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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.

146.94 to go off air Dec. 22

Street view of Parkview Hospital, showing tower

The FWRC repeater on 146.94 MHz will go off the air temporarily on Monday, December 22, according to FWRC President Steven Nardin, W9SAN. Nardin is uncertain when the repeater will return to the air.

The repeater's antenna is mounted on a tower at Parkview Randalia Hospital. Parkview plans to remove that tower and will begin stripping all antennas from it Dec. 22.

The repeater's return to service depends on when Parkview will allow FWRC representataives to put the antenna on a roof mount, which will result in a loss of about 20 feet of antenna elevation.

Christmas Banquet photos available

Photo of people in attendance at 2014 FWRC Christmas banquet

Al Burke, WB9SSE, has graciously uploaded photos of the 2014 FWRC Christmas Banquet to this Website. You can see them by following this link.

FWRC Christmas Banquet Dec. 12

Please plan on joining us for the 2014 Fort Wayne Radio Club Christmas Banquet this coming Friday night, December 12th, at 6:30 pm at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. The banquet will be held in Raasch Hall in the Church, which is located at 4700 Vance Ave in Fort Wayne, just south of Snider High School. All hams and their families are welcome. If you joined the club for 2015, we consider you a member now, and it would be a great way to meet and get to know you!

As usual, the banquet is a carry-in. Please bring your favorite entree, side dish or dessert to share with your fellow hams and their families. The club will provide both grilled and fried chicken, coffee, lemonade, your place settings and dinner ware. Please bring you food warm (if applicable), as we may not have many outlets to plug in crock pots or warming dishes.

There will be an optional gift exchange. Please bring a wrapped gift of approximately $10 in value, marked for either a man (OM), or a woman (YL). Include your call inside so the recipient can thank you! Please do not mark the gift as "man or woman" as this causes confusion and someone could be left without a gift!

We will enjoy a short video of events this past year made by Tom Rupp, KU8T.

Join us for fun and fellowship!

The December 2014 Issue of Allen County HamNews Is Now Available

HamNewsIcon 2014 12The December 2014 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."

 

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December 2014 issue of the Allen County HamNews

The December 2014 issue of the Allen County HamNews in PDF format.

Date 2014-11-30 Filesize 1004.65 KB Download 129

Nov. 2014 meeting minutes available

Minutes of the November, 2014 FWRC general meeting are available for download in PDF format using the link below.

Nov. 2014 general meeting minutes
Date 2014-11-25 Filesize 57.92 KB Download 87

Chronicles combine two fox hunts

foxhunt cartoonHave we got a deal for you! This issue of the Foxhunt Chronicles will feature a description of the hi-jinks surrounding both the October 2014 AND the November 2014 contests. "Why am I so lucky?" you may ask. Well, it's because I was out of town a lot right after the October hunt and didn't have time to attend to writing up a report of what happened in October. So I combined the October and November foxhunt descriptions, and you get two for one.

The October hunt occurred on Sunday the19th of October and featured the team of Charles Ward, KC9MUT and Fred Gengnagel, KC9EZP, the team of Bob Dean, KC9UHU and Dave Spence, K9NDU, and the team of Steve Nardin, W9SAN, Linda Nardin, W9LAN and their grandson Alex. Seven hunters in all. I really can't remember where they gathered and started the hunt from as that was way back in October, and hey, this is late November as I put this tome together. I.e., I'm getting old and forgetful.

The role of the fox was played by Jim & Annie Pliett, K9OMA & KA9YYI, plus Carole & Al Burke, WB9's RUS and SSE. They were ensconced at Klug Park, near Parkview Hospital, and hid the micro-fox just below the grate of a storm sewer at the intersection of Leroy Ave. and Lawndale Drive. They employed a mobile rig running about 25 watts and a cubical quad on the roof of Jim's van as the high power fox.

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