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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., Oct 30th, 2018, 7:00pm
NOV BOD MTG
Sun., Nov 4th, 2018, 1:30pm
NOV LAST FOX HUNT
Fri., Nov 9th, 2018, 7:00pm
NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING
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.

The October 2018 Issue of Allen County HamNews Is Now Available

HamNewsIcon 2018 10The October 2018 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:
October 2018 issue of the Allen County HamNews

The October 2018 issue of the Allen County HamNews in PDF format.

Date 2018-10-01 Filesize 1.41 MB Download 141

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 63

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.

Read more: September fox hides in tree

July, 2018 minutes available

Minutes of the July 2018 general meeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club are available for download:

July, 2018 general meeting minutes
Date 2018-07-23 Filesize 83.91 KB Download 179

July fox hides on old tow path

foxhunt cartoonThe fox hunt for July started promptly at 1:30 pm, 8 July, one week late due to the 4th of July holiday. On hand were three eager foxhunter teams, Steve and Linda, W9’s SAN & LAN, Don, K9LI and his wife Kathy, and Charles, KC9MUT, Fred, KC9EZP accompanied by new ham and foxhunter Stuart, KD9LFW. 

The foxes for this hunt were Jim K9OMA and Anne KA9YYI. The fox location was on the near west side of Ft. Wayne just off Glendale Ave., on the Tow Path, part of the River Greenway This location was a bit of a challenge for the hunters because the direct path from the Corbin Memorial Park starting point to the fox location ran right through downtown Ft. Wayne. Experienced foxhunters will tell you the signal bounces around due to the tall buildings.  

Don was the first hunter to localize us at about 50 minutes in to the hunt. He and Kathy drove past the high power fox and went about ¼ mile further down the road. Don appeared about 10 minutes later on foot with his portable fox sniffer. 

Read more: July fox hides on old tow path

Indiana statewide DSTAR net expanding

An Indiana statewide net on DSTAR will change from biweekly to weekly beginning July 5, 2018, according to a letter from L.B. Nickerson, K9NWQ. The net will run every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on DSTAR reflector 24B. The FWRC DSTAR repeater autmatcially connects to that reflector at net time, according to Paul Prestia, KA3OPZ.

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