Washington Amateur Radio Traffic System Net
Washington Amateur Radio Traffic System


2015 WARTS Net Picnic - July19th
2015 Board of Director Meeting Minute NOW Available - - - Scroll Down . . . 2015 Picnic Picture Are Now Avaialble. See the Picnic Page.
PLEASE
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.
 

QST...QST...QST ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS WARTS NET

As prescribed by the WARTS net constitution and by-laws, annual elections were recently completed. Bill Frazier, W7ARC Lynnwood will continue filling the Northwest Washington district board position. Helen Meier, KF7QNS from Bonner's Ferry Idaho will assume the At Large board position. Steve Sterling, WA7DUH was unopposed for Southeast Washington board position.

 

We must all thank Judi Robins K7HRW for her service filling the At Large Director's position for the last 2 years, plus all the other years she has served the Washington Amateur Radio Traffic System.

 

We must also thank all that accepted nominations for the open positions.  Not everyone is able to make the time or is willing to accept the responsibilities involved. And thanks to all who cast ballots.

 

Newly elected Directors will assume their positions on July 1. There will be an annual Director's meeting at the WARTS net picnic July 19th, and this will be an opportunity to meet with your representative.

 

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ATTENTION WARTS NET MEMBERS:
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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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 OFFICIALS:

Net Control Stations:

Net Manager:
Guy Fiola, N7YRT






Sunday:

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:
        Vacant











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

Treasurer: 
 Ken Rau, K7YR




 



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Director-at-large
Helen Meier, KF7QNS
                       Bonners Ferry, ID

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

Net Statistics for:  

July 2015

For 2015
QNI (Check-ins) :

3,950

29,237
QTC (Traffic Handled): 42 473
Sessions:

31

182

Facts About WARTS Net

The Parasite Newsletter
WARTS Net Preamble
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Warts Net Roster - Online Version (September 2014) Links
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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
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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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