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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!

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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 Hides in Uncharted Territory

The Foxhunt Chronicles

fox cartoonThe third foxhunt of the 2013 FWRC’s foxhunt season occurred on Sunday, the 7th of April on a beautiful warmish spring day. Just a perfect opportunity to be outside after a long winter.

April’s contingent of hunters included the team of Jim & Annie Pliett, K9OMA & KA9YYI plus Carole & Al Burke, WB9’s RUS & SSE; the team of Charles Ward, KC9MUT, accompanied by a blast-from-the-past, Phil Hooper, AB9IZ; the team of Linda & Steve Nardin, W9’s LAN & SAN plus their grandson Alex; and the team of Bob Dean, KC9UHU & Dave Spence, K9NDU. So there was a total of eleven hunters’ intent upon getting after their ever elusive prey (as long as it wasn’t in New Haven, although it turned out that it was).

Serving the role of the prey for this contest were Kim & Jim Machamer, KB9’s DOS & DOT. They hole-up at a single diamond baseball complex in Klotz Park, hidden in the Southwick Village neighborhood of New Haven, and a part of the New Haven Parks and Recreation System. This location was not on any of the maps, paper or electronic, possessed by the hunters, and I think a band of Navajo Trail Trackers would have had the same amount of trouble we did ferreting out their location. Why, it was almost like Jim and Kim planned it that way,…….hmmmm.

Read more: April Fox Hides in Uncharted Territory

Ham Radio Featured in Genealogy Magazine

Genealogy qsl article thumbnalThe February/March 2013 issue of "Internet Genealogy" magazine included an article, "Can You Acknowledge Receipt?" by Fort Wayne author Carol Richey about QSL cards. The story quotes FWRC President Steve Nardin, W9SAN. Use the link below to download a copy as a PDF file.

 

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Internet Genealogy QSL Card Article

The February/March 2013 issue of "Internet Genealogy" magazine included this article, "Can You Acknowledge Receipt?" by Fort Wayne author Carol Richey about QSL cards. The story quotes FWRC President Steve Nardin, W9SAN.

Date 2013-04-13 Filesize 280.73 KB Download 2504

Fort Wayne Ham Wins QST Cover Award

K9LA portraitAccording to the ARRL Website, the winner of the March QST Cover Plaque Award is Fort Wayne resident Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA for his article “The Sun and the Ionosphere.” The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the best article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page.

Vintage Radio Photos Available

Vintage radio displayed at March, 2013 FWRC meetingPhotos of vintage radios displayed at the March, 2013 FWRC general meeting are available in our online photo gallery, thanks to WB9SSE.

March Meeting Minutes Available

Minutes of the March, 2013 FWRC general meeting are available for download, using the link below.

March 2013 General Meeting Minutes
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Ft. Wayne Hams Attend Toledo Hamfest

We went to the Toledo Hamfest on Sunday March 17, 2013, held at the Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Before we left I took this picture of  20+ me attending, mostly from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Link to Hamfest: www.tmrahamradio.org.

Seemed like a good hamfest this year, more vintage this year and lot of Hams attending.

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