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

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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.

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.

Photos of new repeaters available

FWRC members pose with the club's new VHF and UHF repeaters at the Clinton Street (Robison Park) location

Photos of the FWRC's newly installed VHF and UHF repeaters are available in a new album in this website's photo gallery.

March, 2015 meeting minutes available

Minutes of the March 27, 2014 general meeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club are available for download, using the link below:

March, 2015 general meeting minutes
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"Home brew" meeting photos available

Fort Wayne Radio Club members inspect home brew projects at the March, 2015 meeting

Photos from the March 27, 2015 "home brew" meeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club are available for view in this website's photo gallery, thanks to Al Burke, WB9SSE.

March fox hides in city park

foxhunt cartoonThe weather for the (as originally planned) March foxhunt date (March 1) repeated what the weather did to us in February, i.e., it sucked. So the March foxhunt was delayed until the 8th where-upon three foxhunt teams gathered at our new foxhunt starting point of Cobin Memorial Park near Lakeside Golf course. The anxious hunters consisted of the team of Jim & Annie Pliett, K9OMA & KA9YYI plus AL & Carole Burke, WB9's SSE & RUS, a second team consisting of Jim & Kim Machamer, KB9's DOS & DOT, and a third team consisting of Steve & Linda Nardin, W9's SAN & LAN plus their grandson Alex.

The fox crew consisted of Charles Ward, KC9MUT and Bob Dean, KC9UHU, and included a couple of IPFW student "Observers" from Bangladesh invited along for the day's events by Bob. (Undoubtedly, their tagging along on the hunt almost for sure verified their belief that Americans are nuts).

The fox was situated near Soapbox Derby hill in Franke Park. The high power part of the fox was located in Charles's fancy new (and unrecognizable) pickup truck which drove a yagi stashed back in the woods at the end of a long feedline. The low power part was a microprocessor driven microfox spewing Morse code on 146.430 MHz, hidden under a log, in the brush, in a nearby copse of trees.

Read more: March fox hides in city park