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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

Tue., Dec 4th, 2018, 7:00pm
DEC BOD MTG
Fri., Dec 14th, 2018, 7:00pm
DECEMBER CHRISTMAS BANQUET
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.

FWRC 2014 incentive HT drawing results

 

incentive drawing 2013
FWRC President Steve Nardin, W9SAN, draws the winning ticket

At this year's Fort Wayne Hamfest we used a new "Incentive" idea to get people to pay next year's dues ahead of time. We held a drawing for a dual band BaoFeng HT with programming cable and software, speaker mic, and charging base. Tickets for the drawing were distributed as one "free" ticket for an individual or family membership, either renewal or new, and extra
tickets for $1 each (no limit).

The result was fantastic: we have now 59 memberships already paid for next year! Plus the extra tickets sales have actually paid for the transceiver itself, so for the club it was all positive
cash flow! Wow! With a result like this, we are already planning something even nicer for next year!

SPECIAL THANKS:

Special thanks to the following for their help with this incentive:

Joseph Lawrence, K9RFZ, who made up the nice poster, had it laminated, and donated the eisel.

Top Rupp, KU8T, who bought the HT, and did the initial programming. Kim and Jim Machemer, KB9DOS + KB9DOT, who came up with the idea, and promoted it at a FWRC BOD meeting. Keep those great ideas coming!

And of course, the following hams that have joined for 2014:
KC9EZP
KC9GGV
KC9PUX
N9UKE
K9FMX
K9BLI
KC9ZGN
KB9MW
AB9YA
KA9YYI
KU8T
W9LAN
W9SAN
KB9DOP
WB9AA
N9MEL
WA7NXI
WB9NOO
N9WLW
KF9YP
KC9MUT
KC9CGN
KB9YKU
W9NVU
KB9IQW
WB9TWN
W9FFK
K9CUV
AB9ZD
K3HZP
WB9QXF
KB9GOB
KB9DOS
KB9DOT
W9BGJ
KB9DEB
K1FJ
KC9YVT
WB9DLC
N9ZI
KB5CTO
KC9UR
K9JDF
AB9VD
KC9RAM
AC9AT
AB9RZ
N9AR
KA9QWC
KC9SKE
KC9GAT
N9HZH
W9LW
NC9D
N9GIS
KB9NGM
W9HV
K9RFZ
WB9DIA
WB9RUS
KB9OS

WHEW! Wow, that is a fantastic roster for 2014 and it is not even December yet! THANK YOU to all that paid up for next year. We have tower work to do fot the 146.91 machine, the trailer needs new tires, and the club needs to buy a new repeater controller and also 4 new END-FEDZ half wave antennas.

incentive winner 2013OH.... by the way, .... the winner of the BaoFeng dual band HT is... (drum roll please..)
Ken Uhrick, KB9YKU. Ken received the HT at the ham fest at 11:00 am on Sunday, just after the drawing. Enjoy your new HT, Ken!!

For next year, any suggestions?? Maybe a mobile dual band radio? Or a nice accessory like an antenna analyzer or direct reading SWR bridge, antenna tuner, End Fedz antenna, QRP kit.... I can think of many things that would be cool to have that you don't often buy yourself. Ideas are welcome!

Christmas Banquet

Please plan on joining us for the December Christmas Banquet: December 20th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Raasch Hall at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. All are welcome, 2013 and new 2014 Members.