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The Fort Wayne Radio Club is an organization of amateur (ham) radio operators in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Use the menu above to learn more or scroll down for the latest news!

Upcoming Events

Sun., May 3rd, 2015, 1:30pm
FWRC FOX HUNT
Sun., Jun 7th, 2015, 1:30pm
FWRC FOX HUNT
Sun., Jul 12th, 2015, 8:00am
FWRC FOX HUNT
Sun., Jul 12th, 2015, 1:30pm
FWRC FOX HUNT
Sun., Aug 2nd, 2015, 1:30pm
FWRC FOX HUNT
field_day fox_hunt rig_clinic tailgate_hamfest VHF_QSO_party

FWRC participates in the annual ARRL Field Day event every June.

FWRC conducts a monthly fox (hidden transmitter) hunt from March through November.

FWRC members bring test eqiupment to one meeting per year for the club's annual "rig clinic."

Every August, FWRC hosts a free tailgate hamfest.

FWRC members participate in the ARRL VHF QSO Party from an upper level of a parking structure.

KB9YKU SK

Ken Ulrick, KB9YKU, became a silent key on Wednesday morning, April 15th. No plans for Ken's funeral or service have been announced yet. We will forward that information to all when it becomes available.

Ken was a member of the Fort Wayne Radio Club. He will be missed by all.

FWRC plans repeater site open house

Fort Wayne Raio Club announces an open house this coming Saturday, April 18th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the Robison Park Substation repeater shack. If you have ever wondered what a good repeater installation looks like, why not stop out and check it out for yourself. The Robison Park system has the FWRC 76 and 875 machines and the ACARTS 255 and 390 machines. It has been recently upgraded, so it is in top condition.

Talk in will be on the 146.76 (-) repeater. If you are on your way out, give us a shout and we will fill you in on the parking and mud situation, so you know where to park. We are just south of Red Line Honda on North Clinton. Watch for construction traffic at the substation, which is undergoing a huge revonation.

We hope to see you out there!

Best regards, Steve, W9SAN

FWRC adopts 141.3 Hz CTCSS

In a departure from previously announced plans, the Fort Wayne Radio Club has adopted a 141.3 Hz continuous tone-coded squelch system (CTCSS) frequency for all its repeaters. The club previously planned to use a CTCSS frequency of 97.4 Hz but learned that some radios support 141.3 Hz but not 97.4 Hz.

The club is in the process of implementing CTCSS on its repeaters. The table below shows the status as of the date of this article.

Repeater (MHz) Repeater input CTCSS (Hz) & status Repeater Output CTCSS (Hz) & status
444.875 141.3, required 141.3, present
146.76 141.3, optional 141.3, present
146.94 None 97.4, present
146.91 None 97.4, present

The April 2015 Issue of Allen County HamNews Is Now Available

HamNewsIcon 2015 04The April 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."


Files:
April 2015 issue of the Allen County HamNews

The April 2015 issue of the Allen County HamNews in PDF format.

Date 2015-04-01 Filesize 884.86 KB Download 179

Photos of new repeaters available

FWRC members pose with the club's new VHF and UHF repeaters at the Clinton Street (Robison Park) location

Photos of the FWRC's newly installed VHF and UHF repeaters are available in a new album in this website's photo gallery.

March, 2015 meeting minutes available

Minutes of the March 27, 2014 general meeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club are available for download, using the link below:

March, 2015 general meeting minutes
Date 2015-03-28 Filesize 48.89 KB Download 59

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  3. Repeater replacement to require downtime
  4. Tracks in snow fail to confuse fox hunters
  5. Membership grace period ends soon

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