Chapter Picnic July 25

July 2, 2015


The Annual SBE Chapter 16 Picnic will be held July 25th at the KOMO transmitter facility on Vashon Island!  Festivities begin at noon with free food, fun, family & friends.

If that’s not enough, the Vashon Island transmitter tour will be included after the main activities for no extra charge.  Vashon Island is home to six 50kW AM transmitters: KOMO, KIRO, KGNW, KJR, KTTH, KFNQ, as well as the historic first station on Vashon, KVI (Note the significance of the call letters!).

This year’s picnic is sponsored by our good friends at BSW with liquid refreshments provided by the folks at Hatfield and Dawson Engineers.

Directions to the picnic site and ferry schedules on the chapter “Meetings” page on the banner above.

Please RSVP for planning purposes.  Include your name and how many guests, and if you would like to take the transmitter tour.



From Seattle and North,  take the Fauntleroy – Vashon Island ferry to Vashon.  On Vashon Island, continue onto Vashon Hwy SW/Vashon Island Hwy for 3.4 mi.  Turn left onto SW 156th St, turn right onto 91st Ave SW/Anway Rd, and take the 2nd left onto SW 159th St.  You will see the KOMO towers on the left.

Ferry Schedules:

Fauntleroy – Vashon Schedule  Saturday Morning

7:35     8:25

8:55     9:15

10:10    10:45

11:15    11:40


From Tacoma and South,  take I-5 North, take exit 132 for S 38th St, keep left at the fork, follow signs for Washington 16 W/Gig Harbor/Bremerton.  Keep left to continue on WA-16 W.  Take exit 3 for 6th Ave toward WA-163 N/Ruston, slight left onto Bantz Blvd, take the 1st right onto N Pearl St and continue onto Ferry Crossing Landing Rd

Take the Point Defiance – Tahlequah ferry to Vashon. When you get off the ferry, follow Vashon Hwy for 9.4 miles through downtown Vashon.  Turn right onto SW Gorsuch Rd and take a slight left onto 91st Ave SW/Anway, and take the second right onto SW 159th St.  You will see the KOMO towers on the left.


Point Defiance – Vashon Schedule Saturday Morning

6:45     7:35

8:25     9:15

10:05    10:55

11:45    12:35



Ferry to Vashon (return trip is free)

Vehicle & Driver———————–$17.40

Vehicle & Senior/Disabled Driver—$14.80

Adult (age 19 – 64)———————$ 5.20

Senior / Disabled(age 65 & over)—-$ 2.60

Youth (age 6 – 18)———————$ 2.60