Marine Communications

If you have an interest in radio communications, you will enjoy the camaraderie and activities of the Amateur Radio Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to promote the use of Amateur Radio and other wireless applications especially for maritime use. The Committee is open to all SYC members and guests and includes over 100 members with experience in ocean and coastal cruising, radios, antennas, power systems, communications, electronics, SailMail, AirMail, Marine SSB, Morse code, computers, DX contests, and all sorts of new wireless and telecommunication technologies. The Committee has monthly meetings (second Wednesday of the month except for July and August) and has a club station license - W7SYC.


In addition to meetings at Portage Bay, the committee has an Internet discussion group accessible on the web and operates a morning communications net accessible on 2 meters. The discussion group is hosted on a free Yahoo Groups site where members share information - you will find discussions and more up to date information at this site. The URL is

The group is only open to members and guests. To join the W7SYC group - send an email to with your Name, Call Sign (if applicable), Boat Name, QTH (location), and a little bit about your interests (e.g., studying for Tech license). You should receive a confirmation email. You don't need to have an amateur radio license to be part of the group - just an interest in radios and communications.

Puget Sound Boaters Net

About 20 to 30 operators participate on a morning boaters net. The Net meets at 0747 hours on the Puget Sound Repeater Group's main repeater on top of Queen Anne Hill at 146.96 Mhz, tone of103.5.

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