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

Tue., Dec 2nd, 2014, 7:00pm
Fri., Dec 12th, 2014, 6:30pm
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.

New photo galleries for hamfest, fox hunt bonfire

FWRC booth at 2014 Fort Wayne Hamfest

Two new photo galleries on this website feature photos from the 2014 Fort Wayne Hamfest and the final 2014 fox hunt bonfire. The links above will take you directly to each respective gallery.

FWRC November meeting to feature club history video

Please join us for the November meeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club this coming Friday night, November 21st, at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. We will be meeting in the Middle high rooms on the north side of the building, with windows facing Vance Avenue. Raasch hall, where we usually meet, will be taken by a seniors' Thanksgiving meal.

The presentation for the evening will be a video trip through some of the FWRC's past including clips from the ATV repeater and other activities that the club has been involved with. Jim Pliett, K9OMA, will be the presenter. Join us for a fun look into past club activities.

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FWRC membership promotion successful

Hopefully, all of you got to attend the 2014 edition of the Fort Wayne Hamfest. Let's have a round of applause again for the folks at ACARTS for putting on the best hamfest in the state!

And a big TNX to all that signed up and paid their 2015 dues for the FWRC. The "incentive" raffle radio, a Kenwood TS-440 with PS-50 supply, was a successful carrot, as we easily paid for the radio above and beyond our cost. The additional tickets did the trick!

W9SAN congratulates KC9UHU on his raffle winThe lucky winner of the radio was Robert Dean, KC9UHU. As for our membership drive we concluded with 83 hams on the books for 2015. Fantastic!

If you missed this opportunity, please take the time to fill out a membership application and send it in with your check! We had a record year in 2014 with 119 members; haven't been that high since the early 80's!

Thanks again for supporting the FW Hamfest and FWRC!

(and congratulations to Mellissa Jenks for getting her ticket!)

NWS announces Fort Wayne location of 2015 SKYWARN storm spotter training

Michael Lewis, warning coordination meteorologist at the northern Indiana office of the National Weather Service (NWS) informed me today that a location has been set for SKYWARN storm spotter training in Fort Wayne Feb. 17.

The training will take place in the auditorium of the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing, Fort Wayne. It begins at 7 p.m. ET.

The NWS strongly urges all persons who plan to attend the training session to pre-register. Persons may do so online by following this link or via telephone by calling 260-449-4663 or 574-834-1104, extension 726.

The NWS also encourages participants to complete online training before attending the live training session. Persons may access the online training by following this link.

The link below provides an information flyer in PDF format for viewing online and/or printing.

2015 SKYWARN training flyer - Allen Co. IN
Date 2014-11-13 Filesize 336.72 KB Download 160

FWRC 2014 Field Day station scores 3rd

W9TE finished third among Indiana section entrants in the 2014 ARRL Field Day event, behind Lake County and Indianapolis clubs. The FWRC entry finished eighth nationally in the 6A category. Complete results are on ARRL webpage.

Hoosier Lakes Club to lead SKYWARN Recognition Day

Ken Ledgerwood, KC9NWM sent an email message to several recipients Nov. 10 announcing that The Hoosier Lakes Radio Club will coordinate the 2014 Skywarn Recognition Day special event station at the northern Indiana Naitonal Weather Service (NWS) office near North Webster.

SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) provides an opportunity for NWS offices to recognize Amateur ("ham") Radio operators for their commitment in helping keep their communities safe.

Information about SRD is available online at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/hamradio/. The club  plans two HF antennas (One 10/60 meter vertical and one 80 meter loop). It also plans to make use of VHF and UHF antennas permanently installed at the NWS office.

Ledgerwood writes that operators are needed. Any amateur who wishes to participate should make a reservation by contacting Ledgerwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. He asks that operators provide the following information when they contact him:

  • Name
  • Call sign
  • Planned arrival date and time
  • Times availabe to operate (operators are welcome to make reservations even if they can only operate for one hour ... time slots are available throughout Friday evening, Friday night and Saturday).

More Articles...

  1. The November 2014 Issue of Allen County HamNews Is Now Available
  2. October meeting minutes available
  3. FWRC elects officers, other club news
  4. K9OMA UHF beacon slide deck available
  5. The October 2014 Issue of Allen County HamNews Is Now Available

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