Plan to participate in 2017's foxhunts!

Fort Wayne Radio Club members test their radio direction-finding skills by participating in a monthly "foxhunt" hidden transmitter hunt

It’s time for YOU to start planning for the upcoming foxhunting season. Foxhunts will occur on Sundays in the months February through November. We knock off for December and January. The dates established for 2017 are as follows:

  • 5 February,
  • 5 March,
  • 2 April,
  • 7 May,
  • 4 June,
  • 9 July,
  • 6 August,
  • 10 September,
  • 1 October, and,
  • 5 November

A foxhunt in any particular month can be rescheduled once within that month (due to weather, civil riots, Godzilla attacks or other unforeseen events). If the rescheduled hunt subsequently cannot be executed for whatever reason, then there will be no hunt that month.

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W9I Indiana centennial special event station photos available

Fort Wayne Radio Club members celebrate Indiana's centennial by operating special events station W9I on the campus of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne

Photos of our club's W9I special events station operation in celebration of Indiana's centennial are now available on this website, thanks to Al Burke, WB9SSE.

Annual club auction Jan. 19

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What: Our annual January Auction. Got some treasure to sell? Bring it out and see what you can get for it! Looking for stuff? Maybe some accessories or a spare rig? Come on out, you never know till you're here.
Where: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Avenue in Fort Wayne.
When: Friday, January 19. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. Auction begins at 7 p.m. sharp.
Who: Anyone with stuff to sell or a need to buy! If you have a higher dollar item, please send a description and photo to Steve, W9SAN, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will try to post on our website and Facebook page so that people will see and hopefully come prepared to buy!
Terms: The Fort Wayne Radio Club gets 10 percent of the selling price up to a maximum of $20.00. Cash is preferred. Checks are accepted with local valid ID (like a driver’s license). No credit cards.
Other: This is always a fun time!

At least two, excellent condition HF rigs to be sold at auction

Friday's annual FWRC auction is starting to generate some real interest! Items will include the two Kenwood HF rigs below, both in excellent condition. Everything you need to know to participate in the auction appears elsewhere on this website.

TS 440S

TS 570D

2018 fox hunt season begins soon

Fox hunt 3

It’s once more time to dust off our roof-mounted mobile and hand-held direction-finding (DF) Yagis, check our DF receivers, and upgrade our maps of Allen County in preparation of the 2018 fox (hidden transmitter) hunting season. The first hunt of the season will occur in early February with hunts planned for the following dates through November:

4 February 4 March 8 April 6 May 3 June
8 July 5 August 9 September 7 October 4 November

 

Fox hunters gather near Daryl B. Cobin Memorial Park (in the former K-Mart parking lot) off Coliseum near the Lakeside Golf Course. 

Corbin Park Map

Each hunt starts at 1330, with whoever is serving as the fox transmitting a high power fox signal, strong enough to be heard at Corbin Park, on 146.430 MHz, for one minute.  After that, the fox transmits a high-power signal every five minutes, immediately followed by a low-power (microprocessor-controlled) hidden fox transmission, also on 146.430 MHz, for one minute. The low-power fox transmission is a cw signal. Generally speaking, the low-power fox is camouflaged to make it difficult to detect visually.

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