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!
Minutes of the August, 2016 FWRC general meeting, at which president Charles Ward, KC9MUT signed a tower space agreement with a local broadcast radio station (see photo at left), are available for download using the link below.
|FWRC Aug. 2016 general meeting minutes|
|2016-09-22 129.34 KB 27|
Photos of our club's W9I special events station operation in celebration of Indiana's centennial are now available on this website, thanks to Al Burke, WB9SSE.
The September 2016 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."
|September 2016 issue of the Allen County HamNews|
The September 2016 issue of the Allen County HamNews in PDF format.
|2016-09-02 1.43 MB 225|
A tornado outbreak occurred in Indiana and Ohio August 24, 2016. Storms did considerable damage in several of the 11 counties covered by the IMO SKYWARN quadrant two net on the Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society 146.88 MHz repeater in Fort Wayne. Below is a log of the net's operations that day.
All Times EDT
1510 Began standby mode operation on IMO SKYWARN quadrant two ham radio frequency.
1713 K9RFZ reports 6 inches of standing water in Fort Wayne on Washington Center Road, east of N. Clinton St.
1714 Invoked directed net due to tornado warning in northeastern Allen County, Indiana (During a directed net, all stations remain off the air unless they have severe weather to report.)
1723 W9SAN confirms wall cloud, I-469 at State Road 37.
1729 KC9CGN confirms tornado, near intersection of Doty Rd. and Ricker Rd.
July 10 arrived as a sunny Indiana summer day with birds singing, the sun shining and foxhunters twirling their yagis and quads. Three teams showed up at the starting point at Cobin Memorial Park near Lakeside Golf Course. The hunter teams were: Jason and Debbie, KB9UOQ & KK4QXC; Jim and Annie, K9OMA & KA9YYI plus Carole & Al, WB9’s RUS & SSE; and new fox hunters (and also newly minted hams) Jim & Brenda, KD9’s GDY & GDX who, despite participating in the June hunt as tag-alongs and thus rubbing elbows with the foxhunting motley crew, decided none-the-less to join our merry band.
Usual foxhunters Steve and Linda Nardin, W9’s SAN & LAN were not able to participate as they were somewhere up in the Upper Peninsula participating in a Mini-Cooper rally while foxhunters Jim & Kim Machamer, KB9’s DOS & DOT had to sit this one out as their foxhunting van was down (with a sick transmission, I believe).
Charles, KC9MUT, Fred, KC9EZP and Robert, KC9UHU served as the fox for this hunt. They found a place called the Blue Cast Springs Nature Preserve way out on old US 24 at Blue Cast Rd., north of Woodburn near the Indiana-Ohio border.
The Blue Cast Springs area was once the site of the Blue Cast Mineral Springs & Sanitarium, around the turn of the last century, where patrons could “find relief from the ills of rheumatism and stomach and kidney problems by sipping the waters from the natural mineral spring, and taking part in magnetic mud-baths.” The sanitarium is no longer there, but the springs and an ACRES Land Trust nature preserve are.