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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

Fri., Jan 19th, 2018, 7:00pm
JANUARY AUCTION & MEETING
Sun., Feb 4th, 2018, 1:30pm
FEB FOX HUNT
Tue., Feb 6th, 2018, 7:00am
FEB BOD MTG
Tue., Feb 20th, 2018, 6:30pm
SKYWARN TRAINING: NO REGULAR MTG.
Tue., Feb 20th, 2018, 6:30pm
SKYWARN TRAINING: NO REGULAR MTG.
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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.

At least two, excellent condition HF rigs to be sold at auction

Friday's annual FWRC auction is starting to generate some real interest! Items will include the two Kenwood HF rigs below, both in excellent condition. Everything you need to know to participate in the auction appears elsewhere on this website.

TS 440S

TS 570D

Annual club auction Jan. 19

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What: Our annual January Auction. Got some treasure to sell? Bring it out and see what you can get for it! Looking for stuff? Maybe some accessories or a spare rig? Come on out, you never know till you're here.
Where: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Avenue in Fort Wayne.
When: Friday, January 19. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. Auction begins at 7 p.m. sharp.
Who: Anyone with stuff to sell or a need to buy! If you have a higher dollar item, please send a description and photo to Steve, W9SAN, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will try to post on our website and Facebook page so that people will see and hopefully come prepared to buy!
Terms: The Fort Wayne Radio Club gets 10 percent of the selling price up to a maximum of $20.00. Cash is preferred. Checks are accepted with local valid ID (like a driver’s license). No credit cards.
Other: This is always a fun time!

2018 fox hunt season begins soon

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It’s once more time to dust off our roof-mounted mobile and hand-held direction-finding (DF) Yagis, check our DF receivers, and upgrade our maps of Allen County in preparation of the 2018 fox (hidden transmitter) hunting season. The first hunt of the season will occur in early February with hunts planned for the following dates through November:

4 February 4 March 8 April 6 May 3 June
8 July 5 August 9 September 7 October 4 November

 

Fox hunters gather near Daryl B. Cobin Memorial Park (in the former K-Mart parking lot) off Coliseum near the Lakeside Golf Course. 

Corbin Park Map

Each hunt starts at 1330, with whoever is serving as the fox transmitting a high power fox signal, strong enough to be heard at Corbin Park, on 146.430 MHz, for one minute.  After that, the fox transmits a high-power signal every five minutes, immediately followed by a low-power (microprocessor-controlled) hidden fox transmission, also on 146.430 MHz, for one minute. The low-power fox transmission is a cw signal. Generally speaking, the low-power fox is camouflaged to make it difficult to detect visually.

Read more: 2018 fox hunt season begins soon

2018 SKYWARN storm spotter training scheduled

The 2018 SKYWARN storm spotter training session for the Fort Wayne area is scheduled for Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Public Safety Academy on Fort Wayne's south side. Pre-registration is expected and can be completed at http://alleninspotter.eventzilla.net. NWS recommends that all participants complete online training in advance of the Feb. 20 class. The online training is available at https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23.

More information appears in the flyer below.

2018 skywarn spotter training allen county indiana flyer.pdf

The January 2018 Issue of Allen County HamNews Is Now Available

HamNewsIcon 2018 01The January 2018 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:
January 2018 issue of the Allen County HamNews

The January 2018 issue of the Allen County HamNews in PDF format.

Date 2018-01-03 Filesize 1.91 MB Download 109

The December 2017 Issue of Allen County HamNews Is Now Available

HamNewsIcon 2017 12The December 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."

 

December 2017 issue of the Allen County HamNews

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

Date 2017-12-02 Filesize 1.65 MB Download 273

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