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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., Sep 7th, 2014, 1:30pm
SEPT FWRC FOX HUNT
Tue., Sep 9th, 2014, 7:00pm
SEPTEMBER BOD MTG
Fri., Sep 19th, 2014, 7:00pm
SEPTEMBER MEETING & NOMINATIONS
Sun., Oct 5th, 2014, 1:30pm
OCT FWRC FOX HUNT
Tue., Oct 7th, 2014, 7:00pm
OCT BOD MTG
field_day fox_hunt rig_clinic tailgate_hamfest VHF_QSO_party

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.

ARRL seeks support for "Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014"

"Get behind HR 4969" logoIn June, 2014 with Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) as the sponsor and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) as co-sponsor, HR 4969 - the "Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014" - was introduced into the 113th Congress. This bipartisan effort would direct the FCC to extend the "reasonable accommodation" provisions for amateur radio antennas to include all types of land-use regulation, including deed restrictions and restrictive covenants.

If enacted, HR 4969 would direct the FCC to extend the the reasonable accommodation protections to those amateurs who are living in deed-restricted communities. Known as "CC&Rs" (covenants, conditions and restrictions), these are the prohibitions and limitations placed on properties by builders or home-owner associations (HOAs) which prevent licensed amateur radio operators from erecting even modest antennas.

The ARRL is asking all members to contact their members of the US House of Representatives to state their support for HR 4969 and to ask their representatives to sign on as co-sponsors of the bill.

The ARRL asks that letters be mailed to ARRL for delivery instead of simply mailing them directly to the Congressional offices, for two reasons: First, since the 9/11 attacks and subsequent security threats, all incoming mail to Congressional offices is first diverted to a holding area outside of Washington DC. Once at that facility, it undergoes a series of scans to test for a variety of problems. Only after it passes the security tests is it forwarded on to Capitol Hill for delivery. The delay in delivery is generally in the five- to seven-week range. The ARRL will hand-deliver to various congressional offices all letters mailed to the ARRL.

Second, when the ARRL's Washington team delivers letters to a congressional office, it provides them an opportunity for at least a brief face-to-face meeting with some of the key staff members in each congressional office they visit. Each in-person meeting is another opportunity for the ARRL's story to be told – and is another chance to answer questions that may arise.

Learn more about the bill and how to support it and see a sample support letter on the ARRL website.

KA9QMI AUCTION

THE AUCTION IS OFFICIAL!  THE WINNERS ARE LISTED BELOW:

ITEMS WERE ALMOST ALL PICKED UP AT THE FORT WAYNE RADIO CLUB TAIL GATE HAMFEST ON FRIDAY THE 15TH.  If you have not picked up your win, please contact Steve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to arrange pick up times.

Results are shown below.   (D&P= delivered and paid)

ITEM DESC MODEL           

1      RS DMM                                            NOT WORKING W9NUZ  D&P
2      STEED PS-1210 10A PWR SUPPLY        UNTESTED      K3HZP   D&P
3      KENWOOD 7400A 2M FM XCVR            GOOD             W9QHY
4      ASTRON RS-35M 35A PWR SUPPLY       GOOD            N9ZI      D&P
5      ASTRON RS-50M 50A PWR SUPPLY       GOOD            W8JER
6      KENWOOD TR3600A 70 CM HT             UNTESTED      WB9AA  D&P
7      KENWOOD TR2600A 2M HT                  UNTESTED      WB9AA D&P
8      RS SCAN ? DIG TRNK SCANR              UNTESTED      N9TB    D&P
9      RS SCAN PRO39 SCANNER HH             UNTESTED      N9TB    D&P
10    UNIDEN BC50XL SCANNER HH             UNTESTED      W9NUZ D&P
11    SeeMORE VIDEO SWITCH
12    PANASONIC VIDEO VID/CABLE BOX
13    KENWOOD TS-440S W/PS; MIC; KEY  (DO NOT BID;  FWRC RAFFLE @ FWHF)
14    2 POS COAX SWITCH                           UNTESTED      K9BLI  D&P
15    KENWOOD TM401A UHF FM XCVR          UNTESTED      JOE      D&P
16    YAESU FT311RM 222 MHZ FM XCVR        GOOD            KU8T   D&P
17    KENWOOD TM-211A 2M FM XCVR         INTERMITTENT  JOE     D&P
18    KENWOOD TM241A 2M FM XCVR            GOOD            KC9SKE  D&P
19    ALLIANCE ROTATOR CONTROL ONLY      POWERS UP    W9SAN  D&P
20    MIRAGE B3016 160W 2M AMP                UNTESTED       N9TB    D&P
21    KENWOOD SWR-100 METER W/PICUPS  UNTESTED        JOE      D&P
22    KENWOOD TS-520SE 160-10 XCVR W/MC50 MIC   GOOD  JOE   D&P
23    YAESU FC-707 80-10M TUNER                 UNTESTED      WB9AA  D&P
24    MFJ 624 PHONE PATCH                          UNTESTED      W9NUZ   D&P
25    ZENITH AM/FM CLOCK RADIO
26    HEATHKIT SB-200 80-10 AMP          UNTESTED          K9EA       D&P
27    DRAKE MN-2000 80-10 TUNER         UNTESTED         WB9FTW   D&P
28    MFJ 1274 TNC                                UNTESTED      W9NUZ        D&P
29    KENWOOD TM-2570A 2M FM XCVR    NOT WORKING   N9TB      D&P
30    KENWOOD ? SPEAKER                      UNTESTED      N9NBA      D&P
31    MFJ 723 CW NOTCH FILTER              NOT WORKING   W9NUZ   D&P
32    KANTRONICS INTRFACE FSK/RTTY
33    SOUND DESIGN PORTABLE CASS RECORDER
34    JC PENNEY 6218 CB+SUPPLY 40 CH     GOOD          JOE          D&P
35    KENWOOD VB-2530 2M FM AMP 40W    UNTESTED    N9TB       D&P
36    KENWOOD MC 85 BASE MICROPHONE      GOOD     KK9U        (@ w9san's QTH)
37    HP COMPUTER SYSTEM        TESTS GOOD; WINDOWS 98; SCANNER; PRINTER; MONITOR
38    COMPUTER DESK   4'                      GOOD        W9NUZ           PAID
39    COMPUTER DESK   4'                      GOOD

40    3 POSITION COAX SWITCH          UNTESTED     KC9SKE         D&P

41    PARA DYNAMICS LOW PASS FILTER 1KW 0-30 MHZ   W9NUZ    D&P

 

 THESE ARE OFFICIAL RESULTS AS OF 7:15 ON AUG 17TH.  THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE!!

 

73, STEVE, W9SAN

 Remember the Kenwoos TS-440S & PS-50 with MC-50 Mic and key will be the raffle rig for the FWRC early sign up 2015 dues to be given at the Fort Wayne HamFest! More details to follow.

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August 2014 issue of Allen County HamNews is now available

Allen County HamNews 2014-08 cover thumbnailThe August, 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."


Files:
August 2014 issue of the Allen County HamNews
Date 2014-08-02 Filesize 688.91 KB Download 223

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.

July, 2014 general meeting minutes
Date 2014-07-23 Filesize 78.74 KB Download 68

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