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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

Tue., Apr 2nd, 2019, 7:00pm
FWRC Board of Directors
Sun., Apr 7th, 2019, 1:30pm
APRIL FOOLS FOX HUNT
Fri., Apr 12th, 2019, 7:00pm
FWRC General Meeting
Tue., Apr 30th, 2019, 7:00pm
FWRC Board of Directors
Sun., May 5th, 2019, 1:30pm
COUNTDOWN TO DAYTON FOX HUNT
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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.

Sly fox hides in Waynedale playground

The March fox (hidden transmitter) hunt occurred on Sunday the 3rd of March, a cold, windy, slightly overcast day that featured a bit of blowing snow. (C’mon Spring Training). The foxhunting teams consisted of the team of Jim Pliett, K9OMA and Al Burke, WB9SSE, the team of Steve and Linda Nardin, WB9’s SAN and LAN plus their grandson Alex, and the team of Don Glick, K9LI and his wife Julie.

The role of the fox in this little drama was provided by Charles Ward, KC9MUT, Fred Gengnagel, KC9EZP and Phil Hooper, AB9IZ. (This crew is widely referred to as “the Unholy Three” in God fearing foxhunting circles throughout the Midwest, and internationally, through Interpol, are known as der schlaue Fuchs).

They hid out at Waynedale Memorial Park, south of Lower Huntington Rd., across the street from Waynedale Elementary School. A nice little park.

Read more: Sly fox hides in Waynedale playground

The March 2019 Issue of the Allen County HamNews Is Now Available

HamNewsIcon 2019 03The March 2019 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:
March 2019 issue of the Allen County HamNews

The March 2019 issue of the Allen County HamNews in PDF format.

Date 2019-02-27 Filesize 2 MB Download 187

Feb. 2019 meeting minutes available

Fort Wayne Radio Club auctions gear at its Feb. 2019 meeting

Minutes of the February 2019 general meeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club are available for download from the files section of this website or by clicking the link below:

February 2019 General Meeting Minutes
Date 2019-02-28 Filesize 97.19 KB Download 49

Weather improves in time for 2019's first fox hunt

February 2019 FWRC fox hunt (hidden transmitter hunt)

The last week of January was a real struggle! Temperatures hit near record lows, pipes burst, water mains broke, and the Interstates were littered with semis that had their diesel fuel gel up. Schools missed up to four days. All this bad weather had us all wondering if having our first Fox Hunt of the year on February 3rd was going to be a bad idea! As it turns out, the weather was just great! Temps heading up into the low 50's, and the sun was shining with a gentle breeze blowing.

The 'Fox' team of Linda and Steve, W9LAN & W9SAN, had chosen to hide out on the eastern side of Allen County at Woodlan K-12 school, just to the west of Woodburn.

At 1:30pm the foxes started transmitting. During the first transmission the fox was accidently set to low power. So although the fox signal was weak at the Cobin Memorial Park start point, the assembled hunters (the team of KC9MUT & KC9EZP, the team of K9OMA, KA9YYI, WB9SSE and ride along hunter Brian Mockenhaupt, and the team of K9LI and his wife Julie plus ride along hunter KD9ITZ) heard it and started heading to the east. Progress was halted for some (more than a half hour for the K9OMA team) by a Norfolk and Southern freight train that came to a halt across several of the grade crossings on roads heading east. (Accusations that the fox team had conspired with N&S engineer Phil Hooper, AB9IZ, to use his company’s trains to impede the hunters was later proved to be fake news!)

Read more: Weather improves in time for 2019's first fox hunt

2018 Christmas banquet photos available

FWRC 2018 Christmas banquet

Al Burke, WB9SSE has uploaded photos from this month's Christmas banquet to this website's photo gallery.

2018 FW Hamfest photos available

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Photos of the 2018 Fort Wayne Hamfext and ARRL Central Division Convention area now available in the photo gallery of this website, thanks to photographers Al Burke, Steve Nardin and Tom Rupp

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  3. September general meeting minutes available
  4. September fox hides in tree
  5. July, 2018 minutes available

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