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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

Sun., Aug 3rd, 2014, 1:30pm
AUGUST FWRC FOX HUNT
Tue., Aug 5th, 2014, 7:00pm
AUGUST BOD MEETING
Fri., Aug 15th, 2014, 6:30pm
AUGUST TAIL GATE HAMFEST
Sun., Sep 7th, 2014, 1:30pm
SEPT FWRC FOX HUNT
Tue., Sep 9th, 2014, 7:00pm
SEPTEMBER BOD 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.

New CTCSS tone on output of 146.76 MHz repeater

The output tone on the 146.76 repeater has also been reprogrammed to the new North East standard of 97.4 Hertz. If you have been using this for a cross band repeat, you may need to change it for proper operation.

This makes the 146.91 and 146.76 machines on the new tone for the OUTPUT only.

We will inform you when the 146.94 and 444.875 have made the change.

New CTCSS tone on output of 146.91 MHz repeater

The Output tone on the 146.91 repeater has been changed from 131.8 Hertz to 97.4 Hertz.

There is no tone requirement on the input. Output tones will be eventually changed to 97.4 Hz for the four FWRC FM repeaters. We will inform you when this takes place.

July meeting minutes available

Minutes of the July FWRC general meeting are available using the link below.

Files:
July, 2014 general meeting minutes
Date 2014-07-23 Filesize 78.74 KB Download 24

July fox hides in mosquito sanctuary

foxhunt july 2014

foxhunt cartoonWell, halfway through this beautiful summer, on a clear and muggy 13th of July, three foxhunt teams gathered at the Ft. Wayne Safety Academy as the starting point for this month's contest. The three teams consisted of Jim & Kim Machamer, KB9's DOT & DOS plus their nephew Brandon, the team of Steve & Linda Nardin, W9's SAN & LAN plus grandson Alex, and a team consisting of Charles Ward, KC9MUT, Fred Gengnagel, KC9EZP and Ben Myers, N9IRX.

Robert Dean, KC9UHU single-handedly served as this month's fox and he was hidden out at the Little Cedar Creek Wildlife Sanctuary at the end of Sunlight Lane off East Fitch Rd. in extreme northern Allen County. He injected 50 watts into a quad at about 16' as the high power fox, and employed the microprocessor based micro fox rig, running around 10 milliwatts, ensconced in a tree trunk, as the low power fox. Both emitted on 146.430 MHz.

The fox commenced transmitting promptly at 13:30 hours and produced extremely weak, but readable signals at the Safety Academy site indicating that the action was to the north, so to the north everyone proceeded. The Nardin team was following Kim & Jim up Coldwater Rd. way north of Dupont when it spotted Charles and crew buzzing rapidly south on Coldwater as if the Cap-N-Cork were passing out free cold beer samples.

Read more: July fox hides in mosquito sanctuary

July 2014 issue of Allen County HamNews is now available

HamNewsIcon 2014 07The July 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."


July 2014 issue of the Allen County HamNews

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

Date 2014-07-01 Filesize 962.67 KB Download 160

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette covers FWRC Field Day ops

Fort Wayne Radio Club’s TJ Walker attempts to make contact with another radio operator Sunday during Field Day at the Dolnick Learning Center at IPFW.Fort Wayne Radio Club’s TJ Walker attempts to make contact with another radio operator Sunday during Field Day at the Dolnick Learning Center at IPFW. Journal Gazette photo.

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette provided print and video coverage of the Fort Wayne Radio Club's 2014 ARRL Field Day operation.

Here's a link to the items on their website.

 

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