Recent site additions, links, and announcements:
- Membership meeting is Saturday, February 15, 10:00 AM.
This is official notice that the February 15, 2014 general membership meeting of the Mike & Key
ARC is relocated to the St. Andrew’s Masonic Lodge in Renton. This is admittedly very
short notice, but the situation has come upon us with the same short notice, beyond our control.
The Masonic Lodge is just four blocks due south of our normal meeting site at the Salvation
Army. We will meet at the usual 10:00am time (though the start may be delayed a few
minutes to accommodate the latecomers). All key aspects of the meeting will still occur,
including business meeting, program (the Fleamarket orientation), and licensing exams, though
the latter is somewhat constrained on time, as we must vacate the facility by 2:00pm. We
expect the facility will be open to us shortly after 9:00am.
- St. Andrew’s Masonic Lodge
- 505 Williams Ave. S.
- Renton, WA 98055
Directions from Salvation Army HQ:
Turn onto Williams Ave. S. (the street just east of Salvation Army, one way - south)
Travel 4 blocks south to S. 5th Street
(Lodge is on SW corner of the intersection)
Cross S. 5th Street and turn into parking lot just beyond Lodge building on right.
Notice and directions will be posted at the Salvation Army, and we expect to have someone
there to actively redirect and assist attendees as needed.
- Board meeting is Wednesday, March 5, 7:30 PM.
- Membership meeting (location TBD) is Saturday, March 15, 10:00 AM.
- Board meeting is Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 PM.
- Facebook page "Mike and Key - K7LED".
- A list of Elmer Coordinators is posted on a new web page.
- Sign up for Amber Alerts online.
- Web site revisions:
- Meeting presentation May 19,2012:
"Field Day 2012" (1,115KB PDF file)
- Meeting presentation July,2011:
"Participating In Public Service Events Around Puget Sound" (173KB PDF file)
- Notes from The October 2010 meeting presentation by Matt Kozma, AE7MK,
APRS - Automatic Packet Reporting System (6,403KB)
has been added.
- Notes from The September 2009 meeting presentation by Scott Robinson, AG7T,
Basic Antenna Modeling (224KB)
has been added.
- Notes from the short class on learning CW, learn_cw.htm has been added.
- A new web page with the club bylaws has been added.
- A new web page listing contacts for other clubs has been added.
- The general layout of the pages is being revised. The major change is the
addition of the site links to the right side of the web page. Until the update is complete,
there will be a mix of web page layouts.
The Mike and Key Amateur Radio Club
is a Seattle, Washington (USA) area organization devoted
to all aspects of Amateur Radio Operation.
The club focus is helping the community through training
our members and practicing our skills through Public
This document is intended
as an introduction to the Club for new and relocated
Amateur Radio Operators in the area as well as a guide
for prospective members.
All information is subject to change and provided with
no guarantee of accuracy. (But we do our best to
keep it up-to-date)
The Mike and Key Amateur Radio Club was
initially founded in 1963 under "Pop" Brown, K7LED, and
was in existence for 5 years before disbanding due to a
lack of activity. In 1970, it was reorganized and has
remained as one of the most active and viable Radio
Clubs in the Seattle area for over thirty five years.
Activity in the Club is as varied as
the hobby of Amateur Radio itself. Within the
Club there are groups that engage in Public Service,
Contesting, DX, VHF/UHF, SSB, CW,
Construction/Experimentation, Packet, and Traffic
Handling. While the Club cannot be everything to
everybody, it does provide a base of support for most
Within the membership are many of the
prominent "doers" and "shakers" of Pacific Northwest
Amateur Radio. Members are encouraged to be "active" in
the Hobby, the Club, and the Community.
Use the navigation links at the right
to visit the rest of the Mike
& Key ARC web site.
For more information or comments, corrections, or additions to this site,
Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jim Etzwiler - KD7BAT.
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