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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

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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.

D-STAR

The Fort Wayne Radio Club and Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society jointly operate a Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio (D-STAR) repeater. This page is designed to provide helpful information to present and potential D-STAR users.

Fort Wayne Repeater Information

  • Call sign: W9TE
  • Frequency: 442.99375 MHz, +5 Mhz offset
  • Mode: DV
  • Your Call: CQCQCQ
  • RPT1 Call: W9TE***B (* = spaces)
  • RPT2 Call: W9TE***G (* = spaces)

Learn how to register with the W9TE D-STAR gateway.

Learn how to program a D-STAR radio for any Indiana D-STAR repeater.

View a map showing the approximate signal footprints of all Indiana D-STAR repeater systems.

Join the Indiana D-STAR Yahoo! Group.

Links to D-STAR-Related Resources

http://www.dstarusers.org – The D-STAR Users Organization site contains information on last heard JFindU D-STAR maps, a repeater directory, D-STAR solutions, forums and more.

http://www.dstarinfo.com – The Georgia D-STAR website contains information on FAQs, conferences, news, applications (D-STAR programs), nets, reflectors, repeaters, a calculator and more.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-STAR – Wikipedia description of D-STAR, subject content includes: history, gateway technical details, D-RATS, criticisms, Non-Icom D-STAR repeater, compatible programs and projects, home-brew D-STAR radio and equipment.

http://www.niftyaccessories.com/ – select "D-STAR E-Z Guide" from left panel to display description of the "Comprehensive D-STAR Operating Reference" book which includes information on these subjects: D-STAR call routing, local and remote repeater operation, linking to D-STAR reflectors, programming radios for D-STAR operation, text and data file transmission, using a computer and a DV dongle, finding and accessing D-STAR repeaters and more.

http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/dstar/dstar/default.aspx – Icom general information on D-STAR includes: Five communication applications using D-STAR, ICOM D-STAR radio selection guides, D-STAR FAQs, and D-RATS capabilities.

http://www.k5tit.org – The Texas Interconnect Team K5TIT D-STAR website includes information on: K5TIT repeaters, meeting information, membership information, club officers, Web links, and D-STAR users last heard.

http://www.jfindu.net/DSTARPages.aspx - Pete Loveall, AE5PL's D-STAR website contains information on D-STAR repeaters, D-STAR activity, D-PRS IGates, and D-PRS IGate activity.