Lake, WA

Monday:   Helen, KF7QNS, Bonners Ferry, ID
Tuesday:   Rick, W7RNB, Edmonds, WA

Assistant Net Manager: 
Ken Rau, K7YR

Wednesday:   Ken, K7YR, Manson, WA
Thursday:   Guy, N7YRT, Valley, WA
Friday:  Jack, W7LD, Quilcene, WA
Saturday:  Don, W7GB, Moses Lake, WA

Net Secretary:

Alternate Net Controls:
Chuck K7VRE Spokane, WA
Linn AC7XO Sunnyside, WA
Leigh Ann W7LEA Moses Lake, WA
Steve WA7DUH Kennewick, WA
Judi K7HRW Silverlake, WA
Lynn KV7L Princeton, OR

 Ken Rau, K7YR


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Web Site Manager: 
Bill Frazier, W7ARC

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Solar Indices

                       Updated every 10 minutes

Solar X-rays:

Geomagnetic Field:

From n3kl.org         

  Propagation Status  
Solar-Terrestrial Data

Judi Robins, K7HRW
            Silverlake, WA

Guy Filoa, N7YRT
                     Valley, WA
Bill Frazier, W7ARC
                      Lynnwood, WA
Southeast/Chairman of the Board:
 Steve Sterling, WA7DUH
                      Richland, WA
John Burke, W7BO
                  Woodland, WA

Net Statistics for:  

April 2015

For 2015
QNI (Check-ins) :


QTC (Traffic Handled): 70 343



Facts About WARTS Net

The Parasite Newsletter
WARTS Net Preamble
     Updated 02/23/2015
Code of Ethics
Warts Net Roster - Online Version (September 2014) 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
                        (PDF Format)
HX  Codes
           Handling Instructions

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