NWAPRS serves: Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories,
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana


The Northwest APRS Summer Gatherings take place almost every year on the weekend after Labor Day in September, at the Valley Camp in North Bend, WA. COVID cancelled the SG #23 event that was scheduled to take place in 2020. We hope to get the ball rolling again in 2021 with a meeting dates of September 10-12, for our 24th Gathering.

Our hosts at Valley Camp are Thom K7FZO and Teena K9HAV Proehl. More information can be found here at the Valley Camp website.

Here's some photos from our previous meetings over the years.

Looking for group photos: 1998, 1999, 2000

SG 2001
                                                                                          Summer Gathering 2001
Summer Gathering 2002
                                                                                    Summer Gathering 2002
SG 2003
                                                                                   Summer Gathering 2003
SG 2004
                                                                                     2004 Summer Gathering                            
                                                                                    2005 Summer Gathering
SG 2006
                                                                                    2006 Summer Gathering
2007 Summer Gathering

10th Anniv SG Cake 2007
                                                                                     2007 Summer Gathering
2008 Summer Gathering
                                                                                           2008 Summer Gathering
2009 Summer Gathering
                                                                                            2009 Summer Gathering
2010 Summer Gathering
                                                                                            2010 Summer Gathering
SG 2011
                                                                                        Summer Gathering 2011
SG 2012
                                                                                        Summer Gathering 2012
SG 2013
                                                                                     Summer Gathering 2013
SG 2014
                                                                           Summer Gathering 2014
SG 2015
                                                                                         Summer Gathering 2015
SG 2016
                                                                                        Summer Gathering 2016
SG 2017
                                                                                Summer Gathering 2017
                                                                                    Summer Gathering 2018
SG 2019
                                                                                     Summer Gathering 2019 (looking for the full group photo)

In Remembrance of Former NWAPRS Members

SK Bob Donnel Bob Donnel KD7NM, of Seattle WA, passed 2009.

SK N7PLP Peter Vogliano N7PLP, of Mount Vernon WA, passed 2008. Pete was an early member of the NWAPRS and we sure enjoyed his company. He has a story worth keeping alive. I once asked him about coming to America. He told me his parents took him to the port in Italy when he was a young teen, hoping they would all escape from Italy as the Germans were advancing pre-1940. The last boat was loading, and they wouldn't take his parents, and he was entrusted to another passenger for the ride to America. Fast forward a couple of years, Pete was 16 or 17 when he lied about his age and joined the U.S. Marines in time to take part in the Pacific War. He found himself on Iwo Jima fighting for his life and the lives of his fellow Marines. On the day after the historic raising of the U.S. Flag on Iwo Jima, Pete made it to the top of the island with a new American Flag. Pete was very proud of becoming a U.S. Citizen and U.S. Marine. He was a good man.

Richard Ball Richard Ball N7RIG, of La Conner WA, passed 2014. He had a quiet demeanor and passion for APRS fun, and was a spitting image of what many of believe is the look of jolly ole St. Nick.

Bill Nadwornick Bill Nadwornick K7CTS, of Spokane Valley WA, passed 2017. Bill was a steadfast ham radio operator and tinkerer, and took a liking to APRS in the early 2000s. He would bring his RV to the Summer Gatherings along with Charlotte his wife.

SK WA7RVV  Jim Reeves WA7RVV, of Battle Ground WA, passed 2018? Jim was a founding father of NWAPRS when he converted several digis between his home in Medical Lake (Spokane) and his son Ron N7QXO in Battle Ground WA to support APRS digipeating. He and his wife Anna WA7ROS were regulars at the SG for many years and enjoyed staying in the Valley Camp cabin.

Bob King Bob King K7OFT, of Seattle WA, passed 2020. Bob was an early enthusiast and really helped promote APRS in the Puget Sound. He also co-developed the alternate VHF and UHF 9600baud APRS systems still in use today.