2018 FW Hamfest photos available

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Photos of the 2018 Fort Wayne Hamfext and ARRL Central Division Convention area now available in the photo gallery of this website, thanks to photographers Al Burke, Steve Nardin and Tom Rupp

October 2018 minutes

Minutes of the October, 2018 FWRC general meeting are available:

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October, 2018 general meeting minutes
Date 2018-11-22 Filesize 108.24 KB Download 130

September general meeting minutes available

W9SAN presenting to FWRC about his ham-radio-related trip

Minutes of the September, 2018 general meeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club are available by using the "Files" menu above or by clicking the link below.

September, 2018 general meeting minutes
Date 2018-09-27 Filesize 108.81 KB Download 227

October fox gets lost enroute to lair

october 2018 fox hunt

The October foxhunt occurred on a cool, foggy, rain threatening fall day, that being 7 October 2018. We were back up to the usual foxhunt team strength of three. Team one consisted of Charles Ward, KC9MUT and Fred Gengnagel, KC9EZP. Team two included Steve and Linda Nardin, W9’s SAN & LAN. Team three was composed of Don Glick, K9LI, his wife Julie and her father Ed.

Jim Pliett, K9OMA, Carole Burke, WB9RUS and Al Burke, WB9SSE served as the fox for this outing.  They had previously scouted out a publicly accessible hide location in the Cedar Creek area north of the city that they had concluded was a suitably evil spot, and had gone to some lengths fabricating a fairly clever camouflage scheme to hide the microfox. Much to their horror, when they arrived at the site around 13:00, they found that access to the site had been barred by virtue of a padlock.  Panic ensued. They started driving around aimlessly looking for a spot to stop, got thoroughly lost, and finally wound up at the corner of Lanyard Lane and Cable Trail, just north of East Cedar Canyons Rd. and east of Coldwater. 

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September fox hides in tree

fox cartoonWell, the September foxhunt started as usual from Cobin Memorial Park at 1:30 pm, on Sunday 10 September, on anything but a typical Indiana summer’s day. It was cool, about 600 F, rainy, and windy with a thick overcast blotting out the sun. Not necessarily a nice day to hunt. Of course, that meant nothing to the hunters, after all, they are animals.

Only one foxhunting crew was able to participate in this hunt, that being the stalwart team of Jim & Annie Pliett, K9OMA & KA9YYI, plus Carole & Al Burke, WB9’s RUS & SSE. The other usual suspects (hunter teams) were either convalescing from surgery or using Sunday afternoon to attend to repairs on their automobiles and antenna systems. (Some grumbled as to “How can that stuff be more important than Foxhunting?”). Then again, 10 September was the date of the Findlay Hamfest, so that might have dissuaded some other folks from participating. We plan to schedule around such events in the future.

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