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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., Nov 5th, 2017, 1:30pm
FWRC final fox hunt of season
Tue., Nov 7th, 2017, 7:00pm
FWRC Board of Directors meeting
Fri., Nov 17th, 2017, 7:00pm
FWRC general meeting
Sat., Nov 18th, 2017, 9:00am
License exams
Tue., Dec 5th, 2017, 7:00pm
FWRC Board of Directors meeting
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.

Area repeater implements tone squelch

Bradd Davidson, KA9LCF informed our club webmaster that his repeater on 442.45 MHz, Auburn now requires a 141.3 Hz continuous tone-coded squelch system tone. The KA9LCF repeater also transmits the 141.3 Hz tone. Previously, the repeater's receiver operated on carrier squelch only and the transmitter sent a tone of 131.8 Hz.

June fox played by subs

foxhunt cartoonThe June foxhunt occurred as scheduled on 7 June after a little suspense regarding its actual date. The suspense occurred because, as it worked out on that date, neither the Pliett/Burke team, who were to be the Fox, nor the Nardin team, could participate in the hunt on the 7th. This meant that one of the other foxhunt teams would need to act as the Fox, and likely only two remaining teams would be available to hunt. So the alternative of moving the hunt to the following Sunday was considered.

Ultimately it was decided to carry on with the hunt on the 7th. Jason Eicholtz, KC9UOQ & Debbie Romine, KK4QXC graciously agreed to serve as the Fox in place of the Pliett/Burke team, which left the crew of Charles Ward, KC9MUT, Fred Gengnagle, KC9EZP & Robert Dean, KC9UHU, and the team of Jim & Kim Machamer, KB9's DOS & DOT as the two hunting groups for the June event.

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June fox hunt date confirmed

The Foxhunting crew has decided to proceed with the June foxhunt on Sunday, 7 June, as originally planned, starting from Cobin Memorial Park at 13:30 hours. The fox will transmit on 147.855 MHz, and the fox intercom will utilize the 146.760/.160 MHz machine

Dayton HamVention 2015 photos available

Fort Wayne Radio Club members at the 2015 Dayton Hamvention

Al Burke, WB9SSE has upload photos from the 2015 Dayton Hamvention to this website's photo gallery. Here's a link to the full album.

146.76 MHz repeater gets new duplexer, firmware

Paul Prestia, KA3OPZ reports that he and Steve Nardin, W9SAN have installed a replacement duplexer on the FWRC 146.76 MHz repeater.

This allowed the crew to reconnect the repeater to the highest available antenna and reactivate the repeater's external amplifier. Paul reported that some changes to connectors, etc. remain necessary, a task that he expects to perform soon.

In addition, Paul reported that he has updated the firmware in the controllers for the 146.76 MHz and 444.875 MHz repeaters. He changed the Morse code ID on both to W9TE/R. He also enabled transmit audio per-emphasis, which improved the transmission of high audio frequencies.

 

Echolink returns to 146.91 MHz repeater

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Echolink services have returned to the FWRC 146.91 MHz repeater, after a brief outage while Paul Prestia, KA3OPZ upgraded the Echolink PC from Windows XP to Windows 7. The node number is 519521.

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  2. Revised: May fox hides along river downtown
  3. FWRC spring banquet May 8
  4. Repeater site open house photos available
  5. April, 2015 meeting minutes available