OBJECTIVES OF FORT WARD AMATUR RADIO CLUB STATION (FWARC)
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club Station, where the public can see and hear live demonstrations of a radio station. Public participation will be encouraged. Historical equipment will be used where practical.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club Members Technical Expertise and assistance in the restoration and repair of the "S" Station radio room, antennas, interior communications systems, and other related equipment and facilities.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club provide training and education to the public on radio communications, including introductory courses, history of naval communications, Morse Code, and short presentations for youths.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club support school programs through tours, demonstrations and educational programs.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club support Scouting organizations by providing merit badge courses & demonstrations during sleep-overs, operating a "Jamboree On The Air" (JOTA) station, and other activities appropriate for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and similar scouting organizations.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club assist in the development, maintenance and operation of a Bainbridge Island US Naval Radio Historical Museum "S Station" or display showing the history of WWII Bainbridge Island Naval Radio Station Communications, along with vintage navy radio equipment.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club cooperate with local veteranís organizations, whose members may have served at the WWII Bainbridge Island US Naval Radio Station or other Navy Radio Station, by providing an on-the-air forum for veteran amateur radio operators.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club promote communications-related careers in the US Navy Radio Communications and other armed forces, that once had bases on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club sponsor an e-mail list, magazine and website to promote the Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club Radio Station and other publications book sales.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club provide worldwide publicity for the Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club by participating in on-the-air contests and special events. Special WWII Historical Naval Station acknowledgment cards (known as "QSL Cards") will be sent to those who provide evidence of working the ARS or hearing its broadcasts.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club provide seminars, facilities and equipment, and support capabilities for those interested in Bainbridge Island Naval Radio Station Historical documentions, collecting and repairing vintage naval radios and other amateur radio electronic eguipment for presevation.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club support fundraising and publicity activities, and solicit donations. Note that by federal law, amateur radio operators are not permitted to receive reimbursement for radio transmissions operations of amateur radios, and that commercial communications are not permitted on the amateur bands.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club act as a liaison between the Bainbridge Island Community, US Navy, Armed Forces and local amateur radio clubs in the Puget Sound, regional, national and international organizations, such as the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), other Radio Organizations and US Naval Museum and Naval Historical Radio Stations Museums.