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.

Repeater site open house photos available

Fort Wayne Radio Club president Steve Nardin, W9SAN talks in visitors to the club's Clinton Street repeater site during an open house in April, 2015

Photos of the April 18,2015 open house at the Fort Wayne Radio Club's Clinton Street repeater site are now available on this website by following this link.

April, 2015 meeting minutes available

Tom Rupp, KU8T, tells FWRC members about the JT65 digital mode

Minutes of the April, 2015 general meeeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club, which included a presentation on the JT65 digital mode by Tom Rupp, KU8T (pictured above), are now available for download, usign the link below.

April, 2015 general meeting minutes
Date 2015-04-20 Language  English Filesize 61.27 KB Download 26

April fox “stumps” hunters

Fort Wayne Radio Club Fox Hunters searching for a hidden transmitter on the playground of Roanoke Baptist Church

Well now, given that the weather in February and March sucked in general, and specifically as regards foxhunts, April the 12th rewarded us with a simply beautiful day to pursue the wily canine in the wilds of northeast Indiana for the April contest. The hunters included the team of Linda & Steve Nardin, K9's LAN & SAN, the team of Charles Ward, KC9MUT & Robert Dean, KC9UHU, and the team of Jason Eicholtz, KC9UOQ & his daughter Kiley, plus Clay Rust, KC9WUJ. Unfortunately veteran hunters Jim & Kim Machamer, KB9's DOT & DOS were unable to participate in this one.

The role of the fox was provided by Jim & Annie Pliett, K9OMA & KA9YYI plus Carole & Al Burke, WB9's RUS & SSE. Their lair was the playgrounds of the Roanoke Baptist Church situated at the corner of Feighner Rd. & Lafayette Center Rd. near the GM truck plant in south west Allen County. We of course had obtained permission from the Roanoke Church's pastor to use the playground as the fox lair after explaining to him what it was all about. Turns out he had had an uncle who was a ham, so he was eager to graciously grant our request.

Read more: April fox “stumps” hunters

KB9YKU SK - Arrangements announced

Ken Ulrick, KB9YKU, became a silent key on Wednesday morning, April 15th.

KENNETH L. "KB9YKU" UHRICK, of Fort Wayne, went silent on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital. Born on March 16, 1954, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Nancy Uhrick of Fort Wayne and the late Chancy L. Uhrick. He was self employed in the HVAC industry and a member of the Fort Wayne Ham Radio Club. Also surviving are his sisters, Renita (Gary) Nahrwold of Fort Wayne and Becky (Ron) Trabel of Monroeville; mother, Nancy Uhrick of Fort Wayne; aunt, Lucille (Herman) Handy of Fort Wayne; uncle, Merl Uhrick of Columbia City; and several nieces and Nephews. He was also preceded in death by four brothers. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home 1327 N. Wells St., Fort Wayne, with calling from 10 to 11 a.m. www.sloanandsonsfuneralhome.com

Ken was a member of the Fort Wayne Radio Club. He will be missed by all.

FWRC adopts 141.3 Hz CTCSS

In a departure from previously announced plans, the Fort Wayne Radio Club has adopted a 141.3 Hz continuous tone-coded squelch system (CTCSS) frequency for all its repeaters. The club previously planned to use a CTCSS frequency of 97.4 Hz but learned that some radios support 141.3 Hz but not 97.4 Hz.

The club is in the process of implementing CTCSS on its repeaters. The table below shows the status as of the date of this article.

Repeater (MHz) Repeater input CTCSS (Hz) & status Repeater Output CTCSS (Hz) & status
444.875 141.3, required 141.3, present
146.76 141.3, optional 141.3, present
146.94 None 97.4, present
146.91 None 97.4, present

The April 2015 Issue of Allen County HamNews Is Now Available

HamNewsIcon 2015 04The April 2015 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."

April 2015 issue of the Allen County HamNews

The April 2015 issue of the Allen County HamNews in PDF format.

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