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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

Thu., Feb 21st, 2019, 6:30pm
ARES Spotter Training
Sun., Mar 3rd, 2019, 1:30pm
MARCH FWRC FOX HUNT
Tue., Mar 5th, 2019, 7:00pm
FWRC Board of Directors
Fri., Mar 15th, 2019, 7:00pm
FWRC General Meeting
Tue., Apr 2nd, 2019, 7:00pm
FWRC Board of Directors
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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.

The February 2019 issue of the Allen County HamNews is now available

HamNewsIcon 2019 02The February 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:
February 2019 issue of the Allen County HamNews

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

Date 2019-02-01 Filesize 1.71 MB Download 211

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

October 2018 minutes

Minutes of the October, 2018 FWRC general meeting are available:

October, 2018 general meeting minutes
Date 2018-11-22 Filesize 108.24 KB Download 189

October fox gets lost enroute to lair

october 2018 fox hunt

The October foxhunt occurred on a cool, foggy, rain threatening fall day, that being 7 October 2018. We were back up to the usual foxhunt team strength of three. Team one consisted of Charles Ward, KC9MUT and Fred Gengnagel, KC9EZP. Team two included Steve and Linda Nardin, W9’s SAN & LAN. Team three was composed of Don Glick, K9LI, his wife Julie and her father Ed.

Jim Pliett, K9OMA, Carole Burke, WB9RUS and Al Burke, WB9SSE served as the fox for this outing.  They had previously scouted out a publicly accessible hide location in the Cedar Creek area north of the city that they had concluded was a suitably evil spot, and had gone to some lengths fabricating a fairly clever camouflage scheme to hide the microfox. Much to their horror, when they arrived at the site around 13:00, they found that access to the site had been barred by virtue of a padlock.  Panic ensued. They started driving around aimlessly looking for a spot to stop, got thoroughly lost, and finally wound up at the corner of Lanyard Lane and Cable Trail, just north of East Cedar Canyons Rd. and east of Coldwater. 

Read more: October fox gets lost enroute to lair

September general meeting minutes available

W9SAN presenting to FWRC about his ham-radio-related trip

Minutes of the September, 2018 general meeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club are available by using the "Files" menu above or by clicking the link below.

September, 2018 general meeting minutes
Date 2018-09-27 Filesize 108.81 KB Download 263

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