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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

Sat., Nov 18th, 2017, 9:00am
License exams
Tue., Dec 5th, 2017, 7:00pm
FWRC Board of Directors meeting
Fri., Dec 15th, 2017, 7:00pm
FWRC Christmas Banquet
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.

AUCTION AT FW HAMFEST

2017 FWRC AUTION

AT ACARTS 2017 HAMFEST

The auction will take place at the Fort Wayne Hamfest on Sunday, November 19th with registeration starting at 9:30 am and the auction itself starting at 10:00 am.

For buyers, registration is necessary. The Auction is CASH only, no checks or credit cards. An ATM is available at the Coliseum.

All items are sold as is. Most items have been given a brief, cursory test to determine basic function, but not a long term test. I will be updating the list shown at the bottom for test results,  if any. The list currently lists only the cosmetic condition of the gear.

Items for auction are from two Silent Key households, plus some additional items donated to the Fort Wayne Radio Club.

Please direct questions on the listed gear or photos to Steve Nardin, W9SAN, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The following is list of the available equipment. Photos will be placed on the Fort Wayne Radio Club website at WWW.FWRC.INFO under the heading of Photos: 2017 Hamfest Auction. We will be uploading and upgrading photos and the general list as we go.

Here is a listing of the equipment currently offered:

    KA9ZAZ BOB CURTS ESTATE AUCTION 2017  
       
# ITEM DESCRIPTION CONDITIONS AND COMMENTS
       
1 ICOM IC-736 SSB/CW XCVR 160-6 METERS WITH MIC PRESIDENT SPEAKER VERY GOOD
2 WYMAN RESEARCH ATV XCVR 450 MHZ GOOD
3 AEA PAKRATT TERMINAL NET CONTROLLER GOOD
4 PRESIDENT HR2600 10 METER AM/SSB/FM/CW XCVR VERY GOOD
5 G-400RC TERMINAL NET CONTROLLER GOOD
6 ASTRON VS-35M LINEAR POWER SUPPLY VERY GOOD
7 2 METER SMALL GROUND PLANE VERTICAL GOOD
8 AEA ISO-POLE 2 METER COLINEAR ANTENNA (TOTAL OF 2) FAIR; NEEDS CLEANED
9 ALPHA DELTA SHORTENED 80-40-20-15-10 DIPOLE FAIR; NEEDS CLEANED
10 TRAP  VERTICAL 20-15-10 (GUESS) FAIR; NEEDS CLEANED
11 TRI BAND YAGI 3-L TRAPPED 20-15-10 METER YAGI GOOD
12 YAESU ROTATOR ROTATOR, CONTROL, CABLE GOOD
13 CUSHCRAFT R-7 40 TO 10 METER VERTICAL; ON GROUND; DISASSEMBLED GOOD
14 KENWOOD TS-570D TRANSCEIVER 160 TO 6 EXCELLENT
15 STANDARD C5900 FM XCVR 50/144/440 MHZ WITH MIC FAIR; NEEDS CLEANED
16 KENWOOD TS-440S XCVR WITH MIC; 160 TO 10 METERS GOOD
17 YAESU FT-5100 DUAL BAND XCVR WITH MIC GOOD
18 JETSTEAM JTPS45 45 AMP SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY WITH METERS VERY GOOD
19 KENWOOD MC-85 BASE STATION MICROPHONE WITH AMP & EQUALIZER GOOD
20 MFJ-815B SWR WATTMETER DUAL NEEDLE READOUT GOOD
21 YAESU FT-2800M 2 METER XCVR GOOD
22 KENWOOD COMMERCIAL UHF XCVR WITH MIC FAIR; NEEDS CLEANED
23 MFJ-1020 ACTIVE ANTENNA AND PREAMP GOOD
24 MFJ-949 VERSA TUNER II DELUXE GOOD
25 MFJ-986 3 KW TWO KNOB DIFFERENTIAL TUNER MAIN KNOB & COUNTER NEED TO B FIXED
26 ALINCO DM-340MV LINEAR POWER SUPPLY WITH METERS VERY GOOD
27 YAESU FT-100D 160 TO 70 cm MOBILE TRANSCEIVER (ATAS-100 ANTENNA+DIPLEXER) NEEDS NEW MICROPHONE
28 KENWOOD TH-77 2 METER HT WITH CHARGING BASE NOT WORKING
29 YAESU VX-5 HT UNKNOWN FUNCTION
30 MFJ-259 1.8 TO 170 MHZ ANTENNA ANALYZER PLUS "DIPPER COILS" WORKS WITH ALKALINE BATTERIES; WAL WART DEAD
31 MFJ / HEATH CANTENNA DUMMY LOAD IN A PAINT CAN WITH FLUID GOOD; HEATHKIT DETECTOR
32 DRAKE TR-22C VINTAGE TWO METER TRANSCIEVER WITH CARRYING CASE CLEAN
33 ASTRON RS-20M LINEAR POWER SUPPLY WITH METER VERY GOOD
34 ASTRON RS-12A LINEAR POWER SUPPLY  VERY GOOD
35 DRAKE SSR-1 VINTAGE SHORTWAVE COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVER WORKS, BUT RECEIVE IS WEAK
36 SONY ICF-8650 WIDE BAND RECEIVER LW TO AIRCRAFT BAND; PORTABLE GOOD
37 DRAKE TR-72 TWO METER FM XCVR GOOD
38 COASTAL NAVIGATOR VHF-55 MARINE FM XCVR FAIR; NEEDS CLEANED
39 HEATHKIT HD-15 PHONE PATCH VERY GOOD
40 CDR LIGHT DUTY ROTATOR AND CONTROL BOX FAIR; NEEDS CLEANED
41 APELCO VXL7000 MARINE VHF FM XCVR FAIR; NEEDS CLEANED
42 PRIDE ELECTRONICS FREQUENCY COUNTER AND CLOCK (FOR CB) GOOD
43      
44 RADIO  SHACK FREQUENCY COUNTER WITH ANTENNA 100KHZ TO 1.2 GHZ VERY GOOD; NO PICTURE
       
       
       
       
  SCANNERS: AT LEAST 14 DESK AND HAND HELD SCANNERS VARIOUS
       
  CITIZEN BAND: AT LEAST 15 CB RADIOS VARIOUS
       
  COAX AND JUMPERS: A TON OF COAX JUMPERS; UHF AND BNC TERMINATIONS VARIOUS
       
  MOBILE ANTENNAS: HF HUSTLER MOBILE RESONANTORS; 2 METER & CB ANTENNAS WIDE SELECTION
       
  HEADPHONES: AT LEAST 9 WE COUNTED. OK
       
       
       
    BEN GROSE ESTATE  
       
  ITEM DESCRIPTION CONDITIONS AND COMMENTS
101 DENTRON 1KW TUNER WITH 4:1 BALUN VERY GOOD
102 YAESU FT-757GX 160-10 METER XCVR  
103 KENWOOD TS-440S 160-10 METER XCVR; RCVR DOES NOT OPERATE  FAIR, BUT CLEANABLE
104 KENWOOD PS-50 POWER SUPPLY GOOD; NEEDS CLEANING
105 KENWOOD AT-230 AUTO TUNER 160-10 METERS 200WATTS VERY CLEAN; FUNCTION NOT TESTED
106 MFJ 1275 SOUND CARD INTERFACE  FAIR
107 RADIO SHACK MICRONTA POWER SUPPLY 12 V; 2.5 AMP GOOD
108 SWAN 500CX 80/40/20/15/10 TUBE TRANSCEIVER  
109 SWAN 117XC POWER SUPPLY FOR 500CX  
110 SWAN 508 REMOTE VFO FOR 500CX  
111 MFJ 1278 MULTIMODE DATA CONTROLLER GOOD
112 MFJ 1276 PACKET TNC GOOD
113 KENWOOD MC-60 DESK MICROPHONE GOOD
114 UNIDEN BC355C UP TO 800 MHZ SCANNER  
115 RADIO SHACK HT202 2 METER HT TWO RADIOS PLUS ACCESSORIES GIVES ERROR MESSAGE
116 GE 40 CH CB    
117 RADIO  SHACK PRO 25 SCANNER  
118 MIDLAND WEATHER RADIO  
119 BEARCAT 210XL DESKTOP SCANNER  
120 WELLER SOLDER GUN   POOR
121 ANTENNA SWITCH 2 POS  
122 AMERITRON AL811H 800 WATT LINEAR 160 TO 10 METERS  
123 KENWOOD TS-430 160-10 METER XCVR  
124 KENWOOD PS-430 POWER SUPPLY FOR ABOVE  
125 MFJ 962C VERSA TUNER FRONT PANEL WEAR IS SIGNIFICANT
126 RADIO SHACK PRO 2021 200 CHANNEL SCANNER  
127 MFJ 1272B MICROPHONE / TNC SWITCH  
128 PACE P-5453 CB SWR METER  
129 BOX O' WALL WARTS    
130      
       
       
    DONATED TO THE CLUB  
       
201 MIRAGE 160 WATT TWO METER LINEAR AMPLIFIER CW/FM/SSB NICE
202 UNKNOWN 500 WATT BUSINESS BAND LINEAR; 2 TUBES; 152-174 MHZ  
203 MULTI-ELMAC BCB TO 10 METER MOBILE RECEIVER W/6 VOLT VIBRATOR SUPPLY VERY CLEAN

November fox found despite torrential rain

Nov fox hunt photo

The November foxhunt, the last one of the year, was held on 5 November, 2017. Three foxhunting teams awaited the start of the contest at Cobin Memorial Park. They consisted of the team of Charles Ward, KC9MUT, Fred Gengnagle, KC9EZP and Tim Hearld, KE8ECF, a visitor from Galesburg Michigan, the team of Steve and Linda Nardin, WA9’s SAN and LAN, and the team of Jim and Annie Pliett, K9OMA and KA9YYI plus Carole and Al Burke, WB9’s RUS and SSE. Jim was trying out a new piece of software he had acquired that depicted our GPS derived current location on a Google Maps type display and allowed him to draw vectors from our current location on the true DF bearings we were getting off the roof mounted quad antenna. The idea was that after a few bearings were taken the crossing point of the bearings would indicate the general location of the fox, i.e., it was quasi automated triangulation.

Their prey was provided by Don Glick, K9LI who was ensconced a little over seven miles from the starting point at Buckner Park off Bass Rd. The weather was very freaky around the start time of the hunt with torrential downpours occurring off and on. (Weather Underground was forecasting ¾ of an inch, just between 1:00 and 2:00 pm, and further significant downpour through the rest of the day)! With all of the rain predicted Don decided to hide the microfox in the trunk of his car rather than put it out in the park thus likely preventing (somewhat) the drenching if not downright drowning of the hunters.

As it was, Don parked his high power equipment under an open-sided pavilion which provided some protection until the rain was driven horizontally by the high winds accompanying the storm. Needless to say he got WET and cheered his pursuers on. His high power fox consisted of a 25 watt radio driving a soggy four element beam situated about seven feet of the ground.

Read more: November fox found despite torrential rain

The November 2017 Issue of Allen County HamNews Is Now Available

HamNewsIcon 2017 11The November 2017 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:
November 2017 issue of the Allen County HamNews

The November 2017 issue of the Allen County HamNews in PDF format.

Date 2017-11-02 Filesize 1.57 MB Download 105

Renew early, get an entry for a DMR radio

A photo of, and information about, the Tytera (TYT) MD-380 handheld DMR transceiver to be given away by the Fort Wayne Radio Club

The Fort Wayne Radio Club is again offering an incentive prize for those who pay their 2018 club dues prior to and during the Fort Wayne Hamfest.

This year’s incentive is a TYT MD-380 Analog & DMR 70 cm hand-held transceiver. Check your November QST for an in-depth review of this radio. DMR is expanding rapidly and is quickly becoming a major digital mode.

Some points to remember:

  1. If you are already paid for 2018, you are automatically entered!
  2. Pay your 2018 dues at the Hamfest prior to 1:30 pm on Nov. 19 and you are entered!
  3. You need not be present to win.
  4. Additional chances can be purchased for $1 each.
  5. Drawing for the radio will be at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Nov. 19 at the hamfest.

Send any questions about this opportunity to Steve Nardin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FWRC fox hunter standings: October 2017

Fort Wayne Radio Club's fox (hidden transmitter) hunters have released the table below, showing their standings going into the final hunt of the season (Nov. 5). New hunters are always welcome at any part of the season.

Hunter

October Points

Year-to-Date Points

K9OMA

0

10.33

KA9YYI

0

8.33

WB9RUS

0

5

WB9SSE

0

8

KC9MUT

3.5

29.17

KC9EZP

3.5

28.17

W9SAN

3

12

W9LAN

3

13

Alex

0

5

KC9UOQ

0

9.33

AB9IZ

3.5

6.5

K9LI

5

25

KG9FM

1

6.67

KD9INL

2

2

October 2017 meeting minutes available

Minutes of the October, 2017 general meeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club are now available for download from this website. Use the link belor or the "Files" menu above.

October, 2017 general meeting minutes
Date 2017-10-31 Language  English Filesize 99.12 KB Download 52

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