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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!

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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.

Join FWRC or Renew Your Membership

Joining FWRC or renewing your membership is easy! Just download the application form (Acrobat Reader required), fill it out and follow the submission instructions on the form. If you wish, you can even fill out the form on your computer before you print it! Not sure if your dues are paid up? Check out the online club roster.

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Amateur Radio Emergency Service

ares-dMany members of the Fort Wayne Radio Club participate in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES), which consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio service, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

At the local (county) level, ARES is led by emergency coodinators, who are appointed by the ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator. As of January, 2011, the Allen County emergency coordinator is Jim Moehring, KB9WWM. He can be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To join Allen County ARES, download this form, print it out, complete it and mail it to Jim at

Jim Moehring, KB9WWM
2039 Skyhawk Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

If you are an Indiana resident who does not live in Allen County, contact the Indiana Section Emergency Coordinator for more information.

Emergency Communications Links of Interest

FWRC repeaters

The Fort Wayne Radio Club operates the repeaters listed below. All are open to the ham public. Please see the club's continuous tone-coded squelch system (CTCSS) policy below the table.

Frequency (MHz)/Offset 141.3 Hz CTCSS Location Notes
146.76 - Optional on input, transmitted on output Northern Fort Wayne (Clinton St. near I-469) Alternate repeater for SKYWARN net. 200 ft.
146.94 - Required on input for FM (analog) voice, transmitted on output New Haven (Parrot Rd., 0.7 mile east of Maplecrest Rd.) Yaesu System Fusion repeater, supports both FM (analog) and C4FM (digital) voice. To avoid hearing the C4FM data stream on an FM radio, enable 141.3 Hz CTCSS decoding. Primary operational frequency (on FM) for Allen County, Ind. ARES. Approximately 300 ft.
146.91 - Optional on input, transmitted on output Northeast Fort Wayne (IPFW campus) Echolink node 519521. 165 ft.
442.99375 + N/A New Haven (Parrot Rd., 0.7 mile east of Maplecrest Rd.) D-STAR. Approximately 300 ft. Read more about the D-STAR repeater.
444.875 + Required on input, transmitted on output Northern Fort Wayne (Clinton St. near I-469) 186 ft.

 

FWRC CTCSS Policy

  1. All FWRC repeaters (with the exception of D-STAR) will have a (141.3 Hz) tone on their outputs. (This applies to the 146.940 machine when operating in the analog-FM mode).
  2. The 146.940 machine (when operating in the analog-FM mode) and the 444.875 machine, will always require an input tone (141.3 HZ) in order to access them.
  3. The 146.760 and 146.910 machines will not normally require a tone on their inputs to access them. However, if conditions exist such that either machine is being tripped due to unusual propagation, or other causes, it will be possible for the club to implement a (141.3 Hz) input tone requirement, on a temporary basis, in order to allow user access to these two machines.
  4. The D-STAR machine (442.99375 MHz) has no requirement for a tone on its input.

Subcategories

  • Nets

    Fort Wayne Radio Club and area nets.

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