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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

Sun., Sep 9th, 2018, 1:30pm
SEPT JOHNNIE APPLESEED FOX HUNT
Tue., Sep 11th, 2018, 7:00pm
SEPT BOD MTG
Fri., Sep 21st, 2018, 7:00pm
SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING
Sun., Oct 7th, 2018, 1:30pm
OCT GHOST BUSTER FOX HUNT
Tue., Oct 9th, 2018, 7:00pm
OCT BOD MTG
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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.

SKYWARN Training Handouts

Due to budget constraints, paper handouts are/were not available during the Allen County SKYWARN spotter training Feb. 26. Below are links to the handouts, so you can view and/or print them for yourself. They are in PDF format, so you'll need Adobe Reader.

Reporting criteria (new for 2013)

Graphical depiction of how to maintain Severe Weather Awareness

Hail Chart

Beaufort Wind Chart (and Spotter Reporting Format)

Thunderstorm Type Chart and Associated Threats

QR Codes and Shortened Webpage Addresses

Owlie Skywarn Booklet (1.6 MB pdf) from NOAA's National Weather Service

Feb. Minutes Available

Minutes of the February, 2013 FWRC general meeting are now available on this website. For your convenience, use the link below.

Files:
February 2013 FWRC General Meeting Minutes
Date 2013-02-19 Language  English Filesize 7.34 KB Download 1418

Fox Found in Little-Known Park

The Foxhunt Chronicles

fox cartoonThe 2013 Foxhunt season commenced on a darkly overcast Sunday, the 10th of February, amidst a cold, breezy and slightly, here and there, snow covered landscape. Aside from the mild frostbite potential, and the outlook for a bone chilling rain, not a bad day for a foxhunt.

The February hunters included the team of Annie and Jim Pliett, KA9YYI and K9OMA, plus Carole & Al Burke, WB9’s RUS &SSE, the team of Bob Dean & Dave Spence, KC9UHU & KB9VTK, and the team of Charles Ward & Fred Gengnagle, KC9MUT & KC9EZP. Stalwart foxhunters Kim & Jim Machamer, KB9’s DOS & DOT, and Steve & Linda Nardin, W9’s SAN & LAN were not able to participate in this first hunt of the year due to Kim having a case of the Eww-Fung-Gu while Linda is recuperating from a broken hoof which she got from tripping in the garage. Steve didn’t attend because he was nervous about the doctor-vet who was eyeing Linda’s foot and the pistol he carries in his belt.

Read more: Fox Found in Little-Known Park

Auction photos online

Al Burke, WB9SSE has uploaded photos from the Jan. 18, 2013 FWRC auction. FWRC Treasurer Bob Streeter, W8ST reports that the club recieved income from the auction totaling $402.50

 

Indiana QSO Party Rules Available

Tim Gardner, N9LF reports that the rules for the 2013 Indiana QSO Party (INQP) have been posted on the INQP web site: www.hdxcc.org/inqp/. Tim reported taht there are no major changes, only minor clarifications.

Online Roster Lists Paid Members

I have updated the club roster as shown on the club web page. The call signs now listed are those of paid or lifetime members as of January of this year. I add to the list as additional re-ups dribble in throughout the year.

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  1. Banquet Photos Online
  2. December Newsletter Available
  3. Online SKYWARN Spotter Training
  4. Hamfest Photos Available
  5. November Meeting Minutes