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West Seattle ARC

West Seattle ARC

Contact Information

Club Name:
West Seattle ARC
Call Sign:
Jonathan M. Scherch KK7PW
Daytime Phone:
(206) 200-3464
Evening Phone:
(206) 755-4541

Basic Information

ARRL Special Service Club
Call Sign:
Annual Report:
Mar 02nd 2023
Meeting Time:
3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM
Meeting Place:
In-person & Zoom - Info on Website Calendar
Affiliation Date:
Oct 02nd 1947
Contest, Digital Modes, DX, General Interest, Public Service/Emergency, Repeaters, VHF/UHF
Services Offered:
Entry-Level License Classes, General Or Higher License Classes, License Test Sessions, Mentor, On-The-Air Bulletins, Repeater, Tvi/RFI Committee

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club is your best-bet for social contact or technical assistance from the local hams in West Seattle. The club has a rich history stretching back to the 1930's. We offer weekly radio nets on three club repeaters using the club call of W7AW and hold monthly breakfasts in West Seattle. 

Join us on the third Saturday of each month for our monthly in-person or video meetings, click on this link:, to join by phone, dial +1 484-544-3511 and enter this PIN: 736 469 878#

Or, you can join us for the Elmer's Breakfast & Help Session the first Saturday each month at 8:30 am at Great Amercian Bar and Diner, 4752 California Ave SW, Seattle, 98116 (map) either in person or via video, to join by phone, dial +1 484-544-3511 and enter this PIN: 736 469 878#

The club offers licensing classes to become a ham radio operator. Classes and exams are available for anyone interested in joining our community. If you live or operate in the West Seattle area, or can get to West Seattle from where you live or operate, please join us.

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club supports local community preparedness. Seattle's citizens should be preparing for a range of events from winter storms to serious earthquakes. Our members practice with local Community Hubs to relay information to and from the City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center. All members are encouraged to work with Seattle's Auxiliary Communications Service. Join us in helping West Seattle create a disaster resistant community. 

While your grandfather might have been a member of the West Seattle ARC, he might not recognize us now.. We now utilize digital communications modes which allow worldwide communication using modest antennas with only 1 watt of power, or less. You can also use CW - Help Here:   -- Start in the FISTS CW folder - then the Start Here folder - then the README First file - Enjoy!

W7AW Club Repeaters:

6m: Frequency: 53.290, Name: W7AW, Output Tone: 103.5, Input Tone: 100.0, Offset: -1.700, Mode: FM,Locator: CN87TM49OQ  (mapsatterrain)

2m: Frequency: 145.130, Name: W7AW, Tone: 103.5, Offset: -0.600, Mode: FM, Locator: CN87TM49OQ  (mapsatterrain)

70cm: Frequency: 441.800, Name: W7AW, Tone: 141.3, Offset: +5.000, Mode: FM, Locator: CN87TM49OQ  (mapsatterrain)

NEW DMR 70cm: Repeater ID: 310534, Frequency: 440.975, Call Sign: W7AW, Color Code: 2, Time Slots: TS1 & TS2, Offset: +5.000, Mode: DMR, Locator: CN87TM85SA  (mapsatterrain)  [NOTE: Not linked to other WSARC repeaters; for latest code plugs check]

More information is available on our website: 

                            or by email to


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West Seattle ARC Officers

  • Jonathan M. Scherch KK7PW

    Contact, President

    Jonathan M. Scherch KK7PW

  • Gregory Forrest Wright W7GFW


    Gregory Forrest Wright W7GFW

  • James M. Edwards WS7JIM


    James M. Edwards WS7JIM

  • Jones Melinh KI7TZA

    Vice President

    Jones Melinh KI7TZA


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