The Mike & Key Electronics Show & Swap Meet, one of the largest annual Amateur Radio events in the Pacific Northwest, will be held this year on March 9, 2024. It is held on the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. Gates open at 9 AM and ticket sales start at 8 AM. Up to 3,000 Hams and non-Hams alike are expected to attend.
Detailed information can be found on the Mike & Key web site’s Swap Meet pages beginning at Mike & Key Swap Meet. Please note that construction is going on at the fairgrounds which will impact the Swap Meet, so it is important to check the web site now and before traveling to Puyallup to find out any last-minute information.
Our next Educational Meeting is coming up March 16, 13:30 (delayed 1 week to avoid conflict with the M & K Swap Meet). The guest will be Carl K9LA on Space Weather and Propagation, originally scheduled for January, but postponed due to Carl’s power outage.
Educational Meeting Zoom link will be provided before the meeting.
The Seattle Neighborhood Emergency Communication Hubs will hold a free clinic on April 7 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM to train Hub volunteers and Ham Radio operators in collecting and sending personal messages in the event of a disaster affecting commercial communications services. Personal welfare messages can be passed by radio while not interfering with higher-priority response and recovery traffic. Details about the clinic can be found on the Seattle Emergency Hubs web site at “I Am Safe” Clinic.
The PSRG Remote HF Station is ready! If you are a PSRG member, hold a valid FCC Amateur Radio License, and are interested in obtaining credentials to use the station, please fill out this FORM. (To register as a member of PSRG, click Membership/Join on the menu at the top of this page–even if you already consider yourself a member.)
Once submitted, a member of the PSRG Remote HF Station Admin team will reach out to you with instructions on how to get logged in and start operating.
Although we are currently reviewing the site to make it as accessible as possible, it is hard for those without particular limitations to anticipate what problems users might have in accessing parts of the site. If you notice something that could be an obstacle, please let us know. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In light of the uncertainty about when large group gatherings will be safe again, it is not a good use of volunteer time to plan for our normal events. Board Meetings and Educational Meetings will be held online until further notice. (This policy was renewed at the August 14, 2021 board meeting.)
We have added a Photo Gallery page to the website. We are seeking photos of PSRG events beginning with 2018 Field Day, especially the Annual Dinner, Annual Meeting and 2018 Picnic. If you have photos to submit, email them to K7RCH@psrg.org. (Note, if you have trouble sending them, email Rich for help.)