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.
Gary Carlson, "W7WPR, of Retsil, WA became a Silent Key on April 14, 2016. Gary was a long-time member of the WARTS Net and others.
Wilbur J. "Jake" Otten, N7WO of Vancouver, WA became a Silent Key, May 7, 2016. Jake was a long time member and friend of the WARTS Net. He will be sorely missed. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
WARTS Net 2016 Picnic - July 17, 2016 - Valley Campground, North Bend WA. Hope to see lot's of you there. More information Here
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The WARTS net constitution and by-laws require annual elections for half of the board of directors. On even years such as 2016, the Northeast Washington Division, consisting of the counties of Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane and Stevens; the Southwest Washington Division, consisting of the counties of Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston and Wahkiakum; - are opened for nomination the last week of May, with an election in the 2nd week of June.

For 2016, nominations for the Northeast and Southwest Director positions will be accepted starting Wednesday, May 25 and closed at midnight Tuesday May 31. Both the nominee and member making the nomination must reside within the division. 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 Steve Sterling, WA7DUH. Address and email are good on QRZ and the WARTS net webpages.

When making a nomination, please contact your candidate and ensure the person is willing to serve. Elections will be held starting June 12th and will continue through June 18th. Newly elected Directors will assume their positions on July 1.

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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 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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2015 Picnic Pictures Now Available

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2015 BOD Minutes

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Updated October 1, 2015

Updated - February 2, 2014

Traffic Handling Tools


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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 Net Secretary 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:
Ken Rau, K7YR


Tad, W7EWH, Lake Stevens, WA

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

Assistant Net Manager: 
Rick Beatty, W7RNB

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

Net Secretary:
 Randy Mather, AJ7B

Alternate Net Controls:
Randy AJ7B Arlington, WA
Linn AC7XO Sunnyside, WA
Leigh Ann W7LEA Moses Lake, WA
Steve WA7DUH Kennewick, WA
Jerry KD7ADH Ione, WA
Rick W7RMH Everett, WA
Brian W7BJN Moses Lake, WA

 Ken Rau, K7YR


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Helen Meier, KF7QNS
                       Bonners Ferry, ID

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:  

Apr 2016

For 2016
QNI (Check-ins) :


QTC (Traffic Handled): 102 280



Facts About WARTS Net

The Parasite Newsletter
WARTS Net Preamble
     Updated 02/23/2015
Code of Ethics
Warts Net Roster - Online Version (April 2016) 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
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HX  Codes
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