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Mike and Key Amateur Radio Club
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K7LED - a Seattle, Washington (USA) area organization devoted to Amateur Radio Operations.
K7LED - a Seattle, Washington (USA) area organization devoted to Amateur Radio Operations.

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Field Day 2016. Marrowstone Island, Ft Flagler State Park, WA, June 24, 2016

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Awards Banquet, April 9, 2016.
Burien Elks Lodge

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Mike & Key ARC, Flea Market, March 4 & 5, 2016

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Field Day is an emergency simulation.  We hams see how quickly and efficiently we can get on the air as a team with as many modes as possible.  Preparations include a shelter- whether a tent, van, or bales of hay and a tarp.  We also gather enough equipment, food and coffee to stay on the air for 24 or more hours.  This is the ultimate simulation of emergency operations: communicating to the rest of the world what assistance and supplies are needed if any.

Field Day has also become a game, as well.  The rules are set up by ARRL.  Other information is at this web page.  Points are earned for contacts completed and properly logged.  Radio clubs in the Americas compete.

For the non-Ham friend or family member, it's a chance to get away and have time for a favorite book or craft while the Ham is happily sending out CQ's (a radio term meaning "calling anyone/anywhere") over the air.  All of this effort goes into contacting other hams to get extra points for talking to a rare DX (distant country) or a mobile rig.

Each local club celebrates Field Day in its own way." Check with your nearest Amateur Radio Club and find out what activities they're planning for Field Day." Even if you do not actively participate, you can stop by and give them point credits for visitors.

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3rd SATURDAY   (Walk-ins allowed)
Register 12:30 PM, Testing 1:00 PM
- ARRL/VEC -
Mike & Key ARC 

Contact:
Scott Robinson - AG7T
(425)788-0452

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The Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club holds a General Membership meeting the third Saturday of each month.  Meetings are held every month of the year.  Currently, the membership meeting is held at the Renton Salvation Army Headquarters building at 720 South Tobin Street, Renton WA.  This location is situated at the southeast corner of the Renton airport, one block North of the Renton Parking Garage.  The building is open for socializing, coffee, and doughnuts at 9:30 AM and the meeting starts at 10:00 AM.  Membership meetings generally consist of Officer and Committee reports, a half hour program related to Amateur Radio, and a raffle.  A short break is held mid-meeting.  All persons interested in Amateur Radio are invited to attend Mike & Key meetings.

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Some pictures from the flea market
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From the VE session yesterday in Puyallup. We had two sessions; in the morning and the afternoon.
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Flea Market this weekend. It is the Club's 31st Annual Event
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