The January 2015 Issue of the Allen County HamNews newsletter is now available for download using the link below. This and previous issues are also available for download by clicking the "Files" link in the main menu and then clicking "Newsletters."
|January 2015 issue of the Allen County HamNews|
The January 2015 issue of the Allen County HamNews in PDF format.
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Just to make it official: the antenna for the FWRC 146.94 repeater has been relocated to a slightly lower position in its home at Parkview Hospital's Randallia campus. Due to the renovation of the Hospital, the antenna tower on top of the main core of the complex was considered too ugly, and the administration wants it to be removed. This meant that any antennas mounted on the tower structure had to be removed. Our 94 antenna was actually the second highest on the tower.
After a several-hour outage to move the antenna, The Fort Wayne Radio Club 146.94 repeater located at Parkview Hospital on Randallia Drive in Fort Wayne returned to the air at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22.
The antenna had been on a roof-mounted tower, which workers removed. It is now mounted about 20 feet lower, at the roof level.
In addition, FWRC President Steve Nardin, W9SAN reports that the repeater now transmits a CTCSS tone of 94.7 MHz. Although the repeater does not require CTCSS on its input, the CTCSS on the output will enable users to block reception of distant repeaters on 146.94 MHz.
Please plan on joining us for the 2014 Fort Wayne Radio Club Christmas Banquet this coming Friday night, December 12th, at 6:30 pm at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. The banquet will be held in Raasch Hall in the Church, which is located at 4700 Vance Ave in Fort Wayne, just south of Snider High School. All hams and their families are welcome. If you joined the club for 2015, we consider you a member now, and it would be a great way to meet and get to know you!
As usual, the banquet is a carry-in. Please bring your favorite entree, side dish or dessert to share with your fellow hams and their families. The club will provide both grilled and fried chicken, coffee, lemonade, your place settings and dinner ware. Please bring you food warm (if applicable), as we may not have many outlets to plug in crock pots or warming dishes.
There will be an optional gift exchange. Please bring a wrapped gift of approximately $10 in value, marked for either a man (OM), or a woman (YL). Include your call inside so the recipient can thank you! Please do not mark the gift as "man or woman" as this causes confusion and someone could be left without a gift!
We will enjoy a short video of events this past year made by Tom Rupp, KU8T.
Join us for fun and fellowship!